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Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Industry News Stories of the Week

Welcome to the Cannabis Countdown. In this week’s rendition, we’ll recap and countdown the top 10 marijuana industry news stories for the week of September 2nd – 8th, 2019.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

10. Canadian Woman Nearly Gets Lifetime Ban for Crossing U.S. Border with CBD

Despite all the recent speculation that cannabis legalization is imminent in the U.S., the substance — and its extracts, including cannabidiol (CBD) oil derived from cannabis — is still considered a controlled substance under U.S. federal law.

An unsuspecting 21-year-old Canadian woman nearly learned that the hard way.

Read full U.S. Border CBD article

9. Ottawa Paid M for Veterans’ Cannabis Last Year, Could Pay 0M This Year

The federal government’s effort to rein in the cost of reimbursing veterans for their medical marijuana appears to have failed as new figures show Ottawa shelled out a record $75 million in the last fiscal year.

And that is only the beginning: the Veterans Affairs Canada figures show the government is on track to spend nearly $100 million this year as more and more former service members ask the government to pay for their cannabis.

Read full Veterans Cannabis article

8. Inside Facebook’s Campaign Against Hemp Advertising

Over the past few months, social media and search engine behemoths Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) have gone to great lengths to ban and censor CBD and hemp-related advertisements on their platforms — despite that the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the cultivation of hemp-derived CBD.

Facebook recently confirmed the ban, disabled advertising and “boost-post” privileges for mainstream brands like Dr. Bronner’s hemp-based soap company, and yet, has still not announced clear rules or reasoning for this decision.

Read full Facebook Hemp article

7. Black Market Pot Entered CannTrust Facility, Flowed into Legal Market Last Year: Sources

Senior operating staff working at CannTrust Holdings’

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