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Deep Green Genetics

Deep Green Genetics

Deep Green and Sticky Finger Seeds announce the next level for superior cannabis cultivar genetics: Deep Green Genetics (DGG). DGG is a collaboration network of multi-generation craft cannabis farmers and breeders from all over the world. We bring together combined knowledge and heritage seed collections, offering the global community some of the world’s best heritage […]

3C Consulting, LLC

3C Consulting, LLC

We provide cannabis business audits and strategic guidance services for clients at any stage to help them navigate complex compliance issues, craft a thorough business plan, structure their business, launch, or scale their operations. We provide recommendations on best practices and procedures, and ancillary product and service types necessary to operate compliantly and profitably. Our strategic guidance services focus […]

Cannabis Industry Advisor

Thomas Carnevale

Cannabis Industry Advisors is comprised of a team of experts with the experience to help your business get started and continue to grow. Our agency combines the diverse backgrounds of only the best consultants to give your business the best chance to succeed. Our consultants have deep knowledge of the cannabis industry and know how […]

Mind Body Hemp

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Online CBD retailer started with one person’s journey to find relief from chronic pain. Contact Dawn Dlouhy(215) 806-3723playsoccer79@nullgmail.com8311 Brier Creek PkwySte 105-244Raleigh, NC 27617United States

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 […]

S02, Ep. 49: She's a watchdog for cannabis consumers; His heart's in hemp

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 7:51 am • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 7:51 am By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Cannabis Consumers Coalition executive director Larisa Bolivar and program director of the NoCo Hemp Expo Preston Whitfield. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Watch the full episode LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  What’s being done […]

CannaSmack: Woman Owned, 100% USA Made Oregon Hemp Infused Body Care

DayTripper, Blue Dream, Pineapple Express, Maui Wowie, Plain Mary Jane–these are just a few of the increasingly popular lip balms and body care products developed by CannaSmack founder Suzanne Hoggan and her team. We recently spoke with CannaSmack Creative Director & Marketing Manager Kenia Taylor to learn more about the benefits of their domestic hemp-infused […]

DEA Attempts to Regulate Hemp Foods as Schedule 1 Drugs

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has sued the DEA over an illegal attempt to regulate hemp foods as schedule 1 drugs. The agency ignored a prior court ruling and clear congressional intent in the 2014 Farm Bill which forced the HIA to take action to protect American Hemp Farmers from unlawful DEA registration requirements by […]

Missouri Hemp Bill Approved by House Committee

Hemp would be legal to cultivate again in the state of Missouri under two bills which were heard in the Missouri House Agriculture Committee last week. I traveled to Jefferson City to testify in support of those bills on behalf of Show-Me Cannabis. The two bills, HB 83 and HB 170, are very similar. They […]

What is CBD Hemp Oil?

Hemp-based CBD extracts provide a legal alternative for patients seeking the benefits of cannabidiol. CBD hemp oil is a unique type of cannabis extract that is rich in cannabidiol (CBD). The term ‘hemp oil’ refers to the fact that these products are made using industrial-grade hemp instead of marijuana. While hemp and marijuana are similar […]

Vote Hemp: 2016 States Report Documenting Legislative Progress

WASHINGTON, DC – Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, has released its 2016 States Report. The report documents state-by-state progress of hemp legislation passed in 2016, reported acreage of hemp grown, identifies states with active hemp pilot farming programs and […]

CBDRx Will Donate Phyto Rich Hemp Extract to Veterens Groups Across America

PRESS RELEASE January 2, 2017. Boulder Colorado.  CBDRx, the world’s premiere nutraceutical hemp company is set to donate large amounts of phyto rich hemp extract to Veterans groups across the country. CBDRx announces the donation of their proprietary hemp extract to Veterans groups across the United States.  Passion is what makes CBDRx the best hemp […]

Hemp industry members file legal challenge against DEA's new marijuana extract rule

The hemp industry has taken the DEA to court in the wake of a controversial new rule on marijuana extracts. Denver’s Hoban Law Group, representing the Hemp Industries Association, Centuria Natural Foods and RMH Holdings LLC, on Friday filed a judicial review action against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, alleging the agency overstepped its bounds […]

