This harvest season, pumpkins and apples aren’t the only autumn commodities available to pick yourself in Johnson County. Now in rural Oxford, pick-your-own hemp is available — at least for a couple weekends — at one of Iowa’s hemp farms. On Sept. 18 and 19, hundreds of visitors flocked to Carriage House Hemp Farm, where hemp farmer Mark Wright hel
Latin American businesses and governments are seeing the marketing and export potentials of an incipient liberalization of marijuana laws in the region. But to really cash in, it must be an investment in more than simple commodity crops. After his stint at Stanford University business school in California, Uruguayan entrepreneur Andrés Israel began
Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri allow sale of pot for health purposes. Advocates of legalizing marijuana sales formed the Kansas Cannabis Chamber of Commerce to move the political, business and health debate forward in a state bordered by dispensaries in Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri and a renewed push to open markets in Nebraska. The Kansas Hous
Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri allow sale of pot for health purposes. Advocates of legalizing marijuana sales formed the Kansas Cannabis Chamber of Commerce to move the political, business and health debate forward in a state bordered by dispensaries in Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri and a renewed push to open markets in Nebraska. The Kansas Hous
Marijuana is legal for some or all adults in more than half of U.S. states. As the cannabis industry takes off, it has the potential to deliver a product with minimal environmental impact. Hemp packaging may help make those sales sustainable rather than leading to more harmful waste. The cannabis industry is currently the fastest-growing industry i
Industry leaders in the cannabis space haven’t restored investors’ confidence this year. It’s been a wild ride for the most part, and more importantly, earnings are not there. Aurora Cannabis (TSX:ACB)(NYSE:ACB) rose to as high as $23.96 on February 10, 2021. However, the rally didn’t last and the price ($9.26) today is 61% lower. Small players Vil
Medical cannabis has been legal in the United Kingdom since 2018, but we’re only now getting the first evidence on the effectiveness of cannabis oil for UK chronic pain patients. One hundred ten patients enrolled in the UK Medical Cannabis Registry reported significant improvements in their pain, discomfort and sleep quality after one, three and si
The thriving and consistently crowded industrial real estate market has recently had to accommodate an increasing number of cannabis growing and processing plants in the municipalities that allow them. However, in many cases, cannabis construction in these municipalities has led to the multi-million-dollar rehabilitation of obsolete industrial faci
The thriving and consistently crowded industrial real estate market has recently had to accommodate an increasing number of cannabis growing and processing plants in the municipalities that allow them. However, in many cases, cannabis construction in these municipalities has led to the multi-million-dollar rehabilitation of obsolete industrial faci
The only business in Alaska where you can watch a football game inside, order a smoothie and spark up a joint is in a former Chili’s restaurant in Fairbanks. “We have groups of people coming in to watch basketball, watch rugby, watch the Olympic wrestling team, and smoke a doobie,” said Brandon Emmett, one of the owners of Good Titrations, which op
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been waiting more than three decades to revenge prank his Twins costar Danny DeVito. Unfortunately for Schwarzenegger, DeVito smoked out his plot. A little background first: Back in May, while responding to a fan's question about his favorite on-set story in his monthly newsletter, Schwarzenegger revealed that back in the
The Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida is looking to reunite $2 million worth of marijuana with its rightful owner, according to a snarky post on the department's Facebook page. "If you happened to have lost or misplaced approximately 770 pounds of high grade marijuana and would like to have your property returned, please contact our Narcot
Which States Will Legalize Recreational Weed Next? Gone are the days when predictions on state legislations could be given based on the ruling party. The stereotypical belief of States being red or blue has been tossed out over time, especially in talks regarding cannabis legalization. Everyone wants a piece of the cake. There is a long list of sta
 All THC products derived from the cannabis plant will soon be covered by state law and regulated by the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). Starting Monday, October 11, these products will only be available after appropriate approvals, rigorous testing, and commercial standards that currently protect consumer safety in the legal marijuana
 Researchers from Washington State University will study different hemp varieties and do chemical analysis of them as part of a new $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to define economic opportunities for hemp in the western United States. The grant, led by Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, is a five-yea
During the third-quarter earnings call for Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG), CEO Jim Hagedorn not-so-subtly gave his opinion on the stock's price, saying, "I'm a big fan of buying our shares at these prices." While it is not uncommon to hear CEOs say this about their companies, Hagedorn may not simply be talking up his company's stock in this case. Wi
In a continuing trend across the country whereby cities are taking steps to decriminalize the possession of certain amounts of all kinds of psychedelics, Seattle joined the herd this week by voting to formalize the non-prosecution of the possession of certain entheogens, commonly known as psychedelics. We were especially gratified to see the result
The tax man is extending a helpful hand to marijuana business owners, not something we would normally see for the cannabis industry.  In an announcement posted on its website late last month, the Internal Revenue Service unveiled its new “Cannabis/Marijuana Initiative,” billed as a “groundbreaking effort” by the agency to assist such business owner
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill late Wednesday allowing a formal pathway for hemp-based CBD to be used legally in beverages, food and other products, such as dietary supplements. The now-signed legislation expands the hemp industry in California by legalizing retail sales of hemp-derived consumable products, according to a press release