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Welcome again to The Week in Weed, your Friday take a look at what’s taking place on the planet of legalized marijuana.

We begin out west, the place California might not wait for the feds to behave on CBD.  The state is within the means of legalizing using CBD and allowing the sale of hemp-derived CBD in meals, drinks and cosmetics.

And it’s not simply the states who need in on authorized CBD.  Kroger is now promoting CBD topicals (that are authorized, in contrast to CBD-infused meals, drink, cosmetics, and so on.) in 17 states.

In New Mexico, lawmakers have added opioid habit to the checklist of situations permitting using medical marijuana.  However is there any proof that medical cannabis may help to scale back opioid habit?  A examine that gave a tentative “sure” as a solution to that query, has been expanded and now appears to point the reply is “no.”  For these of you courageous sufficient to learn the precise Stanford examine, it’s posted right here.

However may marijuana assist with remedy for metabolic issues?  UC Riverside has simply acquired a grant for a three-year examine to search out out.  Let’s not make any predictions till all the information is in.

Will Delaware be the following state to legalize leisure cannabis?  As we’ve reported earlier than, a invoice to take action is shifting by way of the legislature, however the governor opposes it, so it’s positively not a positive factor.

In Alabama, a examine group has been approved by the governor to look into legalizing medical marijuana.  Whereas it’s unlikely that any motion will lead to 2019, 2020 could also be an enormous yr in that regard.

Turning our consideration to Europe, a committee of senators in France have agreed in precept to approve medical cannabis.  Nothing’s remaining but, however indications are that this can occur.  In the meantime in Italy, regardless of a ruling towards “ cannabis mild,” the low THC market continues to flourish.

See you subsequent week!