cannabis-business

Matt Walstatter fell into the cannabis business like many people do; he got sick. Really sick. In 2003, a bad case of flu and pneumonia turned into painful gastrointestinal symptoms that wouldn’t go away. For 10 years he vomited every day. He lost 50 pounds in the first six months. After trying everything and seeing […]

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Growing and maintaining your very own indoor cannabis garden can easily burn a hole through your pocket. Between frequent visits to a hardware store and the local hydroponics shop/garden center, building out and maintaining even a small home grow can be quite expensive. Add on recurring monthly utility expenses and the inevitable costs of growing […]

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For some time now, high-THC potency cultivars have been the most revered form of cannabis for recreational consumption; and they often win major competitions, leading to increased demand in the marketplace and higher prices on dispensary shelves. But breeding cannabis solely for its supercharged THC content and trichome frostiness overlooks the synergistic properties of all […]

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The Event for Cannabis Cultivators is Heading to Reno, Nevada. The 5th CannaGrow Expo will be hosted March 25 – 26, 2017 in Reno, NV at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino. CannaGrow is a two-day educational expo dedicated to the art & science of growing cannabis. This action packed two day conference allows passionate […]

2016 wasn’t exactly a great year for many people, but for the booming legal cannabis industry there were some historic victories. Not only did eight of nine states approve ballot measures for adult-use or medical cannabis in November, but there’s been quite a bit of interesting research related to the effects of cannabis legalization. Contrary […]

As marijuana shops sprout in states that have legalized the drug, they face a critical stumbling block, a lack of access to the kind of routine banking services other businesses take for granted. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is leading an effort to make sure vendors working with legal marijuana businesses, from chemists who test […]

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2016 was a tumultuous, but productive year for the cannabis industry. Larger companies began to take interest in the fledgling market, like Microsoft and Scotts Miracle-Gro. This year brought major innovations in technology like market data tools, advances in LED tech, efficient cultivation tech and patient education tools. The Supreme Court set an important precedent […]

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Two South Carolina bills planned for introduction in 2017 would legalize medical cannabis for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. South Carolina is one of the many Southern states that allow the use of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, for specific medical conditions. However, the Palmetto state […]

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In 2016, more countries legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. Marijuana, or cannabis, is “the most widely cultivated, produced, trafficked and consumed drug worldwide,” according to the World Drug Report, but its legality has long been a topic of debate worldwide. In the US, Maine recently confirmed legalized recreational marijuana use, […]

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Measuring a dab can be a daunting task to anybody who is inexperienced with cannabis concentrates. Be it a wax, shatter, sap, or anything in between, most hash oils are served up in one grab and/or half gram portions. Their coin envelops and plastic containers may contain cannabinoid profiles at best, but there are no […]

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As more states pass legislation about cannabis, the more we are beginning to hear about terpenes and the profound effect they can have on us as cannabis consumers. One can do a quick Google search and find that Wikipedia defines this quality of plants as “a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by […]

This year saw big election wins for marijuana in several states. In addition, Colorado crossed the $1 billion mark for annual marijuana sales. Now a new year is almost here and a new presidential administration for the cannabis industry to navigate. It’s time to look ahead and see what’s in store for the cannabis industry […]

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Chris and Trish Thomas’ Good Body Products table was a hotspot at the Cotton Mill Holiday Craft Fair in Brattleboro, Vermont, early this December – they managed to sell out of products both days of fair, hawking all-natural salves, body butters and scents to shoppers eager for stocking stuffers and office party gifts. The most […]

teenage cannabis use

Although marijuana’s opposing forces are always quick to spew propaganda about legalization leading to an increase in use among teens, the latest federal data reveals these claims to be untrue. A new Monitoring the Future study, which is an annual product of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), shows that students attending eighth, tenth […]

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Throughout the years, the image of the stoner has been associated to foods such as pizza and burgers. The increase in appetite, more popularly called the “munchies”, often hits pot users within a short time after consuming the plant. You would think that with all that eating, people who smoke weed would be in danger […]

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There’s only a couple of weeks left before Christmas (or whatever you choose to celebrate during the holiday season), and if you’re still looking for the best stoner Christmas gifts, we’ve got you covered. These gifts are sure to guarantee that marijuana love in your life is filled with merry this holidaze seasons. Great for […]

