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The Spring CannaGrow Expo took place May 7 – 8 in Mission Bay, San Diego. The two-day event was held at Paradise Point, a 44-acre island retreat, the perfect venue to host a weekend full of cannabis education and conversation. Speakers touched on topics from large scale automation to extraction and light deprivation techniques while […]

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A tech billionaire’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana in California has taken a major step toward the November ballot. Known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” the ballot measure legalizes possession of small amounts of cannabis for adults, establishes tax rates and a structure for farmers to grow pot, and creates the framework for […]

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People spend countless hours on education and job training, but comparatively little time is spent studying how to interact successfully with other humans in relationships. I sat down with Arden, who has devoted 10,000+ hours of study to relationships, and asked her to share some of the insight she has gleaned. Many people have negative […]

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The CannaGrow Conference & Expo, held in San Diego on May 7th and 8th, educated attendees on the science of cannabis cultivation. The conference brought subject matter experts from around the country to discuss cannabis breeding and genetics, soil science and cultivation facility design. Discussions at the conference delved deep into the science behind growing […]

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The 3rd CannaGrow Expo is coming to San Diego this May 7 – 8, 2016. It will be hosted at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa, 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 […]

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Good cannabis is expensive. Naturally you want to get the most out of each and every puff. Most of us were taught to hold in each toke as long as we could. And a lot of people have been doing exactly that for years. Decades even. Now cannabis consumers are starting to discover they don’t […]

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Of the approximately 420 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant, more than 80 cannabinoids have been identified. Much is known about THC, and, more recently, the healing properties of the non-psychotropic CBD have excited much interest, but there’s much more to be discovered in the other cannabinoids produced by the plant. Cannabigerol (CBG) Cannabigerol […]

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Care By Design, a California-based medical marijuana company, recently completed a survey of three hundred patients with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The survey asked what medications patients had used for PTSD-related symptoms (including cannabis), and then asked patients to assess each medication in terms of its impact on the hallmark symptoms of PTSD, including anger […]

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The explosion in popularity of OG Kush, Sour Diesel and Chem Dog with their strong notes of fuel has led many breeders to abandon the fruity end of the flavor spectrum and concentrate on the “gas” instead. There are certainly strong citrus notes present in many of these new crosses but the fuel notes are […]

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On Saturday, with a celebrity-studded party in the Hollywood Hills and glitzy marketing events at Los Angeles dispensaries, Marley Natural, the so-called first global cannabis brand, will launch its first product lines at medical marijuana shops in California. The debut was a long time coming: The Marley Natural brand, a partnership between the family of […]

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I don’t smoke pot, but if I had a medical condition that warranted its use, I would use it without a doubt. I probably would not smoke it as I don’t want to inhale smoke into my lungs. I would, however, find another way to reap all of its amazing therapeutic benefits, such as juicing, […]

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The owner of the World Famous Cannabis Café announced Monday that she will close her doors next week after another warning by public health officials that the establishment violates indoor air rules. The cafe will host its final Stoner Bingo session March 7, said Madeline Martinez, a longtime marijuana legalization advocate and owner of the […]

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At a U.S. Senate Aging Committee hearing entitled, “Opioid Use Among Seniors – Issues and Emerging Trends,” on Feb. 24, 2016, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, discussed how investing in medical marijuana research could help tackle the opioid crisis among senior citizens. As previously reported in MJINews, a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine in 2014 found that […]

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CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PETITION LANGUAGE BALLOT TITLE: Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions BALLOT SUMMARY: Allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute […]

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Laboratory accreditation and method validation are crucial to providing accurate results. How can we better standardize the industry? With multiple states now requiring third-party certification as part of licensing cannabis laboratories, there is a large role for laboratory accreditation in the cannabis industry. Using method validation can prove that your data is reproducible and that […]

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One of the many beautiful things about the modern era of weed sales comes in the small joy that is packaging. With legalization in many states (and innovative not so legal sellers), the way our weed is distributed looks, well – different. I’m guilty of picking what strain I want based on which package I […]

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I admit I was giggly in the days leading up to my visit to Vireo Health in White Plains, NY — one of New York state’s first medical cannabis dispensaries. I bragged to my friends I was going and was repeatedly asked if I could bring back some weed. And, yeah, it was pretty funny […]

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In many ways, brand marijuana was established a long time ago. The accoutrements of weed smoking found at head shops in cities and college towns across the U.S. were all adorned with requisite motifs: dancing bears and tie-dyed swirls, skull-faced jesters and Rastafied marijuana leaves. Now that cannabis and its offshoot products are available legally […]

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The basis of anecdotal controversy continues about the use of hydrocarbons versus carbon dioxide. It is important to note that hydrocarbons span a range of phases on the planet earth. It is important to eliminate the cost of the instruments and the cost of the facilities from this comparison to keep the discussion on specifically […]

Best Cannabis Events

DispensaryNext Conference & Expo, CannaGrow Expo and Science of Cannabis Summit have all been named in Bizzabos’, ‘25 Cannabis Events That Are Shaping A New Industry‘: DispensaryNext Conference | February 1 – 2, 2016 Explore emerging technologies and best practices related to the cannabis dispensary industry during this two-day conference. The event takes place in […]

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Marijuana Infographics recently posted an image describing the surge of cannabis events in the United States. According to the graphic above, “marijuana conferences have exploded from 1 in 2013 to over 30 planned in 2016.” With so many canna events to choose from, we wanted to examine one cannabis conference that is worth our time […]

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While her two young daughters were shopping with their father in South Weber, Utah, last Oct. 1, Enedina Stanger stayed behind in the parking lot. She had tried everything to help ease the pain from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – the rare and potentially fatal genetic tissue disorder she suffers from – but nothing else worked. She […]

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In the last two years of legal marijuana sales in Colorado, there has been a cornucopia of 420-friendly events — arty dinners, joint- and sushi-rolling classes, speed dating happy hours and even bus tours of residential Christmas light displays. But no entrepreneur has yet figured out the tricky cannabis event space as well as Kendal […]

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A new survey conducted by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC helps explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in order to protect their profits. However, the tide has turned as decriminalization of medical and recreational […]

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DispensaryNext Conference & Expo is making its second appearance in Portland, OR this February 1 + 2, 2016 at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach Hotel. Whether you are in the process of starting a dispensary or working to maintain a world-class shop, this event is designed for you. As an attendee of DispensaryNext, you will […]