Since the beginning of July, the New Jersey Judiciary has expunged more than 362,000 marijuana and hashish cases from court records, potentially making life much easier for many folks seeking employment or housing. But, because the goal is to keep these records out of the public's eye, the only way for one to guarantee that their case has been expu
 Louisiana’s largest medical marijuana producer is adding a new growing operation in a Ruston warehouse to ready for the expansion of cannabis products in January. Good Day Farm is the medical marijuana grower licensed by Louisiana State University. Company President John Davis told The News-Star he expects to begin moving plants from Baton Rouge i
Cannabis has been legal in New York City since the end of March, but there's still no way to legally purchase it.  What is expected to be America's largest cannabis market is still stuck in limbo as New York legislators hammer out the details. When will consumers be able to walk into a store and buy cannabis? "We don't know, we don't know," Patrik
 As the cannabis industry scales, so does its need for experienced business veterans to steer companies towards the top. The demand has led to an influx of executives entering the space from other industries.  Most in the cannabis industry note that the move is a likely response to a nascent space. However, as recent analyses revealed, gender and d
Every year around Halloween time, rumors will start to creep up about “marijuana-laced” Halloween candy. Should parents be worried about there being truth behind the rumors? Some older stories stem from the 1950s that people would “heat pennies on skillets and put them into the hands of trick-or-treaters.” This eventually turned into stories about
Medical marijuana patients in Connecticut gained the right to cultivate their own cannabis plants this month and according to a local hemp farmer, hundreds of patients have since sought help cultivating green thumbs of their own.  “We’re seeing a good amount of people at least try their hand at the plant,” Luis Vega, founder of North Haven-based We
Late last week, a federal judge made an order that could dramatically change the development of Missouri's young medical marijuana industry. Missouri voters authorized a highly regulated medical cannabis system almost three years ago. Voters backed a state constitutional amendment that made it mandatory for marijuana companies operating businesses
Marijuana is the most used illicit drug among females of childbearing age and during pregnancy in the United States.1,2 This prevalence is largely secondary to the recent state level legalization of marijuana, resulting in both its availability and perceived safety. Jamie O. Lo, MD, practices in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School o
Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has been cashed up to explore economic opportunities for hemp in western USA. The $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant program will fund a five- year project to be carried out in partners
New laws dealing with marijuana regulation take effect Monday. One of the most notable changes deals with the hemp-derived THC compound Delta-8. Democratic state Representative Yousef Rabhi was among the sponsors of the law to put Delta-8 and similar products under the watch of the Marijuana Regulatory Agency—or MRA. “If you regulate Delta-8 and ot
Once the bill is signed into law, Panama will be in a somewhat odd situation: It will gave a legal regime for medical cannabis, but not one for hemp. Back in October 2019, Deputy Kayra Harding introduced a bill (Proyecto de Ley No. 323) to promote the development of the hemp industry in Panama. The bill would establish a licensing regime for hemp c
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