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Seg. 1: CBD Regulations Lag Newly-Loosened Hemp Laws. Seg. 2: The Plot Against George Washington.

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Unsubstantiated medical claims about the effects of cannabidiol, or CBD, are prohibited by the FDA. The chemical is often consumed in oil form.

Segment 1: Some CBD advocates claim medicinal benefits, but research is still nominal. 

The market for CBD is growing, and a large number of shops have sprouted up around Kansas City. Users claim it helps with anxiety, Alzheimer's, and plenty other pains, but medical testing and research is still catching up to newly loosened law concerning the hemp-derived product. We discussed safety concerns and expectations for the future of this new emerging industry.

Segment 2, beginning at 23:06: Author Brad Meltzer reveals an event that could have changed the course of American history.

In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, soldiers handpicked to serve as bodyguards launched a deadly plot against the man who would become our country's first president. Today, we discussed this little-known  untold story that was almost lost in history. 

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.