Florida Pushed Past Missouri with Hemp Bill

Florida Hemp Bill Passes Missouri

By: Cecil King Florida Pushed Past Missouri with Hemp Bill Missouri legislators have been one-upped again as another state has legalized hemp cultivation. Nineteen states have done what Missouri legislators have failed to do for the last three years running; allow Missouri to start an industrial hemp pilot program. Florida will now

Missouri Hemp Enthusiasts Celebrate Hemp Week Without Hemp

Margaret MacKenzie Hemp Farmer Colorado

By: Cecil King Missouri Hemp Enthusiasts Celebrate Hemp Week Without Hemp The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual, nationwide Hemp History Week, June 5-11, 2017. Missouri hemp and cannabis activists don't have much to celebrate during the 2017 Hemp History Week. The Missouri Senate failed to pass

Nevada’s Green Rush Leaves Missouri in the Dust

Nevada leaves Missouri in the Dust with an "Early Start" retail adult-use cannabis program.

By: Cecil King Nevada's Green Rush Leaves Missouri in the Dust Missouri cannabis activists will be watching from the sidelines again as another state scrambles to hire hundreds of cannabis industry workers and braces for tens of millions of retail cannabis sales to adults starting this summer. Nevada state officials couldn't wait

Medical CBD Program Will Bring Missouri Millions

CBD cannabis plants are a secret market growing to $2.1 billion by 2020.

By: Cecil King Medical CBD Will Bring Missouri Millions The US domestic cannabidiol (CBD) market is “a secret emerging market” poised to grow into a $2.1 billion market by 2020, says Sean Murphy, publisher of the Hemp Business Journal. Murphy's Hemp Business Journal CBD Report details how the CBD market in the

Activists Moving Missouri Medical Cannabis Initiative Forward

New Approach Missouri cannabis activists move medical cannabis petition forward for 2018 ballot.

By: Cecil King Activists Moving Missouri Medical Cannabis Initiative Forward New Approach Missouri's (NAM) medical marijuana initiative is gaining momentum. Following a series of sequential kickoff events across the Show-Me State during the last week of January 2017 and into February, NAM organizers successfully established a statewide network of trained activist

New Approach Missouri Announces Campaign Kickoff

New Approach Missouri Initiative Campaign Kick Off

By: Cecil King Photo: New Approach Missouri – (L to R) John Payne, Bonnie Boime and Blake Bell New Approach Missouri Announces Campaign Kickoff Missouri cannabis activists are rallying support for the new 2018 medical marijuana initiative. A statewide signature gathering campaign is now in full swing following kickoff events across the

Global Cannabis Research Steals Millions From Missouri

Missouri cannabis research investment

By: Cecil King Global Cannabis Research Steals Millions From Missouri The federal government’s continued prohibition of cannabis is allowing billions of dollars in research expenditures to flow into other countries with less restrictive laws making Missouri lose millions. The Czech Republic, Israel, Romania, Paraguay, Canada, and Colombia are among the countries who

Not for Kids Safety Campaign Sets Deadline

Not for kids safety campaign in Washington

By: Cecil King Not for Kids Safety Campaign Sets Deadline The state of Washington has once again proved that managing and regulating their cannabis industry is a collaborative affair where all cannabis industry stakeholders can contribute to the common good. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has finalized rules to

Thousands Of Missourians In Need Of Medical Cannabis

Missouri Patient Project

By: Cecil King Thousands Of Missourians In Need Of Medical Cannabis Missourians who flocked to voting booths throughout the state on November 8 didn't have the opportunity to vote for a medical cannabis initiative in the Show-Me state. New Approach Missouri (NAM), the political action campaign that launched the state's only medical

Missouri Cannabis Activists Launch Project 22 For Vets

Project-22 launched.

By: Cecil King Missouri Cannabis Activists Launch Project 22 For Vets NORML chapters across Missouri and Colorado launched an educational cannabis initiative called Project 22. The goal of the initiative is to engage veterans, patients, doctors and researchers about the benefits of using cannabis as medicine for treatment of combat-related mental

NORML KC Cannabis Decriminalization Initiative Submitted

Jamie Kacz submits signatures to city hall.

Photo: NORMLKC.org By: Cecil King NORML KC Cannabis Decriminalization Initiative Submitted The NORML KC chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has succeeded in gathering more than the required number of registered voter signatures to submit a Kansas City, Missouri cannabis decriminalization initiative for ballot consideration. Standing in

A Proposition To Control Cannabis

Proposition 64 Adult Use of Marijuana Act Poll Data

Photo: YesOn64.org   By: Cecil King A Proposition To Control Cannabis Missourians cannot participate in the fastest growing industry in the U.S., legal cannabis, for at least two more years because a medical marijuana initiative failed to make the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot. In California, expectations are running high that Proposition

Arkansas’ Prohibitionists Supremely Defeated

Arkansas Supreme Court Building

By: Cecil King    Arkansas' Prohibitionists Supremely Defeated    Missouri's next door neighbor Arkansas will have at least one, maybe two, activist initiatives for legalizing cannabis for medical use on the ballot this November. The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, Arkansas citizens will have the right

Prosecutors Challenged By Epidiolex Trial

GW Pharmaceuticals' cannabis growing facility.

Photo credit: GW Pharmaceuticals By: Cecil King    Prosecutors Challenged By Epidiolex Trial Twelve Missouri prosecutors think “marijuana is a destructive drug, with no proven benefits (medical or otherwise).” However, British biotech company GW Pharmaceuticals has found marijuana has many medical benefits. On Sept. 28, 2016 GW Pharmaceuticals (GW) announced positive results on its