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

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

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

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

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

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

The Rocky Road for Edibles

By: Cecil King         The Rocky Road for Edibles Missouri visitors to Colorado's legal cannabis market will find their favorite edibles look a little different. Cannabis-infused food products for sale in Colorado have come under new packaging rules as of February 1, 2015. Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) gathered comments from industry leaders,

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