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Lawyers are used to selling services. For the past year-and-a-half, we have been selling a product. That product is an exhaustively researched and continuously updated 50-state survey of Hemp CBD rules and regulations. The survey is broken down by category: ingestible, smokable and cosmetic CBD products. Before we get too far into how that works and what it costs, it’s worth explaining how we got here.

Toward the end of 2018, we signed a pair of well known, national retail clients. In-house lawyers for these clients called us in anticipation of hemp legalization under the 2018 Farm Bill. At that time, it seemed certain that hemp would be legalized federally, and businesspeople in these giant chains already had forged ahead with sourcing Hemp CBD products. The lawyers were concerned about the legality of these products under both federal and state laws.

Although the 2018 Farm Bill changed nothing with respect to Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) authority to regulate hemp products, many retailers were already selling Hemp CBD products in late 2018. Our advice on what the new federal laws allowed was straightforward; however, the state-by-state analysis was dynamic to say the least. States took wildly different approaches and

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Town council to debate proposed bylaw at meeting next month.

One northern Ontario town is looking for a way to make smelly cannabis plants illegal.

West Nipissing council wants to draft a bylaw to regulate the odour from the four marijuana plants each Ontario resident is legally now allowed to grow.

Councillor Lise Senecal put the issue on the table after getting complaints from several residents in Sturgeon Falls.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.

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Virginia is now 27th state to legalize marijuana.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation on decriminalising marijuana possession in the state.

The new law goes into effect 1 July.

Governor Northam, a Democrat, signed two identical bills, Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 972, creating a civil penalty of no more than $25 for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, with no jail time.

– Read the entire article at Independent.

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The City of Los Angeles is no stranger to change and struggle around its local cannabis industry. Since the passage of Proposition M back in 2017, the City has made great strides but also suffered significant setbacks in building its licensed cannabis marketplace. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, this trend continues for Los Angeles and its Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”),

We’ve written a lot over the past three years about L.A.’s journey with licensed cannabis after the passage of Prop. 64 and the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (see here for a significant series of posts dedicated to the City of L.A). A very brief summation is that the DCR developed licensing regulations, with the approval of City Council, that ended up producing three phases of licensing:

Phase 1 was exclusively for Existing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (“EMMDs”). Phase 2 was only for those non-retail cannabis operators that could prove certain criteria to the DCR for licensure. Phase 3 was split into two rounds of retail licensing as well as a general public round. The first round was dedicated to only licensing retail applicants on a lottery basis that qualified as Type 1 or 2 social

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These days, medical cannabis patients worldwide are turning to premium bud to treat their anxiety. Research has suggested that the right cannabis strains consumed at the right time can be surprisingly effective anxiety treatment. 

Still, it’s also no secret that overdoing it with cannabis in general can be a common anxiety trigger.  Even in those who don’t normally suffer from anxiety, one toke too many can trigger a quite unpleasant episode.

For some, it’s all part and parcel of the experience. Anxiety and paranoia being a staple aspect of the stoner experience, just like the munchies or couch-lock.  Experienced infrequently, the occasional bout of mild pot-induced anxiety isn’t the end of the world. But when you find yourself dealing with a seriously overpowering anxiety overload, it’s a different story entirely.

Anxiety Triggers

Truth is, nobody really knows why cannabis is more likely to trigger bouts of anxiety in some people than others. Nevertheless, research has pinpointed a bunch of common triggers that are known to increase the likelihood of experiencing an anxiety attack.

For example, if you’re already feeling stressed and generally strung out, hitting the wrong cannabis strain could bring on feelings of anxiety. If there’s something you’re

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is among the 60+ active compounds that occur in cannabis plants. In recent years, a lot of research has been conducted on this compound to determine its benefits in treating different ailments. The results have mostly been positive, with studies suggesting that CBD has some beneficial effects on the body.

The main medical benefits of CBD include better sleep, reduced depression and anxiety, and better heart health. CBD is also known to reduce inflammation and soothe pain. However, CBD is not effective in treating these conditions if it is not taken in adequate doses. 

Though millions of people use CBD to treat different health conditions every year, a good percentage struggle with getting the right dosage for optimal results. The reasons for this are varied; they range from government regulations and inadequate research to individual body responses and absorption variations in CBD products. The truth is that there is no single CBD dosage that works for all.

So, how can you determine the best CBD dosage for your condition? Here are seven ways to do it:

Start With A Low Dosage And Increase Gradually

If you are just starting to use CBD oil, it is advisable that

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The actress is working with the founders of luxury CBD company Lord Jones to launch the company’s first brand extension, Happy Dance, later this year.

Kristen Bell’s turning her love of CBD into her own brand-new skincare line.

The actress, who’s been open about her experience using Lord Jones CBD Body Lotion as her workout savior, is teaming up with the company to launch a new, lower-priced hemp-derived CBD skin and personal care collection called Happy Dance in fall 2020.

“I first discovered Lord Jones CBD products two years ago and have been using them ever since,” Bell said. “I was skeptical at first, but was quickly blown away by the quality, integrity and consistency in all of the products.”

– Read the entire article at People.

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Let’s be blunt: Florida’s marijuana business continues to grow. Pot proponents were attempting to get recreational use on the ballot for 2022 as of this writing. And we’re continuing to hear more about cannabis-sourced products.

CBD is over-the-counter. You don’t need a card for it. It doesn’t get you high. But many folks — and an increasing number of studies — say it’s useful in treating everything from aches and pains to acne. And its absorption rates apparently rise when you put it in the food.

They do it every day at Fort Myers’ Seed & Bean Café and Market, where co-founder Cole Peacock has been espousing the joys of hemp via all kinds of lifestyle products — from clothing to recycled dog bowls, “Florida’s only cannabis café and marketplace.”

– Read the entire article at Orlando Sentinel.

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