Cannabis Baking Kits are Going to Soon be a Thing…but You Have to Source Your Own Weed

You vaguely remember how to make hash brownies from university but you also vaguely remember that they tasted like trash. If only there was some sort of herbal bakery delivery kit available which would provide you with all the means necessary to create a wonderful tray of weed-infused treats. If only there was some way of getting gluten-free, sugar-free ingredients without having to bum it with the other plebs down the Tesco free-from aisle. Enter:…
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Meet the Companies Launching Maryland’s Cannabis Industry

fter years of delays, lawsuits and other controversy, 14 firms in Maryland are now growing or poised to grow legal medical marijuana, firing up the supply chain for a market that’s expected to reach a quarter billion dollars annually. The entrepreneurs who were awarded the lucrative licenses to produce the plant have largely stayed out of the limelight as they built multimillion-dollar facilities, fended off legal challenges and raced to get growing before lawmakers could…
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These Charts Show the Evolution of America’s Marijuana Laws Over Time

We all know more and more states are legalizing marijuana every year in the United States. But that doesn’t mean we’re all well-informed on exactly when legalization actually occurred in those states. Luckily, the centrist think tank “Third Way” released a collection of charts showing the history of marijuana legalization in the United States. They also included an analysis of how all those laws came into existence and how future legalization efforts can learn from…
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Ex-Bain Consultant Who Opposed Legalization Named Top Marijuana Regulator

Steven Hoffman, a veteran corporate executive who opposed the legalization of marijuana, was named Thursday as chair of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, a new agency charged with ushering in an era of legal pot commerce. The appointment, by state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, makes Hoffman, a 63-year-old Lincoln resident who once worked at the powerhouse consulting firm Bain & Co., the state’s top marijuana regulator. He will hire the commission’s executive director and other staff…
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Carleton Place Company RockGarden Gets Approval to Start Growing Medical Marijuana

A medical marijuana company in Carleton Place has received permission from Health Canada to start growing cannabis. The cultivation licence for RockGarden Medicinals Inc. was approved Aug. 25. The company operates from a building in an industrial park. There are plans to add an addition and eventually employ 30 to 40 people in the town 53 kilometres southwest of Ottawa. RockGarden becomes the third marijuana grower in the Ottawa area. Canopy Growth Corp., with headquarters…
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Doctors and Patients in Florida are Embracing Medical Marijuana

While much of the marijuana news has focused on potential federal interference with legalized marijuana and California joining the ranks of legal recreational marijuana states, Florida has started what should become a mammoth medical marijuana business. Projections vary on the size of the Florida market for medical marijuana but the consensus estimate is that it will exceed $1 billion by 2020. Sales started this year and business has rapidly expanded across the state. A list…
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Oregon: OLCC Orders Lab Testing on All Marijuana for Pesticides

On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority began mandating “every batch” of marijuana, as well as its related products, be tested for harmful pesticides and chemicals. Published by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) in early August, their Recreational Marijuana Program Compliance Education Bulletin, explained: “Starting August 30, 2017, every batch of usable marijuana must be […]

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New Study: Δ9-THCA Has Potent Neuroprotective Properties

THCA (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana, has demonstrated its potent neuroprotective ability in a recent study. Published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, the Spanish study conducted at Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC), in Córdoba, Spain, found Δ9-THCA is a worthy treatment option for those suffering from debilitating […]

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