Big Pharma vs. Cannabis – a war of life and death
Although cannabis legalization is trudging forward, it has been an uphill battle from the beginning and the climb is getting tougher as we go. Despite the fact that the majority of American’s believe that cannabis should be legalized, some industries, like the pharmaceutical industry, are starting to see legal cannabis as a threat and continue to campaign against advancing the legal cannabis market. In fact, the pharmaceutical industry contributed over $25 million to politicians during the 2016 campaign alone. Why is big pharma so ..
Is Sessions Renewing the War?
When Jeff Sessions was sworn into office as Trump’s Attorney General, you could practically hear the eye-rolls and sighs thunder across the 29 states that have legalized marijuana. Sessions didn’t take long to prove that the reaction was justified when he stated in a press conference, “Good people don’t use marijuana,” sparking outrage in 57% Americans who disagree. To which he later responded during a press conference in Arizona, “When they nominated me for attorney general, you would have thought the biggest issue in America was when I said, ‘I don’t think Am..
When did weed become so complex?
Ask any tourist about their first trip to a dispensary and they’ll likely tell you how overwhelmed they were by the variety of marijuana strains on display. In states without legal cannabis, consumers are at the mercy of their dealer, and most times have no idea what they are buying. So, walking into a retail establishment and choosing between dozens of strains can be a daunting task for many who are new to the wonders of the legal industry.
Understanding the Cannabis Spectrum
To truly understand the wide-variety of cannab..
Terpenes – the other healer
One of the biggest benefits to the legalization and regulation of cannabis is testing. Rigorous lab testing in the legal industry helps ensure the cannabis being sold is clean and free from dangerous chemicals and pesticides, insect and rodent filth, as well as, bacteria and molds. In addition, strains are tested for THC potency and alternate cannabinoid content. Through all of this research and testing, scientists and consumers alike, are starting to learn that there is more to the medicinal benefits of cannabis than just the cannabinoid content. Testi..
In the general American population, few are more admired and respected than our soldiers. There are nearly 1.5 million men and women on active duty in the US, another 800,000 in reserves; and each and every day, their lives lie in the hands of politicians and the terrorists that plague our world. The rigors of military life take their toll, not only in terms of physical injury resulting from the act of going into combat itself but also in the price of mental illness, which claims the livelihood and lives of many soldiers even decades after the war is over. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)..
The History of 420
April 20th, in the cannabis industry and every legal state, is practically a holiday. Although most people have heard of the 420 reference to marijuana by now, few really know the exact origins of the term. Start asking around and you’re likely to hear stories about Californian police codes, college students, and the Grateful Dead.
Urban legends are created when stories proliferate through word of mouth. Over time, the original story gets twisted and warped; and just like playing a game of “telephone” in kindergarten, whispering a sentence in the ear of your neighbor..
At a time when most of the legal cannabis industry is bracing for impact under the current administration, Denver officials and the State of Colorado are pushing the envelope forward with the implementation of Initiative 300 for social cannabis consumption. Denver voters passed the initiative in November last year, which will make Denver the first city in the United States to offer the “Amsterdam-esque” options for cannabis consumers. The state quickly backed up the initiative by introducing Bill 17-184, which passed the Senate on March 9th of this year. As such, Colorado is clearly setting th..
Although the term “dabbing” is relatively new to the cannabis arena, the practice itself has been around for a decade or more. Dabbing refers a method of vaporizing concentrated cannabis oils and extracts. Dabbing concentrates is gaining popularity with medical and recreational consumers in the legal market due to their potency, efficiency, and purity. Dabbing provides larger doses of THC, and other cannabinoids, with a quick onset that can provide almost instant symptom relief for the consumer.
Instead of combusting dry flower and inhaling small particles..