Here at NuLife, we take great pride in our work and our products. We are big advocates for CBD and other alternatives healing practices. To help keep our readers informed, we’ve put together this list of recent CBD news.
Below, find a compilation of interesting CBD news stories, groundbreaking clinical trials, and other news about CBD!
October 2018: Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, Canada Begins a National Experiment via The New York Times
Our take: Canada becomes the 2nd country to legalize recreational cannabis nationwide, after Uruguay. This is a big step forward for a plant that has been unfairly criminalized for a long time.The legislation legalizes all forms of cannabis, including marijuana and CBD-rich hemp.
October 2018: CBD oil, sold for years locally, now illegal in Ohio via WHIO News
Our take: This appears to simply be sloppy legislation that bundled CBD products in with medical marijuana. Unfortunately, it’s unclear whether the new rules will actually be enforced or not. Regardless, if you live in Ohio, this is something to keep an eye on.
September 2018: How to Shop for CBD via Consumer Reports
Our take: This is a detailed and informative guide from Consumer Reports, a trusted third-party reviewer and resource for consumers. It makes some great points – including the importance of knowing where the hemp was grown. The article specifically calls out Colorado as the best region for industrial hemp, due to regulations and testing requirements. NuLife CBD’s hemp is grown organically in Colorado.
September 2018: DEA Reschedules CBD Drug for Epilepsy via WebMD News
Our take: This is a big step for CBD that is long overdue. The rescheduling moves this particular drug (which is CBD specifically for epilepsy) from Schedule I to Schedule V (the most restrictive, to the least restrictive). Unfortunately, this doesn’t change much for CBD itself, as the ruling only applies to Epidiolex, the prescription drug. Even so, it’s a step in the right direction.
August 2018: Cannabidiol Based Medical Cannabis in Children with Autism- a Retrospective Feasibility Study via Neurology.org
Our take: This study looked at 60 children with autism, whose conditions had not improved after conventional drug treatments. When given CBD, 80% of research participants showed a decrease in problematic behavior, while 62% of parents said that their child’s behavior had improved significantly. This was a relatively small study, but it shows significant promise for the use of CBD to address autism.
July 2018: Mexico Could Make History By Treating CBD As a Supplement via Forbes
Our take: A step in the right direction, to be sure. This legislation has yet to pass, but if it does it will be a significant step forward.
June 2018 – FDA OKs First Drug Containing CBD via WebMD
Our take: This is the very first drug containing CBD to ever be approved by the FDA for a specific medical use. The approval is only for the treatment of specific forms of epilepsy – but still, it’s an important victory for CBD advocates.
June 2018 – Congress May Soon Make CBD From Hemp Legal via WebMD Health News
Our take: While CBD is legal in most states according to state law, it’s still federally illegal. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 would “permanently remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act”, making it federally legal in the entire country. This could be a big change, if it goes through.
Our take: This recent study found that multiple sclerosis patients “reported a significant reduction in pain”. However, this study looked at SATIVEX®, a mixture of CBD and THC. Regardless, we’re always happy to see more reputable studies coming out.
May 2018: CBD Coffee Is the Wellness World’s New Favorite Drink via Bon Appetit
Our take: For something a bit lighter, read this great article from Bon Appetit! We love creative ways to use CBD – and we found it particularly interesting that the coffee roaster is actually infusing CBD into ground coffee beans before brewing!
March 2018: WHO Report Finds No Public Health Risks Or Abuse Potential For CBD via Forbes
Our take: This is very important. The World Health Organization is one of the most respected health authorities on the planet, and here they are clearly stating that CBD has NO public health risks or abuse potential!
December 2017: The Top CBD Cannabis Studies of 2017 via Leafly
Our take: A great round-up of some of the most important studies to emerge last year. It’s great to see more and more reputable studies coming out.