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CHARLOTTE,N.C.—ACharlotteCBDbusinessownerandlicensedpharmacisthopeshempremainslegalinNorthCarolina,forherselfandforhercommunity.  WhatYouNeedToKnow JoslynBrown,ownerofBlueFlowersCannabis,hostedthesecondannualQueenCityCannabisCuponSaturday Theexemptionthatlegalizedhemp,thecannabisplantthatexpertssaysislessintoxicatingthanmarijuana,issettoexpireJune30 N.C.legislatorsaresettodiscuss TheCompassionateCareAct inthecurrentlegislativesession,whichcouldlegalizemedicalmarijuana  JoslynBrownusesCBDfaithfully. “Itakeiteveryday,twiceadaytohelpreducetheinflammationthatIhaveinmybody,becauseIhaveCrohn’s,”Brownsaid. Crohn’sdiseaseisachronicillnesswhichcausespainandswellinginthebowels.  “Sometimesitcanbereallydebilitatingandcausemetonotwanttogetonwiththeday,”Brownsaid. BrownturnedtoCBDproducts,derivedfromthecannabishempplant,aftershelearnedithasanti-inflammatoryproperties.HempiscurrentlylegalinNorthCarolina,aslongasitcontainslessthan.3%ofTHC,whichistheintoxicatingelementincannabis.  Theexemptionthatlegalizedhemp,thecannabisplantthatexpertssaysislessintoxicatingthanmarijuana,issettoexpireJune30.  AsofMay19,NorthCarolinaisoneofsixstatesthatdoesnothaveahempproductionplanapprovedbytheU.S.DepartmentofAgriculture.So,youwouldhavetogetlicensedthroughtheUSDAtoproducehempintheTarHeelState. Asalicensedpharmacist,BrowndecidedtohelpotherpeopleandopenedBlueFlowersCannabis—astorethatsellscannabisproductsfromalloverthecountry. OnSunday,shehostedthe2ndQueenCityCannabisCupFestivalatArmoredCowBrewing.Itwasachanceforotherbusinessestoshowofftheirproductstoo.But,Brown’sbusinessandthefestivalcouldbeinjeopardy.  In2018,NorthCarolinalawmakersremoved”industrialhemp”fromthestate’sControlledSubstancesAct—makingitlegaltoproducetheplant.But,iflegislatorsdon’tpassaplantoregulatehemp,theexemptionwillexpireJune30,makinghempillegalagainandputtingBrownatrisk.  “IfNorthCarolinadoesn’thaveregulationsallowinghempbusinessestooperateinthestate,thenIcouldpotentiallynothaveabusinessanymore,”shesaid,oraccesstoCBDproducts.…

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Ukraine’smessagetoDavos:BuyingRussiangasfundsrapeandmurder|BusinessNews

Europe’srelianceonRussianoilandgasisfundingtherapeandmurderofUkrainianchildren,anMPandmemberofthecountry’sdelegationtotheWorldEconomicForuminDavoshastoldSkyNews. IvanaKylmpush-Tsintsadze,anMPandformerminister,saidWesternstatesandcompaniesneedtoend”businessasusual”withMoscow,andcalledforincreasedsuppliesofheavyweapons,atotalgasandoilembargo,andtightersanctions. TheMPisinDavostodeliverthemessagedirectlytopoliticalandbusinessleadersaspartofthelargestdiplomaticdelegationtotravelfromKyivsincethewar. Ukrainenewslive:Russiasends’Terminator’tanktoDonbas UkrainianPresidentVolodymyrZelenskyywilladdresstheconferencebyvideolinkonMonday,astheannualgatheringofbusiness,politicalandcivilsocietyleadersconvenesin-personforthefirsttimesincethecoronaviruspandemicin2020. “We’reheretodeliveramessagefromourcountry;thenecessitytostandtogetherandgiveuptryingtodobusinessasusualwiththeRussianFederationinordertoprotecteverythingthatwebelievein,inprosperity,indemocracy,infreedom,”shesaid.”Theyareimportanttobusinessaswellasgovernmentsandpeople.” MsKylmpush-Tsintsadzesaidprovidingheavyweaponrywasthegreatest”humanitarian”contributiontheWestcouldmake,andthatshewouldbeurgingstates,includingGermany,toboycottRussiangasandoil. “IcametoDavosviaBerlin,itwasnotaneasydayofconversations,butIamgladtheyareonboardwithanoilembargoatleast,thatgivesmeatinyhopetheyareseriouslyconsideringafullgasembargo,”shesaid. “WeareseeingtheconsequencesofdecadesofdependencyonRussiawithoutanythoughtbeinggiventoit. “IfyouarepayingRussiancompaniesfortheiroilandgasyouaregivingthemresourcestocontinuedestroyingourtowns,ourvillages,killingourchildren,rapingourwomen,elderly,babies,toddlersanddestroyingourcountry.” Sunak’snub’andoligarchsbanned GermanChancellorOlafSholzwilladdresstheWEFlaterintheweek,oneof50nationalleadersandheadsofstateamong2,500delegatesgatheringintheAlpsintheshadowofasecurityandeconomiccrisistriggeredbyRussia’sinvasion. NoseniorBritishministerscurrentlyplantoattend,withbothChancellorRishiSunakandBusinessSecretaryKwasiKwartengsnubbingameetingthatwillbeaddressedbyEuropeanCommissionPresidentUrsulavonderLeyen,andtheprimeministersoftheNetherlands,Spain,andGreece. TherewillbenoRussianpresence.Theoligarchswhousedtothrowthemostopulentpartiesherearebanned,asarethecompaniesandinstitutionsoftheRussianstate. UkrainewilldominatediscussioninCongressHallandthemarginsoftheconference,theconflictheighteningconcernsoverglobalenergypricesandinflation,aswellasraisingconcernsoverfoodsecurity. Image:…

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