US PA: Hemp Is The New Tobacco

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v17/n008/a06.htmlNewshawk: http://drugpolicycentral.com/bot/Votes: 0Pubdate: Sun, 01 Jan 2017Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)Copyright: 2017 PG Publishing Co., Inc.Contact: http://drugsense.org/url/pm4R4dI4Website: http://www.post-gazette.com/Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/341Author: Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg News HEMP IS THE NEW TOBACCO It looks like pot.  It smells like pot.  But it’s hemp, marijuana’s legal cousin, and it’s taking over the Bluegrass state. Across the rolling hills of Kentucky, […]

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 […]

Republican Lawmakers Pre-File Bill to Legalize Hemp in New Hampshire

A bill to explicitly legalize hemp has been pre-filed for the 2017 legislative session in New Hampshire by a group of Republican lawmakers; the measure will be discussed when the legislature reconvenes next month. Under the proposed law – House Bill 151 – hemp would be removed from the state’s Controlled Drug Act. This would […]

Hemp-Infused Cosmetics: An Interview with Utah Hemp Retailer Cannasmack

A new cannabis-adjacent lifestyle product is hitting shelves and online retailers from a most unlikely origin: Utah. Cannasmack, the brainchild of Suzanne Hoggan, is comprised of a series of hemp-infused lip balms and lotions, and they’re growing fast. Although interstate commerce is restricted for products that contain cannabis, industrial hemp is fair game and Suzanne […]

Hemp Producer Ecofibre Ditches Australia’s Medical Cannabis Rules for the US

Citing Australia’s onerous security requirements for growing medical cannabis, prominent Australian industrial hemp grower Ecofibre announced it will move its medical cannabis capabilities from Australia to the United States. The company, backed by Australian millionaire Barry Lambert, has been producing industrial hemp for more than 15 years for use in medical research, fiber, and food […]

Saracinesco, a Tiny Hemp Capital off Italy’s Beaten Path

Many parts of Europe have a cultural legacy of cannabis use and cultivation. A famous example is Hanfthal, the picturesque hemp valley seventy miles north of the Austrian capital of Vienna. But what about Saracinesco, a tiny Italian town on the hills of the Ruffi Mountains, in the area of Rome? The name Saracinesco stems […]

Canada Eases Hemp Restrictions

Although it’s going slowly, Canada is in the process of legalizing cannabis; newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it a campaign promise, with lawmakers fast at work drafting legislation (that will be available for public comment later this month). With this in mind, Health Canada has announced that it has drastically eased the process in […]

Hemp CBD vs Marijuana CBD: What’s the Difference?

Thinking about using hemp CBD oil as a substitute for marijuana CBD? Before making your purchase, it’s important to know that not all CBD varieties are created equal. The key difference lies in the sources of the medicine. While marijuana – or more clearly the THC and resin content – is still banned in many […]

Medical Marijuana, Hemp Businesses Expand In Vermont

Over the past two years a number of new marijuana-related businesses have registered in Vermont.The companies have formed in anticipation of pot legalization. Pot advocates are once again bullish about the prospects for a new law creating a regulated marijuana industry for adult consumption, despite mixed signals from Republican Gov.-elect Phil Scott and uncertainty at […]

Virginia Sees First Hemp Harvest in Decades

Among the many crops grown on Glenn Rodes’ family farm in Rockingham County this summer was one that hasn’t been cultivated in Virginia for decades, but which may have a chance at a comeback now thanks to a slow shift in attitudes and the law. Hidden behind rows of corn in one field, Rodes grew […]

Despite Modest Showing at Polls, Australia’s HEMP Party Won’t Give Up

Cannabis has never killed anyone. Unlike illegal drugs that are processed, cut, or synthesized, it is simply a dried herb. What’s the danger, then, of granting amnesty to Australia’s 2 million cannabis consumers while the country moves toward legalization? That’s the thinking, at least, of the bearded, bespectacled president of Australia’s HEMP Party, Michael Balderstone. […]

The Healing Plant – Medical Marijuana, Hemp, And Cannabis Oil

In just a few decades, we’ve been flooded with information about a plant that’s been suppressed for nearly a century but is finally being recognized. It’s surprising we didn’t know all this sooner, but in my opinion, it’s great that we’ve finally reached this point. It makes sense that it took this long since governments […]

