The fast-growing CBD industry has fueled the rise of hemp farmers in the U.S. While most are cultivating the crop on an industrial scale, the trend has also given way to smaller farmers who still harvest by hand.
Simply owning marijuana stocks can get employees in trouble at the Defense Department.
Mona Zhang is a freelance journalist covering the cannabis beat.
She also edits the highly respected cannabis newsletter Word on the Tree.
Her work has appeared in Forbes, The Outline, Vice, High Times, and more.