CPG & CBD University Podcast

Global Widget

The CPG & CBD University Podcast, produced by Global Widget, LLC, is intended for audiences who are interested in learning more about CBD, health and wellness products. Each podcast episode will examine the burgeoning

industry, including the latest news and trends, information around the sourcing, manufacturing, testing and distribution of CBD, health and wellness products, and any new product details from Global Widget’s in-house and private label brands.

Episode 0 - Welcome to CBD University
Trailer 3 min 36 sec

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America’s Personal Trainer®, Tony Little, joins Global Widget co-founder Kevin Collins to discuss the launch of Forever Well Nutrition. Forever Well™ products are designed for people who embrace the research behind a healthy lifestyle and want to take an active role in their longevity, beginning with their daily self-care routines. Hear about the selection of wellness gummies available at launch and how functional ingredients play a key role in the quality, taste and texture of the gummies. See the full product list at www.beforeverwell.com and on Amazon and follow Forever Well Nutrition on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForeverWellNutrition Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/be_forever_well/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/foreverwell_n

Dec 3

18 min 42 sec

Gelatin and pectin are the two gelling agents used when cooking gummies. Global Widget Senior Formulation Specialist Sara Brown and Innovation Manager Ashley Huber discuss the differences in gummies when using either one. We discuss why manufacturers may choose one over the other. Plus, we discuss what functional ingredients work well with either and the use of plant-based pectin in vegan gummies.

Nov 26

12 min 25 sec

We’re decking the halls for our annual holiday gift guide episode! VP of Marketing, Gina Bongiovanni, discusses our holiday promotions and the perks you’ll get if you sign up for our email newsletters at Hemp Bombs, Nature’s Script and Mystic Labs. There’s a CBD and health and wellness product for everyone on your list, including our award-winning CBD gummies and additional award-winning products. Plus, hear about some of our newest products to try out to get over that holiday stress.

Nov 19

13 min 41 sec

Kristen Nichols, editor of Hemp Industry Daily, returns to our podcast with a recap of MJBizCon. This year, MJBizCon celebrated its 10th anniversary, welcoming visitors back for an in-person event at the Las Vegas Convention Center, showcasing over 250,000 square feet of exhibits, forums and speakers. Also, Nichols catches you up on the latest headlines in the industry, including changes in Delta-8 THC legality, CBD changes in California and what we’re watching as we wrap up 2021.

Nov 12

17 min 49 sec

The CPG and CBD University Podcast, formerly known as the CBD University Podcast, turns 100! It’s our 100th episode and PR Manager/podcast host Joe Agostinelli takes you on a retrospective of the first 100 episodes. Hear how it all began in November 2019, on Episode 1 and how we got to where we are today. We’ll look back at our special guests, including Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nikki Fried, and Florida’s Director of Cannabis, Holly Bell, and hear from our more frequent guests, including industry advocate and attorney Rod Kight and the members of our in-house formulation, sales and marketing, quality and compliance teams. 

Nov 5

14 min 1 sec

Earlier this year, industry trade shows returned and our team at Global Widget was back on the road. VP of Sales Vince Gillen recaps a condensed trade show season with the latest news and trends from retailers and distributors. Gillen discusses the launch of new brands Mystic Labs, hyper brain iQ and Forever Well Nutrition and meeting with distributors and retailers at Tobacco Plus Expo, ASD Market Week, CDBX and NACS. Plus, Gillen has advice for retailers for the busy holiday shopping season ahead.

Oct 29

15 min 16 sec

Nootropics are making their way into more food and beverages as consumers look for ways to improve their focus. Global Widget Quality Manager Nelson Rodriguez joins Technical Services Manager Michael Diaz to discuss this emerging trend. You’ll hear about our newest in-house brand, hyper brain iQ, featuring gummies and capsules. Hear about the most popular nootropic ingredients, such as caffeine, ashwagandha, taurine, L-Theanine, ginseng extract and several vitamins. Finally, hear how nootropics are a hit in the gaming community.

Oct 22

11 min 38 sec

Five years ago, our CBD brand Hemp Bombs® was born. It started with a two-pack of CBD Capsules. Through the years, it has grown to be the category captain in convenience and an award-winning brand to consumers online and in more than 25,000 retail locations. Hemp Bombs now offers CBD Gummies, Capsules, Oils, Topicals and more. Vice President of Sales Vince Gillen and Payroll Specialist Daisy Figueroa have been with the company since nearly the beginning. They share their memories from the early days, how the company has expanded into what it is today and what their favorite CBD products have been along the way.