2nd Hemp and Health Expo Comes to Washington

The 2nd Annual Hemp and Health Expo is a new kind of cannabis event that is taking place in Tri-Cities, WA. Presented by the area’s only recreational marijuana store, Green2Go, it will take place at the biggest venue in the area, the TRAC Center, on November 12th from 10am-7pm. Tri-Cities is the fourth largest metropolitan area […]

Cannabis Under the Volcano: A Visit to the Naples Hemp Fair

The number of cannabis and hemp fairs in Italy has skyrocketed in recent years. The biggest in southern Italy, Canapa in Mostra, was held in Naples this month. Under the shadow of Vesuvius, the region’s 1,277-meter-tall active volcano, crowds flocked to the event for entertainment, dynamic conference speakers, and roughly 90 different exhibitors. Opening the […]

BC: Hemp Oil Victory For Kyla

A Summerland family is celebrating a victory that will allow their child to legally get the cannabis oil that calms her seizures. Health Canada has granted an exemption that allows four-year-old Kyla Williams and others like her to access the medicine, as long as they have a letter from the agency stating so. Kyla has […]

Hemp Soap Company Dr. Bronner’s Donates $100k Towards Marijuana Legalization Campaign

A California-based body care products company has donated $100,000 to the campaign to legalize marijuana. Dr. Bronner’s, which uses hemp and hemp oil in some of its products, announced in mid-September its intention to spend $660,000 supporting recreational marijuana measures in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada. The Arizona donation from “Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps” arrived Sept. 29, according to reports filed […]

Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo 2016

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo

Mahalo for Being You. We couldn’t fit all the gratitude on one page so we create a special mahalo page. Please check it out and give thanks for all the attendees, patients, caregivers, sponsors, presenters, volunteers, vendors, artists and other local businesses who made this event successful. Visit the Hawaii Cannabis Gratitude page. Educational Conference Classes […]

Virginia Tech Planted First Plot of Industrial Hemp This Summer

The passing of the federal Farm Bill 2014, which features Section 7606, allows state departments of agriculture and universities to cultivate industrial hemp for purposes of research. The law requires that grow sites be certified by, and registered with, their respective state. Virginia became the 22nd state to legalize research-based hemp cultivation last summer when its […]

Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo Vendors

Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo

Jingle Bells. Cannabis patients and caregivers require many unique products and services. December, the perfect time to attract the attention of gift buyers. You bring the best products. We have a place for your right in front of the patients and caregivers that need specialty products and services. Cost $100 The cost is negotiable and […]

Market for Hemp Food to Increase Over 20% by 2020

Research and Markets has announced a new report titled Global Hemp-Based Foods Market 2016-2020, which estimates the growth rate of the hemp food market over the next several years. “Scientists believe that humans have been cultivating hemp for over ten thousand years, owing to its nutritional, medicinal, and industrial properties”, begins the report. “As a […]

Is Europe Finally Ready to Embrace Hemp Again?

Seafaring European countries such as England, the Netherlands, Spain, and France depended on hemp for centuries before the plant was prohibited. And while the European Union re-legalized hemp more than 20 years ago, the growing demand for hemp seeds, oil, and fibers is still largely met by imports from China and Canada. That might all […]

Colorado Shows Off its First Certified Hemp Seeds

Colorado made history last Wednesday as officials gave the world a glimpse at its first certified domestic hemp seeds. It has taken Colorado Department of Agriculture years to consistently breed a plant with low enough THC to qualify as hemp and not cannabis, according to a report by ABC News. Although congress allowed hemp production […]

Proposal Legalising Hemp Cultivation Sent to Uttarakhand Govt.

