‚CBD oil helps me cope with my anxiety’ – BBC News

Susannah Bell along with other users of cannabidiol, better known as CBD, say it has medicinal benefits and helps her with anxiety, but those who sell it are not allowed to make any medical claims.

CBD is one of the two main compounds found in cannabis, and is available on high streets and online. Sales of the cannabis extract hit £160m in 2019.

As the CBD market is expanding, Politics Live’s Greg Dawson looks at whether the current rules around licencing and production work for the industry.

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Sunsoil USDA Certified Organic CBD – The Daily Beast

Nestled in the picturesque state of Vermont is a CBD company obsessed with creating affordable access to high-quality CBD. Sunsoil is an organic hemp company co-founded by Alejandro Bergad and Jacob Goldstein. Their shared disappointment with current CBD industry practices, coupled with a strong desire to do things differently drove the childhood friends to find a new way of producing high-quality CBD. What they discovered along the way was not only efficient but also cost-effective.

Sunsoil pioneered the lipid infusion process which resulted in high-quality, whole plant CBD products with a few simple ingredients. The traditional way of extracting cannabinoids from hemp plants relies on CO2 or solvents. Instead, Sunsoil uses lipid infusion which relies on organic coconut oil. This process allows Sunsoil to preserve the integrity of the hemp plants with the added benefit of cutting costs. 

The advent of lipid infusion allows Sunsoil to lower the cost barrier and increase access to their range of full spectrum organic CBD products. Their CBD Oil Softgels make incorporating CBD into your daily routine hassle-free and are perfect for on-the-go users. They also make organic unflavored CBD Coconut Oil that can be applied topically or added to your favorite recipe. But the real star is Sunsoil’s Cinnamon CBD Oil Drops that make a great option for CBD newcomers.

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Vaping Detectors to Be Installed at South Plainfield High School – TAPinto.net

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District, in the coming weeks, will be installing vaping detectors at the high school. 

“We realize that vaping is a serious health concern and this is just one more tool to keep our student population safe,” Dr. Noreen Lishak, superintendent of the South Plainfield School District, told TAPinto South Plainfield. 

District officials are currently exploring locations throughout the building to install the detectors, with student restrooms and other areas not currently covered by traditional surveillance cameras being considered. Once installed, the device will notify administrators, via wireless signal to a smartphone and/or computer, if environmental changes occur. 

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According to the South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Student-Parent Handbook, ‘any student in possession and/or use of any tobacco product, e-cigarette, or vaporizer, or other electronic smoking device, or component’ will be subject to ramifications in accordance with the district’s ‘smoking’ policy. 

“Four things will happen and, for the student, none of them they like,” said Robert Diehl, interim principal of SPHS.

In addition to being suspended, a student caught vaping must undergo mandatory drug testing within 24 hours, appear in municipal court, and pay a fine. Subsequently, if a positive drug screening is returned, the student will be subject to disciplinary consequences set forth in the district’s ‘Substance Abuse’ policy. 

“The health and safety of the student body is our paramount priority,” said Juvenile Det. Sgt. Shaun Clifford of the South Plainfield Police Department. “We are here to work hand in hand with the schools and assist the administration in anything they need.”

Clifford added that, while tobacco use is going down, vaping use is going up, especially in the high school age group. As a result, the department currently runs a Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) program at the middle and elementary schools.. “We are getting the education out there on the health risks involved and our goal is that, the more we do, the less it will go on,” he said. 

“We believe that something like this can help us maximize our efforts to keep our students safe and healthy,” said Diehl, noting that administrators in schools with similar devices reported ‘curtailed use.’ “They have found that the number of instances has been reduced.”

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California Wants Mandatory QR Codes For Cannabis Businesses – CBS Sacramento

(CNN) — California is doubling down on plans to use QR Codes in its fight against illicit cannabis sales.

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control on Thursday proposed emergency regulations that would require state-licensed cannabis businesses to display their unique Quick Response Code certificates in their store windows and ensure they have the digital barcodes handy when transporting cannabis.

The proposed regulations come a month after California cannabis regulators launched a campaign in which businesses could voluntarily post a uniquely generated QR Code that, when captured by a smartphone camera, would display information such as the license status, address and location.