Oct 15

17 min 4 sec

Rod Kight, industry advocate and attorney, has the latest headlines from the regulatory scene in the hemp industry. Hear the latest on Delta-8 products and recent warning letters from the FDA and CDC. Plus, learn about more state regulations regarding CBD products, including the latest out of California. Finally, as we head into 2022, what does a lack of federal regulation mean for the thousands of companies in the industry?   Looking for the latest regulatory news? Visit Kight on Cannabis at https://cannabusiness.law/.

Oct 8

12 min 48 sec

Wendi Young is the president of Triverity Labs, which has labs in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Loveland, Colorado. They provide services which allow CBD manufacturers to receive cannabinoid analyses, test reports and consultancy to help them attain their necessary compliance. She discusses the challenges facing manufacturers in the industry, how the regulations in the U.S. and the European Union are similar and different and how data integrity and consistent results can help drive product development.

Oct 1

12 min

Earlier this year, Global Widget launched its brand-new internship program with its first class of interns joining the CBD and CPG manufacturer for the summer of 2021. Enrique Porras, Vice President of Operations, joins interns Cara Duong (University of South Florida), Ellen Miranda (University of Tampa), Nathan Plumb (University of South Florida) and Muhammad Nauman (University of South Florida) to discuss the new program, share stories of their summer and offer advice for those seeking employment and experience in the CBD, health and wellness industries.

Sep 24

10 min 19 sec

Marc Burbidge is the Co-founder, CEO & Innovation Director at B3 Labs, a white label CBD manufacturer in the U.K. Burbidge sheds light on the cannabis and CBD industry in the U.K. and how it differs from the industry in the U.S. Hear why Burbidge founded B3 Labs in 2019 and learn some of the stringent compliance measures companies in the U.K. need to take and how B3 Labs became the first CBD manufacturer to hold BRCGS Certification in the U.K.

Sep 17

16 min 46 sec

As part of our Gummy Central® series of podcast episodes, Quality Control Manager Nelson Rodriguez joins formulator Sara Brown to take you behind the scenes. Each one of the 8 million gummies we manufacture every day starts with our in-house formulation department coming up with the perfect formula to achieve that award-winning and best-tasting gummy every time. We take you through the process, what goes in to formulating gummies and some of the new and trending flavors, plus we talk about our newest award-winning gummies, Hemp Bombs Botanical Blend CBD Gummies!

Sep 10

11 min 19 sec

CBN is a minor cannabinoid found in the same Hemp plant that brings you CBD. It is best known as the cannabinoid created when THC ages, but is non-intoxicating. Rich Barnes is the founder of Slumber CBN, a company using Hemp-derived CBN to manufacture and distribute CBN oils, soft gels, gummies and topicals to accommodate different lifestyles, situations and sleep needs. Barnes discusses the emerging trend of CBN in products, why he founded Slumber CBN and using CBN in their consumer products.

Sep 3

24 min 21 sec

In part one of our two-part series of CBD as an ingredient, Connor Skelly of the Brightfield Group discussed their report looking at the shift of CBD as an industry to CBD as an ingredient. Global Widget formulator Michael Diaz and Business Development Manager Mac Norton continue the discussion in part two by looking at how our in-house brands and private-label partners use CBD as an ingredient in products with trending functional ingredients. They also discuss what has led to this change and where it could be heading. Plus, hear about how our podcast was voted Podcast of the Year in PR Daily’s Digital Media and Social Media Awards.

Aug 27

13 min 18 sec

In a recent report by the Brightfield Group, the CBD industry is put under the microscope and the question is posed, is CBD an industry or an ingredient? In Part 1 of our podcast series, Brightfield Group Marketing Director Connor Skelly breaks down the report and looks at how companies are using CBD more as an ingredient in products with other functional ingredients. The use of functional ingredients, such as melatonin, L-Theanine and others can help companies make claims about effects such as sleep, insomnia, pain and others. Stay tuned for episode 90 of the CPG & CBD University Podcast for Part 2 of our series, featuring Global Widget formulator Michael Diaz and Business Development Manager Mac Norton.

