CBD Legislation Clears Major Hurdle in California Legislature

Legislation to clarify that hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) is legal for manufacture, distribution and sale in California was approved today by the powerful Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), Assembly Bill 228 would expressly permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in foods and supplements, and also in topical applications. The legislation now heads to the full Assembly for approval next week.

The bill was introduced in the wake of raids by local and state health officials on retail outlets throughout the state selling the popular products. The agencies have been inaccurately alleging that hemp-derived CBD products are prohibited by law from being sold in the state.

Retailers report losses in the tens of thousands of dollars from these regulatory actions.

“The unanimous vote today reflects broad support to clarify the law and allow Californians to continue to have access to and experience benefits from quality hemp-derived CBD products,” notes Joseph Dowling, Chief Executive Officer of San Diego-based CV Sciences, a leading manufacturer of industry-dominating brand, PlusCBD Oil™. “The federal government is removing the barriers for legal use of hemp-derived products and we are pleased that the California Legislature also is moving in that direction with this vote.”

The passage of AB 228 would redress that pronouncement which has cast a chill on legal commerce in popular products that promote health and wellness among California citizens, making clear that hemp and hemp-products are legal for retail sale.

The legislation includes an “urgency clause” that would allow it to go into effect immediately if signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

New Premium CBD Brand Cultivate Launches, Offering All-Natural Daily Wellness

Cultivate, a health-conscious brand focusing on thoughtfully-developed wellness products for the body, mind and spirit, announces the official launch of a new collection of high quality Cannabidiol (“CBD”) based consumer products that are intended to foster a sense of well-being and bring balance to its users’ lives.
The company’s line of tinctures, softgels, and topical balms are crafted with high-quality, broad-spectrum, phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil. These 100% THC-free, plant-based, supplements are specially formulated to help maintain optimum daily wellness.
“We have taken great care to create safe, natural, and effective products so as to give Cultivate customers a better overall quality of life,” said Gina Champion-Cain, CEO of Cultivate, who noted that the hemp industry is set to explode into a multi-billion-dollar business within the next year or two.
“The medicinal properties of Cannabis sativa L. are very real, and the positive impact it can have on people is amazing… we have only scratched the surface of what cannabinoids can do. The future opportunities are endless.”
To learn more about Cultivate, visit http://www.LiveCultivate.com.

CBD Unlimited Completed Production Of 7.5 Million Wholesale Products To Meet Demand Requirements

CBD Unlimited, Inc., formerly known as Endexx Corporation (EDXC), a provider of innovative phytonutrient-based food and nutritional products, is pleased to announce the company has completed the production of 7.5 million wholesale products to meet initial demand requirements.

CBD Unlimited recently completed another record-breaking quarter with company projections to hit greater milestones this year. CBD Unlimited has illustrated its ability to produce product at full-scale levels and will continue to expand its full-scale production capabilities as demand continues to increase. The company expects demand to accelerate every quarter over the next 2 years.

“Last year, we grew CBD Unlimited’s distribution to over 1,000 distribution channels. With full-scale production capabilities, we are confident that we will reach at least 5,000 by 2020,” commented CEO & Chairman Todd Davis. “With the recent passage of the Farm Bill in December 2018, we are seeing an increase in our national product reach and will be able to deliver to meet these high demand levels.”

About CBD Unlimited, Inc.

CBD Unlimited, Inc., with its collaborative partners and consultants, develops and distributes two consumable product lines derived from Hemp, which is all-natural and rich in phyto-cannabinoids. Phyto-Bites® is its CBD-infused soft chews for dogs. The dog treats are formulated to promote health and support the reduction of separation anxiety, pain and inflammation.

The company also has two key technology products and services that launched in 2014. Both products provide essential solutions to promote regulatory compliance and full accountability through asset protection, inventory management, compliance and an “end of sale” technology integration. Based on principles developed by the pharmacological industry, the integrated “Gorilla-Tek” platform is the first standardized hardware agnostic and software solution for tracking high- risk high-shrink regulated and restricted products that maintains compliance with federal, state and local regulations. It is intended to provide conformity with federal and state mandates. Gorilla-Tek™ is also a commercial-grade inventory control and dispensing device that provides up-to-the-minute accounting details and ensures both product and patient security. By automating the dispensing process, Gorilla-Tek™ increases productivity and reduces costs for retailers, while enhancing their service quality by reducing transaction time for customers.

Websites include: www.cbdunlimited.com, and www.phytobites.com.

CannaMéxico World Summit 2019, Elevates Safe and Legal Latin American Cannabis Market

The second annual CannaMéxico World Summit hosted by former President of Mexico Vicente Fox, will take place April 25thand 26th, at Centro Fox in Leon, Mexico.

The international summit is focused on showing the tremendous potential of Mexico’s budding cannabis industry. Furthermore, high-profile industry experts will seek to connect relevant stakeholders and provide information on legalization, worldwide market opportunities, medical advances, innovation and overall wellbeing.

