The legislation would allow registered participants into a pilot project to grow hemp if signed into law.

That’s the name typically used for varieties of the cannabis plant that produce useful fiber, but almost no THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana that alters people’s mental state.

Wasilla Republican Sen. Shelley Hughes introduced the bill more than a year ago after reworking legislation originally written by former Sen. Johnny Ellis.

Click here to read the complete article

Casey Grove ~ Alaska Public Media via KTOO.org

April 18, 2019

For a Better Cannabis-Shopping Experience, Focus on…

If you haven’t purchased pot since high school or college, going to a dispensary can be equal parts delightful and…
April 18, 2019

Drink Up: The Next Frontier In Cannabis…

Cannabis drinks are already big business, and they’re growing fast.
April 18, 2019

Study: Massachusetts marijuana prices slightly above national…

People who purchase marijuana in Massachusetts will be paying slightly above the national average, according to a recent study on…
April 18, 2019

Medical marijuana oil sales signed into Georgia…

Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed into law a bill to grow and sell medical marijuana in Georgia, a milestone…
April 17, 2019

84 percent in new survey say marijuana…

"In this case, the laws are well behind public opinion."
April 17, 2019

Why Carl's Jr. is testing out a…

Food, beverage and other consumer goods companies have been trying to figure out how to capitalize on growing interest in…
April 17, 2019

Governor signs bill to move Kansas toward…

Kansas will be taking steps toward allowing farmers to grow hemp for industrial use under a measure Gov. Laura Kelly…
April 17, 2019

Chicago's April 20 marijuana fest surging -…

In Illinois’ growing marijuana industry, 4/20 is a way to get pot brands front and center with a new set…
April 16, 2019

Cannabis doesn't make you a lazy pothead,…

in Sports

A new study published in the medical journal Frontiers in Public Health has found that consuming cannabis may help motivate…
April 16, 2019

Iowa Senate gives green light to industrial…

Iowa farmers would be allowed to grow industrial hemp as a crop under legislation that Monday cleared the state Senate.
April 16, 2019

Canada's cannabis landscape: A province-by-province breakdown -…

As Canada’s six-month anniversary of marijuana legalization day approaches, it’s clear that it's been a bit of a rocky road.