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Mon
14
Dec

Organic Pot Farmer Predicts Top Five New Business Opportunities in The Marijuana Industry

Anthony Franciosi now 26, has grown from 14-year-old pot smoker to professional cannabis farmer and outspoken advocate for organic crops and sustainable production practices. The 7000 sq. ft marijuana grow space he is creating outside of Steamboat Springs Colorado aims to use the latest technology in lighting, water use and waste management to minimize resource use while growing organic cannabis.

His company, HonestMarijuana.com, expects to produce 900-1200 pounds of marijuana in 8-10 strains in 2016, employing 8-10 people depending on the season.  As an early entrepreneur in the growing Colorado market for legal marijuana, he’s watched the industry develop.

Mon
14
Dec

Testing lab Gobi responds to EdiPure slam: We don't want anyone recalled

After being slammed by a pot-infused edibles company suffering the blow of its third pesticide-related recall, a cannabis-testing laboratory in Colorado has a message it wants known: “We don’t want to see anyone in the industry have their product recalled or quarantined,” Gobi Analytical said in a statement released to The Cannabist this week.

Sun
13
Dec

MILegalize Announces Extension Of Campaign To Legalize Marijuana In Michigan

The MILegalize Board of Directors is announcing a short-term extension of its 2015 petitioning campaign. All petitioners are encouraged to turn in all petitions by Dec. 21st, and to continue petitioning beyond Dec. 21st until further notice from the campaign. MILegalize is still paying petitioners for signatures collected beyond December 21st under current payment arrangements. The campaign directs petitioners to immediately contact the campaign to send in carefully completed, signed and dated petitions to the Lansing headquarters, and urges supporters not to resign the petition a second time.

Fri
11
Dec

Peak Harvest Health and Frostburg State University Join Forces to Advance Ethnobotanical Research Opportunities

Peak Harvest Health (PHH), a Maryland-based medical cannabis manufacturing company, today announced that it will be partnering with Frostburg State University (FSU) to explore ethnobotanical research opportunities and workforce development in Western

Thu
10
Dec

New Guide To The Best Marijuana Grinders Of 2015

Best420Grinders.net has created a year in review guide to the best marijuana grinders, with fully ranked comparisons and individual product reviews.

Marijuana is now becoming legal in a growing number of states across America, and the result is a huge increase in demand for the accessories required to effectively smoke weed. One of the most fundamental requirements is the grinder, which breaks down the marijuana into small enough pieces to be rolled and smoked. Best 420 Grinders is a website that reviews these products in detail, and it has now released their guide to the top five weed grinders of 2015.

Thu
10
Dec

Sage Analytics Nominated for Three Prestigious Awards for its Breakthrough Cannabis Testing Technology

DENVER, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sage Analytics (www.sageanalytics.com), the developers of portable, laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, announced that the company has been nominated for three prestigious awards.

Nominated for "Breakthrough Product of 2015" by The Cannabist Awards, Sage Analytics was selected by the awards committee whose mandate is to "recognize the businesses that are excelling in the marijuana industry."

Sage Analytics has also been nominated for a 2015 Laurel Award in the category of "Most Disruptive Technology." The Laurel Awards "recognize the very best of 2015 in regard to cannabis entrepreneurship and innovation."

Wed
09
Dec

How the Reemerging Hemp Industry Can Spark a New Industrial Revolution

Using renewable agricultural materials to make industrial products is not a new trend; in fact, Chemist Dr. William J. Hale coined the term "chemurgy" in 1934 to refer to this practice.Industrial hemp played a valuable role in the 20th century’s chemurgy movement, and today it has the opportunity to do so once again.

The Birth of the “Chemurgic” Movement

Revered as the father of chemurgy, George Washington Carver believed that every human need could be met by synthesizing materials from things that grow, and that hundreds of products like ink and fuel could be manufactured from everyday crops.

Tue
08
Dec

High fashion: designer handbags that mask the smell of marijuana

Fed up of digging around for their plastic-wrapped drug of choice and rolling papers, two women designed odour-blocking bags and clutches with pockets for pipes and other paraphernalia

The idea came to the two friends because “we are fashionable women of means” who cared that all the stuff in their lives - the shoes, handbags, clothes, sunglasses - properly reflected who they are.

Their accessories spoke of their professional success and their grown-up sophistication. And it had become incredibly aggravating to have to pull out little plastic bags and dig around for a crumpled package of rolling paper every time they wanted to smoke a joint. There had to be a better way.

Tue
08
Dec

You can now get a medicinal marijuana card in California from an app

Eaze, a cannabis delivery startup often called the "Uber of weed," launched an app on Monday that allows users in California to connect with physicians for medicinal marijuana evaluations via video chat. It's the first app of its kind to hit both Apple and Google's app stores.

The launch of EazeMD, which previously operated as a desktop-only site, brings even more convenience to a process that was — before the recent growth of internet-based marijuana startups — quite arduous. 

"Eaze's core mission is to provide the easiest, quickest, most professional way for qualified patients to get access to medicine, in this case, cannabis," Keith McCarty, CEO and founder of Eaze, tells Tech Insider.

Tue
08
Dec

5 Must-know Facts About Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD, or cannabidiol, is quickly changing the debate surrounding the use of marijuana as a medicine.

Most people have heard of a chemical called THC, which is the ingredient in marijuana that gets users high. But recently, attention has shifted to another compound in marijuana called CBD — and for good reason.

Because while doctors can’t seem to look past certain side effects of THC, CBD doesn’t appear to present that problem. On the other hand, evidence of CBD’s medical benefits continues to grow.

Here are five facts that you should know about this unique compound:

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