Articles By Eric Tegethoff

Hemp

The Delta-8 Dilemma

A hemp-derived cannabinoid that supplies a high is roiling the industry, regulators, and health officials

Mississippi

Mississippi: After a Stumble, Medical Cannabis Looks Close to the Finish Line

Lawmakers have delivered a detailed draft to Governor Tate Reeves for a program that would replace a voter-approved initiative struck down by the state Supreme Court in May.

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.