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MLB's Deal With CBD Company Charlotte's Web Is a 'Game Changer'

by Dave Briggs

Yahoo! Finance

October 16, 2022

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This week, Major League Baseball (MLB) became the first of the four major U.S. sports leagues to sign a CBD sponsor. The league is teaming up with Colorado CBD company Charlotte’s Web for a multi-year deal that includes a line of MLB-branded products.

According to MLB, the deal will provide “increased CBD visibility to their professional athletes, millions of fans and communities...”

While no other major U.S. sports league has a CBD deal, there have been changes in the sports world regarding cannabis. The NFL no longer suspends players for positive marijuana tests and is helping to study the impact of cannabis on pain management. The NBA ceased testing for cannabis in 2020. And though the NHL tests for cannabis, it has no penalty for using it...

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