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Hemp, the non-psychoactive relative of marijuana, is legal across the United States under the 2018 Farm Bill -- as long as it contains no more than 0.3% THC. But North Carolina law enforcement and district attorneys are pushing state lawmakers to ban the plant’s smokable form because they say it is impossible to distinguish from marijuana, which is illegal federally.

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Newton-Conover City Schools, a district about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte, is considering adopting a policy that would explicitly ban students from having CBD on school property. 

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There’s a new product on the shelves at some Harris Teeter stores in Charlotte:  cannabis.  Some locations last week began offering a small selection of CBD lotions and oils made from hemp. For more on this and other business news "Morning Edition" host Marshall Terry is joined by Tony Mecia of the Charlotte Ledger Business newsletter for our segment Biz Worthy.

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CBD oil sales are booming right now, but there's a threat looming for the small mom and pop CBD oil stores in Charlotte. Big retail chains are now looking to get in on the business. That's according to reporting by Tony Mecia of the Charlotte Ledger business newsletter. He joins WFAE's Morning Edition host Marshall Terry for our new segment BizWorthy.

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The North Carolina Agriculture Department is trying to educate manufacturers and sellers of products containing cannabidiol or CBD oil. The department is sending out letters next week explaining what is legal. 

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Cannabidiol — or CBD as it's known — is gaining popularity in North Carolina and around the country. At least six new CBD stores have opened around Charlotte over the last year, and other restaurants and stores have begun incorporating CBD into their menus. All of them are operating in gray legal territory.