Hemp based CBD treats for pets on display at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in Los Angeles. Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The FDA plans to hold a public hearing on May 31 to discuss legal marketing strategies for CBD products, as states like Texas and California are pushing bipartisan legislation against the federal ban on CBD oil-infused food and beverages, the AP reports.

Driving the news: In Congress, there is bipartisan support from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) for the FDA to approve CBD sales. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told Congress last week that enforcement against CBD is being limited to sellers who make false health claims, according to the AP.

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The cliffhanger could be ... Georgia

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It hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1992, but Georgia's changing demographics may prove pivotal this year — not only to Trump v. Biden, but also to whether Democrats take control of the Senate.

Why it matters: If the fate of the Senate did hinge on Georgia, it might be January before we know the outcome. Meanwhile, voters' understanding of this power in the final days of the election could juice turnout enough to impact presidential results.

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Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

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A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes. A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.