CBD Companies Failing On Compliance, Disclosure And Product Safety, New Report Finds

Info from LegitScript shows significant gaps in product claims, financials and website practices from some companies. November 7, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on Benzinga Consumer interest in CBD products is on a rapid rise, as many turn to relatively new hemp products with little-to-no THC (a psychotropic compound found in cannabis) seeking to address everything from skin care issues to anxiety, medical ailments and even pet health. Despite growing demand, the CBD industry operates with limited regulation and a lack of meaningful standards and oversight. In fact, a study released by Portland-based LegitScript shows significant gaps in product claims and the presence of dangerous substances in some products. The study highlights problematic business processes, including website noncompliance and troubling financial practices. RELATED: What You Should Know About Regulations For CBD Product Labeling Key findings include: Potency gaps: More than half of products tested contained significantly less CBD than stated in […]

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The 12 Weirdest CBD Products

November 1, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If it seems like CBD is everywhere you look, it is because it is. With entrepreneurs looking to get in early on the popular trend, CBD has become all the rage in a still unknown industry, allowing businesses to experiment with a variety of different topicals, edibles and other products that promise well-being for consumers. But not every CBD product is created equal. For every 10mg CBD gummy out there, there is a CBD snack like smoothies or potato chips, or, even wilder, toothpicks and toilet paper. Like a growing infant, CBD is still young and curious. And because there are still so many things to figure out about CBD products and the future of the industry, brands will seemingly produce nearly anything that they think consumers want and need — and we found 12 of the wildest […]

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Is CBD Oil Addictive?

More consumers are using CBD for health reasons, so it’s only natural to wonder what effects these products might bring. Read_More Related posts: the iPhone Is Too Addictive Why How-to Content Continues to Grow How to Get Affiliates and JVs to Promote for You with Matt McWilliams SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) Is Creating Online Tools Better Than Writing Content? 5 Automated Email Marketing Messages All Ecommerce Businesses Should Use Apple Will Let All Users Download Their Collected Personal Data

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How Can CBD Oil Help With Pain Relief?

As more people use CBD for health issues, here’s some information to determine if CBD oil is right for you. October 21, 2019 7 min read This story originally appeared on Weedmaps Pain affects more Americans than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined, according to one scholarly survey published in the Journal of Pain by Elsevier, about one-third of people who report pain experience their pain as disabling, severely impacting their daily lives. For those living with chronic or acute pain, finding a safe, effective method of managing pain represents a critical concern. Commonly used painkillers include acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and opioids. However, many of these medications carry side effects or lead to dependency stemming from long-term use. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is currently gaining traction as an alternative form of pain relief. It is thought that CBD works to alleviate pain by reducing inflammation in the body. The Benefits Of CBD Oil For Pain […]

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These CBD Products Make It Easy To Find the Right One for You

Treat everything from restless nights to joint pain with CBD. October 10, 2019 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. The CBD industry is booming as more and more states legalize products and companies emerge to meet an enormous demand. CBD products have been said to help alleviate anxiety, improve sleep, provide pain relief, and a myriad of other benefits. However, there are plenty of poor-quality products out there so you need to be informed about what you are buying and seek out superior brands.  Common Ground formulates their CBD supplements with full-spectrum hemp extracts that are farmed, extracted, formulated, and packed exclusively in Colorado in proprietary, small-batch formulations which means they are dedicated to quality and […]

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Mitch McConnell Urges FDA To Ease CBD Regulations ‘Within 120 Days’

The Kentucky Senator drafted a proposal that would clear a path for the lawful marketing of hemp-derived CBD products. September 18, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell (R), a chief proponent of a hemp legalization provision in the 2018 Farm Bill, has put the pressure on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite the path for lawful marketing of hemp-derived CBD products. It’s the latest push by the Senator to get CBD products more funding to educate consumers and to utilize the benefits in food items or dietary supplements. Prior to today’s movement from McConnell, the FDA has said that allowing CBD to be sold as food items or dietary supplements would require it to develop alternative regulations that could take years to complete if no congressional action was used.  McConnell’s plan is to insert language into a congressional spending report that is asking the […]

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What You Should Know About Regulations For CBD Product Labeling

There are lots of key words on those labels, so here are the most important ones to know about. September 16, 2019 8 min read Brought to you by Weedmaps Looking through an assortment of cannabidiol (CBD) products, you might notice certain parts of the label that jump out at you, such as a lively green hemp leaf or the word “organic,” enticing you to give this intriguing product a try. A closer look at that label, however, might raise potential red flags about the quality or accuracy of that CBD product. In other words, it’s important for consumers to understand how product labeling is regulated when it comes to CBD oil and CBD-infused products.  Even hemp-derived CBD products, which contain little to no THC, were federally illegal until the 2018 Farm Bill passed, legalizing industrial hemp production in the U.S., beginning Jan. 1, 2019. In what seemed like moments, hemp-derived CBD-infused products sprang to life and became […]

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CPG Lessons For The CBD Industry