Uttarakhand authorities have come up with a draft policy proposal to legalise cultivation of hemp plants (cannabis) for industrial, medicinal and scientific purposes. The proposal was prepared by Uttarakhand Excise Management System after chief minister Harish Rawat last year announced legalising cultivation of hemp plants. “We have prepared the proposal and submitted to the government,” […]

Hemp Pasta With Artichokes and Bread Crumbs [Vegan]

Seasoned with artichokes and crisp rye bread crumbs and capers, this pasta is an experience waiting to be had. The dressing is simple; sautéed artichokes, a bit of garlic, parsley, and capers for garnish. The crispy crumbs give a slightly salty aroma and crisp tone that makes the dish a little different from simple tagliatelle […]

Hemp Inc (OTCMKTS:HEMP): A Closer Look

As the 2016 U.S. presidential election nears, Hemp Inc (OTCMKTS:HEMP) has strategically positioned itself as a leader in the industrial hemp industry. The Company has the country’s largest industrial hemp processing facility and milling operation in Spring Hope, North Carolina nearing completion. CEO Bruce Perlowin, says, “I believe our industry, specifically public companies within this sector, is […]

Colorado hits another first with certified hemp seed

Colorado notched another nationwide first Wednesday involving cannabis when state agriculture officials showed off the first certified domestic hemp seeds. The Colorado Department of Agriculture has been working for years to produce hemp seeds that consistently produce plants low enough in the chemical THC to qualify as hemp and not its intoxicating cousin, marijuana. The […]

University researching largest industrial hemp field in Virginia

SHENANDOAH VALLEY, Va. (WHSV) — Researchers at James Madison University are studying industrialized hemp in the Shenandoah Valley, looking at whether the crop can be grown using conventional agriculture. WHSV is not permitted to disclose the location of the 10-acre hemp field Avery Powell visited on Thursday, which is the largest industrialized hemp field in […]

Tech Thursday: Washington’s Hemp Revolution

For a crop that promises to improve the human condition from nutrition to nanotechnology, saying we’ve got a lot to learn may be an understatement. But Washington state is taking on this challenge in a methodical way, with state budgetary support, and the protection if not the blessing, of the federal government. A presentation by […]

Hemp Genix CBD Collagen Retinol, IP6 with Hemp Oil Launches

  Hemp Genix CBD Collagen Retinol, IP6 with Hemp Oil Launches Miami, FL- Hemp Genix is excited to announce the launch of CBD Collagen Retinol With Vitamin C and CBD Oil. A powerful blend to be used daily to rejuvenate and replenish the skin. This concentration of high quality CBD oil in combination with a unique […]

Hemp houses lead to call for changes in growing industry to boost production

Related Story: Hemp at the heart of WA’s first eco-village A central Victorian woman wants to see more investment and changes to hemp laws to encourage farmers to grow the crop for housing. Hemp cultivation has a long history; even America’s first president, George Washington, was a fan. It is used for a wide range […]

Letter: Industrial hemp a legitimate ag product

Just as cotton is grown for fabric and rope, so is industrial hemp. Just as nut trees yield seeds for food and oils, so does hemp. Just as sorghum and alfalfa are grown for silage, so is hemp. Just as agricultural products are used for building materials, so is hemp. University of Purdue horticulturists identify […]

NDLEA intercepts bus carrying Indian hemp at Abaji

The officials of the Abaji Area Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Tuesday, intercepted a Peugeot J5 bus loaded with a substance suspected to be Indian hemp near Army checkpoint at Abaji.The commandant of the NDLEA in the area, Garba Shehu, disclosed this when he paraded four suspects with their vehicle before […]

CDA Harvests First Hemp Crop

Published 09/07 2016 05:47PM Updated 09/07 2016 05:47PM FRUITA, Colo.- The program created by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) working to develop certified seed for industrial hemp is moving forward, and one of the testing grounds is located in the Grand Valley. Under the program, seeds produced and conditioned will be issued CDA certified […]

Colorado hits another cannabis 1st with certified hemp seed

DENVER (AP) — Colorado notched another nationwide first Wednesday involving cannabis when state agriculture officials showed off the first certified domestic hemp seeds. The Colorado Department of Agriculture has been working for years to produce hemp seeds that consistently produce plants low enough in the chemical THC to qualify as hemp and not its intoxicating […]

Colorado shows off nation's first certified hemp seeds

FRUITA, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture showed off the nation’s first certified domestic hemp seeds Wednesday morning – another milestone in Colorado’s cannabis business. Officials launched the development program in March, which officials say aims to bring industrial hemp back into agriculture. The seeds, grown and produced in Colorado, will receive CDA and […]

