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autoflowering cannabis

The Epic Journey Of How Autoflowering Cannabis Came To Rival Photoperiod Strains

Autoflowering plants are strange but wonderful creatures. When automatically flowering cannabis first showed up on the scene two decades ago, it was hempy, leafy and low potency. But throughout the last 10 years, breeders of autoflowering strains have upped their game, creating cannabis variants as high yielding and as robust as the precursor photoperiod strains […]

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cannabis prisoner

Let Freedom Grow: Cannabis Prisoners Have A Friend On The Outside

The current attitude toward cannabis in the United States appears to be mostly progressive, with 10 states and the District of Columbia regulating cannabis for recreational use, and 23 other states for medicinal use. Other states are pushing some form of decriminalization legislation, taking the first step in the direction of regulation. Agricultural hemp has […]

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Colombian cannabis

Colombia Loosens Export Regulations, Gains Health Canada Authorization For Scientific Research

Latin America continues to develop as a potential font of legal cannabis supply globally, with the recent announcement of an exportation agreement between Colombia and Canada. Positioned to produce and export large-scale, low-cost cannabis, Colombia could very well become one of the largest providers of medicinal cannabis to the world. It is the first such […]

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medical marijuana dispensary

How To Prepare For Your First Medical Marijuana Care Appointment

Last fall, I signed up for the Medical Marijuana Program in Pennsylvania. I received my card in October and was eager to explore the dispensaries in the surrounding area. However, upon my first visit to a local dispensary, I was immediately overwhelmed. Although I’ve regularly visited states with adult-use recreational cannabis for the past four […]

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cannabis legalization

Minor Possession Charges Still Disrupting Lives — Sometimes 50 Years Later

Federal cannabis prohibition in the United States received another well-deserved bit of shade in January, as California Senator Kamala Harris — who recently announced her intentions to run for president in 2020 — came out strong in support of cannabis legalization. She also stressed the need to erase nonviolent pot-possession infractions from the criminal records […]

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CBD

Everything You Wanted To Know About CBD But Were Afraid To Ask

The growing public obsession with cannabidiol, or CBD as it’s commonly known, has been a mixed bag. From the minute the “doesn’t get you high” version of medical marijuana began mainstreaming, scam artists and venture capitalists dove headfirst into the hemp-CBD racket, and the pharmaceutically minded went straight to parlaying that demand into proprietary and […]

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