Have you been thinking about new strains to try? Well, there is definitely plenty to choose from. The bigger challenge is finding the right one. Never fear! We’ve collected our twelve favorite sativa-dominant strains to give you some place to start. Here are some of the best sativa strains for growing and enjoying. Take a…
DENVER (AP) — California has suspended 394 marijuana business permits in a move that critics say will temporarily reduce the number of legal cannabis shops in the state.
The suspension affecting about 5% of California’s legal cannabis supply chain comes after the businesses failed to complete mandatory training and credentialing, Marijuana Business Daily in Colorado reported Wednesday.
The suspensions include retailers, distributors, delivery services and microbusinesses that have not completed steps needed for the track-and-trace system that allows regulators keep tabs on the supply chain, according to the state Bureau of Cannabis Control.
All 394 suspended businesses had ample time to complete the requirement, and the companies must stop all sales until their licenses are reinstated, bureau spokesman Alex Traverso said.
“These were just the stragglers,” Traverso said. “It turned out to be a couple extra months that we gave them. It’s just a matter of getting a password, getting a..
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama commission considering laws about medical marijuana met at the State House to discuss the draft of a medical marijuana bill that’ll be introduced to the Legislature next year.
News outlets report the Medical Marijuana Study Commission met Thursday, the last time they’ll meet before the Dec. 1 filing deadline.
Sen. Tim Melson, and commission chair, asked commission members to study the proposal and make any recommended changes.
Melson championed a medical marijuana bill last spring. It went through the Alabama Senate but stalled at the House.
The bill would create a Medical Cannabis Commission to manage issuing medical cannabis cards to patients.
The bill would empower the commission to add or remove qualifying conditions based on scientific evidence.
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As margins shrink in a hyper-competitive industry, cultivators would be wise to ensure their flower stands out for the right reasons; and moisture retention is the biggest key. Paying attention to humidity control post-harvest makes a big difference, particularly with maintaining quality and value, which can help separate one cultivator from another.
While some may rush to harvest flower for processing, the ones who realize the importance of moisture retention will create a better overall product, and, thus, impact retailers, consumers and, ultimately, the cultivator’s bottom line.
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How Insufficient Humidity Affects Cannabis Chemistry More than 100 cannabinoids have been identified in the cannabis plant, and a growing body of scientific research is revealing how they interact with our bodies in profound ways, beyond just the well-known euphoric effects of THC.Meanwhile, terpenes, the organic compounds..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alliance of major legal marijuana businesses in California urged the state Monday to adopt tougher safety rules for ingredients and devices used in vaping and get tougher with illegal shops, amid an outbreak of a mysterious illness apparently linked to vaping.
The recommendations from the industry group — Legal Cannabis for Consumer Safety — come as health officials continue to investigate a wide range of products and chemicals that could be causing the illness that have sickened over 1,600 people nationwide. Most cases have involved products that contain the marijuana compound THC, typically obtained from illegal sources.
In a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, the group said it’s eager to heighten the safety of cannabis vaping while seeing more funds devoted to closing illegal pot shops that number in the thousands in California, home to the world’s largest legal pot market.
Among its proposals, the group says regulations should expressly ban the use of additives, ..
Raising a round of financing can be a struggle for entrepreneurs in any vertical. It’s an exhausting, emotional, time sink, that requires the entrepreneur to make decisions that will undoubtedly impact their business going forward. Given the regulatory environment and the stigmas still surrounding the cannabis market, raising capital in that industry can be all the more grueling. The list below is meant to share thoughts, feelings, and learnings I’ve experienced along the way.
1. Choose The Right Partner (Not The Firm) It’s easy for entrepreneurs to get overly excited about big-name firms. The firm name might help with recruiting down the road, but the reality is the partner/people at the firm are far more valuable than the firm itself. Your partner’s short- and long-term strategy and goals should align with yours.
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2. Value Your Company Appropriately The sudden rise of the legal cannabis space has resulted in sub..
This veteran turned entrepreneur used cannabis to treat his PTSD. Now he’s giving back to other vets.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, army veteran and cannabis entrepreneur James Kim joins the Green Entrepreneur Podcast. James is co-founder and managing director of Stiiizy, a California-based cannabis lifestyle brand. Prior to joining the Green Rush, James served a 13-month tour in Iraq as a member of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division when he was only 18 years old. His positive experience using cannabis to treat his PTSD created a passion to build Stiiizy.
Now James wants to pledge 20 percent of each camo battery sale beginning November 1 to Battle Brothers Foundation in support of their veterans disability claim programming. The nonprofit organization provides much-needed guidance to veterans transitioning back to civilian life, focusing on personal development, physical and mental well-being and economic stability to help set each veteran on a positive path for success.
