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A bill approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday to legalize possession and sale of recreational marijuana for people 21 and older would create history-making “social equity” to repair damage done by the nationwide war on drugs, sponsors of the legislation said.

One industry observer believes mislabeling claims, false advertising claims, and consumer class actions alleging deceptive business practices, in terms of what’s on the label, such as health claims, will become more common as the industry continues to grow.

While pharmaceuticals are ineffective against Alzheimer's disease a researcher in Seattle sees hope in cannabis.

According to some estimates, extracts account for nearly half of the sales at Arizona dispensaries.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Tuesday that hemp can be transported across state lines -- even through states that haven’t enacted laws allowing the crop’s production -- and that the descheduling of the plant and its derivatives under the 2018 Farm Bill are already in effect because they are self-executing and do not require further action by federal agencies.

Farmers in Indiana and Michigan are preparing to start growing hemp as a legal agricultural commodity following the declassification of industrial hemp as a narcotic with the passage of the federal Farm Bill in 2018.

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