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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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      Cannabis and Aging

      When Americans imagine the first time cannabis user, most probably think of a young person, fresh out of college, looking to experiment. They almost certainly don’t picture someone’s grandparent. However, Ruth Brunn turned 98 before she first tried medicating with cannabis. She lives at the Hebrew Home in the Bronx, New York and consumes cannabis […]

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        How Safe are You?

        A recently published study out of Colorado is offering growers a chance to better understand the needs and concerns of workers in the cannabis industry. The report “Work and Well-Being in the Colorado Cannabis Industry,” analyzed survey data collected in 2015 from 214 workers in the industry, looking to understand them better. “The purpose of […]

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          Cannabis Prices Drop As Supply Grows

          It’s the basic economic principle of supply and demand. When there is more demand than supply, producers can charge a higher price for their rarer product. When supply outstrips demand, prices drop as producers compete for sales. It’s what makes capitalism efficient. So it should come as no surprise that the price of cannabis goes […]

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            Terpenes 101

            When most people talk about cannabis and its effects, there are two chemicals that come first in everyone’s minds: delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The two chemicals together account for most of the amount of cannabinoids in cannabis, so it makes sense. Those two are the most prevalent, and the ratio of THC to CBD […]

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              Can Cannabis Help Treat Asthma?

              One of the little medical ironies of the world is that breathing in smoke can reduce the symptoms of asthma sufferers. Most of the time, inhaling smoke is bad news for your respiratory system, if for no other reason than that smoke is almost inherently carcinogenic. The medical community isn’t about to recommend that asthma […]

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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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                  The Cost of Lighting

                  From the outset, lighting has been a major issue for commercial indoor grow operations. The standard incandescent bulbs still used in most households are more or less useless for growing cannabis, and many growers have turned to High-Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps to get the maximum yield from their plants. However, metal-halide or high-pressure sodium HID […]

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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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                      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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