In 2019, California’s illicit cannabis market was estimated at $8.7 billion, according to Arcview and BDS Analytics, which track and analyze cannabis industry sales. California’s legal market sales were expected to top $3 billion.

“The proposed regulations will help consumers avoid purchasing cannabis goods from unlicensed businesses by providing a simple way to confirm licensure immediately before entering the premises or receiving a delivery,” Bureau Chief Lori Ajax said in a statement. “These requirements will also assist law enforcement in distinguishing between legal and illegal transportation of cannabis goods.”

The QR Codes are one aspect of a broader statewide effort — which has included raids, seizures, arrests and lawsuits — to crack down on illicit sales.

Members of the public will have five days to comment on the proposed regulations to the Office of Administrative Law and the California Bureau of Cannabis Control.

California launched regulated recreational cannabis sales in 2018, and the state quickly became the nation’s largest legal cannabis market. However, industry members say their businesses have struggled because of regulations that allowed municipalities to limit or restrict cannabis sales coupled with a deeply entrenched illicit market.

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Hemp Growers Say CBD Processor Never Paid For Harvest – Law360

Law360 (January 23, 2020, 9:42 PM EST) — An Oregon hemp growing company accused Colorado CBD processor UCANN in state court of accepting a shipment of more than 5,000 pounds of industrial hemp without paying.

Willamette Valley Hemp Growers LLC filed suit Monday in Oregon’s Yamhill County over a 5,018-pound shipment of industrial hemp it said it believes was delivered in October to UCANN — also known as United Cannabis — in Brighton, Colorado, about 30 miles from UCANN’s headquarters in Golden.

The delivery was made pursuant to a contract the growers are calling the Biomass Agreement. But the growers say UCANN didn’t uphold its end of the agreement….

Cannabis accessories maker KushCo hopes to list on Nasdaq after closing SEC inquiry – MarketWatch

KushCo Holdings Inc. said late Thursday that the Securities and Exchange Commission has decided not to pursue an enforcement action against the company, potentially paving the way for the cannabis-focused vape and package maker to list its stock on the Nasdaq.

The SEC began an inquiry into KushCo KSHB, -4.89%  after the company uncovered accounting errors that led it to restate annual financial statements for 2018 and 2017. The SEC sent a subpoena to KushCo, which cooperated with the regulator’s efforts, the company has said in filings.

KushCo later applied to list on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker KSHB, and executives have said on earnings calls that they believe KushCo would be able to continue the listing process with the Nasdaq once the company had resolved the SEC inquiry. When reached by telephone Thursday, KushCo Chief Executive Nick Kovacevich reiterated that the SEC inquiry was the only thing he thought stood in the way of joining a major exchange.

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“The next step is to gather internally and externally and our belief is that the SEC [matter] is the only gating item, and we’ve said that publicly,” Kovacevich said.

Senior exchanges in the U.S. such as Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange have avoided listing U.S.-based marijuana companies because their operations violate federal laws. Both exchanges have listed cannabis companies that are part of the sector but do not directly handle marijuana products nor their derivatives.

There are at least three cannabis adjacent companies currently listed on the Nasdaq: Akerna Corp. KERN, +9.74%, which makes compliance software, and Greenlane Holdings Inc. GNLN, -0.66%, which is a distributor of weed consumption devices and other accessories. GrowGeneration Corp. GRWG, -6.82%  up-listed to the Nasdaq last year and produces cannabis-farming supplies.

Read: U.S. pot retailer MedMen says it’s trying to use stock to pay its bills

Canadian licensed weed producer Tilray Inc. TLRY, +1.53%  went public on the Nasdaq in 2018 and was the first such company to do so. Tilray does not have marijuana operations in the U.S. Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. IIPR, -2.73%, a real-estate investment trust that primarily buys and leases properties that are used for cannabis cultivation and processing, is listed on the NYSE.

KushCo stock closed down 4.9% during regular trading Thursday.

In its most recent earnings report, KushCo said that its revenue was hurt by the vape crisis, booking a sequential revenue decline to $35 million in the fiscal first quarter from fourth-quarter revenue of $47 million. At the time, the company said it expected that the second half of its fiscal year will be stronger.

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Supply can’t keep up with consumers hungry for edible cannabis – CBC.ca

An assortment of cannabis edibles are now available in some Calgary stores, after the federal government approved the products. (CBC)

Finding edibles in Calgary isn’t a casual, chill affair. The newly launched way to ingest legal cannabis is flying off shelves across the city.

