Jul 2 Features

Al Harrington is one of the cannabis industry’s most successful entrepreneurs. Now he plans on turning legal marijuana into generational wealth for Black Americans.

Al Harrington is firmly planted as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. He’s turned 12,000-square-feet in Colorado into one of the nation’s premier cannabis brands, Viola Brands. But he’s also one of the few Black entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, a somber fact considering that not only was legalization built on the promise of social equity, but the legal cannabis industry has benefitted from the Black communities harmed by the War on Drugs. So he has a plan to change that.
Jun 29 Features

Look homeward, Asheville: How Asheville Hemp Project’s Leslie Hoffman cultivates a more sustainable CBD and hemp landscape

The Asheville Hemp Project’s core philosophy comes from the seminal novel “Look Homeward, Angel” by Thomas Wolfe, a semi-autobiographical work based on the native North Carolinian’s early years. “Our tagline is look take a moment,” said Leslie Hoffman, the Project’s co-founder who’s a 40-year veteran of the hemp industry. “Look inward, look outward, and look homeward.”
Jun 25 Features

Little-publicized memo outlines military ban on CBD and hemp-based products

With the heavily-hyped and much-needed CBD industry regulations from the Food and Drug Administration nowhere in sight, some Americans will have to look to another branch of the federal government for guidance. On Monday, the Pentagon released a memo stating that members of the United States armed services would face criminal penalties if found using any products containing cannabidiol or hemp.
Jun 25 Features

Whistleblower testifies that Bill Barr’s “personal dislike” of cannabis fueled unwarranted investigations into legalized industry as DOJ corruption scandal grips Washington

On Wednesday, Department of Justice whistleblower John Elias testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee, telling members of Congress that Attorney General William P. Barr’s “personal dislike” of the cannabis industry was the foundation of an all-out witch hunt into the legal marijuana trade.
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