Aug 20

10 min 17 sec

Scott Hawksworth is the co-founder and managing editor of The CBD Guide. In February, he launched The CBD Guide Podcast. Hawksworth details why he turned to CBD and what led him to creating The CBD Guide and using his platforms to educate consumers about the benefits of CBD. In a recent episode of The CBD Guide Podcast, Hawksworth discussed the growth of Hemp Bombs with Global Widget Vice President of Sales, Vince Gillen. We discuss CBD products, the need for ongoing education and what he is hearing from his guests on the state of CBD and the challenges ahead in the industry.

Aug 13

15 min 1 sec

Kristen Nichols, editor at Hemp Industry Daily, joins us to update listeners on the latest headlines in the hemp industry. We discuss the boom in popularity of Delta-8 products during 2021, including what led to its massive growth, and if the trend here to stay. Also, consolidation news in the CBD industry as mergers and acquisitions continues to be a big story in CBD, will this continue?  Finally, we talk about CBD as an ingredient rather than an industry, what this could lead to and where are those much-awaited federal regulations? Plus, a quick preview of MJBizCon coming up in October!

Aug 6

22 min

Michael Patterson is the CEO of US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development and just wrapped up the first season of THE CANNABIS REPORT with Michael Patterson podcast. On this episode, Patterson discusses the recently completed Hemp Leaders Summit in Fort Lauderdale, where he moderated a session featuring Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the USDA, Gregg Doud, and Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney. Plus, hear the latest state of cannabis and hemp in the U.S. and new funding in research into pain management and cannabinoids in the National Football League.

Jul 30

10 min 56 sec

Global Widget values feedback from its consumers, retailers and distributors of its in-house CBD, health and wellness brands, along with its private label partners. Director of Communications Joe Brown and Wholesale Marketing Manager Susan Bishop discuss our latest survey from almost 1,300 customers. Hear how we utilize data to help maximize sell through for retailers and craft new formulations of customer favorites to answer customer demand. Plus, be sure and listen for our special podcast offer code to save 30% off your CBD products at www.hempbombs.com and www.naturesscript.com.

Jul 23

14 min 47 sec

As a leading manufacturer and distributor of CBD, health and wellness products, Global Widget creates confidence and credibility among its customers, retailers, distributors and private label partners through its commitment to compliance. Recently, Global Widget added the U.S. Hemp Authority® Certification (USHA) to its list of certifications. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Director Frances Capo discusses the company’s continued commitment to safety and compliance that results in certifications such as the USHA and others, including Florida Food Hemp, Kosher and cGMP.

Jul 16

8 min 11 sec

On Episode 75 of our podcast, members of the Global Widget formulation team discussed the research and science behind formulating premium CBD, health and wellness products. In the next part of our Gummy Central™ series, hear from three more members of our formulation team on crafting that perfect formula for every gummy. You’ll hear about trending functional ingredients, why some gummies use pectin instead of gelatin and how we manufacture innovative products with the latest popular flavors and ingredients to get that delicious, quality gummy every time.

Jul 9

12 min 17 sec

Delta-8 has taken the CBD and cannabinoid industries by storm. Industry advocate and attorney Rod Kight joins our podcast to discuss the buzz surrounding Delta-8. Rod gets into the legality of it, why manufacturers and distributers are buzzing about the minor cannabinoid, and in what types of products you may find Delta-8. Plus, in an industry that is still lacking federal regulation, what are different states doing when it comes to regulating Delta-8 and could federal legislation for CBD, including Delta-8 products, be coming from the FDA?

Jul 2

13 min 27 sec

The latest in our Gummy Central™ themed podcast series features Global Widget Contract Manufacturing Division Vice President, Chad Levitt. Millions of gummies are manufactured each day from Gummy Central for our in-house CBD, health and wellness brands and our private label partners. Levitt discusses how our capacity, along with our innovation, sets the industry standards for crafting and manufacturing the best-tasting, most-effective and highest-quality gummies in the CBD, health and wellness space.

Jun 25

13 min 23 sec

Chris Walsh is the CEO and President of Marijuana Business Daily and host of MJ Biz Daily’s new podcast From Seed to CEO. Walsh served as the founding editor of Marijuana Business Daily during the company’s launch in 2011, becoming the first journalist in the United States to focus exclusively on covering the business of cannabis. We discuss the past 10 years of MJ Biz Daily, the evolution of the cannabis industry, current industry news, regulations and trends. Plus, we preview the 10th Annual MJBizCon®, being held live in Las Vegas and online during the week of October 18, 2021.

