Fibromyalgia is a chronic debilitating condition that includes symptoms of chronic diffuse pain, sleep disturbance, migraine headaches, fatigue, joint pain and irritable bowel-type symptoms. Patients may have all or just some of these symptoms. Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is considered a subtype of fibromyalgia. It appears that all patients with these conditions suffer a heightened […]

Marijuana enthusiasts know there are common side effects that come from medicating with or enjoying cannabis, like forgetfulness, red eyes or even the dreaded “couch lock.” Perhaps the most common side effect for cannabis users is the onset of dry mouth after inhaling marijuana or ingesting edible products. Why does “cottonmouth” happen? According to a […]

As marijuana gains some measure of mainstream acceptance as a medical and recreational drug, its industry is becoming more commercialized. And many users, especially in communities of color, want to reclaim its counter-culture significance. The group Women.Weed.Wifi. has started a movement to do just that. The women-led Seattle-based art collective celebrates the stories, lives, and […]

If you look at the shelves of your favorite dispensary these days, you may notice that something stands out at you…or you may notice that nothing in particular stands out. Therein lies the issue. In an industry that’s rapidly changing all the time, with new brands popping up daily, it’s surprising how little the on-shelf […]

If you’re on this website, it stands to reason you’re down with cannabis. The specific nuances possible from there are endless: vaping vs. smoking joints vs. tincture vs. bong rips vs. medicated bath salts (oh, it is real and it is glorious). Then there’s frequency and environment and mood and so on. But, just as […]

Many cannabis consumers have experienced the infamous red eye. The eyes are often the most common giveaway after a serious session with a vaporizer. But how does cannabis affect overall eye health? Yet, while some may find the herb’s visible effects on the eyes to be burdensome, there are several surprising ways that cannabis supports […]

Cannabis review site MassRoots (OTCQB:MSRT) has announced an agreement to acquire software developer Odava for $1.75 million, for essentially an all-stock deal with a tiny cash component. Odava makes point-of-sale software for cannabis dispensaries and growers to track their activities and report in a regulatory-compliant manner. MSRT is hoping to integrate its cannabis user review […]

In an industry rife with “extreme uncertainty” at pretty much every level, the best thing business leaders can do is ‘Be Ready.’ This is both the slogan and the guiding principle of the newly launched National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB). Founded by Joshua Laterman – who spent 20 years working in business management and […]

At first glance, it’s hard to decide who’s wearing the better outfit: the mustachioed man with the bud-leaf button-up and rhinestone ball cap, or the ponytail guy with the tie-dye shirt featuring a Rastafarian Cookie Monster, who looks a lot like regular Cookie Monster, but with dreadlocks and a treat you assume is laced. But […]

Orlando-based Attorney John Morgan, who financed the campaign to pass Amendment 2, filed a lawsuit Thursday demanding that the state allow patients to smoke medical marijuana. Morgan discussed details of the lawsuit during a news conference has been scheduled in front of the Leon County Courthouse in Tallahassee. Morgan told WESH 2 News in June […]

Microdosing is a term that seems to be on everyone’s tongue lately, and we’ve covered it extensively in this article. For sexual purposes, you might wonder why microdosing matters, and how to incorporate a microdosing practice into your sex and cannabis experience. For a bit of background, I chatted with Dr. Nick Karas, a sexologist […]

The stereotype of cannabis users being stoner slackers whose only motivation is to eat a whole bag of Doritos is quickly becoming as outdated as a landline. Not only is the billion-dollar “green rush” part of a bigger feminist movement, new research shows that it’s linked to being more productive at work. (Seriously.) BD Analytics […]

Along with picnics and barbecues, the Fourth of July brings a less pleasant yearly ritual for many dog lovers: worrying about a family pooch who panics at the sound of firecrackers. Betsy and Andy Firebaugh of Santa Cruz, Calif., have reason for concern. They live on a mountain ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean — a […]

Almost every week, we have a conversation with someone who wants to get into the cannabis industry. They’ve done some research and decided to use CO2 extraction to get oil from cannabis. The conversation usually follows these lines: “Hi, I want to buy the biggest system you have. I’ve got a 300-acre farm and I’m […]

A new study has investigated what patients themselves prefer when it comes to managing pain – opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The researchers found that the patients themselves much prefer medical marijuana, and many believe it is just as effective for their pain. “This study can conclude that […]

Just like that, Mexico joined Canada this month in making medical marijuana legal nationwide. And the Canadian Parliament is considering making adult-use marijuana legal across the nation by mid-2018. All of this could potentially put legal marijuana businesses in the United States far behind their neighbors to the north and south. Marijuana remains an illegal […]

