July 2019 Quick Hits from Direct CBD Online
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Check out the biggest news in CBD from July, right here on Direct CBD Online! Featuring highlights from the FDA’s open query, the other CBD, how CBD could become as American as blue jeans, and more.
Highlights from the FDA’s Query on How to Regulate CBD
The FDA fielded more than 4,000 responses in its open query on how to regulate CBD. Participants included state and local health departments, CBD manufacturers, and the American Medical Association (AMA).
The responses emphasized safe pesticide usage both domestically and from foreign sources. This article from the FDA also warns consumers about unapproved CBD products and claims of curing Alzheimer’s, cancer, and more.
The AMA and the American Psychiatric Association also vowed to monitor the long-term effects of cannabinoids on public health, especially in at-risk populations such as pregnant women and children.
The Other CBD: Christian Book Distributors Changes Name After Cannabis Confusion
Ever mispronounce the acronym as CDB? It’s a common mistake, but for Christian Book Distributors, their shared initials caused queries unrelated to their products. Based out of Peabody, Mass., the company renamed itself Christianbook to minimize confusion.
According to Ray Hendrickson, president, customers would call in looking for “gummies” or other products nowhere in the book distributor’s inventory.
Canadian CBD Maker Sponsors Athlete Research With UFC
Aurora Cannabis is among the first manufacturers to initiate a partnership with a league, in this case, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The plan is to research the effects of CBD on pain and inflammation — all too likely among fighters.
Since the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed hemp-based products from its list of banned substances in 2018, athlete usage rose significantly.
American Eagle’s Kessler On Why the Company Will Begin Selling CBD Products
The retail brand is to begin selling topical hemp-based products starting in October. According to Chad Kessler, president, CBD is relevant and exciting to American Eagle’s customer, 15- to 25-year-olds.
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