This morning, an Olive Branch medical cannabis dispensary, TruSource Medical Cannabis, and its owner, Clarence Cocroft, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi against, in their official capacities, the Mississippi Department of Revenue’s Commissioner Chris Graham, Mississippi ABC’s Chief of Enforcement Pat Daily, and the State Health

Once hailed by observers as the southern state most likely to legalize marijuana first, North Carolina has not kept pace with its northern neighbors in adopting laws to promote the growth of a vibrant medicinal and personal-use marijuana industry. While 2023 saw a number of bills introduced in the House and Senate that touched on

As we’ve noted before, Tennessee is likely to be the last Deep South state to legalize medical cannabis. But given the pace at which states have legalized (38 states plus the District of Columbia), last doesn’t necessarily mean far away.

In fact, Tennessee began laying the foundation for a medical cannabis program in May

In the coming, frenzied 90 days, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission likely will save or ruin the future of medical cannabis in Alabama.

I suggest listening to this ominous ode from Jim Morrison as you read this post:

This is the end

The end of our elaborate plans

The end of everything that stands

Last

Loyal Budding Trends readers and hemp operators at large know that the 2018 Farm Bill was a watershed moment for the hemp industry. It brought centuries-old hemp products back from near-extinction and lit the fuse for an explosion of new hemp products that even the most optimistic supporters of that legislation probably couldn’t have imagined. 

As

As we’ve discussed, the federal government seems to be getting on board with the legal use of psychedelics. So are many states. While states across the country are moving towards expanding legal (or at least decriminalized) access to psychedelics, we doubt it will come as any surprise to those experienced in the cannabis industry that

Now that the dust is starting to settle on the recent news that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recommended to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that marijuana be moved from Schedule I to Schedule III under federal law, it is important to understand the implications of rescheduling marijuana and

Those long-awaited proposed revisions to the Mississippi Department of Health’s medical cannabis program regulations dropped last Thursday afternoon. Thankfully, the department released a red-lined version, highlighting exactly what they are proposing to change and add to the existing regulatory framework. And goodness is there a lot of red! The department is accepting comments from

Maybe it was inevitable. Anyone who has seen another state award competitive licenses for a limited number of cannabis operators knew well that Alabama’s process would result in litigation. That was not an indictment of Alabama or those appointed to select licensees; rather, it was the natural next step of a hard-fought contest in which