A Solution for CBD Health Claims

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I was disappointed but not terribly surprised that at some point the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), with its cousin the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), would take some action together against CBD companies, as mentioned in Jonathan Marx’s article1 on health claims and self-regulation, as well as Steven Schain’s article2 on the FDA Cracking the...

How can the cannabis industry self-regulate for health claims?

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I have personal experience with regulation and deregulation of industries.  I worked in cable television for fourteen years prior to the advent of satellite consumer services. I worked with regulators at the city, state and federal levels. With the way some cable operators continually raised rates at that time, we ended up on a march...

Clinical Research on Medical Marijuana

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In 2017, the National Academies of Science produced a 486 page report detailing what is known about the effects of marijuana on various health conditions based on scientific research gathered to date. The report is called “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research.”  The report looks...

The States Act protects Cannabis at the State Level

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On Thursday, April 4 bi-partisan members in both the House and the Senate gave support to “Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act,” filed by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and David Joyce (R-OH).  This legislation gives States the right to create and enforce cannabis laws without interference from the federal government, and protects...

Schedule I makes Cannabis Illegal

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The Federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, more commonly known as the Controlled Substances Act, is a broad law about controlled substances that makes cannabis and medical marijuana illegal at the Federal Level.  The Law is made up of five schedules that classify drugs as controlled.  The most restrictive level is...