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The ‘uncertain’ future of hemp in Tennessee

by: Chris O’Brien Back in 2019, there were nearly 3,000 licensed growers in Tennessee. “There was an oversupply, the market corrected, the price dropped,” Hatcher said. “A lot of people got...

What’s next for hemp? N.C. farmers look to the future

BY HEATHER FORDHAM ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — Hemp farmers and retailers in North Carolina are looking to the future of the hemp industry after state lawmakers narrowly avoided a deadline in June that woul...

Louisiana Governor Signs Ten Cannabis Bills, Including Significant Medical Marijuana Expansions

By Kyle Jaeger The governor of Louisiana has approved a slew of marijuana reform bills, including one key measure that would expand the number of medical dispensaries that can operate in the state and...

‘Not fair’: As hemp deadline looms, hemp business owners fear going out of business

By Laura Leslie, WRAL capitol bureau chief Sean Parekh has worked in the hemp business since 2019 as the owner of Cannabliss Dispensary in Chapel Hill. Next week, Parekh could be out of business if th...

‘It can be overwhelming’ | West Knoxville hemp shop owner warns about THC overconsumption

By Chase Biefeldt KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Andy Chesney at Hemp House in West Knoxville wants to raise awareness about the amount of legal THC someone should consume. Chesney is well-versed in can...

After Crash, Hemp Farmers Look to Fiber, Other Uses, California Farm Bureau Reports

By Ching Lee Soured by the heavily regulated nature of the crop and market instability, farmers who dabbled in growing hemp say they’re bowing out this season, choosing to go back to farming mor...

Thailand removes cannabis from narcotics list, decriminalizes growing plants at home

By Max Walden and South-East Asia correspondent Mazoe Ford It’s a major policy shift in a country long known for its harsh drug controls, but the Thai government hopes the law change will boost ...

NC Senate votes to permanently legalize hemp, will consider medical marijuana

By Laura Leslie, WRAL capitol bureau chief The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 762, the 2022 Farm Act. A provision of the bill would distinguish hemp from marijuana by defining...

Delta-8 THC Products Are Federally Legal Just Like Hemp, Appeals Court Rules

By Ben Adlin The federal legalization of hemp through the 2018 Farm Bill removed restrictions on a wide range of molecules produced by the cannabis plant—including, a new court ruling says, the psycho...

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