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Cooking With Cannabis I wandered over to a recent “cooking with cannabis” course hosted by Westville’s Women Grow CT to learn how to make some summer-themed edibles: lemonades, barbecue sauce, and the classic medley of baked goods. What I got was a glimpse into a budding industry. “Has anyone heard of their endocannabinoid system?” Ellen Brown, cannabis education and activist, asked the […]

July 26, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Getting In On The Green Rush; How To Invest In Legal Marijuana

Getting In On The Green Rush; How To Invest In Legal Marijuana

Marijuana is now legal in 26 states, and the drug is getting great PR. The visual of the high school stoner with red eyes and munchies is no longer the face of pot. It’s becoming as acceptable as alcohol, across age groups and social classes for medicinal and recreational use. This post prohibition-like era is creating an opportunity for investors […]

July 13, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The ‘Green Rush’ Went Next Level at Last Week’s Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in Oakland

The ‘Green Rush’ Went Next Level at Last Week’s Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in Oakland

Hydroponics tables with marigolds belonging to Aessence Grows. The cannabis industry most people know consists of two people: the buyer and the seller. To a certain extent, that hasn’t changed. But, as the industry becomes legitimate through regulation and legalization, there is a lot more than just marijuana being bought and sold. Last week, Oakland was host to the fourth […]

June 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
How Much Does it Cost to Open a Dispensary?

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Dispensary?

Want To Open A Dispensary? Here’s What It Will Cost. As legalization continues to spread, investors, business people, and entrepreneurs around the country are getting in on the “green rush.” One of the biggest ways to make money in the legal cannabis industry is to open a dispensary. Like with any other business, there are a variety of startup costs […]

June 13, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
Super-plant hemp poised to fuel the next “Green Rush”

Super-plant hemp poised to fuel the next “Green Rush”

While marijuana legalization gets the headlines, hemp shows potential for explosive growth in sectors ranging from the auto industry to pharmaceuticals By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Much like marijuana entrepreneurs dealing with stoner stereotypes, hemp advocates have to cope with their own crop of cliches. Mention hemp to most mainstream consumers and they may respond with images from a natural […]

June 13, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
How Cannabis Legalization Could Help Medicare

How Cannabis Legalization Could Help Medicare

Medicare accounts for only 15 percent of the federal budget. But that fact hasn’t shielded it from constant attacks by fiscal conservatives. And with the Trump administration proposing a budget that would drastically slash spending on Medicare, the program is once again in the spotlight. How much should the government spend on Medicare? Are we spending too much? With Medicare […]

June 2, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
10 Reasons The War On Drugs Must End

10 Reasons The War On Drugs Must End

The War on Drugs began during the 1960s and ’70s. During those years, President Richard Nixon launched new policies to aggressively criminalize and punish anything related to drugs. In 1969 he began telling the public that drug use was becoming a growing problem in the U.S. He argued that the best way to deal with illegal drugs was to ramp up […]

May 26, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
‘Green rush’ in Salinas Valley turns fields from chrysanthemums to cannabis

‘Green rush’ in Salinas Valley turns fields from chrysanthemums to cannabis

SALINAS VALLEY — A beloved but beleaguered landscape is now sprouting new luxury greenhouses, fueled by a dream of marijuana riches that is changing the people and produce of this corner of Steinbeck Country. Salinas Valley was once the heart of the nation’s flower-growing business. But now collapsing wood-and-plastic greenhouses are being replaced by tall and gleaming high-tech European structures […]

May 15, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
The World’s First Smoking Robot Is Here

The World’s First Smoking Robot Is Here

It might not be as cool as a Westworld host, but it could be the next best thing. On second thought, it might be even better. Mainly because it involves getting stoned. Yes, we’re talking about the world’s first smoking robot, an artificial burn buddy, if you will. The Future is Now This year at the Silicon Valley Cannabis Cup in […]

May 9, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article
At Least 15 Other States Already Allow Ptsd Sufferers To Use Pot.

At Least 15 Other States Already Allow Ptsd Sufferers To Use Pot.

But the state plans to add significant new limits before patients get permission to use pot to treat PTSD. The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to make PTSD the 10th qualifying condition for medical pot. At least 15 other states already allow PTSD sufferers to use pot. The Senate agreed that minors need parents’ permission and other hurdles […]

May 8, 2017 · 0 comments · Feature Article