Monthly Archives: August 2017

Which One is Better For Growing Cannabis Hydroponics or Soil?

By TWB Which One is Better For Growing Cannabis: Hydroponics or Soil? In the realm of cannabis cultivation, there is this one question that lingers on for all eternity: how should you grow your cannabis hydroponics or soil? And the

3 Deadly Pharmaceuticals that Could be Replaced by Marijuana

By Alex Milzer 3 Deadly Pharmaceuticals that Could Be Replaced by Marijuana 1. Opioid-Based Painkillers So why is Big Pharma investing millions of dollars every year in researching and creating its own marijuana-based pain killers? Because Big Pharma recognizes medicinal

5 Steps to Perfecting Grow Room Climate Control

By TWB Five steps to perfecting grow room climate control Many growers who are just starting to make the transition from hobbyist to a bigger setup don’t realize how quickly an entire crop can go bad. Or, while not quite

Shutting Down Marijuana Dispensaries Increases Crime Rate

By TWB Shutting Down of Marijuana Dispensaries Increases Crime Rate A History of Marijuana There has long been a link between marijuana and crime rates. Because there was always such a high demand and it is a drug with proven

Almost 30 Miles in One Week Touring Portland’s Pot Shops

By RedHat Ralph This week I walked almost 30 miles in one week touring Portland’s pot shops and attending the cannabis events in week 14. My trek includes Willamette Week’s Best of Portland Party as well as all of the

Reconnect with Cannabis in Amsterdam- the Cannabis Capital

By Chris Fisher Cannabis Capital Do you want to be a better budtender? Then go to Amsterdam. Working in the industry in America with knowledge of the old world is priceless and it can be a good way to reconnect

Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis to Allow for Research

By TWB Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its controlled substances scheduling or drug classifications in 1970, they intended to classify drugs based on their potential for abuse, their medical use, and

AG Sessions Newest Anti-Pot Threats are Just Hot Air

By TWB Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making it crystal clear that he’s not on the pot bandwagon with new letters to three adult-use states on how they plan on addressing what he called “serious issues” surrounding marijuana use. Sessions

Survey: 42% of CBD Users Use Less Pain Pills

By TWB There’s a new survey that shows CBD Users use less pain pills because of the positive effects of Cannabidiol , also known as CBD. The compound is another component found in the cannabis plant besides Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The

Alarming Rates of Toxins Found in California’s Illegal Pot Grows

By TWB The use of chemicals in illegal marijuana grows is rampant in states like California. It’s evident in the toxins left behind by the illegal fertilizers, pesticides, and butane. One investigation uncovered thousands of used butane cans used to

Weed For Vets Now Possible With New Amendment

By TWB U.S. veterans may finally have access to medical marijuana thanks to an amendment by the The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday which would allow weed for Vets and a process to obtain medical marijuana recommendations through the

NFL is Interested in Studies of Cannabis for Pain to Treat it’s Players

By Chloe Sommers The National Football League wrote a letter to it’s players association outlining steps to work with them to study the potential use of cannabis to help in the treatment of pain for NFL players. Currently, marijuana is

Weed Felons are Welcome in Oakland’s Legal Marijuana Industry

By TWB In California, the Oakland city council unanimously approved the Equity Permit Program, which ensures a more diverse cannabis industry from the get go, including former weed felons. Approved last month, the new program will reportedly issue 50 percent

Arcane Revelry: An Elevated Dining Experience in Portland, Oregon

By Leah Maurer Perhaps you have been to a pop-up dinner series before…but not like this one! Arcane Revelry is a one-of-a-kind. elevated dining experience that made it’s debut in Portland, OR by launching an exclusive cannabis pop-up summer dinner

Redhat Ralph Visits 8 Portland Marijuana Shops in 24 Miles

By RedHat Ralph This week includes three days of the 30th Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival as well as the 2 year anniversary barbeque at Shango Dispensary in Hillsboro. I will also be continuing my Dispensary Tour north and east

The U.S. May Deschedule Marijuana with The Marijuana Justice Act

By Chloe Sommers The federal ban of marijuana may finally come to an end thanks to a bill submitted by New Jersey Senator,Corey Booker. The bill would deschedule marijuana with The Marijuana Justice Act, legislation that seeks to end the

Justice Within Reach for Kansas Couple Raided for Tomatoes and Tea Leaves

By TWB A Kansas couple will finally see their day in court after years of rulings and appeals stemming from a 2012 SWAT-like raid that only turned up some tomato plants and loose leaf tea. Some of the scarring memories

Legalizing Cannabis for Communities and Racial Justice in New York: StartSmartNY

By TWB A new adult-use (recreational) legislative initiative, StartSmartNY, has materialized in the Empire State, with the re-introduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) (previously stalled in prior legislative committees). The movement is spearheaded by a coalition comprised