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History of Hemp: 80 Years of Purgatory
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History of Hemp: 80 Years of Purgatory

More Than 80 Years Of Purgatory: Why The Industrial Hemp Solution Is Still Suppressed So what has the history of hemp entailed thus far? For the most part, Americans remain uninformed about industrial hemp, despite the fact that it once flourished as a crop in the U.S. They often are unaware that industrial hemp cannot...

CBD in California: A Legislative Limbo
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CBD in California: A Legislative Limbo

Ever since the 2014 Farm Bill, the interpretation of laws surrounding industrial hemp and hemp-derived CBD has had heads spinning. Depending on who’s doing the interpreting—the hemp industry, cannabis advocates, lawyers, Congress, the DEA, the FDA, and a whole sideshow of state regulatory agencies—the debate continues about whether non-psychoactive cannabinoids are legal. The venue seems...

Wisconsin Leadership Wants to Have Their Cannabis and Demonize It Too
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Wisconsin Leadership Wants to Have Their Cannabis and Demonize It Too

In 2016, a Marquette Law School poll found that a 59% majority of Wisconsinites support legalizing marijuana and regulating it similarly to alcohol. That was two years ago. But the current political leadership—namely Governor Scott Walker—in Wisconsin is barring access with the “gateway drug” argument despite the fact that leaders, in 2014, symbolically legalized a very...

THE PAINFULLY GRADUAL PROGRESSION OF CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN MISSOURI
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THE PAINFULLY GRADUAL PROGRESSION OF CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN MISSOURI

Missouri legislators—the Senate, specifically—can’t seem to get on board with legalizing medical marijuana. In 2014, they did pass legislation allowing CBD oil for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. But the restrictions for the medical use of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid are so stringent, it can hardly be called access to treatment for patients in desperate need....