Understanding your consumer goes a long way in identifying your business strategy. September 12, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As a marketer, do you look at today’s wildly popular CBD industry and think about soap, soda or cereal? If not, maybe you should, because it can give an indication of how to truly reach your customers. Today’s CBD market is incredibly robust and loaded with competition. Brightfield Group reports 2018 revenues coming in at $620 million, with 2019 sales growth expected to increase 706% in 2019 to $5 billion. Clearly, CBD is this decade’s biggest breakthrough in consumer products. But this unregulated market is already riddled with questionable execution by many of the players rushing in to put new products on the shelves as quickly as possible. Undoubtedly, as the market matures and competition increases, many of today’s CBD operators will find that simply […]

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The Lowdown on CBD

Here’s a quick download on the fastest-growing sector of the cannabis industry. Read_More Related posts: Chalene Johnson and the Lowdown on Lifers Why How-to Content Continues to Grow SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) How to Be Invisible Online — Without Going Off the Grid (Infographic) Move Over AOL: The Ten Best Premium E-Mail Services Today 3 Steps to Get Your Website On Google Faster Is Creating Online Tools Better Than Writing Content?

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New Report: CBD Consumers Don’t Inhale

A report from Headset predicts CBD will eventually take up the majority of non-inhalable products. August 8, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Three little letters have landed a spot in the everyday lives of millions of people: CBD.  The popularity of the cannabis compound is at an all-time high, with no signs of hitting a plateau. A Google Trends graph of searches for “CBD” shows a massive increase in interest over the last two years. The most significant spike lines up neatly with the increasing availability of hemp-derived CBD. The mainstream wellness community has also accepted CBD into that circle over the past two years. Major chains such as Walgreens and CVS are beginning to carry CBD products. And the scientific community is also starting to take an interest. One study concluded CBD is an effective treatment for IBSS. Another showed that CBD […]

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Why the cbdMD and MMA Deal Matters

As long as cbdMD’s products live up to its marketing claims and it targets the right MMA audience, everyone wins and on a massive scale July 29, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Recently cbdMD announced a branding partnership with Bellator Events, which broadcasts mixed martial arts (MMA) fights via the Paramount and DAZN networks to over one billion MMA fans in over 160 countries. According to cbdMD, the agreement gives the company branding rights inside the Bellator fight cage. The potential impact for cbdMD and the cannabis industry is huge, especially since cbdMD promises to sell, “the absolute purest CBD available”. Their ability to back up that claim really matters right now because consumers are still trying to figure out if CBD actually works. Related: FDA Begins Evaluating Cannabis Scientifically If cbdMD’s product lives up to the company’s purity claims, and if it’s marketing team […]

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Make Your Mornings Better With This CBD-Infused Coffee

Enjoy the benefits of cannabidiol through your morning cuppa Joe. July 18, 2019 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. CBD has quickly grown into a multi-million dollar industry, all thanks to anecdotal (and even scientific) evidence that the cannabis compound can help alleviate anxiety and depression, relieve pain, reduce acne, and treat a slew of other health issues. Now industries have been cashing in on the trend and have begun selling CBD-infused products from cosmetics, gummies, tea, soda — and now, coffee. Thanks to the Buddha Beans CBD-Infused Whole Coffee Beans, you can now enjoy the benefits of cannabidiol through your morning cuppa Joe. The bag is filled to the brim with beans injected with 100 […]

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Microdosing Is How You Learn How Much CBD You Should You Be Taking

Tinctures are ideal for administering a precise dose. July 4, 2019 5 min read Brought to you by A to Z CBD If you suffer insomnia, feel anxious, have chronic pain or have been diagnosed with any of a host of other ailments, you may have heard that “CBD is good for that.” You did some research and bought a CBD product, but how do you know exactly what dogse you should use?  Cannabidiol (CBD) is an extract from hemp flowers that is taking the health and beauty world by storm. Preliminary research suggests that because of its antiinflammatory and neuroprotective effects it may support those suffering from addictions, Alzheimers, concussion, fibromyalgia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders and many other conditions. But this potentially useful supplement does not come with one-size-fits-all dosing recommendations. In fact, you will have to use a little trial and error to find your right dose. […]

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Elvis Presley Hound Dog Pet Wellness Products

The King of Rock ‘n Roll was famously disinterested in his own health but doted on his dogs. June 28, 2019 3 min read Almost 42 years after Elvis Presley died of a drug overdose his estate is getting into the CBD business, or at least the CBD for dogs business. Better Choice Company, makers of CBD health and wellness products for animals, announced a partnership with Authentic Brands Group, which owns Elvis Presley Enterprises LLC, to launch a line of CBD pet products under the Elvis Presley Hound Dog brand. “We’re thrilled to partner with ABG on the launch of all-new Elvis Presley products,” said Damian Dalla-Longa, co-CEO of Better Choice in a prepared statement. “It’s important to align Better Choice with brands that are iconic and have global consumer appeal. As one of the most celebrated figures in music and pop culture and avid dog lover, the King […]

