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California Cannabis Testing Lab Suspended After Failing To Test For Pesticides

California Cannabis Testing Lab Suspended After Failing To Test For Pesticides

Testing cannabis for molds, toxic metals and pesticides poses many challenges, some of which have little to do with the mechanisms of the scientific rigors of the actual testing process. Properly working the heavy machinery found in marijuana testing labs such as centrifuges and chromatography equipment takes an in-depth understanding of the machinery and the […]

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Legal Las Vegas Marijuana Sales Reach Anther Benchmark in August, But Not All Is Perfect

Legal Las Vegas Marijuana Sales Reach Anther Benchmark in August, But Not All Is Perfect

Las Vegas marijuana sales are still on the rise with the most recent numbers for August from the Nevada Department of Taxation showing over a $3 million increase from last August. Reportedly, there were a total of $48.8 million in taxable cannabis related sales in August that included both recreational, medical and wholesale marijuana sales.  […]

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Marijuana Industry to Remain Cash Industry in Las Vegas and Around the Country for Years

Marijuana Industry to Remain Cash Industry in Las Vegas and Around the Country for Years

There are many challenges facing the marijuana industry in Las Vegas and around the country, not least of which are the banking problems. Few banking solutions have been found for marijuana companies in Las Vegas, and the solutions that have been discovered only highlight just how challenging working with banks can be when it comes […]

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Dr. Cindy Orser Speaks at MJ Biz Science Symposium

Dr. Cindy Orser Speaks at MJ Biz Science Symposium

Dr. Cindy Orser, Chief Science Officer of Digipath Labs in Las Vegas, NV speaks at the MJ Biz Science Symposium. The Science Symposium is designed as a primer for cannabis entrepreneurs who are seeking greater familiarity with the plant and its applications that will lead to the development of best practices for producing consumer-friendly marijuana […]

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Medical Marijuana In Utah, What They Can Learn From Nevada Marijuana Sales

Medical Marijuana In Utah, What They Can Learn From Nevada Marijuana Sales

A lot happened during the midterm elections for marijuana reform this year. Voters approved medical marijuana in Utah, Nevada’s neighbor to the east. Legal cannabis in any form has remained elusive to Utah residents for many years. Even being sandwiched between Colorado and Nevada, two of the most popular states for recreational marijuana, was not […]

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What Happens with Las Vegas Marijuana Now that Jeff Sessions Is Out As AG

What Happens with Las Vegas Marijuana Now that Jeff Sessions Is Out As AG

After historic midterm elections that resulted in a green wave crashing into the United States, Ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted his resignation the very next day. While the president had eluded to firing Jeff Sessions for a while now due to his recusal from the Mueller probe, his departure has some very positive implications for […]

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The Challenges for Humboldt Marijuana Growers to Transition to a Regulated Market

The Challenges for Humboldt Marijuana Growers to Transition to a Regulated Market

The challenges for Humboldt marijuana growers to transition into a highly regulated market have proven to be steep. Growing cannabis in not only a time honored tradition of Humboldt County, it has been a source of financial livelihood. The same is true of the other counties of the region in California that is as fertile […]

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Utah State Senator Jim Dabakis Comes to Las Vegas to Try Marijuana for the First Time

Utah State Senator Jim Dabakis Comes to Las Vegas to Try Marijuana for the First Time

Our neighbors to the east, Utah, will be voting on a fairly tame medical marijuana law next month. If Proposition 2 passes, medical marijuana patients in Utah would not be allowed to smoke marijuana or purchase more than two ounces of marijuana flower or any cannabis product with more than 10 grams of THC. Being […]

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Las Vegas Residents are Comfortable with Marijuana According to Recent Poll

Las Vegas Residents are Comfortable with Marijuana According to Recent Poll

According to the most recent Gallup poll, 66% of Americans are for the full-on legalization of adult-use marijuana. The way things are moving in our federal government and abroad, they may not have to wait much longer either. Now that Canada began the regulated commercial sale of recreational marijuana nationwide on October 17, the United […]

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The Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Research

The Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Research

One of the more difficult contradictions for marijuana legalization advocates to rationalize is the prohibition of medical cannabis research. The federal government labels cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance which classifies marijuana as a highly addictive substance with no medical value. Yet, there has been little research permitted by the federal government that would […]

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