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The CBD Business Weekly Review & Newsletter: Weedmaps and the Vaping Epidemic, CBD Trade Show Warning, U.S. Hemp Regulations, and more

Written by Alexandra Hicks
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As the vaping epidemic rages on, certain companies may have to take a closer look at how they market and advertise different products.

In short, Weedmaps might have to actually enforce their new policy of only allowing licensed brands and retailers to buy a listing on their site. Also, the CTA made a big announcement at a major trade show, and an insider letter indicates big changes to U.S. hemp and CBD regulations. All that and more in this week’s CBD Business Weekly Review and Newsletter.


FEATURED STORY: Vaping Illness Might Push Weedmaps to Legitimize Their Site


We recently reported on Weedmaps’ announcement to remove unlicensed cannabis dispensaries from their directory, but as it turns out, the advertising giant is in no rush to make the changes.

According to the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), there is no deadline for when Weedmaps has to remove these ads, which apparently might be on the back burner until the end of December.

However, it’s possible that the recent outbreak in vaping illnesses – believed to be related to unregulated THC cartridges – might be the thing to light the fire under their feet.

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Twin-Track Approach Can Solve Europe’s Novel Food Impasse

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In January 2019, without industry consultation, the European Commission ruled cannabidiol (CBD) a Novel Food. But now, the threat to Europe’s booming CBD market could be overcome by a twin-track approach to January’s punitive Novel Food thunderbolt, it has emerged.

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Illegal CBD Product Warning At Major Trade Show

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Exhibitors at one of Europe’s cannabis largest trade shows were warned to stop selling illegal products which could ‘threaten the future of the whole industry’. Mike Harlington, chairman of the Cannabis Trades Association (CTA) issued the stark message to business at the Hemp & CBD Expo in Birmingham, U.K.

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Important Changes to Federal Hemp CBD Regulations

According to a letter from American Shaman, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced legislation that would require the FDA to make some major changes in the way they enforce CBD and Hemp regulations, thus falling more in line with the updated Farm Bill and rescheduling of hemp.

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Alexandra Hicks

Alexandra is the managing editor at CBD Testers. She has always been interested in alternative and natural remedies, and the versatility of cannabis as a healing plant is something that greatly appeals to her. It's for this reason that she decided to work as a cannabis industry journalist and editor, to help spread accurate information about the benefits of this plant.

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