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Thu
13
Sep

How a Michigan-made marijuana testing company went national

There have been a lot of people with dreams of making it big in the marijuana business. A few years ago investors were flooding into lawyers' offices seeking partnerships with locals, and the ideal was to figure out what worked so you could franchise it across the state — and ultimately across the nation.

That may still be how it works out, but it's been a bumpy ride up till now with Michigan's recalcitrant state government.

Iron Laboratories, LLC, a cannabis testing facility based in Walled Lake, was started by a group with a dream and a plan to expand into a national business. They got the good news that they were among the first businesses to be granted licenses by the state of Michigan. That's a huge step for Iron Labs.

Thu
13
Sep

More older Americans are turning to marijuana

Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years. A study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle aged and older adults are using marijuana — and using it a lot.

Wed
12
Sep

What's the best Arizer vaporizer?

The market for portable dry herb vaporizers is expanding quickly and new products seem to hit the market every day but which of the Arizer vaporizers, one of the market leaders, is the best?

Arizer says its products are ‘better by design’ and they offer a range of products to meet various needs, budgets and demands. For those wanting a smooth vaping experience and are buying a vaporizer for the first time, they would do well to start with this brand.

The company’s line-up includes the Solo and Solo 2, Extreme Q, V Tower, Air and the Argo and we will take a closer look at the offerings to help decide which might be best for you.

Wed
12
Sep

Officials seek to overturn edible marijuana ruling

Attorneys for a Yavapai County resident are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision which makes criminals out of medical marijuana patients who choose to use edibles and liquids rather than smoking the plant's dried flowers and leaves.

In new filings, the lawyers contend the state Court of Appeals got it wrong earlier this year when it concluded in a 2-1 ruling that a 2010 voter-approved law that legalized the medical use of marijuana does not cover products made from hashish and other extracts of the plant. The majority concluded that hashish, essentially the resin of the cannabis plant and the products made from the resin are legally not the same as the plant itself and its possession remains a crime, even for medical marijuana users..

Wed
12
Sep

Maine seeks consultant to help set up marijuana markets

Maine is seeking a marijuana consultant to advise officials on how to set up regulations for the state's recreational and medical pot markets.

Wed
12
Sep

What is the Medical Cannabis Research Act?

The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 could prove to be a game-changer…if Congress votes in favor of it.

A bill that would require the federal government to approve more facilities for the cultivation of cannabis for medical research is up for a vote in Congress this week. The bill, the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 (H.R. 5634), would require the attorney general to ensure that an adequate and uninterrupted supply of research-grade cannabis is available.

Wed
12
Sep

Congress removes medical marijuana protections for veterans from new funding bill

A proposal to allow military veterans to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal was killed by Congress. In June, the Senate passed a bill to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs that included an amendment that would not allow the VA to punish doctors for recommending medical marijuana, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Wed
12
Sep

Why the adult cannabis market could kill its medical counterpart

As more states continue to legalize recreational marijuana—the current tally is nine and Washington, D.C.--speculation is afoot among industry pundits that this could be the precursor to a major slowdown, if not death knell, for the medical marijuana industry, which has 30 states and D.C. allowing its use.

Wed
12
Sep

How medical marijuana is opening the door to recreational cannabis

On October 17, 2018, Canada will become the first G-7 Country to allow citizens to consume recreational marijuana. This is the fulfillment of a campaign promise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as the culmination of the cultural normalization of cannabis that has been ongoing since medical marijuana was approved in 2002.

While this is a tremendous event for the cannabis industry in Canada, it is by no means the end of the story and it is fair to say that trends across the globe would indicate that Canada will not be alone in legalization for very long.

Wed
12
Sep

Does cooking with cannabis get rid of the THC?

Cooking with cannabis won’t obliterate the potency of the THC so long as you play within the right temperatures.

Cooking with cannabis doesn’t have to be a gamble between accidentally being locked to the couch, or wondering, after hours of waiting, if you wasted all that weed for nothing. Edibles can be a truly enjoyable experience so long as precision is involved.

The first place to start is knowing how cannabis reacts when heated. THC starts to degrade and evaporate at approximately 365 degrees, which is why most recipes suggest hitting around 350 degrees, and staying there. Generally speaking, lower cooking temperatures are better to not lose potency.

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