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Mon
18
Aug

How to turn cannabis into a legal drug

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Dazed and confused about how a British drug maker can legally sell a drug made from cannabis in several countries around the world?

Come this way for enlightenment.

Tue
05
Aug

Green gold rush creating gray marijuana market

DENVER – The gold rush of legalized marijuana in Colorado and Washington is creating a confusing market of goods and services, from illegal Craigslist pot deliveries to a marijuana vending machine and a food truck selling pot-infused sandwiches.

While recreational marijuana sales are legal in both states, the marketplaces are surrounded by a web of laws and regulations intended to keep buyers paying taxes and transactions aboveboard. But with tens of millions of dollars in profits up for grabs, entrepreneurs are flooding the market with products and services operating in a gray area. Some ventures are completely illegal but the vendors escape prosecution by trying to stay low key. Others grab headlines that are misleading at best.

Thu
10
Jul

Weed’s Chronic Energy Use Becomes a Concern

Researchers are discovering ways to grow marijuana more efficiently.

The legalization of marijuana in some U.S. states has energy providers worrying that a boom in indoor growing could put a chronic drain on electricity resources.

In Colorado, where recreational use was made legal in January, construction of marijuana grow houses is taking off. Utilities there and in Washington state, along with academic researchers, are exploring ways to reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with this “indoor agriculture.” In grow houses, plants are nurtured under lights that mimic the intensity of the sun.

Legalization may ultimately mean that some growing moves outdoors. But grow houses protect crops from the elements, not to mention thieves.

Thu
26
Jun

Cannabis Growers Reduce Energy Consumption

HempTech, a division of St. Petersburg, Fla.-based FutureWorld, unveiled a facility and energy-management system to help reduce the electricity consumption and cost for cannabis growers. HempTech’s smart. NRG energy management system includes three components:

Tue
24
Jun

E-HASH COMING TO EGYPT?

Good news fellow hashasheen… our favourite herb is now coming in the form of an e-cigarette, and with some luck, the good folk in Holland who were the brains behind this venture will be sending some of their E-Joints our way.

Thu
12
Jun

Community Post: The Cannabis Experience Goes Mobile

New cannabis-related apps can help users locate a dispensary, check store/product reviews and place orders for pickup. With recreational weed going for approximately $15 per gram, mobile accessibility for the best products will be in increasing demand.

Whether you are a Colorado resident or future tourist there, check out these great, mobile cannabis resources:

1. CannaBuild

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Mon
12
May

Canada’s First Pot Vending Machine Starts Operation

The first cannabis-dispensing machine in Canada has begun operating in Vancouver, following on from the first machine installed recently in the US state of Colorado. The difference? The Canadian machine doesn’t ID you.

Despite the controversy surrounding the plant and the endless bickering that has marked the discourse around it, the machine looks strangely ordinary and even less threatening than a cigarette pack, with big green leaves and certainly no indication that it contains something that is so hotly debated.

Tue
22
Apr

Criminal gangs use drones to find cannabis farms. Guess what happens next? | ITProPortal.com

If you thought Amazon, Google and Facebook are the only organisations getting in on the burgeoning drone industry, this latest news might come as something of a surprise.

Fri
18
Apr

Criminals Are Using Heat-Seeking Drones to Sniff Out Weed—And Steal It

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Ripping a page right from law enforcement's playbook, high-flying criminals in Britain are using small-fry drones fitted with infrared homing technology to sniff out heat emitted from indoor cannabis grows, to then make off with the good shit. 

Mon
14
Apr

Hemp Fiberboard Poised To Replace Plywood

Want to support legal hemp production, but not sure how? It can be as simple as choosing hemp fiberboard over plywood for your next building project. Take a few tips from the experts into consideration.

Ryan Loflin, 41, is Colorado’s hemp farming pioneer. He saw the potential in hemp last year when he used his dad’s farm in southern Colorado to grow hemp after

Colorado legalized the practice. “Right now we are really focusing on seed production.” he said.

Other entrepreneurs have been researching the uses of processed hemp for everything from salad dressings to building materials for decades. They are looking forward to seeing more hemp farms in this country.

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