Garden State Goes Green: Cannabis Industry Celebrates Major Election Victories; Voters Clap Back at War on Drugs
By Steven Hoffman
As the counting of votes continues to decide who won the presidential and some too-close-to-call congressional elections the day after Election Day in the U.S., cannabis industry advocates are celebrating a number of victories in key states where marijuana has been legalized, and where other drugs have been decriminalized.
In New Jersey, the Garden State, 67% of voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana for people age 21 and over. The state commission that regulates the legal medical marijuana market in New Jersey also will oversee the new recreational market, which, according to Bloomberg News, is expected to generate $1.9 billion in sales in the state, resulting in $126 million in sales tax revenue, according to estimates from New Jersey’s Office of Legislative Services.
In all, five more states approved ballot measures legalizing cannabis use for adults, including Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota.
Hawaii Shifts the Cannabis Discussion into High Gear with FREE Virtual Event
By Heather Collins
Traveling to a tropical beach destination such as Hawaii sounds a bit more of a dream than reality right now due to pandemic travel restrictions. But that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case, especially in the eyes of the Hawaii Cannabis Organization.
This Saturday, November 7, 2020, the Hawaii Cannabis Organization is producing CannShift Live – a virtual educational event dedicated to cannabis set amongst the backdrop of beautiful Hawaii. Cannabis experts from North America and Hawaii will present online, a wide range of topics designed to inform, inspire, and shift the Cannabis discussion into a positive global dialogue.
“America’s Best Apple Orchard” – 110-Year-Old Beak & Skiff – Expands into Hemp and CBD
By Steven Hoffman
In its 110 years of history, the company Beak & Skiff has been nothing if not adaptable. That’s how you survive 110 years in the food and agriculture business.
Today, the fifth generation, vertically integrated apple orchard business located in the heart of New York State is expanding. Named by USA Today as America’s Best Apple Orchard in 2015 and 2020 to establishing itself as a market leader in hard cider beverages, the company branched out this past year to launch a new brand, Beak & Skiff Research, in the hemp and CBD category.
Hemp News Spotlight
Topical CBD Products Outpace Sales of Edibles, Says Food Marketing Institute
By Winsight Grocery Business
Colorado Governor Jared Polis Talks Legal Cannabis
By High Times
Overview of State CBD and Hemp Regulation Since the 2018 Farm Bill
By Cannabis Industry Journal
The Future of Cannabis Conferences
By Green Market Report
Low-Tech But Effective “Mother Shucker” Tool Speeds Up Hemp Harvest
By Honest Pharm Co.
CBD Sales Could Reach $2 Billion in 2020
By CBD Insider
Proposed Regulations on CBD in New York Hailed by Food and Beverage Brands
By Food Navigator-USA
Arizona Grower Experimenting with Hemp Leafy Greens
By KYMA CBS 13, Yuma, AZ
Genetic Test Can Predict THC vs. CBD in Cannabis Plants
By University of Minnesota News
Hemp Research Reaches New Heights in Klamath Falls
By The Herald and News, Klamath Falls, OR
Help Urge Support for H.R. 8179, The Hemp and Hemp-derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020, U.S. Hemp Roundtable Action Alert
Hemp Supporters, there’s never been a more urgent opportunity to support CBD on Capitol Hill. If passed, H.R. 8179 would ensure that hemp-derived CBD, and other non-intoxicating hemp ingredients, could be lawfully marketed as dietary supplements.
Help Hemp Farmer Debra White Plume in Her Fight Against Cancer
Many in the hemp community have inquired about the status of Debra White Plume’s health. Doctors discovered a mass on Debra’s lung along with several in her abdomen. Due to the seriousness of this discovery, doctors have decided to begin chemo therapy and radiation. Donations for Debra’s medical bills are now being accepted. We all continue to be encouraged by the prayers and warm thoughts coming in from around the world.
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