Jun 18

22 min 54 sec

It takes innovation, science, research and expertise to craft premium CBD, health and wellness products across multiple in-house and private label brands. Chief Technology Officer and VP, Amazon Business Unit, John King joins VP of Sales Operations, Scot Wooster to discuss how Global Widget utilizes SPINS for industry-leading data and research into the latest retails trends. Plus, we announce our newest brand, Garden Grown Essentials, an exclusive Amazon brand of health and wellness products and how our innovation and business expansion keeps us an industry leader.

Jun 11

11 min 6 sec

The evolution of the CBD University Podcast enters its next chapter. As Global Widget continues to evolve as an industry leader and contract manufacturer of consumer packaged goods, our podcast transforms into the CPG and CBD University Podcast on this episode. Global Widget co-founder Kevin Collins discusses our evolution in the industry and into non-CBD product lines, expansion into new category channels, our focus on gummies as a delivery method and what lies ahead for continued growth and expansion.

Jun 7

17 min 22 sec

To be successful in the CBD industry, it takes innovation, education and collaboration. Vice President of Sales, Vince Gillen and Business Development Manager Clay Rahmberg discuss Global Widget’s commitment to their customers, private label, retail and distribution partners. Hear how we craft innovative products, educate our customers and business partners to ensure success on their CBD, health and wellness journey, collaborate with in-house teams and private label brands to create bestselling and customer-favorite products.

May 27

15 min 49 sec

Global Widget is Gummy Central™, putting you at the center of the gummy universe. Formulator Sara Brown and Business Development Manager Mac Norton discuss how our vertical integration and in-house formulation team work with customers, retail, distribution and private label partners to craft the most delicious, effective and highest quality gummies in the CBD, health and wellness industry. We discuss our newest gummy offerings from Hemp Bombs and Nature’s Script and how our private label division works with our formulation team to deliver innovative product offerings in the CBD, health and wellness space.

May 21

14 min 41 sec

Delivering safe, potent and effective CBD products from Hemp Bombs and Nature’s Script begins with our in-house formulation team. Global Widget Quality Manager Nelson Rodriguez and Formulator Michael Diaz take you behind the scenes to discuss the science behind crafting premium CBD products. Hear about our brand-new formulation lab, the in-house teams who ensure our products are of the highest standard for consumers, retail and distribution partners and private label brands. Learn why no two formulas are the same, even with more than 1,000 products manufactured from our Tampa, FL, facilities.

May 14

14 min 43 sec

Kristen Nichols, editor of Hemp Industry Daily, has the latest on the headlines making news in the CBD industry. She discusses recent changes in state regulations regarding CBD and cannabis products in New York and the legalization of hemp production in Idaho. Plus, the latest on states with pending legislation, such as Alabama, North Dakota and Oregon. We shift gears to the latest coming out of D.C. with recent news from the FDA and why there’s optimism from the industry. Finally, beyond the headlines, a return to in-person events this year with the 10th Anniversary of MJBizCon2021 in Las Vegas, October 20-22.

May 7

18 min 19 sec

Rod Kight, industry advocate and attorney, is back on the CBD University Podcast, as we look back at the biggest regulation-related stories of the first four months in 2021. Kight discusses the emergence of hemp compound, Delta-8 THC, along with other cannabinoids other than CBD, plus the effect that the PACT Act will have on vaping products. And, in an update to episode 51, Kight provides the latest on where CBD stands in Mexico. Finally, hear about the latest in state regulations, from New York to Kentucky and Idaho and what he’s keeping an eye on in the coming months.

Apr 30

11 min 19 sec

Defense Boost is Global Widget’s first non-CBD brand, bringing health and wellness benefits through a line of immunity support gummies. VP of Sales Vince Gillen and Director of Strategic Business Partnerships Tracy Lane discuss the launch and our four varieties of Immunity Support Gummies available for retailers and consumers: Apple Cider Vinegar, Elderberry, Sleep and Vitamin C. Hear how we carefully formulate our immunity gummies in-house while using the highest-quality ingredients to best suit your lifestyle needs.

Apr 22

15 min 33 sec

A study by Brightfield Group, a leading consumer insights and market intelligence firm for the CBD and cannabis industries, shows that sleep in the new number one desirable product effect that consumers seek from CBD. According to the study, cannabis use “right before bed” nearly doubled in 2020 and for the first time, sleep outranked relaxation and physical relief as the top product attribute CBD customers report desiring from the products they buy. Connor Skelly, marketing director at Brightfield Group discusses the study, plus learn about CBD sleep products from Hemp Bombs and Nature’s Script and ingredients consumers seek to catch more ZZZs.

