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August 12, 2021

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FDA Objects to CBD as Diet Supplement, Extending Uncertainty

Among its concerns, the FDA questioned the “adequacy of safety evidence,” and seeks more data on potential liver and reproductive toxicity. 


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Can’t Deny It: Women Are Consuming More Cannabis Every Year

As women influence cannabis sales, they also demonstrate shifting consumer patterns which push the industry’s creativity and innovation. 

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Weedmaps adds in-app cannabis purchasing for iPhone users

The newly available app comes as Apple expands its App Store for some cannabis apps, treating licensed cannabis operators like pharmacies. 



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These States Could Have Marijuana and Psychedelics Legalization on the Ballot in 2022

Proponents in roughly a dozen states aim to put cannabis legalization proposals directly before voters during next year’s midterm elections. 

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Mitch McConnell Works With Democrats on Infrastructure; What About Cannabis?
The Republican senator incidentally backed medical cannabis research included in the infrastructure deal, but that may end his cooperation.  



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