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USDA Announces Expansion, Other Improvements to Hemp Crop Insurance

USDA Announces Expansion, Other Improvements to Hemp Crop Insurance

The 2018 Farm Bill reclassified hemp — making it legal to grow industrial hemp. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) outlined how states and tribe plans enable producers to grow hemp in those areas. Recently, the USDA announced expansion of Multi-Peril Crop Insurance, or MPCI, available to producers in certain counties. The pilot insurance program provides Actual Production History coverage for eligible producers in certain counties in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Producers can purchase coverage if...

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Battling Holiday Stress and Depression with  CBD

Battling Holiday Stress and Depression with CBD

‘Tis the season for decorative bright lights, Christmas trees, holiday cheer, elf on a shelf — and wait for it — holiday stress and depression.  Many individuals are preparing to come together with loved ones for the holidays, after months of pandemic-forced distance, finding time to balance family gatherings and everyday routines, arranging travel plans, shopping lists, and work — just to be reminded of the slew of stress and complications that come with the holiday fun. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly 40 percent of Americans say their stress actually gets worse during the holidays, bringing negative emotions...

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New Research Emerges Around CBD and Parkinson’s Disease

New Research Emerges Around CBD and Parkinson’s Disease

Cannabinoids have extraordinary assets as shown by scientific research. Consumers continue to report that CBD assists with depression, anxiety, and pain. New research by Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine, University of São Paulo states how CBD could be added to Parkinson's disease (PD) medications. It is said to help patients not only feel better but also tackle a broader range of symptoms beyond those related to motor function. CBD attaches to receptors in the central nervous system (CNS) to block certain signals from reaching the brain. It can block sensory neurons and reduce pain that the system feels. Because CBD can block...

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Voters Across U.S. Vote on Cannabis and Psychedelic Measures

Voters Across U.S. Vote on Cannabis and Psychedelic Measures

This past year advocates and lawmakers have been hard at work pushing to get everything from local cannabis decriminalization to psychedelics reform on local ballots. November 2nd, voters across the U.S. voted on new marijuana and psychedelics ballot measures — November elections seen city-level drug policy reform ballot initiatives as cities endorsed cannabis and psychedelics measures — while a marijuana taxation and education-funding effort in Colorado was defeated. As congressional lawmakers fight to end federal marijuana prohibition — advocates continue to build support for psychedelics reform. There were numerous proposals that voters in states like Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania...

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