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In this week’s top CBD story, the FDA memo recommending that CBD be categorized as a Schedule V controlled substance was made public. And it contained a bombshell statement from the FDA. In the memo, the agency said that CBD’s lack of potential for abuse means that it could be

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In this week’s biggest CBD news development, the Drug Enforcement Agency has rescheduled FDA-approved drugs containing CBD:

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On Tuesday morning, the Hemporium Boutique in Rapid City, South Dakota received a visit from detectives with a drug task force, who told the store’s owners that they had 24 hours to remove all CBD products from their shelves. That’s because in 2017, South Dakota passed legislation classifying CBD oil

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This week, Rolling Stone published an exclusive new report from the Brightfield Group predicting massive growth in the CBD market. According to analysts, the American market could reach $20 billion by 2020. This is much higher than recent projections from other organizations. For example, we reported last month on a

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On Thursday morning, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018, which will make it easier for researchers to study cannabis. Rep. Matt Gaetz sponsored the bill, along with 40 other representatives from both sides of the aisle.

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Things are looking up for industrial hemp in the US! That’s because the joint House and Senate Farm Bill conference committee held their first meeting on Wednesday morning. Three conferees specifically mentioned hemp in their remarks: It’s past time that we build on the work that we began with the

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The joint House and Senate Farm Bill conference committee held their first meeting on Wednesday morning. This is the beginning of an effort to resolve the differences between the two versions of the 2018 Farm Bill legislation passed by the House and Senate earlier this year.

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Today is Opioid Misuse Awareness Day, and this week, CBD Hacker took a look at some of the ways that  CBD might play a role in fighting the epidemic. But while CBD could be a lifeline for people who are dealing with opioid dependence, this weeks news reminds us that it’s

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Officials in Alabama announced this week that they will be cracking down on CBD sales in the state. While two Alabama laws—Carly’s Law and Leni’s Law—define specific conditions under which CBD use is legal in the state, these laws don’t offer protections for people who do not meet those conditions.

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The DEA is planning on ramping up marijuana production for research purposes in 2019, Forbes reports. While the agency allowed the production of about 1,000 pounds of cannabis in 2018, that amount will increase to 5,400 pounds in 2019. Meanwhile, the DEA wants a reduction of opioid medicines—like oxycodone, hydrocodone,

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