Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

 

Please Shut Up About Indica Versus Sativa

Please Shut Up About Indica Versus Sativa Lester Black | Aug 23, 2017 “Are you looking for an indica, a sativa, or a hybrid?” Anyone who has walked into a legal weed store has heard this question. The majority of pot stores divide their products into these groups, and people who buy weed are used to the distinction—it’s older than pot shops are. Supposedly, indica sedates and sativa uplifts. But here’s a peculiar thing: That’s all bullshit. The differences between indica and sativa plants are physical. Indicas are short andRead More


All Oregon Cannabis Must Now Be Tested For Pesticides

All Oregon Cannabis Must Now Be Tested For Pesticides 08/30/2017 | Keith Mansur Beginning August 30, 2017, Oregon now requires all cannabis product batches be tested for pesticides according to the the Oregon Health Authority. The temporary rules that had governed testing for pesticides expired and now the permanent rules are in place and must be followed. The requirement also applies to untested product that was collected for sampling before August 30. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued a notice on August 11th explaining the change: “In October 2016, theRead More


How Anti-Mafia Laws Could Bring Down Legal Pot

How Anti-Mafia Laws Could Bring Down Legal Pot Amanda Chicago Lewis Most people have strong feelings about marijuana’s distinctive dank odor. Suspicious landlords sniff for it. High-school hot-boxers roll down all the windows of their cars and drive around for hours trying to get rid of it. Mainstream candle and soap companies seek to recreate it for high-end, non-psychoactive mood settings. And now, it’s quietly becoming clear that the powerful smell of legal cannabis could become its ultimate undoing ­– the thing that causes the entire legalization experiment to disappearRead More


Thriving marijuana businesses face sober financial realities

Thriving marijuana businesses face sober financial realities Michelle Dupler Marijuana retail sales were a nearly $1.7 billion business in Washington in the 2016 fiscal year, but business owners who are still technically breaking federal drug laws are left to ponder, “What do we do with the money?” For Steve Lee, owner of Finley-based Green2Go, the answer is to re-invest some of the profits from his recreational and medical pot shop back into the local community. “Really, the only strategy is sit on it and wait for the laws to change,Read More


This Hospice Is Hoping To Prove That Cannabis Can Make Dying Less Painful

This Hospice Is Hoping To Prove That Cannabis Can Make Dying Less Painful Alyson Martin | August 22, 2017 Ernestine Coon reclined in her hospital bed at The Connecticut Hospice with a colorful blanket covering her legs, watching seagulls soar over the water from her second-floor room. Longtime friends chatted with Coon as the slender, silver-haired grandmother prepared to do something she’d never done in her 70 years: Try marijuana. One year ago, Coon visited the doctor and left with a diagnosis of ovarian and uterine cancer. Now, with doctorsRead More


Small Pot Farms Are Getting Screwed

Small Pot Farms Are Getting Screwed Aug 23, 2017 | Lester Black It would be easy to mistake the Vashon Velvet pot farm for just another attractive Vashon Island estate: a picturesque farmhouse and a two-story horse barn sit in a grassy field surrounded by woods. A single deer lazily prances across the property. A long gravel driveway wraps far enough away from the road to give the home’s occupants plenty of privacy. The twist comes when you open the barn doors and see what’s inside: pot plants lined upRead More


The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery

The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery Amanda Chicago Lewis | August 23, 2017 The search for the hidden forces that might soon control the marijuana industry began, as many wild journeys do, in Las Vegas. It was last November, and I was party-hopping at the biggest weed-business gathering of the year, a week of overlapping conferences and decadent soirees. I was a few blocks off the Strip, celebrating a new line of bongs and pipes in a penthouse with chandeliers and dark-wood furniture, when I happened to meet a faunlike 40-somethingRead More


Gov. Brown mounts vigorous defense of legal pot in Oregon

Gov. Brown mounts vigorous defense of legal pot in Oregon August 22, 2017 | Noelle Crombie Gov. Kate Brown strongly defended Oregon’s marijuana regulations in a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and publicly discredited an Oregon State Police analysis that concluded the state remains a top black market source for the drug. Brown detailed the steps Oregon has taken to tackle illicit trafficking and criticized the analysis, which Sessions cited at length in a letter to the governor last month. Brown wrote that the report was based onRead More


Colorado city gets community boost as pot taxes help propel opening of new rec center

Colorado city gets community boost as pot taxes help propel opening of new rec center Aug 17, 2017 | Megan Mitchell A collection of black-and-white photos is all that remains of the original Moorhead Recreation Center in north Aurora. In them, kids play baseball and swim in the pool at the 42-year-old center. These aren’t 3-by 3-inch images in a photo album, however. The images are several feet tall and adorn the walls of the city’s newest full-service recreation center. “It’s like home again, but bigger,” said Jennifer Taylor, longtimeRead More


8 Amazing Facts About the Endocannabinoid System – and Why We Should Tell the World About It

8 Amazing Facts About the Endocannabinoid System – and Why We Should Tell the World About It August 20th, 2017 | Mary Biles Guest writer for Wake Up World Did you know your body has an endocannabinoid system? A year ago I didn’t either. I’m no doctor, but I thought I was familiar with the key biological systems in the body. Turns out though, I was wrong. That’s because unless you’re a research scientist or work in the field of medical cannabis, it’s unlikely you’ll ever have been told aboutRead More