Rebel Coast Winery has produced the world’s first alcohol-free, THC-loaded white wine(Credit: Rebel Coast Winery)
As states legalize marijuana across the country for medical and recreational use, prices are dropping faster than growers and sellers would like them to, according to the Wall Street Journal. The cannabis industry has grown over the past few years, bringing in more than $6 billion a year in retail.
OAKLAND, California – The storied Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital has launched a slew of tech companies: Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Instagram. Now its search for the next big thing has led it to … pot.
Every summer, tens of thousands of migrant workers swarm a remote area of Northern California — the marijuana-growing capital of the US — to find work as “trimmers” after the weed has been harvested.
Their job is to prune the fluffy, green buds with small pairs of scissors to clear them of leaves before they wind up on dispensary shelves or in dealers’ pockets.
The work is arduous and pays between $100 and $300 a day for 10 to 15 hours of labor on the black market, which generated 87% of pot sales in North America in 2016.
According to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain, vaporized cannabis mitigates pain intensity in diabetic subjects in a dose-dependent manner. Continue reading… “Vaporized marijuana mitigates treatment-resistant diabetic neuropathy, study shows”
A bill recently proposed in the Nevada state legislature, would grant ailing pets access to medical marijuana. Continue reading… “Medical marijuana for pets”
Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, when compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol. Researchers may also be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use. Continue reading… “Researchers: Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought”
According to a new report, Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry.
President Obama demonstrated a remarkably lenient attitude toward the legal marijuana experiments in the states, during a series of YouTube interviews recently. In essence he is saying that his administration would not try to beat back these legalization efforts, as the previous administrations have. Continue reading… “The states that are next in line for legalized marijuana”