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Here's where presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard stands on cannabis

The fight for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2020 is intensifying as another contender has entered the fray. On Friday, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii announced her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, writes James McClure. 

"I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," Rep. Gabbard told CNN in an interviewed that aired during Saturday's episode of "The Van Jones Show."

Gabbard is an Iraq War veteran who is also the first Hindu and the first American Samoan member of Congress. And if she gets elected, she would become a powerful ally in the fight for marijuana reform.

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14
Jan

Why cannabis perfume may be the next big beauty trend

Cannabis is finally mainstream and we are seeing it pop up on every wellness trend and new product list out there, writes Jacquelyn Nause. One cannabis beauty trend that is taking off is cannabis-based fragrances. How do these stack up to Chanel No. 5? Let’s take a look. 

Cannabis Essential Oils 

Cannabis, like all botanicals, contains aromatic oils that impact the aroma and flavor of the plant. These oils are called terpenes and are non-psychoactive; they work in conjunction with other compounds in the plant known as cannabinoids to amplify the therapeutic effects.

Fri
11
Jan

Gomes says he regrets marijuana zoning vote

Councilors stood and debated the future of marijuana in the city Thursday night.

Marijuana motions cluttered the agenda, however Councilor-at-Large Brian Gomes’ motion created the majority of the discussion.

Gomes requested that the City Council forward a letter of request to the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) as to whether New Bedford is following state law regarding marijuana establishments in the city. The motion further ask that the CCC review the application and the zoning map and report back to City Council as to whether they meet the laws of the state’s Cannabis Commission.

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11
Jan

Massachusetts cannabis board plans to write regulations for marijuana cafes, home delivery by summer

The Cannabis Control Commission hopes to finalize regulations for social consumption and home delivery of marijuana by this summer.

Chairman Steve Hoffman said Thursday that the commission intends to produce draft regulations by April, which will be available for public comment, with final regulations submitted to the secretary of state in June.

Social consumption means the opening of places like marijuana cafes or bars, or movie theaters and yoga studios that also sell marijuana.

Although Hoffman could not say when social consumption sites or home delivery would actually begin in Massachusetts, that appears to be a more aggressive timeline than regulators previously envisioned.

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11
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Most Kansans not legally cleared to grow hemp

The Kansas Department of Agriculture says although hemp is now federally classified as a crop, Kansans can't grow it yet.

Only farmers selected by the state for its research program will be allowed to grow hemp. The state's regulations for industrial hemp are headed for a public hearing on Wednesday. That's when hemp growers will have the opportunity to talk to lawmakers about their concerns.

After the hearing, farmers can apply for the industrial hemp license and pay a $1,000-per-acre fee for farming. That fee is something Rick Gash is planning to bring up at Wednesday's hearing.

"The seed is not cheap. If you're growing for CBD, you could be paying $8,000 a pound, and it takes three pounds at minimum per acre, so, $24,000 an acre," Gash says.

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11
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Cleveland Clinic will not recommend medical marijuana to its patients

Within days, medicinal products containing marijuana could be in the hands of Ohio patients.

According to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, 4,964 patient recommendations have been submitted through the registry in four weeks. Of those recommendations, 3,575 people have activated their registry card.

One provider who will not be recommending medical marijuana to its patients is Cleveland Clinic.

Fri
11
Jan

Marijuana tech is being shunned at CES 2019

It's not easy being green — especially at CES, the world's largest consumer electronics convention. Marijuana tech companies are grumbling about how difficult it is to participate in CES 2019 because organizers will not allow them to exhibit.

"We’re not allowed on the showroom floor, and it’s apparently because [organizers] say they haven’t created a category for cannabis vaporizers yet," says Jeff Brown, vice president of public policy and communications at PAX Labs, an electronic vaporizer company. 

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11
Jan

What are the best strains from Humboldt to grow outdoors?

When breeders work hard behind the scenes, the initial traits purposely bred into the next generation of lineage could have a lot to do with environmental factors.

Knowing the traits in which certain strains were designed can help you grow a consistent flowering strain that jives with your environment. Below are many factors to consider when choosing the strain to grow outdoors.

Courtesy of Humboldt Seeds

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11
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Can medical cannabis help alcoholics stop drinking for good?

Could cannabis be a helping hand to alcoholics? If possible, it could be a watershed moment for themany as 33 million Americans who struggle with alcohol use disorder. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive drug in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that approximately 88,000 Americans die as a result of excessive alcohol use each year.

Fri
11
Jan

Hydrofarm announces strategic partnership with Argus Controls for advanced horticultural production

PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hydrofarm Holdings Group, Inc., a leading independent wholesaler and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and commercial horticultural products, today announced a strategic partnership with Argus Control Systems Ltd. to provide advanced environmental systems and services for horticultural production in the United States and Canada

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