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Is Marijuana Safe and Effective as Medicine?

The potential medicinal properties of marijuana and its components have been the subject of research and heated debate for decades. THC itself has proven medical benefits in particular formulations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved THC-based medications, dronabinol (Marinol®) and nabilone (Cesamet), prescribed in pill form for the treatment of nausea in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy and to…

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Cannabis Myths: White Ash vs. Black Ash

Many qualified medical marijuana patients wonder “Is white ash cleaner than black ash?Talk to a veteran cannabis user and you might hear of an interesting test to confirm that quality of your cannabis: if the cannabis burns (vaporizes) white rather than black, it is a higher-quality product. While there is some truth to this belief, generally speaking, this is an…

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Why Is Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil So Powerful?

The combination of cannabis and coconut oil helps to relieve pain, fight cancer, improve the immune system, boost cognition, reduce inflammation, increase the metabolism, and protect heart health. Lauric acid , a fatty acid found in abundance in coconut oil, when mixed with cannabis produce better results. Bioavailability Compounds in cannabis are fat soluble. What does that mean, exactly? They…

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How to Use Hemp Wick

Hemp wick is a length of twine constructed from hemp fibers that have been coated in a layer of beeswax. When lit, hemp wick acts like a slow-burning candlestick, making it a popular choice for lighting bongs, pipes, and joints. Marketed as a natural, old school alternative to lighters or matches, hemp wicks dipped in beeswax are a popular choice…

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What is Mailing Weed

There are few government agencies with their own memorable children’s song, but sing the first few notes to, “here’s the mail, it never fails…” and any member of a certain generation of American youth is likely to give the full song in response. The American affinity for the US postal service is so extensive it even spawned multiple major motion…

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Metrc: Everything You Need To Know To Stay Compliant

Metrc is software that serves as a reporting tool to track cannabis production and products from ‘seed to sale’ in the legalized cannabis industry for commercial growers. Metrc has been selected by a large number of states to facilitate cannabis compliance data reporting, although each state has slightly different reporting requirements based on their unique regulations. Metrc stands for Marijuana…

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Winterization Definition & Information

A refinement process used to remove fats, waxes, and lipids from extracts. The winterization of oil purifies crude extracts, increasing the quality and flavor of the resultant oil. Cannabis winterization is achieved by mixing  cannabis extract with ethanol and freezing the solution to allow the undesirable compounds to solidify. The solution is then passed through a filter, separating, or winterizing, wax, lipids, and fats from…

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What Cannabis Leaves Can Tell You

Cannabis leaves can tell a great deal to the experienced gardener. Once you know what to look for, the appearance of cannabis leaves allows you to understand several important factors which affect the health of your plants. Cannabis leaves also allow you to understand the nutritional needs of your plants. If you can interpret and apply the information conveyed by…

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CBRM told to put ‘free’ back into freedom of information request

N.S. information commissioner recommends CBRM waive fee after estimating FOIPOP request at $43,000 Nova Scotia’s information and privacy commissioner says Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s estimated fee of nearly $43,000 to answer a freedom of information request in 2016 is likely the highest ever issued in the province and is “inflated and inaccurate.” In a report issued this week, Tricia Ralph said…

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