Category Archives: cannabis news

Don’t Sell Commodities

Commodity vs. Product. What does each one mean & what’s the difference? Although often confused and sometimes used interchangeably, especially in the CBD space, the terms commodity and product are very, very different. A commodity is a raw material used to manufacture a finished good – think of CBD itself as the commodity. A product, […]

Kushy Punch Caught Making Illegal Cannabis Products

California state officials confiscated these Kushy Punch vape cartridges in their investigation of the company’s unlicensed Canoga Park facility. (Courtesy of CA Dept. of Consumer Affairs)California has a troubling new wrinkle in the vaping story rocking the nation. Acting on a tip, state officials raided a warehouse in Canoga Park and discovered an illegal manufacturing […]

Open a Dispensary in Guam – Guam Cannabis Consultants

SUMMARY OF MARIJUANA LAWS In 2014 the US island territory of Guam passed Proposal 14A, a medical marijuana law referred by the legislature to voters. The law, known as the “Joaquin (KC) Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act”, allows qualifying patients to cultivate and possess a three-month supply of cannabis. In 2016 and 2018, additional […]

What Does the Future of the CBD Industry Look Like?

Following the passage of the Farm Bill and its legalization of hemp cultivation, the market for CBD products in the United States is growing at a breakneck pace. The huge expansion that the industry has seen in recent months, though, can make it easy to forget that the Farm Bill wasn’t the end of the […]

FDA Warns CBD Companies: Stop Making Health Claims

America’s booming CBD market received a cold splash of reality this week when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter to Curaleaf, a major US cannabis and CBD brand, warning that some of its product marketing violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Reaction from vendors and investors was swift and harsh. Within 24 hours […]

More Farmers are Switching to Hemp as the CBD Industry Blooms

Pot’s cousin won’t get you high but is rich in highly sought-after cannabidiol. Mention legal cannabis, and many people think of the weed stores that have sprung up in Boston, Denver, Seattle, and other major U.S. cities. Inside, infused brownies and vape pens are sold next to branded joints and neatly packaged bags of marijuana presented […]

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