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Global: Facebook Waging Weird War On Hemp

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Facebook’s weird and inexplicable history of attacking CBD (hemp oil) pages is well documented. It doesn’t make any sense, but we all know it happens: Facebook routinely shuts down pages for any number of often-unspecified reasons, and evidently CBD falls afoul of one of its labyrinthine, incomprehensible and arrogant policies.

So it was perhaps no surprise that one of the most popular UK CBD pages, Canabidol who produce the CBD Gel-Tab, the UK’s best selling CBD supplement, was last week shut down by Facebook admins.

Facebook is a vital tool for pretty much any business today. If you want to sell anything -- especially if you’re selling a niche product -- a social media presence is vital.

Many businesses, like Canabidol, spend thousands on Facebook advertising. It’s an investment into building an audience of potential customers, so when businesses lost their Facebook pages their profitability takes a hit, especially if they have client information, order details and other vital data stored in the page’s inbox.

Kansas: Medical Marijuana Activists Say Hemp Oil Bill Would Help Very Few

By Derrick Stanley
Hemp News

Medical marijuana activists gathered at the Kansas statehouse in Wichita Wednesday, pushing lawmakers for change.

Kansas for Change leaders say the THC levels allowed by the hemp oil bill are too low to really make a difference for most patients.

"With what they're hoping to pass right now I don't think there would be very much difference from products you can buy on the shelf from the health foods store right now," said Esau Freeman.

Freeman says he's fed up with what lawmakers have done to a hemp oil bill originally written to help hundreds, but he believes will have a much smaller impact.

"Very few people, maybe 15 people in the state," said Freeman.

A Kansas Senate bill was recently changed to include more than just those who suffer from seizures. It would allow 21-year-olds with cancer, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis and PTSD to receive hemp oil with 1-percent THC and children who suffer from seizures to be prescribed .3-percent.

Lawmakers who oppose more THC in cannabis oil say they are afraid people will abuse this form of medicine to get high.

"You would have to have the doctor's permission and there's still a lot of uncertainty for who would produce this product," said Freeman.

California: Sipp Industries Forms New Business Unit For Bulk Hemp Distribution

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Sipp Industries, Inc., a diversified conglomerate corporation specializing in technology and distribution of consumer products, on Tuesday announced the formation of a new business unit dedicated to serving the growing hemp industry.

The new Sipp Industries Hemp unit will have large-volume hemp ingredients available including: Toasted Hemp Seeds, Hulled Hemp Seeds, Hemp Protein Powder, Cold-Pressed Hemp Oil, and Purely Refined Hemp Oil, according to the company. Each ingredient will be available in both Organic and Natural.

"These Hemp ingredients can be used in various applications from packaged Hemp products, nutritional bars, smoothies, salad dressings, body creams and moisturizers," Sipp Industries' prepared statement reads.

"Hemp is in high demand especially in market segments such as Food and Beverage and Nutritional Supplements," said CEO Syman Vong. "We have witnessed many new hemp infused products coming to market such as hemp-infused energy drinks, hemp meal replacements and hemp body creams. We anticipate this trend to continue and intend be the one-stop shop for U.S.-based high-volume commercial consumers and manufacturers of hemp products."

Current estimates of retail hemp sales in the U.S. exceeds $300 million per year and growing. As of today and for the foreseeable future, due to federal restrictions, there is little current commercial production of hemp in the U.S. and the market is dependent upon imports.

California: Project CBD Files Motion To Strike Down Medical Marijuana Inc.'s $100M Lawsuit

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Project CBD, a California educational nonprofit that focuses on cannabis science and therapeutics, has filed an anti-SLAPP motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by Medical Marijuana Inc. (MJNA) on First Amendment grounds.

"This is precisely the type of lawsuit that California's anti-SLAPP statue was enacted to prevent," said Project CBD attorney Tyler R. Andrews of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in the motion. "Medical Marijuana Inc. is trying to bury any public criticism of its business practices and quash any debate over the health and safety of its products.

"The claims [against Project CBD] represent an abuse of the legal process and must be stricken," Andrews' motion reads.

The lawsuit followed the October 2014 publication of Project CBD's Special Report, "Hemp Oil Hustlers," which documented Medical Marijuana Inc.'s questionable financial practices and the presence of toxic solvent residue in two samples of MJNA's "Real Scientific Hemp Oil" (RSHO).

"Unable to challenge the factual accuracy of Project CBD's Report, Medical Marijuana Inc. has embarked on a campaign of harassment, intimidation and disinformation to deflect attention from legitimate questions about its business practices and the quality of its products," reads a May 4 press release from Project CBD.

U.S.: CannaVest Says Quality, Safety of Its CBD Products Proved By Testing

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CannaVest Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) based products, announced on Thursday that "the results of independent testing have proved the safety and quality of its products."

In December, CannaVest Corp. commenced cooperative efforts with Project CBD to ensure the cannabis/hemp industry and the consuming public is provided with accurate and meaningful information concerning CannaVest Corp.'s CBD offerings. Project CBD is a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (CBD).

CannaVest Corp. initiated its cooperative efforts with Project CBD in response to a special report on the hemp oil industry published by Project CBD titled "Hemp Oil Hustlers" on October 14, 2014 and revised on November 5, 2014.

Project CBD reported that a consumer product, which is labeled as containing hemp oil and which was produced by the company and then sold in 2013 to a distributor, tested positive for hexane and other solvent residues.

Following the publication of the Project CBD report, CannaVest agreed to work with Project CBD to independently test its products. Based on the results of this testing, Project CBD has concluded that CannaVest Corp.'s products are not contaminated with heavy metals or industrial solvent residues in amounts that pose health and safety issues for consumers, according to officially recognized safety standards.

CannaVest and Project CBD have released a joint statement.

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