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California Prepares to Launch Country’s First “Organic” Cannabis Program

A working group held its final meeting to discuss the creation of a “comparable-to-organic” certification, as organic status is off limits to growers so long as cannabis is federally illegal.

California
UK/Europe

UK Health Officials Approve Medical Cannabis Products

Sativex and Epidyolex were approved for reimbursement by the NHS for some conditions. But health officials say product costs are too high, and benefits too low, for patients with chronic pain.

Longread

Cannabis Kingdom: High Hopes and Early Stumbles in Lesotho

This small African nation is ideal for growing cannabis, but maybe not for regulating it.

Enforcement

CDC “Breakthrough” Focuses on Vitamin E Acetate in Vape Illnesses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a number of updates Friday, and emphasized the “much greater risk” of consuming THC vape products from “informal sources.”