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    Edibles 101

    Regardless of where you’re operating from, you’ve probably heard about the growth of the sales of cannabis extracts and edibles in markets nationwide. Consumers are increasingly looking for alternatives to smoking, for a variety of reasons, some growers are tapping into this market by making their own edibles. It may sound like a reach to […]

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      The Federal Fight

      Recent comments by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions have many cannabis industry advocates concerned. They hint that the Trump administration is about to increase enforcement of federal laws about cannabis cultivation, possession, distribution or consumption. Although President Trump himself stated on the campaign trail that he felt […]

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        They Even Took the Presents

        Three years ago in Michigan, Oakland County’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, OAKNET, heavily armed and wearing ski masks, took away almost everything that Donny Barnes owned. They seized his property, his vehicles, his tools, several of his bank accounts and shut down his antiques business, all before charging Barnes with possessing more than 100 pounds of […]

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          Rules Change Causes More Illegal Grows

          The impending deadline for legal recreational cannabis sales in California is still months away, but the frantic preparation for January 1st, 2018, has caused major upheaval among city, county and state agencies, as well as cannabis cultivators. Particularly in rural northern California, which has many illegal grow operations, the pressure to get a working, functional […]

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            Legal Grower Held at Gunpoint

            A few months ago, Big Red Farms, a legal grow operation in Yolo County, California, was raided by the anti-drug task force TRIDENT. Company co-owner Ryan Mears responded to a pounding on his door one morning to find a group of police officers armed to the teeth. “I told my 2-year-old son to stay upstairs, […]

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              Extracts From Cannabis Labeled Schedule One Substance

              A decision from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be resulting in tighter regulations for cannabis extracts next year. The DEA recently amended the Controlled Substances Act to classify marijuana extracts, including cannabidiol (CBD) as Schedule 1 substances. Cannabis’ current scheduling is the source of a number of federal headaches for cannabis growers, and on […]

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                The Election of 2016

                Election night brought some big changes to the legal marijuana map of the United States. In California, Massachusetts, and Nevada, it is now legal for adults to use marijuana recreationally. That said, it will be some time before the commercial and regulatory framework is in place for recreational use in those states. Maine may join […]

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                  Better Homes and Growers

                  Colorado Springs recently announced rules governing indoor grow operations for residences. Their ruling is the result of months of collaboration by the city police department, city fire department, and in-home growers. Although the new rules apply to all indoor flowering plants, they are clearly written with marijuana in mind. Only 150 square feet of a […]

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                    Legal Permission: Yes, Legal Supply: Not Yet

                    This is the strange but true state of events in Ohio, when it comes to medical treatment with cannabis. The state voted to legalize medical marijuana, but there currently aren’t any dispensaries, testing labs, processors or growers within the state, because of its previous prohibition status. All there is currently, is a two year deadline […]

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                      Buy Weed Yes, Buy Guns, No

                      An appeals court ruled recently that a federal ban on selling guns to holders of medical marijuana cards is not a violation of citizens’ second amendment rights. The ruling, by the 9th Circuit Court of appeals, applies to nine western states, and came after a Nevada woman, S. Rowan Wilson, attempted to purchase a firearm […]

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