Sanders, Buttigieg Would Support Medical Cannabis for Veterans as President

On Veteran’s Day, Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg each announced support for allowing military veterans to access medical cannabis, according to an MG report. Sanders, who has said he would legalize cannabis federally via an executive order within his first 100 days in office, said on his website that…

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Second Cup Coffee undergoes rebrand ahead of cannabis expansion

Jesse B. StaniforthNovember 14, 2019 a_namenko/iStock Ubiquitous Canadian coffee-shop chain The Second Cup changed its business name to Aegis Brands last week, ahead of long-awaited plans to begin launching retail cannabis stores in the next calendar year. In April of 2018, when the Second Cup inked its partnership with National Access Cannabis (which changed its…

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California Study to Research Safe Pesticide Levels for Cannabis

In January, researchers at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and Sacramento State will offer cannabis users a $20 gift card in exchange for them anonymously sharing how much cannabis they consume in an effort to help determine accurate safety levels for pesticides used for cannabis cultivation, according to a Capital Public Radio report. Charlotte…

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Is tissue culture the future of growing cannabis?

Christine GiraudNovember 13, 2019 Cannabis cultivators need a clean, reproducible growing process that can cater to high demand and create consistent product. Enter large-scale, plant tissue culture propagation. Using practices adopted from orchid farming, plant cells are taken from a mother plant and grown using a specific regimen of nutrients, hormones, and light under sterile…

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Cannabis Control Commission Plans To Quarantine Vaping Devices

At 12:01 p.m. on November 12, Massachusetts’ emergency ban on medical cannabis vaping products expired. But in its place, the state’s Cannabis Control Commission immediately instituted a quarantine of all medical marijuana vaping devices and products, with the exception of devices that vape flower. Officials with the Cannabis Control Commission say the quarantine isn’t as…

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