Despite wide support by New Jersey residents, cannabis legalization has stalled with the state's lawmakers. dispensaries.com Published 11:00 am EDT, Friday, April 12, 2019 Photo: Kevin Mazur | Getty Images Photo: Kevin Mazur | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Kevin Mazur | Getty Images Why Is There No Green in the Garden State? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It wasn't supposed to go down this way. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy made marijuana legalization a focal point for his administration, and surveys found that a majority of people in New Jersey supported legalization. But New Jersey lawmakers disagreed on the issue for a number of reasons, many of them … [Read more...] about Why Is There No Green in the Garden State?
Matthew McLaughlin The struggles of the Mississippi Delta and Mississippi farmers are well documented. But relief may be on the horizon if the State of Mississippi is willing and able to build the infrastructure necessary to capture its share of an agricultural market that is expected to increase from $820 million this year to $22 billion in 2022. Yes, you read that correctly; there is an emerging agricultural industry that is expected to increase by more than 2,500 percent in three years – hemp. Hemp is one the world’s oldest domesticated crops and is one variety of the cannabis plant. Marijuana, another variety of cannabis, is genetically distinct from hemp and contains the psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in quantities up to 25 percent. The presence of THC and more than 100 other cannabinoids in marijuana make it desirable for medicinal and other uses. Hemp, on the other hand, contains non-intoxicating amounts of THC, typically less than … [Read more...] about MATTHEW McLAUGHLIN: The Green Rush — Hemp may be the savior for Mississippi agriculture
A week after the greatest scoring performance in program history, Hazel Green crashed back down to earth with its poorest offensive showing in eight years. The Trojans fumbled on their first two possessions, which led to a pair of Athens touchdowns, and never recovered as the visiting Golden Eagles dominated 37-3 tonight at Bob Grimwood Stadium. Hazel Green (2-3) beat Lee-Huntsville 78-35 last week and set the state mark for most points scored in a game thus far this season. But Athens (3-1) kept the Trojans off the scoreboard until a field goal with 40 seconds left in the game, and Hazel Green finished with its lowest point output since a 45-0 loss to Bob Jones in 2010. Player of the game: Athens senior defensive end Ethan Rinke seemed to be everywhere. He recovered two fumbles, caught a 10-yard touchdown pass and stuffed a Hazel Green ball carrier for a 3-yard loss on a fourth-and-4 play. "When we heard they scored 78 points last we," Rinke said, "we were like, alright, we've got to … [Read more...] about Athens 37, Hazel Green 3: Golden Eagles dominate week after Trojans scored 78 points
| PRINT | EMAIL | PERMALINK Green! Green! Green! High Times invites the public to join in the financial fun By Adam Wood [photo[All signs suggest that we are entering into a transformative era that will redefine our cultural relationship to marijuana. With legalization becoming a crucial part of the national political conversation and cannabis flourishing into a multi-billion dollar industry, investors are foaming at the mouth for the potential profits which might be yielded by the apparently-imminent “Green Rush.” Curiously, some of the more vehement opposition to widespread legalization and industrialization of cannabis has come from the plant’s most enthusiastic supporters, who (reasonably) fear that their beloved herb will become another corporate tool to funnel money into the hands of big pharma and the already elite. There is certainly a sense that the people’s plant could be poached from the people’s hands entirely. That need not be the … [Read more...] about Baked Goods: Green! Green! Green!
On historic ground of the Treadwell Mine, local families celebrate the present and future of industry It wasn’t Darren Quimby’s first time operating a drill. A 30-year veteran miner, he’s worked many jack leg drills in his days underground. Quimby’s coworker at Kensington Mine, fifth generation miner Dave “Sully” Sullivan, has been in the industry even longer. Together, the two have 69 years mining experience. They put that to good use Saturday at the men’s jack leg drilling competition at Gold Rush Days, placing third in the doubles category. “What’s the key? Don’t try this at home,” Quimby said. Quimby won the single men’s contest, but he wouldn’t have a chance to compete in anything else that day. The pair had to catch a bus to work. Such is the hardworking life of a miner. “Not today, we gotta go to work. Catching the bus right now,” Quimby said. Gold Rush Days, the annual celebration of … [Read more...] about Gold Rush Days returns