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Tue
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Will the rise of outdoor cannabis cultivation create more opportunities for small farmers?

Thanks to marijuana's history of prohibition, and growers' need to hide their crop, many people think of cannabis cultivation as an indoor operation with bright lights, in a nondescript location. While it's true that a lot of cannabis is grown this way, the plant also has a long history of outdoor cultivation, including and especially mom-and-pop farms in places like northern California, writes Christine Giraud

Outdoor cultivation is making a comeback in the legal market, but tough regulations and a lack of capital, among other things, are making it hard for small-scale outdoor farmers to get licensed and be profitable.

Tue
16
Jul

Why CBD water may not be legitimate

What Is CBD Water?

Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound extracted from the cannabis plant, can be incredibly useful for a number of conditions ranging from anxiety and depression to chronic pain, inflammation and many others.

We’ve got tinctures, oils, fresh CBD flower, edibles, infused pastries and lattes, and of course: water.  With so much hype around CBD, maybe it’s not too surprising that I’m here writing about CBD-infused water, one of the newer trends to take off in recent months. Don’t get me wrong, I use and appreciate CBD. But I will not be sipping that water.

Tue
16
Jul

Is The Federal Government finally serious about marijuana research?

A long-gestating back-and-forth between scientists, cannabis advocates, and legislators has been the paucity of marijuana research. Lawmakers at the state and federal level have both referenced a lack of scientific literature around medical cannabis as reason not to push through reform. That happened just this year when Texas expanded its medical marijuana program but refused to post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition. There wasn’t enough research available, Texas legislators claimed, to support marijuana’s efficacy in treating PTSD.

Tue
16
Jul

The environmental cost of smoking pot

As cannabis users consume the drug in different forms across the country, the effect on the environment remains unclear. Canada legalized recreational marijuana Oct. 17, 2018. Almost immediately, operations started up across the nation.

Mon
15
Jul

7 cannabis startups that are changing the business with technology

From cannabis-infused gin to ice cream, the legalization of marijuana in various parts of the world is opening up an entirely new industry. Whatever your views on this recreational drug, there can be no doubt that many companies will spring up and capitalize on this new potentially lucrative opportunity.

Mon
15
Jul

Psychedelic Research — A Scientific Renaissance with Promising Results

We live in a time that many refer to as a psychedelic renaissance, because scientists around the globe are rediscovering the psychedelic substances’ immense potential to heal.

This is the second time that the scientific world has shown interest in psychedelics, but unlike the somewhat questionable research methods of Timothy Leary and his contemporaries during the ’60s, the modern research is done by the book.

I find this newfound scientific interest to be a truly joyous event, because I’ve also experienced the benefits of these compounds first-hand.

What is psychedelic research?

This type of research studies the therapeutic use of psychedelic substances under supervised and guided conditions.

Fri
12
Jul

Marijuana makes you paranoid? Study suggests your genes are to blame

Weed makes me paranoid. I ate an edible once and became super panicky and I never want to use cannabis again. Marijuana’s supposed to calm you down, but it always makes me feel the opposite.

You’ve probably heard such remarks ⁠— or said them yourself ⁠— in recent years as cannabis inches closer to becoming a mainstream recreational activity. While we’ve leapt forward considerably in our understanding of how cannabinoids interact with out endocannabinoid system and how cannabis can positively impact various medical symptoms, we haven’t yet cracked why marijuana makes some people chillax and others not so much.

Fri
12
Jul

Too much weed? Oregon's got a marijuana surplus and officials aren't happy

Five years after Oregon legalized recreational marijuana, its lawmakers now are trying to rein in production, fearing the state’s big weed surplus will tempt some licensed businesses to sell their products out of state or on the illegal market.

Such diversions could invite a crackdown from the federal government and cast a pall over the legal pot industry. Last year, the U.S. attorney for the District of Oregon put the state on notice when he announced that curbing interstate trafficking was his top cannabis law enforcement priority. 

Fri
12
Jul

Move over kale and spinach, cannabis is the new superfood

When most people think of “eating cannabis” their minds probably go straight edibles, but have you ever considered eating it raw? By definition, raw means unprocessed and in its natural state, so a beautifully cured nug out of your stash won’t do the trick.

From a nutritional standpoint, raw cannabis one of the healthiest foods you could possibly eat. It’s leafy green produce that’s chock-full of antioxidants, protein, fiber, and a great combination of vitamins and minerals. It can be blended up into a smoothie with other fruits and veggies, pressed into a raw juice or boiled with spices like tea, or even eaten in a salad.

Fri
12
Jul

Federal study aims to learn more about marijuana and weight loss

If there is one aspect of marijuana that most people seem to agree on, it is that food always seems to taste better when we’re high. Anyone who has ever used the herb understands that it comes with a delightful little side effect called the munchies, which has a way of making even the weirdest cuisine wildly appealing. If we’re being honest, this spawns a lot of fun for us in our early years. Getting high and then showing up at the front door of a Golden Corral to tear their buffet to pieces is nothing short of legendary. But as we get older, our metabolism starts to slow down, and it isn’t long before we see our girlish figures and strong, chiseled features begin to go soft. 

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