10 Ways to Reduce Mold in Your Grow

by Szuon January 17, 2018
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 cannabis After weeks of careful tending, pruning and watering to encourage a strong harvest, all cultivators are looking to sell their crop for […]

Sunrise Genetics Partners With RPC, Begins Genetic Testing in Canada

by Szuon January 11, 2018
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 doing genomic sequencing and genetic research based in Fort Collins, CO. This new […]

Vermont Legislature Votes to Legalize Cannabis

by Szuon January 10, 2018
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 his signature, and he has indicated previously that […]

Recreational marijuana legalization: Do more youth use or do youth use more?

by Szuon January 8, 2018
Recent results indicate that the effects of recreational marijuana legalization on Oregon teens’ use depends on whether the teens were already using marijuana when legal sales began. Source: ScienceDaily’s Marijuana News

Microbiology 101 Part One

by Szuon January 4, 2018
I have been studying microorganisms for over 35 years, and the elusive critters still fascinate me! Here in Microbiology 101, I write about the foundation of knowledge on which all microbiologists build. You may have a general interest in microbiology or have concerns in your operation. By understanding microbiology, you understand the diversity of microorganisms, […]

Canna East Compliance Summit 2018

by Szuon December 27, 2017
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Cannabis and the Environment: Navigating the Interplay Between Genetics and Transcriptomics

by Szuon December 20, 2017
It is that time of year where the holidays afford us an opportunity for rest, recuperation and introspection. Becoming a new father to a healthy baby girl and having the privilege to make a living as a scientist, fills me with an immeasurable sense of appreciation and indebtedness. I’ve also been extremely fortunate this year […]

California Rolls Out Licensing For Cannabis Businesses

by Szuon December 19, 2017
Last week, the Bureau of Cannabis Control issued the first licenses for California’s new market. The first license went to Moxie, a cannabis distribution company out of Lynwood. The search feature for the list of licenses issued so far As of the publication of this article, the Bureau, the state authority tasked with leading the […]

Tikun Olam Expands to Washington, D.C.

by Szuon December 19, 2017
Today, Tikun Olam announced their expansion into the Washington, D.C. market. Partnering with the cultivator, Alternative Solutions, they will license them to grow, manufacture and distribute Tikun-branded products. Tikun Olam is an international cannabis company with roots in Israel, where they are working in clinical trials to produce strains targeting a handful of medical conditions. […]

Cigarette smoking is increasing among Americans with drug problems

by Szuon December 19, 2017
While cigarette smoking has declined in the US for the past several decades, since 2002 the prevalence of smoking has increased significantly among people with an illicit substance use disorder, according to a new study. Researchers found more than half of individuals with a substance use disorder (56 percent) reported cigarette use in the past […]