Hemp Oil Seller Says NBC Cost It $1 Million

Hemp Oil Seller Says NBC Cost It $1 Million By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN       CHICAGO (CN) — A hemp oil distributor sued NBC for $1 million, claiming an apology and correction aren’t enough for a defamatory report that it sells “pot” and “medical marijuana.”     AFI Holdings of Illinois dba Happy Leaves claims the July 1 broadcast from NBC […]

ISODIOL PERFORMANCE: THC-Free Hemp CBD Sports Products Debuted by Ret. NFL Pro …

Marvin Washington, Co-Founder ISODIOL PERFORMANCE THC-Free Hemp CBD Sports Products “Isodiol’s nano-amplified CBD is a ‘game changer’ for the cannabis industry. Today’s consumer demands immediate results and ISODIOL PERFORMANCE delivers immediate results with every use.” – – Jared Berry, CEO – ISODIOL Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2016 Isodiol, an international hemp cannabidiol (CBD) innovator […]

Colorado Hits Another Cannabis First With Certified Hemp Seed

In this October 2013 file photo, volunteers harvest hemp during the first known harvest of the plant in more than 60 years, in Springfield, Colo.  (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda, File) Colorado is expected to reach another national first on cannabis Wednesday when state agriculture officials show off the first domestic certified hemp seeds. The Colorado Department of Agriculture has […]

Giant Great’s New Career Is Pushing Medical Marijuana

Leonard Marshall was once a destructive defensive end for the New York Giants, famously cracking Joe Montana’s ribs in the 1991 NFC Championship Game.

Now Marshall hopes to ease the pain of NFL players by pushing the league to remove marijuana from its list of banned substances, the New York Daily News reported.

Will Hemp Oils and Other Hemp Products Test Positive on Drug Tests?

As a healthcare professional, a common question that I receive when talking to patients and clients who are interested in incorporating the use of hemp products or hemp foods into their daily routine is: “Will eating hemp foods shown up positive for THC on a drug test?” According to the research studies available, the answer […]

Hemp, Inc. (OTC Pink: HEMP) Industry Update: Pot Stocks Expected to Surge During the …

LAS VEGAS, NV — (Marketwired) — 09/06/16 — As the 2016 U.S. presidential election nears, Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP) has strategically positioned itself as a leader of the re-emerging industrial hemp industry. With the country’s largest industrial hemp processing facility and milling operation in Spring Hope, NC nearing completion, CEO Bruce Perlowin, says, “I […]

Medical Marijuana, Inc.'s Subsidiary HempMeds(R) to Exhibit at Cannabis World Conference …

Hemp Industry Pioneer to Display Groundbreaking, Low-THC Hemp Oil Cannabidiol Products in U.S. State Poised to Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – September 06, 2016) – Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC PINK: MJNA) announced today that its subsidiary HempMeds® is exhibiting at the Sept. 7-9 Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in […]

Police recover 70kg hemp in C'nawabganj

Published : 06 Sep 2016, 13:50:42 Police in a drive seized 70 kg hemp from Shyampur area in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj district on Tuesday. Nur-e Alam Siddiqi, sub-inspector of Shibganj Police Station, said on secret information, a team of police conducted a raid on the house of local ‘Zinnat’ around 1:30am and seized 70kg […]

CBD Oil – Medical Marijuana’s New Healing Force The FDA Wants To Restrict

Medical marijuana has two primary cannabinoids that are medicinally proven and understood to some extent, THC and CBD. They can both regulate each other and cooperate harmoniously. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive cannabinoid. CBD or cannabidiol was the un-heralded major cannabinoid that has only recently gained notoriety after going on its own instead of merely […]

Lube Recommendations for Your Next Cannabis-Fueled Sex Sesh

Last year, there were a series of articles reporting that cannabis causes vaginal dryness, like a genital version of cotton mouth. Although The Daily Dot debunked that claim, some people still anecdotally insist that they feel less naturally lubricated after consuming cannabis. (Keep in mind that this may have more to do with feeling dehydrated in general than from […]

Fire on Fire: Italy’s Pikkanapa Festival Marries Cannabis and Chili Peppers

During the first weekend in September, the small Italian town of Jesi hosts a festival in celebration of two of the region’s hottest agricultural products: cannabis and spicy chilies. The plants, both quite popular in the region, combine in what some call the “indecent couple” — loved by some, maligned by others, and often misunderstood. […]

