The news! The news is coming!
People spend countless hours devouring 'news' hoping to be well informed. But with the latest news being thrown at us constantly - 24/7 - are we really learning anything at all?
Personally, I think too much news is bad for us. It warps our minds and blurs our focus. So I try to keep my news to a minimum. Just enough to know what's going on.
So about once a week here, you'll find a handful (or so) of cannabis (and cannibidiol of course) related news articles from around the interwebz, personally curated by me.
This quote from the head of the FDA should calm some nerves
[F]resh commentary from the relatively new FDA Commissioner... said the following:People are using these products [CBD products]. We're not going to be able to say you can't use these products. It's a fool's game to try to even approach that.
This is a problem I've been experiencing, you know, all of the convoluted federal and state laws and such...
Now, this is far from any kind of guarantee, but at least it gives us a glimpse into their priorities and direction.
House Approves Marijuana Banking, Again, As Part Of Coronavirus Bill
The House approved a coronavirus relief package on Friday that includes provisions that would protect banks that service state-legal marijuana businesses from being penalized by federal regulators. The vote was 208 to 199.
Advocates, stakeholders and lawmakers have been pushing for some form of cannabis reform to be inserted into COVID-19 legislation. The inclusion of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which was previously passed by the House as a standalone bill last year, represents a significant victory to that end.
For crying out loud, let the ganja-entrepreneurs bank like regular humans. It's just so ridiculous they can't.
Lockdown Is Ending, Whether Governments Approve or Not
Some states have lifted their COVID-19 lockdowns or announced plans to let more businesses reopen soon; others have extended stay-at-home orders into late May or even early June. But regardless of what officials dictate, data from Apple and Foursquare suggest the lockdowns are gradually coming to an end on their own anyway, as more people venture out of their homes and resume various levels of economic activity.
We gotta get working again... Before we reach the tipping point.