FDA Sets Time, Date for Public CBD Hearing

Silver Spring, MD—FDA has set a time and date for a public hearing regarding products containing cannabis-derived compounds, according to a public announcement. The hearing—titled...

Gottlieb Again Suggests Legislation for CBD, Notes Precedent

Washington, D.C.—Outgoing FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb was asked about the FDA’s plan to regulate hemp-derived CBD products at his final hearing before a Senate...

Jury Rules that Monsanto is Liable for California Man’s Cancer

San Francisco, CA—A federal jury ruled that Monsanto/Bayer was liable for Edwin Hardeman’s cancer, and ordered the company to pay Hardeman $80 million in...

Walgreens to Sell CBD

Deerfield, IL--The latest mass chain to enter the CBD market: Walgreens. CNBC reported that Walgreens will sell CBD creams, patches and sprays in Oregon,...

Louisiana ATC: CBD Not Legal in the State; Retailers to be Cited

Baton Rouge, LA--The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) issued an advisory notice specifying that state law prohibits any product to contain any...

Listeria Concerns Trigger Avocado Recall

Escondido, CA--Henry Avocado Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of California-grown whole avocados due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illness...
CBD Market

FDA’s Gottlieb: Legislation is Faster Path to Legalize CBD

Washington, DC--Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb shared his thoughts on the the most efficient pathway to legalize CBD while speaking at a talk hosted...
Monsanto Bayer

Jury Unanimously Decides Roundup Caused San Francisco Man’s Cancer

San Francisco, CA—A federal jury in San Francisco found that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup was a substantial factor in causing the cancer of a...

Acting FDA Commissioner Named; Industry Feeling Positive

Washington, D.C.—Dr. Norman E. Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, will serve as acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to...

Scott Gottlieb Resigns from FDA

Washington, D.C.—Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, announced his resignation, effective in April. The announcement came at the start or Expo West,...

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