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

Missouri’s New Cannabis Possession Law Set To Take Effect

Missouri's new cannabis possession law takes effect January 1, 2017

By: Cecil King Missouri's New Cannabis Possession Law Set To Take Effect Two years ago in 2014 the Missouri legislature managed to pass SB 491 a revised uniform criminal code law. Attorneys, judges, legislators and advocacy groups worked eight years to develop the measure. Governor Nixon let the bill become law without

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

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

Protecting Medical Marijuana Patient Information

Protecting medical cannabis patient information.

By: Cecil King Protecting Medical Marijuana Patient Information States that require medical cannabis patient registration and sales tracking to prevent diversion of product into the illegal market present many opportunities to compromise patients' privacy. Washington state's new Cannabis Patient Protection Act (SB 5052) protects medial cannabis patients' data with a Washington State

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

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

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