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Raising the finest medical marijuana

MARKHAM, Ont. – From the outside, MedReleaf’s production facility in Markham, Ont., doesn’t look like much. It’s a large rectangular building about three stories tall, shorter but wider than a football field, and camouflaged by an unassuming white exterior with few windows. There are no signs or company logos to tempt inquiring minds or mischief-minded passers-by.

That’s partly by design, CEO Neil Closner said.

“We’re very low-key,” he said. “We don’t want people knowing who we are, what we do, where we do it.

“The product we have inside the building is quite valuable.”

The product: Medical marijuana.

Tue
07
Jul

CNY farm vying for medical marijuana license

Utica (WSYR-TV) - We have at least six months before medical marijuana will be legally dispensed in New York, but dozens of business owners are throwing their hats in the ring.

Earlier today, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente took a tour of Brightwaters Farms in Utica.

It is one of the businesses hoping to get one of five state licenses, which will allow the farm to legally grow medical marijuana.

"When you look at what this can do for people in need, for people with medical issues, why wouldn't you support it?" says Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente.

Brightwaters is one of the largest greenhouse operations in the northeast, with 60 acres of land that includes one million feet of greenhouse space.

Tue
07
Jul

NTRR and Joint Venture Partner S2O2 Begin International Expansion

Neutra Corp. (NTRR) and Surface to Air Solutions (S2O2) could soon take their partnership international as talks opened this week to bring the joint venture’s pesticide-free growing solutions to cannabis growers in Canada.

Tue
07
Jul

Veteran With PTSD Faces Up To Life In Prison For Growing Marijuana

Kris Lewandowski had survived tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine, but he feared the side effects of the dozen pills prescribed by a doctor would kill him.

That’s when the 33-year-old father of two began growing marijuana in his backyard to treat his PTSD symptoms, his wife, Whitney Lewandowski, told BuzzFeed News.

The couple and their two young sons were living outside Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in June 2014 as his honorable discharge from the Marines processed. Finding the best mix of medication for his mental health was a process of trial and error, Whitney Lewandowski said, and one Sunday night, there was an “issue.”

“We called for help,” she said.

Mon
06
Jul

Medical marijuana advertising sparks interest in pot use among teens, study finds

A study of Southern California middle school students found that those who see ads, billboards, or signs for medical marijuana were more likely to think about or smoke pot than those who see no advertising, researchers said Monday.

Surveys from more than 8,214 students who attended 16 Southern California middle schools during 2010 and 2011 were analyzed by researchers with the RAND corporation. The youths were asked in 2010, then again in 2011 about their exposure to medical marijuana advertising, use and their intentions about whether to use it in the future.

Mon
06
Jul

VPR Brands Unveils Their New Kangertech Vbox

Jul 06, 2015 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- SAN JOSE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 6, 2015 / Soleil Capital L.P. JOBI, -33.33% ("Soleil" or the "Company") announces today their first product launch, in collaboration with KangerTech, one of the leading global brands in the industry known for cutting edge innovations for Vaporizers, Mods and Tanks. The Company's new product offering is a limited edition and exclusive upscale version of KangerTech's highly acclaimed KBOX MINI SUB TANK which is just hitting retail shelves now.

Mon
06
Jul

The anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

DENVER 

Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago.

White House hopefuls in both parties are taking donations from people in the new marijuana industry, which is investing heavily in political activism as a route to expanded legalization and landed its first major candidate, Rand Paul, at a trade show last month.

Mon
06
Jul

Tainted Product: DigiPath Looks to Add Quality Assurance to Cannabis

Jul 06, 2015 (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- SEATTLE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / July 6, 2015 / Cannabis may seem like a tightly controlled market on the surface, but lax state laws, inconsistent lab practices, and inaccurate test results have introduced dangers to users. In a joint investigation, Oregon Live and the Oregonian tested ten popular marijuana concentrates in Oregon and found that nearly all of them contained pesticides. A total of 14 chemicals were found in eight of the samples, including six that the federal government considers carcinogenic.

Mon
06
Jul

Cannabis Construction: Entrepreneurs Use Hemp in Home Building

STUYVESANT, N.Y. — It started with Hurricane Katrina: the flooded houses in New Orleans festering with mold, many uninhabitable to this day. Then came the earthquake in Haiti: thousands dead, crushed by homes that should have been their sanctuaries.

James Savage, then a Wall Street analyst living on Central Park West, grew disturbed about the conditions he saw on television and in the newspapers.

“There has to be something better we can do than this,” he recalled thinking last week as he sat at the kitchen table inside his new home here on a cliff overlooking the Hudson River 120 miles north of New York City.

Mon
06
Jul

The OxyContin Clan: The $14 Billion Newcomer to Forbes 2015 List of Richest U.S. Families

The richest newcomer to Forbes 2015 list of America’s Richest Families comes it at a stunning $14 billion. TheSackler family, which owns Stamford, Conn.-based Purdue Pharma, flew under the radar when Forbes launched its initial list of wealthiest families in July 2014, but this year they crack the top-20, edging out storied families like the Busches, Mellons and Rockefellers.

How did the Sacklers build the 16th-largest fortune in the country? The short answer: making the most popular and controversial opioid of the 21st century — OxyContin.

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