Hemp

Enrollment Up in New Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Program

We have no doubt about the benefits that medical cannabis has on various illnesses and diseases. There is good evidence in robust human clinical trials that cannabis is of benefit for a variety of ailments whether they be physical, mental, or social.  Cannabis Industrial Marketplace is your equipment & supply… Read more »

“World’s largest” indoor hemp greenhouse opening in Central Illinois

Marijuana has been in the decriminalization process since 1973 with many states over the years passing laws to either authorize the use of marijuana or prohibit it. It is time to stop treating marijuana like a deadly drug, when science and public opinion agree that it is relatively safe for… Read more »

As Cannabis Legalization Continues, What Would a Free Market Look Like in the U.S.?

Marijuana has been in the decriminalization process since 1973 with many states over the years passing laws to either authorize the use of marijuana or prohibit it. It is time to stop treating marijuana like a deadly drug, when science and public opinion agree that it is relatively safe for… Read more »

Following Illinois’ Approval of Recreational Cannabis, the Following States Could Soon Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana

Now that Illinois has approved legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana, observers are focusing their attention on a handful of other states that could do the same within the next couple of years. To date, there are 10 states — with Illinois on Jan. 1, 2020 — with legal, adult-use cannabis… Read more »

REPORT: Florida Farmers Could Be Growing Hemp by Fall 2019, Per State Cannabis Director

Like Illinois and Arizona, Florida is considering the revision of laws in order to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp. The following is a re-post of an article written by Forrest Saunders for WPTV 5 (West Palm Beach) For more cannabis/marijuana-related business, political, legal and medical news, click here TALLAHASSEE, Fla…. Read more »

REPORT: Arizona to Allow Farmers to Grow Hemp Starting in June

Arizona will allow farmers to start growing hemp in June, roughly five months before harvest time. Along with cannabis, hemp has seen a resurgence and become a topic of conversation on several levels – namely agricultural and economic. The following is a re-post of an article written by Dan Kingston… Read more »

REPORT: Illinois Accepting Applications to Grow Industrial Hemp for 1st Time in 80 Years

It’s been more than 80 years since Illinois has accepted applications to cultivate industrial hemp. Illinois is also among several states pushing to legalize cannabis and working to erase past marijuana convictions. The following is a re-post of an article written by John O’Connor of the Associated Press and published… Read more »

REPORT: Australian Philanthropist Gifts $2 Million for Industrial Hemp Research to Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia just picked up a generous donation from an Australian philanthropist — to the tune of $2 million. The following is a re-post of an article written by Sam Wood of Philly.com For more cannabis/marijuana-related business, political, legal and medical news, click here Australian philanthropist Barry Lambert… Read more »

REPORT: Massachusetts Cannabis Consumers Could End Up with Home Delivery of Marijuana

If the plan passes, Cannabis consumers in Massachusetts could soon have marijuana product delivered to their doorstep. The following is a re-post of an article written by A.J. Herrington of High Times For more cannabis/marijuana-related business, political, legal and medical news, click here Regulators in Massachusetts have reached an agreement that… Read more »

REPORT: California Encouraging Banks to Do Business with Cannabis Industry

Traditional financial institutions have been shying away from the legitimate cannabis industry, but California — like other states — is encouraging banks to do business with marijuana-related businesses. The following is a re-post of an article by the Associated Press and posted on KCRA 3 (LA) For more cannabis/marijuana-related business,… Read more »

REPORT: Following Failed Attempt, New Jersey Working On Plan B for Legal Marijuana

New Jersey tried to legalize marijuana this past month, but the plan didn’t go through. Now the state is formulating a second attempt, but it could backfire if not properly executed. The following is a re-post of an article written by Payton Guiton for NJ Advance Media (NJ.com) For more… Read more »

REPORT: Maine Finally Sets Rules Regulating Marijuana, Cannabis

In 2016, Maine legalized marijuana. However, the state never set firm guidelines, creating a rather gray area when it came to policy. This week, Maine finally got around to establishing rules pertaining to licensing and other specific areas of the quickly growing cannabis industry. The following is a re-post of… Read more »

REPORT: Cannabis Giant Valens GroWorks Corp. Enters Multi-Year Partnership with HEXO Corp.

The cannabis industry continues to form and shape, evidenced by the recent agreement between Canadian heavyweights Valens GroWorks Corp. and HEXO Corp. The partnership will focus on hemp extraction services. The following is a re-post of an article posted on NewsWire (Canada) For more cannabis/marijuana-related business, political, legal and medical… Read more »

Op-Ed: Marijuana Industry is More Than Big Business, it’s a ‘Machine’

By 2030, experts are projecting the cannabis industry to eclipse the $80 billion-mark. That’s a lot of money. And in order to generate that type of commerce, the industry will need workers — and there is a marijuana job boom happening in several areas. The market is more than a… Read more »

REPORT: Illinois Aims to Set Aside $8 Million to Regulate Potential Recreational Marijuana Industry

Missouri just announced that it’s hiking its state budget by $3 million in anticipation of the medical marijuana market. Illinois, its neighbor, wants to more than double that figure to help regulate recreational cannabis. Both Illinois and Missouri are shifting toward becoming more than marijuana-friendly, like several other states. The… Read more »