The Number of Marijuana Jobs Could Triple in the Years to Come $MRPHF $MDM $BLO $BLOZF

Look around and you’ll struggle to find an industry that’s more blazing hot than marijuana. Back in 1995, not a single state had a law on its books legalizing medical cannabis or recreational pot. Today, following the November elections in which residents in eight out of nine states voted in favor of their state’s marijuana initiative or amendment, there are 28 states with legal medical cannabis laws and eight recreational weed states.

Israel, a Medical Marijuana Pioneer, Is Eager to Capitalize - The New York Times

The Volcani Center, the Ministry of Agriculture’s research organization, is building a national institute for medical marijuana research. The chief scientist’s office of the Ministry of Economy has infused millions of shekels into innovative marijuana companies, much as government investment helped fuel the Israeli tech boom in the 1990s. The government is also setting standards for the cultivation, storage and use of medical marijuana.

This Man Figured out How to Train Bees to Make Honey from Cannabis

(CCN) Many are calling him a genius. He is an artisan, locksmith and above all else, he explains, a beekeeper. He has accumulated over 4,300 Facebook followers, and 700 on Instagram, after the 39-year-old Frenchman — who describes himself as an advocate of medical cannabis and of complete cannabis legalization — trained bees to make honey from cannabis.

CBD is Illegal: 5 Facts About CBD And Its Therapeutic Health Effects

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is generating a lot of buzz in the medical marijuana movement. The benefits of the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, or the other half of THC, have been shown to treat several ailments, from neurological disorders to cancer. Evidently, CBD has medical value, but what is it exactly and how does it work? The "miracle compound" is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid compounds in the marijuana plant.

The "miracle compound" is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid compounds in the marijuana plant. CBD produces its effect by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body: The CB1 receptor, found on neurons and glial cells in various parts of the brain; and the CB2 receptor, found mainly in the body’s immune system. It does not bind to the CB1 and CB2 nerve receptors in the brain, meaning it won’t get us high. CBD levels can vary between plants. For example, marijuana plants grown for recreational use tend to be high in THC, and vary in amounts of CBD. Industrial hemp plants are very low in THC, while medical marijuana plants are high in CBD.

Several scientific studies have explored the potential therapeutic effects of CBD on our health.

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One of the more comforting foods is the potato. Despite proving to help reduce high blood pressure, it has become a great concern to the weight-conscious. If you add to its decadence by frying it up to serve with a side of sour cream, you’ll have a gorgeous potato latke, and another reason to berate yourself when you step on the scale.

$AGSTF Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire 15-Acres of Cannabis Zoned Land

Arcturus Growthstar Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Arcturus”) (AGSTF) (CSE:AGS) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Definitive Agreement (“the Contract”) to acquire a 15-acre parcel of land in Redland, Florida, in a county that is designated to legally cultivate, process and dispense cannabis. Redland is an unincorporated community within Miami-Dade County, with Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west.

11 Dope Gifts for the Dabber in Your Life

Finding the right gift for a dabber can be tough, especially if you don’t dab yourself. When that certain someone already has a great rig, it can seem like a tough job to find something they don’t have but need.

With Marijuana Legal But Nowhere to Buy It, Massachusetts Enters the Weird Zone

On Thursday, marijuana possession and cultivation officially becomes legal for all adults 21 and older in Massachusetts, one of the four states to approve legalization on Election Day last month.

Exciting! As will be the experience for anyone trying to actually find any cannabis—which, just like before Bay State voters thought they were ending the drug war, will almost certainly require committing some kind of crime.

California Cops Say Marijuana Growing Causes Crime, Can’t Provide Proof

California’s famous marijuana-producing region, the Emerald Triangle, begins well before you encounter the region of towering redwood trees a few hours north of San Francisco.

Sonoma County, famous as a mecca for foodies seeking cheese, wine aficionados and NASCAR races, also plays host to a sizable cannabis industry.