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Thu
02
Dec

Warren Bobrow, Cannabis Writer and Cocktail Whisperer, on the Rise of Canna Beverages

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On leaving the liquor business for new adventures with Klaus the gnome

Warren Bobrow, known as the Cocktail Whisperer, is an Emerson grad who became a TV engineer in New York City, worked at Danceteria—a famous NYC nightclub—in their video lounge, a dishwasher in York Harbor, Maine, and a certified chef/saucier. After the loss of his fresh pasta business in Hurricane Hugo, he worked in banking for 20 years before reinventing himself—becoming a six-time author, bar back to bartender and master mixologist. He is also a former rum judge for both the Ministry of Rum and the Rum XP.

Thu
02
Dec

Nominations now open for the 2022 Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards

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Greenhouse Management and Nursery Management are pleased to open nominations for the Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards (HILA) class of 2022. Each year, the GIE Horticulture Group, with the support of Syngenta, honors six exceptional leaders from the greenhouse and nursery industries. HILA is the only North American awards program to recognize recipients’ exemplary contributions to the horticulture industry, such as:

 -contributing to its development with their innovation and expertise

- excelling in environmental stewardship

 - enhancing the lives of employees, customers, communities, and the industry at large with their charitable giving

- making a positive impact on the industry

Thu
02
Dec

8 Surprising Cannabis Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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Cannabis, in all its forms, is more prevalent and accessible than ever before in this country. Still, it often seems that much of its story is mysteriously unknown. Health studies are still very new, and it sometimes may seem that 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 cannabis so interesting and important. Here are eight fun facts you may not have known about this elusive organism we call weed.

Wed
01
Dec

Will Hempcrete Ever Catch On?

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It’s a dream green building material. Why aren’t farmers interested?

Hemp mixed with a lime binder makes green builders drool. Called hempcrete, this insulation material resists mold, fire and pests. It lasts forever (or close enough). It absorbs carbon. It’s commonly used in construction in Europe and Canada. With sustainable building materials worth billions of dollars, it has the potential to take off here, too.

But few farmers in the US grow hemp for that purpose. They grow hemp for CBD, for bioplastics, for food and for mulch. They’ll grow hemp for cat litter. But not for hempcrete, which uses a different crop, known as fiber, from the more popular CBD cannabinoid variety that yields CBD. There’s no market to speak of for hempcrete, and therein lies a dilemma. 

Wed
01
Dec

Gifts for the marijuana lovers on your list

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If you’re stumped on what to get your canna-buddies, look no further than the dispensary. They’re likely to have everything you need to stuff their stockings (and yours too!). From edibles to dabs, we’ve compiled a list of the top products sold at dispensaries, things you can snag in a hurry when you’re running out of time for the perfect gift.

Edibles

Edibles like THC-infused brownies and gummies make for a fantastic, fun gift. Plus, edible cannabis products are delicious and often used to treat chronic pain and relieve feelings of anxiety or nausea. Just be sure that your giftee lives in a state where marijuana-infused edibles are legal to consume.

Wed
01
Dec

A DVM’s Guide To Cannabinoid Supplements

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Veterinarians are free to discuss the subject with clients barring any restrictions. However, be careful with therapeutic claims.

The veterinary and pet owner communities’ growing interest in cannabinoids builds upon thousands of years of cannabis cultivation and medical applications. Cannabinoids have illustrated their substantial potential to improve the health and well-being of pets and people, but the use of cannabinoid products must be done safely and effectively. To do so, a veterinarian must examine the endocannabinoid system, the many cannabinoids, the available and impending products, the implications for their use, the potential side effects, the regulatory issues, and the scientific literature. This article is intended as a primer for veterinarians.

Wed
01
Dec

CBD Oil is becoming more and more popular for pet owners

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Bobby Shultz, owner of the CBD American Shaman in Warren, explains why pet owners are turning to CBD for their pets

While many people use CBD products for personal reasons, CBD pet products are starting to become more and more common. According to Bobby Shultz, manager and owner of the CBD American Shaman in Warren, their pet products are quite popular.

“People love their pets so they are purchasing products they think their pets will benefit from,” he says.

Before jumping in, pet owners should follow a few steps to find the right product and serving size for their furry friends.

Wed
01
Dec

7 Common Myths About Marijuana Debunked

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We’re now armed with more facts about marijuana than ever before, but a lot of misinformation continues to circulate. Here are some untruths you should be aware of.

As marijuana becomes more mainstream, so do   myriad myths and legends. Fallacies and untruths about marijuana have existed as long as its opponents have. The main difference between then and now, however, is legalization and popularity.

Increased data and newly-funded research have given birth to scientific findings that help shed light on how marijuana actually affects people and society. As weed becomes legal and the states that legalize it continue to operate normally, many skeptics are starting to realize some of the great myths of marijuana are just that — myths.

Tue
30
Nov

California Develops Standardized Marijuana Testing

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In hopes that it clears up inconsistencies across the board

In an attempt to deal with cannabis testing issues and laboratory inconsistencies, California is standardizing the process throughout the state's approximately 40 active weed testing facilities.

The initiative comes under the new state law – Senate Bill 544, signed in October by Governor Gavin Newsom, which demanded that the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) create strict criteria and guidelines for testing a plethora of microbiological contaminants, pesticides, residual solvents and cannabis compounds, reported Marijuana Business Daily.

Tue
30
Nov

Here’s the chemistry behind marijuana’s skunky scent

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Newly identified sulfur compounds in cannabis flowers give the plant its telltale funky odor

Scientists have finally sniffed out the molecules behind marijuana’s skunky aroma.

The heady bouquet that wafts off of fresh weed is actually a cocktail of hundreds of fragrant compounds. The most prominent floral, citrusy and piney overtones come from a common class of molecules called terpenes, says analytical chemist Iain Oswald of Abstrax Tech, a private company in Tustin, Calif., that develops terpenes for cannabis products. But the source of that funky ganja note has been hard to pin down.

Now, an analysis is the first to identify a group of sulfur compounds in cannabis that account for the skunklike scent, researchers report November 12 in ACS Omega.

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