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Trump GOP challenger pro cannabis
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld (he's running against Trump) says he's staying on the board of medical cannabis company Acreage Holdings while on the campaign trail toward a long-shot effort to oust President Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Could a pro-cannabis agenda help Weld make up some ground against President Trump in a possible GOP primary? We shall see.

CBD: The long road to legalizationThis is way more than a glancing look at CBD and how its exploded in popularity in just the last few years (at least here in the U.S.). This in-depth piece looks at the history, the science, the skepticism and the opportunities. There's so much buzz around CBD these days. This piece gives a hard look at what's next.

A new way to work out
recent survey of cannabis users discovered that 81 percent of respondents use cannabis just before or after exercise. Many claim that cannabis "motivated them to work out, improved their recovery after exercise and helped them to enjoy exercise more." The report concluded with "it is possible that cannabis might actually serve as a benefit to exercise engagement."

Future trends: It's gonna get political High Times weighs in with some trends for the future. One huge trend? The 2020 election season. New Frontier Data projects that within two years, states with either adult-use or medical programs will number 40 or more, while public support for cannabis legalization keeps growing in the United States.

State of green
A bill that could eventually allow Oregon to import and export cannabis across state lines, and give the state's cannabis industry a head start when national laws change in the future, passed a vote in the Oregon this week.  It will now move on to the House floor.