The Origins of Prescription Opioids

The search for a perfect painkiller is as old as humankind. For thousands of years ancient societies pressed herbs and flowers to try find a cure for chronic pain, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that the discovery of a “miracle drug” changed the course of history like no other drug before. In the […]

Get Cannabis Covered Under Your Health Benefits

As many of you have already experienced, we’ve had continued success over the past 12 months in establishing coverage for medical cannabis under major health insurance plans. We would like to ensure that this service is offered to anyone using cannabis therapy. Please contact us if you have health benefits through your employer, or are covered […]

Claim Your Cannabis As a Medical Expense

Don’t forget to claim your medical cannabis as a medical expense when you do your 2016 taxes (due on or before April 30, 2017). Here’s how to do it: Step 1: Get Your 2016 Receipts Most Licensed Producers (LPs) have a section on their websites where you can view your past orders and print your […]

Why Licensing Will Matter When Legalization Happens

Anyone who lives in Ontario understands the burn of having harmonized sales tax (HST) added to nearly every retail purchase. Even when we don’t see the tax, it’s still there. Booze is a perfect example. On top of the LCBO’s significant mark up on imported wines, HST is also added into the price. The result […]

Harvesting With Mendo Dope

The quality of Cannabis is reaching a much higher level then ever before making it a competition between farmers. It’s Croptober in Mendocino County and after a long season it is finally time to harvest these massive Cannabis trees.   For us and many of the top farmers in the world harvesting is one of […]

CBD & medical marijuana have an uphill climb in Finland.

It’s concluded that CBD is a medicinal substance because CBD is contained in some medical products. With CBD and medical marijuana being the headlines across the world, it is only natural that Finland’s residents hoped to join the users. This is not to be the case. In Finland the only CBD product available is GW […]

10 Interesting Facts about Feminized Seeds by Sensi Seeds

Here are 10 interesting facts about cannabis seeds to share with your friends. Creating feminized versions of plant seeds did not originate with cannabis, but was a technique used in agriculture for many years before being adapted for cannabis in the 1980’s. There are several different methods of creating feminized cannabis seeds but they all […]

For the Love of the Plant – Part 2 By Frenchy Cannoli

My long relation with Cannabis was transformed from a love story to total dedication. My relationship with Hashish was at first a teenage love story, then it became the passion of a traveler and finally a dark secret to keep to blend into the “real” world and assume responsibilities for the first time of my […]

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Featured Products for November 2018: Hard Goods

Rosin Tech GoDesigned for a desktop or to fit easily within a backpack, the ultra-lightweight Rosin Tech Go is built for mobile rosin extraction. Equipped with a digital temperature controller and timer; puts out 700 pounds of pressure over a compact surface area designed for personal use.RosinTechProducts.com       Huni BadgerWith no chamber to […]

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November Round Up–Cooking with Cannabis

For foodies, there’s always a keen interest in the latest ingredient or flavor trend, and ways to bring fun, unique experiences to the table. More than ever, cannabis is an option for experimental chefs and gourmets–they don’t call it “herb” for nothing. While its dank flavor maybe an acquired taste, with growing global legalization, cannabis […]

What’s better for your health, cannabis or alcohol?

Alcohol is one of the most widely-used and recreational drugs in the world. The same thing can be said of cannabis, but there are a few huge differences between cannabis and alcohol- one of them being the level of social acceptance, and the other being its legality. But which one is better for your health? Researchers […]

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Best Cannabis Stocks Practices for New Investors

As marijuana legalization sweeps across the nation, the financial opportunities continue to manifest, with many referring to the potential of the marijuana industry as the “green rush.” Marijuana related profits used to be contained to the black market, but the advent of legalization has meant those profits have spread to the people; those in business, […]

How Do Cannabinoids Quell Anxiety?

