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The 2018 Farm Bill: What It Means For Hemp & CBD

The 2018 Farm Bill: What It Means For Hemp & CBD

As discussed in a prior blog post, the legal status of CBD can be very confusing to consumers, businesses, and lawmakers alike. As a substance that is derived from the cannabis plant, but is not cannabis’ main active ingredient, CBD currently occupies an unclear middle ground – particularly in California, where the state has imposed additional rules affecting how the various types of CBD may be legally used.

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Covington & Publish Release On Farm Bill & Hemp

Covington & Publish Release On Farm Bill & Hemp

Dec 13 they write in the release, “The Farm Bill, if signed by the President, would effectively deschedule certain cannabis products, such as cannabidiol (“CBD”), derived from Cannabis sativa containing no more than 0.3% THC. Unlike the 2014 Farm Bill, which did not amend the CSA, the Farm Bill modifies the definition of marijuana, a schedule I substance under the CSA, as described above. CBD iscurrently a controlled substance under the CSA because it is derived from marijuana, so removing “hemp” from the definition of marijuana would remove CBD from control when it is derived from such hemp.”

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Friday Story: Irwin Naturals To Give Away $1M worth of CBD !

Friday Story: Irwin Naturals To Give Away $1M worth of CBD !

“Our company’s mission is to spread health to the world through plant medicine and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the legalization of hemp than to give something back to our Country – which is in an emergency state of emotional and physical health,” said Klee Irwin, founder of Irwin Naturals and the author of Pain Nation.

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Tilray Hires Former Foreign Ministers En Masse Including Australian, Alexander Downer

Tilray Hires Former Foreign Ministers En Masse Including Australian, Alexander Downer

The advisory board includes six-term Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, ex-Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele and former U.S. State Department official James O’Brien. The 10-person board is also stacked with former foreign ministers Lloyd Axworthy (Canada), Joschka Fischer (Germany), Jaime Gama (Portugal), Alexander John Gosse Downer (Australia) and Donald McKinnon (New Zealand).

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“MAPLE” Act Looks To Tackle Cannabis & Border Issues

“MAPLE” Act Looks To Tackle Cannabis & Border Issues

Marijuana Moment write….The new legislation, the “Maintaining Appropriate Protections For Legal Entry Act”, would provide exceptions for conduct that “was lawful in the State, Indian Tribe, or foreign country in which the conduct occurred” or that was “subsequently made lawful under the law or regulation of such jurisdiction,” according to a draft obtained by Marijuana Moment. The bill, known as the MAPLE Act for short—surely a nod to the leaf on Canada’s flag—is being filed on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).

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Chicago Mayor Says Why Not Fund Pensions With Regulated Cannabis

Chicago Mayor Says Why Not Fund Pensions With Regulated Cannabis

Forbes reports…”Illinois legislators will be taking a serious look next year at legalizing recreational marijuana,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said in a speech to the City Council. “Should they follow that course, a portion of that revenue could go toward strengthening our pension funds and securing the retirement of the workers who depend on them.”

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The Gnomes of Darkness Present..”Top Cannabis Industry Clusterfucks of 2018″

The Gnomes of Darkness Present..”Top Cannabis Industry Clusterfucks of 2018″

The tone may seem a bit offhand, even careless, and our language much the same. But, in an industry that has taken to patting itself on the back with so much gusto much it appears to CLR that all we are producing is bile that can only in the end, antagonize people we oughtn’t to. Many quieter voices are becoming increasingly uneasy with the hubris. This at a time when we need calm heads and a commonsense approach as the next hurdle of federal regulation slowly unfurls towards us. To this end, Jordan’s piece makes us aware where we should look a little closer at ourselves.

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Cannabis: Social Justice in Commercial Cannabis

Cannabis: Social Justice in Commercial Cannabis

As the legal status of cannabis evolves, state legislatures are confronted with a difficult moral issue – how should local and state governments treat persons convicted of offenses that are no longer illegal? Below is a discussion of some of the options.

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