The Missouri Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the first season of hemp cultivation in the state in more than 70 years. Potential hemp farmers must submit to officials parcel maps of the proposed crops and fingerprints along with their applications. See the original article at Ganjapreneur

In the best-case scenario for pro-pot campaigners, there could be two initiatives on Oklahoma’s November ballot: One that would allow medical marijuana and another that would comprehensively dismantle current cannabis policies. Local marijuana reform advocates hope their state will live up to its nickname – the Sooner State – by becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction […]

Otto Perez, the president of Guatemala, said his country could present a plan to legalize production of marijuana and opium poppies towards the end of 2014 as a way to curb the power of organized crime. Guatemala, a major coffee producer which is one of the most violent countries in the Americas, has suffered from incursions […]