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Is the tail wagging the dog? Large retailers’ embrace of CBD health products may force the ‎FDA’s hand

The 2018 Farm Bill marked a significant victory for the cannabis industry because it removed hemp from the list of federal controlled substances. It was widely believed that this legalization would increase acceptance of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can be extracted from hemp and, its proponents argue, provide a range of health benefits.

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Stuck in the Middle with You: State Legalization of Marijuana Places Federal Prosecutors in an Awkward but Powerful Position

Marijuana is now legal for medical use in at least thirty states and for recreational use in ten. But it remains illegal for all types of use at the federal level. Accordingly, millions of U.S. citizens find themselves in the paradox of complying with state law while violating federal law.

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The 2018 Midterms Continue A Positive Trend For The Marijuana Industry

Legalization of marijuana was a consistent and bipartisan winner in the past several elections and that trend continued in the 2018 midterms. Three more states—Utah, Michigan and Missouri—passed landmark legalization initiatives, with Utah and Missouri passing medical use laws, and Michigan passing a recreational use law.

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