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• Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, announced that it will be selling "various CBD products across 152 of its stores throughout Florida and South Carolina, giving its customers access to safe, alternative products that vary from topical care to supplements."

The announcement notes that "Southeastern Grocers is a member of the Florida Hemp Council; the council’s mission is to create a thriving ecosystem aimed at catapulting the Florida hemp industry to the forefront as leaders in hemp and hemp product production. SEG is working closely with the state of Florida to move the CBD industry forward and is committed to doing so by adding unique products to its shelves."


• TerrAscend Corp., which describes itself as "the first and only global cannabis company licensed for sales in Canada, the US, and the EU," said yesterday that "Jason Ackerman, founder and former CEO of online grocer FreshDirect, has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors and named to the role of Executive Chairman. Effective immediately, Mr. Ackerman will oversee day-to-day operations of the Company and serve alongside Chairman Jason Wild and CEO Michael Nashat."
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