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Legalized Medical Marijuana in Mississippi, One of America’s Most Conservative States? A Small Group of Opponents Is Saying ‘Not So Fast.’

Cannabis advocates were elated last November when Mississippi became the eighth southern state to legalize medical cannabis. But now some officials in the Magnolia State are saying “not so fast.” And they’re doing so on what strikes advocates as an arcane legal argument.

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CBD and cannabis consumption lounges approach critical make-or-break point in Las Vegas

Vegas politicians scrambling as chance o pass CBD and cannabis lounges approach this week

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As More East Coast States Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Researchers Predict a New Tourism Trend: ‘Canna Tourism

With more and more East Coast states legalizing recreational cannabis, experts are predicting a new “canna tourism” trend

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Virginia, Newly Legal for Recreational Marijuana, Takes Another Step, to Protect Employees Using Cannabis Oil

Employees in the Commonwealth of Virginia who use authorized cannabis oil for medical conditions while away from their jobs no longer face the threat of discharge, discipline, or discrimination. This protection came about on Monday when Governor Ralph Northam signed H.B 1862.

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The Safe Banking Act Has Been Reintroduced in the U.S. Senate. Cannabis Businesses May Breathe Easier Now.

Legislation that would allow banks to conduct financial business legally with industry players that grow and make products from marijuana, which remains illegal at the federal level, was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate this week.

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FDA Regulations Are Coming, and the Industry Must Prepare. Here’s How.

Growers and manufacturers are anxiously awaiting the release of the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations for legal CBD THC. Cannabis (THC) may also be legalized at the federal level sometime soon.

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Cannabis Ney York
New York State Has Taken a Big Step Closer to Possible Marijuana Legalization

The New York State Legislature is close to legalizing recreational marijuana, New York state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins confirmed this week.

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The Cannabis Industry and Water
The Cannabis Industry: Water Conservationist or Water Hog? Depends Whom You Ask.

A few years back, a then-widely accepted figure said that the typical cannabis plant needed 22 literes (about 6 gallons) of water daily to thrive. Newspaper headlines – particularly in California, which legalized marijuana in 2016 — declared that cannabis crops were “sucking California dry.”

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What Happened Recently When Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and an NBA Player-Turned-Cannabis Entrepreneur Jumped on a Call

The U.S. Senate majority leader recently schmoozed about cannabis legalization with a successful CEO from that industry.

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CBD Businesses
Memo to CBD Businesses: Be Wary of Making Unproven Health and Purity Claims About Your Products. The Feds Are Watching.

For entrepreneurs involved with the booming U.S. CBD industry, recent messages about what’s legitimate and what’s not have certainly been mixed

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THC DELTA 8
Delta-8 THC, Is Drawing the Spotlight

Delta-9, the THC Cannabinoid, Has Gotten All the Buzz for Years Now Its Cousin, Is in the center of attention

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Election
With Trump on His Way out, and Biden Coming in, the 2021 U. Cannabis Market Is Looking Good, a New Report Predicts

The news remains dismal on many fronts: the raging pandemic, America’s deep political divisions and the continuing fallout from the violence at the Capitol fomented both by Donald Trump’s presidency and potential impeachment conviction.

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Happy New Year – CBD Coupons & Deals 2020

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2020 CBD
How Was 2020 for Cannabis/CBD Companies? Actually, There Was Some Good News

Companies seeking to innovate have been strapped for funds this difficult pandemic year, and startups in the cannabis category are no exception.

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Merry Christmas – CBD Coupons & Deals 2020

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The CBD Industry Receives Two Big Holiday ‘Gifts’ in This Otherwise Bleak Pandemic Year

Talk about happy holidays! The global CBD industry received two welcome gifts at the start of December: On Dec. 4, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-164 to support the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act), which aims to legalize cannabis at the federal level.