Anxiety, like marijuana, comes with stigma but the increasing impact of anxiety disorders on family life and the economy, it’s no wonder everyone seems to be looking for a salve. The relationship between cannabis and anxiety disorders exists, but remains wholly misunderstood. Anxiety presents differently in every patient, and there is no definitive cure with […]

Guide to Growing Cannabis

  If you are interested in growing cannabis indoors, you must realize that it is entirely different from growing the plant outdoors. Indoor cannabis farming poses more challenges compared to outdoor farming. To grow healthy plants indoors, you must replicate the outdoor environment that the plants receive the right growing conditions are available. There is […]

Cannabis 101: Ingest Or Inhale

Do you live in a state where recreational cannabis is legal? Are you new to cannabis and unfamiliar with the ways you can extract its medical benefits or are just looking for an enjoyable high? One of the most important aspects of cannabis you must consider is how you’ll consume. There are two main means […]

Honey, Meet Cannabis | Benefits and Recipe

Honey is a favorite all-natural sweetener, antimicrobial, antioxidant and antibacterial substance and a byproduct of one of the hardest working species contributing to a healthy ecosystem. Bees just do their job – produce honey. But it isn’t all punch-in, punch-out collapse on the couch. These hardworking nectar-mongers are sipping on sweet, sweet juices all day […]

Swazi Gold, An African Sativa

A name that promises nothing less that treasure and a strain that delivers the goods. Swazi Gold is said to have made its way to Malawi in the 1940s and has since become one of the most important and widely used building blocks for contemporary cannabis engineers. It is famed for having a gloriously sweet […]

What Does Marijuana Do To A Boner?

Have you ever wondered, somewhere in the back of your mind (minimized to a tiny voice so as not to freak yourself out) whether the weed you smoke affects your erection? Yeah, we all have. At least those equipped to get erections have. Related: What Is Your Marijuana Use Doing To Your Penis? And it’s no […]

How Safe Is It To Smoke Marijuana Every Day?

We hear a variation of this question a lot. “Am I an addict if I smoke marijuana every day?” As with most questions, answers will be all over the place. But the most important answer is how you answer it yourself. Unfortunately, there are no definitive research that you can point to for the complete answer. […]

Adult-Use Sales in 2 Massachusetts Shops to Begin on Nov. 20

By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Nov. 16, 2018, to begin selling to recreational customers in week, making them the first commercial dispensaries in the eastern United States. Both stores — New England Treatment Access in Northampton and Cultivate Holdings in Leicester […]

The Best Cannabis Strains For Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving is only a short week away, we’ve put together a list of some of the best strains that enthusiasts can enjoy during the holiday. These strains are guaranteed to help you get through all of the parties, increase your appetite, and keep you relatively sane while you deal with family! Alaskan Thunder F*ck: […]

First cannabis-based medicine approved by FDA arrives in the U.S.

For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States. The medicine, called Epidiolex, is used to treat seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, two forms of epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder, according to a news release. “Because these patients have historically not responded […]

Colorado jury’s pot verdict may discourage similar property value lawsuits against cannabis companies

SAN FRANCISCO — A Colorado jury likely threw cold water on future legal challenges against cannabis companies by homeowners who consider filing racketeering lawsuits alleging proximity to pot operations hurts their property values, analysts and industry lawyers said Thursday. A federal jury in Denver on Wednesday rejected claims involving the odor from a pot farm […]

Mammoth Munchies and Lit Yoga: A Stoner’s Delight in L.A.

Creative minds in Los Angeles have dreamed up immersive experiences that any cannabis fan will love. One is a blend of healthful activity, political action, commerce, and trippy highs, while the other is equally mind-bending as it artfully acknowledges our weak dieting willpower — and brings the munchies to life. At Cheat Day Land, an […]

The Best Cannabis Strains For Fall

With the leaves starting to turn and a crisp coolness beginning to fill the air, autumn is finally here. From Halloween to Thanksgiving there will be plenty of time for folks to celebrate the season and what better way to do so than with some awesome herb! Check out this list of some of our […]

Lawsuit over pot, property values could have broad impacts

DENVER — A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States’ budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property’s value. The trial set to begin Monday in Denver is the first time a jury will consider a […]

Lacking Test Labs, Louisiana Delays Medical Marijuana Sales

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of two licensed cannabis growers in Louisiana said patients might have to wait two months later than hoped for medical marijuana products to be available at dispensaries across the state. John Davis, GB Sciences Louisiana president, which was hired by Louisiana State University as a sanctioned grower, told news […]