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As much fun as starting your indoor cannabis garden can be, having a home perpetually filled with the smell of fresh flowers can be a serious inconvenience, if not to you than perhaps your neighbors. Although smells from a micro-sized, one plant closet garden is much easier to manage than a larger grow tent holding […]

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In the first 10 months of 2016, Colorado marijuana shops reached a significant milestone they had barely missed in all of 2015: $1 billion in legal, regulated cannabis sales. Recreational and medical cannabis shops in America’s first 420-legal state have sold nearly $1.1 billion of marijuana and related products in 2016, according to the new […]

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Journalist Hunter S. Thompson, who so memorably wrote about drifting through Las Vegas with a “car full of marijuana and head full of acid,” is destined for immortality of the cannabis variety. Marijuana strains, of the same stuff he enjoyed while he was alive, will be officially labeled with his Gonzo brand. The plants will […]

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Below is an explanation of the Florida Amendment 2 Law passed in Nov. 2016. Welcome to the world of medical cannabis, Florida! (soon, at least…) By John B. Morgan, Esq., Hon. Jon L. Mills, Esq., Tamar Todd, Esq., and Benjamin Pollara When interpreting new laws, courts frequently refer to the intent of the “framers”, or […]

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When Donald Trump offered Sen. Jeff Sessions the position of attorney general, the pick drew criticism from civil rights groups and immigrant advocates. In the fast-growing, multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, it is also raising fears. Sessions is no fan of marijuana or its legalization, based on his previous comments, and as attorney general he would oversee […]

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Cannabis can stimulate appetite, reduce anxiety, and make you feel more emotionally open. So it’s no wonder that some people would want to incorporate a little marijuana into their festivities and food over the Thanksgiving holiday. You don’t have to be a culinary expert to spice up your Thanksgiving meal with cannabis. If you live […]

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If you aren’t yet watching the national treasure that is Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, a variety/cooking show starring Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, it’s certainly not for lack of critical reception. Social media users and critics alike have hailed the show as hilarious, starring an unlikely pair that somehow mesh perfectly on-screen. But […]

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When California voters approved Proposition 64 on Tuesday, the basic idea was simple: a majority of people in America’s most populous state believe that adults should be able to consume marijuana if they feel like it, like a glass of wine at 5 o’clock. But the details of the proposition, which stretches more than 60 […]

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Yuval Dal, an Israeli teenager, is luckier than most even though he suffers from Autism. He lives in a country that is quickly becoming the epicenter of cutting-edge research on medical cannabis: Israel. And the most trailblazing scientist conducting this research is also an Israeli, Raphael Mechoulam. In fact, Israel’s Department of Health has its […]

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Two years after voters narrowly rejected a medical marijuana law in Florida, the state overwhelmingly passed Amendment 2 last week. But despite the 4 million votes cast on Election Day to legalize cannabis for medical use, patients eager to access medicine may have a long wait ahead of them as the Legislature gears up to debate the […]

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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 […]

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Cannabis is different to prescription medication: in many instances, a medical marijuana dosage is the responsibility of the patient, rather than the prescribing physician. As an MMJ patient, I was required to ‘titrate’ my cannabis dosage without the supervision of a doctor. This means I gradually increased the dosage of my medication until the optimal […]

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A handful of states are considering making recreational marijuana legal, and the businesses already doing that in Colorado could be examples for others. Because it’s still illegal at the federal level, they face different barriers than your average small business. From the very beginning of the growing process, Colorado cannabis plants are highly regulated. Tim […]

Medicinal Genomics, out of Woburn, Mass., is doing far-out things with cannabis, and they have nothing to do with smoking it. The company, which brothers Brian, Kevin, and Brendan McKernan founded in 2011, is using DNA technology to create “fingerprints” for individual plants, providing information with a variety of applications to the cannabis community. One […]

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No matter who wins on Election Day, cannabis will have a big day at the ballot box. Five states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — have initiatives to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. Four states — Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota — have proposed legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. All of […]

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Scientists in China recently made an exciting discovery – uncovering what they call an “extraordinary cache” of cannabis at a burial site that’s thought to be about 2,500 years old. The find was originally documented in the academic journal Economic Botany. According to a National Geographic report, the cannabis was found with the remains of […]

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Events that provide networking and professional development opportunities are vital in most career paths. In the expanding cannabis cultivation industry, these events can be extremely valuable. Sparking conversation and fostering connections are at the heart of the CannaGrow Expo, a two-day educational experience from CannaConnections Events. The expo arrives in Denver later this month to […]