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U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs Continues to Avoid Marijuana Research

A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) letter made public Tuesday made clear that the department would not take a proactive stance on the value of medical marijuana in the United States. This is just the latest in a seemingly never-ending story between state-legal...

Nevada Testing Lab Licenses Suspended, Then Reinstated

When Nevada legalized adult use sales this past summer, the market exploded and undoubtedly flooded licensed testing labs with samples to get products on shelves. In August, roughly a month after the start of adult use sales, a Las Vegas cannabis-testing lab, G3 Labs,...

Mainstream Media Picks Up On Cannabis

The British online newspaper, The Guardian, has just begun to cover cannabis. The regular feature, part of their “society” section, is clearly attempting to cover cannabis a bit more consistently and regularly as the California rec market begins to gain (legal) steam....

Border Security, Trump, and Medical Marijuana in the Southwestern US

On Jan. 17, President Donald Trump tweeted about a “massive inflow of drugs pouring into our country” and reiterated his call for a wall to enhance security at the nation’s Southern border. We must have Security at our VERY DANGEROUS SOUTHERN BORDER, and we must have...

New York: Giambra Says Legalize Cannabis, Gov. Cuomo Says Study It

Marijuana legalization will likely play a significant role in New York’s gubernatorial election come Nov. 6, 2018. Just 24-hours after New York’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Joel Giambra proposed legalizing adult-use marijuana to help fix the state’s...

10 Ways to Reduce Mold in Your Grow

Regardless of whether your grow is indoor or in a greenhouse, mold is a factor that all cultivators must consider. Photo credit: Steep Hill- a petri dish of mold growth from tested cannabisAfter weeks of careful tending, pruning and watering to encourage a strong...

California Will Allow Cannabis Industry to Apply for Trademarks

On Friday, just 12 days after marijuana became legal for adults across the state, the California Secretary of State’s office announced it would begin accepting trademark applications from cannabis brands with products or services to offer. This is a monumental step...

U.S. House Cultivates New Bill to Stop DOJ Cannabis Crackdown

California Congresswoman Rep. Barbara Lee (D-13th District) filed some powerful legislation last Friday aimed at protecting America’s burgeoning marijuana industry. Known as the Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement & Regulations of Cannabis Act of 2018, HR 4779...

Massachusetts Police Resist Sessions, Respect State Law

After Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice announced they would rescind the Cole memo and direct U.S. attorneys across the country to resume their prosecution efforts of marijuana “offenders,” many wondered how the states that had already legalized would handle...

Sunrise Genetics Partners With RPC, Begins Genetic Testing in Canada

Sunrise Genetics, Inc., the parent company of Marigene and Hempgene, announced their partnership with New Brunswick Research & Productivity Council (RPC) this week, according to a press release. The company has been working in the United States for a few years now...

Paraguay President Signs Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill

The country of Paraguay, the leading cannabis producer in South America, legalized the plant for medical and research purposes this week. President Horacio Cartes signed the bill into law Tuesday, establishing a framework to regulate the production of marijuana in the...

New Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Federal Intervention on Marijuana

In the wake of Jeff Sessions rescinding the Cole memo and attempting to reignite the failing war on cannabis in America, many politicians and citizens alike have come out in defiance of the archaic approach to law enforcement. Now, we have tangible evidence Americans...

German Media Reports Dramatic Increase in Cannabis Patients Covered by Insurance

German media is now reporting that in the first 10 months of medical cannabis reform, over 13,000 applications for medical cannabis have been received by the largest three public health insurance companies. Most of the applications were received (and processed) by AOK...

Vermont Legislature Votes to Legalize Cannabis

Vermont could become the ninth state to legalize recreational cannabis soon, and the first to do so via the legislature. The Vermont Senate just voted to pass H. 511, a bill that would legalize cannabis for adults. The bill now goes to Governor Phil Scott’s desk for...

Microbiology 101 Part Two

Microbiology 101 Part One introduced the reader to the science of microbiology and sources of microbes. In Part Two, we discuss the control of microorganisms in your products. Part 2 The cannabis industry is probably more informed about patients and consumers of their...