Category: Cannabis Industry

Washington State Bans CBD Infused Edibles

Washington state banned CBD-infused edibles and the commercial sale of food and beverages containing CBD, sticking closely to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy. The FDA currently stipulates that the cannabinoid cannot be an ingredient in the food supply, and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) posted similar restrictions this month. “To be clear, […]

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California Black Market Vape Carts Cause 21 Cases Lung Disease

Doctors in Kings County, in California’s Central Valley, saw a small but higher than normal number f patients with lung disease over recent months. Initially, patients presented with characteristics of pneumonia or bronchitis, like weakness or shortness of breath. But when placed on standard antibiotic treatment, they did not improve. After their health further deteriorated, […]

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Facebook Sued by Dispensaries

Facebook seems to have a difficult time deciding how to deal with the cannabis and hemp boom. Around this time last year, the social media giant was reported to be silently banning companies that were either advocating for marijuana or selling marijuana products. In October last year, Facebook seemed to have softened its stance when […]

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The Best Selling CBD Topical Brand in PDX Expands into California Grocery Stores

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Expanded Distribution Allows Brand to Further the Mission of Offering Consumers High-Quality, Safe, Hemp-Based Topical Products Empower BodyCare, Oregon’s best-selling brand of CBD infused topicals, is proud to announce its line of hemp-based products are available this week throughout 516 of California’s Albertsons, Von’s, and Safeway stores. Customers throughout the state can […]

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Where California Cannabis Taxes Go

Drug abuse prevention, public safety, protecting the environment, economic development — these were some of the visionary promises that legalized cannabis would pay for. Now, 1 1/2 years after the start of legal sales, the lofty goals of Prop. 64 remain only partially fulfilled, deferring the dream of funding major new social programs. In order […]

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