The U.S Department of Navy has reiterated directions that sailors and marines are not permitted to use hemp-derived cannabinoid formulations – and to do so could have serious consequences. Section 12619 of Farm Bill 2018 removed hemp-derived products from Schedule I status under the Controlled Substances Act, but some say cannabidiol’s (CBD’s) status still remains…
New York’s Cornell University will soon be an important hub for genetic analysis and research related to industrial hemp. A seed bank is a facility where seeds of a plant species are put into long-term storage for the purposes of preserving genetic diversity and strains that have particular attributes; such as drought resistance or pest…
Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Advisory Board has reportedly approved chronic pain as an additional qualifying condition for the state’s medical cannabidiol program. Well, sort of additional. As the program’s name suggests, Iowa’s focuses on medicines containing cannabidiol (CBD), with THC levels restricted to no more than 3%. Medicines can be administered in oral, topical, nebulized, suppository…
Australian Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced last week the Federal Government will prioritise medical cannabis projects granted Major Project Status. So, what does this mean? According to Minister Hunt, projects with this status will be given priority for medicinal cannabis licences through the Office of Drug Control (ODC) from the beginning of September. However,…
Hemp industry participants in the U.S. state of New Mexico now have some regulatory clarity after the state’s Environment Department put temporary rules into effect. The rules cover the extraction, manufacturing, processing storage and transportation of hemp and products derived from the crop. “This temporary rule, to be in place no more than 180 days,…
Australia’s CannPal Animal Therapeutics Limited (ASX:CP1) has announced it has commenced its Phase 2A pilot dose determination study for its canine osteoarthritis treatment, CPAT-01, and is looking for dogs to participate. CannPal hopes CPAT-01 will prove to be an effective alternative to Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory (NSAID) drugs. Arthritis in dogs is very common, with an estimated…
Ohio is a step closer towards a new hemp industry after Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 57 into law, opening the way for the state’s farmers to start growing the crop next year. Senate Bill 57 decriminalizes hemp, makes it a legal crop for Ohio farmers to cultivate/process and allows for the creation of…
Early this month, Australia’s Office of Drug Control updated guidelines for importing hemp products – what requires special permission and what doesn’t. Changes to Australia’s Food Standard in late 2017 saw certain hemp seed products being permitted for human consumption – and this triggered a spike in interest in hemp foods. Like anything, not all hemp…
Australia’s Cann Group (ASX:CAN) says it now holds all medical cannabis cultivation, production and manufacturing licences necessary under the country’s Narcotics Drugs Act Last week the company announced the Federal Department of Health’s Office of Drug Control (ODC) had approved manufacturing licences for Cann Group’s existing Northern and Southern medicinal cannabis facilities in Melbourne. The…
The first seeds of Southern University’s future medical cannabis crop have been planted, while Louisiana State University’s product is approaching prime time. Louisiana State University and Southern University are the only institutions in the state permitted to grow medical cannabis. Both have teamed up with commercial partners in their cannabis ventures; GB Sciences in the…