Denver — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday will hold its first public hearing on a plan to legalize CBD in food and drinks. CBD comes from plants in the cannabis family, but unlike marijuana, it won't make you high. It's expected to be a $20 billion dollar industry by 2022. Depending on the amount, people said CBD-infused coffee helps them feel calm or focused, but you probably won't be able to taste any difference. It's unusual for people to buy coffee at The Blue Sparrow, but this being Denver, the blend is unusual—it's infused with CBD. John McCaskill used to drink pots of coffee daily, but the CBD version eased his coffee craving. "For me, it just got rid of all the jitters," McCaskill said. "Isn't that what you drink coffee for?" Petersen asked. "No, not the jitters. The best way I can describe it, it's kinda like taking off and it just levels off," McCaskill said. Andrew Aamot, the co-founder of Denver's Strava Coffee, … [Read more...] about FDA reviewing plan to legalize CBD in food and drinks
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Nearly three years have passed since British voters chose to leave the European Union, a decision that created uncertainty and risks that have become a focal point of economic forecasters like me.Yet the U.K. still doesn't know what sort of Brexit it wants. Does the U.K. want a so-called soft Brexit that allows it to keep most of the benefits of EU membership without certain requirements like the open movement of people? Or a hard Brexit that essentially isolates the U.K. market from the EU's? Or something in between?As a result of this indecision, it has become increasingly possible that the U.K. will not be able to negotiate a favorable withdrawal agreement before the revised deadline of April 12 – though that might be extendedby several months, a year or longer. If negotiators can't agree, that could force a type of hard Brexit in which the U.K. crashes out of the EU. While politicians, economists and others expect such an outcome to be costly for the U.K. and Europe, it's … [Read more...] about How a ‘hard’ Brexit would harm US banks, carmakers and drug companies
By Joe Williams Published March 20, 2019 Health Care FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Canopy Growth CEO on Martha Stewart partnership to develop CBD products Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton on the company's partnership with Martha Stewart and the future of CBD and marijuana in America. The Food and Drug Administration will soon intensify its efforts to determine how best to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) products and is pushing Congress to pass legislation on the issue to expedite the process. Continue Reading Below While hemp was legalized for sale in the farm bill signed into law last year by President Donald Trump, it's still illegal for companies, restaurants and others to add CBD – which contains a low amount of THC, the chemical in cannabis that gives users a high – into food and beverages. That hasn’t stopped a slew of businesses and celebrities like Martha Stewart from moving forward to tap … [Read more...] about Congress the quicker option for legalizing CBD in food and drinks, says outgoing FDA chief
Deena Shanker, Bloomberg Published 11:56 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 The head of the Food and Drug Administration said that a government shutdown prevents it from doing some routine food safety inspections, and that the agency is weeks away from running out of funds it uses to review new drugs and medical products. "The functions that can most directly impact consumer safety will continue, to the best of our abilities, subject to the legal and financial limitations of the current circumstances," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a tweet Tuesday. In a subsequent post Wednesday, Gottlieb said the agency's limited food safety inspections would be focused on products like seafood, soft cheeses and unpasteurized juice that are more susceptible to food safety risks, compared to more routine inspections. Unlike the U.S. Department of Agriculture's slaughterhouse inspectors, who are still on the job unpaid, the FDA performs spot checks in domestic processing … [Read more...] about Food inspections, drug reviews at risk as shutdown slows FDA
Nov 09, 1:25 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dawn Geske 11/09/18 AT 12:55 PM Two dog food brands, Natural Life Pet Products and Nutrisca, have recalled dog food products, and pet owners affected are eligible to receive a refund. Both recalls are voluntary and being done in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Natural Life Pet Products has recalled its Natural Life Chicken & Potato dry dog food because it contains high levels of vitamin D. The 17.5-pound bags being recalled have a UPC of 0-12344-08175-1 and a best buy date of May 29, 2020 through Aug. 10, 2020. The best buy code is found on the back or bottom of the dog food bag.The affected Natural Life Pet Products’ Chicken & Potato dry dog food was distributed in stores throughout Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and California.Nutrisca has also recalled one … [Read more...] about Two Brands Of Dog Food Recalled: How Can You Get A Refund?