Hemp Extracts and Glass Bubblers: The Best Cannabis Products of August 2016

Welcome to Leafly’s cannabis products roundup for the month of August, where we take a look at a few of the many different products that are making a splash in the industry. Whether you’re looking for a clever addition to your wardrobe, want to embrace good health habits for both you and your furry friend, or […]

How It Feels to Get Lost in a Hemp Maze

Have you ever dreamed of wandering through a two-acre labyrinth made of cannabis plants nearly 16 feet tall? Even if you had, you probably never imagined it alongside a Jamaican-style beach bar complete with hemp beer, homemade soda, and fresh local trout prepared with hemp seeds. Dream no more. Vranč, a hemp farm and labyrinth in […]

DEA Actively Looking For Marijuana Researchers; Their Answer? No Thanks

Wanted: Someone to grow marijuana for the federal government. Benefits: A contract likely worth millions and the chance to enable medical research. Requirements: Ability to deal with the costs and regulations that come with growing an illegal drug for the federal government. For more than four decades, the University of Mississippi has had an exclusive […]

The Greenhouse Revolution: How Old-School Structures Are Changing Cannabis Cultivation

It’s no secret that the cannabis industry has an energy problem. A 2011 study by Dr. Evan Mills, a senior energy scientist at UC Berkeley, estimated that cannabis production consumed 1 percent of the nation’s total energy — and that was before recreational legalization and the resulting explosion of cannabis cultivation. Total production at the […]

New Study Proves Marijuana Shrinks Aggressive Brain Tumors

In addition to the 2007 Harvard University study showing that cannabis drastically cuts tumor growth, we now have MRI evidence to show cannabis actually shrinks aggressive brain tumors. MedicalMarijuana.co.uk reports: “Part One – The Worldwide Escalation of Cancers At the risk of sounding Pollyanna I believe that the essential oil of cannabis may indeed be […]

Why Cannabis in Beauty Products is the Next Big Thing

As more and more states choose to lift criminal penalties and legalize cannabis medically and/or recreationally, more and more sectors of the industry are continually being born.  It is no wonder why over half the country now agrees that cannabis should be legal. Being in Oregon and watching the roll out of Measure 91 over […]

IN: Veterans For Medical Marijuana

Jeff Staker is a former Marine who served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He’s taught leadership classes to non-commissioned officers at a military academy and worked as a law enforcement officer at Grissom Air Reserve Base, where he currently serves as a firefighter. With that kind of background, Staker isn’t the type of guy […]

CA: With Spotlight On The Medicinal, Adelanto Makes First Pitch For Pot Tax

Adelanto – Making its first formal pitch to voters Tuesday evening, the city unleashed a panel of medical marijuana industry insiders to vouch for the plant’s health care benefits as a November ballot measure looms that would tax commercial pot activities here. Measure R would enact an up-to 5 percent excise tax on cultivation, manufacturing, […]

“Should I Be Vaping CBD?”: Why Vaporization Works Better Than Ingestion

This article is sponsored by CV Sciences, Inc. CV Sciences is one of the leading suppliers and manufacturers of agricultural hemp-derived CBD bulk and finished products, namely their PlusCBD Oil and Purified Liquids brands. “There’s more than one way to skin a cat” is a weirdly morbid saying, but the phrase’s core concept rings true […]

US NJ: Prosecutors Fight to Keep Secret Informant in NJ

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v16/n582/a07.htmlNewshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htmVotes: 0Pubdate: Tue, 23 Aug 2016Source: Trentonian, The (NJ)Copyright: 2016 The TrentonianContact: Website: http://www.trentonian.comDetails: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1006Author: Isaac AviluceaBookmark: http://mapinc.org/people/Forchion PROSECUTORS FIGHT TO KEEP SECRET INFORMANT IN NJ WEEDMAN’S DRUG CASE TRENTON – Ed Forchion wants to film a reality show chronicling the impact of the country’s so-called War on Drugs on his life. He […]

