Yearly Archives: 2017
Uruguay’s Cannabis Legalization a Success!
As the first country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, Uruguay has progressed and impressed in just five months with it’s liberal cannabis policies.
Uruguay’s ambitious plan allows individuals and clubs to grow cannabis and pharmacies to sell to the 16,000 currently registered users. The government even sponsors a limited number of huge grows that sell to the pharmacies at regulated prices. The goal is to undermine the black market by producing better quality at a lower price.
Uruguayans can either grow it themselves, or join one of 70 clubs that grows and distributes… Continue reading
So, you got a fat sack from your friend, do you have any idea what’s in there besides those choice nugs?
Did you know there’s a huge chance that it’s got a fair share of mold spores, fungicide residue and most likely some pesticide. The kind of thing a lab can test for, and prevent you from getting sick from the use of it.
Bud damaged by mold.
Sad, but it’s true. Since California passed it’s ‘legalization’ law last year, many dispensaries and manufacturers of cannabis products have begun testing their cannabis. Some have in fact quietly pulled product from… Continue reading
Now there’s a new reason to visit Las Vegas, legal cannabis! As of July 1, 2017, visitors to Nevada from all over the world can now enjoy recreational marijuana along with residents of the state. The first cannabis dispensary to open on the Las Vegas strip saw long lines waiting when the doors opened today. Continue reading
In Oregon and California, farmers growing grapes are starting to grow cannabis as well. Since they have similar growing requirements, similar seasons, require irrigation and land that is ready to grow, the transition isn’t that hard.
Oregon has already legalized marijuana sales and consumption, and Californians will enjoy legalization of recreational cannabis next year. So many farmers are planning ahead to get a jump on the latest trend in agriculture.
Farmers will have to compete with indoor grows and many will opt for more secure grow ops in greenhouses. Success will depend upon how the marketplace develops. … Continue reading
A new scientific study on the effects of cannabis on mice of varying ages showed that mature and older mice exhibited vastly improved memory and cognitive abilities when given a daily dose of cannabis extract. The change was so drastic, the older mice performed as well as drug-free young mice in memory tests.
Unexpectedly, younger mice who were given the same dose, performed worse on the same tests than the older mice who were given cannabis.
“These results reveal a profound, long-lasting improvement of cognitive performance resulting from a low dose of THC treatment in mature and old animals,” the scientists write. The boost in brain function was linked to an apparent restoration of gene expression in the brain to more youthful levels.