The Happy Day Arrives in Alaska
Mar03

The Happy Day Arrives in Alaska

February 23, 2015 was that day.  Alaska is re-legalized.   Legislation enacted by voters in November legalizing the personal use and cultivation of marijuana took effect on Tuesday. Fifty-three percent of Alaska voters approved Ballot Measure 2 on Election Day, permitting those over the age of 21 to lawfully possess up to one ounce of marijuana and/or to grow up to six marijuana plants (no more than three mature) for...

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Science Admits “Cannabis Dangers Overestimated”
Mar03

Science Admits “Cannabis Dangers Overestimated”

Lots of folks already know this, but still, it's nice to get the admission.   Health risks associated with the use of cannabis have likely been "overestimated" while the dangers associated with the consumption of alcohol "have been commonly underestimated," according to the findings of risk assessment study published in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports. An international team of investigators from Germany and Canada...

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Home Growing Being Debated in Washington
Mar02

Home Growing Being Debated in Washington

Washington made cannabis legal, but the rules are still being debated.  Home growing is an important decision.   State Senate legislation is pending, Senate Bill 5519, to allow Individuals age 21 or older to grow up to six plants in their home for non-commercial purposes and to share up to 1 ounce with another person. Under this act, it will remain prohibited to sell homegrown marijuana for profit. State-qualified patients retain...

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About Tomorrow:  Cannabis Infused Beverages
Mar01

About Tomorrow: Cannabis Infused Beverages

Among the many new things we will have in our re-legalized tomorrow are cannabis-infused beverages.  This topic popped up in HMJ's mailbox this week, and when a trend is seen we pull out the "About Tomorrow" column.  I have not tried these -- yet.  Something to look forward to.  Here's more:   House of Jane, which is a not-for-profit corporation that provides quality, cannabis-infused beverages for patients who value a healthier...

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GroSkool 2.0:  How Does Our Garden Grow?
Feb28

GroSkool 2.0: How Does Our Garden Grow?

The beginners class in GroSkool grew our plants in soil.  This was as much for the convenience of the faculty and staff, as there are many other ways to grow plants.  That means there are many ways, other than soil, to grow cannabis.  One popular technique is hydroponic growing -- growing with the plant's roots suspended in nutrient-rich, highly oxygenated water.   Anything that grows in soil can be grown in a hydroponic set-up....

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Colorado Sells $700 Million in Cannabis in 2014
Feb27

Colorado Sells $700 Million in Cannabis in 2014

Total rec + medical sales in Colorado in 2014 approached $700,000,000.00.  Not too shabby for the first year in business, yes?   Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado generated nearly $700 million in marijuana revenues last year, when the state became the first market in the nation to launch recreational MJ sales. The total includes just under $386 million in MMJ sales and more than $313 million in recreational...

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