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Legal Cannabis
U.S. House Vote on Ending the Federal Prohibition on Cannabis Is Expected This Week

A U.S. House bill which would decriminalize cannabis and end its prohibition at the federal level will come before the House membership this week, likely some time between Wednesday and Friday.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday CBD Coupons and Sales 2020

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‘Legal’ List for Recreational Marijuana
The Election Just Added Four More States to the ‘Legal’ List for Recreational Marijuana, So, Just How Much Tax Revenue Does That Mean?

The 2020 election exacerbated America’s already bitter political divisions. But one thing on which voters seemed to agree was … cannabis.

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Cannabis 2020 election
Five US States Join the Green Wave

While most of the world was focused on the United States’ presidential election, and rightfully so, five states in the US legalized marijuana at some level on November 3rd.

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Veterans Day CBD Coupons and Sales 2020

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Halloween Coupons and Sales 2020

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2020 Election
What the Cannabis Industry Really, Really Wants This 2020 Election Season

The 2020 election season is loudly, sometimes alarmingly, in play. But whom and what to support? Biden/Harris? Trump/Pence? The Democrats or Republicans running for Congress in your state (with 35 seats Senate seats being contested and 435 in the U.S. House)?

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Cannabis Legalisation
Spanish left-wing party Podemos presents integral cannabis legalization draft

The leader of the Spanish progressive, left-wing party is currently in talks with the government to push the proposal forward.

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Uruguay finally authorizes long-overdue shipment of medical cannabis to Israel

The shipment, largest legal one ever made in history, is going to be hopefully the first of many, producers say.

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Plot twist for Paraguay’s medical cannabis law

In an unexpected move, the country’s President blocked the decriminalization law passed at the beginning of the month, without any further explanation.

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Hemp Research
Colombia’s seedmakers on the hunt for the perfect tropical strain

Botanists in the country are at the forefront of the research and development for a low-THC hemp strain that thrives in tropical climates.

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Texas Develops a Test to Differentiate Marijuana From Hemp

Law enforcement is finally equipped to tell illicit cannabis from legal hemp.

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EIHA
EIHA Traces the Role of Hemp in a Sustainable European Economy

The European Industrial Hemp Association just published a 26-pages paper outlining the role of hemp in Europe’s Green New Deal

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Paraguay Legalizes Medical Cannabis

The Paraguayan Congress approved the decriminalization of medical cannabis, authorizing even personal cultivation.

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Tilray Recalls Cannabis Oil from German Pharmacies

Multiple batches of the company’s medical cannabis oil appear to have failed testing for THC content.

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National Labor Day Coupons and Sales 2020

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Morris Beegle
Are America’s Hemp Farmers Being Unfairly Penalized Because of the Government’s Worries Over THC?

With the arrival of September, America’s approximately 17,000 hemp farmers are getting ready to harvest their half-million-acre 2020 crop. And in so doing, they’re besieged by multiple problems: the pandemic, of course, but also extreme weather, natural disasters … and politics.

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Vaping
Germany Issues Blanket Ban on CBD Vape Ads

The country’s Parliament recently decided review the reach of its anti-tobacco laws to CBD smokable products.

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UK Kid’s Parents Bring to Court the Fight for Access to Medical Cannabis

Could the dramatic story of a two-year old boy with West’s syndrome serve as a catalyst for change in UK medical cannabis policies?

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Hemp
U.S. Federal Hemp Farming Rules Cripple New York State’s Hemp Industry

State officials reckon federal guidelines are impracticable, and they say they won’t pursue state -level regulations.

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National Dog Day Coupons and Sales 2020

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legality
Cuba Reinforces Cannabis Prohibition… by Banning Merchandise

As of last month, Cuban law went as far as forbidding paraphernalia, clothing and any item anyhow related to cannabis.

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Millennials vs gen Y
Boomers vs. Millennials: Who Uses Cannabis More? A New Study Tells All.

Boomers (born 1946-64) and Millennials (born 1981-96) have long engaged in an off-and-on culture clash, each airing generational complaints against the other for two decades now: Which group comes across as more entitled? Which takes work (especially attire) more seriously? Which is hopelessly inept at technology?

