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    The Marijuana Vote 2018: Where is Weed Likely to Win?

    All over the continent government policies concerning weed are shifting like tectonic plates this year. In October, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled to overturn prohibition, and recreational sales began in Canada. As for the United States, voters in Oklahoma passed an extremely progressive medical marijuana bill this summer, while Vermont residents began enjoying legal recreational […]

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      Coppola is Bringing His Magic to the Cannabis Market

      After working for 50 years making movies, Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola has developed quite a following. Follow that up with over 40 years of winemaking success, and Coppola is a marketing genius. Now Coppola is going into the cannabis industry the same way he approaches making blockbuster hits and creating fine wine: refined. The […]

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        Membership in Oregon’s MMJ Program is Decreasing

        Legalization has dealt a huge blow to Oregon’s MMJ program. The number of patients who are registered with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP), has decreased from last year. Last year there were 59,137 OMMP card-carrying members compared to this year’s total of 34,89,2 a 41% drop, with membership expected to continue to decrease. With […]

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          Cannabis’ Effect on Property Values

          If you’re wondering what cannabis legalization will do your property value, the answer is not much. You might find it interesting that in some cases that property values have increased in areas with dispensaries close by. Research by the NAR (National Association of Realtors) found that it has been fairly easy to sell a home […]

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            The FDA Asked for Our Opinions, but Will They Listen?

            The idea of legalization is a hot topic on a global scale. As important of a subject in the US, it is equally important across the globe. This is why The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence will make cannabis a topic at a meeting being held in Geneva in December. They will […]

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              Could Hemp Be Canada’s Next Billion-Dollar Industry?

              Back in the 70’s, a group of researchers developed a product called canola that has become a popular item located on grocery store shelves everywhere. Now, canola has become a billion dollar industry for Canada, and they are hoping that hemp can do the same. Hemp is a very resourceful product that can be used […]

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                UK Getting Medical Cannabis in November

                UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that cannabis-derived medications will be cleared for prescription by physicians in England, Wales, and Scotland on November 1st. The drugs will be placed on schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs regulations (2001), which will allow them to be prescribed legally. The cases of twelve-year-old Billy Caldwell and six-year-old […]

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                  Yeast Used to Create CBD and THC Synthetically

                  Unlike other drugs, cannabis cultivation doesn’t require a doctorate in medicine or science. For the most part, it’s treated as a form of agriculture, but that may soon change. Ginkgo Bioworks, a Boston-based company that refers to themselves as “the organism company,” landed a $100-million-dollar deal with one of Canada’s most prominent cannabis companies, Cronos […]

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                    Moss-Like Plant Could Be Cannabis Copycat

                    Scientists have recently discovered another source of cannabinoid that comes from liverwort, a relative of mosses. Radula, a genus of the plant, for example, has several species that can produce a chemical very similar to THC found in cannabis, the psychoactive component of the drug that causes the feeling of being “high.” Scientists have yet […]

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                      An Untapped Well of Labor for Cannabusinesses

                      This week marked the launch of the first ever National Expungement Week, where, in cities across the country, Americans are trying to leave their past behind them. According to FBI crime statistics, just last year nearly 1.4 million Americans were arrested for drug possession, and 600,000 of those were for marijuana. Of the remaining drug […]

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