Key Congressional Committee Advances Legislation to Facilitate Clinical Research Studies Using State-Authorized Marijuana Products

“The reality that most high-schoolers have easier access to cannabis than do our nation’s top scientists is the height of absurdity and an indictment of the current system.”
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USDA extends comment period on hemp rules

U.S. agriculture regulators are giving farmers more time to share criticism about the looming national framework for how the crop can be grown. The extension comes as states and industry associations are pressuring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to delay implementation of its new rules, set to take effect Nov. 1. The USDA is now […]

Feds approve Maine’s hemp cultivation program

Federal officials have approved Maine‘s hemp cultivation program to align with the proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rules, which take effect Nov. 1 The approval Wednesday means the state’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will have primary responsibility for oversight over hemp cultivation, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture Domestic Hemp Production Program, the […]

Ohio agriculture officials issue warning to CBD company making unlicensed products

An Ohio CBD company has been cited with a public health warning for making products without a state license. The Ohio Department of Agriculture issued the warning to Limitless CBD LLC, which has a processing facility in Avon and offices in Cleveland. The department has not received reports of illness involving the company’s products, but […]

DPA-Sponsored Syringe Access Bill Passed by CA Legislature

AB 2077 Extends Pilot Allowing Pharmacists to Provide Sterile Syringes to Prevent Spread of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C for Another Five Years Los Angeles, CA – As the California Legislature wrapped up its session yesterday, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) announced the passage of its Pharmacy Access bill (AB 2077) by Assemblymember Phil […]

Scientists explain how liver study will provide FDA with ‘real world’ data on CBD

Two scientists will lead a third-party consumer research study on the effects of regular CBD use on humans, particularly focused on liver safety. Dr. Keith Aqua, a Miami-based medical doctor, and Dr. Jeff Lombardo, a Buffalo, New York-based pharmacist who specializes in toxicology, are the co-principal investigators for a national clinical trial measuring the potential […]

USDA approves Missouri state hemp plan

Missouri’s agriculture officials say the federal government has approved the state’s plan to regulate hemp. The state’s Department of Agriculture announced the approval Wednesday. The state will charge: $750 a year for permits to grow hemp, regardless of acreage. Undetermined fees for sampling and testing. Missouri was among the states that chose to operate the […]

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