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Becoming ‘Plastic Negative’: How Cannabis And Hemp Can Lead The Way In Regenerative Farming

As the climate crisis looms large, the cannabis and hemp industries have begun to take a look at their collective plastic footprint. The “plastic problem” for cannabis has many factors at play. The majority of legal marketplaces require extra packaging…

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Alabama Man Launches Career As Medical Hemp Farmer After Mother’s Cancer Battle

As a child, Prattville native Jeffrey Lee remembers playing in cotton fields. These days, his own son and daughter run in a much different crop. “I’ve sat out there and watched my kids playing in all this hemp growing 10 or 11 foot high,” Lee said. Lif…

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One In Seven Canadian Cannabis Users Grow Their Own Pot

Department of Health research has found 15% of Canadian marijuana users grow pot plants at home. A 2018 bill that permits the growing of cannabis in homes may cause nothing but problems with landlords and condo boards, critics of the legalization say. …

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Marijuana Has Grown To Become Maine’s Most Valuable Crop

Sales of medical marijuana alone totaled nearly $222 million through October, making cannabis the state’s most valuable agricultural commodity. Cannabis is now Maine’s most valuable crop, besting the state’s signature agricultural products such as pota…

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America Must Protect Its Craft Hemp And Cannabis Growers. Here’s Why.

As legalization sweeps the nation, craft, small-batch growers in both the cannabis and hemp industries are at risk. The price to play is steep. It costs an estimated $5 million to $10 million for a craft grower to enter the market, the Illinois Craft C…

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Cannabis Bill Must Permit Home Growing

There is no greater issue involving potential cannabis legalization in New Mexico than the issue of a home-growing option. It so important to the current political apparatus — mostly Democratic leadership — that they do not not want to discuss it. Be…

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As A Black Mother, Potential Run-ins With Police Over Cannabis Use Made Me Nervous For My Son. Now, Pot Has Cut My Heavy Drinking, And At 50, I’m Growing For My Family

I grounded my youngest son Kadim when he was in the tenth grade after finding his stash. We can laugh about it now, but my relationship with my son was severely damaged by my need to repress his pot-smoking. I was terrified of the what-ifs that could h…

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As A Black Mother, Potential Run-ins With Police Over Cannabis Use Made Me Nervous For My Son. Now, Pot Has Cut My Heavy Drinking, And At 50, I’m Growing For My Family

I grounded my youngest son Kadim when he was in the tenth grade after finding his stash. We can laugh about it now, but my relationship with my son was severely damaged by my need to repress his pot-smoking. I was terrified of the what-ifs that could h…