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1 China: China Says No To Marijuana But It Lets Cannabis BloomWed, 13 Nov 2019
Source:Wall Street Journal (US) Author:Yang, Stephanie Area:China Lines:127 Added:11/13/2019

QUJING, China-In China, marijuana is seen as a dangerous narcotic, and possession is strictly punished. That hasn't stopped the country from trying to become a powerhouse in the fast-growing industry for cannabis products.

China has grown hemp, a strain of cannabis, for thousands of years to use in clothing and traditional medicine and is one of the world's largest hemp producers. The country is using that foothold to churn out cannabidiol, or CBD, a loosely regulated chemical related to marijuana that is finding its way into products as diverse as bath bombs and pet food.

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2 China: Ancient Mourners Turned On And Tuned InFri, 14 Jun 2019
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Hoffman, Jan Area:China Lines:150 Added:06/14/2019

An association between weed and the dead turns out to have been established long before the 1960s and far beyond a certain ur-band's stomping grounds in San Francisco.

Researchers have identified strains of cannabis burned in mortuary rituals as early as 500 B.C., deep in the Pamir mountains in western China, according to a new study published Wednesday. The residue had chemical signatures indicating high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the plant's most psychoactive, or mood-altering, compound.

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3 China: China Cashes In On Cannabis, The Nonintoxicating KindSun, 05 May 2019
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Myers, Steven Lee Area:China Lines:171 Added:05/05/2019

SHANCHONG, China - China has made your iPhone, your Nikes and, chances are, the lights on your Christmas tree. Now, it wants to grow your cannabis.

Two of China's 34 regions are quietly leading a boom in cultivating cannabis to produce cannabidiol, or CBD, the nonintoxicating compound that has become a consumer health and beauty craze in the United States and beyond.

They are doing so even though cannabidiol has not been authorized for consumption in China, a country with some of the strictest drug-enforcement policies in the world.

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