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SupplySide West Podcast 52: Assessing Market for Hemp-based CBD

In this podcast interview, Sean Murphy--founder and publisher of Hemp Business Journal--reports on sales of hemp-based CBD products and discusses related trends, including characteristics associated with successful companies in the burgeoning CBD market.

Josh Long

September 11, 2017

In this podcast interview with Josh Long, INSIDER's legal editor, Sean Murphy—founder and publisher of Hemp Business Journal—weighs in on:

-- Sales of hemp-based and marijuana-based CBD products;

-- Projections for CBD pharmaceutical sales;

-- The sophistication of top hemp-based CBD brands;

-- Challenges in raising capital and the types of investors in the CBD market;

-- The types of retailers selling CBD; and

-- Traits associated with successful CBD companies.

Murphy will be speaking on Thursday, Sept. 28, during a panel at SupplySide West in Las Vegas. The panel “The State of CBD in Dietary Supplements,” will explore business opportunities and market trends in the burgeoning CBD industry, regulatory hurdles facing the industry, and how companies can bring new, efficacious products to market.

About the Author(s)

Josh Long

Associate editorial director, Natural Products Insider, Informa Markets Health and Nutrition

Josh Long directs the online news, feature and op-ed coverage at Natural Products Insider, which targets the health and wellness industry. He has been reporting on developments in the dietary supplement industry for over a decade, with a special focus on regulatory issues, including at the Food and Drug Administration.

He has moderated and/or presented at industry trade shows, including SupplySide East, SupplySide West, Natural Products Expo West, NBJ Summit and the annual Dietary Supplement Regulatory Summit.

Connect with Josh on LinkedIn and ping him with story ideas at [email protected]

Education and previous experience

Josh majored in journalism and graduated from Arizona State University the same year "Jake the Snake" Plummer led the Sun Devils to the Rose Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law, was admitted in 2008 to practice law in the state of Colorado and spent a year clerking for a state district court judge.

Over more than a quarter century, he’s written on various topics for newspapers and business-to-business publications – from the Yavapai in Arizona and a controversial plan for a nuclear-waste incinerator in Idaho to nuanced issues, including FDA enforcement of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).

Since the late 1990s, his articles have been published in a variety of media, including but not limited to, the Cape Cod Times (in Massachusetts), Sedona Red Rock News (in Arizona), Denver Post (in Colorado), Casper Star-Tribune (in Wyoming), now-defunct Jackson Hole Guide, Colorado Lawyer (published by the Colorado Bar Association) and Nutrition Business Journal.

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