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Congress extends hemp pilot program

By Danielle Masterson

The Senate passed a continuing resolution Wednesday that provides short term funding in a move that will prevent a government shutdown. The resolution also included the House’s language to extend the hemp pilot program through September of 2021.

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Canadian cannabis giant enters US market

By Danielle Masterson

Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc. just announced it will acquire American hemp retailer Reliva LLC. The duo expects to be positioned as a meaningful player in the United States, the world’s largest cannabinoid market.

NutraCast Podcast: Patrick McCarthy on CBD research and regulation

NutraCast Podcast: Patrick McCarthy on CBD research and regulation

By Danielle Masterson

In recent months the FDA has been trying to figure out how to get the CBD market under control, with the focus on safety. Patrick McCarthy, CEO of Validcare, a cannabis sector-focused health and wellness research company, said the FDA is not going to...

CBD paves way for marijuana leniency in NFL

CBD paves way for marijuana leniency in NFL

By Danielle Masterson

As legal marijuana expansion continues, advocates point out that it is a safer alternative to prescription opioids for athletes to manage their pain. Thanks to a new agreement, NFL players have that option.

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Growing concerns prompt senators to urge USDA to adopt new hemp rules

By Danielle Masterson

Sparked by proposed US Department of Agriculture regulations that would drastically alter the certification process for industrial hemp, two lawmakers from Oregon want the agency to make several changes before it finalizes rules for the US Domestic Hemp...

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