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Celebrations for medical cannabis access being added to Nebraska’s ballot in November turned out to be very short-lived. But the fight goes on. There is no medical marijuana program in Nebraska currently and no other allowances for patients. That may have changed after the November election. Late last month we reported Nebraskans for Medical Mariju
The Vermont House of Representatives voted last week to approve a bill that would grant automatic expungement of low-level marijuana offenses while increasing the limits on the personal possession and cultivation of cannabis.  Under the measure (S. 234), convictions recorded prior to January 2021 for possession of up to two ounces of marijuana woul
The summer of 2020 has brought record-breaking heat waves and wildfires to California, with more than 3 million acres burned and smoke-filled air covering the majority of the state. As the fires burn, cannabis cultivators across the state are racing to finish and harvest their crops. But the fires can be disastrous for this process, in some cases e
For Australian football player Ryan Gale, his previous years of athletic glory have been replaced by a harsh new reality. Gales lives with chronic pain due to his injuries and required a hip replacement at just 33-years-old. “I don’t think I ever went one week without pain somewhere,” Gale told 7NEWS. Now Gale and other ex-athletes are hoping to be
Just as the cannabis industry has grown at a rapid rate over the past five years, the grow room environment has also experienced significant evolution. Growers are seeking to produce massive harvests and secure a place in the market, and in doing so are coming up against some major challenges associated with producing at scale. This is a new fronti
Just as the cannabis industry has grown at a rapid rate over the past five years, the grow room environment has also experienced significant evolution. Growers are seeking to produce massive harvests and secure a place in the market, and in doing so are coming up against some major challenges associated with producing at scale. This is a new fronti
One subject on which the generations definitely agree, however, is their mutual appreciation for and enthusiastic use of cannabis, according to a new study by U.K.-based Verilife, which hosts dispensaries n six U.S. states. Even that appreciation, however, dissolves into generational differences, Mehul Patel, COO of Verilife’s parent company PharmC
The GMO debate weighs heavy as more and more food items are being genetically modified in different ways and for different reasons. For the first time, GMO cannabis is being patented and manufactured, getting ready to hit shelves in your friendly neighborhood dispensary. “A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or
A year before the Declaration of Independence was signed, pioneers planted the first hemp crop at Clark’s Run Creek in Danville. Fast forward to 2018, which looked to be one of the most momentous years in the history of this storied crop. That’s because President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, and in doing so legalized hemp for the first time in
Focusing on novel traits of cannabis plants, a partnership among CannaPacific, Xing Technologies and Newcastle University, seeks to develop “one of the most advanced medical cannabis genomic breeding programs in the world,” notes a statement from CannaPacific. It is hoped that engineering novel cannabis varieties with less variability and more prod
Numerous studies have revealed the many health benefits of incorporating CBD into your life. In fact, even healthcare professionals are finally starting to acknowledge the healing properties that come with the drug. Due to recent popularity, CBD is easily accessible and comes in a variety of forms. There are coffees, teas, capsules, candies, creams
Twitter has partnered with the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to raise awareness about substance abuse when people search for marijuana on the platform. According to a report from Marijuana Moment released this week, no such policy exists for alcohol-related searches.  When Twitter users search for marijuana or re
This has been an unforgettably difficult year for many Americans. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has cost lives, jobs, and completely upended our normal societal habits. But amid this chaos is the reality that, in just 51 days, Americans across the country will head to their local voting booth or mail in their ballots to decide who'll lead
Including CBD in your skincare is so hot right now. It’s estimated to be a $580 million global market. But it may not just be a fashionable fad – research is indicating cannabidiol may be effective in treating a number of skin problems. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural chemical compound found in hemp and marijuana. The cannabinoid isn’t intoxicati
Read entire article at Benzinga.com Like every other state in the Union that hasn’t enacted laws legalizing medicinal and/or adult use cannabis, the State of Texas has a robust but illicit cannabis market which needs to be converted to a regulated and taxed industry. In fact, if the state were to go fully legal, the market would rapidly climb to in
Medical marijuana sales from Aug. 21 through Wednesday ticked up compared to the last reporting period, according to the sales report the state revenue agency released Friday. Daily sales during the 20-day period that ended Wednesday were $600,000 on average. The daily sales average during the 16-day reporting period that ended Aug. 20 was $592,000
The money was supposed to fund veteran programs but instead Missouri is burning through cash to defend itself in court. In 2018, Missouri voters approved a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in the state. Two years later and licensed sales have yet to occur. Instead, businesses that applied for a license and were rejected have filed more
The aging process for humans can really be a sad thing. As time goes by the human body starts to break down and condition(s) develop. Unfortunately, it’s a reality that cannot be overcome. Getting older can be a tough thing to navigate for many people. The aches and pains are a constant reminder that Father Time is undefeated. Getting adequate slee
Curaleaf, the state’s largest medical marijuana company, has announced it will open its second New Jersey dispensary in Bordentown Township early next year. The Massachusetts-based company announced it will open its first satellite dispensary on Route 130 North. It currently operates a dispensary and cultivation site as Curaleaf NJ in Bellmawr.   T