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‘Decimated’ by oversupply, Oregon’s wholesale marijuana prices drop to $50 a pound

‘Decimated’ by oversupply, Oregon’s wholesale marijuana prices drop to $50 a pound Bart Schaneman Oregon’s marijuana cultivators are facing a challenging environment that favors vertically integrated companies and craft cannabis. Wholesale prices for outdoor-grown marijuana have dropped to as low as $50 a pound, and the situation isn’t likely to improve any time soon. With hundreds of producer and retail licenses pending approval from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which regulates the state’s cannabis industry, the supply glut is expected to only increase, depressing prices further. ‘Decimated’ by oversupply, Oregon’sRead More


Cannabis found to reduce alcohol-induced liver disease, according to new study

Cannabis found to reduce alcohol-induced liver disease, according to new study January 29, 2018 | Isabelle Z. It’s no secret that abusing alcohol can wreak havoc on your liver, but it’s not as widely known that cannabis can actually stem this effect. A surprising new study shows that people who abuse alcohol and also use cannabis have a reduced incidence of liver disease. Alcohol abuse is a serious issue in America, causing around 88,000 people to die each year. It’s also behind around a third of all our nation’s trafficRead More


Colorado Wants to Track Weed With Chemicals and the Blockchain

Colorado Wants to Track Weed With Chemicals and the Blockchain Brennan Kilbane Allow me to introduce you to “marijuana,” a psychoactive plant you probably haven’t heard about because it isn’t legal everywhere in the United States. (If you live in Maine, in Massachusetts, or along the Pacific seaboard, feel free to skip to the next paragraph.) When ingested, marijuana imparts all sorts of fun and exciting side effects, like bloodshot eyes and brief, fleeting happiness. Yes, kind of like heroin, you’re right. The chief difference is that unlike heroin, marijuanaRead More


Colorado Wants to Track Weed With Chemicals and the Blockchain

Colorado Wants to Track Weed With Chemicals and the Blockchain Troy Farah | Jan 24 2018 Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would explore “marijuana tracking technology” that can be added to the plant itself to allow law enforcement to trace a plant back to its grower. The bill would require a local cannabis research school to develop this marijuana-tracking technology, using either chemical agents, isotopes, nanotechnology, or other biological identifiers. It could even implement a distributed ledger or blockchain to encrypt it. “The applied agent must contain identifiersRead More


Prohibitionists’ Poll Backfires, Reveals 83% Support for Cannabis Reform

Prohibitionists’ Poll Backfires, Reveals 83% Support for Cannabis Reform Bruce Barcott | January 19, 2018 Trial lawyers have a well-known rule of thumb about witnesses: Never ask them a question you don’t already know the answer to. The ardent prohibitionists over at Project SAM, headed by Kevin Sabet and Patrick Kennedy, may want to consider that advice the next time they commission a poll. Vox reported earlier today that the anti-cannabis advocacy group hired Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, of Jacksonville, Florida, to ask 1,000 registered voters around the nation aboutRead More


Americans Say Marijuana Is Less of Health Risk Than Tobacco, Poll Finds

Americans Say Marijuana Is Less of Health Risk Than Tobacco, Poll Finds Joshua Jamerson | Jan. 19, 2018 Americans are polarized on many issues, but they tend to be on the same page when it comes to assessing the health risks from marijuana, compared with alcoholic beverages, tobacco or sugar. Americans Say Marijuana Is Less of Health Risk Than Tobacco, Poll Finds