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Many strains for sale have evocative and magical names like Blue Dream, Bubba Kush and Chocolope. But what does it all mean? Are there really differences in the medical qualities of the various strains? Or, are the different strains with the fanciful names all just advertising gimmicks?
Michigan announces its cannabis social equity program. A Canadian cannabis giant hires a U.S. lobbyist. Texas leaders say legal hemp is no excuse for not prosecuting marijuana offenses. Also: Why the science on marijuana and psychosis is murky.
The fate of marijuana reform in Congress comes down to three Republican senators. A look at how the feds are handling state-legal cannabis. Marijuana regulators are dubious about a company's claim that sponsoring an oyster festival fulfilled its obligation to help communities impacted by drug enforcement. Also: How hemp is becoming the cannabis industry's cash crop.
Colorado and Utah open up to out-of-state cannabis investors. Marijuana reform is progressing in Congress. Confusion between marijuana and hemp continues to hurt consumers. Also: How MDMA therapy for PTSD patients could become available before the FDA approves it.
Vets push congressmen to ease access for medical marijuana. Campaigns in Arizona and Florida look to the 2020 ballot for recreational legalization. Marijuana smugglers of decades past are finding demand for their expertise. Also: Reports of illicit marijuana grows in national forests declined with legalization.
The FDA says it's "expediting" the CBD regulatory process. Hemp legalization is creating problems for business owners and law enforcement alike. Racial equity drives some voters to support cannabis legalization. Also: a North Dakota group resubmitted its petition to legalize weed for the 2020 ballot.