Proficiency Testing 4 Cannabis Labs
Oct24

Proficiency Testing 4 Cannabis Labs

A sign of the times.    Yet another sign that the marijuana industry is maturing: 14 cannabis labs from across the country recently participated in a test to determine THC concentrations in blind samples. The Intra-lab Comparison and Proficiency Test was part of “an effort to help promote quality assurance in a previously unregulated and fast-growing industry,” according to a press release from Emerald Scientific, a testing...

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Growers Face Challenge of Scaling Up
Oct24

Growers Face Challenge of Scaling Up

Here's a problem many growers wish they were facing.   How do you design and build a marijuana grow facility to meet the legal and practical demands of the market today, while looking ahead to future business needs and regulatory restrictions? This is one of the most complex and confusing questions in the marijuana industry. Many producers with a background in small-scale grow operations don’t really know where to start in...

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A Bank 4 Cannabis?
Oct23

A Bank 4 Cannabis?

One of these days HMJ is going to be able to quit covering stories about cannabis and banking.  Maybe this is the first step on the road to that happy day.   Marijuana companies in Colorado could eventually have their very own bank if a publicly traded company has its way. The consulting firm Advanced Cannabis Solutions has filed a letter of intent to purchase a 15,000-square-foot former retail bank in Denver. It’s long-term...

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MMJ 2400 Years Ago
Oct23

MMJ 2400 Years Ago

If you are curious just how old cannabis-as-medicine is, keep reading.   A team of Russian scientists has determined that the Siberian “ ice maiden” likely died of breast cancer and used marijuana to treat the pain, The Siberian Times reports. An investigation of the mummified, 2,400 year old remains of the young woman indicates that the young woman died of breast cancer, and the researchers speculate that the marijuana found in...

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MMJ Study on the  Impact of MMJ
Oct22

MMJ Study on the Impact of MMJ

With so much we don't know, real research is long overdue.   With much of the country debating the legalization of medical marijuana, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers are launching a landmark new program that will conduct the first-of its-kind research study to explore the potential impact of medical marijuana on cognition, brain structure and function. The Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific...

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$14,000 Daily From 2nd Rec Shop in Washington
Oct22

$14,000 Daily From 2nd Rec Shop in Washington

New numbers from Washington state. This is what leads other revenue strapped states to embrace the future.   The Emerald City’s [Seattle] second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which opened on Sept. 30, averaged $13,736 in sales per day in its first week of operation. That equates to about $3,500 in excise tax revenue for the state each day [editor's emphasis]. If the pace holds up, the store...

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