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Tue
12
Nov

Alabama commission discusses draft of medical marijuana bill

For the last three months, the commission appointed to determine whether medical marijuana is right for Alabama has held public hearings and heard testimony. Now, the panel might have something to show for it: actual legislation.

Tim Melson, a Republican state senator who serves as chair of the Alabama Medical Marijuana Study Commission, said last week that he has a draft of a medical marijuana bill that is nearly ready to be proposed in the legislature.

Tue
12
Nov

New Jersey man sues Amazon for firing him over medical marijuana use

A New Jersey man filed a lawsuit in October against his employer Amazon for allegedly firing him after not advising his superiors of his medical marijuana treatment. The man, who has been publicly identified only as D.J.C., failed a random drug test in July, and was put on temporary paid leave. After supplying the documentation of his condition that the company asked for, he was officially terminated.

Tue
12
Nov

Hemp Vs. CBD

Hemp for Victory

North America is bustling with hemp crops this growing season, and there’s talk of more and more planting in the seasons to come. It appears that the majority of more recent hemp-growing efforts are for the production of CBD (cannabidiol), the highly sought-after medicinal compound found in cannabis.

Mon
11
Nov

Weed jobs are growing like weeds

There’s a time and place for everything, and judging by cannabis business statistics, now is the perfect time to look for weed jobs in the Western countries.

Here are some of the statistics you can easily find online:

Mon
11
Nov

Florida University developing program to teach school kids about medical marijuana

It would go to figure, with the growing number of states where cannabis is legal, that educators are grappling with how to talk about marijuana with students in school. After all, the transition from the era of “Just Say No” messaging about how drugs are bad to this brave new world where cannabis products are available in the mall and corner pharmacies takes some explaining, even for the grown.

Mon
11
Nov

Military veterans are the future of weed entrepreneurship

When I was on active military duty in the US, Korea, and Iraq from 2004 to 2011, my fellow military veterans and I were trained to lead through uncertain times. We were conditioned to perform under intense pressure to complete the mission set in front of us. 

I learned early in my career about the impact of uncertainty, ambiguity, and high risk. And no career could have been a better training ground for becoming a cannabis entrepreneur.

From the very beginning in our military journey, soldiers are required to take on new challenges and concepts and apply them in real-world situations. Former military personnel have the unique ability to learn in unconventional environments.

Mon
11
Nov

Pot or not? Hemp confusion grows, as seizure and arrest in New York show

The CBD craze might be leaving the war on drugs a bit dazed and confused.

Mon
11
Nov

Maine: Caregivers sound off about new rules for medical cannabis

Proposed changes to the state's medical marijuana program are drawing fire from a number of patients and caregivers.

The new rules are being drafted by the state's Office of Marijuana Policy. 

The regulations will require caregivers who grow cannabis for patients, to enroll in a state inventory program that will track marijuana from seed to sale. 

This comes as the state will start taking applications in December, to license recreational marijuana businesses.

The proposed rules are expected go into effect sometime next year and will impact 25-hundred licensed caregivers who grow medical cannabis for patients. 

Patients and caregivers say the proposed rules are burdensome and costly and could cut access to medicine, especially for sick children.

Mon
11
Nov

In their first year, U.S. hemp farmers struggle with bad weather, mold, inexperience

Ajit Singh strode across his 16-acre hemp field toward a broken-down harvester. He’d been hoping all day that the mechanic now crouched beside the machine could get it back up and running.

It was late October and Singh still had thousands of stinky green and purple cannabis plants across 425 acres to pick, dry and sell before winter. Like many hemp growers here in Jackson County, Oregon, he was harvesting slowly, facing a mold problem and unhappy with prices offered by potential buyers.

Mon
11
Nov

What new federal hemp rules mean for Idaho

Attorneys representing a Colorado-based company suing the Idaho State Police for seizing a shipment of hemp in January are pointing to new federal rules governing hemp production and transport to bolster their legal arguments.

The new rules also mean the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office will not prosecute people who are transporting hemp grown under 2014 and 2018 federal legislation in states where it is legal to do so, provided there is full compliance with the rules and proper documentation.

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