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A Lot of California Legal Marijuana is Covered in Bacteria and Pesticides

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A Lot of California Legal Marijuana is Covered in Bacteria and Pesticides

California legal recreational marijuana became available for retail sale on January 1st, before lab testing companies had the capacity to properly test the cannabis sold. In other words, the California legal marijuana that you can now purchase remains untested for the most part. The illegal marijuana market is obviously not tested, so many consumers never […]

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The Upside to Change

The Upside to Change

One of the constants in life is change. We often fear change as we find it easier to cling to the status quo. Change for a business or enterprise is even more daunting as businesses are complex, multi-faceted and interconnected in numerous ways. Change within a business affects internal and external individuals, processes, procedures and […]

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On the Occasion of Thanksgiving

On the Occasion of Thanksgiving

I am certainly thankful on this Thanksgiving Day 2017 for both personal and cannabis centric reasons. First for the cannabis centric reasons for thanks. The cannabis industry has enjoyed an extended period of expansion around the US and the world without undue and unnecessary governmental interference for which I give thanks. Here in Las Vegas […]

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Recreational Cannabis Alive in Nevada: Witnessing History in the Making

Recreational Cannabis Alive in Nevada: Witnessing History in the Making

Nevadans stepped into their future on July 1st when recreational cannabis became widely available at 38 dispensaries in Las Vegas and 4 in Reno. Now two weeks into recreational cannabis, the consensus is overwhelmingly positive, the excitement of bringing recreational cannabis to Nevada is palpable. Big congratulations go out to both the local Clark County […]

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Nevada’s Governor Sandoval Supports Native Americans

Nevada’s Governor Sandoval Supports Native Americans

Coming on the heels of the recent debacle of the highly anticipated, windswept High Times Cannabis Cup event on tribal lands just north of Las Vegas, Senate Bill 375 effectively now allows direct talks with the governor’s office on the use and sale of medical marijuana (MMJ) on tribal lands.  Nevada’s Native Americans not only […]

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CannMed 2017 Hilights Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis

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CannMed 2017 Hilights Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis

This past week the second annual CannMed Conference, held on the Harvard Medical School campus in Boston MA, was kicked off in appropriate fashion with a video presentation by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, to whom the cannabis industry owes its continuing gratitude for his prescient deduction 50 years ago, linking phyto-cannabinoids to an existing endocannabinoid system […]

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Inherent Residual Solvents In Your Cannabis

Inherent Residual Solvents In Your Cannabis

Individual assumptions about organic solvents probably varies quite a bit, but normally the term “organic solvents” conjure up putrid visions of poisonous, flammable and toxic vapors, but not all organic solvents fall into that fearful category.  We can’t always see or smell them; but they are volatile, and typically measured using a GC/MS with headspace […]

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The Role of Science in Society & Cannabis

The Role of Science in Society & Cannabis

Who doesn’t love science?  From dinosaurs to galaxies far, far away; from the interdependence of life with death, the scourge of disease, the gift and curse of radioactivity.  At some level, everyone appreciates and enjoys learning about the world around them on this rock we call Earth, whirling at 17,672 mph through the seemingly infinite […]

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The National Academies Has Spoken

The National Academies Has Spoken

At this crucial time for cannabis policy and national standing, a subcommittee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine has released a pre-publication entitled, “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research.”  The National Academy of Sciences, a revered institution, was established by President Lincoln […]

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