Growing hemp is about to be legal for the first time in nearly a century

Congress just reached an agreement on proposed legislation that could make hemp legal to grow in the United States for the first time in nearly a century. Hemp may be derived from the same plant as marijuana, but it doesn’t make anyone high and is commonly used in food, fuel, and bracelets. The new legislation officially acknowledges the difference between the two.

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Marijuana advocates celebrate after Jeff Sessions is ousted

Cannabis businesses and advocates are celebrating the forced resignation of famously anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Stocks are up for marijuana companies, especially because Sessions’ ousting comes after three states voted to ease restrictions on the drug in this week’s midterm elections. Will the relief be short-lived? The next few months will be crucial in the future of cannabis laws in the U.S. for years to come.

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