In the hills near Santa Barbara, something funky is growing. No, it’s not the newest strain of bubba kush. It’s coffee, sprouting farther north than it should be. Coffee belongs in the tropics—it doesn’t like cold snaps. But here at Frinj Coffee, a special variety called geisha flourishes. And it’s about to get a whole […]

Nursing homes can be sanctuaries for those who need them. Whether it is assisted living or around-the-clock care, elders receive help with everyday tasks such as eating, exercising, socializing, and taking medication. But what about those seniors whose medication includes cannabis? While the exact numbers are hard to pin down, surveys show that cannabis use […]

Many a meme has been made about “wine moms”—mothers who joke online about their love for a relaxing glass of cabernet, or three. But a new drug is gaining popularity with the playgroup circuit. As it becomes more socially acceptable, more moms are using marijuana and its various incarnations to deal with everything from the […]

Dear Pot Lawyer, What can I do with all my homegrown cannabis? We’ve heard anecdotal reports that even non-users are trying their hand at home grows, but are finding that their plants are producing far more cannabis than expected. With the recent industry focus on oversupply in the recreational regime, it makes sense to take […]

Dani Geen’s family was lounging around the living room after a dinner of smoked brisket and baked beans when she broke the news: She planned to include marijuana in every part of her wedding. Her mother, Aura, practically jumped off the shabby-chic sofa. “You can’t do this!” she shouted. “Mom,” Dani replied calmly. “It’s not […]

Today is the beginning of the 2018 Winter Olympics. And while this is usually a time for people to sit at home watching people play sports, others will be motivated to go out and hit the slopes themselves. If you’re in the latter group, here are eight marijuana strains that could improve your performance. 8. […]

Sister Kate is a rebel with a cause. The 59-year-old self-described “nun” embraced a life of activism and service to the planet following a difficult divorce and dramatic career change in 2009. Sister Kate, whose former name is Catherine Meeusen, left the corporate consulting firm she founded and moved to California to enter the emerging […]

Prior to cannabis legalization in each state, hiding your stash when not actively consuming was a must, and some of the most creative and clever hiding places the world has ever seen came about from the desire to light up in peace. To commemorate the art of the stash spot, we turned to the Leafy […]

Lord Jones co-founder Cindy Capobianco describes her luxury cannabis-infused product business in much the same manner as any maker of a prestige natural skincare brand: it’s made in small batches, organic ingredients, medicinal value of said ingredients. With a body lotion and face products slated for release later this year, Lord Jones is trying to […]

The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer? Worth a try. The biggest believers and entrepreneurs make the plant sound almost magical. Now one startup has the key to keep the science from the hype: the first-ever full map of the […]

When it comes to cannabis, 2017 was a much better year than anyone was expecting. Back in January, stoners and pot moguls alike were super paranoid about incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his plans to shut down legal weed businesses from coast to coast. After a decade of steady progress on marijuana legalization – […]

Technology has changed the way we live, work and play—and even how we consume cannabis. From advanced extraction technologies to virtual reality in the workplace, technology impacts cannabis from the time it’s put into the ground until it exits our lungs in a satisfying exhale. Here’s a closer look at four of the most compelling, […]

Mike Tyson has been a boxer, an actor, a monologuist, and an animated detective, but now it looks like the former heavyweight champion wants to take a bite out of California’s new legal weed game. According to the Blast, Tyson and two business partners—Robert Hickman and Jay Strommen—have plans to build a massive “cannabis resort” […]

As marijuana legalization continues across the country, weed is becoming increasingly mainstream. However, as much as the stoner stereotype has evolved into a broader label that also encompasses CEOs, educated millennials, and the Spicolis of the world, it still has a negative connotation. Industry leaders have quickly learned that destigmatizing marijuana use begins with educating […]

America’s opioid crisis is spiking fatal overdose rates from sea to shining sea, lining the pockets of pharmaceutical executives and inspiring only minimal responses from President Trump. To combat the deadly drug epidemic, public health experts from the local level to the federal government have turned to medical marijuana, a painkiller in its own right […]

Cannabis strains? We never heard of that in the 1960s and ’70s when marijuana seemed seamless and generic. In those days, coffee was simply coffee, beer was beer, and pot was pot. Sure, casual users occasionally came upon gems such as Panama Red, Colombia Gold, Hindu Kush (Middle East) and Thai (Asia), with names rooted […]

With the most devastating wildfire in California history laying waste to its members’ homes and livelihoods, the California Growers Association responded in the way most crises are handled in 2017: crowdfunding. As of Tuesday morning, 41 people have perished in the fires, which have burned more than 101,000 acres and destroyed 6,700 homes and businesses […]