Greenhouse Ventures Names Lindy Snider Lead Advisor

Greenhouse Ventures (GHV), a cannabis business accelerator based in Philadelphia, PA, announced they are bringing on Lindy Snider as the lead advisor to the organization. GHV helps seed-stage startups through a ten-week, 90-hour curriculum-based program. Using industry mentors and staff, the accelerator trains founders on emerging best practices of building sustainable cannabis businesses and helping […]

Cayman Islands Supporting Medical Marijuana

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Premier Alden McLaughlin is in full support of changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act that would make the Cayman Islands the first Caribbean nation to have a functioning medical cannabis program. The rules changes published by the island government are still subject to a 21-day public comment period, followed […]

Guam – Igisomar Reintroduces Medical Marijuana Bill

Saipan – Sen. Sixto Igisomar shelved his first version of the marijuana bill and drafted another version, this time to regulate its use for personal, commercial and medicinal use. He said Senate Bill 19-106 is the improved version of Senate Bill 19-6 and is now with the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare chaired by […]

Cannabis Professional Advancement Series Provides In-Depth Regulatory Overview in Denver

DENVER, Colo. – Attorneys, accountants and all professionals looking to stay on the leading edge of the cannabis industry and continue their education are invited to attend the Cannabis Professional Advancement Series (CPAS) taking place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, September 16, at the University of Denver. Attendees will receive advanced education led […]

Hemp-Derived CBD Oil: Maintaining Quality in the Manufacturing Process

Hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products are quickly becoming a burgeoning industry. Consumers can purchase the products in all fifty states and can receive the therapeutic effects of certain cannabinoids without any psychoactivity. Commonly used to help treat inflammation, pain, seizures and anxiety, CBD comprises a sizable portion of the cannabis market that patients and consumers are […]

Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania

In April of this year (2016), medical marijuana became legal in Pennsylvania, and lawmakers said children would get the first crack at obtaining the medication. Let’s take a look at recent developments. Medical Marijuana “Roadmap” Released For Entrepreneurs On August 18, Pennsylvania released a draft of the rules for all would-be marijuana growers and processors […]

AZ: Mother Turns To Legal Cannabis Extract CBD To Ease Daughter’s Epilepsy

Verde Valley – When Breanna Moore of Camp Verde hired Perfect Chance Photography to capture an image of her infant daughter Kyrsten, she thought it was going be her last. Kyrsten was struggling with encephaly and was not expected to survive – until owner Chance Pedersen mentioned her husband Ian Pedersen’s involvement in CBD therapy. […]

Customs allows cannabis through border

Customs gave the all-clear to a woman who subsequently brought an ounce of cannabis into the country. Golden Bay woman Rebecca Reider confirmed to the Herald that she travelled through Customs at Auckland Airport on Friday with an ounce of medicinal cannabis that had been prescribed to her during a visit to Hawaii. Documentary maker […]

Mexico’s Debate Over Medical Marijuana

Legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Mexico has gotten tied up in that country’s Congress. Senators shelved the measure for further review after multiple amendments were tacked on to the original bill. Its future is anything but certain. In the meantime, some patients in Mexico ARE getting treatment with hemp-based products, imported under special permits. […]

US AZ: It's Cheaper to Grow Pot in Arizona in Greenhouses Than

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v16/n570/a03.htmlNewshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htmVotes: 0Pubdate: Thu, 18 Aug 2016Source: Phoenix New Times (AZ)Copyright: 2016 New Times, Inc.Contact: Website: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/640Authors: Nate Nichols and Corbin Shouse IT’S CHEAPER TO GROW POT IN ARIZONA IN GREENHOUSES THAN INDOORS, BUT IS IT BETTER? You would be forgiven for not recognizing the nondescript brick warehouse in Phoenix’s Grand Avenue industrial […]

All Solutions For Medical Cannabis Point To Congress

Today over 300 million Americans live in states with medical cannabis laws, and over 2 million individuals are legally using medical cannabis under these state programs. However, all of these patients and programs are in violation of federal laws. Over the past few years, most federal interference has come to halt (more than $500,000,000 dollars […]

Seattle HempFest 2016 is This Weekend!

