Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

A Conversation with the Florida Cabinet’s Medical Cannabis Champion

Nikki Fried, a former medical cannabis lobbyist and the state’s new Commissioner of Agriculture, tells Cannabis Wire how she plans to use her office to widen access to medical cannabis.

Florida
Research

Baylor University Study Finds Therapeutic Potential in CBD for Arthritic Dogs

While “pot for pets” has gained popularity in recent years, the US Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve CBD-based drugs for animals.

Caribbean

Barbados: A Medical Cannabis Industry Seems Close to Launch, but Small Farmers Fear They’ll Be Left Behind

At a meeting, regulators hear worries that big international companies will dominate.

Hemp

Hemp is Legal, but What About Smoking It?

While some states have embraced the trend, others are moving to outlaw the practice. And hemp farmers worry about losing a valuable market.