Go to a California cannabis event and you’re likely to walk away with a free hat—or a bumper sticker, or a t-shirt, or tote bag emblazoned with a cannabis company’s logo. But under a bill being considered in the state Legislature, all that branded merchandise would go up in smoke. Senate Bill 162, by state […]

Marijuana use is being destigmatized at an unprecedented rate. Between medical marijuana becoming more accepted and several states legalizing the substance during the last election, people are talking openly about cannabis use in a way we have never really seen. And new data about who, exactly, is using the drug might be surprising to some […]

Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1. It would be the shortest turnaround from legalization to the launch of sales in any of the other seven states and District of Columbia where recreational cannabis is legal. Regulations are complicated […]

The war on drugs or at least the cannabis industry is heating up and certain to create even more nervousness among cannabis investors. While the Department of Justice has its hands tied with regards to being funded to pursue cannabis law breakers, other parties are cracking down. In April, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection […]

In the U.S., one square foot of indoor marijuana cultivation uses four times more energy than the same space in a hospital, eight times more energy than a commercial building, and 20 times more energy than a center for religious worship, according to a study by Lewis and Clark College. But a rising number of […]

Company Background Trove Cannabis is among the fastest growing recreational marijuana stores in Washington state. Located in Bellingham, it offers the area’s best selection of high-quality marijuana flower, infused edibles, concentrates, and topical cannabis products. Trove also has a knowledgeable sales staff. Known for its exceptional customer service and product quality, Trove is so well […]

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has vetoed S. 22, legislation that would have legalized cannabis in the state for adults over the age of 21. The libertarian-leaning governor sent the law back to the legislature to develop clauses that further protect the health and safety of his constituents, he said in a press conference. The proposed […]

Odon Inc. announced the release of the illumiSAFE and the illumiSAFE mini (the “mini”), the world’s most technologically advanced personal safes. The illumiSAFE and mini are smart lamps that conceal a fully secure and configurable inner compartment. Activated by either a smart phone or an RFID key, the inner compartment of the illumiSAFE raises upward […]

The U.S. Virgin Islands may have failed to legalize medical marijuana in the past, but one tenacious lawmaker believes he has the power to change naysayers’ minds in 2017. Senator Positive Nelson, the political force behind the island nation’s 2014 marijuana decriminalization measure, recently told the Virgin Islands Consortium that he plans to reintroduce legislation […]

Fitness is an important part of a healthy routine, and there are plenty of ways to stay active in a digital world where it’s all too tempting to live a stationary life. For avid cannabis consumers, the myth of the couch-potato, Cheeto-poppin’ pothead is an outdated stereotype regulated to old films seeking cheap laughs. Cannabis […]

Looking to get hitched? Also enjoy legal marijuana? Then receiving your marriage certificate from the International Church of Cannabis in Denver, Colorado may be for you. The newly minted Church announced Wednesday that it would “become the first ever church to offer wedding services in a ‘cannabis-friendly’ environment,” according to a news release. The Church […]

Terpenes represent the aromatic building blocks of our natural world. They exist in virtually any plant that contains a fragrance, which also happens to include cannabis. It would seem natural that the pursuit of preserving the terpenes that exist within our favorite plant profiles would also translate into the cannabis extract industry. After all, cannabis […]

Challenge – Year-round growing environment Solution – Five 30’ W by 96’ L GrowSpan Series 500 Greenhouses Application – Cannabis production Rebel Spirit Cannabis Company is a Tier II recreational cannabis producer in Oregon, co-owned by Christopher Bechler and Diane Downey. Rebel Spirit came to life through years of hard work and determination, and they […]

Cannabis beauty. It’s the next frontier in the increasingly chic world of weed, with new products addressing everything from skin hydration to wrinkle defense, pain elimination to muscle relaxation. The magic ingredients being sourced from cannabis plants and used in beauty products include hemp seed oil (said to have up to 80 percent essential fatty […]

Maybe it’s been a decade since you’ve last giggled uncontrollably with a friend with weed. Or maybe you tried it once or twice and it just wasn’t your thing. Or maybe you just want to know what all the buzz is about. Or maybe you’re just cannacurious. Whatever your level of inexperience with marijuana, we’re […]

Written by: Kristy Gustafson Louis Armstrong said it’s “a thousand times better than whiskey,” Willie Nelson calls it a “flower put here by God,” Bob Marley talked it up to the “healing of a nation,” and even Susan Sarandon argues it would “make for a much gentler world.” Yes, I’m talking about good ol’ marijuana. […]

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 […]