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The Benefits Of Growing CBD Strains, The Medicinal Plant That Won’t Get You Stoned

We all know about the beloved active chemical compound tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. It’s an amazing painkiller and appetite stimulant that can encourage a feeling of calm in those who partake. It can also give you a sense of euphoria, sedation and drowsiness in the form of that familiar psychoactive high. However, cannabis […]

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Not In My Neighborhood You Don’t: How Some Cali Towns Are Not Embracing Legal Cannabis

Less than an hour’s drive outside Los Angeles, the scenery transforms from rolling urban sprawl into parched desert moonscape, blending into an endless movie-set backdrop of sun, rock and sand. You can easily imagine a peyote-soaked Jim Morrison writhing on a slice of the jagged horizon, or a desperate Humphrey Bogart panning for pay dirt […]

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Sessions’ Obsession With Regression On Possession

On January 4, the US legal cannabis industry took a hit — however, it wasn’t the kind of hit we normally enjoy. Rather, it was a blow levied by ultra-conservative US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to a long-standing federal policy called the Cole Memorandum. The end of the Obama-era policy, written in 2013, means federal […]

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Minority Report: How California’s Cannabis Industry Is Leading The Fight For Diversity

All eyes are on California. Now that it’s become the largest and latest territory to legalize cannabis, with a trickle of recreational sales having begun on January 1, it’s clear the Golden State’s legalization is a game-changer for cannabis. Yet efforts to shape the anatomy of California’s burgeoning industry began long before recreational sales did, […]

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Grown-ish? More Americans Want To Grow Their Own — But What’s The Government Doing About It?

As more states move to legalize recreational cannabis, overall public approval for the plant continues to increase — even for cultivating cannabis at home. A January 2017 study conducted by Harris Poll (and commissioned by Green State Gardener, a Burlington, Vermont-based hydroponics equipment supplier) estimates that 38.8 million Americans would be interested in growing their […]

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How To Win At Exporting Medical Marijuana To Europe: An Interview With Tilray’s Sean Carney

Think medical marijuana is legal in Bulgaria? Think again. And despite the popularity of a fatty in France, you best believe the officiers de police will be on your tail. But Germany, Spain, Denmark and now Poland? Cannabis for medicinal purposes is well and truly greenlighted. A growing number of European countries have legalized medical […]

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