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This Week in CBD: January 11, 2018

Last week, the New York Times caused an uproar among cannabis advocates by publishing an op-ed which asserted a causal relationship between cannabis, psychosis, and violent crime.

So, has cannabis really caused an increase in violent crime in states where it’s legal?

An analysis from Intelligencer characterizes the editorial as “pointlessly misleading scaremongering,” while urging proponents of cannabis to take seriously public health questions related to cannabis use.

On Monday, Facebook admitted that it made a mistake in removing a number of CBD and hemp company’s pages from the platform.

A few weeks ago, CBD companies began to notice that their Facebook pages had vanished. When they looked into the issue, they found that their pages had been unpublished for violating Facebook’s policy regarding “promoting the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals.”

After challenges from CBD advocates — including Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, who wrote a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on behalf of CBD businesses in his state — Facebook began reinstating the affected pages.

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With the passage of the Farm Bill, authorities at the state level are discussing how to regulate CBD products. This week, Wisconsin and Minnesota both saw discussions about the future of CBD.

Minnesota’s Pharmacy Board met on Wednesday to discuss regulation and potential future legislation.

And in Wisconsin, a panel of health experts, attorneys, and lawmakers held a discussion about CBD and medical cannabis. CBD is legal in the state, but according to State Senator Patrick Testin, lawmakers may pass legislation this session in order to regulate products that contain CBD oil.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is considering new rules for industrial hemp-derived CBD. Under the proposed rules, producers would have to apply for a special license in order to sell their products in dispensaries.

The license wouldn’t be required, though, for producers who sell their items in regular retail establishments.

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The owner of Neverlow Glass Gallery in Yuma, Arizona says that FDA officials confiscated CBD-infused chocolates, gummies, and K-cups from his store.

He says that the agents told him that CBD was “not for human consumption,” and that CBD edibles must be labeled as pet products.

High school student in Bristol, Virginia may be able to take career and technical education courses to prepare them for employment at a new CBD oil processing facility in the area.

If the state approves the new courses, students will be able to study cybersecurity, health and medical science, food and agriculture, and greenhouse plant production and management.

Does CBD give you the munchies? Registered dietitian Cara Rosenbloom asks that question in the Washington Post this week.

The verdict? CBD helps with nausea and pain, which may help people who are experiencing a loss of appetite due to those symptoms. But unlike THC, it does not increase levels of the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin.

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Meg Kramer

Meg Kramer

Meg Kramer is the Managing Editor of CBD Hacker. She's a writer and editor who has covered topics in science, health, and education.

When she's not writing about CBD, you can find her playing with her dogs or perfecting her bagel recipe.