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Senate Committee Approves McConnell’s Push for a Fast, Lenient FDA Policy on CBD

The bill will “allow rural entrepreneurs an opportunity to start to grow their businesses and create much-needed jobs,” Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley said during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Thursday.

Congress
Research

A First: National Institutes of Health Issues RFI on Cannabis Research Barriers

The request for information is NIH’s first on these barriers, and it includes eight participants, from the National Cancer Institute to the National Institute on Aging.

Business

Marlboro-Maker Altria Tinkers With Cannabis Flavors

In new patent applications, Altria and the University of Virginia focus on how to modify cannabis plants to “control the formation of terpenes that impart specific flavor and aroma characteristics.”

Colombia

Colombia: A New President Could Jump-Start Cannabis 

The industry will be seen as a player in the economy—and likely legalized—after President-elect Gustavo Petro takes office on August 7.