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Hemp
Texas Approves Manufacture and Sale of Consumable Hemp

Last week, the Southern state’s Department of Health Services unveiled its brand-new ‘Consumable Hemp Program’.

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FDA
FDA Approved CBD to Treat Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

The FDA-approved drug Epidiolex just received the FDA green-light to add the disease to its clinical indications.

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EIHA
Did the EU Just Move to Decimate Its Legal CBD Industry?

The European Commission about to kill the hemp sector: preliminary view states natural hemp extracts are a drug, against all reason, the latest scientific literature and the EU green ambitions. Catherine Wilson, EIHA vice president refer to those matters on Leafreport’s interview

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Cannabis research
New Study Finds CBD to Be Effective Against Cannabis Use Disorder

A double-blind, placebo-controlled and randomized clinical trial has shown high dosages of CBD are helpful in curbing cannabis overconsumption patterns.

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Cannabis banking
Cannabis Banking Yet Again Excluded From Coronavirus Relief Package

The U.S. Senate voted against including marijuana banking protections in the coronavirus stimulus bill.

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National CBD Day Coupons and Sales 2020

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New Report: Canadian Cannabis Companies Are Falling Short on Distinguishing Their Brands to Consumers

For any Americans looking north these days to Canada to learn how cannabis startups in the Land of Maple Leaf are faring there two years into national legalization, a data-rich new report offers insight.Turns out that Canadians, in several important respects, are … just like us.

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CBD
The European Commission, at Odds with Science, Setting Up to Crack Down on CBD

According to a preliminary position, natural hemp extracts would be a drug, and should be treated as such.

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FDA
FDA Releases Guidelines for Cannabis-Based Drug Development Research

The US cannabis industry is getting one step closer to having a reliable and transparent regulation of cannabis-related research applications.

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Hemp
Ecuador Legalizes Low-THC Hemp Cultivation

The country has decriminalized and regulated the cultivation of non-psychoactive hemp, paving the way to its own national cannabis industry.

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South Korea Opens Up to Hemp Cultivation in One of its Provinces

The country recently designated the North Gyeongsang Province as its ‘special’ hemp farming site, looking at the creation of a national export-oriented cannabis industry.

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Comedian Seth Rogen Speaks Passionately About the Racial Realities of the Cannabis Industry He’s Now Part of

Actor-Comedian-Writer Seth Rogen shared support for expungement of criminal records for cannabis crimes in a recent panel discussion ‘Reimagining Justice’

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CBD Research
Charlotte’s Web Team up with Colorado Firms on CBD Safety Study

A joint venture of seven Colorado CBD brands will participate in a large-size scientific study on the impact of isolate and full-spectrum CBD on the human liver.

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INCB to Assess WHO’s Recommendations on Rescheduling CBD

The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board raised concerns as to whether all member nations could enforce the proposed changes.

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Coronavirus and CBD
Trials and Tribulations: 11 Cannabis CEOs Share Their Insights As To How COVID-19 Has Affected Their Business

With COVID-19 cases spiking across the globe, this unique juncture in time poses especially heightened challenges for cannabis businesses

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CBD Legalization in Europe
The United Kingdom Just Rescheduled CBD. Or, at least, Some of It.

Cannabidiol now falls within the list of least controlled drugs. However, it is good news only for certain players in the industry.

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Cannabis Business
Fewer Banks Reporting Relations with Cannabis Businesses

The number of banks and credit unions servicing marijuana businesses dipped in the last fiscal quarter, according to new federal data.

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4th Of July CBD Coupons and Sales 2020

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Louisiana Opens Applications to Farm Hemp, Bans Hemp-Based Products

Louisiana is issuing a blanket ban on all smokable hemp and CBD-infused foods and drinks.

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EIHA Anounces the Birth of its Novel Food Consortium

The European Industrial Hemp Association announced during its annual conference the birth of a new branch that will tackle Novel Foods licensing for CBD products in Europe.