Topics include legislation and regulation, eco-growth, medicine and science, security and industrial opportunities. Exhibitors will be on hand providing a wealth of information for those interested in staking a claim in the international cannabis industry.

CannaMéxico supports a responsible and safe global cannabis environment. Notable speakers include cannabis advocate and television host Montel Williams, scientist and biotechnology consultant Inbar Maymon Pomeranchik, vice president of NORML Canada Deepak Anand, and Centro Fox founder Vicente Fox.  Event sponsors include Khiron Life Sciences Corp. and Cosmos CBD.

To purchase tickets or to become an exhibitor, visit cannamexico.com.mx.

“CannaMéxico was created to be an epicenter for cannabis advancement in Latin America. This is a space to share ideas, where people can network and develop policies to elevate the industry,” stated Fox.

The CannaMéxico World Summit is expected to draw more than 2,000 attendees with dozens of exhibitors in the fields of science, research, finance, medicine, government, technology, agro-industry, and manufacturing. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, as well as health and regulatory officials.

There are nearly 11.7 million potential medical cannabis patients in Mexico out of a population of approximately 123.5 million people. As a whole, the Latin American cannabis sector could reach a valuation of $12.7 billion by 2028, according to data and market intelligence source Prohibition Partners.

Latin America has the potential to be the primary international supplier of cannabis due to its ability to grow and export at a significantly lower cost when compared to the U.S. and Canada.

For information, visit cannamexico.com.mx.

Ignite Launches Innovative CBD-Infused Toothpicks, Amplifying the Return of a Long-Standing Mouth Accessory Trend

Ignite International, Ltd. today expands its national offering with a revolutionary line of CBD-infused toothpicks. As the company’s newest CBD delivery platform, Ignite’s toothpicks are able to deliver up to 100% of the active ingredients in a unique ‘everything old is brand new again’ form factor. The toothpicks are now available online for purchase at IgniteCBD.co along with the brand’s full line of CBD products.

CV Sciences’ PlusCBD Oil™ Gold Softgels Named “Top Pick” by ConsumerLab.com

Country’s top-selling hemp-derived CBD brand recognized for its purity and value; PlusCBD Oil™ products pass rigorous third-party quality testing for THC and heavy metals.  CV Sciences, Inc. (CVSI) (the “Company”, “CV Sciences”, “our”, “us” or “we”), a preeminent supplier and manufacturer of industry-dominating hemp CBD brand, PlusCBD Oil™,today announced that its best-selling product, PlusCBD Oil™ Gold Softgels, has been named a “Top Pick” by ConsumerLab.com, LLC (CL), a leading provider of independent test results for the supplement industry. PlusCBD Oil™ Gold Softgels received this recognition based on the product’s industry-leading purity and value, as well as its label accuracy.

Additionally, CV Sciences announced that each of its hemp CBD products tested– including PlusCBD™ Oil Capsules, Balm, Softgels, Drops, Sprays and Gummies – have passed CL’s rigorous quality testing for CBD, which includes tests for THC and heavy metals.

“Considering the significant variations that have been shown in the amounts and quality of CBD in marketed products, we believe credible third-party analysis and certification is critical for establishing and maintaining customer trust,” said Joseph Dowling, Chief Executive Officer of CV Sciences. “CV Sciences is committed to safety and integrity in all of our products, and we have gone the extra mile to ensure that PlusCBD Oil™ is the most innovative and highest quality CBD brand on the market. It is gratifying to see our hard work recognized by ConsumerLab, which maintains among the highest standards of any third-party group certifying the quality of dietary supplements.”

To conduct its test, CL purchased a sampling of popular products labeled to contain CBD, cannabinoids (other than THC), and/or hemp extracts, and tested them to determine the amount of CBD they contained compared to their labels. Products were also tested for contamination with lead, cadmium and arsenic, and then compared by label accuracy, quality and cost.

CV Sciences’ PlusCBD Oil™ is the top-selling brand of hemp-derived CBD in independent retail and ranked second in sales overall in the independent natural products retailer channel when combining all supplement categories, according to SPINS, the leading provider of data and insights for the natural, organic and specialty products industry.  The Company’s natural product retail channel includes more than 2,000 locations nationwide and the Company expects the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill to result in significantly increased distribution across food, drug and mass (FDM) channel retailers, broadening exposure and availability of PlusCBD Oil™ to millions of U.S. consumers.

Bezarr, Changing The Way We Save On Cannabis

Inland Empire, Ca based start up Bezarr officially announced their highly anticipated launch on social media!  The company will provide a industry standard couponing service that connects customers with local vendors by offering coupons, deals, goods & services in areas where cannabis is legal.

Bezarr can be used by downloading the official Bezarr app available on Android & iOS or through Bezarr.com.

