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420 with CNW ­­— House Committee Approves Provision Removing Ban on Education Tax Credit for Drug Convicts

September 24, 2021 4:20pm

Last week, the House Ways and Means committee passed a budget reconciliation legislation that contains a provision to remove a ban which hinders individuals with drug convictions from using education-related tax credits. The committee agreed to remove the restriction, which prevents people with felony drug convictions at the federal or state level from claiming the … Continue reading “420 with CNW ­­— House Committee Approves Provision Removing Ban on Education Tax Credit for Drug Convicts”

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420 with CNW — Survey Finds Young People Are Switching to Hallucinogens, Cannabis

September 24, 2021 4:20am

A new survey has found that patterns of substance use are changing among the younger generation, with the use of hallucinogens and cannabis rising while alcohol is becoming increasingly unpopular. The survey was designed to offer insight into the trends of national drug use among young adults annually and began gathering data in the mid-1970s. … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Survey Finds Young People Are Switching to Hallucinogens, Cannabis”

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420 with CNW — 80 Leading Law Enforcement Officials Call on Supreme Court to Take on Safe Drug Injection Case

September 23, 2021 4:20pm

America’s response to the drug-abuse epidemic has been woefully inefficient and, according to most experts, counterproductive. Since 1999, nearly 841,000 people have died from a drug overdose, and the country’s choice to address drug abuse and addiction as a criminal issue rather than a health matter has only exacerbated the problem. As it is widely … Continue reading “420 with CNW — 80 Leading Law Enforcement Officials Call on Supreme Court to Take on Safe Drug Injection Case”

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420 with CNW — Hemp Industry Experts Say Regulations Would Boost Sector

September 23, 2021 4:20am

For nearly a century, hemp has been at the mercy of prohibitionist policies that outlawed the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp in America. But after the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp and allowed states that were interested to create hemp programs, a robust industry quickly grew around the plant. By the end of 2020, … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Hemp Industry Experts Say Regulations Would Boost Sector”

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420 with CNW — How Hemp Growers Can Safeguard Produce from Disasters

September 22, 2021 4:20pm

Floods and hurricanes affecting states in the East and drought conditions prevailing across the country, particularly in the Western region, have made this year’s conditions for crop production unpredictable. To protect their investments, cannabis and hemp producers are working to secure insurance for their crops. However, this is not an easy feat, considering hemp has … Continue reading “420 with CNW — How Hemp Growers Can Safeguard Produce from Disasters”

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420 with CNW – Biden Admin Asks Qualifying Marijuana Convicts to Apply for Presidential Pardon

September 22, 2021 4:20am

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has asked individuals who are eligible to apply for clemency. This comes after the Biden administration granted presidential relief to individuals on home confinement for federal drug convictions. Individuals with drug convictions who had almost four years left to complete their sentences entered into home confinement under the CARES Act. … Continue reading “420 with CNW – Biden Admin Asks Qualifying Marijuana Convicts to Apply for Presidential Pardon”

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420 with CNW — Italy Set to Legalize Marijuana Home Cultivation

September 21, 2021 4:20pm

Italian drug-reform activists recently scored a major win after the Lower House’s justice committee approved a reform that allows the small-scale cultivation of cannabis at home. Aside from allowing individuals to grow up to four female plants at home, the reform also increases the penalties associated with dealing in and trafficking cannabis and raised the … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Italy Set to Legalize Marijuana Home Cultivation”

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420 with CNW — US Mayors’ Conference Urges Congress to Legalize Cannabis

September 21, 2021 4:20am

The war on drugs has been declared an unmitigated failure — and for good reason. Prohibitionist policies left America’s jails filled with millions of individuals, many of them charged with relatively minor drug offenses, and minority communities were disproportionately targeted. Most states with legal cannabis markets have tried to correct these wrongs by giving these minority … Continue reading “420 with CNW — US Mayors’ Conference Urges Congress to Legalize Cannabis”

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420 with CNW — Experts Believe Federal Marijuana Legalization May Influence CBD Regulation by FDA

September 20, 2021 4:20pm

In 2018, the FDA approved CBD for use as an ingredient in Epidiolex, which is a prescription drug indicated for the treatment of severe epilepsy. Participants in the hemp industry have states that drug approval is what’s keeping the FDA from regulating CBD as a dietary ingredient or supplement. Minor cannabinoids may not face the … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Experts Believe Federal Marijuana Legalization May Influence CBD Regulation by FDA”

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420 with CNW — Why US Brands See Global Opportunities for CBD Beauty Products

September 20, 2021 4:20am

After the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp and its derivatives, an industry swiftly sprang up around the product. Hemp is an extremely versatile product with a wide range of applications ranging from textiles and construction to health and wellness. Cannabidiol (“CBD”), a hemp extract said to have diverse medical … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Why US Brands See Global Opportunities for CBD Beauty Products”

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420 with CNW — Federal Financial Regulator Criticizes Congress for Failing to Reform Marijuana Laws

September 17, 2021 4:20pm

Rodney Hood, the former chairman of the National Credit Union Administration (“NCUA”) has criticized Congress for failing to reform cannabis laws. The NCUA is an independent federal agency that offers deposit insurance to credit unions. Hood served as a regulator from 2005–09, before becoming chairman in 2019 and transitioning to a board position. The regulator … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Federal Financial Regulator Criticizes Congress for Failing to Reform Marijuana Laws”

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420 with CNW — National Hemp Association Requests $1B from Congress to Boost Industry Innovation

September 17, 2021 4:20am

America’s hemp industry may be young, but it is brimming with potential just a couple of years after the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the cultivation and sale of hemp and its derivatives. But while the American hemp industry was valued at $5.66 billion in 2020 and is projected to see major growth over the next … Continue reading “420 with CNW — National Hemp Association Requests $1B from Congress to Boost Industry Innovation”

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420 with CNW — Report Finds Young People’s Views on Cannabis Use Is Changing

September 16, 2021 4:20pm

As more states across the country legalize cannabis for recreational use, attitudes toward the use of cannabis is changing. A report that was recently released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse has found that the number of young individuals who view the use of cannabis as risky behavior has decreased. According to the report, … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Report Finds Young People’s Views on Cannabis Use Is Changing”

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420 with CNW — CBD Trademarking Judgment Highlights Problems of FDA Regulatory Delays

September 16, 2021 4:20am

The cannabidiol (“CBD”) industry has grown a great deal in the few years that it has been legal, achieving a market size value of $2.8 billion in 2020. Demand for CBD-infused products has been on the rise, thanks to reports of its potent medicinal properties, and a multitude of sellers have entered the CBD space … Continue reading “420 with CNW — CBD Trademarking Judgment Highlights Problems of FDA Regulatory Delays”

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