Friday, March 22, 2019

The Dust is Beginning to Settle

From the News:

FDA plans first public hearings on legalizing CBD foods in April

  • The Food and Drug Administration will start looking into how it might legalize CBD-laced food products in April, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told lawmakers Wednesday.
  • Congress legalized hemp-derived CBD in December, but FDA rules prohibit companies from adding it into food.

The Food and Drug Administration will hold its first public hearings on CBD in April as the agency weighs rules allowing companies to add the popular cannabis-based compound to food, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday.
"We're deeply focused on this. We have taken on other hard challenges before," Gottlieb told the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. "You have my commitment I'm focused on this one."
Gottlieb said he has heard Congress "loud and clear" when it legalized hemp products, including CBD, in December and is putting together a working group of senior officials to work on the new rules. The FDA will kick off its rulemaking process with a public hearing in April, he said. However, Gottlieb warned the committee that it will not be a "straightforward" process.
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The cannabis industry is begging the FDA for some CBD regulations as Gottlieb heads to the Hill

  • Companies selling food and drinks with CBD want the FDA to regulate the industry.
Businesses selling food and beverages infused with CBD have a message for the Food and Drug Administration: Regulate us, please.
Congress' legalization of hemp products, including most CBD, in December is forcing the FDA to consider writing new rules — and casting a cloud of uncertainty over the emerging industry. The absence of clear regulations has cities and states, even ones that have legalized forms of marijuana, pulling products off shelves and levying fines against establishments that sell CBD-infused food and beverages.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant that promises to relax the body without altering the mind. While the federal government legalized CBD that's derived from hemp, a close cousin of marijuana, the FDA's rules still prohibit companies and restaurants from adding it to food or drinks.
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Benjamin Witte said he anticipated the regulatory scrutiny following the passage of the farm bill. He launched a seltzer drink called Recess that touts a full-spectrum hemp extract, not CBD. Hemp extract can include multiple cannabinoids, or cannabis compounds. CBD is just one of at least 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
To Witte, what's going on right now with CBD is "no different" than in the early days of Uber. He said he welcomes regulation and there's a "serious lack of nuance in the conversation" right now.
"I want this to be something that's very controlled," Witte said, adding that he hopes hemp extract will become a certified permissible food ingredient no different than whey protein or caffeine. "Arguably some of the biggest risks to Recess are bad actors that don't take this seriously."
Nic Balzer, founder and CEO of Queen City Hemp, said the lack of clear federal rules is causing "temporary confusion" at the state level. In his home state of Ohio, regulators are removing CBD food and beverage products from shelves. Balzer said his CBD seltzers are being pulled from stores in Ohio.
"I see it as temporary," he said. "I don't see how the FDA could withhold updating their stance anymore given the pressure from Congress."
Ideally, Balzer would like to see the FDA formally designate hemp extract, which includes CBD, as "generally recognized as safe," or GRAS. That would treat CBD and other hemp-derived compounds like other commonly used ingredients, such as vanilla flavoring or salt, so long as they meet the same safety standards.
Congress is also pressing the FDA for answers. Twelve lawmakers penned a letter to Gottlieb earlier this month asking a litany of questions, including when he plans to hold public meetings on CBD and whether the agency was advising local governments that are pulling the products.
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Yes, Bocannaco also welcomes Regulations!  Bocannaco is all about regulation, as you know, Dear Distributor!  
Along with regulations comes the responsibility to
MAKE NO CLAIMS about what the oil does;
GIVE NO GUARANTEES of healing, curing or other medical promises.
In these emergent times when the nascent industry is taking permanent shape, it is crucial that Bocannaco carry the banner for sober, trustworthy professionalism with the welfare of our consumers as our premier concern.  
Remember Dr. Lawrence's motto:
Healthy people.
Healthy profits.
Healthy difference.
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Here we go:  TRUSTWORTHY!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THIS CHANGE:


Hello Valued Customer,
On April 3rd, your dial-in number and playback number are changing due to our efforts to provide the highest quality service possible.
 

Current Dial-in Number(s)


(515) 739-1030

New Dial-in Number(s)


(515) 604-9099

Access Code per account(s)


319289214

Current Playback Number(s)


(515) 739-1039

New Playback Number(s)


(515) 606-5001

Access Code per account(s)


319289214
Please note your access code(s) will remain the same, and all of your recordings will be transferred to your new playback number.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Best Regards,
Nella 
Director of Customer Care

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Monday, March 18, 2019

When Joseph Gaefke shares

Folks listen up

And sign up: Mike with Terry and Chris

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Just got off GREAT call featuring Leaders Bonnie Keller and Willa Cain:  GET THE LINK and share it like your hair's on fire if you want your team to take off!

Look for it in the Audio Link of your website tomorrow.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Day 4 of  "Hello Arizona!" Trip!

So many awesome people that we have been meeting, and great stories that we have been hearing -- including seeing a young man, 19 years old, who saw an ad in a local publication placed by a distributor who doesn't live here!  He came by himself, watched everything,   signed up on the referring distributor's  website, and is off to a roaring start!

How amazing!

Several other young people also got their Bocannaco careers started .. and Arizona was not alone:  sales are growing steadily across the fruited plain, with  stories rolling in from satisfied thrilled Bocannaco users  all over!

Pictures coming later:)

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Hang in there, BocannaCaine fans!  It won't be long!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Greetings from the lone prairie where the wind blow FAST and the rooms aren't free....especially when it's spring training and everybody and their friends are in town to get their fix started on  America's pasttime!

But the Bocannaco fans also run true and committed and showed up at Jarrod's Gallery on Main Street in Mesa for a great time with Bonnie, Willa and the kids:)

Tomorrow night in Tucson, as well as lunch  Friday and Saturday and Friday evening -- then back to Mesa and Jarrod's Saturday night!

NOTE that the audio link for Randy and John's call  night is now in the Audio Link section of your back office.  (Thanks, Anthony!)

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A big welcome to all the new Distributors this week-- here are a few new faces that joined the Bocannaco family from  Randy and John's booth:

Welcome, Markell!
I didn't get these names but they look happy  and awesome!

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Feelin' no pain!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Waiting for Bocannaco Monday Night Call to start.. at Harrah's on the Colorado River:)

The Dust is Beginning to Settle

From the News: FDA plans first public hearings on legalizing CBD foods in April The Food and Drug Administration will start looking ...