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Two Months Into Uncle Ike’s Pesticide Testing and They Already Have a Failure

Two Months Into Uncle Ike’s Pesticide Testing and They Already Have a Failure Lester Black | Nov 13, 2018 Two months into Uncle Ike’s brand new pesticide testing program and the busy pot shop has already nabbed its first failure. A concentrate tested positive for having 1.5 times the state’s limit for piperonyl butoxide, a pesticide usually used in conjunction with other insecticides. Ian Eisenberg, the owner of the pot retailer, said it didn’t surprise him how quickly his new program found a failure. He pointed to a recent reportRead More

Alcohol and Weed Industries are Creating More Jobs Than Tech in Oregon

Alcohol and Weed Industries are Creating More Jobs Than Tech in Oregon Adam Drury | 10/22/2018 Many experts, policy officials and legislators have cited the economic benefits of a legal, regulated and taxed cannabis industry. Indeed, the impact of legalization as an economic driver is on display in states across the country. Besides tax revenue, legalization has created a number of new small businesses, spurred growth in ancillary industries, and created a range of new employment opportunities. But few predicted that the cannabis industry would rival today’s fastest-growing industries, like tech.Read More

The dark side of marijuana

The dark side of marijuana Vickie Aldous | November 10, 2018 Local mental health experts warn they are seeing more young people with psychosis triggered by heavy marijuana use. Some have recovered from psychotic hallucinations and delusions, but for others, the symptoms don’t go away — leading to a diagnosis of schizophrenia. A string of studies shown a link between marijuana use and the development of schizophrenia. The dark side of marijuana

Edible Rule Changes in Washington

Edible Rule Changes in Washington November 8, 2018 Last month on a Wednesday, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Control Board released a rule change stating that any edible product “especially appealing to children” would be banned by April 3rd, 2019. There is a single defining problem that ensures this policy has failed. There is no proven way to define what products are especially appealing to children. This policy shift represents a devastating blow to the Cannabis industry and consumer rights without a single study or evidence of public safety issues.Read More

Seattle Company Gets Washington’s First Pot Research License

Seattle Company Gets Washington’s First Pot Research License Lester Black | Nov 9, 2018 The state of Washington is about to hand out its very first cannabis research license. This new license allows companies to grow and process cannabis purely for research purposes. Verda Bio, a Seattle-based pharmaceutical company, told me they successfully received their research license and will soon be growing cannabis in their SoDo facility. The LCB confirmed that after a fee was processed the research license would be issued. Jessica Tonani, Verda Bio’s CEO, said the company’sRead More

Which Cannabis Terpenes Reduce Anxiety & Where Can You Find Them?

Which Cannabis Terpenes Reduce Anxiety & Where Can You Find Them? Hannah Meadows | September 25, 2018 For quick relief of anxiety and stress, reaching for a bowl of cannabis is hardly out of the question. Many strains are loaded with a variety of fragrant terpenes that work through the entourage effect to take you to a state of cool, calm, and collected bliss. But how do you know which terpenes are best for relaxing the mind and crushing anxiety? Below, discover which terpenes are found in anxiety-busting strains asRead More

Seattle’s Leading Pot Shop Launches Random Product Testing

Seattle’s Leading Pot Shop Launches Random Product Testing Ben Adlin | November 2, 2018 Seattle’s busiest cannabis retailer is taking lab testing into its own hands, launching a program this month that tests random products on store shelves for heavy metals and pesticides—and then removes any products that fail. Each month, Uncle Ike’s, which operates three Seattle-area locations, will randomly select five products from its inventory and pay to have them tested. The project, dubbed “Ike’s OK,” is an effort to curb the number of contaminated products that make itRead More

First FDA-approved marijuana-based drug now available in US

First FDA-approved marijuana-based drug now available in US Lilly Price | November 2, 2018 Several months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a drug derived from marijuana for the first time, the drug became available in the U.S. on Thursday. Epidiolex will be legally used to treat two serious and rare kinds of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, with the compound cannabidiol, also known as CBD, found in hemp and marijuana. Epidiolex is the first approved treatment for Dravet syndrome, according to the FDA.Read More

Jury finds in favor of Colorado marijuana grow in closely watched federal lawsuit

Jury finds in favor of Colorado marijuana grow in closely watched federal lawsuit John Ingold | Oct 31, 2018 A southern Colorado marijuana grow facility did not hurt the property values of a neighboring couple, a jury in Denver decided Wednesday, ending a closely watched lawsuit that had hung like a dark cloud over the state’s cannabis industry. If the lawsuit had been successful, it could have created a blueprint for opponents of marijuana legalization to dismantle the industry through civil cases brought under federal anti-racketeering laws. The Racketeer InfluencedRead More

Mexico’s Supreme Court legalizes cannabis for recreational use

Mexico’s Supreme Court legalizes cannabis for recreational use Patrick Timmons | Oct. 31, 2018 Drug policy reformers claimed victory in Mexico City Wednesday after the country’s Supreme Court handed down two rulings legalizing cannabis for all forms of non-commercial adult use. “The rulings pave the way for adults to use marijuana in any way they see fit. We aren’t just talking about recreational use,” Froylán Enciso, a drug policy researcher at Mexico’s social sciences institute, the CIDE, told UPI. Mexico’s Supreme Court legalizes cannabis for recreational use