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Marketing Daily reports that “online natural and organic grocer Thrive Market is returning hemp- and cannabidiol (CBD)-based products to its virtual shelves.

“The retailer was forced to stop selling such items in June in response to a request by its merchant processor.” The company was able to bring the products back by changing its payment processor.

In an email to customers, CEO and co-founder Nick Green wrote, “Hearing your stories of how CBD has positively impacted your lives, and enhanced your (and your loved ones') general wellbeing reinforced why we started carrying hemp products in the first place -- and why it was so important to take a stand against a policy based more in fear and ignorance than sound legal reasoning or science.”
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