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Roger Fillion

Roger is an award-winning journalist with decades of business news experience, covering everything from Wall Street regulation to the oil markets and craft brewing. He’s worked for Reuters, The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. He’s also worked as a freelancer for MSNBC.com, Inc. and other publications.


European Medicines Agency panel OKs GW Pharma’s cannabis drug

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended approval of the British company’s cannabis-based medicine Epidiolex, said the drug’s maker, GW Pharmaceuticals. The CHMP is tasked with preparing the European Medicines Agency’s opinions on queries about the marketing of human medicines. The CHMP opinion was adopted July 25, and the final decision now […]

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Hemp State Highlight: North Carolina puts out big welcome mat for hemp industry

By Kristen Nichols

Dozens of states are slowly experimenting with industrial hemp cultivation and processing, authorizing limited tests through land-grant universities. Not North Carolina.

North Carolina has gone all in on hemp, which state officials see as a natural fit for an economy once dominated by tobacco farming and textile manufacturing.

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South Carolina prepares to launch nation’s latest hemp program

By Margaret Jackson South Carolina is gearing up to become the latest state to allow hemp cultivation, a move that’s expected to create opportunities for farmers, makers of hemp-based products and ancillary companies offering goods and services to those growing and processing the plant.

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