Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams appears in cannabis advertisement

Being John Malkovich and Her director Spike Jonze has created a new advert aimed at destigmatising cannabis and raising awareness of the devastating effects of prohibition. The Academy Award-winner’s latest project features Grey’s Anatomy star, Jesse Williams and is the latest addition to MedMen’s ongoing ‘The New Normal’ multimedia campaign. [embedded content] The film opens with Williams as George…

Survey: 89% of seniors would recommend CBD to friends or family

A new survey shows positive results for CBD among the senior generation in the US. Almost 90 percent of those asked said they would recommend CBD to a family member or friend. Nine percent of the 1,000 seniors aged 54 and over surveyed by Remedy Review said they used CBD for health-related purposes. Sixty-five percent who…

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Thinking about vaping your CBD? Check out the top kits of 2019

CBD products have seen a meteoric rise in use over the last 12 months, and now that more people are open to the idea of vaping CBD, the community has extended beyond experienced users. Vaping is one of the quickest ways to consume CBD, whilst being incredibly convenient at the same time, so what kind…

Australia: Doctor-controlled cannabis vaporiser hits the market

With mounting demand for access to medicinal cannabis worldwide, it was only a matter of time before medical technology needed to catch up and supply safe consumption devices. This is exactly what Lifespot Health, an Australian medical diagnostic and monitoring technology company, have done; developing a high-tech approach to medical cannabis with their Medihale Vaporiser.…

Petition: Keep CBD on the market as a food supplement by signing and sharing

In the last couple of weeks, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK announced plans to remove products from shelves that fail to comply with EU Novel Food regulations. The proposed actions prompted CBD advocate Lucy Mason to draft a petition calling on the government to allow CBD products to be sold freely as…

Isle of Man considers ‘over the counter’ approach to medicinal cannabis

If you live in the Isle of Man, you may soon be able to purchase medicinal cannabis over the counter. The government there has opened a review period surrounding many areas of cannabis after the ‘over the counter’ approach for pharmacies was floated during a public consultation. An alternative option would be to allow GPs…

US: New York City cracks down on CBD in food and drinks

Health officials in New York City are forcing restaurants and bars to stop selling CBD-infused food and drinks until the substance has been deemed safe to consume. The Eater reported that the health department had entered the Fat Cat Kitchen and gathered up around $1,000 worth of edibles and marked them as ’embargoed.’ A statement issued…

Latin America: The future capital of the CBD world?

Favourable legislation and an ideal climate for growing south of the border could put northern competitors to shame. With CBD emerging as an international phenomenon and inspiring hurried, Gold Rush-like fervour amongst everyone from investors to retailers, there’s one massive region that’s become impossible for the vape and CBD companies to ignore. Central and South…

Facebook pages still being shutdown in the US & UK

Pressure mounts on Mark Zuckerberg to reinstate pages as Facebook deletes US & UK CBD pages despite legalisation of hemp across all 50 states. The Farm Bill is now law in the US after many months of political wrangling. But recent actions by Facebook show that confusion around the sale and marketing of CBD products…