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Excelsior College
‘Cannabis U’ Initiatives Gain Yet Another Graduate-Level Program Designed to Deepen Big-Business Skills

The evolution of the cannabis industry from stoners tending clandestine backyard plots to multimillion companies operating legal, industrial-size operations has grown the need for professionals steeped in supply-chain, financial, management and agricultural skills

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Hemp Has Been Legal in the U.S. for Two Years. So Why Isn’t the Food Industry Selling It?

Two years after the legalization of hemp via the 2018 Farm Bill, a feeling of antsiness prevails among companies manufacturing products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, the active ingredient in hemp

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Is South Africa Gradually Opening to the Cannabis Market?

The slow developments of cannabis law in South Africa may be pointing out to a bright future.

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Colorado Now Has its Very Own “Hemp Week”

Colorado Governor Jared Polis decided the State will celebrate cannabis every year, during the second week of June.

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EIHA Held its Annual Conference Online, and it Went Great

The 17th edition of the annual European Industrial Hemp Association’s (EIHA) Hemp Conference just concluded yesterday.

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Has Significance Beyond Police Violence: It Also Applies to Cannabis Arrests

While George Floyd’s murder put the spotlight on police brutality and racism, What people may not know, however, is the related issue of police and justice-system discrimination against those same minorities, especially black Americans, for minor offenses involving cannabis.

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Over 40 Dispensaries Looted in the US Amidst Riots

The nation-wide riots and protests ignited by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minnesota brought along a wave of robberies and looting that is also affecting cannabis businesses.

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CBD Market
For Cannabis Companies, the Future for CBD Looks Strong, According to a New Report

While many Americans still feel skittish about using THC-infused marijuana because of legality issue, the sky’s seemingly the limit for companies offering hemp-derived CBD products. That’s the message of a new study from New Frontier Data study.

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Aurora Buys US CBD Distributor Reliva

The acquisition opens the doors to the largest cannabis market in the world.

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Virginia Decriminalizes Cannabis Possession

Beginning next month, Virginians found in possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer have to fear incarceration

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CBD of Denver Inc. Acquires Another Swiss Company

This second across-the-pond merger puts the company on the map to lead Swiss, European market.

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Massachusetts Reopens Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries

Last Monday, May 18th 2020, the Governor of the state of Massachusetts ruled in favor of recreational marijuana stores to open up again.

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This ‘Band of Brothers’ Works Together to Channel Cannabis Profits to Wounded Veterans

For many Americans, today, Memorial Day, is a time to honor our nation’s fallen military personnel. But for George Sadler and Brian Buckley, both leaders of Southern California-based cannabis companies, the day holds something more: a close partnership aimed at helping returning veterans with the difficult transition to civilian life.

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Even As Congress Fights Over Cannabis, People in Adult Use ‘Legal’ States Seem Pretty Happy With That Legalization

Even as Democrats and Republicans in Congress spar over whether cannabis businesses should be eligible for COVID-19 federal loans, most Americans in adult-use legal states already view legalization as successful.

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EU Court to Review France’s CBD Laws

Czech company Kanavape files an appeal to the EU court, claiming France’s prohibition of CBD products infringes regulations on the free movement of goods

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Israel Strikes Import-Export Medical Cannabis Deal

Israeli InterCure and Canndoc join forces with Tilray, becoming the first commercial importer of medical cannabis in the country.

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Massachusetts’ Bill for Federal Relief to Cannabis Businesses

Advocates, politicians and stakeholders came together in a virtual round-table to craft proposal that would finally include cannabis businesses in the federal relief program.

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Hemp
The Toll of Coronavirus on the Hemp Idustry

The first batches of aggregated data regarding the impact of Covid-19 on hemp businesses are available, and they are not looking exactly good.

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FDA
CBD Companies Warned by FDA Over Faudulent Marketing

The Food and Drug Administration warned two CBD companies over claims about their products being suitable to treat opioid addiction.

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HIA Announces Leadership Change, Future Strategies.

Former Hemp Industry Association President steps down, newly appointed President announces State Chapters Task Force.

