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Thu
26
Aug

Hemp Maze Offers New Twist for Agritainment

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HOLTWOOD, Pa. — Corn mazes have become a reliable way for farmers to connect with and educate the public about agriculture while also adding to the farm’s bottom line. (Image credit- Eric Hurlock)

Cover Crop Coach Steve Groff thought he’d go one step further this year and plant an industrial hemp maze at his farm.

The 4-acre fiber hemp labyrinth sits along the farm lane at his Cedar Meadow Farm in Holtwood, Lancaster County, and is set to open to the public next Saturday, Sept. 4.

Thu
26
Aug

White Boy Rick Is Out Of Prison, Entering Michigan Cannabis Industry: What You Need To Know

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At the age of 17, Rick Wershe Jr. was sentenced to prison for cocaine possession after having been used by the FBI as an informant since he was a boy of 14. (As originally seen on Benzinga by Maureen Meehan)

Known as White Boy Rick, Wershe, now 52, was released in July 2020 for good behavior after serving 33 years in federal prison under Michigan's 650-Lifer Law. Exactly a year later, he sued the FBI and Detroit Police for $100 million for having recruited him at such a young and impressionable age. 

And now he’s getting into the cannabis industry. His home state of Michigan is just the place to be. 

Thu
26
Aug

GREEN CUISINE: ANANTARA CHIANG MAI CREATES CANNABIS-INFUSED MENU

The Anantara Chiang Mai resort in Thailand has launched ‘healthy and nutrition-rich’ cannabis-infused food and drink at its on-site restaurant. Jenny Southan reports

Wed
25
Aug

The State That Sells the Most Weed May Surprise You

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National retail sales figures for July included a small segment called “miscellaneous store retailers,” in which the U.S. Department of Commerce included the no-longer-so-small cannabis dispensaries. 

With sales at the nation's miscellaneous store retailers increasing by 3.5% in July from June to a record $14 billion — at a time when total retail sales lagged — the Wolf Report looked at one state and concluded that the boom was partly driven by cannabis retail sales.

California at the forefront

The report's author, Wolf Richter, used California's cannabis market, currently the world's largest, as an example, and this is what he found out.

Wed
25
Aug

Instagram Targets Cannabis-Related Social Media Accounts

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Photo-based social media giant Instagram regularly takes action against cannabis-related accounts for violating the terms of service (TOS). Often enough, the reason behind a ban is often unclear to the accounts that are affected—which leads to detrimental loss in engagement for up-and-coming cannabis businesses. 

Wed
25
Aug

Could 2021 Be the Year of Federal Cannabis Legalization?

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The legalization of cannabis in the U.S. has been long in the making. Back in the early 1970s, states such as Oregon, Texas and Colorado began the process of decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis. Fast forward 50 years or thereabouts, and the momentum toward legalization is undeniable.

True, cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, but state after state is legalizing the substance for medical and adult use. California was the first to do so for medical usage in 1996. Since then, several others have jumped on the medical cannabis bandwagon, and a total of 19 states have legalized cannabis for adult use. It seems, then, that it’s just a matter of time before the federal government follows suit.

Wed
25
Aug

Connected and Alien Labs Win All Flower Categories in AZ Cannabis Cup

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Connected Cannabis Co., a premier cannabis cultivator, and its partner brand, Alien Labs, have received four first-place wins in the 2021 High Times Cannabis Cup Arizona: People’s Choice Edition across the Sativa flower, Hybrid flower, Indica flower and Preroll categories.

 

Cannabis Cup Arizona 2021 is the first award of its kind open to and judged by Arizona adults ages 21 and over. A total of 1,400 judges submitted scores and feedback for 120 entries across eight categories. Exclusive strains bred and cultivated by Connected Cannabis and Alien Labs swept all four Cannabis Cup flower categories:

Wed
25
Aug

California Designates $100 Million for Cannabis Licensing

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In June, the state legislature of California approved $100 million to help cannabis companies. The majority of such businesses – 82 percent as of April – have been operating under provisional licenses. These earmarks will help them move to annual licenses, instead.

“The licensing process can be expensive, time-consuming and difficult,” Jamie Steigerwald, industry expert and Chief Marketing Officer of Los Angeles marijuana delivery service Nug Avenue, stated recently. “Moving from a temporary license to a permanent one involves studying any negative environmental effects and explaining how to alleviate them. These grants will go to cities and counties so that they will be able to support businesses as they navigate this complicated process.”

Wed
25
Aug

Five Things to Know Before Ordering Weed Delivery in Denver

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Denver history was made last week when the city's first legal recreational marijuana deliveries took place. After a soft launch, Doobba, Denver's first marijuana delivery service, is now handling orders from the public for Strawberry Fields dispensary, with plans to partner with more stores in the near future. (Originally posted on Westword-Herbert Fuego)

We were lucky enough to get on the list for Doobba's first round of deliveries, and the transaction was smooth and simple enough. But ordering weed isn't the same as ordering pizza or booze, and you'll need  to know a few things before getting text updates regarding your ounce of GMO ZKittlez.

Wed
25
Aug

Updated cannabis rules proposed for South Africa – including dealing with age limits and driving

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The Department of Health has backed the introduction of the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill but warned that some health and safety issues will need to be addressed.

Presenting to parliament on Tuesday (24 August), the department said that the legal decision to decriminalise cannabis for private use is correct.

It said it is not appropriate from a human rights perspective to lock up people who use cannabis, give them a criminal record and waste state resources.

However, it said that the proposed draft Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill does not go far enough in addressing concerns around children, second-hand smoke and the impact on road users.

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