During November, veterans who visit STIIIZY retail stores and provide a VA identification card or DD214 documentation..
Rocker Neil Young says he passed the U.S. citizenship test, but he’s not legal yet.
“I have been told that I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem,” the Canada native wrote on his website.
Young cited an April U.S. policy alert that says, “An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC [good moral character] if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws.”
Young continued, “I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience on Donald J. Trump and his fellow American candidates, (as yet un-named).”
Ever since Trump first started using the singer’s 1989 classic “Rockin’ in the Free World” at campaign events, Young has criticized him, even though the president has the right to do so, Rolling Stone reported.
Young told the Los Angeles Times last month, “I’ll be taking the ..
Shopping for CBD oil, especially when you’re new to all things hemp and cannabis, can be overwhelming. Do you need CBD pills or CBD oil? What’s the best product? How many milligrams do you need? Is there THC in this CBD oil?
The good news is there are many good products on the market from reliable, reputable companies looking to help people find natural solutions to their medical issues. On the flip side, you need to be a diligent consumer and know that there are also some shady sellers out there looking to make a quick buck from the green boom.
So what can you do? I’ve made a list of six key questions you should ask when shopping for CBD products. Let’s dive into exactly how to shop for CBD and how to make sure you’re getting a legitimate CBD product.
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1. Where’s The Certificate Of Analysis? A Certificate of Analysis is a document that shows where, when and how a particular product was scientific..
Yale School of Medicine and medical marijuana producer CTPharma are partnering to study the drug’s effects on stress and pain, they announced Friday.
The research program, which is the fourth authorized through the state’s Department of Consumer Protection, will test effects of different dosages of medical marijuana in two studies over the next two years.
In the first study, participants will receive different doses of Cannabidiol, Tetrahydrocannabinol and placebos over a six-week period. “We want to measure what are the levels in the blood and in urine of the active ingredients that we’re giving, and then we want to know, what are its psychological and physiological effects,” Yale professor Rajita Sinha said.
That will include measuring vital signs and determining how long different amounts and combinations of the drugs take to peak and come down, she said. “Then, we’re going to actually challenge people in what we call stress and pain provocation.”
“It allows us to see how the ph..
BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating Boston’s contracts and payments with marijuana companies as part of a statewide probe.
The Boston Globe reports a federal grand jury has subpoenaed the city for records of interactions between local officials and marijuana company representatives.
City and federal officials declined to comment, citing grand jury confidentiality requirements.
The subpoena is part of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s wide-ranging investigation into public corruption in the nascent legal marijuana industry.
Brookline and other Massachusetts communities confirm Lelling’s office has issued them similar subpoenas seeking information about host community agreements with marijuana companies.
Firms must secure an agreement with the community they plan to operate in before seeking a state license.
But critics say local officials often demand more money than allowed under state law in the financial deals.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.b..
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Almost every candidate involved in the Democratic presidential primary election believes in reforming federal cannabis laws, but only Bernie Sanders plans to go further than simply allowing use and possession.
Sen. Sanders recently released a comprehensive marijuana legalization plan, which hopes to involve more minority-owned businesses while banning the influence of Big Tobacco.
According to his plan, Sanders says he will legalize marijuana within the first 100 days of his presidency under the following key points:
Legalize marijuana in the first 100 days with executive action Vacate and expunge all past marijuana-related convictions Ensure that revenue from legal marijuana is reinvested in communities hit hardest by the War on Drugs Ensure legalized marijuana does not turn into big tobacco Sanders foresees the creation of a $20 billion grant program within the Minority Business Development Agency, which would grant minority entrepreneurs enough funds t..
Kikoko has created proprietary blends of cannabis-infused tea. They are delicious, high quality, and effective.
I have been LOVING Kikoko’s line of cannabis-infused teas and honeys.
My current favorite is Tranquili-Tea. The blend of herbs in the tea is incredible on its own, exactly what I would want in a general sleepytime tea. It includes chamomile, lemon myrtle, peppermint, Valerian root, and more.
And Kikoko adds that magic special ingredient of cannabis.
Have you heard of CBN? It’s another cannabinoid, just like THC and CBD. It is one that is responsible for making you drowsy…
As cannabis continues to enter legal territory and rising in reputation as a powerful, healing plant ally, more research can be done on the plant. And more specific compounds can be isolated.
I’ve drank Tranquili-Tea a couple times now, and trust me friends, it WORKS.
That’s just one of many! Before and during a party for a boost, I drank Sensuali-Tea, the passion and playful tea. After a cannabis w..