Letters: Alcohol Facts Week
Each year the National Institute on Drug Abuse sponsors and dedicates a week to observe National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. This year March 21-27 gave the public a chance to collaborate with scientists and doctors from around the nation to help tear down social stigmas and the myths that surround substance abuse and mental health.myrgv.com
Spider monkeys found in duffle at Texas border
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionOn Dec. 30, a 20-year-old female U.S. citizen driver arrived at the Progreso International Bridge in Progreso, Texas and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer referred her for further inspection, according to a CBD press release. Upon said further inspection, Office of Field Operations officers and agricultural specialists at the bridge discovered four undeclared spider monkeys concealed in a duffle bag.lmtonline.com
Texas says cannabis extract, delta-8, is illegal, sending retailers scrambling
Three years after federal legislation removed the marijuana extract known as delta-8 THC from the nation's list of controlled substances, Texas health officials have put it on its own list of illegal drugs, sending a shockwave through the growing CBD retail industry across the state and making the substance, essentially, illegal.myrgv.com
High profile: Cannabis chemical delta-8 gains fans, scrutiny
A chemical cousin of pot’s main intoxicating ingredient has rocketed to popularity over the last year, and the cannabis industry and state governments are scrambling to reckon with it amid debate over whether it’s legal. The chemical, called delta-8 THC, is billed as producing a milder high than the better known delta-9 THC, and delta-8 is often marketed as being legal even where marijuana is not. Delta-8′s rise is “a phenomenon that has taken the industry quite by storm,” says John Kagia of cannabis industry analysis firm New Frontier Data, and it offers “fascinating insight into some of the growth and growing pains.”news.yahoo.com
Lucky Strike-maker British American Tobacco is looking carefully at the cannabis trend
CBD is an active ingredient in cannabis that is derived from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. LONDON — British American Tobacco is looking at selling cannabis products as it seeks to find new sources of revenue beyond cigarettes and vaping. Wheaton's comments come shortly after two cannabis companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, but BAT remains cautious. British American Tobacco shares fell 5.7% on Wednesday morning despite the world's second-largest tobacco company beating profit estimates before the bell. He added that the pandemic has allowed BAT to "more radically shake up" the way it does business and transform from a "tobacco company to a company which is more about technology."cnbc.com
Marijuana ads are here and largely unregulated, as the industry acts to set own guidelines
Expect to see more ads, as the industry has more money to play with during the upcoming holiday season. To introduce its new Sunnyside dispensaries, Cresco launched an “Ask us anything” ad campaign answering basic consumer questions like, what is CBD, or how many edibles should one consume?chicagotribune.com
Clint Eastwood sues CBD sellers over use of his name, image
LOS ANGELES Clint Eastwood sued several companies that sell CBD supplements on Wednesday, alleging that they are falsely using his name and image to push products he would never agree to endorse. The suit says phony news articles on Eastwood and his supposed championing and selling of CBD have been spread via email and social media. The headline on one such story reads: Big Pharma In Outrage Over Clint Eastwoods CBD ... He Fires Back With This!Another headline says, Breaking News: Clint Eastwood Exposes Shocking Secret Today." The story includes links to purchase what it claims are Eastwood's CBD products and quotes from a fabricated interview where Eastwood says he has moved on from the film business.
Best Of Houston 2020: Best CBD Shop
Best CBD Shop: Vapor-LotVapor-Lot has been selling CBD products for three and a half years and has amassed a collection that far outreaches the wildly popular oil that can do just about everything except file your tax return. Gummy worms, gummy bears, sugar-free, all shapes and sizes and each offered in different strengths. CBD facial masks, cleansers, and lotions take spa day to a whole new level. Looks like CBD products are here to stay, and in Houston, Vapor-Lot is the best place to shop them. 3816 South Shepherd, Houston832-606-8273vapor-lot.comReaders' Choice: Elevated Wellness CBD5716 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston832-742-5660415 Westheimer, Houston,832-6070895elevated wellnesstx.comhoustonpress.com
FDA warns about lack of research, possible risks of CBD
CBD products flooded the market this year after Congress legalized hemp last December. Abernethy leads a working group at the FDA tasked with crafting regulations to bring legal CBD products to market. However, it's currently illegal for companies to sell CBD-infused food and beverages across state lines and to market any CBD products with health claims the FDA has not evaluated. The FDA said it "has seen only limited data about CBD safety and these data point to real risks that need to be considered before taking CBD for any reason." The agency lays out possible risks of using CBD, such as liver injury, drug interactions and possibly even negative effects on male reproductive health. "cnbc.com
Pot or not? Hemp confusion grows, as seizure and arrest in New York show