After acquainting yourself with cannabis culture you may have heard the phrase “marijuana trimmer” and still not been clear about what it means. In the simplest terms, “marijuana trimmer” is the name given to a person with the knowledge and skills to properly trim and meticulously prune (a process also called manicuring) cannabis flowers without […]

Marijuana laws are changing rapidly these days, so much so that even specialized news organizations solely dedicated to tracking cannabis policy sometimes have a hard time making sense of reforms. Coverage this week by The Cannabist and Marijuana Business Daily provides a perfect example. After California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed legislation that would have […]

Twelve-year-old Alexis Bortell uses a cannabis oil called Haleigh’s Hope to prevent life-threatening epileptic seizures. She takes the oil orally by syringe twice a day, and always keeps a THC spray on hand in case she experiences an aura, or pre-seizure event. The auras happen maybe once every three to four weeks – far less […]

The fires in northern California are turning into a catastrophe for local cannabis growers. Some farmers have seen their crops incinerated, while others have watched helplessly as ash and smoke contaminate sensitive marijuana flowers. The fires in Mendocino are south of the famed Humboldt County grows, but it’s still a part of what is known […]

Native American tribes in Nevada are expanding beyond casinos and venturing into the cannabis industry. In June, Governor Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 375 and Senate Bill 396, which allow Nevada’s Native American tribes to directly negotiate with the state over the use and sale of medicinal marijuana on tribal lands. Nevada Native American tribes […]

Consider a typical cannabis farmer, growing an indoor crop. In a protected, controlled environment, they can grow a profitable mix of high-potency, medicinal marijuana and any number of milder strains appealing to a new market. But the venture comes with both a business and social overhead: high energy bills and a heavy, carbon footprint. “It’s […]

Learn valuable knowledge. CannaGrow Expo features 25+ educational sessions that focus on helping you produce world-class cannabis. Sessions are led by a line-up of experienced growers and educators with topics covering soil health, hoophouse production, propagation, harvest, mites and mildew, and more. Click here to see the detailed session agenda. Grow advice in real time. […]

In the world of plants, reproduction can happen in a variety of ways. Hermaphrodite plants grow single flowers that have both male and female reproductive organs. Monoecious plants produce two different types of flowers on the same plant. And then there are dioecious plants like cannabis, which produce either male or female reproductive organs. Because […]

Pretty much any kind of weed is awesome. But, when it comes to indica vs sativa which one should you go with? Today, I’ll show you the difference between indica and sativa when it comes to their high, how they grow and I’ll also dive into what a hybrid strain is. Plus, a look into […]

Some guy on an internet forum showed me a super-secret trick that he learned from his neighbor’s cousin who is a master grower… All you have to do is crumble 7 goldfish crackers per gallon of water into your nutrients every other feeding. The crackers use a wheat compound that’s impossible to obtain for non-commercial […]

As the legal cannabis market continues to grow and mature it brings with it new business trends and opportunities—no division of the cannabis-based products segment has experienced the sort of developments seen with marijuana concentrates. Looking at the U.S. cannabis industry as a whole, there are literally countless new businesses springing up offering oils, waxes, […]

The marijuana industry is growing as it introduces new producers, cultivators, manufacturers, and all sorts of enthusiasts into the market. As these innovators are creating new products for the industry, they’re planning events to launch and share with other marijuana producers. For this reason, 2017 has been, and still is busy with cannabis events every […]

Finally, football season is in full swing. With it comes tailgating. And with tailgating comes cannabis, or ought to. If you’re not incorporating the herb into your football fan routine, you’re doing it wrong. Seriously, does anyone actually want to be pounding Bud Lights at 10 in the morning? The answer (usually) is a resounding […]

Netflix will briefly enter the boutique weed business with a line of marijuana strains tailored to accompany the streaming service’s exclusive series. This weekend only in Los Angeles, Netflix is teaming with the city’s Alternative Herbal Health Services for a pop-up event offering “The Netflix Collection,” 10 different strains inspired by shows like Arrested Development, […]

Canndescent drew inspiration from such luxury brands as Tiffany’s, Hermes and Apple in designing a line of cannabis products whose elegant packaging wouldn’t look out of place on the shelves of Neiman Marcus. But the California cultivator might not be able to emblazon its name or Chanel-influenced flower logo on T-shirts, hats or other items […]

In any industry, there are low-end products, products that are somewhere in the middle, and products that a specially produced, curated, and selected to be the best and most unique The cannabis industry is no different – just like the microbrew industry has craft beers, craft cannabis has been gradually gaining ground since the U.S. […]