Apr 6, 2019

FDA plans to discuss legally marketing CBD products

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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Teenager killed after shots fired at protesters in Detroit

Detroit police during protests on Friday night. Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images

A 19-year-old man was killed on Friday night after shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators in downtown Detroit who were protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, per AP.

Details: The teenager was injured when shots were fired from an SUV about 11:30 p.m. and later died in hospital, reports MDN reports, which noted police were still looking for a suspect. Police said officers were not involved in the shooting, according to AP.

Go deeper: In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

The big picture: Police responded in force in cities ranging from Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to D.C. and Denver to Louisville. In Los Angeles, police declared a stretch of downtown off limits, with Oakland issuing a similar warning.

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Supreme Court sides with California on coronavirus worship service rules

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's liberal justices, to reject a challenge to California's pandemic restrictions on worship services.

Why it matters: This is a setback for those seeking to speed the reopening of houses of worship, including President Trump.