Apr 16

10 min 56 sec

Compassion Kind works with governments, institutions, local leaders, organizations, foundations and businesses around the world to ensure the most vulnerable beings get assistance they need from their communities. As one recipient of our Million Dollar CBD Pet Product Giveaway, Compassion Kind has been using our pet CBD products with partners in the U.S. and Caribbean to help sheltered pets. Aja-Nikiya Estro, Valeria De Jesus and Kim Mniece discuss their mission, their work around the world and how our CBD products have helped the pets they care for.   For more CBD options, check out our website.

Apr 9

14 min 22 sec

Global Widget recently took part of a first-of-its-kind CBD industry clinical study examining the effect of CBD products on liver health. Validcare, which conducts patient-centered clinical trials, reported no preliminary evidence of liver disease in the more than 800 adults taking part in the study. Patrick McCarthy, CEO of Validcare, joins Global Widget Chief Compliance and Legal Officer Margaret Richardson to discuss the preliminary results of the study, Global Widget’s mission to produce safe, compliant, effective products and Validcare’s meeting with the FDA on the study.

Apr 2

17 min 42 sec

Greer Deal, Director, Global Regulatory Services, Dr. Rafe Bundy, Associate Consultant at Global Regulatory Services and Margaret Richardson, Chief Compliance and Legal Officer at Global Widget, discuss CBD as a novel food in the United Kingdom. In order for our CBD products from Hemp Bombs and Nature’s Script to be available to consumers in the U.K., we have to apply for a Novel Foods Dossier. This episode details the lengthy requirements for having our dossier accepted, the research behind having our product available in the U.K., and how other countries in Europe ensure that safe and compliant CBD products are available for consumers.

Mar 29

18 min 19 sec

Nikki Fried, Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services was elected to the position in 2018. Her department oversees the hemp industry in Florida, which has seen tremendous growth in the past year. During a recent visit to Global Widget, Fried discussed how Global Widget is a leader in the industry, how we ensure the safety and compliance of our products, and her vision for the hemp, including CBD, in Florida in the next three to five years. Learn more at www.fdacs.gov.

Mar 24

11 min 36 sec

For the first time on the CBD University Podcast, we go around the CBD universe and feature the co-founders of Sunday Scaries. Mike Sill and Beau Schmitt started Sunday Scaries after experiencing the benefits of CBD and wanted to help others benefit from its use. Sunday Scaries offers CBD gummies, vegan CBD gummies, CBD candy, CBD oil and CBD bath bombs. Hear about their mission in the industry, what lies ahead for international growth and their Bra Berry gummies that are sold to benefit breast cancer research.

Mar 19

18 min 23 sec

It’s the first new products from Global Widget’s CBD brands in 2021! After Hemp Bombs CBD Gummies were voted a retailer choice best new product in 2020, we are introducing our newest gummy creations — CBD Gummies with Elderberry Extract and Botanical Blend CBD Gummies! Learn about the ingredients, flavors and how you can get your hands on our newest gummies before you can buy them. VP of Sales, Vince Gillen and VP of Marketing, and Gina Bongiovanni also preview our new and improved CBD Max Chill coming soon and new a variety of our CBD Capsules.

Mar 12

13 min 34 sec

SPINS is a wellness-focused data technology company. They work with retailers nationwide as well as food and beverage brands to help the industry better understand trends in the marketplace — including those top brands within categories like CBD so retailers can drive sales by maximizing their shelf space. Mike Friedman of SPINS joins Global Widget VP of Sales Operations, Scot Wooster, to discuss current trends in the CBD industry, the success of our brand Hemp Bombs in the convenience store industry, and what retail success looks like in 2021.

Mar 5

22 min 44 sec

As we near the end of the first quarter of 2021, Kristen Nichols, editor, Hemp Industry Daily rejoins our podcast to discuss the latest headlines in the CBD industry. We discuss the top stories so far for this year, including the USDA Final Rule on Hemp, regulatory changes outside the United States and what a new administration in Washington, D.C., could mean for the industry. Plus, hear what story lines we continue to follow in the first half of the year.