Marijuana edibles became available in some stores across the city  more than a week ago. And for the first time since legalization, stores began to stock shelves with gummies, chocolates, cookies, mints and cannabis teas.

And, of course, it’s sparked some curiosity.

But getting your hands on edible product is easier said than done.

Mylann Doell, manager at Queen of Bud in Sunalta, says if you aren’t one of the first 100 customers to walk through the doors on delivery day (Monday), you’ve missed out.

„They come in on Mondays, we sell out of them on Mondays,” Doell said. „Just like — constantly letting our customers down.”

The other issue she says they face is consistency. If they put in an order one week, they may not be able to stock the same variety of chocolate or gummy the next week. So, if a customer likes a specific product, she says they try to help them find it. But it’s not always on Queen of Bud shelves.

Mylann Doell says Queen of Bud has had a lot of interest in edibles from both old and new customers. (Helen Pike/CBC)

But they are encountering new clientele.

Doell says they are seeing a lot of new faces, along with some seasoned smokers looking to branch out and try something new. 

„Definitely lots of new faces because they’re not comfortable smoking and they wanted to try the edible route,” Doell said. „They find that it’s more fun to eat a candy or even chocolate bar compared to just like taking the oil.”

CBC News called a number of stores across Calgary and heard similar stories. While some still have a limited stock, many are struggling to keep edibles on their shelves consistently. 

Quantity expected to increase

Heather Holmen is an AGLC spokesperson. She says the edible supply issue is similar to what consumers and stores saw when cannabis initially rolled out in stores across Alberta.

„We are expecting quantity and selection to increase, but based on the newness of the industry, there is limited product right now,” Holmen said. „In Alberta, we have more than 400 licensed retail stores. So the AGLC is working hard to ensure that retailers have access to the limited inventory.”

Holmen says it’s hard to say when exactly these details will be ironed out. That’s up to the producers who are manufacturing the product. But more availability is expected to roll out in the coming weeks and months.

CBD oil vs. E-liquid: What’s the Difference? – India West

The usage of CBD became a trend since the science world discovered what it could do to the human system. From just an ugly plant to a therapeutic oil, this wonder compound developed itself into varieties of social remedies. It became an essential product for a lot of rising companies. CBD industries give out chewable gummies, creams, medical tablets, and other related products. With this, CBD brought a touching result to the public’s demand. 

Since a lot of bright companies develop cannabis-related products today, vaping became one of them. This is really an exciting CBD Output to market. Now, what exactly is the difference between the two? Does it differ in the method used? Or the amount of CBD infused? Is there a CBD competition between the two?

There are a lot of questions associated with CBD intake that you can visit this site to find the answer.

Listed below are the main points you should know about the two CBD related products. First, let’s discuss CBD Oil: 

Everything You Should Know About CBD Oil

Well, this not much of a shock that CBD Oil is one of the most popular CBD infused products. CBD’s fame faced a lot of controversies since it was used for activities with certain legalities with authority. But, this fact did not stop developers to boost the product’s stimulating rates. Until today, this wonder oil became an answered prayer to a lot of people, particularly the mass in the US.

CBD or Cannabidiol is an ancient plant and a part of a big family of Cannabinoids. Its extracted substance can be taken to the human system on multiple levels. Product involving this wonder compound usually contains above-ground parts of hemp, which includes a minimal level of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol

Topping this, a mixture of carrier oil and CBD-rich hemp oil became a beneficial factor for body absorption. Commonly, the CBD Oil package comes with a bottle and a handy hand dropper. As part of its therapeutic procedure, its application must be sublingual or under your tongue process. This is for better administrative absorption to your blood vessels. CBD Oil’s effect on a specific system usually takes about 15 minutes or can be half-hour time. Moreover, the lasting taste of this oil can be as five to six hours long. 

Moving on, the amazing benefits of CBD Oil.

CBD meets a lot of health expectations depending on its dosage and modern usage. For starters, it has an extreme level of concentration. This factor plays a central part in the effectiveness of CBD on the body. As an active particulate from the cannabis plant, this can cover issues such as anxiety, migraines, depression, muscles, pain, and more. 

Anxiety is one of the many issues being solved at some point by CBD Oil. The oil with cannabidiol has a calming effect with the right application of dosage. 

