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

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

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

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

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

Turning Missouri Green

Turning Missouri green by changing prohibitionist attitudes.

By: Cecil King Turning Missouri Green Missouri cannabis activists and hopeful cannabis business entrepreneurs will win half the battle when legal cannabis becomes law. The remaining battle will not only involve working with Missouri lawmakers to fine tune and perfect the rules and regulations to allow the new industry to start, but

Missouri’s Underground Cannabis Economy

By: Cecil King | Soapbox      Missouri's Underground Cannabis Economy How would you like to start a business with unlimited earnings potential? Do you strive in high stress, high reward situations? Do you want to start a business where your earnings are completely tax-free? Where you don't need a business license? Where

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

Can Missouri Cannabis Pass the Test?

By: Cecil King        Can Missouri Cannabis Pass the Test? In Missouri and other US states where cannabis prohibition laws still exist, vibrant illegal black markets proliferate allowing consumers to pay top prices for product that may have been grown under questionable quality standards. Cannabis growers in countries that target the U.S. with illegal