Recreational and Medical Marijuana

U.S. just admitted that cannabis DOES kill cancer cells
Sep20

U.S. just admitted that cannabis DOES kill cancer cells

  Originally posted on healthnetlive.com “Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory (see Question 6). At this time, there is not enough evidence to recommend that patients inhale or ingest Cannabis as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms or side effects of cancer therapy (see Question 7).” Source – National Cancer Institute That’s according to the US government, which has added a page on...

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Grow Hack: Wind Barriers for Growing in Dry, Breezy Areas
Sep12

Grow Hack: Wind Barriers for Growing in Dry, Breezy Areas

Originally posted by Sirius J – hightimes.com Growing cannabis in areas of serious drought without using too much water requires some infrastructure you wouldn’t normally think of for a garden. Here are some great tips to minimize water losses due to high winds and to make sure your precious product in the trichomes doesn’t get eroded off your buds. Prevailing or gusty winds can seriously, and unnecessarily, increase the water...

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These 10 influencers used to work at Bose, Apple, GoPro, Google and Aveda. Now they work in weed
Sep12

These 10 influencers used to work at Bose, Apple, GoPro, Google and Aveda. Now they work in weed

The cannabis industry is luring executives and influencers away from America’s most influential technology companies and lifestyle brands. This is why — in their own words Originally posted by Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff You’ve seen the headlines. You’ve seen the numbers. In the two and a half years of legal marijuana sales, it is already a billion dollar-per-year industry in Colorado alone with projections estimating...

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Strawberries dipped and decadent with canna-chocolate (recipe)
Sep12

Strawberries dipped and decadent with canna-chocolate (recipe)

Originally posted by Laurie Wolf, The Cannabist Staff Strawberries dipped in cannabis-infused chocolate take an already pretty, sexy dessert to new heights. The glaze is made with canna-coconut oil and melted chocolate, and the strawberries coated with this dreamy dip are wonderful to share. These berries take practically no time to prepare, and will keep in the fridge overnight. Other fresh fruits can be dipped as well, or dried...

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Colorado pot shops post record-breaking sales figures topping $122 million in July 2016
Sep12

Colorado pot shops post record-breaking sales figures topping $122 million in July 2016

Pot’s hottest month ever: Marijuana sales notch record $122.7 million By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s monthly marijuana sales notched an all-time high in July as shops sold nearly $122.7 million of medical and recreational cannabis, according to state revenue data released Monday. The monthly haul surpasses the previous record notched this past April — a month that includes the annual 4/20 marijuana holiday —...

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These are the 9 most popular weed strains in Colorado
Sep12

These are the 9 most popular weed strains in Colorado

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Found: 13,450 plants from illegal pot grow operation in San Isabel National Forest
Aug31

Found: 13,450 plants from illegal pot grow operation in San Isabel National Forest

By David Migoya, The Denver Post A team of federal forestry and homeland security agents working with Huerfano County sheriff’s deputies this week found and destroyed a large illegal pot grow operation tucked inside the San Isabel National Forest. Agents from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Homeland Security, the Colorado National Guard and deputies found the operation just east of Cuchara, and took...

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These cannabis-infused lemongrass chicken skewers will jumpstart any party
Aug31

These cannabis-infused lemongrass chicken skewers will jumpstart any party

By Laurie Wolf, The Cannabist Staff Love to grill out? These cannabis-infused lemongrass chicken skewers could change your life. And using the actual lemongrass as skewers (see the photo above) can be pretty cool. Like stringing new potatoes on a rosemary branch, you may have to poke a hole or two in the chicken pieces — and maybe the peppers as well. I have made this dish with seeded jalapenos, and the results were fantastic. The...

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Pot businesses are now headhunting employees who specifically have experience in Colorado weed
Aug31

Pot businesses are now headhunting employees who specifically have experience in Colorado weed

By The Cannabist Staff Now that more states are legalizing marijuana, businesses outside of Colorado are plucking talent from the Rocky Mountain state that was the first to go recreational, says Karson Humiston, founder of Vangst Talent Network. Humiston’s firm has had its headhunter services tapped by businesses seeking a variety of workers with experience in Colorado. “Quite a few different clients have hired us to do this,” she...

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Why some pot costs are way, way down in Colorado
Aug31

Why some pot costs are way, way down in Colorado

As more people launch large-scale industrial grow operations to supply Colorado’s dispensaries and makers of weed-infused goodies, the prices go down as a result By Shay Castle, The Daily Camera The price of pot is going down, way down, as more people launch large-scale industrial grow operations to supply the state’s dispensaries and makers of weed-infused goodies. The precipitous declines of the past several months are likely...

