Did you know that the future of hemp- and cannabidiol (CBD)-based products could be in jeopardy?
In July 2020, the European Commission issued a surprising preliminary conclusion that CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid regularly used in food, wellness supplements, and skincare products, should be considered a narcotic drug under the United Nations Single Convention.
Key Differences Between Hemp CBD and Marijuana. Are hemp products and marijuana one and the same? In this post, we’ll discuss the difference between hemp and marijuana, including how the two plants differ in THC levels, how they are grown, legality, and more.
The popularity of food supplements containing cannabidiol (CBD) has risen in recent years, which prompted the EU’s Committee for Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF) to revisit the permitted consumption of hemp products in the Novel Foods (NF) catalogue.
According to the European Cannabis Report by Prohibition Partners, the world’s leading provider of cannabis market insights, Europe has the potential to be the largest cannabis market in the world, with an estimated value of €123bn.
Our Endogenous Cannabinoid System or endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates a balance of ‘homeostasis’ within us, including functions such as mood, sleep, appetite, digestion, metabolism and hormone regulation. It was discovered in the mid-1980s by Dr David Allen
Industrial hemp was once a dominant crop on the American landscape. This hardy and renewable resource (one of the earliest domesticated plants, dating back to the Neolothic Age in China) was refined for various industrial applications, including paper, textiles and cordage.
Bulgaria First EU Country To Authorise The Sale Of CBD
Posted on June 22, 2020
The demand for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD, has increased exponentially in recent years due to a large onslaught of published studies and media coverage reporting on the benefits of this non-intoxicating compound.
Advantages Of Hemp Clothing For You And The Environment
Posted on June 20, 2020
For centuries hemp has served as a source of fibre. Up until the wake of the 20th century the potential of the Cannabis Sativa species as a fibrous crop had been so prevalent, that even today the terms “fibrous hemp”, “industrial hemp” and “hemp” as such are being used interchangeably.
Recent Study On CBD Products In The UK Finds Exceeded THC Levels, Other Problems
Posted on June 20, 2020
According to a recent study conducted by PhytoVista and commissioned by UK’s Centre for Medical Cannabis (CMC), the THC levels were exceeded in almost half of 30 CBD products currently being sold in the UK.
On 15 July, The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) issued a call to its members as to help defend its position: that CBD and extracts from hemp leaves and flowers should not fall under EU ‘Novel Food’ regime.