Missouri To Grow Hemp for MMJ
Oct29

Missouri To Grow Hemp for MMJ

Some encouraging news from the nation's heartland.  Cannabis is being invited back into the house everywhere.   Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next month for licenses to cultivate hemp. Missouri is one of several states that passed legislation this year permitting the cultivation and use of high-CBD, low-THC cannabis for the treatment of epilepsy. On Nov. 3, the...

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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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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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CannaJobs:  Looking for Work?
Oct21

CannaJobs: Looking for Work?

Cannabis is a real job creator.  Here's what's hiring right now.   According to 420careers.com, the 10 most popular marijuana jobs in the United States: 1. Budtenders (marijuana “pharmacists”) – assist dispensary customers with marijuana inquiries. 2. Marijuana Cultivators (growers) – cultivate marijuana for dispensaries. 3. Edibles Chefs – create marijuana-infused foods such as cookies, brownies, teas, sodas, and sauces. 4....

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In Colorado Both MMJ & Rec Numbers Up
Oct21

In Colorado Both MMJ & Rec Numbers Up

The trajectory is "up."   Marijuana sales in Colorado are hitting new highs. Both recreational and medical cannabis revenues jumped 11% in August, according to the latest numbers released by the state. Cannabis consumers spent over $33 million on recreational marijuana and $32.2 million on medical cannabis during the month. That’s up from $29.7 million and $28.9 million, respectively, in July – which also ranks as the first month...

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