Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/4/19

Generic 5 January 2019 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Weekly Legislative Roundup of 2019! The new Congress was just sworn in yesterday, and they are not wasting any time. U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Don Young (R-AK) re-introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, which protects those engaged in state-lawful medical […]

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FDA Weighs In On Legal Status of Commercially Available ‘Hemp-Derived’ CBD Products

Generic 22 December 2018 | 0 Comments

Following yesterday’s passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottleib issued a statement with regard to the agency’s oversight of products commercially marketed as ‘hemp-derived’ CBD. The FDA states: “We’re aware of the growing public interest in cannabis and cannabis-derived products, including cannabidiol (CBD). This increasing public interest in […]

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Farm Bill Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban Become Law

Generic 21 December 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump today signed legislation into law that includes language lifting the United States’ decades-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. The provisions were included within The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ‘The Farm Bill’), which takes effect on January 1, 2019. “The significance of this law change should not be underemphasized,” NORML Deputy […]

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CBD in marijuana may worsen glaucoma, raise eye pressure

Did you know that? 17 December 2018 | 0 Comments

A study has found that CBD — a major chemical component in marijuana — appears to increase pressure inside the eye of mice, suggesting the use of the substance in the treatment of glaucoma may actually worsen the condition.

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Congress Lifts Longstanding Ban on Hemp Production

Generic 14 December 2018 | 0 Comments

Washington, DC: House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ‘The Farm Bill’), which for the first time includes provisions lifting the United States’ centuries-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. The President is anticipated to sign the bill into law in the coming days. “The significance of this […]

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