A new poll shows majority support for marijuana legalization, even among Republicans.
The Gallup poll released this month shows 64 percent of American adults support legalization. For the first time, a majority of Republicans, 51 percent, support it. Support from Democrats rose to 72 percent.
The polling organization has tracked attitudes toward legalizing marijuana for nearly five decades, and the polls show slow but steady support for legal marijuana.
Gallup first asked national adults about their views on the topic in 1969, when 12% supported legalization. Support had more than doubled by the end of the next decade but changed little...
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Wildfires have devastated California marijuana growers, just as the nation’s biggest legal cannabis market comes online.
The New York Times reports:
Hezekiah Allen, the executive director of the California Growers Association, said Thursday that at least seven farms had been destroyed, and that he expected the number to “increase significantly” as people returned to their homes. Tens of thousands of cannabis growers live in Northern California.
The owners of the seven farms include small-scale growers who put their life savings into their farms over the past year, he said. None of them have insurance, he said.
“They leveraged themselves entirely,” Mr. Allen said. “It’s going...
For decades, industrial hemp was a pariah crop. That’s changing, as some states consider allowing it, while in others, farmers are already cultivating it.
In North Carolina, farmers who once planted tobacco are turning to the classic crop. According to The Courier-Tribune of Asheboro, N.C.:
The plants and leaves look much like marijuana and, indeed, they are related to cannabis sativa. Hemp has made a comeback and that’s being felt in Randolph County and North Carolina’s Tobacco Belt. Asheboro’s own Bob Crumley is a driving force in that comeback.
He traces his interest in hemp to three friends who died of cancer...
Legal marijuana’s El Dorado approaches, and fast food companies should rejoice.
Those are two bits of news Blue Moon Hemp has dug up this week.
Recreational marijuana legalization launches in three states next year, including the most massive market of them all, California. Massachusetts and Maine also expect to roll out recreational marijuana legalization. Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Nevada already have recreational marijuana retailers.
California, with its huge economy and population, will be by far the most important market for recreational marijuana. CNN reports:
Voters in California, Massachusetts and Maine approved legalization of recreational marijuana in referendum votes in November 2016, on the...
Target tried CBD and didn’t like it.
The giant retailer on its website briefly pitched products from CW Hemp’s Charlotte’s Web containing cannabidiol-rich oil. But the experiment didn’t last.
“We started carrying Charlotte’s Web hemp extract items last week on Target.com. After further review, we have decided to remove it from our assortment,” Kate Decker, a Target spokeswoman, said.
CBD, derived from hemp, doesn’t contain THC, the compound in marijuana that gets you high. But Target’s decision to pull the products leaves many wondering if the retailer removed it after complaints.
Joseph Misulonas at Civilized writes:
Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any other information...