List: 2017 Colorado legislation, see what’s new in marijuana and hemp bills

Published: Feb 27, 2017, 3:12 pm • Updated: Feb 27, 2017, 7:04 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado was the first U.S. state to initiate legal, regulated sales of recreational marijuana, starting in 2014. The first-of-its-kind effort has been a fluid process, as the state has worked to…

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Cannabis Is Great, But The Hemp Market Is Worth Billions

Pot Prophecies: “The Billion Dollar Cash Crop” In 1938, Popular Mechanics published an article entitled, “Billion Dollar Crop” in reference to Hemp. At the time, a billion dollars would hold the modern day equivalent of $ 16,766,111,111.11 based on inflation and all that economic jazz. As of last year, Colorado…

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South Dakota hemp bill advances despite Public Safety warning that hemp sends “mixed messages” to kids

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm By James Nord, The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota residents who pass background checks and get a license from the state agriculture department would be allowed to cultivate industrial hemp under a measure a House…

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How hemp is slowly becoming the new tobacco for Kentucky farmers

Published: Dec 23, 2016, 7:46 am • Updated: Dec 23, 2016, 7:46 am By Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg News It looks like pot. It smells like pot. But it’s hemp, marijuana’s legal cousin, and it’s taking over the Bluegrass state. Across the rolling hills of Kentucky, which just two decades ago…

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