Cannabis Legalization Bill Introduced in St. Louis City

St. Louis Alderwoman Megan-Ellyia Green submits St. Louis Cannabis Legalization Bill

By: Cecil King Cannabis Legalization Bill Introduced in St. Louis City Greater St. Louis National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws' (NORML) Executive Director Karin Spinks Chester engaged in a congratulatory embrace with Alderwoman Megan-Ellyia Green moments after Green submitted a history making cannabis legalization bill on October 26, 2017

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

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

Setting the Timer on Missouri Cannabis

Setting the timer on Missouri Cannabis

By: Cecil King Setting the Timer on Missouri Cannabis Missourians can all agree more economic activity in the Show-Me State is good for every citizen. Putting people to work in a brand-new, home-grown state-wide industry would be even better. This November 2016, millions of voters in multiple states will decide what kind

Cannabis Opportunities Attract Missourians

Missourians look to Washington state for cannabis opportunities.

By: Cecil King Cannabis Opportunities Attract Missourians Missouri's hopeful cannabis entrepreneurs tired of waiting for the repeal of the Show-Me state's business-blocking prohibition of cannabis should take a close look at the state of Washington to start their new cannabis businesses. Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB), the regulatory office in

Missouri Cannabis Legalization Dead On Arrival?

Missouri cannabis businesses can thrive under rescheduling.

By: Cecil King         Missouri Cannabis Legalization Dead On Arrival? Any future legal cannabis sales in the state of Missouri, either medical or retail, would undoubtedly provide a tremendous economic stimulus as well as bring a technological and scientific renaissance of plant science research to the Show-Me State. Existing biotech and plant

Missouri Bans Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients

HCI Alternatives in Collinsville, IL on opening day Jan. 25, 2016.

By: Cecil King          Missouri Bans Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients Traveling east across St. Louis' Popular Street Bridge and a few miles up the road to Collinsville, IL you'll find a shiny new, modern medical cannabis dispensary, HCI Alternatives. HCI Alternatives opened its doors at noon on a cold and blustery Monday, January

The Cannabis Industry is Hiring

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By: Cecil King    The Cannabis Industry is Hiring The market in the US for legal cannabis is growing exponentially. Sales grew in 2015 by 17% to $5.4 billion from an upwardly revised 2014 estimate of $4.7 billion according to industry watchers at The ArcView Group. The group recently published its fourth edition of

Has Colorado’s $100 Million a Month Experiment Succeeded?

By: Cecil King    Has Colorado's $100 Million a Month Experiment Succeeded? Colorado's cannabis sales for the month of August surpassed the $100 million mark. The citizens' decision to take legislative control away from their elected representatives and vote overwhelmingly to pass legalized retail cannabis sales into law is paying off. Since the start

Cannabis Legalization in the Midwest

By: Cecil King    Cannabis Legalization in the Midwest Cannabis activists who have pushed legalization for years, even decades, have faced myriad challenges. Launching a ballot initiative to end prohibition at the state level takes lots of money and a highly organized, motivated and expertly managed group of politically savvy supporters. Ending the federal

“Celebrities and women are the secret to legalization”

By: Cecil King      "Celebrities and women are the secret to legalization” Cannabis entrepreneurs today don't have anything like the Homestead Act of 1865 which lured settlers to move west with cheap land to establish a new homestead, but they are staking their own claims in the new cannabis economy. One of those

Missouri Loses Millions of Tourist Dollars

By: Cecil King          Missouri Loses Millions of Tourist Dollars Towering 630 vertical feet above the Mississippi River, St. Louis' Gateway Arch is the number one tourism destination in the state. Four million guests each year visit Missouri to see the world's highest catenary arch and the tallest monument in the western