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In a decision that could significantly affect the CBD industry, the FDA recently extended the age range for Epidiolex to include patients one and older. Previously, Epidiolex was only available to people aged two and up, and this decision means that more children will have access to the drug.

Epidiolex Lennox-Gastaut syndrome,  Dravet syndrome, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)

Additionally, the FDA approved the use of Epidiolex to treat seizures caused by tuberous sclerosis complex, a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow in vital organs. These tumors, while benign, can cause epilepsy. It affects 50,000 people in the US and almost 1,000,000 worldwide.

The FDA has gotten praise from…

When congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, experts believed it would usher in an era of prosperity for farmers around the country. CBD’s skyrocketing popularity, and hemp’s numerous byproducts, attracted a lot of farmers. The demand was high and, at the time, seemed like it could only go higher.

In 2018, one pound of hemp biomass sold for roughly $35 -$75. In 2020, one pound of hemp biomass sold for approximately $8.

What happened to America’s favorite cash crop?

A perfect storm

A report by Whitney Economics estimated that each hemp farm in the US had, on average, 24,795 pounds…

Dr. Rand Paul, the Junior Senator from Kentucky, recently introduced a bill that, if passed, would cause a cataclysmic shift in the hemp industry.

Senator Rand Paul sitting down with a microphone in hand with an American flag behind him.

The HEMP Act, Hemp Economic Mobilization Plan, seeks to address some of the hemp industry’s most pressing concerns.

What’s in the bill?

Senator Paul’s bill has four key features:

  1. Amending the definition of industrial hemp- Presently, US federal law defines industrial hemp as Cannabis sativa L. with less than 0.3% THC. Hemp with more than 0.3% THC is considered marijuana. Dr. Paul’s bill would raise the amount of THC allowed in industrial hemp to 1%.
  2. Introducing…

Elderberries are antioxidant-rich plants used since ancient times for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Archaeological evidence indicates that human societies have used elderberry since at least the stone age.

A bunch of elderberries in the background with a jar of elderberry syrup in the foreground

A brief history of elderberry

The ancient Egyptians used elderberries to heal burns and improve their complexions, while Native American societies used it to treat infections. Elderberries were also popular among the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Dioscorides, the Greek Botanist, recommended using wine made from elderberry roots to treat snake bites. European folk medicine specialists still use elderberries to manage dental pain, nerve pain, and headaches in the modern era.


18.8 million people infected; 706,000 people dead. That’s the toll that COVID-19 has exacted on the world. It’s a heavy toll that grows heavier when you realize that these are the “official numbers,” the actual number might be much higher.

According to the head of the CDC, in a Washington Post article, coronavirus cases in the US may be ten times higher than reported. That is frightening.

These numbers are scary; the human mind wasn’t made to picture a million people let alone almost 20 million.

Instead of looking at millions of people, let’s look at a number that the…

Joe Rogan has signed an exclusive deal with Spotify, which will see his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, disappear from all other platforms. According to the Wall Street Journal, the multi-year deal is believed to be worth $100,000,000.

It has been described as a deal that could forever change the world of podcasts. A deal that was unthinkable just ten years ago when podcasts were still trying to find their feet, a deal that has put Spotify at the forefront of the podcast game. To quote The Verge, “The podcast game is now Spotify versus everybody else.”

But we aren’t…

How has your 2020 been so far? For most of us, I included, 2020 has just been one global catastrophe after another. It started with the Australian wildfires, progressed to the threat of World War 3, and now, thanks to the coronavirus, we are living the real-life version of Matt Damon’s Contagion.

Contagion movie poster, a world after coronavirus

But we are human beings, and if there’s one thing movies have taught me, humans always win. We will overcome the coronavirus, we will find a cure, and our lives will return to normal(ish).

I say normal(ish) because no matter how much we want the world to return…

In a move whose effects have been felt even in the stock market, the DEA decided to remove Epidiolex from the controlled substance list.

A box of Epidiolex, A bottle of Epidiolex, 2 syringes

For many in the CBD community, the DEA’s decision has been a long time coming, but what does it mean for the industry? In this article, we endeavor to find out.

What is the controlled substance list?

To fully appreciate the impact of the DEA’s decision, we need to understand the controlled substance list and why it exists. …

Chris Cuomo, the host of Cuomo Prime Time on CNN, was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and is currently recuperating at his home in the Hamptons.

Smiling Chris Cuomo in a suit

We recently got a look at Chris Cuomo’s treatment regimen through his wife’s website, The Purist, and we would like to share it with you.

The parts that are in Italics are from The Purist website, the parts that are not are from us.

A plan individualized for Chris

The treatment regimen that Chris is following was specially formulated for him in consultation with experts that the family trusts.

This plan was individualized for Chris…

Dear Seth,

Seth Meyers at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California.

My name is Wilfred, and I am one of your biggest fans. I loved you on SNL; I love your work on late Night With Seth Meyers, I even enjoyed The Short Halloween. I’m not a super fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I do appreciate your work.

My favorite bit of Seth Meyers’ content is A Closer Look. For those who are unfamiliar with Seth’s work, this is a short segment lasting anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, where Seth really goes into one of the day’s main stories.

It’s usually funny, witty, insightful, and…


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