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Hemp
Hemp is European Industri’s Bet for Europe’s Post-Coronavirus Future

The European Industrial Hemp Association has recently published a document, outlining their vision for the EU to bounce back from the current crisis

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Lebanon Legalizes Medical Cannabis

After two years since the proposal surfaced the Lebanese political discourse, the country passes a bill regulating the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes.

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Aurora and Tilray are Petitioning for Cannabis to Be Classified as ‘Essential Service’

Some of the leading companies in the Canadian cannabis industry are initiating petitions demanding that the federal government included medical cannabis among the guaranteed services during the pandemic.

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Europe’s Hemp Sector, in Numbers

A recently published survey, conducted by the European Industrial Hemp Association, illustrates the market and industrial numbers of the hemp sector in Europe.

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FDA Sends Warnings to Three CBD Companies Over COVID-19 Frauds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has directed official warnings to three CBD companies in regards to coronavirus-related claims

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Coronavirus Boosts Cannabis Sales Across the US

People are hoarding cannabis as the COVID-19 outbreak forces everyone to go into lockdown at home, perhaps for a long time.

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Companies Tied to Cannabis Industry Excluded from ‘Corona-loans’

If your business and revenues are tied to a cannabis company, you may not be eligible for Coronavirus relief loans

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DEA Finally Announces Intention to Consider Applications for Cannabis Cultivation

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced its intention to assess applications to grow cannabis for medical research purposes, and anticipated new policy for the potential cultivators, contouring how this cultivation program would function.

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Charlotte Figi Dies Aged 13
Charlotte Figi Dies Aged 13

Charlotte Figi, Dravet’s syndrome patient whose story paved the way for the CBD revolution in cannabis, passes away

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Italian Hemp Sector Braces in the Wake of Latest Reforms to the Law on Narcotics

A reform introduced by Justice and Home Affairs jeopardizes the activities of hemp farmers, processors and distributors.

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Malawi Mildly Legalizes Cannabis Cultivation

The country of origin of the world-famous Malawi Gold strain joins the list of African countries that have legalized cannabis cultivation to a certain degree, after Lesotho and Zimbabwe

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CBM
Introducing CBM (Cannabimovone), the newly-individuated cannabinoid

An Italian team of scientists and researchers recently discovered CBM, or cannabimovone, a lesser known compound in cannabis that could have enormous implications for the future of medical research

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Coronavirus: Scammers Try to Bank in on CBD

A scam, claiming a CBD-based COVID-19 cure, is currently circulating in the U.S.A.

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Charlotte Web Acquires Abacus Health Products

Charlotte Web and Abacus Health Products reached an agreement over a merger that will lead the entity to represent one third of the CBD retail market

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MedMen in the Times of Coronavirus

The MedMen cannabis company reassures its community among the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Germany Rectifies on CBD Being ‘Novel Food’

EIHA President, Daniel Kruse, said “hemp food products made from traditionally produced extracts with the natural full spectrum of the cannabinoids contained in the hemp plant are not novel foods. For the German hemp food industry this statement by the government and the ministry is an important milestone”

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FDA
FDA Curbs Enthusiasm on CBD Products

The latest FDA’s statement about CBD sends mixed messages to cannabidiol entrepreneurs

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CBD research
GW investigates CBD absorption and drinking

Researchers study how CBD consumption is affected by dietary choices.

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Cannabis legalization
Sicilian Welfare-Covered Medical Cannabis Is Now a Thing

In the recent years, Italy has been attempting to craft a legal cannabis consumption and market program, without success. As those in the industry know, the current situation there is uncertain.

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Colgate, Sports Illustrated, BioSteel Nutrition Enter the CBD Market

Oral hygiene brand Colgate, Sports Illustrated magazine, and Canadian sports nutrition company BioSteel Nutrition are among the latest big names to enter the CBD market.

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California to Consider CBD in Foods, Beverages, and Cosmetics

California is inching closer towards allowing CBD as an ingredient in foods, beverages, and cosmetics. The move would benefit both the public and the CBD industry.

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