But the Vermont farm that grew the plants and the Brooklyn CBD shop that ordered them insisted theyre actually industrial hemp, and perfectly legal. But the Vermont shop that grew the plants and the shop that ordered them contend that they are industrial hemp, and perfectly legal. Since the U.S. government removed industrial hemp last year from the list of illegal drugs, a number of similar cases have cropped up across the country. At least two other truckers and two security guards involved in transporting what they said was industrial hemp have been arrested and charged with felony drug trafficking. The companys service guide lists hemp plants, leaves, oil and CBD derived from hemp among its prohibited items.latimes.com
Elevated Wellness CBD opens Sugar Land location
Elevated Wellness CBD opened a new location in Sugar Land at 19916 Southwest Freeway on Oct. 22. The store sells a variety of cannabidiol products including balms, oils and sprays. Elevated Wellness also carries CBD oil products for pets. The business has three other locations in the Greater Houston area. 832-451-6154. www.elevatedwellnesstx.comcommunityimpact.com
Absolute Vapor rebrands as Infinite Hemp Co. on FM 1960
After five years in business at 11560 FM 1960, Ste. 300, Houston, the Absolute Vapor vape shop rebranded as Infinite Hemp Co. in early September. Owner Judi DeHaan said the shop has been offering CBD products for about two years and is now making the full transition to become a CBD lifestyle store. Infinite Hemp Co. sells a range of CBD topicals and lifestyle items including soaps and bath bombs. 832-688-9153. www.facebook.com/infinitehempcocommunityimpact.com
Why CBD is like the wild west: Montgomery County DA
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- Recent laws passed this year by the state legislature helped the cannabidiol, or CBD, market to quickly expand in the Conroe and Montgomery areas, with at least seven CBD stores opening in the last seven months. However, Montgomery County officials said they plan to continue prosecuting marijuana-related cases, which could affect some CBD consumers.Local business owner Tammy Didier said she sells CBD products at her store Arolistic Naturals, which opened in Conroe on May 10. "We want to educate the community on CBD, the benefits of it and the effects of it," Didier said. The CBD customers buy from her shop is from the hemp plant, which is high in CBD and low in tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive element in marijuana known as THC.Dr. "Right now, it's kind of like the wild, wild west when it comes to CBD oil.abc13.com
CBD market expands in Montgomery County despite lack of regulations
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- Recent laws passed this year by the state legislature helped the cannabidiol, or CBD, market to quickly expand in the Conroe and Montgomery areas, with at least seven CBD stores opening in the last seven months. However, Montgomery County officials said they plan to continue prosecuting marijuana-related cases, which could affect some CBD consumers.Local business owner Tammy Didier said she sells CBD products at her store Arolistic Naturals, which opened in Conroe on May 10. "We want to educate the community on CBD, the benefits of it and the effects of it," Didier said. The CBD customers buy from her shop is from the hemp plant, which is high in CBD and low in tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive element in marijuana known as THC.Dr. "Although new legislation creates a gray area, Didier said regulation and laws also mark a step forward for CBD shop owners.abc13.com
County takes hard line with recent state cannabis laws, CBD market grows despite lack of regulations
However, Montgomery County officials said they plan to continue prosecuting marijuana-related cases, which could affect some CBD consumers. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has yet to set up regulations on the standards and practices surrounding CBD. Ligon spoke to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court about HB 1325 on July 9. On July 9, Ligon received funding from the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to hire labs to determine the THC percentage. I fully support Montgomery County DA Brett Ligon in continuing to prosecute marijuana cases, Metcalf said.communityimpact.com
After failing drug test, woman warns others about some CBD products
Use caution when using CBD products and ask questions about what they contain. PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon woman has a warning for anyone taking CBD products, especially if they're looking for work. CBD products are only supposed to have trace amounts of THC and not get someone high. The final step was a urine drug test. "They just have to treat all the employees that test positive the same."
Montrose bar to serve CBD-infused cocktail. Guests can now 'chill out'
HOUSTON - The Montrose bar is the first in Houston to serve the first CBD cocktail, according to Eater Houston. Present Company will now be serving its first-ever cocktail infused with CBD, where guests can now "chill out." The citrus and refreshing drink contain pineapple rum, kiwi syrup, lime juice, Blue Caraco, lemon-flavored CBD, Eucalyptus tincture and Topo Chico. Introducing the 1st ever addition to our cocktail menu. Under The SeaBD: Pineapple Rum, Kiwi Syrup, Lime Juice,... Posted by Present Company on Tuesday, 27 August 2019Eater Houston was the first to report.
Former Patriot TE Gronkowski hawking CBD oil
Rob Gronkowski announced he is becoming an advocate for CBD and will partner with Abacus Health Products, maker of CBDMEDIC Topical Pain Products, on Aug. 27, 2019, in New York City. Rob Gronkowski, it appears, will remain retired from pro football after announcing Tuesday that he is partnering with a Canadian cannabidiol company to promote CBD products as athletic supplements. "I'm advocating for CBD to be acceptable for all players for recovery," the three-time Super Bowl champion said, adding in true Gronk fashion, "You can just call me Mr. Recovery. Unlike THC, however, pure CBD oil does not produce the euphoric "high" in its users. The National Hockey League tests players for marijuana use, but doesn't punish them for failed tests.
