This Week’s Cannabis News: The FDA And CBD, The STATES Act, Cresco And Origin House, Europe And High Times

The week brought big cannabis news, with the FDA setting its first hearing regarding CBD’s legality in food and drinks for May, and the STATES Act, which aims to protect cannabis businesses and users in legal states from federal intervention, being introduced in Congress.

“Allowing states to determine their own cannabis laws without the threat of federal interference is a key component to sensible federal cannabis policy and would give more states the confidence to move forward with legalization and start addressing the harms caused by prohibition, particularly to marginalized communities,” said National Cannabis Industry Association spokesman, Morgan Fox, commenting on the legislation. 

As for the FDA’s hearing on CBD, Tim Moxey, founder of edibles brand botanicaGLOBAL, said: “We think this is a huge step forward for consumers that are clearly very excited about having CBD included in everything from topicals to infused foods and beverages.”

A surge of businesses are coming out with CBD products,

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