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Legal Marijuana Cultivation Is Driving A Technology 'Revolution' In Industrial Agriculture

Deep within a cedar forest in British Columbia, Dan Sutton is building what he hopes will be the most energy-efficient, high-technology greenhouse for growing cannabis. Spurred by the booming market for medical marijuana, he and a group of biologists and engineers have experimented for almost three years with digital sensors, lighting arrays, software programs and ventilators to design a greenhouse system with the lowest energy costs and highest crop yields.

“We said, ‘Let’s assume everything that’s ever been done in cannabis cultivation is wrong, and we have to build from the ground up,’” said Sutton, the 28-year-old managing director of Tantalus Labs in Vancouver.  “We have this broad realm of science that no one has been able to previously explore.”

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18
May

Oldest medical marijuana collective is crowdfunding to save operation

The Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana a.k.a WAMM has been operating out of Santa Cruz, California for over two decades, but the collective is in danger of closing shop for patients if they don't receive the necessary funding.

Founded in 1993, WAMM is America's oldest continuously operating medical cannabis collective, according the the organization's website. They provide low-cost and free medicalmarijuana to California patients with a doctor's recommendation for chronic and terminal illnesses.

 

If I had to get my daughter's medicine from a dispensary, I'd probably go broke

Mon
18
May

Marijuana, global warming, and the "Green Rush"

Global warming may give a minor twist to that classic hippie bumper sticker that quips "Acid rain: Too bad it's not as much fun as it sounds." Turns out a warming climate could boost the medicinal and psychoactive properties of plants including cannabis. 

But that’s not all: Climate change will also open up higher elevations to growing weed clandestinely on public lands, a practice that’s putting increased strain on fragile ecosystems.

Some say relaxed marijuana laws exacerbate the problem by bringing in more growers; others argue increased regulation and oversight will eventually lead to more responsible growing practices.

Outdoor pot will become hardier

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18
May

Stoners stoked about drought-potent marijuana crop in California

Stoners just may find the green lining in California's record drought. Scientists believe the dry conditions and global warming is likely boosting the potency of pot crops.

When plants are stressed, which is the case during a drought, they tend to express more of their "medicinal" and psychoactive properties, say experts.

"Something we learned in the garden is that the more stress a plant gets the more medicinal and less edible it becomes," retired USDA ethno-botanist James Dukes tells The Daily Climate. Stress tends to convert proteins, carbohydrates and fats into secondary metabolites that protect the plant.

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17
May

Coffee with a side of munchies? Pot-infused coffee is a thing

Wanna get high? THC-infused coffee pods, or K-cups, get you wired up and mellowed out at the same time.House of Jane

Your next K-cup might give you a case of the munchies. Though cannabis coffee has been around for a while now, some crafty retailers are putting THC, one of the major active ingredients in marijuana, in coffee grounds and premeasured, single-serving K-cups so customers can get high while getting that much-needed energy boost from their cup of joe.

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16
May

Wake and Bake with Marijuana-Infused K-Cups

K-cup coffee pods are going green, just not in the way most would expect. The containers, which are notoriously bad for the environment, are still notoriously bad for the environment, but now there is an option to purchase a version filled with cannabis-laced coffee. According to Yahoo, Uncle Ike's Pot Shop, located in Seattle, is now selling pods of "premium infused coffee" for $10 a pop.

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16
May

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Officials target marijuana crops

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on ordinances intended to curtail for-profit marijuana crops in unincorporated communities.

When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19

Where: First floor, County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon St. in Riverside.

After months of work, new rules intended to stop marijuana grows from taking root in rural parts of Riverside County get a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 19.

Growing marijuana, indoors or outdoors, for any reason is already illegal.

Fri
15
May

Clearlake kills ban on marijuana cultivation

The Clearlake City Council has rescinded its ban on all marijuana cultivation in the face of a lawsuit and a successful signature-gathering campaign that required the city to either drop the ordinance or place it on the ballot.

Instead, it will amend the previous ordinance — which allowed between six and 12 pot plants, depending on parcel size — to make it easier for police to enforce. The revision will include limiting the number of plants that can be grown to six plants per household under the premise that it’s better to “keep it simple, stupid,” City Councilwoman Joyce Overton said.

Medical marijuana advocates Friday were celebrating the Thursday night vote overturning the ordinance, adopted in late February.

Fri
15
May

Tupperpot: Feminism & Weed

Tupperpot is the amalgam of Tupperware and Pot (another name for overseas cannabis) itself from Tuppersex (meeting women around toys).
In San Francisco (California), a group of women embarked on organizing meetings around marijuana based on the model of the famous meetings around the famous plastic boxes of all colors and all shapes.

Finding themselves with several friends, talking quietly about weed with a clear head and displaying the latest cannabinoid market innovations, it is the principle of Tupperpot.

Fri
15
May

Invest In Cannabis Brings Technology To The Weed Industry

Eddie Miller, the 30-year-old founder of a budding pot empire, doesn’t come off as your typical weed advocate. And yet, his company eCann Inc., is an extensive technology platform for the weed industry that could add more steam to the end of prohibition movement sweeping the country.

“Right now the opportunity is the best because the market is being regulated in many states,” Miller told iDigitalTimes. “Every six months there’s a new revelation and a new revolution that's happening. Even here in New York state in about eight months cannabis will be regulated and there will be a very small amount of patients that will be eligible to purchase medicinal cannabis.”

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