HLG week in review 11.2

Vertical Opens CBD Facility In Kentucky, Stockton University offers a minor in Cannabis, Montana farmer plant 22,000 acres of industrial hemp

This Week in Review

It’s hard to say the precise moment when CBD, the voguish cannabis derivative, went from being a fidget spinner alternative for stoners to a mainstream panacea. Read more

Inside Stockton's cannabis minor giving students ‘leg up’ on growing industry

As the medical marijuana industry continues to expand in New Jersey, with the possibility of recreational use in the near future, Stockton University said its new minor will help prepare those soon to enter the workforce. Read more

Hemp Company Vertical Celebrates Opening Of CBD Facility In West Kentucky

Hemp company Vertical celebrated the opening of their new facility in Trigg County on Friday. The $5 million investment in the 90,000 square foot facility on 14 acres will also bring more than 100 jobs, according to company officials. Read more

Marijuana Legalization Has Gone Mainstream. Rick Steves Has Helped.

The legalization of marijuana is a more mainstream issue now than it has ever been. That trend is both reflected and powered by the advocacy of people like Rick Steves, the mild-mannered travel writer and host of “Rick Steves’ Europe,” who campaigned for legalization in his home state of Washington in 2012 and now travels the country doing the same thing. Read more

Jury finds in favor of Colorado marijuana grow in closely watched federal lawsuit

A southern Colorado marijuana grow facility did not hurt the property values of a neighboring couple, a jury in Denver decided Wednesday, ending a closely watched lawsuit that had hung like a dark cloud over the state’s cannabis industry. Read more

22,000 acres of hemp planted in 2018

Sam Armstrong of Choteau is one of the 56 Montana farmers who planted 22,000 acres of industrial hemp this year — boosting Montana to the top of the list of hemp-producing states. Read more