CBD Beauty Products: Experts Weigh in on What You Need to Know
"When it comes to beauty products, brands are likely using CBD from the hemp plant, as it is now federally legal under the Farm Bill," adds Gorst. Some recent studies have shown CBD products can be effective at treating eczema and psoriasis." Casey Georgeson, founder and CEO of luxe CBD beauty line Saint Jane, emphasizes the importance of testing and transparency. "A quality CBD beauty product will likely also contain added ingredients such as essential oils to make a more robust and high-quality final product. Shop CBD products, curated by the experts and ET Style:As mentioned, these products contain substances that are legal in some places but not in others.
Canadian pot company Cronos gets foothold in US by buying popular CBD beauty brand Lord Jones
Canadian pot company Cronos said Friday it is buying access to the CBD market in the U.S. by acquiring Redwood Holding Group, the firm behind popular CBD beauty brand Lord Jones, for $300 million. Redwood operates mainly through its Lord Jones brand, which sells CBD-infused lotions, gummies, bath salts and oils. Lord Jones was the first CBD brand to land a spot in beauty retailer Sephora. The deal gives Cronos a foothold in the fast-growing U.S. CBD market, where consumers are clamoring for beauty products, foods and oils containing the cannabis compound. Congress legalized hemp-derived CBD late last year, making retailers more comfortable with stocking the products.cnbc.com
What to know about hemp processing facility planned for east Houston
HOUSTON - A hemp processing facility is being planned for the vacant campus of the former Maxwell House coffee plant in east Houston, according to the city. Elemental Processing, a Lexington, Kentucky-based company that produces CBD oil and related products, will use the 1.2 million-square-foot facility that sits on 18 acres at 3900 Harrisburg Blvd. Turner claimed the economic impact of the processing facility at capacity could be as much as $947 million, with more than 4,000 permanent jobs. KPRC 2 has reached out to the CEO of Elemental Processing for comment. 2014: Maximus Coffee is rebranded to Atlantic Coffee Solutions, one of the world's largest coffee processors for some of North America's largest coffee companies, including Starbucks, Folgers, Maxwell House and Nestle.
Curaleaf scrubs CBD health claims from its pages in response to FDA warning
Curaleaf said Friday it has scrubbed its website and social media accounts of health claims about its CBD products in response to a warning from the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA told the cannabis company earlier this week that it was "illegally selling" CBD products with "unsubstantiated claims" that the products treat cancer, Alzheimer's disease, opioid withdrawal, pain and pet anxiety. Curaleaf said upon receiving the agency's letter, the company "immediately began an extensive review of its website and social media platforms to remove all statements that FDA identified as non-compliant." The company said it removed its Curaleaf Hemp blog and third-party links in it, along with pulling statements and social media posts the FDA flagged. Consumer products containing CBD are not federally regulated, and the FDA has vowed to crack down on companies making "egregious" health claims.cnbc.com
American Eagle exec says there shouldn't be an age restriction on CBD, as the retailer prepares to add hemp products
An executive for American Eagle told CNBC on Tuesday the company doesn't think there should be an age restriction on CBD use. American Eagle and cannabis company Green Growth Brands announced a partnership earlier this month to put CBD products on the retailer's shelves. Congress legalized CBD derived from hemp last December, but it is unclear exactly how CBD products will be regulated. Other retailers that have added CBD products include Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid. Shares of American Eagle are down more than 8% so far this year.cnbc.com
CBD oil shop Imperial Wellness opens in Baybrook Mall
CBD oil shop Imperial Wellness opened in May after owners signed year-long contracts to operate kiosks at three malls, including Baybrook Mall, 500 Baybrook Mall Drive, Friendswood. CBD oil is a byproduct of hemp that offers medical benefits without the psychoactive effects of THC and marijuana. Imperial Wellness is a seed-to-sale company with over 500 acres of hemp grown in Oregon. The businesss products are all completely organic and free of THC. 832-451-7662. www.imperialwellnesscbd.comcommunityimpact.com
New Texas hemp and CBD law could snuff out marijuana prosecutions
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Texas expects to make millions off the CBD oil boom.To make it legal, the legislature passed and Gov. Greg Abbott signed a new law creating a THC limit to tell the difference between legal hemp and illegal marijuana.Apparently the legislature didn't realize crime labs in Texas can't test THC concentrations. The bill came out of the state House's Agriculture Committee and devotes most of its effort to rules for hemp farmers -- not police officers and prosecutors.Already, hundreds of marijuana cases were dismissed in Fort Worth. Last year, statewide figures show Texas district attorneys prosecuted more than 69,743 misdemeanor marijuana possession cases. "As scientists tried to comply with the new law, the Houston lab stopped testing marijuana for a week in June.abc13.com
Abercrombie & Fitch will sell Green Growth Brands' CBD products in more than 160 stores
Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is expanding its CBD business with Green Growth Brands. The retailer plans to sell the cannabis company's CDB-infused body-care products, including lip balms and sugar scrubs, in more than 160 of its 250-plus stores. "Abercrombie & Fitch understands how to connect with their target-customer ... across the globe," said Green Growth Brands CEO Peter Horvath. Amid the regulatory murkiness around these products, more retailers feel comfortable stocking skin-care and beauty products. Still, some people including regulators worry about possible unintended consequences of marketing cannabis products to minors.cnbc.com