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What Unlocking the Genomes of Marijuana Strains Tells Us

As fun as it may be, recognizing cannabis varieties by names like Sour Diesel and Runtz isn’t the most scientific way to identify the effects and potential medical benefits we’re looking for in weed. The real answers lie within the genetics — and as commercial legalization spreads, companies are competing to map them out for …

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How marijuana companies are combatting the effects of climate change

(This story is part of the cover package in the August issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) From wildfires to drought to hurricanes, a changing climate means more extreme weather for cannabis companies up and down the supply chain. But no one is more directly impacted by these changes than marijuana growers. Depending on where a …

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The FDA’s Proposed Kratom Ban is a Mistake

Trust in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declined after its approval of the controversial Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab. Three experts resigned amid allegations that the FDA had caved to industry pressure. Some argue that its credibility has reached a new low. These events should have prompted the FDA to pause, reflect, and work to repair its reputation. Instead, the …

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ScottsMiracle-Gro Can’t Get Enough of the Weed Industry, Invests $150mil in New Cannabis Ventures

Using the Hawthorne Collective, Scott’s Miracle-Gro has positioned itself as a new participant in the growing world of the marijuana industry. It is also working hard to ensure that the Hawthorne Gardening Company houses the most important gardening brands. I must point out that the group is currently housing most of the dominant gardening brands …

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NY College To Offer Cannabis Minor Degree, Supported By Berner’s Cookies, Chris Webber’s Fund, Columbia Care, Others

Brooklyn’s historic Medgar Evers College (MEC) will become the first City University of New York (CUNY) campus to offer a cannabis minor degree program. In the coming weeks, students will be able to choose from 13 newly developed courses to earn a cannabis degree minor in one of four different tracks. These courses are open …

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Ontario Man Fights for Legislative Changes While Battling Illness

CANNABIS CULTURE – Jeremy Smith wants to transform the way Canadians access edibles, and he has a petition circulating through Ontario seeking out federal and provincial changes.   “There are currently edibles that are legal for sale and consumption, but these raise concerns for those who are diabetic, for those with diseases that may not allow …

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International Cannabis Litigation: Colorado Court Finds No Personal Jurisdiction in Trademark Battle

The District of Colorado recently dismissed a lawsuit against a Dutch cannabis company for lack of personal jurisdiction in a case that highlights two issues common to international litigation. Growcentia, Inc. v. Jemie B.V., Case No. 20-cv-2619-WJM-NYW (D. Colo. Aug. 10, 2021). The first concerns service of process (the complaint and summons) on foreign corporations …

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Why a Stashbox in Your Car and Home is an Essential Item Now with New Marijuana Laws

Let’s take a closer look at why you might want to get your own stashbox, whether you create your own or buy a pre-built solution is up to you. Firstly, if you are a parent, the idea of a stashbox at home makes a lot of sense. In the similar fashion to the “Liquor Cabinet”, …

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