The United States is the land of the free, but some states are just a little bit freer than others. Among 25 states that have legalized marijuana, only five have also allowed the recreational use of the substance.
In case the Arizona Department of Agriculture approves Senate Bill 1337, state farmers will be allowed to receive licenses for legally growing, distributing, and selling industrial hemp. The bill was passed by the Arizona House on May 10.
Have you heard about the biggest cannabis factory in Europe? No, it is not in the Netherlands! Switzerland has a king-size weed barn, and it is absolutely legal! Here you can learn more about this fascinating place and the recent tendencies in the development of the marijuana industry in the country.
Many U.S. states are warming up to the decision of cultivating the nonintoxicating cousin of marijuana. North Carolina has decided to conduct a statewide test and is now encouraging farmers to grow hemp. This year, a field where corn once grew could produce a new crop.
The cannabis industry in California is famous for its growing farms, but the majority of its workers are migrants who moved there for earning untaxed cash wages. In 2018, the state is going to put into effect new labor regulations aimed to give the weed industry the same status as any other agricultural industry has. So, how will new labor standards change the California cannabis industry?
Industrial hemp has plenty of uses, and its benefits are far-reaching. Although it was legalized on the federal level in early 2014, it still faces one serious obstacle—its relation to the psychoactive cannabis plant. However, state legislators from South Carolina are now trying to legalize the crop that can significantly help the state’s farmers that are still having trouble due to the flood damage.
Turkey has just made a significant step toward marijuana reform. The country has legalized scientific and medical cannabis production in nineteen provinces. However, cultivating and using weed for recreational purposes remains illegal.
If the proposal of hemp cultivation for scientific purposes is authorized in the near future, researchers in North Carolina will get the opportunity to study the marketing potential of industrial hemp.
Intellectual property and copyright are essential issues for every field that creates something new. While the public consciousness mainly associates these issues with the music industry, Hollywood, and tech companies, emerging cannabis businesses have to formulate their approach to the topic of copyright as well.
Since April 29, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has started to issue the first bunch of licenses for growing and selling recreational marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. Oregon is going to fully embrace the weed industry by early next year.