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Wed
18
Jul

Michigan's first licensed medical marijuana facilities in limbo

Last week the first businesses in Michigan gained approval for licenses from the state's Medical Marihuana Licensing Board -- but that doesn't mean they can use that new license yet to distribute medicine to patients. 

A total of seven licenses were approved last week -- with four of the licenses going to one grower in Chesaning. An Ann Arbor provisioning center, an Ann Arbor processor and a Lansing transporter all received licenses. "Technically they could open their doors right away," said David Harns, spokesman for the state's Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation. However, a key step in the state's new system -- a safety compliance facility where medicinal marijuana would be tested -- has not yet been licensed in Michigan.

Tue
17
Jul

10 Terpenes commonly found in cannabis and their benefits

Until recently, the highest priority in cannabis for growers and consumers were THC and CBD levels, but with the industry going mainstream, terpenes found in cannabis have become a hot topic.

Terpenes are the aromatic organic hydrocarbons, or essential oils, found in a plant and even in some insects. They were developed to ward off unwanted predators that might eat them and also to attract pollinators such as bees.

Though terpenes are found in most plants, the term is most commonly associated with cannabis since consumers are becoming more aware that terpenes are the reason each strain has its own unique scent.

Tue
17
Jul

Aphria plans for global cannabis leadership with international expansion acquiring leading assets in Latin America and the Caribbean

Aphria medical brands to gain exposure to over 300 million people, roughly 9 times the size of Canada.

Tue
17
Jul

High Hampton hires Aurora Cannabis unit for marijuana grow facility in Coachella

With recreational marijuana legal in California for seven months, companies are still jockeying for positions in what will be the world's biggest pot market. CoachellaGro, a California-based subsidiary of Toronto's High Hampton Holdings (CSE:HC), is one such company.

CoachellaGro has a conditional use permit for a full-service production facility in order to serve third party state licensed medicinal marijuana operators. The company intends to construct a 254,000 square-foot greenhouse facility in the cannabis industrial park in Coachella, California.

Tue
17
Jul

5 Wacky marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana

Even the removal of prohibition comes with some prohibitions.

Thirty U.S. states plus the District of Columbia have legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana, with Oklahoma becoming the latest to do so just a few weeks ago. However, legalization means different things in different locations.

Tue
17
Jul

The truth about cannabis on Canadian campuses

Canadian youth are consuming cannabis at higher rates than in most nations of the world. And now they are talking about it. At the University of Calgary, 52 per cent of students responding to a “UCalgary Campus Experience with Cannabis” research survey reported cannabis use at least once in their lifetime. And 31 per cent reported cannabis use in the past six months.

These students surpassed the national lifetime use average of 41.6 per cent reported in the 2016 American College Health Assessment.

Tue
17
Jul

In New Jersey, Legal marijuana is so close you can smell it. But it could be awhile.

Tucked inside a nondescript commercial warehouse here sits a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation. A custom filtration system feeds a proprietary cocktail of nutrients into a hydroponic, two-level farming system. Two pallets of crops are harvested every day, and the 15,000 square feet will eventually yield two tons of marijuana per year.

And it’s all legal. Opened just a few weeks ago, Harmony Dispensary is the latest site in New Jersey to provide marijuana for medical use, a program that has expanded greatly since Gov. Philip D. Murphy, a Democrat, was sworn in.

Tue
17
Jul

Oregon plans new cannabis harvest regulations to combat illicit market

Growers say the proposed rules would interfere with the time-sensitive process of producing high-quality crops.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is gearing up to roll out new regulations for the state’s licensed cannabis growers. The regulations aim to give the state more control and oversight over cannabis harvests. But growers are already pushing back. They say the new rules could interfere with the delicate and often unpredictable timing of harvesting plants at their peak.

Tue
17
Jul

California college paying people to smoke cannabis and virtually drive for study

If you have a history of consuming cannabis, there’s still spots available to get paid to drive high.

In an effort to better understand the ways cannabis use impacts traffic safety, UC San Diego is conducting a virtual driving study that tests how driving high impacts the ability to respond to common challenges on the roadway.

he study, the largest of its kind to date, is being conducted by the college’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research. And to make sure they’re attracting the right candidates, researchers are paying people to smoke weed for the study.

Tue
17
Jul

Medical marijuana sales are dropping in recreational states

In states that have both an active medical marijuana program and a legal recreational market, medical sales are dropping as many patients are now opting to get their cannabis through the easily accessible retail system, where prices tend to be lower and the range of available cannabis products is broader, writes Calvin Hughes.

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