Articles By Eric Tegethoff

Mississippi

Mississippi: Voters Said Yes, but the State Supreme Court Kills a Medical Cannabis Program

Voters approved it overwhelmingly, but the court zeroed in on a flaw in the language that had allowed the citizen initiative.

Business, United States

Unionization Efforts Leave Cannabis Growers Behind, But Change Could Be Coming

Organized labor continues to represent cannabis sector workers, but has struggled to sign up the people who tend to the plants. The more union-friendly Biden administration could change that.

United States

Cannabis Home Grow Bill Dies in Washington as More States Consider Whether To Allow It

As legalization efforts move from ballot boxes to bills, state lawmakers have been less inclined to allow home grows. Washington’s experience suggests that building support for it post-legalization isn’t so simple.

Florida

Florida Lawmakers’ Cannabis Legalization Efforts Expand But Face High Hurdles

More lawmakers have filed bills to legalize adult use cannabis in the 2021 legislative session, which begins today, than ever before, but the opposition has hardly eased.

Colorado

Colorado: Big Cannabis Companies Are Swallowing the Smaller Ones

A new law has opened the spigots to new money from outside the state—catalyzing consolidation.

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.

Business, Coronavirus

Essential But Nervous: Cannabis Workers on the Front Line of a Pandemic

Some employees worry about their health as well as their jobs.

Congress, Coronavirus

Q&A: A Senator Calls for Coronavirus Relief for Cannabis Businesses

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and others argue that now is a good time for the Small Business Administration to pull out of its “time warp” and help these struggling small firms.

Oregon

Oregon: As Hemp Takes Off, Regulators Lag Behind

With more than 63,000 acres to oversee, a key agency lacks inspectors. An unexpected end to the legislative session puts efforts to increase oversight in doubt.