Day: May 31, 2019

U.S. holds CBD hearing as fans, sellers await legal clarity – The Columbian

  1. U.S. holds CBD hearing as fans, sellers await legal clarity  The Columbian
  2. Cannabis Companies Push F.D.A. to Ease Rules on CBD Products  The New York Times
  3. Many unanswered questions, concerns about CBD products, says FDA acting chief at first public hearing  The Washington Post
  4. New TSA Policy Allows Travel with Some Cannabis-Derived Products  Undark Magazine
  5. Are cannabis products safe? Effective? FDA to find out  WRAL Tech Wire
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Cannabis Companies Push F.D.A. to Ease Rules on CBD Products – The New York Times

Cannabis Companies Push F.D.A. to Ease Rules on CBD Products  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — It was Hempy Pet CBD Soft Chews, Mile High Labs and Women Grow, among countless others, squaring off against the likes of the Marijuana Victims Alliance, concerned primary care doctors and a lawyer who admitted he couldn’t wait to sue — all jammed into an overflowing auditorium for hours Friday on the Food and Drug Administration campus. F.D.A. hearings are usually tedious affairs. But this one — called to begin the process of figuring out which products in the burgeoning cannabis industry can be legally sold in the United States — was the hottest ticket in the capital. More th…

New York’s Toughest Homeless Problem – The New York Times

New York’s Toughest Homeless Problem  The New York Times

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] They are the most visible sign of New York’s homelessness crisis: A man covered in dirt sits outside a subway station in Jamaica, Queens. Another man, cross-legged and ragged on a Midtown sidewalk, begs for money. A dozen people form an encampment in Central Park. While the overwhelming majority — about 95 percent — of the more than 78,000 people who qualify as homeless in New York actually have temporary shelter, others live on the streets, for a host of reasons. They represent a persistent challenge. Since an annu…

Could Prostitution Be Next to Be Decriminalized? – The New York Times

Could Prostitution Be Next to Be Decriminalized?  The New York Times

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — Marijuana has gone mainstream, casino gambling is everywhere and sports wagering is spreading. Could prostitution be next? Lawmakers across the country are beginning to reconsider how to handle prostitution, as calls for decriminalization are slowly gaining momentum. Decriminalization bills have been introduced in Maine and Massachusetts; a similar bill is expected to be introduced to the City Council in Washington D.C. in June; and lawmakers in Rhode Island held hearings in April on a proposal to study the…

Seattle has a new professional sports team as fantasy league gives fans an ownership stake – GeekWire

Seattle has a new professional sports team as fantasy league gives fans an ownership stake  GeekWire

The Seattle Emerald Haze team logo. (The Crown League Image) Seattle sports fans waiting for the NHL to drop the first puck in the city, or for the NBA to get wise and return, have another professional team to pay attention to as The Crown League, the first professional fantasy sports league, unveiled the Seattle Emerald Haze as its latest franchise. The league’s opening season begins in September, and with team shares provided to the public, the hook is that everyday fans will get to experience what it’s like to invest in a pro sports team. “Nearly 60 million people in North America partic…