CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: With Canada legalizing cannabis nationwide in October and the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill completely removing hemp from the DEA’s controlled substances list, the stage has been set for an explosion of products ranging from functional foods and supplements to CBD-based (cannabidiol) biopharma indications.
- U.S. farm bill legalizing hemp could make CBD an open-pit gold mine.
- List of demonstrable CBD health benefits growing daily.
- CBD growth may outpace entire cannabis market combined.
Even before the landmark inclusion of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 in this year’s Farm Bill, plant-based nutrition experts at leading omni-direct lifestyle company Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YGYI) (YGYI Profile) had begun marching the team towards the development of a full line of proprietary hemp-derived CBD oil products. And while the identified health benefits of CBD ranging from reducing inflammation to managing pain and anxiety haven’t entirely been proven yet, one need look no further for foundational evidence of such benefits than the success of GW Pharmaceuticals Plc’s (NASDAQ: GWPH) FDA-approved oral solution EPIDIOLEX, which is used to treat severe seizures associated with extreme forms of epilepsy. Pharma-grade medical cannabis producer Aphria, Inc. (OTC: APHQF) (TSX: APH) already has a wide selection of carefully engineered medical cannabis and CBD oil products made from 100 percent greenhouse grown strains. Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) is another company that stands…
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