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Tue
13
Jul

What Is Delta-8 THC — and Is It Even Legal?

Delta-8 THC, a trendy new cannabinoid being touted as "marijuana lite," has managed to squeeze through a legal loophole and onto the shelves of CBD shops, head shops and convenience stores across the country.

Tue
13
Jul

The Dark Side Of Cannabis Legalization And One Biotech Company’s Solution

Currently, patients who are admitted to the ER with cannabis intoxication have no other option but wait in the hospital until they become sober — taking up valuable resources and delaying other patients.

As of July 2021, 18 states have legalized recreational marijuana while another 18 have legalized cannabis solely for medical purposes. Meanwhile, Florida, Connecticut and Hawaii all have introduced legislation supporting legalization.As cannabis becomes decriminalized across the country, one of the unintended consequences is an increase in use and, inevitably, an increase in cannabis intoxication.

Mon
12
Jul

Study Shows Growing Cannabis Uses Less Water than Previously Thought

A study from the University of California Berkeley Cannabis Research Center has determined that licensed cannabis cultivation operations use less water than previously thought. Researchers from the center began studying water use by cannabis growers in 2017, following the legalization of recreational marijuana in California the previous year.

Mon
12
Jul

4 Reasons Why States Shouldn't Ban Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 THC, a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the hemp plant, is both the hottest new product in the cannabis space and the industry’s latest bogeyman.

Every day, there’s a new article expressing alarm about Delta-8’s legality, accusing those who produce and sell it of risking consumer safety. More than 15 states have actually banned Delta-8 outright—but what's most shocking about these bans is that they are supported by so many hemp and cannabis business leaders.

Mon
12
Jul

Apple Changes Cannabis App Policy – Will Google Follow?

Apps on phones and other devices play a huge role in most of our daily lives. Some apps are purely for entertainment, such as mind numbing video games.

Other apps play a much more important role, such as apps that are dedicated to tracking exercise activity or other health-related matters.

In the cannabis world apps come in many forms, however, access to those apps can often be tricky. 

Historically, major app providers like Google and Apple have been unkind to cannabis apps, often preventing them from being listed or taking them down shortly after initial listing.

Mon
12
Jul

Is There A Difference Between Indica And Sativa Strains?

The terms indica and sativa were initially used to refer to the look of the cannabis plant. Here is what experts think of them today.

Some of the most popular terms within the cannabis world are indica and sativa. They are unavoidable when purchasing cannabis or when talking to someone who smokes weed regularly. As cannabis legitimizes across the country, industry experts have started to question the validity of these terms. Are they still relevant?

Fri
09
Jul

Why Does Marijuana Have Different Colors?

Once you start to get involved with marijuana, you start to learn that there’s much more to the plant than smoking it and getting high. Experienced users know what they like and know how to get different results with the plant, depending on different factors like chosen strain, terpenes and knowing what works with their bodies.

All the colors of the rainbow (almost)

While marijuana is primarily green, there are many different shades ranging from lime colored buds to bright purple ones. Where do these come from and why is there so much variability? Plants have thousands of compounds that affect their shape and color. Temperature, time of harvest and other factors are big influences on the plant’s color.

Fri
09
Jul

Here's the list of Michigan marijuana edibles recalled over unapproved testing

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency is recalling marijuana edibles processed by a facility in Bay City over unapproved testing and sampling methods.

The facility is located at 3843 Euclid LLC (License Nos. (PR-000098 and AU-P-000106).

According to the bulletin from MRA, the marijuana-infused/edible marijuana product (Covert Cups) were distributed to marijuana sales locations throughout Michigan, including in Adrian, Ypsilanti, River Rouge, Walled Lake, Lansing, Hamtramck, Wayne and more.

The MRA reports that it was discovered in April that part of the entire batch was not sampled for safety compliance.

Edible flavors involved in the recall include S’mores Cups, Peanut Butter Cups, Banana Cream and Strawberry & Cream.

Thu
08
Jul

Cannabis uses a similar amount of water per acre as other agricultural crops in California: Researchers

The University of California Berkley Cannabis Research Center has been studying water use on cannabis farms since 2017.

The work has relied mostly on water use reports from farmers enrolled in California’s cannabis cultivation program, as well as anonymous farmer surveys.

And while the data surrounding cannabis use, especially on nonpermitted grows, remains limited, the Cannabis Research Center is beginning to form a better understanding of how outdoor cultivation impacts local environments.

Wed
07
Jul

How to Spot a Fake Vape Cartridge

At Green Market Report, we like to focus on finances and analytics in the cannabis industry. In this article, however, we’re going to shift our focus a little bit – to fake vape cartridges.

Fake vape cartridges are a serious problem. They’re often made to mimic well-known brands, and they can reduce consumer confidence in the industry. Worse still – they can make you very sick, or even kill you if you don’t know how to spot them.

Unfortunately, the packaging for these vape cartridges can be incredibly professional. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how you can spot the fakes.

But first, a piece of advice:

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