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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.

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Caribbean

Barbados Medical Cannabis Industry Launches, Aims to Boost Small Farmers

Barbados will also implement a system to track and trace cannabis from seed to sale, the Caribbean island nation’s cannabis regulator said last week.

Arizona

Arizona Swiftly Launches Adult Use Cannabis Sales

Voters approved legalization in November. On Friday, regulators awarded 86 licenses to businesses, and adult use cannabis sales commenced. No state has moved so quickly.

New York

Newly Lobbying on Cannabis in New York: Consumer Healthcare and Alcohol Groups

As lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo push to legalize cannabis, new groups have registered to lobby on cannabis and hemp.