Articles By Eric Tegethoff
A hemp-derived cannabinoid that supplies a high is roiling the industry, regulators, and health officials
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.
Voters approved it overwhelmingly, but the court zeroed in on a flaw in the language that had allowed the citizen initiative.
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.
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.
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.
A new law has opened the spigots to new money from outside the state—catalyzing consolidation.
While some states have embraced the trend, others are moving to outlaw the practice. And hemp farmers worry about losing a valuable market.
Some employees worry about their health as well as their jobs.