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Colorado Issues Safety Advisory Over Pesticide Contamination Concerns

by Szuon April 26, 2017
The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued two public health and safety advisories this morning after they identified pesticide residues on dried cannabis flower, trim, concentrates and infused products, according to the advisory. The contaminated products […]

Cannabis use in adolescence linked to schizophrenia

by Szuon April 26, 2017
A new study points to cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia. The research finds that smoking pot or using cannabis in other ways during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia in individuals already susceptible to the disorder. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

Do medical marijuana laws promote illicit cannabis use and disorder?

by Szuon April 26, 2017
Illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a greater rate in states that passed medical marijuana laws than in other states, according to latest research. The new study is among the first to analyze the differences in cannabis use and cannabis use disorders before and after states passed medical marijuana laws, as well […]

Chili peppers and marijuana calm the gut, study suggests

by Szuon April 24, 2017
You wouldn’t think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according to a new paper. The research could lead to new therapies for diabetes and colitis, and opens up intriguing questions about the relationship between the immune system, the gut and the […]

Genetic factors may contribute to adverse effects produced by synthetic cannabinoids

by Szuon April 24, 2017
Synthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the US. New discoveries tied to genetic factors that increase a person’s risk for experiencing the most dangerous effects of these drugs could lead to more effective treatments and antidotes. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists

by Szuon April 20, 2017
Scientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

Judging a Craft Cannabis Competition

by Szuon April 19, 2017
Willamette Week, a Portland-based publication, is hosting the 2017 Cultivation Classic with Farma, Cascadia Labs, Phylos Bioscience and the Resource Innovation Institute on May 12th. The event is a benefit for the Ethical Cannabis Alliance, an organization that promotes sustainability, labor standards and education surrounding the integrity and ethics of growing cannabis. Cultivation Classic is […]

For young adults, cigarettes more pleasurable with alcohol than with pot

by Szuon April 18, 2017
Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new American study. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

Applications for Tissue Culture in Cannabis Growing: Part 1

by Szuon April 13, 2017
Dr. Hope Jones, chief scientific officer of C4 Laboratories, believes there are a number of opportunities for cannabis growers to scale their cultivation up with micropropagation. In her presentation at the CannaGrow conference recently, Dr. Jones discussed the applications and advantages of tissue culture techniques in cannabis growing. Dr. Hope Jones, chief scientific officer at […]

Opening a Dispensary on an Island: Overcoming a Barrier to Business

by Szuon March 31, 2017
Martha‚Äôs Vineyard is renowned for its beautiful beaches, quaint whaling towns and picturesque rolling countryside. The island is well known as a popular vacation spot for the rich and famous, including the Obamas, the Clintons and Larry David. The movie Jaws was filmed there and the infamous Ted Kennedy-Chappaquiddick incident took place there in 1969. […]