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How to Choose the Right Strain for You

Choose the Right Strain for You

Entering the cannabis world is exciting for various reasons. With countless health benefits and the legalization of cannabis in 21 states, its popularity is growing daily as nearly 55 million adults currently use marijuana!  As a new cannabis user, you might find some cannabis products have led you to different types of highs. Regardless of […]

The Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Pain Management

Chronic pain is a persistent problem for many individuals, with an estimated 100 million Americans experiencing some form of chronic pain. Traditional pain management methods, such as prescription painkillers, can be effective in relieving pain but also come with a host of potential side effects and a risk of addiction and overdose. In recent years, […]

Virtual Medical Cannabis Day Flag Ceremony

Dr. Clifton Otto has produced a virtual flag ceremony for Governor Ige. Working with US Senator Ed Case Dr. Otto once again was able to fly the American flag over the US Capitol to honor patients in Hawaii’s Medical Cannabis program. Formalizing the medical Cannabis program in Hawaii is a top priority. This effort does […]

How Can Weed Legalization Make the World a Better Place?

Backyard Patient Grow site in Hawaii

By “World” we mean, every biological organism. From patients who require Cannabis to investors tryin’ make a buck from the plant. We are eight mainislands surrounded by water. Tightly controlled and policed by local county mayors a few have control over the many. Cannabis is not regulated here the same way it is regulated in […]

Virtual 420 LIVE

Cannabis Sativa in the morning Sun, reaching up and praying. Photo depicts strength and growth. Rooty greens and brilliant greens. The back drop is a native ohia forest.

If you missed the casual discussion, interviews and Big Island Grown dispensary tour, check out the video highlight reel. We cut a 4 hour event down to about 2 hours. Mike Ruggles – Tips for winning in court and mayoral bidLizzy Knight – Virtual Colorado NOCO / Earthweek EventJames Simpliciano – HFUU Maui UpdateDr. Daniel […]

Makahiki Harvest Metrics | Questions to Ask Yourself

Cannabis Sativa in the morning Sun, reaching up and praying. Photo depicts strength and growth. Rooty greens and brilliant greens. The back drop is a native ohia forest.

MJ Freeway – If you have outdoor plants, you know the importance of the fall harvest, Croptober. As a cannabis business operator, performing well can make or break your year. Since you’re done harvesting, read this short blog on what to pay attention to when evaluating your Croptober. Then, take the quiz to see how your Croptober […]

Cannabis Medicine for Pets and Livestock with guest Dr Gary Richter

Animals play a significant role in our lives and they are family to many people. When we learn we can reduce suffering in humans using cannabis medicine, it makes sense that we would consider using cannabis to help our animals too. But there is scant research on using cannabis with animals and since they don’t speak, we have to be extraordinarily cautious. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with Dr. Gary Richter about using cannabis with household pets and livestock in ways that serve them best. For more about Dr Gary Richter: https://www.drgaryrichter.com/
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Healthy Hawaii Guide

Considerations for a Patient-Friendly Government This annual guide aims to help voters and elected officials reduce harm to patients while improving our Cannabis economy.  More than 25,000 licensed patients in Hawaii are affected by restrictions on Cannabis medicine. Nationally, 70% of voters oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreational […]

Vaporizing Cannabis with Help from King Pen Vapes

Learning How Vaping Can Be Better Than Smoking  It’s safe to say more people haven’t consumed cannabis than those that have. It’s not unfamiliar to hear someone saying cannabis can’t help you. Those are usually the people who have not tried it. Well just like they say, “Don’t knock it until you try it.” Even […]

Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Could Pass Pennsylvania Legislation

The market for medical marijuana has been a hot topic for potential business owners for several years now. The shift in legalization – or talk of such a shift – has prompted many to consider the opportunities in the marketplace. However, in more than half of the United States, marijuana for medical use is still […]

Legalization of Marijuana Could Happen in these 12 States in 2018

Legalization of Marijuana Could Happen in these 12 States in 2018 Moving the legal needle on marijuana use for both recreational and medicinal use has been an ongoing battle for several states hoping for change. Over the last several years, however, introductions of legalization and decriminalization bills have given some pro-marijuana advocates optimism for the […]

Top 10 Reasons Support for Marijuana Legalization is Growing

Top 10 Reasons Support for Marijuana Legalization is Growing Marijuana use has been a widely debated topic for several decades for a variety of reasons. Some conservative lawmakers firmly believe that the drug has negative consequences on society, while more liberal advocates point to the research purporting the drug’s health and economic benefits. Although there are […]

