Global Hemp Clothing Industry Expected to Surpass $23 Billion in Next Decade

The global hemp clothing market is booming. According to Allied Market Research, hemp clothing is expected to reach $23.02 Billion in market value by the year 2031. Hemp, unlike many other clothing materials has vastly superior benefits when compared to things like cotton. Hemp is lightweight, absorbent, and sustainable. When compared to other commonly used […]

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: July 29th, 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House minority leader Eddie Armstrong, has reportedly submitted more than double the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. The proposed […]

Truckers Still Can’t Smoke Marijuana

The confusion of crossing state lines – one with legal marijuana and one without – continues for the Department of Transportation. Some of their employees reside in states that prohibit testing for marijuana. However, the DOT, which regulates industries such as truck drivers and train operators, operates at a federal level, where marijuana is still […]

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referendums: July 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House minority leader Eddie Armstrong, has submitted more than double the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. The proposed constitutional […]

US Army Looking to Make Ghillie Suits Out of Hemp

The United States Army is looking for a new material to use for ghillie suits. According to multiple different sources, the US Army could be using hemp to create the camouflage suits meant for elite snipers. Just last month, the army put out a request for new information on the durability and effects of hemp […]

Oklahoma: Advocates Turn in Signatures to Place Adult-Use Legalization Measure on November Ballot

Representatives with the group Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws have turned in over 164,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office in an effort to place a binding, statewide marijuana legalization initiative (State Question 820) on the November ballot. That total is well above the the number of signatures necessary (94,911) to qualify for the […]

Cannabis Lounges become legal in Nevada

While Nevada legalized marijuana, it was not legal to smoke cannabis anywhere outside of a private residence. That left lots of tourists out of the loop, and left with no good options but to break the law when consuming marijuana in the state. Now, that’s been fixed with regulations finally being approved for the opening […]

State Policy Weekly Update 6/24/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Arizona, California, Louisiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.  Arizona House Bill  2050 amends state law so that  honorably discharged veterans who have lived in Arizona for one year will no longer need to pay the $150 fee to the state to obtain a medical marijuana certification card. Instead, they would […]

SAFE Banking Omitted from Scaled Back Version of America COMPETES Act

Despite being previously approved by the US House of Representatives, provisions of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act — which allows banks and other financial institutions to more easily provide services to state-licensed marijuana-related businesses — will not be included in the final version of the United States Innovation and Competition Act (a/k/a […]

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