Utah House Speaker: Agreement Won’t Sandbag Marijuana Vote

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s House Speaker is telling skeptical Democrats that an agreement reached between Mormon leaders, lawmakers and cannabis proponents wasn’t done to sabotage the November 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative. The Republican leader, Greg Hughes, said the bill is “not to interrupt (Proposition 2),” but instead “to acknowledge it.” Unlike Proposition […]

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The Complexities of Patent Cannabis

CANNABIS CULTURE – Cannabis is legal for recreational use in nine states, and is legal for medicinal use in another thirty states. In every other state, it is illegal. Now that it has some legal standing, there are going to be those who realize the monetary potential behind it, and may want to get a headstart […]

Canadian legalization creates opportunities for Colorado marijuana businesses

Nationwide recreational marijuana legalization makes Canada a fertile landscape for ganjaprenuers. While some Colorado companies are already cashing in on opportunities north of the border, the effect on the local cannabis landscape is expected to be mostly invisible to consumers, industry advocates say. People began lining up in the wee hours of Newfoundland time Wednesday morning […]

What Is Still Illegal Post Cannabis Legalization?

Last Wednesday was a historic day for Canadian cannabis enthusiasts as the country finally moved forward with changes in legislation that legalized recreational adult use cannabis, making them the second country to do so after Uruguay! As you can imagine, this prompted a great deal of worldwide attention as well as celebration for Canadians that […]

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Sticky Weed: What Is It And Is It Good?

Usually, when it comes to sticky, we are not a fan (sticky fingers, sticky hands, sticky floors, sticky counters…). But give us some sticky weed, and we’re happy as a clam at high tide (no scrubbing required). Those of you new to the canna-experience — and even some long-time canna-enthusiasts — may not be familiar with […]

Colorado Rancher Trades In Horses For Hemp

John Lyons, a famous Colorado rancher with a career that spans over forty years, looks to be trading in his saddle and entering the state’s growing marijuana market! After considering selling his seventy acre ranch and retiring, Lyons was introduced to the world of hemp and cannabis by potential buyers of his land. Soon enough […]

Marijuana-friendly states want meeting with Jeff Sessions

LOS ANGELES — California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have legalized pot in […]

Do You Qualify? NJ Has A New List Of MMJ Conditions

Phil Murphy took one look at New Jersey’s floundering medical marijuana program and made it a top priority. The post Do You Qualify? NJ Has A New List Of MMJ Conditions appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Go to Source Author: Mary Schumacher Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

How Marijuana Fights Obesity: A Breakdown Of The Science

Yes, marijuana increases the appetite in most consumers, giving may of us the munchies. But marijuana fights obesity too. Find out how. The post How Marijuana Fights Obesity: A Breakdown Of The Science appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Go to Source Author: Al Olson Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

A2LA Accredits First Cannabis Lab in PA

According to a press release sent out this morning, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) accredited their first Pennsylvania cannabis-testing laboratory. Located in Harrisburg, PA, Keystone State Testing finalized their accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 on February 21, 2018. A2LA also accredited the laboratory to two cannabis-testing-specific programs, ISO/IEC 17025 – General Requirements for the […]

Maintenance and Calibration: Your Customers Are Worth It!

Ultimately, the goal of any good company is to take care of their customers by providing a quality product at a competitive price. You take the time to use good practices in sourcing raw materials, processing, testing and packaging to make sure you have a great final product. Yet in practice, sometimes the product can […]

The Necessity of Food Safety Programs in Cannabis Food Processing

When processing cannabis, in any form, it is critical to remember that it is a product intended for human consumption. As such, strict attention must also be paid to food safety as well. With more and more states legalizing either medical or recreational cannabis, the potential for improper processing of the cannabis triggering an illness […]

Iowa’s Medical CBD Program Gets Tracking System

BioMauris, LLC became the 5th company in the United States to win a state contract for a seed-to-sale platform today. BioMauris is a technology company that manages product tracking, fulfillment and distribution with a focus on the healthcare market. According to a press release, the company announced today that the state of Iowa selected BioMauris […]