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Licensing Cannabis: A Giant Step Forward

Licensing provides smaller brands the opportunity to bring CBD products to market with very little financial risk. June 12, 2019 6 min read Brought to you by PRØHBTD What do you get when you marry one of the largest product trends in recent decades with one of the most respected business growth strategies? Opportunity. For the first time in its 35-year history, Licensing Expo — the world’s largest and most influential brand licensing event, which took place in Las Vegas last week — expanded to include cannabis wellness companies in its lineup. The Hemp & Cannabis Marketplace featured 12 brands in the cannabis wellness space displaying products for ranging from chocolates, skin care and personal lubricants to infused olive oils, healing balms and more, for consideration to further penetrate the mainstream market via licensing partnerships. Allison Ames, CEO and President of Beanstalk, a preeminent brand extension agency says the addition […]

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CBD Toothpaste Sounds Like a Good Idea but Lacks Conclusive Studies Proving It Is

Oral health care is a growing market and CBD is a booming market. Now science needs to study the benefits of combining them. June 3, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The global oral care market is expected to reach $54.6 billion by 2023, according to Mordor Intelligence. A report issued by TechNavio in March predicts the global oral care market will register a CAGR of 3 percent by 2023. At the same time, the CBD market is expected to boom across much of the globe. That includes the U.S., where New Frontier Data forecast that the hemp market will triple by 2022. Brightfield Group sees huge opportunities in Europe, while individual market sectors are expected to boom. CBD is now being integrated into the oral care market for humans and pets. Many believe it could serve as a viable option for gum and […]

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Landmark Study Shows CBD Could Treat Heroin Addiction

Addicts given CBD were much more resilient to relapse. May 24, 2019 3 min read Brought to you by The Fresh Toast Prior research has pointed to marijuana’s ability to treat addiction in myriad ways. Not only have previous studies shown how cannabis can be an exit drugs from opioids, it’s also been proven effective in treating cocaine addiction and alcoholism. Perhaps this explains why consumers are replacing their prescription pills with cannabis, including those taking anti-anxiety meds. A new study out this week demonstrated that CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana and hemp, could assist those with opioid addiction. When given to patients with heroin addiction, CBD helped them experience less cravings when compared to those participants given a placebo. The CBD was also effective in making patients feel more at ease and lessen anxiety symptoms. Related: Illinois Makes it Legal to Replace Opioids with Marijuana “The specific effects of CBD on […]

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New York Spa Gives CBD the Upscale Treatment

Standard Dose offers an array of CBD products and experiences. May 23, 2019 4 min read New York City has no shortage of spas — centers of calm featuring masses of tea lights, waterfall soundtracks and soft-voiced assistants clad in white and ready to offer a massage, facial or guided meditation. So, the addition of yet another spa opening Wednesday would have been no big deal, except for the fact that this spa, called Standard Dose, had a twist: It’s a “NOMAD” neighborhood storefront, at Broadway and 26th Street, that’s selling CBD products and “experiences.” Related: Hangover-Proof Beer Infused With THC and CBDs? Cheers! “For me, this is a wellness destination around plant-based medicines,” Standard Dose’s founder and CEO Anthony Saniger told a visitor. His mission, he explained, is to get Americans off Ambien and Xanax and onto legal CBDs and therapeutic mushrooms. Surrounding Saniger as he spoke during a party Tuesday was an invited […]

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Is There Actually Any CBD in That CBD Oil You Bought?

The legalization of hemp has unleashed some shady operators. May 15, 2019 3 min read Brought to you by The Fresh Toast With the recent buzz around the legalization of hemp, the health and beauty market has been flooded with products labeled “CBD.” But look behind this branding and often the product either doesn’t contain CBD or has CBD in such small quantities that any effects will be negligible at best. Given CBD products tend to be on the pricy side, here’s a handy guide to aid in finding those products that can deliver the benefits found in CBD oil and other products applied topically to the skin. Related: Why Athletes Are Using Cannabis for Training and Recovery Read the Label If the product label says “hemp seed oil,” then this particular oil does not contain any CBD. Now hemp seed oil does have some benefits as a moisturizer when applied […]

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Why the EU Is Wrong About CBD

The EU has categorized CBD as a “novel” food because regulators don’t understand the plant. May 10, 2019 3 min read Brought to you by A to Z CBD With CBD’s meteoric rise in popularity, regulatory bodies around the world are struggling to figure out how to regulate this seemingly new substance. In the United States, outgoing FDA Scott Gottlieb has admitted that there is no straightforward path to regulating CBD. European regulators are facing similar struggles. Recently, the European Food Safety Authority issued a memo declaring that it considered CBD a “novel food” additive and that any product containing CBD must gain approval before being sold in the European Union (EU). Although regulatory agencies are cautious by nature, the decision by the EU to classify CBD as a novel food was a mistake, and here’s why. First, it is important to understand what the EU considers a “novel” food. […]

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