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The Marijuana Industry Pulls Victory From the Jaws of a DEA Defeat
Aug29

The Marijuana Industry Pulls Victory From the Jaws of a DEA Defeat

Despite the DEA’s failure to reschedule marijuana, the cannabis industry has plenty of positives to look forward to.  Originally written by Sean Williams (TMFUltraLong) Aug 28, 2016 Image source: Getty Images. August began with plenty of promise for the marijuana industry, but those high hopes went up in smoke on Aug. 11, when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency released its long-awaited decision on whether it would reclassify...

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Baked seasonal fruit with maple drizzle (recipe)
Aug23

Baked seasonal fruit with maple drizzle (recipe)

Post originally published on thecannabist.co by Laurie Wolf, The Cannabist Staff My husband, Bruce, is teaching a food photography class and I am helping with the food styling. Lots of yummy stuff is in season right about now. We did a fruit still life and I was left with many leftovers and some time to turn them into something canna-worthy for my happy followers. I decided to bake the fruit with medicated granola, and let me say that...

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Tricky subject: Colorado schools setting policy for students’ medical marijuana use
Aug23

Tricky subject: Colorado schools setting policy for students’ medical marijuana use

The spirit of ‘Jack’s Law’ allowing students to use medical marijuana on school property is cut and dry, according to bill sponsor: ‘Ultimately, the school districts can figure it out, or the state will figure it out for you.’ Originally posted by Monte Whaley, The Denver Post Colorado school districts this year are wrestling with a new law that allows students with a valid prescription to get medical...

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Report: Legalized weed in Cali could create $6.5B market by 2020
Aug23

Report: Legalized weed in Cali could create $6.5B market by 2020

Origonally published on thecannabist.co by Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff California legalizing recreational marijuana could grow the industry there to $6.5 billion in 2020 — and also serve as a “watershed moment” for the industry in and outside the United States, according to a report released Tuesday. Market research firms the Arcview Group and New Frontier delved into California’s massive and uniquely complicated cannabis...

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How legal U.S. weed is decreasing Mexico cartel profits
Aug02

How legal U.S. weed is decreasing Mexico cartel profits

Border seizures are down as growers try to compete with both quality and prices of marijuana in the United States By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Legal marijuana may be doing at least one thing that a decades-long drug war couldn’t: taking a bite out of Mexican drug cartels’ profits. The latest data from the U.S. Border Patrol shows that last year marijuana seizures along the southwest border tumbled to their lowest level...

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How to make cannabutter in 7 steps
Aug02

How to make cannabutter in 7 steps

By Laurie Wolf, The Cannabist Staff – Originally posted on thecannabist.co Editor’s note: This how-to guide has been updated to include information about decarboxylation. The best cannabutter in America, you ask? It’s easy. Follow the directions, and you will make the best butter your weed will allow. The truth is however, the butter is just as good as the weed you make it with. Some people like to make a mild butter and use...

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Do $2 Roadside Drug Tests Send Innocent People to Jail?
Aug02

Do $2 Roadside Drug Tests Send Innocent People to Jail?

By Logan Kirkland –  Originally posted on hightimes.com The use and possession of drugs in the United States is problematic, but a bigger problem that people are facing is the $2 roadside drug test kits used by cops that can lead to false convictions. In 1973, Richard Nixon established the DEA, declaring “an all-out global war on the drug menace,” which led to a pair of California inventors patenting a disposable comparison...

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Marijuana Is the Most Popular Drug Purchased Online
Jul25

Marijuana Is the Most Popular Drug Purchased Online

This article was originally posted here on by Mona Zhang  July 20, 2016 – hightimes.com The dark web is changing how people buy illicit drugs. In the past two years, those who bought drugs from dark net markets increased from nearly eight percent to 15 percent, according to the Global Drug Survey. While most people are still buying from street dealers, the global trend toward online cryptomarkets should probably have drug...

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This Colorado company is making CBD extract by the truckload
Jul25

This Colorado company is making CBD extract by the truckload

CW Hemp brings its massive harvest to Boulder, where it is extracted and combined with organic olive or coconut oil and then sold online — more than $1 million worth in each of the past two months By Shay Castle, Daily Camera – this article has been re-posted from thecannabist.co BOULDER — The nondescript building in east Boulder is like many other in the city; is, in fact, identical to several surrounding structures. Passing...

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Coming soon: A marijuana career fair. Valuable tips and advice on what not to do
Jul25

Coming soon: A marijuana career fair. Valuable tips and advice on what not to do

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff – Originally posted on thecannabist.co So you’ve spiffied up your resume. Now what? The Cannabist gets all the details on the upcoming cannabis job fair – and what attendees can expect from the event The concept of a cannabis-centric career fair is still novel enough to inspire a few chuckles. But the truth is this: Marijuana is a billion dollar-per-year industry in Colorado alone...

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