Straight FAQs About Board Bill 180

Board Bill 180 in St. Louis legalizes possession of cannabis

By: Cecil King Straight FAQs About Board Bill 180 The City of St. Louis has the unique opportunity to legalize the possession and cultivation of cannabis through legislative action of its Board of Aldermen. Several Aldermen have balked at that idea and are actively blocking this legislation through dissemination of misinformation. In

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

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

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

Aha Moments for Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Program

Aldwin M. Anterola, Chief Scientific Officer of AHA cannabis testing lab spoke to a group of Missouri cannabist activists at the Greater St. Louis NORML. meeting.

Aldwin M. Anterola (R) Chief Scientific Officer of AHA is congratulated by Greater St. Louis NORML Board Member Blake Bell (L). By: Cecil King    Aha Moments for Illinois' Medical Cannabis Program    Missouri's next door state neighbor Illinois continues to fine tune its medical cannabis program while cannabis activists in

DEA Says No To Cannabis Rescheduling

DEA Says No to Rescheduling Marijuana

By: Cecil King DEA Says No To Cannabis Rescheduling Cannabis activists in Missouri expressed disappointment August 11, 2016 when the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Acting Director, Chuck Rosenberg denied petitions to reschedule marijuana. Director Rosenberg cited the recommendations of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in his ruling. HHS has

Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative Fails Certification

I signed the petition lapel labels.

By: Cecil King Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative Fails Certification Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced August 9, 2016 the medical marijuana initiative failed to make the November 2016 ballot. The constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, version 6, 2016-135, failed to obtain enough valid signatures in one of six

Legal Medical Cannabis States Forge Ahead of Missouri

Patients Lives Matter, legalize medical marijuana

By: Cecil King      Legal Medical Cannabis States Forge Ahead of Missouri At the beginning of July 2016, the status of growing medical marijuana in Missouri is still prohibited. Missourians remain blocked from using the cannabis plant's medicinal properties to fight cancer, glaucoma, chronic pain, epilepsy, and a host of other

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

Biosecurity for Missouri Medical Marijuana Growers

Biosecurity in the grow room

By: Cecil King    Biosecurity for Missouri Medical Marijuana Growers When legal medical marijuana becomes law in Missouri, newly licensed commercial cannabis growers might be asking themselves a simple, but profound business question. How do I grow the highest quality cannabis crop as fast as possible? Missouri's new medical cannabis patients will be waiting.

A New Class of Cannabis Worker

By: Cecil King         A New Class of Cannabis Worker Beginning July 1, 2016 the state of Washington will allow a new class of legislatively mandated cannabis worker to report to work, thanks to the 2015 Cannabis Patient Protection Act (CPPA). Newly certified Medical Marijuana Consultants can begin their duties advising registered medical

Second Down and $8 Billion to Go

By: Cecil King     Second Down and $8 Billion to Go On July 1, 2016 the state of Washington will finish the last phase of integrating the state's existing medical cannabis program into the established retail cannabis program. New licensing edicts will transform the older system of medical cannabis dispensaries into medically endorsed