Pain/Body Pain, a common thing for people nowadays, can also be handled by CBD Oil. Its substance can act out as muscle relaxants to ease the tense body muscle area. 

With this, cannabidiol oil also makes an intense nuisance better in no time. As a result, pain management and mental issues can all be answered by one drop of CBD oil. Yet again, this just has to be applied with the right timing and dosage.

Let’s proceed to the other side of CBD products, the wonders of vaping.

Wonder Details of CBD E-Juice 

Vaping is more of a version of inhaling the vapor. If it is CBD Vaping, this involves substances like VG or vegetable glycerin, PG, or known as propylene glycol and other ingredients involving nicotine. It works through heat and liquid. This liquefied infused CBD material is called an e-juice or simply E-liquid. Just like stated earlier, upon the process of vaping, the vapor released by the heated liquid must be inhaled. 

Just like the early star of CBD, CBD oil, vaping with cannabidiol, became a trend as well. The result of this vape takes place on the bloodstream. The most instant effect of this product can be felt for 1 to 3 hours. But, this is not considered as you getting high due to its substance. It will result in certain relaxation and can even work on your anxiety. The feeling of inhaling a CBD e-juice feels like inhaling water vapor in a sauna or steam room. The sudden effects may result in throat or chest irritation, particularly if you’re new to vaping. At the same time, you will taste the flavor of your CBD juice. 

Advantages of CBD E-Juice

The main advantage of vaping CBD is it can be an ideal point for health issues that needed instant relief. This includes panic attacks, anxiety, or severe body pain. 

There’s not much of an advantage of CBD E-Juice than CBD Oil. For some people, the fun and convenient factor are the things they considered more preferable. The production of a large amount of clouds of yummy vapor is enjoyable. Also, you can do vaping in discreet places. 

CBD Oil and E-liquid: The Difference

CBD oil and E-liquid differ in one way or another. In some cases, vaping can be better than using CBD oil. CBD vape juices provide instant relief for some conditions like back pain or anxiety. Vaping also provides a more excellent experience. For instance, while CBD tastes like medicine, vaping involves pleasant taste.

On the other hand, CBD oils are more versatile, easier to dose, and holds longer effects in comparison to vaping. When you suffer from sudden conditions, CBD can provide better relief. 

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Consumer Brands Association Gathers Experts to Guide CBD Advocacy – Associations Now

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Cannabidiol, a chemical derived from the cannabis plant, is proliferating as an ingredient in consumer products but is largely unregulated. Amid consumer confusion about the substance, the Consumer Brands Association has formed an expert board to help guide its advocacy work on CBD safety and regulation.

From foods to personal care products, the consumer market features more and more offerings that contain cannabidiol (CBD), a substance derived from the cannabis plant that purportedly has health benefits such as relieving pain and reducing anxiety. But CBD is largely unregulated, and the Consumer Brands Association (CBA) (formerly the Grocery Manufacturers Association) is looking ahead to advocacy work on issues like consumer safety and government oversight of CBD-containing products.

This week, CBA announced the launch of a new expert panel to assist with its advocacy approach. Its new CBD Advisory Board includes former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, political figures including former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, and former regulators who served in the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“Public health and public safety are interconnected. When it comes to CBD, we need to eradicate the Wild West,” Davis said in a news release. “Law enforcement, consumers, and cities all benefit with more intelligence, transparency, and rules of the road to enhance compliance.”

A recent CBA study found that large numbers of American consumers are confused about CBD. More than nine out of 10 respondents either didn’t know if CBD is regulated or incorrectly assumed that it is.

According to a report on the study [PDF], “The danger of this assumption is made more acute when coupled with a belief shared by more than half of Americans that CBD has the potential to intoxicate users and, perhaps worse, the supposition of the majority (66 percent) that CBD products are safe.”

CBA President and CEO Geoff Freeman said the members of the advisory board were chosen to offer a variety of viewpoints that reflect the regulatory landscape.

“The individuals that we have assembled have decades of experience in tackling issues like the one we face today—the smart regulation of CBD,” Freeman said in the news release. “Each of the advisory board members brings a unique perspective that will be crucial in helping inform and guide the [consumer packaged goods] industry’s advocacy approach on this rapidly evolving issue.”