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Wed
07
Oct

How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

The cannabis plant has myriad uses, from paper, fabric and even fuel that can be created from industrial hemp, to the many health conditions which benefit from medical marijuana. Here’s one more benefit to add to the list: removing toxic metals and even radiation from soil.

The process of using plants to clean polluted soil is called phytoremediation. According to a 2014 report from Nation of Change’s Christina Sarich, two members of the mustard family are more frequently used in phytoremediation, but cannabis has shown some promise because of its hardiness to toxins and quick growth rates. Some have even considered using it near Fukushima.

Wed
07
Oct

Passing the Sniff Test: Odor-Minimizing Innovation Multiplying in Cannabis Industry

High Valley Farms has attempted several techniques to quell the odors coming from its cultivation facility that sits 20 miles north of Aspen, Colorado, amidst frequent grievances from next-door neighbors.

But doing so successfully proved hard, lengthy and expensive.

Up until now this year, it’s used a mist-vapor system and a dry-vapor system, both of which emit their own smells that some local residents discover offensive, creator and chief executive Jordan Lewis told county commissioners at a recent meeting. It likewise set up a hydroxyl system it hopes will remove smells before they get beyond the limits of its 25,000-square-foot greenhouse.

Tue
06
Oct

A look at the evolution of marijuana purity testing

Is commercially grown cannabis being tested for harmful contaminants or are there unexpected health risks associated with sparking some Colorado green?

It turns out it’s still optional to test Colorado’s medical marijuana for harmful substances, but that is set to change next year. Depending on their condition, medical marijuana consumers are more likely to have a reduced immune system, making them even more sensitive to contaminants.

Mon
05
Oct

5 Prominent Business Leaders Who Support the Legalization of Marijuana

The battle to legalize marijuana is no longer just a Main Street issue. These influential business leaders have taken the helm to fight for the legalization of marijuana.

Whether you realize it or not, the debate over whether or not to legalize marijuana is no longer just an issue for Main Street to deal with. Wall Street has taken notice of the momentum behind the marijuana movement, and some of the world's most influential business leaders and CEOs have begun issuing their opinions on what should happen with marijuana going forward.

Mon
05
Oct

Will 59 Million More Americans Get Access to Marijuana in 2016?

California and Florida could both pass legalized marijuana measures next year.

Marijuana advocates have been gaining momentum in states that have yet to legalize marijuana, but supporters and those interested in the legalization efforts are undeniably watching most closely to see what happens in California and Florida.

Those two states have different histories when it comes to their stance on marijuana, but both are likely to have marijuana bills on their ballots in 2016, and if those bills pass, then roughly 59 million Americans could enjoy greater access to marijuana by the end of next year.

Map of USA States, and their status on marijuana

Mon
05
Oct

Exactly what's Next for Environment-friendly Bits?

Eco-friendly Bits, the San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt very first runner up, brings point-of-sale software services to the world of legal retail cannabis. According to Ben Curren, CEO of Environment-friendly Bits, “The most interesting thing is that [cannabis retail] shops can run like regular companies. It gets rid of all the headaches of compliance.”

Sun
04
Oct

There's a cannabis theme park coming to America

Plans for the world’s first cannabis theme park are underway as Native American tribes turn their attention away from casinos.

The Santee Sioux tribe of South Dakota, want to build its own farming venue complete with smoking room and nightclub.

Tribal President Anthony Reider said: ‘We want it to be an adult playground. There’s nowhere else in America that has something like this.’

The tribe said the project could generate up to $2m a month in profit, and work is already under way on the growing facility.

Members hope it will provide another revenue stream other than casinos.

Sun
04
Oct

TIRED OF WAITING FOR THE COMPASSIONATE CARE ACT TO TAKE EFFECT? MAYBE IT'S TIME TO START VAPING

While the Compassionate Care Act to legalize medical marijuana has yet to go into effect — the state is still aiming for a January start date — a “legal” method of vaporizing cannabis has emerged in New York City and is becoming an integral part of the existing electronic smoking culture.

Sun
04
Oct

Former UFC Fighter Steve Cantwell Explains why Illumitex LED Lighting is the Ferrari of Lights

Steve Cantwell, owner and master grower at Green Life Productions in Nevada, discusses why he believes Illumitex offers the “Ferrari of lights” and how its LEDs enable him to produce high quality cannabis efficiently.  Many marijuana growers are switching to LED grow lights because of the enormous energy savings they see with LED lights for cannabis.
Fri
02
Oct

DNA Genetics and Tweed Inc.

"If you can meet the standards here in Canada, you can meet it anywhere in the world.”

Lift had a chance to speak with Don and Aaron of Amsterdam-based DNA Genetics and Mark Zekulin of Ontario’s Tweed Inc. yesterday about their recentannouncement of an exclusive partnership between the two companies.

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