Decriminalization of Psychedelics: Coloradans Confused Over Which Ballot Initiative to Support
By Steven Hoffman
Colorado voters in favor of decriminalization and legalization of plant-based psychedelics, such as psilocybin mushrooms, are asking themselves the following question: Which ballot initiative do I support in 2022: I-58 or I-61?
Efforts behind the two separate and competing statewide ballot initiatives to decriminalize psychedelics for adults age 21 and older are underway as petitioners fan across the state to collect enough valid voter signatures by August 8 to ensure their measure is placed on the 2022 ballot. Petitioners of either initiative need to collect 124,632 valid signatures by that deadline to make the November ballot.
Bank on It: First Citizens Bank Announced as the Presenting Sponsor of the 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo
Securing reliable, commercial banking services has often been a challenge for hemp-related businesses, despite the fact that hemp is legal throughout the U.S. as a result of passage of the 2018 federal Farm Bill. As such, few banks have wanted to take the risk of working with legitimate businesses in the hemp space… until now.
Not only has Raleigh, NC-based First Citizens Bank stepped up to serve hemp farmers and agribusinesses through its 600 locations in 22 states, but it is one of the first major financial institutions to demonstrate its commitment to hemp producers by serving as the 2022 Presenting Sponsor of the 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo, Aug. 18-20, 2022, at the newly renovated Fairgrounds Nashville in Nashville, TN.
Hemp News Spotlight
Our Founding Fathers’ History with Hemp
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The History of Cannabis Legislation
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Louisiana Court Favors Employee for Failing Marijuana Test after Taking CBD Supplements
By National Law Review
Hemp for Hypertension: How Does CBD Affect Blood Pressure?
By OK! Magazine
Five Surprising Health Benefits of CBDA After Age 40
By Eat This, Not That
U.S. Army Looks to Hemp for Sniper Uniforms
By The Growth Op
Learn about Mushroom Packaging, a Substitute to Plastic
By The Federal
Vermont-based Family Tree Hemp Co. Gets State Go-ahead to Expand into Recreational Cannabis Market
By Saint Albans Messenger
Afrimat, Hemporium Build World’s Tallest Hemp-product Building
By Engineering News
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Tennessee: Please Support HB 0715 & SB 0694
HB 0715 and SB 0694 are companion bills that allow the transportation of hemp concentrate up to 0.5% THC for the purpose of reconstitution into hemp products with a legal amount of THC. Even if you do not hail from Tennessee, please share this page with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts in the Volunteer State. Help us build our Hemp Supporter armies to assist us in these battles, which have a national impact.
Help the Publisher of Poland’s Hemp Today House Ukrainian Refugees in Naklo Poland, 150 Miles from Ukraine Border
Nakło Foundation is serving as a safe haven for families forced out of their home country due to the war in Ukraine. Your donation goes to help cover the costs associated with our hosting of mothers and children, as men between the ages of 18-60 must stay in the country to support the war effort.
Trace Wants to Make the First Hemp and Regenerative Cotton Tampon and We Need Your Help!
The world is ready for hemp fiber products, and we all know it! But the CEOs, the manufacturers, the research and development teams, and the “big dogs” at the heads of companies need to see numbers supporting this if they are going to invest in innovative hemp products. Please help the advancement of hemp fiber within the hygiene and period care industry by filling out this survey, offered by Trace Femcare, Inc., making the first hemp and regenerative Climate Beneficial (TM) cotton tampon. Your voice matters! Let’s heal the earth and our bodies! Love– the team at Trace.
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