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The Best New CBD Brands of 2019

New CBD brands pop up every day, but which ones have the highest quality products? Check out our top picks for the newest (and best) CBD brands on the market this year.

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Role in Opioid Crisis

On August 26, a judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to the State of Oklahoma for the company’s role in the opioid epidemic, concluding a lawsuit that began in 2017.

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Jones Soda Co. is Diving Into CBD

There's no limit to the products that can be infused with CBD, and Jones Soda Co. has decided to add CBD into some of their sodas due to the trendiness of this cannabis extract.

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Model/Actress Lake Bell and Husband Pitching Luxury Cannabis Products

The husband of model and actress Lake Bell co-founded a luxury line of cannabis products known as Beboe, and they both promote the brand and it's products for general wellness benefits.

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What Factors Affect the Price of Hemp Flower?

The price of hemp can range anywhere from $150 to $1,200 a pound. Find out what determines the price of hemp, what you're paying for, and how local hemp farmers can increase their profits.

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Navy Warns Sailors and Marines Against CBD Use

The Navy released a statement August 7 clarifying its policy with regard to the use of hemp-based products. This came as a response to the federal legalization of hemp in December.

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3 Celebrity CBD and Hemp Brands You’ll Love

These three celebrities are all launching CBD brands within the next couple of years. In the industries of fashion, food, health, and beauty, they are paving the way to CBD being sold in every state.

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New Gallup Survey Finds 14% of Americans Use CBD

A Gallup Poll released on August 7 found that most Americans use CBD for therapeutic benefits like relief from pain, anxiety, and insomnia.

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FDA Cracks Down On CBD Sales: What This Means For Your Favorite Brands

In the news the FDA is taking a stand against over-the-counter CBD sales, which could mean a significant change in the CBD industry and its practices.

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Hemp Divides Republicans at Local Level

Following the federal legalization of hemp in December, states began deliberating on their own hemp legislation. But local officials are divided over what stance to take on the issue.

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Joe Rogan’s Take on Supplements, Total Human Optimization, and CBD

Joe Rogan is a popular podcaster and fitness enthusiast. He has advocated for the benefits of CBD. Here we take a look at some of his thoughts on CBD, hemp derivatives, and how they benefit the body.

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Is North Carolina’s Push to Ban Hemp a Ploy to Increase Civil Forfeiture Funding?

If law enforcement could reasonably argue that the cured and dried flower material is intended to be "smokeable hemp,” farmers could be forced to defend their intended use of hemp in court to avoid criminal charges and recover wrongfully seized assets.

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North Carolina Moves Backward on Hemp

The NC House is considering a law to ban hemp flower, classifying smokable hemp as marijuana. The effort will hurt farmers and legal CBD industry.

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What is HempWorx? The Network Marketed CBD Oil

Have you heard of HempWorx? Learn about the legitimacy of this brand and how it uses multi-level marketing to sell CBD oil via independent distributors.

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Anti-Pot Lawmakers Now Singing a Different Tune

Many lawmakers have historically been opposed to marijuana legalization. But some are now touting hemp and CBD. So, why the change in opinion? Here's what you need to know.

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Can People with Previous Convictions Work in Legal Cannabis?

The CBD boom has brought with it increased efforts to legalize cannabis. But what about decriminalization? For those with previous convictions, this is perhaps more important.

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Science of CBD Continues to Take Shape

More studies on the effects of Epidiolex, the only FDA-approved CBD drug, are being conducted. Learn more about what this research means for people who use CBD as a wellness supplement.

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How does the future of CBD look after the FDA hearing?

Learn more about the first-ever hearing regarding the use of CBD, as the FDA aims to better understand these products before deciding how to regulate them in the future.

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The High Profile Hemp Arrests of 2019

Hemp may be legal. But still people are getting arrested for possessing hemp and CBD in 2019. Here's a round-up of notable arrests.

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Notes on FDA Public Hearing, Part 2

More notes from the FDA hearing on CBD, including some key presentation slides.

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Notes on FDA Public Hearing, Morning Session

Notes and highlights from the May 31 FDA hearing on hemp and hemp-derived CBD.

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NC SBI Says Ban Hemp Flower

Law enforcement officers can't tell hemp from marijuana, so the SBI has proposed sweeping changes to NC hemp laws.

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Are sleeping pills safe?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now requiring the prescription sleep medicines Lunesta and Ambien carry a box warning. Read why here.

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How Curaleaf is Changing the CBD Market

CVS Pharmacy is set to unveil Curaleaf Hemp CBD topicals on select stores shelves. Find out where you can find these products, and what this means for the future of CBD.

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CBD in Canada—What’s Legal and What Isn’t

Cannabis may be legal in Canada, but how does this affect CBD products? Find out more about the differences between CBD in the U.S. and Canada, and what is or isn’t legal.

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Statement from JustCBD Regarding Remedy Review Testing

Remedy Review found JustCBD's 500mg tincture was mislabeled. Here is a statement from JustCBD.

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Statement from ProVerde Labs on Testing Completed with Remedy Review

Remedy Review became the first CBD review site to use third-party testing to protect consumers. Hear from the lab where this round of tests were conducted.

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Joy Organics Letter to Customers Regarding Remedy Review Testing

Joy Organics sent a letter to customer regarding a failed test for the pesticide Imazalil. Read that letter here.

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What to Expect for CBD in 2019

Hemp is legal and CBD is expected to grow even more in popularity. Discover the challenges that cannabidiol may face in the new year, and what changes CBD might see in 2019.

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Hemp Prohibition Ends

President Trump has signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or Farm Bill, into law.

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5 Tips to Navigate the Holiday Shopping Season Like a Pro

Black Friday shopping can add unwanted stress to your holiday vacation. Find out how you can avoid the anxiety while still getting everything on your shopping list.

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Best Black Friday Bargains of 2018

Black Friday means big savings. But bargains aren't limited to your local department store. Check out our best (hemp-based) Black Friday buys.

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A Conversation with CBDfx About Veteran Support (and Other CBD Assistance Programs)

Did you know that some CBD brands offer discounts for military, low income and disabled customers? Learn which companies offer assistance programs and where to buy.

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Be Careful Buying Hemp Products on Amazon

Have you ever tried to buy CBD oil from Amazon? Turns out, the site doesn’t sell CBD oil. Learn what products are on Amazon, and why the e-commerce giant does not allow CBD.

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Epidiolex Reclassified as Schedule 5

DEA reschedules the first FDA-approved CBD medication as a Schedule 5 drug.

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