2018 was a year of milestones for the cannabis markets, including Canada becoming the first Group of Seven country to legalize recreational use and the number of U.S. states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal rising to 33 and 10, respectively, along with the District of Columbia.  A watershed moment happened in the industrial hemp space too, with the passage of the U.S. Farm Bill 2018 removing the plant from the federal controlled substance list, effectively making it a legal agricultural commodity as of the start of 2019. Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant that does not contain any meaningful levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the marijuana component responsible for the psychotropic high.  What it does contain is CBD (cannabidiol), a non-intoxicating compound of cannabis that is widely trumpeted for a litany of therapeutic benefits, including reducing pain, nausea, anxiety and inflammation. The legalization of industrial hemp will certainly make CBD one of the most active areas within the broader cannabis markets in 2019. As noted by CBD Unlimited (OTC: EDXC) Chairman and CEO Todd Davis in a recent interviewwith SNNLive, sourcing is something that consumers need to be aware of because there will be a battery of companies jumping   Read more…