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Hemp production now legal in Connecticut

The production of industrial hemp is now legal in Connecticut – after a considerable push from farmers. Governor Ned Lamont signed the measure into law Thursday.

The bill passed with unanimous support in both chambers of the General Assembly.

Proponents say it will create new opportunities for farmers and that hemp has thousands of uses, including medicinal.

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Cannabis Infused Skin Care: What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil for Skin?

We are surrounded with a plethora of beautiful, non-aging faces watching us from the billboards and magazine covers. It seems to be paramount to be dashing at all ages and have flawless skin. Fortunately, it appears that CBD oil can help you with that. Chances are, once you’re finished reading this text, you’ll be looking for the nearest CBD store, online or in the real world. Indeed, it is that good.

So, what exactly is CBD? Let’s get this one out of the way before we go on with the rest.

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10
May

Full Bloom harvest for Arcadia Biosciences’ Hawaiian hemp facility

Just two months after announcing the launch of Arcadia Specialty Genomics™, a new cannabis-dedicated division of agricultural crop improvement, the company has released images of its first crop of sun-grown, Hawaiian hemp. Arcadia’s new cannabis unit, cultivates six Hawaiian hemp strains on its 10-acre Hawaiian facility.

In March, the company revealed it had been granted an Industrial Hemp Pilot Program (“HIHPP”) License by Hawaii’s Department of Agriculture. The license allows for the cultivation of industrial hemp for the purposes of agricultural and academic research. Hemp and hemp products produced under the program may be commercially sold.

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'Easier than placing an online order through Amazon:' Medical marijuana delivery service kicks off in Detroit

Utopia Gardens LLC started a new service Tuesday for its medical marijuana patients; front door delivery service.

"Some of our patients are sick and going through Chemotherapy etc. so it’s a more convenient way for them to be able to shop without having to leave their houses," said dispensary manager Donnell Cravens.

According to LARA, three licensed dispensaries or provisioning centers are now able to provide this service legally: Utopia Gardens LLC in Detroit, Lake Effect Group LLC in Portage, and BotaniQ in Detroit.

Patients are required to have their medical marijuana card verified and the product can only be delivered to the address on the card.

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Governor of North Dakota quietly signs Bill to lessen penalties for pot possession

North Dakota may not be the most publicly visible state when it comes to cannabis laws. The most recent example of the state’s relative quiet when it comes to weed is the fact that the governor just signed a new bill to lower the penalties for marijuana possession—and the whole thing happened without a whole lot of fanfare. Regardless, the move represents what could be a big step for cannabis law in North Dakota.

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Medical marijuana Bill approved by full Alabama Senate

Alabama has taken one more step towards becoming the 34th state to legalize medical marijuana. Early on Thursday morning, the state’s Senate voted 17-6 to approve HB 243 a.k.a. the CARE Act, which would establish a list of qualifying conditions for individuals seeking cannabis treatment, as well as a governmental agency to regulate the program.

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Bipartisan group urges Congress to allow federal banking for cannabis businesses

A group of 38 attorneys general from 33 states and five territories has submitted a letter to Congress earlier this week urging them to advance a bill to allow marijuana businesses access to federal banking system.

The bill is called the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, or the SAFE Banking Act and it would protect banks that cater to the legal marijuana industry. Currently, cannabis remains illegal on the federal level making it almost impossible for cannabis businesses in states where the plant is legal to find secure banking.

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09
May

Has cannabis legalization led to fewer teens smoking pot?

In recent years, the idea of the youth being adversely affected by the legalization of marijuana continues to be a common refrain of those in opposition. As recreational marijuana has existed in several states for nearly half a decade, we have the benefit of hindsight and can know with a reasonable degree of certainty if the voters that approved the legalization of marijuana thought of the youth of America.

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How Jesse Williams is fighting to decriminalize marijuana

While Jesse Williams might be best known as Dr. Jackson Avery on the long-running series Grey’s Anatomy, he’s also become an active social justice activist over the past several years. That angle of social justice is how he viewed the opportunity to work with Spike Jonze on MedMen’s “The New Normal” advertisement, which documents the history of cannabis in America.

During a recent appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Williams expanded about some of the themes found in the video and he felt compelled to join the project.

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Levi's found a way to make hemp feel like cotton, and it could have big implications for your wardrobe

Denim icon Levi Strauss & Co. debuted garments made from a soft hemp-cotton blend in March, and head of innovation Paul Dillinger said he expects 100% cottonized-hemp products in about five years.

Hemp uses significantly less water and chemicals than cotton during cultivation. Levi's has found a way to soften hemp using far less water than was previously used.

Dillinger said the long-term goal is to incorporate sustainable cotton blends by using fibers such as hemp into all of its products.

This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism.

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