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Tue
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Jan

Cannabis pro-tips: Eight ways to properly store cannabis for freshness

When it comes to how you store marijuana, the do’s and don’ts are pretty basic. But the guidelines can vary depending on your living arrangements, budget, aesthetic style and geography.

There is no such thing as an expiration date for marijuana. It is a dried herb and can last a long time if aged correctly and stored properly. Here are some important tips to keep your bud fresh and tasty.

No Plastic Baggies, Please

If you have a few nugs in a plastic baggie, you’re doing it wrong. First of all, you risk crushing your buds, removing the potent trichomes from the bud and rendering your herb as less potent.

Tue
15
Jan

Is smoking cannabis the key to happiness?

Cannabis consumers make more money, spend more time outdoors, volunteer more and are generally more happy about life, according to a recently released study. Is smoking cannabis the key to happiness?

According to BDS Analytics, the “well-adjusted lifestyles seen among cannabis consumers serve as a common theme in the findings in the company’s series of reports, called ‘Public Attitudes and Actions Towards Legal Cannabis’.” The data firm conducted the study in California and Colorado. Research is under way in Oregon and Washington.

Tue
15
Jan

Voluntary cannabis recall for possible mould

As previously reported in early January,  UP Cannabis Inc. began a voluntarily recall for a batch of its Eldo dried cannabis in the 7g format.  UP Cannabis Inc., in its press release on the matter January 4th, confirmed the details of the recall and the lots affected.

Tue
15
Jan

Last votes needed to legalize marijuana in N.J. may come from these 3 GOP moderates

With Democrats who lead the state Senate still tantalizingly short of votes needed to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey, a triumvirate of moderate Republican senators has emerged to seize the moment. The move was first reported in NJ Cannabis Insider.

Tue
15
Jan

Roads and marijuana — 2 major issues Illinois lawmakers could move on in 2019

Monday starts a new era in Illinois politics, one that area lawmakers and others say could bring major legislation such as a capital bill to fix the state’s crumbling roads and legalization of recreational marijuana.

“I think everybody feels that it's time to make some investments in some of the public infrastructure around the state,” said Ryan McCrady, president of the Economic Development Corp. of Decatur and Macon County. McCrady added state roads in the Decatur area, including U.S. 51, are in need of repair.

Mon
14
Jan

Don't call it "weed," and other tips from the Cannabis Media Summit

he first biannual Cannabis Media Summit took place a few weeks ago, hosted by Duane Morris, a law firm with a cannabis practice. Tickets cost a hundred and forty-nine dollars; the proceedings started at 9 a.m. in the firm’s midtown offices, which smelled not faintly of the subject. More than a hundred paying attendees turned out to hear journalists from outlets including dope (“Defending Our Plant Everywhere”), Mary (“the mature voice of cannabis culture”), High Times, and the Boston Globe speak on panels with titles like “Getting the Scoop” and “The Rise of Marijuana Podcasting.”

Mon
14
Jan

Growing demand, community acceptance boost CT's medical marijuana program

Litchfield County this spring will debut its first-ever medical marijuana dispensary in Torrington, about five years after city officials amended a key zoning regulation allowing local distribution of the drug.

Shortly after Connecticut legalized medical marijuana sales in 2012, Torrington created dispensary overlay zones allowing the retail clinics. The city's aim was simple: shorten commutes for thousands of local patients to access cannabis.

Those regulations piqued the interest of myriad entrepreneurs who wanted to open a dispensary; four received local zoning approval, and one was recently granted rights to open a facility by the state Department of Consumer Protection, which regulates the industry.

Mon
14
Jan

Aleafia fulfills first transaction under cannabis supply agreement with CannTrust

Aleafia Health Inc. (TSXV: ALEF, OTC: ALEAF) has sold two cannabis crops to CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX: TRST), together, representing the first transactions under the Parties’ previously announced 15,000 kg cannabis supply agreement for 2019.

The two crops purchased by CannTrust were harvested at Aleafia’s indoor Port Perry cultivation facility. They will supplement CannTrust’s offering of high-quality cannabis for its growing medical patient base, which now includes more than 58,000 registered customers, and CannTrust’s four recreational brands: liiv, Synr.g, Xscape and Peak Leaf.

Mon
14
Jan

Stop taxing medical marijuana, says Canadian patient

Medical marijuana is the only doctor prescribed medication in Canada that patients have to pay taxes on, writes Calvin Hughes. 

In Canada patients don't usually have to pay taxes on the prescription medications. That is unless your prescription is cannabis. In those cases you're paying the same tax rates as anyone buying the substance from the recreational market. For some patients, like Rebecca Katz of Saskatoon, those extra fees make purchasing their medication a serious financial burden.

Mon
14
Jan

NYC Cannabis Film Festival aims to reduce stigma of marijuana use as New York moves closer to legalization

When the first NYC Cannabis Film Festival was held in 2015, organizers hoped to minimize the stigma surrounding marijuana use in the public's perception. Now, with recreational pot already legal in 10 states, this year's festival could be the last before New York becomes the latest state to lift its prohibition on the drug. 

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