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25
Apr

What is rosin? Exploring the purest cannabis concentrate

Wondering about rosin? With numerous businesses entering the newly created concentrates market, one can reasonably expect, or at least hope, that the demand and quality of these products will continue to rise.

This will likely be a positive thing for cannabis customers since these products are suited for medical and recreational users, and they offer high levels of both cannabinoids and terpenes.

Thu
25
Apr

You’ve grown it, now own it: How to master drying & curing cannabis

Properly dried and cured cannabis flower buds burn evenly and have a smooth, rich taste. When smoked, the embers have an even glow and enter the body smoothly. When vaporized, there should be no apparent “green” taste.

If flower buds are dried too quickly, chlorophyll and other pigments, starch and nitrates or other fertilizer salts are trapped within plant tissue, making it burn unevenly and taste unpleasantly “green.” If buds are dried too slow, or not at all, they rot.

Gardeners can lose some or all of their crop to poor drying and curing. Here’s how to do it right:

Thu
25
Apr

Daniela Vergara: Cannabis research is in dire need of funding

How Genetic Research Impacts Business and Why It’s in Dire Need of Funding

The University of Colorado, Boulder is one of the few universities in the country with a robust cannabis research program. Their team is comprised of some of the most respected scientists in the space, including evolutionary biologist Dr. Daniela Vergara. As the Director of the Agricultural Genomics Foundation and as a Postdoctoral Researcher, she has made a considerable impact in the way cultivators look at their crops. In this interview, Vergara reveals how federally supplied cannabis is creating flawed studies and why genomic research is vital to the growth of the industry.

Thu
25
Apr

This marijuana dividend could grow by 67% in 2020

Over the past couple of years, we have witnessed marijuana milestones that at one time never seemed possible.

To our north, Canada has become the first industrialized country in the world, and the second overall behind Uruguay, to legalize recreational pot. Meanwhile, in the U.S., two-thirds of all states have given the green light to medical marijuana, in some capacity. This support comes from a record percentage of Americans favoring broad-based legalization (66%), and an overwhelming number approving of medical marijuana prescriptions by a physician (93%).

Thu
25
Apr

In or out? Is cannabis grown indoors better than weed grown outdoors?

More cannabis producers are looking to capitalize on outdoor growing, with products such as edibles and beverages, hopefully, being legalized later this year.

While there certainly continues to be room for debate, one developing view is that carefully grown indoor cannabis makes for some of the best premium dried flower, while large-scale outdoor grown cannabis may fit the bill for those not-yet available extraction products.

Thu
25
Apr

5 industries that will benefit from cannabis, and 5 that will falter

In case you haven’t noticed, cannabis is EVERYWHERE. It’s one of the hot button topics of our generation and nationwide legalization is just over the horizon.

Thu
25
Apr

Alcohol and cannabis companies form pot-beverage industry group to push changes

A group of alcohol and cannabis companies have formed an industry alliance to push for changes to proposed rules governing pot-infused beverages before edibles become legal in the coming months.

The Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance is arguing for, among other things, the ability to produce pot-based drinks in the same facilities where non-cannabis beverages are made.

The additional cost of establishing separate manufacturing and processing facilities is a "significant barrier to entry," particularly for small and mid-sized producers, said Paddy Finnegan, business unit manager for food and beverage at Lakeside Process Controls, an alliance member.

The extra cost will also make it harder to compete with the illicit market on price, he added.

Thu
25
Apr

A game-changing moment for marijuana stocks just got closer

Last week, a blockbuster story for marijuana  stocks — one of the biggest in years — slipped by a lot of investors. It was in the news, but most investors don’t know the industry well enough or the players involved to grasp its huge significance. To them, it was just another headline.

Not to me. I’ve been waiting years to write this story, and now the final chapter is taking shape.

I’m extremely bullish on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build wealth in marijuana stocks. There was a time when other investors laughed at me because of it. Not anymore.

Basically, the biggest marijuana company in the world and some of the most connected people in the world all but told us that U.S. marijuana legalization is coming… and perhaps sooner than expected.

Tue
23
Apr

Marijuana legalization: A rare issue where women are more conservative than men

Surveys show that on issue after issue, women are more liberal than men, save for one: Men are more likely than women to support the legalization of marijuana.

Tue
23
Apr

5 ways cannabis can save the planet this Earth Day

Earth Day is a great time to check in with yourself and think about what you can do to better support this heavenly body we all occupy. That could mean actually taking the time to recycle correctly, or choosing public transportation over an Uber. But another (and, honestly, more fun) way to celebrate our planet is to consciously support the cannabis brands that prioritize environmental stewardship.

But there’s also a bigger picture to consider.

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