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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Dog Miraculously Able to Stand Again Thanks to Cannabis

By Tim Kohut If you thought medicinal cannabis was only beneficial to humans, think again. Oscar, a breeding dog who spent most of his life in a puppy mill, was unable to use either of his hind legs. Safe Haven Animal Rescue saved Oscar from his cruel and decrepit lifestyle and made it their goal to help Oscar become healthy again. So far, so good. The President of Safe Haven Animal Rescue, Lisa Jensen, claimed a combination of spinal surgery and CBD oil helped Oscar regain some of his footing, as he is now strong enough to stand for...

By Tim Kohut If you thought medicinal cannabis was only beneficial to humans, think again. Oscar, a breeding dog who spent most of his life in a puppy mill, was unable to use either of his hind legs. Safe...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Weed Edibles and Cannabis Chefs Popping up at Food Festivals

By Maureen Meehan   Known to put on a delectable spread, the Los Angeles East Side Food Festival, has a new section that’s not only going to be delicious, but is going to make everything else taste even better.The festival’s celebrity chefs will be joined this year with cannabis chefs who will show off their edibles and take the munchies to a higher level, shall we say. Dubbed the “Cannabis Corner,” the enclave will feature samples of THC-infused creations from three local vendors, as well as a cooking lesson from chef Luke Reyes of the roving pop-up La Hoja....

By Maureen Meehan   Known to put on a delectable spread, the Los Angeles East Side Food Festival, has a new section that’s not only going to be delicious, but is going to make everything else taste even better.The...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Trouble In Paradise: Florida Patients Forced To Wait 3 Months For Cannabis ID Cards

Floridian patients claim they have been waiting up to three months to obtain their cannabis ID cards… By Addam Corre It took lawmakers in Florida years to introduce legislation to make provisions for medical cannabis patients. Now a 3-month waiting list? To be fair, there has been a huge surge in demand for medical cannabis in the Sunshine State, leaving Florida’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use somewhat overwhelmed. While it’s only supposed to be a 30-day wait for a card, it’s more like 3 months wait. The relevant office has already publicly acknowledged the delays in procedure due to demand....

Floridian patients claim they have been waiting up to three months to obtain their cannabis ID cards… By Addam Corre It took lawmakers in Florida years to introduce legislation to make provisions for medical cannabis patients. Now a 3-month waiting...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

8 questions about edible cannabis, compassion with Mindy Segal

Chef Mindy Segal at work in HotChocolate in 2015. Segal has now branched out into creating cannabis edibles for medical marijuana patients. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)Grace WongContact ReporterChicago TribuneMindy Segal, a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, announced in December 2015 that she would be venturing into cannabis-infused edible products for medical marijuana patients. The acclaimed chef and owner of Mindy’s HotChocolate recently spoke at Taste Talks about her line, Mindy’s Artisanal Edibles, created in partnership with Cresco Labs and available at licensed dispensaries across the state.We caught up with Segal to talk about the cannabis industry, chocolate and...

Chef Mindy Segal at work in HotChocolate in 2015. Segal has now branched out into creating cannabis edibles for medical marijuana patients. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)Grace WongContact ReporterChicago TribuneMindy Segal, a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, announced in...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

How cannabis oil helped me get off painkillers

In a backpacking hostel during a stag weekend 10 years ago, I fell asleep on a top bunk next to an open window. Of course, that now strikes me as a stupid thing to have done, but at the time I didn’t give it a thought. I was on a weekend away, not a health-and-safety awareness course. At some point during the night, I tried getting out of the bunk, but instead of turning left and using the ladder, I turned right and hopped straight out of the window. I fell 24ft on to concrete. From a survival point of...

In a backpacking hostel during a stag weekend 10 years ago, I fell asleep on a top bunk next to an open window. Of course, that now strikes me as a stupid thing to have done, but at the...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Science, Women and Cannabis Make a Healthy, Successful Combination

High Times recently attended a conference that featured a panel of scientists, physicians, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs—all of whom were women. The seminar focused on the critical role science plays in the cannabis industry, and while they were at it—the rise of women in the industry. The event was hosted by Intersection Seattle, a concept and collective that describes itself as the place “where science, wellness, and the cannabis industry meet.” The conclusion drawn by High Times was that female scientists and developers are leading the charge. WOMEN WEED WARRIORS Take Oregon-based Dr. Janice Knox, who, after nearly four decades...

High Times recently attended a conference that featured a panel of scientists, physicians, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs—all of whom were women. The seminar focused on the critical role science plays in the cannabis industry, and while they were at it—the...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

In the legal weed industry, women are more likely to be executives

Jane West is all about Mary Jane. The former corporate-event planner from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado founded an eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand and a pot-party planning company, Edible Events, in 2014. She believes women should be flooding the legal weed business. Now. Before men lock it down. “First, I want every woman to know that there’s a place for you in this industry, and there will never be a better time to find it,” West says. “The legal cannabis industry doesn’t have the entrenched patriarchal power structures that dominate most of professional life, and the sector is growing...

Jane West is all about Mary Jane. The former corporate-event planner from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado founded an eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand and a pot-party planning company, Edible Events, in 2014. She believes women should be flooding the...

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on October 13, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Why I Prescribe Cannabis

By Dr Frank – Special to Cannabis Culture CANNABIS CULTURE – About 6 years ago I decided to become what some might call a “medical marijuana doctor”. It wasn’t necessarily one occasion that triggered me to start believing “cannabis is medicine”, but rather patient-after-patient coming to me in pain, and the only thing that I could offer them – the only thing I was trained to offer – was opioids. For many people, this lead to addiction, “zombification”, and essentially just replacing one form of pain with another. It’s difficult to say precisely the day and date I started...

By Dr Frank – Special to Cannabis Culture CANNABIS CULTURE – About 6 years ago I decided to become what some might call a “medical marijuana doctor”. It wasn’t necessarily one occasion that triggered me to start believing “cannabis...

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on October 13, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

California marijuana growers losing millions of dollars in crops from wildfire | News & Observer

As wildfires rage across California, much of the state’s legal marijuana crop is going up in flames.“The news is bad and it will get worse,” said California Growers Association Executive Director Hezekiah Allen. “As the crisis is ongoing it is hard to estimate total losses, though at this point I can confidently say that crop losses are in the tens of millions at least.”Seven farms — and possibly more — have been lost so far, Allen told the Los Angeles Times. That number could get much, much higher in coming days, growers say. The fires have already killed more...

As wildfires rage across California, much of the state’s legal marijuana crop is going up in flames.“The news is bad and it will get worse,” said California Growers Association Executive Director Hezekiah Allen. “As the crisis is ongoing it...

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on October 13, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

In Photos: Take a Trip Inside a Modern Hydroponics Facility

Sponsored by General Hydroponics Indoor cannabis cultivation has moved out of the dimly-lit basements and garages operated by renegade activists, patients, and green thumbs. Nowadays, massive legal grows occupy sprawling warehouses and multi-million dollar agricultural facilities. As budgets and plant counts scale up, so do the technology and sophistication of these gardens.  To share a view of what the modern hydroponics facility looks like, Leafly visited Caliva, a premier cannabis dispensary and cultivation center in San Jose, California. Soft, dim lighting in the hallways helps keep balance between the high-intensity lighting in the veg and flower rooms. Shallow foot...

Sponsored by General Hydroponics Indoor cannabis cultivation has moved out of the dimly-lit basements and garages operated by renegade activists, patients, and green thumbs. Nowadays, massive legal grows occupy sprawling warehouses and multi-million dollar agricultural facilities. As budgets and...

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