Seattle HempFest is the largest cannabis convocation in the world and likely the biggest organized pro-cannabis protest in the world. This year this event is even more exciting than other years, as it is celebrating It’s 25th anniversary.  Hempfest’s list of achievements includes it’s designation as the largest annual cannabis policy reform event in the […]

Legal Conference Will Teach How To Navigate in The Cannabis Industry

Medical Marijuana Research

Attorneys, accountants and all professionals looking to stay on the leading edge of the cannabis industry and continue their education are invited to attend the Cannabis Professional Advancement Series (CPAS) taking place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, September 16, at the University of Denver. Attendees will receive advanced education led by attorney and […]

US OR: Column: Weed Reads

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v16/n563/a08.htmlNewshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htmVotes: 0Pubdate: Thu, 18 Aug 2016Source: Portland Mercury (OR)Column: CannabuzzCopyright: 2016 The Portland MercuryContact: Website: http://www.portlandmercury.com/Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1174Author: Josh Jardine WEED READS What to Read Before-and After-You Get High HELLO THERE! Do you enjoy reading? How about reading about cannabis? I ask because if you’re reading this column ( or if it’s being read […]

What Is Hemp “Graphene”

The more we are able to research and explore the uses of cannabis, the more we realize it’s limitless possibilities.  In this article, posted by Dope Magazine, I explain one of the latest and most innovative uses for the cannabis plant yet, a graphene-like substance that is being created with hemp.  We must continue to […]

Hemp-Infused Beers a Hit Among European Palates

Cannabis and beer: Can they go together? In the heart of Europe, definitely. Two countries known for their twin loves of beer and cannabis have managed to bring the art of brewing cannabis-infused beer to perfection.  First a dab of history. The first commercially produced European beer infused with essential oils and extracts from hemp […]

3 Years into Nation’s Hemp Experiment, Crop’s Future is Hazy

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By KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Three years into the nation’s hemp experiment, a 20-acre farm in southern Colorado exemplifies the crop’s hazy potential. Hemp could be enormously profitable, but right now there are just as many questions as answers for Will and Ally Cabaniss, two Florida natives who moved to southern Colorado […]

Smoke Like Cypress Hill With Hemper Box Curation

Constantly running to the neighborhood market to pick up papers, lighters, and wraps has always been a plight of the stoner. However, as the cannabis lifestyle breaches into the mainstream, subscription services have risen up across the country to provide an easy, cost-efficient way to stay stocked up on smoking essentials. These subscriptions offer a […]

US: U.S. Affirms Medical Marijuana Prohibition

URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v16/n545/a04.htmlNewshawk: http://www.drugsense.org/donate.htmVotes: 0Pubdate: Fri, 12 Aug 2016Source: Austin American-Statesman (TX)Copyright: 2016 Austin American-StatesmanContact: Website: http://www.statesman.com/Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/32Note: Letters MUST be 150 words or lessAuthor: Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post U.S.  AFFIRMS MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROHIBITION Federal Government at Odds With 25 States That Allow Therapeutic Use. The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list […]

Can Cannabidiol (CBD) Help Support Weight Loss and Metabolism?

This article is sponsored by CV Sciences, Inc. CV Sciences is one of the leading suppliers and manufacturers of agricultural hemp-derived CBD bulk and finished products, namely their PlusCBD Oil and Purified Liquids brands. To briefly review, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of specialized fatty acid-based signaling chemicals (think “keys”), their receptors (think “locks”), and […]

Federal government chooses to stay in the dark ages

No big surprise here, but the DEA has refused to reschedule marijuana at all, and is continuing its stranglehold on industrial hemp. Meanwhile, the administration is making a very minor concession by allowing additional research supply sites for medical marijuana research projects. The New York Times was pretty much bamboozled by this in their article: […]

DEA files docs, says no to rescheduling marijuana

Published: Aug 11, 2016, 7:35 am • Updated: Aug 11, 2016, 7:45 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration filed documents with the Federal Register on Thursday outlying its intention to not reschedule marijuana. The filings, which are expected to be published Friday, included the rescheduling decision, a rejection of […]

State of the Leaf: Arizona Adult-Use Cannabis Measure Makes November Ballot

U.S. News Updates Arizona State officials informed the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol that its petition, submitted with more 258,000 voter signatures, has officially qualified as Proposition 205 and will appear on the November ballot. A news conference will be held Thursday morning in Phoenix to announce the kickoff of the Yes on 205 […]