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CBD & HEMP Now Legal in the USA: How Does This Affect Cannabis Companies

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CBD & HEMP Now Legal in the USA: How Does This Affect Cannabis Companies

Detroit, Dec 22nd, 2018, (PENNYSTOCKS.NEWS), in the U.S, the industrial hemp is legal now that could loosen laws around widespread marijuana extract CBD. On Thursday afternoon, the farm bill 2018 signed by president Donald Trump, that legalized hemp. The variety of cannabis which does not produce the psychoactive component of marijuana. Making a concrete way to legality for an agricultural sector which has been operating on the fringe of the law. Industrial hemp has made executives and investors swoon due to the potential multibillion-dollar market for CBD, or cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive compound that has started to turn up in health products, pet snacks, beverages, and among other products.
The Farm Bill is an expensive piece of legislation that sets the U.S. government food and agricultural policy for a country and is transformed roughly every 5 years. This form of the bill places industrial hemp that defines as the cannabis plant by under 0.3 percent of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, under the Agriculture Department’s supervision and eliminates CBD from the purview of Control Substances Act that covers marijuana. To regulate the products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, the law preserved the food and drug administrator’s authority explicitly.


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The total result is not assured because like cannabis that is illegal under the federal law of the U.S, with exception of some states have permitted recreational or medical use. The United States will continue to be able to enact the laws associated with industrial hemp and CBD, allowing for the potential patchwork of the legislation across a country. Important questions remain regarding how the Agriculture Department will regulate the plant. As CBD goes ordinary and the beverage giants, the food companies and the others have started to take a deep interest in 2 billion dollars U.S. market.

Tilray Inc. TLRY, -4.38% declared the partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev SABUD, -2.05% this week to research the marijuana-based beverages and the Constellation brands have heavily invested in the pot producer Canopy Growth. Other big companies have invested in research like Molson Coors Brewing Co. TAP, -3.04% and Coca-Cola Co. KO, +0.06% and the others have considered making the play for space.


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The smaller companies focused on the CBD beverages, such as New Age Beverages Corp, NBEV, -17.58% have been targeted by the investors, but some firms have used the CBD-related declarations to pump stock prices like fuel excitement in the compound that the scientists do not understand. According to PI financial research, the other operating companies in the sector will benefit too: Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc. CWBHF, -6.73% has concentrated on the range of CBD products, in 2017, capturing about 17 percent market share with the sales in 3,000 retail locations.


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The U.K. based GW Pharmaceuticals PLC GWPH, -7.44% also stands to gain from the farm bill, as its flagship drug is called Epidiolex. Epidiolex is a seizure drug that counts CBD as a significant component. It is the first drug that is derived from cannabis. It has approved from Food and Drug Administration. Cannabis executives and the hemp-growing industry are indicating the Farm Bill as the initial success for the business consumers and owners.
Qualis Cannabis Corp. Chief Product Officer Julien Morris said that bill allowances the same legitimacy to the hemp farmers and others in agriculture.
He said over the phone:


“It allows them to use banks, get insurance and investment capital will be less spooked,”


The chief executive of Wisconsin-based hemp science, Luke Zigovits said:


“We can finally relax. Because now we can source seed, now we can sell our product across state lines. Prohibition is over. It broadens horizons, allowing universities to do research, for example.”

Elsewhere moving the industry into legitimacy, he said, in Wisconsin, there are the opportunities for the tobacco farmers to start growing the crops of industrial hemp as well.
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Some of the largest licensed pot producers have been actively trying to capture the CBD market via expansion related to hemp in Canada where the cannabis is legal for the recreational use under federal law.
Earlier this week, Tilary’s Chief Executive Brenden Kennedy said over the phone that, the, his company has made the supply agreement with LiveWell Canada Inc. The industrial hemp will use for the wellness and the medical products circulated across Canada and U.S.
He said:


“That gives us the opportunity to meet increased demand in Canada and other countries around the world, and presents us with an opportunity to capitalize on a $22 billion market for hemp-derived products,”


The executives from Canopy Growth CGC, -5% WEED, -3.43% and the rival Aurora cannabis Inc. ACB, -4.31% ACB, -3.05%, both discussed their hemp operations on the September-quarter earnings call that included the poor outcomes related to the early recreational pot sales. By the time of publication, Canopy did not make executives and Aurora declined to comment on new developments.
In November’s earnings conference call, Canopy Chief Executive Bruce Linton said:


“We have intellectual property that we’ve developed around how to manage hemp, and that we thought was prudent because I think hemp is going to happen in the U.S. and when it does, I know that’s not the time to start,”
“You should have already been started up and ramped up and get ready to revenue up. We think we are.”


Last month, in the company’s earnings call, Aurora Chief Corporate Officer Cam Battley said that it had made acquisitions in Lithuania and Uruguay, as well as taken a stake in an Alberta-based hemp producer, giving it a strong position in the market.
Battley said in the call,


“With this large presence in the CBD space, we’re embarking on a CBD-focused strategy that covers the entire value chain from the supply through genetics, research and clinical trials to product development and distribution and distributing product to international markets across five continents,”


Hemp and CBD now qualify for one of the most profitable and wasteful government subsidies:
Unlike some of the Canadian rivals, Cronos Group Inc. CRON, -8.27% CRON, -7.01% may not be well-positioned to take the benefit of changes to the industrial hemp laws in the U.S. it has not banked sales from the products related to hemp nor does it have the resources related to hemp.
Mostly, the cannabis stock fell Thursday with some exceptions. After the Wednesday’s announcement Tilray gained 10.4%, Aurora dropped 3.6%, Cronos fell 2.3%, and Canopy dipped 1.8%. ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF MJ, -4.31% was down 2.2% as the S&P 500 index SPX, -2.06% declined 1.6%.

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