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Thu
09
Dec

Northern Hemp Summit to help educate farmers, producers and processors

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The Northern Hemp Summit encourages current hemp producers and processors to attend its two-day event. Individuals thinking about growing the crop are also encouraged to attend.

“The goal of the Northern Hemp Summit is to really be an event who are actively engaged in the industry or interested in hemp to learn and to network,” David Ripplinger, NDSU Extension bioproducts and bioenergy economics specialist, said.

Ripplinger stated that there are many producers and farmers interested in adding the crop to their operation, but there is a need for education before making the final decision on whether hemp is right for them. A general hesitancy is also very common for those thinking about growing the crop.

Thu
09
Dec

At 850 pounds, company bakes possible 'largest THC-infused brownie ever made'

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A Massachusetts company has unveiled a THC cannabis-infused brownie that weighs 850 pounds.

MariMed, Inc., a multi-state cannabis operator, concocted the soft-baked brownie at their processing and cultivation facility in New Bedford, Mass.

“There were five to six people that were really focused on this brownie for several weeks,” Ryan Crandall, who is the chief product officer and senior vice president of sales for the company, said Wednesday, which was National Brownie Day.

The brownie is potentially the largest confection of its kind across the globe, measuring 3 feet wide by 3 feet long and 15 inches tall.

Thu
09
Dec

West Hollywood hopes to become Amsterdam-like marijuana tourism hotspot

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West Hollywood is going green, as in allowing the cannabis industry to expand and transform entertainment in the city in a way similar to the famously popular European weed-tourism hotspot Amsterdam, CBS Los Angeles reports.

"I really see it as a place that can redefine what the image of cannabis is to the general public," said Kelly Lyon, of The Artist Tree Marijuana Dispensary, as he showcased the wide range of pot-based products in the store.

Wed
08
Dec

San Diego County says pesticides were misused on Encinitas hemp farm, no impact to residents’ health

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Environmental regulators found no evidence that the pesticides used on an Encinitas hemp farm impacted the health of its neighboring residents, but the investigation prompted by the neighbors’ complaints did find the hemp farm operator was misusing pesticides.

San Diego County conducted the investigation after neighbors complained for months of nausea, dizziness and respiratory problems.

In the investigation, released in November, the county found hemp farm operator Cultivaris Hemp used unregistered products and maintained inadequate pesticide records. But it also concluded that those violations were unrelated to the health complaints. The department also said these violations were uncommon.

Wed
08
Dec

Wet summer leaves cannabis farmers concerned about climate impacts

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With parts of New York experiencing record rainfall this year, cannabis farmers are finding extreme weather to be a significant cause for concern as the state moves ahead with its legalized adult-use market.

Cannabis plants are particularly sensitive to heavy rain and heat. Many farmers struggled with the former this year, some losing large swaths of their entire crops.

“Because hemp is so sensitive to water, the plants literally drowned and died because the roots couldn’t get any oxygen,” Allan Gandelman*, president of the New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association told WSKG while walking through a cannabis field at his farm in Cortland.

Wed
08
Dec

Shango Dispensaries Take on Breast Cancer Fight

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Last month, Shango continued its battle against breast cancer armed with generous donations from the company, its customers and its employees in three states. Shango began supporting breast cancer charities five years ago at its dispensary in Portland, Oregon, and has since expanded its fundraising efforts to communities in Nevada and California.

“Shango believes in building long-term relationships with purposeful local charities,” said Shango Controller Julie Dubocq. “

We seek out charities in the same communities as our dispensaries. This helps us get to know the people who work for each charity and become directly involved in its mission and fundraising.”

Wed
08
Dec

'Earth mother' tries to save her struggling marijuana business in indie film 'Freeland'

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While the COVID-19 pandemic upended release plans for many movies big and small, it did make the subject matter for some even more relevant.

Take “Freeland,” an indie film about a longtime marijuana farmer whose business model and sole source of income is being threatened by legalization. “Freeland” explores how people cope when their entire way of life is turned upside down overnight, and a global pandemic adds an extra layer of resonance to its story.

“It is about a woman who has worked really hard her whole life, and she’s about to lose everything through no fault of their own,” said Krisha Fairchild, 70, who plays Devi, the marijuana farmer in “Freeland.”

Wed
08
Dec

4 Tips To Help You Safely Flush THC From Your Body

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Tricking drug tests is no easy feat, but there are ways of getting cannabis out of your system, even if they might take some time.

Despite the fact that cannabis is becoming legal in more and more states, there are still organizations that ask for drug tests. It could be a school, a prerequisite for acquiring a job, etc. If you’re a regular cannabis user, it’s important to know how these tests work and how to flush the THC out of your system.

Tue
07
Dec

Eight surprising facts about cannabis

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It is easy to assume marijuana cultivation began in fairly modern times.

Cannabis, in all its forms, is more prevalent and accessible than ever before in the U.S. Still, it often seems that many are unaware of weed’s story, with some thinking the plant had no relevant history before the 1900s.

As cannabis becomes more prevalent, perhaps it’s time to discover the lesser-known facts about this iconic plant to help understand what exactly makes marijuana so interesting and important. Below are eight fun facts many may not have known about this elusive plant called weed.

Tue
07
Dec

Want to get high (but not too high) this holiday season? Here are 7 low-dose options

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These are a couple of super stressful weeks. We’re hurtling toward the end of the year, seasonal celebrations are in full swing, and there’s holiday baking and shopping to do. There also might be a long-postponed family get-together you’re totally dreading but still hoping to navigate with aplomb.

In the past, using cannabis to take the edge off those stressors came with the very real risk of being too high to function due in no small part to pot’s ever-increasing potency. Inhale too deeply or accidentally pop one too many gummies and eggnog gets spilled, Christmas trees become collateral damage and the baby Jesus in the creche scene gets swapped out for a lump of uncooked cookie dough.

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