Mar 1

15 min 59 sec

Global Widget recently completed its ‘Million Dollar CBD Pet Product Giveaway’ to help pet shelters in the Tampa, Florida, area care for sheltered pets. The company, which in 2020 rebranded its CBD pet division to Perfect Paws Hemp, donated CBD tincture oils, CBD dog chews and CBD pet shampoo to 16 Tampa Bay-area shelters and humane societies. Glen Hatchell, CPDT-KA of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay tells his story of how the donation has helped his shelter and the animals it cares for. Hatchell discusses what products he uses, how he uses them in the shelter environment and how they have helped him train animals. Plus, Hatchell has advice for other shelters and organizations looking to use CBD pet products to help their pets acclimate themselves to the shelter environment and prepare them for visitors and new homes.

Feb 19

16 min 11 sec

Brands, customers and retailers are getting social to promote CBD products, its benefits and promotions. Audrey Buggle, social media manager and VP of Sales Vince Gillen talk about the social media networks available to promote products, which networks customers and retailers can turn to, how retailers can take advantage of promoting our products in their stores and how we use influencers to promote CBD products from Hemp Bombs, Nature’s Script and Perfect Paws Hemp across our social media handles. Find Hemp Bombs on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Find Nature's Script on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. Find Perfect Paws Hemp on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Find Global Widget on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Feb 12

12 min 40 sec

Debbie Verdugo (@nanathegreat182) started her CBD journey with Hemp Bombs vape products in 2018. Now, Verdugo uses CBD gummies, CBD topicals and CBD oils each day as a part of her CBD routine. Verdugo discusses what made her turn to CBD for her health and wellness routine, how they helped cut the number of prescriptions she took a day, how her family has incorporated CBD into their daily wellness routines and what advice she has for you if you are looking to add CBD to your everyday routine for your overall wellness.

Feb 5

16 min 14 sec

In January 2021, the U. S. Department of Agriculture issued its final rule for hemp production, which is scheduled to go into effect March 22, 2021. Industry advocate and attorney, Rod Kight, discusses what the final rule means to the CBD industry, including two key points: the THC limit for hemp remaining at 0.3%, and hemp must still be tested for THC potency at DEA-certified labs by Dec. 31, 2022. For more information on the USDA Final Rule for Hemp Production, read Rod’s blog at  https://cannabusiness.law/usda-issues-final-hemp-rule/ and visit the USDA website at https://www.ams.usda.gov/press-release/usda-publishes-final-rule-domestic-production-hemp.

Jan 29

12 min 51 sec

CBD product packaging and labeling requirements can vary from state to state since there is no federal guidance in the industry yet. Chief Compliance and Legal Officer Margaret Richardson actively works with many of the state legislatures to ensure Hemp Bombs, Nature’s Script and Perfect Paws Hemp products contain all the latest required information such as QR codes, CBD dosage and expiration dates. With constant changes, hear the latest requirements, how often new laws may be passed and how retailers and distribution partners can ensure they partner with reputable, compliant CBD manufacturers.

Jan 22

13 min 15 sec

It was a big year for our CBD gummies in 2020. Last July, we debuted our new and improved line of CBD Gummies from Hemp Bombs and Nature’s Script. Hemp Bombs CBD Gummies were voted by more than 1,000 retailers nationwide as the CSP Magazine Retailer Choice Best New Product in 2020. Now, through innovation and new technology, Global Widget is expanding its gummy manufacturing capabilities. From the formulation to the production of more than 1.5 million gummies per day, hear about our Florida Hemp certification and the ability to produce award-winning CBD gummies and new types of health and wellness gummies to meet consumers’ and retailers’ increasing demand.

Jan 15

13 min 57 sec

International cannabis attorney and industry advocate Rod Kight has his regulatory predictions for 2021 in the CBD industry. Hear about how federal organizations could be getting ready to offer guidance in the industry, what impact regulations will bring to the thousands of newer, unproven companies in the industry, and why the THC levels in hemp could see a change with federal legislation. Plus, hear what the international CBD industry may look like as regulations change outside the United States.

Jan 8

11 min 10 sec

Kristen Nichols, editor, Hemp Industry Daily discusses the key storylines in the CBD and the hemp industry heading into 2021. Is this the year that the FDA offers much-awaited guidance for the industry? Will we continue to see the consolidation of newer companies that entered the CBD industry in the last year? What does the international scene look like for the CBD industry? Kristen answers those questions and offers additional thoughts on what consumers and retailers should be on the lookout for in 2021.

Dec 2020

14 min 50 sec