• UC ANR Takes In-Depth Look at the Cannabis Industry

    UC ANR Takes In-Depth Look at the Cannabis Industry

    Following the passage of Proposition 64 which legalized recreational cannabis, there was significant excitement surrounding the potential for a legal and regulated cannabis industry in California.  However, the development of the guidelines for cannabis cultivation has undergone significant delays as the state works to build infrastructure for a commodity which is still federally prohibited.  The
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  • Why marijuana firms are paying attention as higher education expands MJ course offerings across the US

    Why marijuana firms are paying attention as higher education expands MJ course offerings across the US

    Cannabis businesses are taking careful note as professional marijuana courses and programs spring up at universities and other educational institutions across the country. Examples include – to name a few – Northern Michigan University, the College of Southern Nevada, the University of Denver and Florida Gulf Coast University, with colleges offering a huge variety of
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  • Blingy vaporizers and gold rolling papers: luxury cannabis brands court the affluent

    Blingy vaporizers and gold rolling papers: luxury cannabis brands court the affluent

    Despite being expensive and sometimes rare, cannabis isn’t typically considered a luxury good. It’s too closely associated with slovenly, underperforming young men to convey wealth or style. But as cannabis becomes more acceptable and the consumer base grows to include more women and affluent professionals, some companies are aiming to become prestige brands. With limited
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  • No industrial hemp in Nebraska this year

    No industrial hemp in Nebraska this year

    Legislators earlier this year passed a bill allowing the cultivation of industrial hemp for research, but Nebraska’s nickname as the Cornhusker State is safe for the time being, as state officials work on regulations that will allow the fibrous plant to make the leap from weed to crop. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture — which
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  • Cannabis culture thriving in Morocco’s Rif Mountains

    Cannabis culture thriving in Morocco’s Rif Mountains

    Thousands of poor farmers depend on illegal plant as Rabat struggles to combat hashish crops with diversification policy. Middle East Online By Simon MARTELLI – ISSAGUEN, Morocco From father to son “If you try to grow other crops here they will fail,” says Ahmed, surrounded by lush green fields of cannabis, the illegal plant he
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  • A cannabis plant without the high?

    A cannabis plant without the high?

    Kfar Birya, Israel – At the end of an unpaved road, in a quiet suburb of a sleepy town in northern Israel, horticultural revolutionaries are growing a strain of cannabis they say relieves symptoms of some chronic illnesses but without the psychotic effects that can accompany regular weed. Behind the fence at Tikkun Olam –
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  • Green Home Construction Commences at First Florida Hemcrete Project

    Green Home Construction Commences at First Florida Hemcrete Project

    American Lime Technology, the North American leader in sustainable hemp and lime-based green building construction materials is proud to announce construction is underway at the first green home in Florida utilizing Tradical Hemcrete. Tarpon Springs, Fl and Chicago, Il (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 American Lime Technology, the North American leader in sustainable hemp and lime-based
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