So, How Did Cannabis Sativa Really Become the Strain for Energy and Focus?

The acceptance and growth of cannabis have promoted different views from different people, some true and some not so much. It is important that concrete information is made available to guide people from error. One of the common thoughts particularly about cannabis strains is that the sativa species is the…

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Focus on the family: How the War on Drugs destroyed America’s foster care system

For those who have no experience with child protective services, the state foster system often brings to mind thoughts of wrongs righted, children saved, and love persevering. Unfortunately, that’s too often not the case. A recent report reveals how the state foster system acts as a secondary criminal justice system,…

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Trump’s Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee Report Will Focus On These 3 Cannabis Problems

White House’ Negative Cannabis Coalition Just the “Same Old Same Old” According to a recent Buzzfeed Report, the White House has a Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee which instructed 14 Federal Agencies and the DEA to submit data that demonstrates the ‘most significant negative trends’ about marijuana and the ‘threats it…

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New rules for Colorado marijuana industry focus on boosting research, consumer safety

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm By Alicia Wallace and Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Changes to the rules governing Colorado’s cannabis industry go into effect Jan. 1, including a groundbreaking path for in-state research projects. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division finalized and…

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Scotts Miracle-Gro sells off international operations to focus on core business and hydroponics

Published: Aug 31, 2017, 4:24 pm • Updated: Aug 31, 2017, 5:10 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Scotts Miracle-Gro has shed its Australia and European businesses in a deal that frees up the company to direct its attention on lawn-and-garden products and an ambition to become “the world’s…

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Colorado gov’s weed advice for California: Focus on edibles, home grows, pesticides

Published: Feb 14, 2017, 6:00 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 6:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s governor played sage to California on Tuesday, warning lawmakers that their state has a “steep hill” ahead in legalizing recreational marijuana and urging them to pay close attention to aspects…

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Colorado puts new focus on worker safety in cannabis industry

Published: Feb 7, 2017, 1:05 pm • Updated: Feb 7, 2017, 1:19 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff For the first time, Colorado health officials have issued a set of guiding principles for marijuana businesses to address occupational health and hazards. Workers in the cannabis industry, including budtenders, extraction technicians,…

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