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Colorado joins hemp states giving up on USDA approval for 2020 season

Colorado is the latest hemp state to withdraw its request to win federal approval for regulating the crop in 2020. The state’s governor, attorney general and agriculture commissioner said Colorado will withdraw its application to win U.S. Department of Agriculture approval for 2020, joining several other markets that are exercising the option to use their old

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Extractor seeking return of hemp from Idaho dealt another setback

A Colorado CBD manufacturer is considering another appeal on its quest to get back hemp biomass seized last year in Idaho. Big Sky Scientific of Aurora, Colorado, received another rejection last week from an Idaho judge. The company is trying to get Idaho State Police to return roughly 6,700 pounds of biomass seized last year

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As USDA comments close, 30 states face law changes, group warns

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) closes an extended public-comment period on its national hemp regulations Wednesday, the agency’s state-level counterparts are warning that the young industry will be harmed if changes aren’t made. The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture wrote in an open letter that the interim final rule released by

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Sale of hemp tea in Germany leads to probation for store owners

A German court has sentenced the operators of hemp retail shop Hanfbar to several months on probation for selling hemp tea. The judge ruled that the tea is banned by the Germany Narcotics Law, Braunschweiger Zeitung reported. Business partners Marcel Kaine and Bardia Hatefi will serve nine and seven months on probation, respectively, for selling hemp flower

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Australia considers allowing some over-the-counter CBD products

Australian health authorities are considering a new scheduling status for CBD, potentially making it available over the counter in low doses as early as this year. The change could open a large new market in a nation with a thriving gray market for CBD but no legal access without a doctor’s prescription. In a public

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Dr. Les Elkind

As a leading authority in medicine, Les has spent the past 40 years innovating in his field. In his early career Les held a position as an Emergency Room Physician for over a decade. In 1986 Les became the Director of Health Services at Cornell University followed by a role as Director of Student Health Services at UC Santa Cruz. He graduated from the New York Downstate Medical School of Brooklyn, and did his post graduate training at UCSF in the early 1970’s. He Co-founded White Bird Clinic in Oregon in 1975 providing free medical care and crisis intervention for the Eugene community. He has been a long time Cannabinoid advocate and spent two years as a physician on HelloMD providing medicinal cannabis guidance for patients seeking to improve their health and well-being.

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