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Tobacco growers may find new avenue in hemp farming

More and more farmers are putting up their tractors, selling land, or doing whatever it takes to make ends meet. This is especially true of tobacco farmers as the tobacco industry limits ...

A new era dawns for marijuana in Colorado. But some believe relaxed rules go too far.

The 2019 legislative session may one day be remembered as a turning point for the marijuana industry in Colorado — the moment it came to be viewed not as a challenge to be controlled, ...

Industrial hemp rule delays may mean no Butte County crop this year

“The only thing we are lacking is regulation,” Mendoza told the board. The feds plan to have rules completed by fall to govern the 2020 growing season, but allowed states to develop ...

Nikki Fried: Florida Hemp Program Would Create An ‘Industrial Revolution’

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried ran on a platform of what she called ‘the three W’s’: weapons, water and weed. Within months of her swearing in, it’s ...

Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, Pot? Just Call It a Job Machine

SAN FRANCISCO — David Dancer is a 48-year-old marketing executive who has worked for big brands like Charles Schwab and Teleflora. A year ago, he got a call from a recruiter for a ...

Why the 1970s Effort to Decriminalize Marijuana Failed

That booming paraphernalia market, however, would also prove to be decriminalization’s undoing. By 1978, rates of adolescent marijuana use had skyrocketed, with 1 in 9 high school ...

5 Burning Questions You Might Have About Visiting A Marijuana Dispensary

If you don’t live in one of the 11 states where recreational marijuana use is legal, the thought of going to a marijuana dispensary might seem intimidating. But buying marijuana ...

Congressional Democrats Focus Heavily on Cannabis Reform

For the first time ever, congressional democrats included a panel at their policy retreat that was focused entirely on cannabis reform. Last Thursday morning was the panel at the House ...

USDA Issues First Guidance on Legal Hemp, But Don’t Expect Federal Regulations Until Late 2019

While the roll-out of hemp regulations in the wake of the 2018 Farm Bill is continuing in fits and starts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture did open the door to hemp seed imports. Jessica ...

Insights on marijuana and opioid use in people with cancer

A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the U.S. have increased over time. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the ...

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