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At our recent Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo, transformative thinkers and innovators voiced their insight on diversity, expungement, and prison reform to hundreds of eager virtual attendees. The event hosted several prominent speakers from the industry, boasting a powerhouse assembly of cannabis enthusiasts. Hemp and cannabis culture is
Democratic Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia signed a bill to legalize cannabis on Wednesday, marking the first time a state in the South has approved the use and sale of recreational marijuana for adults. The measure moves up the legalization of simple possession of cannabis to July 1, two years earlier than legislation originally approved by law
As of Monday, players in the National Football League (NFL) can be subject to random drug tests from the league. But for the first time, they won’t have to worry about testing positive for marijuana. It is a new era in the NFL—or more specifically, a new collective bargaining agreement that was negotiated last year and that established a new drug p
A recent study reported that Illinois generated $175 million in marijuana sales taxes in 2020, the fifth most in the nation. Currently, 16 states and Washington, D.C., have now fully legalized marijuana, and 11 have retail sales taxes, according to the study released by U.S. Drug Test Centers. Also, adult and youth usage of marijuana also increased
White business owners overwhelmingly dominate Colorado’s cannabis industry, but the market’s lack of diversity could soon change. What’s happening: New efforts at the state and local level are moving forward to foster industry opportunities for communities of color that have been disproportionately harmed by the war on drugs. Original link
Including hemp in commercial feed is another step closer in the U.S. state of Montana. Unprocessed hemp seed and other parts of the plant may be fed to animals as forage in Montana – which is an improvement on some other states where it is banned altogether. Each state is able to set its own rules on the practice, while at a federal level hemp as a
Aside from the many negative impacts of illegal grow operations (banned insecticides, illegal diversion of stream water, unchecked chemical runoff), legal operations can also pack a devastating environmental punch. With both 420 and Earth Day (4/22) being celebrated this week, there’s an opportunity to take a good, hard look at the environmental im
Allowing drugs like cocaine, heroin and meth to be produced and sold legally would create an inevitable financial boon for state and local governments. But that doesn’t mean it’s the smart move. It’s hard in this day and age not to support the legalization of marijuana. In fact, most do. The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that 69% of Americans believ
All signs point to 2021 being the year to place your bets on cannabis. With the recent legalization measures in several US states and the reclassifying of cannabis by the United Nations, the industry's stigma is diminishing at an ever-increasing rate. This has encouraged legislators to hasten its legalization at the state level (where it is not alr
Many consumers are snatching up CBD products that may not be all they’re cracked up to be. If it weren’t for cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, the marijuana industry would be on the streets begging for nickels rather than enjoying the fruits of a business sector that is predicted to be worth $22 billion within the next few years. It seems th
A bill that would expand access to medical cannabis in public schools in Colorado was passed by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday and is now headed to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. The measure, Senate Bill 21-056, was approved by members of the House with a vote of 57 to 6. Under the bill, children with complicated medical co
More Minnesota farmers are growing hemp nowadays after strict federal rules on the crop were relaxed. But the heyday of hemp farming here actually occurred during World War II — at the federal government's request. Will Niskanen of Eden Prairie remembers his father telling him about the government-sponsored hemp effort when he was a child. He asked
Tuesday felt like a party outside Nature's Treatment of Illinois in Galesburg, as the business and customers mark the unofficial holiday 4/20, celebrated annually on April 20th.   Customers say celebrating the holiday, especially in the second year of legalized recreational marijuana in Illinois, is important to them.  "It's just having fun, chilli
We all know 420 as the quintessential stoner holiday. Even many people who don’t smoke very much have heard of the day; it’s globally recognized. But did you know there are quite a few other cannabis holidays, more quaint and less commercialized ones, that are very much worth celebrating? So, mark your calendars, call your friends, and make sure yo
Out of all the major couriers, United States Postal Service had the latest cutoff date before the looming vape ban goes into effect. But here we are, the time has finally come and we’re now just shy of a week before we can no longer order vape products with the same ease and low prices that we’ve grown accustomed to. At least they let us have 420,
Hash is relatively easy to make, and new extraction techniques utilizing dry ice and CO2 introduced in the late 80s have helped make it more available in the U.S. Back in the 80s, buying hash was easy in Europe — especially Amsterdam. Walk into any of the Bulldog Café coffeeshops in the heart of the city, where there was a sandwich board out front
April 20, or as it’s written in shorthand, 4/20, is a particularly busy day for medical marijuana pharmacies across the state. Provo-based Deseret Wellness was slammed with customers on 4/20, a day renowned in counterculture by many who use marijuana, both with a medical need or otherwise. To mark the occasion, the pharmacy, which caters to those w
Multi-state operator Cresco Labs (OTC:CRLBF) reported Friday that a survey conducted by its Sunnyside dispensary unit, in collaboration with data specialist YouGov, indicated a significant rise in U.S. marijuana consumption recently. The survey, in which nearly 5,000 Americans were polled about their cannabis habits, showed that roughly 25% of them
With thousands of new jobs, booming sales, a growing tax base and just in time to celebrate 4/20 today, Arizona is ranked No. 10 among the most marijuana-friendly states in the U.S. America is getting more and more marijuana-friendly every year. As of April 2021, 17 states have fully legalized marijuana, 27 states have decriminalized it and 36 stat