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Fri
29
Nov

New Research Shows Flushing Plants Before Harvest May Be Unnecessary

The results of a new research trial released this month show that flushing plants before harvest may not improve the quality of cannabis flower. The results seem to contradict the commonly held belief that flushing plants improves the taste and burnability of dried cannabis flower.

Under common, although not universal, cultivation practices, cannabis growers stop fertilizing their plants one to two weeks before harvest in an effort to improve the quality of their finished product.

Fri
29
Nov

What you need to know about travelling with cannabis and CBD over the holidays

Cannabis consumers travelling over the holidays will be pleased to know that the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has now relaxed its regulations regarding travelling with medical marijuana.

According to its website, passengers can now transport FDA-approved medications containing CBD, as well as any other products containing CBD. These products can be transported in both carry-on and checked luggage.

Fri
29
Nov

Striking A Regulatory Balance Between Hemp And Pesticides

Hemp's newfound status as a cash crop has inspired thousands of American farmers to seek cultivation licenses, and many among them are seeking ways to protect their crops from pests and fungus. While hemp is conveniently resistant to certain pests and disease, insects like cutworms and fungi like Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (white mold) still plague hemp farmers and threaten to destroy entire crops.

Thu
28
Nov

12 Celebrities Who Have Jumped Into The CBD Industry

Celebrities are just like us. They brush their teeth each morning and before they go to sleep. They put their pants on one leg at a time. They are interested in this whole CBD and cannabis space, too, wondering what the effects are from the variety of products on the market -- as well as the return on investment from being part of a CBD brand.

When it comes to the CBD craze, many celebrities aren't just using the products, but they're putting their money where their interest is, becoming investors, spokespeople and advocates for an industry that's ripe for the taking. Many of us may not be able to do that, but celebs can be a different breed when it comes to these types of opportunities.

Thu
28
Nov

Science: Cannabis Does Not Make You Lazy After All

This goes against the theory that cannabis use reduces dopamine production resulting in lower motivation and, ultimately, inability to achieve life goals. 

Thu
28
Nov

Medical Cannabis will be lost amid the gummies and suds

The next phase of legal cannabis – the arrival of edibles – is unlikely to do any good for one area of the legal market: medical cannabis. Once they arrive in 2020 edibles will largely be a distraction for medical cannabis. This is one likely outcome we see as we reflect on the completion of the first year of cannabis legalization for recreational use and look ahead.

Thu
28
Nov

Marijuana Stocks Make a Come Back For The Holidays

The marijuana stock market has definitely seen better days than that of the past few months. At that time, we have seen the industry shift to allow companies to reach closer toward their full potential. With so much going for pot stocks, it seems as though the industry is on the up and up. Right now, we are fighting the high levels of volatility that have swamped the industry for quite some time.

Thu
28
Nov

Cannabis and the gut: What you should know

It seems in today’s health news, everything comes back to the gut. What we eat and the enzymes our body produces to break down our food play an important role in an individual’s health.

From probiotics to diets specifically for health issues, more attention is being paid to the stomach (and its contents) than ever before. And CBD is starting to get attention for its benefits in gut health.

Thu
28
Nov

How does CBD affect your memory?

One of the great benefits of smoking marijuana is that there’s rarely any hangovers on the following day. Sadly, the plant still has the capability of rattling your memories.

Cannabis, or THC more precisely, tends to affect people’s cognitive function and short term memory skills, which is why smoking sometimes leaves you feeling a little dumb and spacey. This is all due to THC and the fact that it temporarily attaches itself to parts of the brain that process memory formations. This isn’t the case with cannabidiol (CBD): some studies even claim that the compound can boost memory functions and work on your brain health.

Thu
28
Nov

Exquisite Hemp: Designers Compete To Envision Fashion’s Sustainable Future

In a region known as much for its high-fashion May bloom as its lush countryside and local bourbon, designers from around the world are invited to imagine a vividly more sustainable future of fashion using hemp, a crop that (incidentally) Kentucky is eager to sow.

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