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Thu
15
Jul

Hemp farming challenges projected to give way to growth

Eustis, Florida — 21 years oldst-Century greenhouse, for ancient crops. In the case of Glen Treadwell Treadwell farm, The crop is hemp.

“I like the idea that it can be done all year round,” he said. “It’s a plant that catches you.”

His family has been farming in Florida for over a century, but recently hemp has been added.

“It’s one of the hardest plants to grow,” he said. “You need to have the right process, and that’s what we had to learn, people taught us, and we treat it to others I’m trying to teach you the right way. “

Jamie Treadwell is Glenn’s daughter and a member of the next generation of treadwell farmers.

Thu
15
Jul

THC-O Potency – The Complex Process of Making THC-O Acetate

The question of how a cannabinoid is “made” does not come up very often. That’s because it’s usually pretty simple, they are “made” by the cannabis plant. However, there are a few compounds that are byproducts of phytocannabinoids and some other type of chemical catalyst… meaning they aren’t 100% naturally derived. THC-O Acetate falls under this category. So what is the actual THC-O potency and how exactly is this new and exciting cannabinoid created?
Thu
15
Jul

Mental Health Commission of Canada and partners invest $2 million towards researching mental health effects of cannabis use

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and its partners have announced the investment of $2 million toward targeted research on the mental health effects of cannabis use among diverse populations in Canada.

The joint investment will fund 18 research projects with a focus on subpopulations that are under-represented in current research.

Mon
12
Jul

Study Shows Growing Cannabis Uses Less Water than Previously Thought

A study from the University of California Berkeley Cannabis Research Center has determined that licensed cannabis cultivation operations use less water than previously thought. Researchers from the center began studying water use by cannabis growers in 2017, following the legalization of recreational marijuana in California the previous year.

Mon
12
Jul

Apple Changes Cannabis App Policy – Will Google Follow?

Apps on phones and other devices play a huge role in most of our daily lives. Some apps are purely for entertainment, such as mind numbing video games.

Other apps play a much more important role, such as apps that are dedicated to tracking exercise activity or other health-related matters.

In the cannabis world apps come in many forms, however, access to those apps can often be tricky. 

Historically, major app providers like Google and Apple have been unkind to cannabis apps, often preventing them from being listed or taking them down shortly after initial listing.

Mon
12
Jul

Is There A Difference Between Indica And Sativa Strains?

The terms indica and sativa were initially used to refer to the look of the cannabis plant. Here is what experts think of them today.

Some of the most popular terms within the cannabis world are indica and sativa. They are unavoidable when purchasing cannabis or when talking to someone who smokes weed regularly. As cannabis legitimizes across the country, industry experts have started to question the validity of these terms. Are they still relevant?

Fri
09
Jul

Why Does Marijuana Have Different Colors?

Once you start to get involved with marijuana, you start to learn that there’s much more to the plant than smoking it and getting high. Experienced users know what they like and know how to get different results with the plant, depending on different factors like chosen strain, terpenes and knowing what works with their bodies.

All the colors of the rainbow (almost)

While marijuana is primarily green, there are many different shades ranging from lime colored buds to bright purple ones. Where do these come from and why is there so much variability? Plants have thousands of compounds that affect their shape and color. Temperature, time of harvest and other factors are big influences on the plant’s color.

Fri
09
Jul

Alberta diversifying agriculture through hemp fibre processing

The Alberta government is underscoring its focus on building a strong agriculture section, with an eye to creating jobs and attracting investment in value-added processing.

To that end, the province and the federal government have announced more than $300,000 in financial support for the non-profit Alberta Hemp Alliance (AHA). The one-time grant, to be allocated over two years, will help set up a provincial industry association for hemp processing through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Wed
07
Jul

How to Spot a Fake Vape Cartridge

At Green Market Report, we like to focus on finances and analytics in the cannabis industry. In this article, however, we’re going to shift our focus a little bit – to fake vape cartridges.

Fake vape cartridges are a serious problem. They’re often made to mimic well-known brands, and they can reduce consumer confidence in the industry. Worse still – they can make you very sick, or even kill you if you don’t know how to spot them.

Unfortunately, the packaging for these vape cartridges can be incredibly professional. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how you can spot the fakes.

But first, a piece of advice:

Wed
07
Jul

What No One Tells You About Hemp Bioplastics

One of the most significant dangers to our wildlife, environment, and global climate is something nearly every person on Earth uses every single day: plastic (single-use plastic in particular).

It is devastating oceans and waterways, covering land and beaches, and filling landfills at a staggering rate.

This is not a problem we will be able to outrun.

Thankfully, there are cannabis companies across the globe dedicated to developing hemp-based solutions to our plastic problem.

Scientists are using hemp to create biodegradable plastics, called bioplastics, that are harmless to the environment and degrade in just a fraction of the time of standard single-use plastic.

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