Out of 131 applicants, only 20 South Carolina farmers have been selected to grow hemp for the state’s research pilot program.
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COLUMBIA, Dec. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has selected 20 farmers to participate in the 2018 SC Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. The farmers represent 15 South Carolina counties.
Wisconsin farmers will soon be able to add hemp to their crop rotation. On Nov. 30, 2017, Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 119 allowing Wisconsin farmers to cultivate industrial hemp.
From fiber to clothes to biomedicine, industrial hemp is fueling new opportunities across the United States, and a newly signed South Carolina hemp bill is going to give South Carolinians the opportunity to enter the re-emerging market of hemp.
Chile has become the first country in Latin America to sell cannabis medicines at pharmacies. The pilot program was launched Wednesday.
Health officials in Colorado have launched a call center, a Marijuana Health and Safety Hotline, for people who have health questions related to marijuana.
Initiative 300, a ballot initiative in Denver, Colorado, is reigniting the debate over whether to allow social use of marijuana in city businesses.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has approved 5,600 qualified patients, including 38 patients under 18 years of age, since the Medical Cannabis Registry Program’s inception on Sept. 2, 2014.
On Dec. 2, 2015, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program announced that the Illinois Department of Public Health has approved applications for a total of 3,600 qualifying patients.
On Oct. 7, 2015, the Illinois Department of Health announced that it had approved approximately 3,100 patients for the program.
Despite an ongoing national trend showing that acceptance of marijuana, particularly for medical use, is continuing to swing upwards, there are continued signs of a marijuana backlash in some states.
It’s a pity that the standing governor, Pat Quinn, can’t be tried for cowardice as it relates to neglecting the Illinois Compassionate Care Act, because it appears he’s certainly guilty of that.
The Prairie Wellness Fund, brainchild of Michael Griffin, veteran of the hedge fund service provider HedgeACT, seeks to offer credit financing for medical-marijuana entrepreneurs.
Before close of business on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, state officials in Illinois announced the number of grower and dispensary applications it received for its Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. According to the Associated Press, “more than 350 groups have applied to be the first to legally grow or sell medical marijuana in Illinois.”
Illinois’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act establishes a 4-year pilot program allowing the cultivation and dispensing of marijuana for medical purposes. Although the law became effective in January, 2014, much of this year has been spent building the regulatory framework necessary to administer the program.
One of the few legitimate concerns people raise about legalizing marijuana is the impact it will have on public health. While we know that cannabis is not as dangerous as tobacco or alcohol, there are a lot of things we don’t know about cannabis; and it is worth the time and effort to understand as much as we can.