Top 7 Reasons Why Legal Cannabis Can Bolster National Health – Sponsored

By Anna Wilcox For the last 80 years, cannabis has been identified as Public Enemy Number 1, said to promote lude behavior, encourage violence, and drive people into states of rage. Fortunately, these social and political arguments have yet to be backed by any real science. The cannabis plant has been a part of human history […]

First FDA-approved study of cannabis for PTSD in veterans underway

Cannabis research

In a symposium on the issues and controversies surrounding marijuana, internist and telemedicine physician Sue Sisley, MD, discussed the design and aim of her FDA-approved phase 2 study of cannabis for PTSD in U.S. military veterans. Sisley, who was terminated from the University of Arizona after becoming the principle investigator on the cannabis study, said she was […]

Biodynamic Cultivation with Compost – Colum Riley – Malibu Compost

Learn basic and advanced composting. Shango Los’ latest video. If you’re not familiar with Shango’s Shaping Fire Podcast, be sure to check it out for more expert recordings. These are “must watch/listen” recordings for anyone interested in being a great grower and or Cannabis entrepreneur. Shangos YouTube Channel

Trump Support for States’ Rights to Legalize Cannabis

Trump backs states rights to legalize Cannabis

Mahalo LA Times for the update.  The latest from Washington » “Late Wednesday, I received a commitment from the president that the Department of Justice’s rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry,” Gardner said, referring to the Obama-era policy, named after former Deputy Atty. Gen. James M. Cole, who issued […]

Washington State Businesses Will Need New License Endorsement to Produce Cannabis-infused Edibles

OLYMPIA — As of April 1, statutory authority to regulate the makers of marijuana edibles will be added to the administrative responsibilities of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), a move that will require these businesses to apply for a special endorsement on their business licenses. Ultimate regulatory authority for marijuana operations remains with the Washington State […]

Who Will Be the First State to Fix Insurance for Cannabis Medicine?

State departments of health couldn’t fix health insurance for patients who rely on Cannabis medicine. Legislators didn’t pass laws.  Jeff Sessions. Local judiciaries may start filling gaps in coverage with court rulings. Have any similar cases been brought before courts in Hawaii? Meanwhile in New Jersey… Dr. John Gordon at urhealthguide.com wrote about a case last […]

Could Hawaii Legislators Help Protect Legal Cannabis Businesses and Collectives

In Massachusetts, lawmakers are moving to protect it’s state’s tax revenue from the sale of Cannabis. As Jeff Sessions threatens the viability of small and large businesses in the medical Cannabis economy, some lawmakers are taking a stand. MPP’s Will Luzier, a leader of the Yes on 4 campaign, helped to conceive the bill. “I think […]

Daniel Morii Still Bringing People Together

For more than 40 years Daniel Morii documented sustainability efforts and the Cannabis movement. His works reveal many storylines across Hawaii and in his own neighborhood. Daniel Morii was also successful in business. He and a small group of friends created a commune in the heart of Haight-Ashbury. Unbeknownst to many, that small group of hippies […]

Critical: Protect Lawful Medical Cannabis Programs

Federal: Protect Lawful State Medical Marijuana Programs Update 2 (1-20-2018). The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment has expired due to the shutdown of the federal government. Right now Jeff Sessions may be asking Doug Chin for a list of licensed patients engaged in federally-illegal crimes. A letter sent to Governor Ige seeking help for patients received a bizarre […]

Jeff Sessions Federal Fear Reduces Patient Treatments

Jeff Sessions

Update 11/08/20 Jeffery Session reign of terror is nearly over. His successor is a former college football player. He could directly benefit from Cannabis use and has likely heard professional football players stories of their Cannabis use for medical conditions caused by football. He’s also made some Cannabis-friendlier statements. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has […]

Hawaii Hemp Program Delayed by Noncompliant Jamaican Seed

Hawaii Cannabis Strains

Hawaii’s industrial hemp cultivation program has suffered a setback after seeds imported from Jamaica arrived lateand failed a basic inspection. According to HTH, “http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/hemp-growing-program-suffers-setback” Source: Hawaii Hemp Program Delayed by Noncompliant Jamaican Seed | Ganjapreneur On July 2, 2017 the Hawaii Tribune Herald reported, “ When it arrives, the hemp seed will be distributed to three […]

