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6 Ways To Consume Cannabis Without Smoking It

6 Ways To Consume Cannabis Without Smoking It

Ask anyone who’s thought about trying cannabis for the first time how they imagine themselves using it. They’ll all probably say something similar. Whether it’s a bong, a blunt, a joint, or a bowl, most newbies who think about using cannabis think about smoking it. But today, smoking represents just a fraction of the methods available for getting cannabis into […]

January 17, 2017 · 0 comments · Stocks
Cannabis farmers seek legal way to grow

Cannabis farmers seek legal way to grow

  San Diego County has farmers who have worked in the region’s rural residential and commercial agricultural zones for generations. Many of these residents would like to continue this tradition — not by growing avocados or tomatoes — but by lawfully growing cannabis and hemp on their existing properties. This may prove difficult given that upcoming actions by the county […]

January 14, 2017 · 0 comments · Stocks
There are some important differences between hemp CBD  and cannabis CBD.

There are some important differences between hemp CBD and cannabis CBD.

Hemp plants have significantly fewer cannabinoids than cannabis. That means that to get enough CBD, producers have to process many more hemp plants than they do when they get CBD from a cannabis plant. Some experts have said that hemp CBD could, therefore, introduce contaminants and impurities into the final product. Others have argued that CBD is most effective when […]

January 12, 2017 · 0 comments · Stocks
Why Marijuana Marketing Will Be Bigger Than Ever This Year The 2016 election helped pave the way By Janet Stilson

Why Marijuana Marketing Will Be Bigger Than Ever This Year The 2016 election helped pave the way By Janet Stilson

The cannabis business had some big wins during this year’s election. Now, that’s stimulating predictions of major greenback growth along with ever-more sophisticated marketing strategies on the part of cannabis companies. In November, citizens of four states—California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada—voted to approve recreational cannabis usage for adults 21 or over. They join four other states where the drug can […]

January 5, 2017 · 0 comments · News, Press
Changes in the works for Massachusetts medical marijuana law

Changes in the works for Massachusetts medical marijuana law

BOSTON — Proposed changes to Massachusetts’ medical marijuana regulations aim to make it easier for patients in hospice care to access medical marijuana. But patient advocates say the new rules will not address the fact that the process takes too long and would not help patients who are being cared for at home. “Hospice patients are literally out of time,” […]

January 5, 2017 · 0 comments · News
California’s Gigantic Medical-Marijuana Industry Could Be Devastated by an Unlikely Source

California’s Gigantic Medical-Marijuana Industry Could Be Devastated by an Unlikely Source

If you support the legalization of marijuana, 2016 didn’t give you much to complain about. Last year, residents in four states approved recreational-marijuana ballot initiatives, doubling the total from the end of 2015, while five new states put medical-cannabis laws on their books. By year’s end, 28 states and Washington, D.C., had legalized medical pot. And there’s more where that […]

January 3, 2017 · 0 comments · News
Illinois medical marijuana sales reach $4.4M in November

Illinois medical marijuana sales reach $4.4M in November

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  •  Medical marijuana sales reached more than $4.4 million in November at licensed dispensaries throughout Illinois, marking another month of steady growth for the year-old industry. The state released new sales figures for November along with a new tally for how many patients qualify to buy marijuana legally. The Illinois Department of Public Health now has approved approximately […]

December 15, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Senator looks to legalize medical marijuana in Texas

Senator looks to legalize medical marijuana in Texas

AUSTIN — Physicians and patients came out in full force Tuesday to support a proposed medical cannabis bill that will be considered in the Texas Legislature next year. Senate Bill 269, which was filed Tuesday morning, would allow patients with debilitating or chronic conditions to receive medical cannabis under their doctor’s recommendation. The bill would expand on a 2015 Texas law that allows patients to […]

December 8, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Medical marijuana rules advance in City Council

Medical marijuana rules advance in City Council

City Council Committee on Rules voted Wednesday to move an amendment sponsored by Councilmen Derek S. Green and Bobby Henon that allows for zoning of medical marijuana growers, processors and dispensaries within the city. Bill 160919 defines “medical marijuana dispensary,” “medical marijuana growing and processing facility,” and outlines regulations and standards with regard to zoning and distance requirements for dispensaries […]

December 5, 2016 · 0 comments · News
Pittsburgh to set zoning regulations for medical marijuana distributors

Pittsburgh to set zoning regulations for medical marijuana distributors

Pittsburgh is changing its zoning regulations to accommodate medical marijuana distributors and producers. City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation that would require distributors to operate only in commercial zones and production facilities only in areas zoned as industrial. Councilman Corey O’Connor of Swisshelm Park, who sponsored the bill, said the legislation is in response to the recent legalization of […]

December 1, 2016 · 0 comments · News