beyondsativaindica

This eye-opening session will be presented this October 29th at the 4th CannaGrow Expo in Denver. Dr. Zacariah L Hildenbrand will cover the latest scientific discoveries from the collaboration between C4 Laboratories and the University of Texas at Arlington, and will touch on the discovery of novel cannabis molecules, as well as the characterization of […]

trulieve

The Tampa Bay area’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened Thursday in Clearwater. The Truelieve facility opened at 24761 US 19 North. The facility sells low-THC, and, what is described as “whole plant, high-THC” medical cannabis. Patients need a doctor’s permission and to suffer from certain medical conditions to receive the THC. Patients can find a […]

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Last week, the DEA decided not to reschedule the classification of marijuana as a legal drug. According to federal drug codes, cannabis is still as deadly and addictive as heroin, with no known medical value. I was surprised to see how many articles were written about this decision without mentioning the obvious: This was going […]

feed your passion

The 4th CannaGrow Expo is coming back to Denver, CO, October 29 – 30, 2016. It will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel, and is designed for those 18+ passionate about cultivating world-class cannabis. Whether you are looking for sound fundamentals to begin cultivating, or tips & tricks to achieve peak performance of […]

rosin

Dabbing enthusiasts now have the power to extract oil from their favorite strains in the comfort of their own homes with the rise of rosin. Rosin looks and feels like shatter or sap, however the only difference is the lack of harmful gases used in other methods. The method, if done correctly, can prevent valuable […]

honey-oil

Judging by the over half-million Google search results garnered by it, it’s no doubt that cannabis oil has become a popular topic as of late — especially as a potentially miraculous treatment for any number of devastating conditions like cancer. But what exactly is cannabis oil and are the claims about it too good to […]

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Six days before Prince died, the iconic pop star was hospitalized after possibly overdosing on Percocet. His death on April 21 involved overdosing on another painkiller, fentanyl. Both are among the prescription opioids that alleviate the pain of millions of Americans every year—often at the price of their needing ever greater amounts and the risk […]

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Contrary to popular belief, smoking cannabis does not assist a great deal in treating disease within the body, as therapeutic levels cannot be reached through smoking. To get the best benefit from this miraculous plant, you should either eat it or take cannabis oil. Smoking also alters the plant molecules; when cannabis is heated and […]

blood pressure

There is evidence that cannabis use can help those who suffer from high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Hypertension is extremely common; according to the CDC, about one in three adults in the US has it. Given this prevalence, finding ways to manage high blood pressure can help millions of people around the world. Here, […]

**FILE** In this Dec. 14, 2010 file photo three types of marijuana buds are shown at Med Grow Cannabis College in Southfield, Mich. Medical marijuana cannot be sold through private shops, the Michigan appeals court said Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in a major decision that strikes at businesses trying to cash in on pot. A three-judge panel said the 2008 medical marijuana law, as well as the state's public health code, does not allow people to sell pot to each other, even if they're among the 99,500 who have state-issued marijuana cards. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Canadian medical marijuana patients will be allowed to grow “limited amounts” of cannabis according to the Health Canada’s new program, called the Accessing Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (AMMPR). On August 11, the Canadian government held a teleconference to introduce the new regulations, which were drafted in response to a court decision ordering the Canadian […]

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A new Gallup poll released earlier this week finds that self-reported cannabis consumption nearly doubled in the last two years. Thirty-three million people, or 13 percent of U.S. adults, report currently using marijuana, up from 7 percent in 2013. The number of adults that report having used marijuana at some point in their lives also […]

native american

Ever been unsure what people mean when they refer to feminised cannabis seeds and bud? You’ll never have to wonder again. Feminised seeds are very popular in Europe and are now starting to make a bigger impact in America with thousands of different types and tastes available. Grown over many crops by commercial breeders, feminised […]

BERKELEY, CA - MARCH 25:  One-ounce bags of medicinal marijuana are displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group March 25, 2010 in Berkeley, California.  California Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified a ballot initiative late Wednesday to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in the State of California after proponents of the measure submitted over 690,000 signatures. The measure will appear on the November 2 general election ballot.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The DEA will make one small change when it comes to cannabis: the agency intends to loosen restrictions on federally-approved research of marijuana. As of this writing, only one entity has a federal license to grow cannabis for research: the University of Mississippi. Thursday’s changes will expand the number of places where cannabis can be […]

braincannabis

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a pernicious and incurable central nervous system disease with which millions of people suffer every day. The disease causes the body’s immune system to attack the insulating cover of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, like the plastic covering of a wire being eroded over […]

cooku

Making cannabis edibles isn’t as simple as throwing some herb into your favorite dish, it takes a bit of preparation and know-how. The first step is decarboxylating the cannabis, also known as decarbing. This process converts the THC-A in the bud into the psychoactive THC that stimulates the mind, body and soul. Some cannabis hobbyists […]

snoop dogg

Cannabis icon Snoop Dogg will have more than an executive producer credit on MTV’s new 420-friendly comedy, Mary + Jane. The 44-year-old rapper will also, according to show executives, make a cameo when you least expect him. “You don’t know when he’s going to appear,” Deborah Kaplan, one of the show’s executive producers, said at […]

minnesota

Minnesota may have already legalized medical marijuana but it wasn’t until Monday that pain patients of the state finally had the opportunity to buy it. Even though the Minnesota state legislature legalized the drug for medicinal purposes in 2014, strict laws banned the plant form in favor of pills, oils and vapors. However, to obtain […]

