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Fri
09
Oct

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Making Marijuana Edibles

Like most cannabis related activities, the preparation of edibles requires a healthy amount of trial and error.

A big part of making edibles if figuring out dosage. Depending on the potency of your cannabutter or base oil, some batches are going to be more powerful than others.

While there’s no way of protecting yourself against all unexpected factors when making infused treats, there are a few simple mistakes that can be avoided with some foresight. These will prevent your edibles from tasting gross and, most importantly, from not wiping you out with a single bite. Here are five common mistakes to watch out for when preparing edibles.

Thu
08
Oct

How technology will change medical marijuana use

Many people around the world are discovering the benefits of medicinal cannabis. With its growing integration into modern medical practices, technology is also evolving to deliver greater quality and service to consumers.

Thu
08
Oct

These Are Just Five Ways That CBD Oil Impacts Your Skin

Everybody's talking about the power of CBD these days. We're using it in our coffee. We're dropping CBD oil in our mouths to help us sleep. We're using it for pain relief.

But a growing trend is CBD for skincare. We explain some ways it's effective in helping your skin below.

Is CBD Oil Good For Your Skin?

CBD is being used to address a variety of issues, from pain, to insomnia, to anxiety. But if you further explore the medical literature about cannabidiol you’ll find CBD affects more than just these internal issues. Evidence suggests that CBD can be useful for managing skin issues like psoriasis, acne, and more. 

Thu
08
Oct

Processing and CBD Extraction in Colorado’s Hemp Hub

For many who choose to live and work in Northern Colorado’s agricultural communities, there’s more to love than just the picturesque mountains in the distance or the easy accessibility to major metropolitan hubs like Denver and Fort Collins.

The area provides access to ag-based educational opportunities, industry partnerships, and processing facilities that just aren’t available in many parts of the country.

Creating a Knowledge Base

Owner of Hemp Processing Partners Shane Pritchard is opening an industrial hemp collaboration hub and laboratory in Greeley later this year.

Thu
08
Oct

Looking For Help Improving Productivity? Here's How A Centuries-Old Cannabis Company Is Doing It

You may not think a fourth-generation family business with a century of engineering excellence would play a part in the still-evolving cannabis industry.

And yet, this kind of expertise and technology is a strong fit for an industry where product quality is paramount.

For cannabis producers, preserving the integrity of the plant, in terms of flavonoids, cannabinoids, and terpenes is essential.

It’s these chemical compounds that lend the plant its unique features and effects.

But historically, imprecise processing equipment tended to destroy these valuable aspects of the plant while also releasing undesirable, potentially contaminated byproducts.

Thu
08
Oct

Climate change and wildfires, not the law, are the biggest threats facing west-coast cannabis growers

The largest wildfire in the history of California, the August Complex, is still burning.

It has scorched more than a million acres in Northern California and is threatening three counties, Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity, that have the largest concentration of cannabis farms in the U.S., reports Inside Climate News.

According to local law enforcement officials, many growers have defied evacuation orders to stay behind and protect their crops and livelihoods.

As California cycles though wildfires and droughts with increasing intensity and severity, cannabis farmers and the medical patients they serve, are under threat.

Wed
07
Oct

Ohio Recalls Medical Cannabis Edibles Due to Heavy Metals

The Ohio Department of Commerce has issued a mandatory recall on medical cannabis edibles due to noncompliant levels of heavy metals, according to a Cincinnati.com report.

The cannabis-infused chocolates, sold under the Encore Edibles brand, were processed by Canton-based Mother Grows Best and sold in eight dispensaries across the state between Aug. 17 and Oct. 1, the news outlet reported.

Wed
07
Oct

Mark Zuckerberg Donates $500K To Decriminalize All Drugs In Oregon

Measure 110 would reduce all drug possession arrests to misdemeanors and cause all drug convictions to drop by 91%.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have put their weight behind a measure to decriminalize all drugs in Oregon. The couple contributed $500,000 to the campaign, which would also earmark a significant amount of state cannabis tax revenue toward substance abuse treatment.

Measure 110, the ballot item in question, aims to change the narrative around drug use in the state. Instead of treating drug users as criminals, campaign organizers believe substance abuse should be treated as a public health issue.

Wed
07
Oct

Cannabis Cosmetics: What’s Allowed, What’s Not, and Where to Find Them

Cannabis in cosmetics is becoming a big thing all over the world, but what laws are there to govern the industry, and which parts of the plant can be used?

Tue
06
Oct

New Specialty Crops and Technology Keep Agri-Starts Growing

When Randy Strode and (partner at the time) Gerry Abner bought a property off Kelly Park Road in Apopka, FL, in 1984, it marked the humble beginnings of Agri-Starts, Inc. The little trailer lab and Quonset hoop houses only totaled about 6,500 square feet. But since that time, through continued diversification and innovation, the nursery is now home to 210,000 square feet of greenhouses — and in need of more space. Ty Strode, the President of Agri-Starts, took over day-to-day management of operations from his father at the beginning of this year.

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