South Carolina Farmer Sues State Over Destroyed Hemp Crop

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A South Carolina farmer has filed a lawsuit against the state over the destruction of his hemp crop in 2019. The suit, filed on September 16 by John Trenton Pendarvis, alleges that a trio of state agencies––the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Department of Agriculture, and attorney general’s office––“all denied him due process after Department…

The Greens Say Parliament Can Legalize Pot in Australia

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The Australian Greens say that parliament has the power to legalize recreational pot in the country as the party prepares its bid for cannabis reform. According to The Guardian, the Greens––currently the minor party in Australia––have received advice from constitutional lawyer Patrick Keyzer, who contends that parliament could override state laws on the matter. “The…

The Greens Say Parliament Can Legalize Pot in Australia

The Australian Greens say that parliament has the power to legalize recreational pot in the country as the party prepares its bid for cannabis reform. According to The Guardian, the Greens––currently the minor party in Australia––have received advice from constitutional lawyer Patrick Keyzer, who contends that parliament could override state laws on the matter. “The…

Is Big Tobacco Pivoting to Big Cannabis?

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British American Tobacco announced Monday that it has acquired a non-controlling minority stake in the Berlin-based marijuana startup Sanity Group GmbH. Kingsley Wheaton, the chief growth officer at BAT, characterized the deal as an example of the company’s “ongoing work to explore numerous areas beyond nicotine, positioning BAT for future portfolio growth across a range…