Monthly Extracts Newsletter

 

Edition 14 – June 2021
The Research Revolution: The Past Is Prologue
June 2, 2021 – 8 min read
 Author: Dave Neundorfer, CEO

Today, we are living in a world shaped by this game-changing, plant-based medicinal treatment that regulates critical bodily functions and supports disease prevention. Embraced across the globe and across user demographics, these products are synonymous with good health and are ubiquitous in the ingredient, food and beverage enhancement and dietary supplement markets. 

They were discovered in 1911 by a biochemist named Casimir Funk. He called his discovery “vital amines” which, over time, was contracted to “vitamins.” 

The path from discovery to mainstream adoption of vitamins is a great analog for our cannabinoid journey.

Today, we are living in a world shaped by this game-changing, plant-based medicinal treatment that regulates critical bodily functions and supports disease prevention. Embraced across the globe and across user demographics, these products are synonymous with good health and are ubiquitous in the ingredient, food and beverage enhancement and dietary supplement markets. 

They were discovered in 1911 by a biochemist named Casimir Funk. He called his discovery “vital amines” which, over time, was contracted to “vitamins.” 

The path from discovery to mainstream adoption of vitamins is a great analog for our cannabinoid journey.

Industry News & Education

NFL Hall Of Famer Terrell Davis’ CBD Co. Launches Water With Social Equity Focus

DEFY, a performance CBD beverage brand co-founded by pro football Hall-of-Famer Terrell Davis, has released high-performance alkaline water containing no CBD.

Dubbed DEFY Water, the product is exclusively sold at Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM) stores and online worldwide.

CBD Pet Market

CBD tablet significantly improves diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain

In a Phase II trial, a cannabidiol (CBD) sublingual tablet reduced pain scores in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy by approximately 50 percent.

According to Pure Green Pharmaceuticals Inc, treating diabetic patients with moderate to severe neuropathic pain with a water-soluble cannabidiol (CBD) sublingual tablet resulted in statistically and clinically significant improvements in both average pain and highest pain scores, compared to placebo.

Actress Brooke Shields Discusses Women’s Health & CBD Face Oil to Hydrate and Soothe Dry Skin

Brooke Shields is tired of society tiptoeing around menopause—a life change that “literally every single woman on the face of the planet” experiences. “It’s 2021,” she said in a recent Instagram video. “It’s past due time to fully embrace that women’s bodies are not embarrassing … so let’s talk about it ladies.”

The actress, 55, offered to start by sharing her favorite menopause tip, which also happens to be a skincare product. She called it “skin rescue in a bottle,” but it’s formally known as the True Botanicals CBD500 Anti-Inflammaging Face Oil.

OBX Raises $11.5M Series B Funding Round to Accelerate Global Growth

This round of funding, co-led by Nortecapital and KEY Investment Partners, is a resounding vote of confidence for OBX and its position as an industry-leading manufacturer of trusted cannabinoid products.

The financing will be used to accelerate safety studies and efficacy research, build additional scale, and support international distribution opportunities.

CBD Pet Market

DJ Khaled unveils a new CBD skincare brand called Blessings.

The Grammy award-winning artist partnered with Endexx Corporation to launch a collection of six, refreshingly tropical, spa-like products for men to upgrade their skincare routine at an accessible price. Each BLESSWELL product focuses on a natural approach to achieve healthy hair and skin, essential to a man’s wellbeing.

US Researchers Begin First Clinical Trials Using Cannabis Products as Migraine Treatment

Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have will test the efficacy of cannabis products on individuals suffering from acute migraines.

The medical researchers grouped the participants into four random categories: the first group received placebo vape pens, the second group was administered four puffs of cannabis flower with the psychoactive ingredient THC; another group received cannabis with CBD; and the last group was given a cannabis vape pen with both THC and CBD.

CBD makes its break into Esports with Brax & Summaforte

Former Counter-Strike Champion and now Valorant professional Braxton “Brax” Pierce has teamed up with SummaForte for a fresh take on CBD in esports.

SummaForte’s SummaTape CBD-infused Kinesiology tape is designed to increase blood flow and reduce strain on the players’ hands.

Regulatory News & Updates

CBD Pet Market

Proposed law would push U.S. FDA to set regulations for CBD

A bill that would make hemp-derived CBD products legal as an ingredient in dietary supplements, foods and beverages has been proposed by three U.S. Senators.

Longtime hemp supporters Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, and Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, authored the measure, the Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, which directs the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to update its rules to clear a regulatory gray zone.

CBD Pet Market

USPS has acknowledged that hemp and CBD products will not fall under the definition of ENDS, which are banned under the PACT Act

The USPS is still in the process of finalizing the ENDS-related exception application requirements. However, the good news is that USPS has acknowledged that hemp and CBD products will not necessarily fall under the ENDS definition.

CBD Pet Market

Massachusetts amendment pushes for CBD in food, sale of hemp flowers

A proposed amendment in Massachusetts would allow for the addition of hemp-derived CBD ingredients to food, dietary supplements and animal feed, and permit the sale of hemp flowers to consumers.

CBD Pet Market

Colorado And New York Join Other States Banning Hemp Based Delta-8 THC

New York and Colorado joined several states that have already banned delta-8 THC made from hemp.

Delta-8 THC is a chemical component of the cannabis plant. Although delta-8-THC occurs naturally in very small concentrations, it can produce a mild psychoactive effect in some people.

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