 

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Medicine Man Opens Fourth Retail Location In Longmont, Colorado

Medicine Man, Colorado’s leading marijuana dispensary with the largest variety of cannabis, edibles, concentrates and CBD products for both medical and recreational patients, opened its newest retail dispensary in Longmont, Colorado, on February 20. The store opening comes after Medicine Man’s January announcement of entering a binding agreement that is expected to lead to the near-term acquisition of Medicine Man by Medicine Man Technologies (MDCL), a leading consulting, intellectual property licensing and products company in the cannabis industry.

Located at 500 East Rogers Road, Longmont, Colorado, the new dispensary is strategically situated on “Car Row” with auto dealerships nearby, guaranteeing higher than normal foot traffic for retail sales. Medicine Man was one of four companies that were selected for a license in a highly competitive application process.

“Medicine Man is one of the pioneering operators that helped establish the burgeoning cannabis industry over the past decade with brand recognition far beyond its immediate market,” says Andy Williams, Medicine Man Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer. “Our expansion into retail stores allows us to leverage our reputation and expertise in the market and accelerate our growth in a segment of the business that we believe is highly scalable and profitable. The opening of the fourth Medicine Man retail location in Longmont is a key asset as we enter this exciting time of transition into a vertically integrated cannabis operator.”

“As northern Colorado’s newest dispensary we know there is a built-in demand for both the Medicine Man line of products and the Medicine Man retail experience. We are positioning the Longmont store as a discreet location that will cater to first-time customers, women and men in the 50-plus age demographic and our knowledgeable consumers who appreciate our extensive line of products. This event marks the beginning of a new chapter in the successful history of the Medicine Man brand and we are honored to be a part of the Longmont community,” says Medicine Man Chief Executive Officer Sally Vander Veer.

To celebrate the opening of the Longmont store, Medicine Man is offering eight discounted retail promotions, including special pricing on cartridges, CBD products, edibles, shatter, smoking accessories, topicals and wax grams. Ongoing pricing discounts will be available for veterans, seniors and members of the service industry. The Longmont store will be 5,000 square feet and will carry the popular Medicine Man product line along with well-known brands carried at the other three Medicine Man locations, including: Canyon Cultivation, Cheeba Chews, Coda, CSC, Dutch Girl, Keef Cola, Incredibles, Mary’s Medicinals, MedPharm, Ripple, Robhots, Stratos, Sweet Grass and Wana. Medicine Man’s new Longmont location will be the closest Longmont-based dispensary to the towns of Berthoud, Dacono, Firestone, Frederick, Hygiene, Lyons, Mead, Niwotand Platteville.

Medicine Man’s menu is posted on both www.leafly.com and www.weedmaps.com. For more information about the new Longmore location, or any of the Medicine Man locations across Colorado, please visit www.medicinemandenver.com.

CBD Gifts For Mindful Mom’s This Year

Mom deserves the best this year, so treat her to one of these thoughtful, creative Mother’s Day gift ideas that will make her feel the love long after the holiday is over!

We put together the ultimate wellness Mother’s Day gift guide, whether you’re shopping for a new mom, a grandma, or your own mom or mother-in-law, these products from Kannaway give the gift of relief by helping mom restore balance while investing in the future of her health and wellness – and that’s something all of us can feel good about!

Here’s a round-up of products we think mom will love:

The answer to age prevention, what mama doesn’t love that?! Kannactiv is a three-step daily skin care line featuring synergistic CBD/Bi-Bong formulas for clear, noticeably clean, even toned, and healthy-looking skin.

Mom, I love your guts! Literally! Kannaway Pure Gold CBD Oil holds a unique composition rich in cannabinoids to prevent the body from engaging in common diseases and improves the overall quality of life through various health benefits including heart health, pain relief and more. If mom is worried about THC (the stuff that gets you high), she can rest assured that this product has none. It’s actually just been listed in the Prescribers’ Digital Reference, a reference guide that many physicians use.

For the simple and efficient mom, we made a simple and efficient product, Kannaway Salve. This product can easily be slipped into a purse or pocket and was crafted for a wide variety of topical uses including softening cuticles and chapped lips, soothing dry skin, muscle discomfort and much more!

SF Planning Commission Approves African-American Leader For First Equity Program Dispensary

History was made last night when the SF Planning Commission unanimously approved Shawn M Richard’s Haight Street Dispensary project.

Shawn, CEO of Cole Ashbury Group and a founding member of SF Equity Group (SFEG), is the first candidate under the SF Equity Program to be approved for a dispensary.  The SF Equity Program was designed to address the damage committed against communities of color through the War on Drugs.  SFEG is a grassroots organization formed to ensure the SF Equity program is working for all Equity Applicants and with the aim of rebuilding the communities damaged by the War on Drugs.

This historic ruling signals that there are paths to business ownership in the new cannabis economy for those who have been targeted by racist cannabis policies. The hope is that the SFEG model can serve as a model for other municipalities and that the Equity concept become tied to the national conversation on repeal of Cannabis Prohibition.

A post from SFEG marking the occasion can be read here and below. A video replay of the hearing can be viewed here (scroll to 4 hours and 26 mins).