In recent years, blockchain technology has emerged as a powerful tool with the potential to revolutionize various industries. A partnership between ACS Laboratory, the largest hemp and cannabis testing facility in the eastern United States, and Blockticity, a leader in guaranteed certificates of authenticity, is a prime example of how this technology is being leveraged for innovation. The collaboration resulted in a blockchain-based certificate of authenticity (COA) verification process for the cannabis and hemp industries,…"How Blockchain Is Transforming Cannabis Certification Systems"
I counted over 175 talks and posters at the 33rd annual gathering of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), which convened in Toronto at the end of June. In accordance with longstanding ICRS policy, all speakers presented new findings and data that had not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal. But this year’s 4-day ICRS conference was notable not only for its cutting-edge science. It was also the first ICRS meeting since the passing…"ICRS 2023: Report from Toronto"
Last week, Marijuana Moment reported on a new Arkansas law that would protect medical cannabis users’ gun rights. This law is the most recent in a series of attempts by states to get around federal gun control laws that prohibit cannabis users from owning or buying guns. It won’t work. I’ve written extensively on the federal laws at issue (see links to my posts below). Arkansas is trying to protect its medical cannabis users by…"Arkansas Passed a Cannabis Gun Rights Law. It Won’t Work."
While states throughout the U.S. continue to embrace the new legal wave of cannabis, it doesn’t eclipse the strife within the industry. Over the past few years, the industry has faced issues around oversupply, falling prices, stringent regulations and distribution problems, among others, which often fall especially heavy on cultivators. Now, new research findings show exactly how these employees are faring in the current climate. According to the third edition of the U.S. Cannabis Cultivator…"Survey: 58% of Cultivators Feel ‘Bad’ or ‘Terrible’ About Current State of Cannabis"
Five People who should NOT smoke weed! Most people who smoke cannabis will never have a problem with it. They’ll find adequate times to light up, know when to slow down when they’ve had too much, and listen to their bodies—making wise choices. But, ah, my dear friends, let’s not shy away from the truth—some people just can’t help but mess things up when it comes to weed. Yes, those individuals whose…"Everyone Should Try Cannabis, Except These 5 People, They Should Stay Away from Weed!"
CBD has taken the natural wellness world by storm, with many people turning to it for its potential therapeutic benefits. More recently, CBD vape and cartridges have become extremely popular as an efficient and effective way to consume this cannabinoid. These are popular products in the booming cannabis industry. But it is essential to know are cbd cartridge and cbd vape pen the same? They are devices that vaporize a liquid that contains cannabidiol, a…"What is the Technology Behind CBD Vape and Cartridges?"
It was once a common assumption within the cannabis community that plant cannabinoids aren’t “activated” or useful until they are “decarbed” — short for decarboxylated — which refers to the process of heating cannabis before it is consumed. But that notion has proven to be way off the mark. The major and minor cannabinoids in raw, unprocessed cannabis plants are found in their acid form: THCA, CBDA, CBGA, CBCA, and THCVA. When decarboxylated at a particular…"Three Delicious Raw Cannabis Smoothie Recipes"
California’s cannabis industry is a mess. Between the rampant illegal market, onerous taxation, unnecessarily complicated regulations, debt defaults, and a host of other factors, things have never been worse. Businesses big and small are imploding. Without federal bankruptcy protection, the best tool available to insolvent and nearly insolvent companies is gone. So we’re going to start to see a huge uptick in alternative methods of dealing with failing cannabis businesses: receiverships. What is a receivership?…"Cannabis Receiverships Are Coming to California"
Recently in South Dakota, two law enforcement officers were forgiven by the South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers Standards Commission for cannabis use. According to the South Dakota Searchlight, the commission made decisions on more than a dozen pending certifications and recertifications, of “officers, canine units, and reciprocity for out-of-state or Indian Country officers seeking state certification.” Many “officer hopefuls” attended a commission meeting on July 12 to make their case. The first was Officer Kody…"South Dakota Police Commission Approves Officer Applicants with Cannabis Records"
For the past couple of years, the cannabis industry has faced significant challenges, with a bear market persisting. Plummeting flower prices, burdensome debt payments, and plateauing sales in mature markets have contributed to this situation. There was hope that the industry’s fortunes would improve with the passage of banking legislation like the SAFE Act or significant developments such as TerrAscend’s approval to move to the Toronto Stock Exchange. Surprisingly, a potential solution could lie…"Want to Double Profits in the Cannabis Industry Overnight? Get Rid of the 280E Tax Code like Green Market Report Says!"