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CBD case in North Dakota tests police reliance on DEA guidance

Is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2016 guidance enough to convict someone of drug charges for selling CBD? The North Dakota Supreme Court has agreed hear a case on that question – and while it won’t set precedent in other states, it may provide guidance for similar cases. The case of Falesteni A. Abu Hamda will […]

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California CBD industry scrambles to adjust to food rule ‘roller coaster’

California’s booming CBD industry is in disarray after the state Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced earlier this month that CBD cannot be added to food, even if it comes from hemp.

“It’s a real punch in the stomach,” said Chris Boucher, who is growing 60 acres of hemp in Southern California, most of it destined for CBD extraction.

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‘Open up the floodgates’: FDA approval signals further CBD investment

Federal approval for a CBD drug means more for the hemp industry than just validation that cannabidiol has medical value. It’s also expected to increase investment in pharmaceutical uses for CBD derived from either hemp or marijuana, according to business owners working on other medicines extracted from the cannabis plant. “This is going to open up […]

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