Preparing for Recreational Marijuana Sales in Colorado

Across the globe, from Colorado to Montevideo, the modern marijuana industry is blossoming. With it has come a wave of societal benefits—from the economic booms of Denver and Portland, to the mind-boggling advances in science and medicine being discovered as far afield as Tel Aviv and Madrid. As this happens, we’re slowly beginning to undo […]

buds

I often write about the legal side of and opinions about the cannabis industry. Much of what I write about is culled from anecdotal experiences within either my personal practice or observations in regard to the industry. I recently had a trip to Portland, Oregon to spend time learning and understanding a little bit about […]

irradiation

New research looking at the effect of gamma irradiation on dried cannabis is published in the Journal: Frontiers in Ethnopharmacology. “Evaluating the effects of gamma-irradiation for decontamination of medicinal cannabis” looked at 4 separate strains of cannabis produced by Bedrocan BV in the Netherlands and tested samples before and after the irradiation process to test […]

italy

So far, there are few countries who have taken the initiative to end marijuana prohibition – but this is a year of big changes for many as Canada has already started taking action towards having marijuana legal by next Spring and now Italy’s parliament has sat down to discuss a bill which would make marijuana […]

jeffthe420chef

Edibles just got upgraded to the top of the Foodie chain and in the process are making a celebrity chef out of their innovative creator. In The 420 Gourmet The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine; (Harper Wave) by JeffThe420Chef the food is the star, not the high, and Cannabis becomes just another ingredient and not […]

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In states like California, getting access to medical marijuana is inexpensive and fast. In other states, getting qualified with a doctor could take months and cost hundreds of dollars. Worse still your doctor can’t tell you where to get it, how much you should take, or what strain of cannabis might work best for your […]

U.S. postal service trucks sit parked at the post office in Del Mar, California November 13, 2013.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY)

“Hear ye, hear ye!” July 26th, 2016 is the 241st anniversary of the most venerable of U.S. institutions, the United States Postal Service. You’ll no doubt recognize agency members by those timeless navy blue shorts and the eagle logo on the side of their trucks. The USPS has been making deliveries for nearly two and […]

cannabis republican

Marijuana is already fully legal for recreational use in four states: Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Though marijuana remains strictly prohibited according to the letter of federal law, the federal government has effectively let states determine their own policies. A number of other states, including California, are considering initiatives to legalize marijuana this year. YouGov’s […]

gastroenterology

When patients with bowel problems ask about cannabis, gastroenterologists need to be prepared with the straight dope. “We get questions from … patients all the time” about medical marijuana, said Adam Cheifetz, MD, director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease [IBD] at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard […]

super lemon haze

Working across Canada and the United States, we’ve seen our fair share of tracking frameworks. For the most part, tracking is a compliance requirement, so that regulators can control the production and distribution of cannabis products. Software providers should focus on suppliers of cannabis products by developing tools that streamline operations and provide business intelligence […]

trump

At the Republican National Convention this week, Donald J. Trump will be officially crowned the party’s presidential candidate. With the possibility of a Trump presidency becoming very, very real, cannabis advocates are naturally curious about just what that would mean for legalization efforts. As with many of Trump’s policies, specifics are vexingly hard to come […]

cannabis cooking

For new cannabis users there’s more ways to medicate than ever. Not that long ago, most people’s experience with cannabis was little more than asking a friend to get a nondescript bag of buds from that friend with a hookup. Now, there’s a wide range of products available from dried flower to transdermal patches to […]

The Business of Marijuana

After the first five months of the year, Colorado is on pace to reach $1 billion dollars in cannabis sales during 2016. The Colorado Department of Revenue released data Wednesday showing that Colorado cannabis shops reeled in nearly $98.6 million in sales during May, bringing the year-to-date tally for 2016 to just over $486 million. […]

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People who sell medical and recreational cannabis in states where it’s legal have become accustomed to seeing their social media pages go dark unexpectedly. Selling or using cannabis for any reason is still federally illegal, and companies like Facebook, Google, Instagram, and Apple remain wary of being held liable for the pot content they allow […]

passit

For over a decade, I’ve lived in New York City where weed has alway been a phone call away, where a delivery person arrives at the door wearing a suit, holding a briefcase full of plastic cube containers stickered with The Simpsons or SpongeBob or some other stoner loving cartoon. Each cube would have a […]

smoking gym

A former pro football player and a Novato advocate for athlete marijuana use have teamed up to open a gym in San Francisco that they say will be one of the first in the world to allow members to smoke pot while working out. Former running back Ricky Williams, who played for the Saints, Dolphins […]