Articles By Eric Tegethoff

United States

Around the Great Lakes, Election Results Nudged the Cannabis Needle

Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin voters have improved the prospects for legalization in their states.

United States

In Many Red States, Cannabis Initiatives Face Rising Legal Hurdles

Attempts to legalize cannabis through ballot measures in states where the GOP holds power have increasingly been litigated in the courtroom.

Minnesota

Minnesota: How Legal Edibles Made the Cut in a Prohibition State

Some Republicans may not have fully realized what they passed, but sales began July 1 of THC products to anyone 21 or older. Now what?

Florida

Florida: Black Farmers Finally Get a Shot at a Medical Cannabis License, but Just One of Them Will Win It

The long and convoluted history behind Florida’s weak effort to include Black farmers.

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.