California Cannabis Regulation Released

LICENSING AUTHORITIES RELEASE EMERGENCY MEDICINAL AND ADULT-USE CANNABIS REGULATIONS SACRAMENTO – California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review. View the pdf: California Cannabis Regulation Released. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of […]

Halloween Trick or Treat – Police Threats

Government Jacking Up Medicine Prices

Police have introduced a new fear in recent years. The threat of Cannabis candy. The trend will likely continue until law enforcement gets the training they need to function around medicine that does no harm. No one is eating edibles accidentally from trick or treating. Yet, the fear mongering can be pervasive. The money being […]

Report: America’s Marijuana Industry Headed for $24 billion by 2025

The latest gaze into the crystal ball puts the U.S. marijuana industry north of $24 billion by 2025. New Frontier Data, a cannabis market research and analytics firm, gave The Cannabist a first look at its 2017 annual report, which aims to track the long-term potential for the industry. The report acknowledges external factors such […]

Federal Marijuana Policy – “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act”

An Epic Bill Introduction by Congressman Rohrabacher from California for the newly introduced “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act” (also see 2015 version) Visit Mr. Rohrabacher’s website for more links and articles to Cannabis legislation. From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL MARIJUANA POLICY The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under the Speaker’s announced […]

National Academy of Sciences Releases Report on Marijuana Confirming Medical Benefits; Dispelling Myths

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on the health impacts of marijuana Thursday, confirming the existence of medical benefits and dispelling some long-held myths about the substance. The review of more than 10,000 scientific abstracts found, “There is conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective” […]

Hawaiʻi’s Cannabis Goals for 2017 – Legislative Updates

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Originally published Jan. 2nd, 2017 We know we can do better. If 10% of the licensed Cannabis patients in Hawaii engaged in direct action, we could save lives in 2017. How many Cannabis-preventable deaths occurred in 2016? How many will occur in 2017? There is no legal way to grow Cannabis in Hawaii. The mere act […]

Bud Rot: How to Deal with This Cannabis Plant Mold

It doesn’t get much worse than walking into your garden or drying room to find mold developing on your plants and buds. Mold is something gardeners must always be aware of as the spores are virtually everywhere. Because mold is always ready to strike, it’s important to know how to prevent its development in the […]

The Runner’s High and the Endocannabinoid System

If you are (or you’ve ever been) an avid runner or obsessive gym rat, you’re likely familiar with that coveted post-workout sense of euphoria popularized as the “runner’s high.” But what exactly is it? The runner’s high has been characterized in scientific literature as “pure happiness, elation, a feeling of unity with one’s self or […]

Hawaiʻi State Cannabis Program – Caution 2016

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On HawaiiCannabis.org we educate and raise awareness. Without education and a certain awareness of the facts, patients in Hawaii are susceptible to rules, laws, regulations and separation from medicine and personal freedom. A few facts could help you avoid arrest. Thousands of Hawaii Cannabis prisoners are in jail now for minor errors in compliance. The state has […]

Olivia’s Story – Cannabis and Epilepsy

From birth, doctors were sure Olivia’s lack of cerebral cortex and severe underdevelopment in her brain would yield an abbreviated life. After four years of testing and endless doctor’s visits, Olivia was diagnosed with pyruvic dehydrogenase deficiency, a genetic neurodegenerative disease that prevents cells from fully metabolizing glucose, affecting energy production and increasing the buildup […]

Here Are The Five Dumbest Lies About Marijuana in 2016

Right now we Americans are pretty divided. The presidential election has torn apart families, friends and communities and divided a nation. It’s disheartening to watch play out live on social media. Most Americans do agree on one thing though, legal marijuana, because the cannabis plant is perhaps the most useful plant known to man. Medically, […]

The Hawai‘i State Legislative Oversight Committee for Medical Cannabis is Now in Session

Hawaii Dispensary Alliance

from the Hawaii Dispensary Alliance Aloha Alliance! It has been a long quiet summer as the dispensaries work to prepare their facilities and DOH works to administer Hawai‘i’s new medical marijuana dispensary system. Patients and the public alike are understandably curious about the progress of the system.  Today, with the first session of the Hawaii State […]

Kauai Deputy Chief on Medical Marijuana Oversight Group

Stakeholders to develop, improve legislation; first meeting slated Wednesday in Honolulu The group tasked with developing and recommending legislation to improve the medical marijuana system to ensure safe and legal access to qualifying patients is scheduled to have its first meeting in Honolulu on Wednesday. The Act 230 Medical Marijuana Legislative Oversight Working Group will […]

