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Hemp is the multibillion-dollar cannabis opportunity few have heard about

April 20th, 2018 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

If the move to make it legal succeeds, entire industries could be revolutionized. Today, the U.S. is the world’s largest consumer of hemp products. But because of the federal prohibition imposed on cannabis and hemp, the U.S. is importing an estimated $100 million of hemp products each year.



Shatter, Batter, Wax: how cannabis extracts come to be

March 24th, 2018 at 9:41 am » Comments Off

Elevated by its potency and portability, formerly-niche cannabis oil is going wide. SOME TIME AROUND the mid-aughts, folks in the weed industry began to notice a shift in the market. Pot smokers were smoking less, and dabbing more—heating the plant’s oily extracts to inhale high concentrations of hallmark marijuana molecules like THC. Extracts, which go […]



Marijuana soda startup California Dreamin’ wants to replace booze

March 23rd, 2018 at 10:11 am » Comments Off

“Enjoy a light, social high,” says the funky bottle of California Dreamin’ cannabis-infused sparkling pomegranate juice. Launching today at Y Combinator Demo Day, California Dreamin’ is serving up an alcohol alternative that still gets you lit, but without the same hangover or health issues.



Get ready for weed yoga: The first legal cannabis spa may be on its way

February 9th, 2018 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

Weed and yoga might just be a match made in heaven. But despite pot’s legal status in Denver, “ganja yoga” isn’t permitted. Well, unless you get stoned yourself and then go to a yoga class. But maybe there’s another option on the way…



California winery to produce alcohol-free, marijuana-infused wine

December 21st, 2017 at 2:01 pm » Comments Off

Rebel Coast Winery has produced the world’s first alcohol-free, THC-loaded white wine(Credit: Rebel Coast Winery)



Legal weed is getting cheaper, fast

September 22nd, 2017 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

As states legalize marijuana across the country for medical and recreational use, prices are dropping faster than growers and sellers would like them to, according to the Wall Street Journal. The cannabis industry has grown over the past few years, bringing in more than $6 billion a year in retail.



Big-name tech investors are pouring millions into the marijuana industry

September 11th, 2017 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

OAKLAND, California – The storied Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital has launched a slew of tech companies: Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Instagram. Now its search for the next big thing has led it to … pot.



Marijuana ‘trimmigrants’ have the hardest job in the industry ― and they could soon be upstaged by robots

April 21st, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Every summer, tens of thousands of migrant workers swarm a remote area of Northern California — the marijuana-growing capital of the US — to find work as “trimmers” after the weed has been harvested. Their job is to prune the fluffy, green buds with small pairs of scissors to clear them of leaves before they […]



Vaporized marijuana mitigates treatment-resistant diabetic neuropathy, study shows

April 18th, 2015 at 7:15 pm » Comments Off

According to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain, vaporized cannabis mitigates pain intensity in diabetic subjects in a dose-dependent manner.  



Medical marijuana for pets

March 24th, 2015 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

A bill recently proposed in the Nevada state legislature, would grant ailing pets access to medical marijuana.  



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