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Delays Push Back The Imminent Passing of The 2018 Farm Bill | A U.S. Hemp Roundtable Report

Delays Push Back The Imminent Passing of The 2018 Farm Bill | A U.S. Hemp Roundtable Report

"As reported in this space earlier, a deal has been reached on the 2018 Farm Bill that includes the full text of the Hemp Farming Act, providing permanent legalization of hemp and popular hemp products like cannabidiol (CBD). Final passage of the bill was expected to take place this week, before Congress adjourns for the holidays.
 
However, in honor of the nation’s mourning for the late President George H. W. Bush, the House has canceled all votes for this week, while the Senate will not convene until after the Bush funeral today.
 
The next votes in the House are scheduled for Monday morning, December 10, so the Farm Bill is expected to be passed sometime that week.  While you can never predict what will happen on Capitol Hill, the stars look bright for imminent permanent legalization.  Read more here...
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What is the Entourage Effect and Why You Should Know

What is the Entourage Effect and Why You Should Know

An Israeli researcher, Raphael Mechoulam, first identified the entourage effect in 1999 when he isolated cannabis' active compounds, CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). He believed cannabis compounds work best when together. He proved that a single cannabis compound, when put with other compounds, would affect the endocannabinoid system. He coined this effect the entourage effect.
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How Does The FDA's Approval Of Epidiolex Effect CBD & The Industrial Hemp Industry?

How Does The FDA's Approval Of Epidiolex Effect CBD & The Industrial Hemp Industry?

The Following e-mail was sent to us by Kate Strickland, the Chief Operating Officer of the Hoban Law Group...

"As many in the hemp industry have long expected, earlier this week the FDA approved Epidiolex -- which contains cannabidiol (CBD) isolate derived from marijuana -- as a prescription drug for treatment of epileptic conditions, Dravet or Lennox-Gastaut syndromes. 
As we sit here today, this approval has no impact on the law surrounding..."
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