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    First Violent Crime

    When the federal government and local police raided James Bowman’s marijuana farm in 2012, they destroyed his crop and kept him from becoming the largest producer of medical marijuana in the state  of Oregon. After the raid, the police did not charge Bowman with any crime, and he moved to the rural community of Wimer […]

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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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        CBD Set to Grow

        CBD, or Cannabidiol is the part of the cannabis plant that does not produce a psychotropic effect. According to marijuana market analyzers Greenwave Advisors, CBD products are also set to grow. “In terms of the CBD market size, I estimate an almost $3 billion market by 2021,” said founder Matt Karnes. “Right now there are […]

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          The Oregon Pesticide Crisis

          Legal recreational use of marijuana in Oregon is now a year and a half old, but going by the amount of product currently on shelves, you might think cannabis was illegal. Retail locations are running out of supplies, and prices have jumped dramatically in response. The cause? Oregon’s new pesticide rules. The more stringent testing […]

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            As Cannabis Grows, Beer Declines

            According to a recent report from the broker-dealer business Cowen and Company, the volume of beer sales in the states of Colorado, Oregon, and Washington are underperforming. The report was written by Vivien Azer, the company’s managing director and senior research analyst specializing in the sectors of beverages, tobacco, and cannabis. Azer analyzed the most […]

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              Tribes Attract Growers

              Duke Rodriguez, president and CEO of Ultra Health, LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona brought a three-week-old cannabis plant to the State Fair. For publicly exhibiting the plant, the state of Arizona is requiring that his company be forced to suspend sales for five days.The penalty will deny Rodriguez’ customers access to their medicine and cost him an […]

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                She Needs Her Medicine

                Abby Muszynski suffers from grand mal seizures, and for her, the only reasonable treatment is medical cannabis. Muszynski is a young girl and a newly minted resident of Colorado. Her parents, Rich and Kim, moved there from Florida in September to ensure that Abby gets access to the medicine she needs to live. When Abby […]

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                  A New Banking Option

                  Dealing with finances is a major hassle for businesses in the nascent cannabis industry. Few banks are willing to jump through all the regulatory hoops to handle transactions from marijuana businesses, only to run the risk that the federal government will declare the transactions illegal and seize the funds. Those companies who do not have […]

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                    Growers Need Water

                    For cannabis cultivators in California, more regulation is coming down the pike about water use, and the results are a mixed bag. On the one hand, growers will be allowed to purchase and store water for the first time, following a successful permit application to the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. On the other hand, […]

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                      Mental Health Benefits of Cannabis

                      For anyone interested in looking up the medicinal properties of cannabis, one of the chief frustrations is the plant’s status as a schedule 1 narcotic. Cannabis’ schedule 1 status puts it into a limbo worthy of Catch-22. Researchers can’t prove it has medicinal properties, because attempts to study it are so difficult, and attempts to […]

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