US MT: OPED: Don’t Take Away Medicine From Sick and Dying

Author: Kati WetchNote: Wetch lives in Billings. DON’T TAKE AWAY MEDICINE FROM SICK AND DYING PEOPLE The new restrictions on medical marijuana going into effect this week will be devastating for patients.  I know first-hand because I am a medical marijuana patient and have been for the past 10 years.  Medical marijuana allows me to […]

US: Few Adults Think Marijuana Is Risky

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v16/n603/a05.htmlNewshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htmVotes: 0Pubdate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016Source: Herald, The (Everett, WA)Copyright: 2016 Associated PressContact: Website: http://www.heraldnet.com/Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/190 FEW ADULTS THINK MARIJUANA IS RISKY NEW YORK ( AP ) – Marijuana use is becoming more accepted among U.S.  adults as states loosen pot laws, new national survey data shows. More are using marijuana, using it […]

US MD: Seeking Diversity In Pot Licensees

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v16/n603/a08.htmlNewshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htmVotes: 0Pubdate: Fri, 02 Sep 2016Source: Baltimore Sun (MD)Copyright: 2016 The Baltimore Sun CompanyContact: Website: http://www.baltimoresun.com/Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/37Author: Erin Cox SEEKING DIVERSITY IN POT LICENSEES Medical Marijuana Panel Leaders Set Meeting With AG on Minority Dispensers Leaders of the state’s medical marijuana commission are meeting with Attorney General Brian E.  Frosh next week to […]

US CA: Column: Cannabis Not Always A Benign Bud

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v16/n603/a11.htmlNewshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htmVotes: 0Pubdate: Fri, 02 Sep 2016Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)Column: California JournalCopyright: 2016 Los Angeles TimesContact: Website: http://www.latimes.com/Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/248Author: Robin Abcarian CANNABIS NOT ALWAYS A BENIGN BUD As Voters Ponder Prop.  64, Experts Cite the Effects Pot Can Have on Young Users. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – Devan Fuentes made it all the way […]

US NM: Pot Enterprise Stuck In Limbo

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v16/n603/a07.htmlNewshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htmVotes: 0Pubdate: Fri, 02 Sep 2016Source: Albuquerque Journal (NM)Copyright: 2016 Albuquerque JournalContact: Website: http://www.abqjournal.com/Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/10Author: Olivier Uyttebrouck POT ENTERPRISE STUCK IN LIMBO Partners in Planned Medical Cannabis Chain Blame State Obstruction Duke Rodriguez’s plan to build a statewide chain of cannabis retail stores has hit a snag.  Rodriguez, owner of Ultra Health LLC, […]

US IL: State Supreme Court Sets Rules for Pot

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v16/n603/a09.htmlNewshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htmVotes: 0Pubdate: Fri, 02 Sep 2016Source: Chicago Sun-Times (IL)Copyright: 2016 Sun-Times Media, LLCContact: http://drugsense.org/url/bf0vhqGQWebsite: http://www.suntimes.com/Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/81Author: Tina Sfondeles STATE SUPREME COURT SETS RULES FOR POT DECRIMINALIZATION LAW The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday announced it has created new rules for the state’s cannabis decriminalization law – including setting a $ 120 fine for […]

US MA: Questions Raised in Council's Marijuana Dispensary Vote

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v16/n602/a01.htmlNewshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htmVotes: 0Pubdate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016Source: Boston Globe (MA)Copyright: 2016 Globe Newspaper CompanyContact: Website: http://bostonglobe.com/Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/52Author: Meghan E. Irons QUESTIONS RAISED IN COUNCIL’S MARIJUANA DISPENSARY VOTE Most of the 13 members of the Boston City Council who voted in favor of an Allston medical marijuana dispensary were former consulting clients of a businessman […]

Clinton, Trump both claim they’ve never smoked marijuana

WASHINGTON — While President Barack Obama has never hid his penchant for marijuana during his youth in Hawaii, Americans soon will elect a president who claims never to have touched it. Republican Donald Trump boasts that he has never smoked marijuana or a cigarette, or had a drop of alcohol. Democrat Hillary Clinton was adamant […]

Hawaii Cannabist: No clues ahead for transport, testing

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“Hawaii is going to be a really interesting market in general, basically because of the geography,” said Chris Walsh, managing editor of Marijuana Business Daily. “First, it’s a chain of islands separated by bodies of water, and second, it’s remote.” Edited to reflect more recent developments. The Hawaii Department of Health, known for it’s horrifying […]