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Thursday, January 10th, 2019

 

Mapping The Cannabis Genome Revealed Viral DNA That Split Cannabis Into Hemp and ‘Marijuana’

Mapping The Cannabis Genome Revealed Viral DNA That Split Cannabis Into Hemp and ‘Marijuana’ Emily Robertson | Jan 8, 2019 There’s much about cannabis that we still don’t know. Research has been limited, barred by the misguided classification of the plant as a Schedule 1 drug. This, for some countries, has even included Cannabis sativa’s non-psychoactive strain, hemp. But, with full legalization in Canada and across many states in America, research has finally opened up. This has allowed for mapping the cannabis genome. The University of Toronto recently published aRead More


‘Weed Pigs’ Could Be A Delicacy Coming Soon To Your Local Farm Market

‘Weed Pigs’ Could Be A Delicacy Coming Soon To Your Local Farm Market Lydia K. RN | Jan 7, 2019 The cannabis industry has taken some interesting turns as entrepreneurs try to find a lucrative niche. This one has got to be the most “off-label use” of cannabis I’ve ever heard of: farmers feeding the herb to their pigs to make the meat juicier. Hog farmers are claiming that not only does the pork become more savory, the cannabis fattens the pig, as well. This concept of “weed pigs” is beingRead More


As Alaska’s Cannabis Industry Grows, Some Cultivators Close Up Shop

As Alaska’s Cannabis Industry Grows, Some Cultivators Close Up Shop January 7, 2019 | Anchorage Daily News Alaska’s cannabis industry has spent the last few years getting off the ground, but a handful of marijuana cultivators have already shut their doors. Cultivation facilities in Homer, Houston, Nome, Sitka, Soldotna, Wasilla and Willow surrendered their state licenses or let them lapse last year, according to the Alaska Department of Revenue. As Alaska’s Cannabis Industry Grows, Some Cultivators Close Up Shop


Every Washington Pot Smoker Should Be Worried About California’s Weed Recall

Every Washington Pot Smoker Should Be Worried About California’s Weed Recall Lester Black | Jan 7, 2019 California just recalled tens of millions of dollars of pot products in what is probably the world’s largest pot recall ever. Authorities in California are forcing 29 different pot businesses to pull back tens of thousands of pounds of pot, vape pens, and edibles, after the lab that tested those products was found to be falsifying results. The recall, which accounts for tens of millions of dollars worth of products, has the potentialRead More


Surgeon General Believes It’s High Time For Marijuana Reclassification

Surgeon General Believes It’s High Time For Marijuana Reclassification Nicole Fisher | Jan 7, 2019 At the close of 2018, the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams made a bold move, and called on the federal government to rethink marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I substance. While the Surgeon General did not go so far as to condone legalization for recreational use, he did say that medically, marijuana should be studied like any other pain relief drug and that both health and criminal justice policies need to be re-examined as they pertain to cannabisRead More


Gov. Jay Inslee offers pardons for thousands with misdemeanor pot convictions

Gov. Jay Inslee offers pardons for thousands with misdemeanor pot convictions January 4, 2019 | Jim Brunner and Asia Fields   Gov. Jay Inslee will offer pardons to thousands of people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions, in an effort to help them move on from minor criminal records that can hinder housing and job prospects. Under the plan, Inslee will pardon anyone who has an otherwise clean criminal record but with a sole conviction as an adult for misdemeanor possession of marijuana in Washington state. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/gov-jay-inslee-offers-pardons-for-thousands-with-misdemeanor-pot-convictions/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1


Oregon may consider exporting marijuana to other states

Oregon may consider exporting marijuana to other states Dec 31 | The Associated Press Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the new year. The Statesman Journal reports that the Craft Cannabis Alliance, a business association led by founder and executive director Adam Smith, is working with legislators to let Oregon start exporting pot to other legal-weed states by 2021. Among them is Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, whoRead More


Oregon Cannabis Business Council Founder Has Marijuana Workers Permit Revoked

Oregon Cannabis Business Council Founder Has Marijuana Workers Permit Revoked 12/29/2018 | Keith Mansur The President of the Oregon Cannabis Business Council and former owner and operator of the now shuttered Human Collective II dispensary had his marijuana worker permit revoked by the state after he lied to regulators and committed a number of rule violations. Donald Morse founded and currently runs the Oregon Cannabis Business Council (OCBC), a small association of cannabis businesses in Oregon that lobbies the legislature on cannabis rules and laws. Donald Morse, his wife, andRead More


Oregon Approves Medical Marijuana Deliveries, Increases Purchase Limits

Oregon Approves Medical Marijuana Deliveries, Increases Purchase Limits Anthony Martinelli | December 27, 2018 The commission, which oversees Oregon’s medical marijuana law, has given approval to a change in the state’s law that allows the medicine to be delivered to patients or their caregiver. The commission also passed an increase in the amount of medical marijuana a patient can purchase to eight ounces in a single day and up to 32 ounces in a single month. In addition, the commission voted to allow wholesale license holders to provide retailers withRead More


No One Will Take Responsibility for This Pesticide-Ridden Vape Cartridge

No One Will Take Responsibility for This Pesticide-Ridden Vape Cartridge Lester Black | Dec 20, 2018 Uncle Ike’s random pesticide testing program caught another company selling pot laden with what appears to be illegal amounts of pesticides. The Seattle weed retailer recently posted results to their website showing three vape cartridges from Ionic contained illegal amounts of pesticides, sometimes almost five times over the state limit according to Ike’s test results. Ian Eisenberg, the owner of the three-store chain, started paying a state-certified lab to retest products and sharing theRead More