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Thu
14
Oct

A dangerous kind of green: South Carolina police warn parents about heroin that looks almost like cannabis

The Greenwood Police Department (GPD) in South Carolina issued an advisory to parents this week cautioning them about a recent discovery in which a green substance tested positive as heroin, but looked quite a bit like cannabis.

The advisory posted on Facebook implores PARENTS: PLEASE READ. In a straightforward approach surely meant to get parents’ attention, police kick off by asking: “If you saw this, what would you think it was? Candy? Marijuana? This is heroin.”

Thu
07
Oct

Cannabis Growing at Famous U.S. Agricultural Learning Center

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The St. Louis Science Center is adding Colorado-bred hemp plants by Trilogene Seeds to its internationally famous agricultural learning center, the GROW pavilion. Hemp, aka Cannabis sativa, is botanically the same plant as marijuana. But hemp produces little to no THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. Hemp was federally legalized in 2018 and is now grown for its edible grain, CBD and fiber.

Wed
06
Oct

High levels of THC found in So. Oregon hemp grows

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The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission says it’s finding high THC levels in some southern Oregon hemp grows. Thc is the psychoactive component found in cannabis.

Through mid-September, the OLCC and ODA visited 316 registered hemp grow sites in Jackson and Josephine County. Test results from 212 sites showed that 58% of the samples tested positive for THC. The OLCC says it is looking to extend a moratorium on new recreational marijuana producer licenses.

Fri
24
Sep

Giuliani Associates Offered Donation to Cuomo to Launch Pot Business

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Politicians and associates in New York on both sides of the aisle are implicated in alleged involvement of misappropriated money to benefit the launch of a pot business. Two Rudy Giuliani associates—Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman—told a Russian millionaire in 2018 they offered a $125,000 straw donation to then-Governor Andrew Cuomo to curry favor in launching a pot business in New York, court filings say.

First reported by New York Daily News, the ongoing scandal continues to reveal a web of corruption in marijuana markets in multiple states.

Fri
24
Sep

Projects Aim to Manage Weeds in Organic Fruit, Hemp Farming

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Weed control is a problem as old as agriculture itself, but two projects from a Cornell AgriTech researcher aim to cultivate new methods for zapping the pesky plants, benefiting organic apple and grape growers and hemp producers in New York state and around the country.

Lynn Sosnoskie, assistant professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science, is collaborating on a $2 million project to study electric weed control in perennial fruit crops. She is also leading a $325,000 weed management study for hemp. Both studies are multi-institution, multistate undertakings that aim to provide growers with evidence-based, location-specific recommendations to suppress weeds and maximize yields.

Thu
12
Aug

The Inspiring Way Artists And Cannabis Operators Are Collaborating During Pandemic

Art and cannabis go hand in hand, and recent collaborations have been mutually beneficial during a time when artists, in particular, are struggling.

Being declared an essential business at the onset of pandemic-related quarantines around the country saved the cannabis industry. It also allowed the countless lives of people who depend on cannabis as medicine and quality of life to keep accessing it as the vaccines were developed and distributed. With cases, deaths and hospitalizations dropping, it seemed like we were on track to normal again.

Fri
06
Aug

Tokyo 2020: How Cannabis Has Changed The Olympics Games

It’s been a long road, but the Olympic torch finally landed in Japan on 23 July. The latest edition of the Games has been so mired in difficulty that many feared it might not go ahead, with COVID-19 causing seemingly insurmountable logistical issues. It’s also seen its fair share of controversies, with the conversation around cannabis chief among them.

The 2020 Games in Tokyo is effectively the first in which professional athletes have been allowed to use cannabis-based products while preparing for the competition. CBD use among professional athletes has been allowed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) since 2018, and it’s becoming increasingly popular.

Fri
23
Jul

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Psychedelic Amendment

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is well-known for making headlines, and her most recent action garnering attention is her support of more studies on psychedelic drugs.

Thu
22
Jul

Marijuana growing and processing facilities could soon be coming to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Charlotte's City Council has decided that they're not going to allow marijuana shops in the city anytime soon, but the community could see marijuana growing and processing facilities.

On average, each dispensary brings in about $28,000 in tax revenues to a community according to Mayor Michael Armitage. City officials didn't move forward with dispensaries because they didn't believe those revenues would offset the administrative burden, he said.

Fri
11
Sep

Results Are In: Who Pays the Most in Cannabis Taxes?

Currently, there are 11 states that allow legal recreational use.

While this is a huge win, many cultivators and customers know that this victory comes with a price.

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