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Congressmen step up for hemp

Four US Congressmen, Senators Rand Paul, (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Tom Massie (R-KY), stepped up to defend cannabis hemp farmers and businesses January...

Hemp supporters lament slow progress in CA

“It’s been 14 months since Prop. 64 passed,” said one frustrated potential hemp farmer. “Adult use marijuana stores are open around the state and yet we don’t even have a clear process to get hemp...

Dems introduce cannabis legalization bills in Congress

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) have joined forces and introduced comprehensive cannabis reform legislation, the Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 to both chambers of Congress. The...

Federal cannabis legalization would help save owls

Legal marijuana states like Oregon, California and Colorado are blessed with an overabundance of regulated cannabis growers for their statewide markets. In time, the regulated marketplace is intended...

Hemp industry decries Sessions’ new weed war

The Hemp Industries Association, the leading non-profit trade association for 24 years representing hundreds of hemp businesses, has announced that the January 4 announcement by US Attorney General...

California SB420 defense extended to 1/9/2019

In another move to ease the way forward for California’s cannabis providers, the state agency has extended the patient collective defense for an extra month. Instead of ending on December 14, 2017...

Free temporary licenses help California transition

California has a complex situation to navigate during 2018, and the agencies that are overseeing the rollout of legal commercial production and access to cannabis are trying to ease the culture shock...

Dispensaries reduce crime, safe for teens

New data show that neighborhoods with cannabis shops tend to be as safe as any other and that young people who consume marijuana are just as motivated in life as their abstinent peers. To put it...

Sessions ignites nation with anti-marijuana ploy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rattled his saber of prohibition by threatening more federal marijuana prosecutions, reversing one of the few remaining policy holdovers from the Obama...