2015 Year in Review of the Cannabidiol (CBD) Industry – Welcome 2016!!

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There has been tremendous progress for the medical marijuana and Cannabidiol (CBD) industry in 2015 and much more progress expected in the coming new year. Let’s look back at some of the most important developments of 2015.

January 14, 2015 – Brazil liberalizes access to Cannabidiol (CBD)

February 12, 2015 – Feds: THC-Positive Drivers No More Likely To Be Involved In Motor Vehicle Crashes

February 19, 2015 – Study: Marijuana Use Not Associated With Previously Reported Changes In Brain Morphology

February 26, 2015 – VA. Gov. McAuliffe OKs Marijuana Oils for Treating Epilepsy

March 11, 2015 – FDA brings down hammer on CBD Companies

April 16, 2015 – Federal Judge Upholds Marijuana’s Schedule I Status

April 23, 2015 – Cannabidiol paste potentially a cure for Lyme disease

May 7, 2015 – Texas marijuana bills: full legalization in house; CBD oil in Senate

May 18, 2015 – FDA says no to CBD in supplements

June 1, 2015 – Gov. Abbott signs medical marijuana bill into law

June 4, 2015 – Legalize marijuana extract, legislators urged

June 15, 2015 – Teen receives first dose of cannabidiol

July 16, 2015 – Study: Changes In State Marijuana Laws Are Not Associated With Greater Use Or Acceptance By Young People

July 16, 2015 – Study: Medical Cannabis Access Associated With Reduced Opioid Abuse

July 30, 2015 – NIDA Director Says Cannabidiol is a “Safe Drug”

August 9, 2015 – Study: Cannabidiol Protects Against Cocaine-Induced Toxicity

August 15, 2015 – Study: CBD Administration Enhances Skeletal Healing

August 17, 2015 – Oregon: Law Signed Expediting Retail Cannabis Sales

August 18, 2015 – UK Government approves cannabis oil sales

August 19, 2015 – Cannabidiol (CBD) oil credited for reviving dog from gunshot wounds

August 20, 2015 – National Geographic: “Our kids have to be the guinea pigs because the government won’t legalize it”

August 20, 2015 – Studies show CBD and THC work together to inhibit cancer cells

August 21, 2015 – CBD PUR US becomes first to obtain Pharmaceutical Grade Certification for a CBD product

August 27, 2015 – U.S. Government admits that Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells

September 1, 2015 – Alberta withdraws from ceasing 4-year old’s cannabidiol (CBD) treatment

September 2, 2015 – 99% Pure Pure Quality Grade Water Soluable CBD Isolate Now Available!

September 4, 2015 – National Institute on Drug Abuse says CBD has “No Addictive Effects”

September 9, 2015 – National Cancer Institute updates their FAQ page “Cannabis kills cancer”

September 10, 2015 – Georgia Medical Marijuana Commission to Discuss Cultivation

September 24, 2015 – VIDEO: Medical Marijuana approved by South Carolina Senate Panel

October 9, 2015 – National Cancer Institute Posts Benefits of Marijuana on Federal Govt. Website

October 19, 2015 – Idaho plans to allow 25 children with persistent seizures to access Cannabidiol (CBD) for treatment

October 20, 2015 – Wholesale hemp prices declining despite fractured US supply chains, investment advisor says

October 22, 2015 – Gallup: Support For Legalizing Marijuana At Historic High

November 18, 2015 – Scientists Flocking to Israel for PTSD, Cannabidiol (CBD) Medical Marijuana Research

November 19, 2015 – Study: Marijuana Consumers Less Likely To Suffer From Metabolic Syndrome

November 27, 2015 – Israel: New Study Shows CBD Helps Heal Broken Bones

December 1, 2015 – Recent Studies Revealed that Cannabidiol (CBD) May Help A Patient With Parkinson’s Disease

December 4, 2015 – Cities See Major Decline In Marijuana Possession Arrests

December 7, 2015 – The Growing Trend of Cannabidiol, Analyzing Google Trend Data for CBD (Part 1)

December 8, 2015 – The Growing Trend of Cannabidiol, Analyzing Google Trend Data for CBD (Part 2)

December 10, 2015 – CBD for the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

December 18, 2015 – Video: Texas lawmakers to allow epilepsy patients access to Cannabidiol (CBD)

December 15, 2015 – Congress: Omnibus Spending Bill Reauthorizes Medical Marijuana Protections

December 23, 2015 – DEA Eases Requirements for FDA-Approved Clinical Trials on Cannabidiol

December 24, 2015 – NYU Publishes Cannabidiol (CBD) Trial Results for Treatment of Seizures

It’s been a great year for the cannabidiol (CBD) industry and let’s make it an even better year for 2016. As a CBD business, retailer, or entrepreneur it is your responsibility to push for legalization of medical marijuana and CBD across the country and the world. Make sure you keep yourself up to date with www.norml.org to take advantage of opportunities to reach out and support your local chapter or abroad. It’s also equally important that you test and certify your products for the safety of your consumers and also for the protection of our industry that is already unfairly judged.

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