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Tue
26
May

Sustainable cannabis growing methods are the future of the industry

When it comes to cannabis growing, fierce debates are going on regarding the ways of mitigating the environmental impact of both indoor and outdoor growing. Alongside these debates, growers are often even wondering whether sustainable cannabis farming is possible to achieve considering the immense resource consumption, mostly pertaining to electricity, water, and soil. We are here to shed light on alternative, sustainable growing methods. On the AskGrowers platform, you can find many guides written by experts practicing cannabis growing on their own and we’re ready to reveal the most efficient sustainable cannabis growing methods. Check them out!

Tue
26
May

You've Heard Of D2C. Here's Why i2c May Be The Better Way for Cannabis Brands To Go

In 2011, Dollar Shave Club burst onto the scene. The company was at the forefront of a group of new brands leveraging a direct-to-consumer (“D2C”) model, whereby brands would bypass retailers and sell directly to their fan base. Manufacturing, marketing, selling, and shipping was all executed in-house.

The strategy worked. In 2016, Unilever bought Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion in cash. 

Thu
21
May

Cannabis can help save the bees: Cornell University

Hemp might prove more useful to bees than humans, and that’s saying a lot.

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that the pollination powerhouses are attracted to hemp and the taller the plant, the bigger the party.

Cannabis and hemp are two forms of the same plant. They may look alike, but their effects are quite different.

“The deciding factor lies in the concentration of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the impairing compound found in the cannabis plant. The concentration of THC in hemp plants is usually so low (0.3 per cent or less) that it’s considered non-impairing. Cannabis, on the other hand, contains THC concentration of more than 0.3 per cent,” notes The GrowthOp.

Thu
21
May

Oklahoma Could be First State to Implement Cannabis Breathalyzers

Oklahoma is currently working on the implementation of cannabis breathalyzers. This would be a huge step forward, as it would be the first time states could fairly test whether or not drivers are under the influence. 

Thu
21
May

CBD Edibles Vs. Vaping: All You Need To Know

The world of CBD is expanding by the day. From increasing popularity to diversifying product range, the cannabinoid CBD is transforming the lives of people all around the globe. 

Today, there are plenty of options for using CBD, but one has to make the right choice to enjoy its effects. Vaping and edibles are emerging as the most popular methods.

Wed
20
May

Hemp quality concerns abound

As the hemp market grows, so do concerns regarding quality since cultivation and manufacturing are outpacing the establishment of federal regulations and industry standards. These are instead being shaped by the states, creating a patchwork of differing laws and thus, confusion.

To protect their marquee, brands need to be vigilant in their choice of supplier. It is crucial to choose one sophisticated enough to navigate the complexities of the current hemp market and the product itself. Most, if not all, quality-related questions can be answered by evaluating cultivation and harvesting practices, manufacturing processes and the quality control (QC) program adopted by the ingredient supplier.

Wed
20
May

One of America’s Biggest Cannabis Testing Labs Just Grew Bigger

As companies across the country are downsizing, industry-leading cannabis testing facility ACS Laboratory is expanding. On May 13, the company acquired Botanica Testing Inc., a certified hemp and CBD testing laboratory. 

Tue
19
May

The Female Pioneers Of Cannabis Science

Editors Note: This article was republished with permission from Martin Lee and the www.projectcbd.org website.

Many scientists don’t have big public relations teams to promote their work or work at companies that employ marketing efforts to make their achievements known. Instead, they toil away in labs, most unrecognized for their hard work. Green Market Report is happy to give these women the accolades they deserve.

Tue
19
May

How To Catch The Next Big Wave In Weed

In 2015, Leandro Pasztor found a pound of misplaced marijuana. He’d set it aside two years prior, and one day it appeared like an unpaid parking ticket, demanding attention. 

As a marijuana grower, Pasztor wasn’t in the habit of losing product. And at the time of his discovery, he was planning to launch a line of medicinal oils extracted from cannabis plants. Out of curiosity, he threw the old weed in with a batch of plants he’d prepared for a local testing lab in Irvine, California, and a month later, his phone rang. 

“Do you know what you have here?” the technician asked. Pasztor was stumped. “THC oil?” he guessed. In fact, the full answer was more interesting.

Tue
19
May

Cannabis as a Potential Treatment for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases effect more than five million people in the United States. Moreover, at least 1 billion people across the globe are battling with one or more neurodegenerative disorders. It is worse than it sounds because many of these diseases can leave patients disabled, unable to think clearly or walk independently. In some instances, these diseases can be fatal.

Over the years, scientists have been studying and researching neurodegenerative diseases. Research areas include potential causes, prevention, and possible treatments.

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