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The subtle earthy, woody, and spicy notes that give hoppy beers their distinct taste and aroma are also partly responsible for giving cannabis its unique scent. Both hops and cannabis share a common terpene: humulene. But there’s more to humulene than its herbaceous charm. This terpene is found in a wide variety of plants and […]

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What Is Cannabis Used For? Today, cannabis consumption is generally divided into two primary uses: recreational and medical. Recreational cannabis consumers may use cannabis for a variety of purposes, such as enjoyment, stress relief, and creative stimulation. Medical consumers use cannabis to alleviate symptoms such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, appetite loss, and more. Cannabis contains […]

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Originally, the bill designated research centers at universities to conduct studies related to the state’s list of 21 qualifying medical conditions. But plans came to a halt in May, when 11 cannabis cultivators and dispensary permit holders filed an injunction. A revised bill, Act 43, passed in June. Wolf certified the first eight research centers last month. […]

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Our Best in State series spotlights the top cannabis dispensaries, companies, products, and activities in the largest cannabis markets in 2018. 2018 was the first full calendar year for medical marijuana in Maryland with over 65 dispensaries all around the state. While cannabis is still relatively new with many areas slated for improvement, Maryland has […]

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Topping your cannabis plants is an essential step to getting quality yields in your garden indoors or out. This technique involves cutting the very top of the plant to promote more lateral growth. This article will dive into topping as well as a similar training technique popularly called “FIMing” (short for “f**k I missed,” if […]

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Growing cannabis outdoors is easy. All you need is a nice open space that gets lots of light, a water supply, good soil, and a way to cover the plants when the weather turns. One of the most important things to know is that cannabis is dependent on a photoperiod, meaning that it changes from […]

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Intimidated by the act of smoking? It’s reasonable to consider edibles as a new consumer, especially if you’re trying to avoid combustible products. It’s important to note that consuming edibles as an introduction to cannabis can be pretty risky as even experienced smokers can be floored by a 10mg cookie at the wrong time. For […]

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Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE:ACB) saw a large drop in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 71,026,773 shares, a drop of 14.3% from the January 15th total of 82,892,198 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 23,169,076 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.1 days. Large investors have […]

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Canada Gets Lit Canada’s cannabis products and markets will get better. After a rocky start where the few open retailers could push sub-par product, competition in 2019 will drive quality back up. Eco-Awareness A bona fide anti-packaging waste movement will emerge in 2019 to counter the increasingly huge cannabis waste stream created by over-regulation. Price […]

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Cannabis is an annual flowering plant, its life cycle limited to just one flowering season. Once that season ends, the plant will senesce and die, its seeds responsible for carrying genes through to another growing season. But it’s possible to hack this process to give a cannabis plant a second growing season. A grower can […]

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While browsing Leafly’s strain database, you may wonder what a cross of this and that strain is, what a hybrid or a backcross is, or what a parent strain is. All of these have to do with plant breeding—essentially, breeding a male and female plant to combine or refine the genetics of two plants or […]

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Our story begins in 1974, when Dr. Robert Galbraith Heath published research conducted at Tulane University, where he chaired the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. Today, the late Dr. Heath is a controversial figure in the world of neuroscience, largely due to his pioneering efforts to study deep brain stimulation (a.k.a. electro-shock) as a “conversion therapy” […]

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Keep Your Crop Locked Out of Sight Non-growers can keep up to 10 ounces, but the bill allows home growers to keep whatever amount their harvest produces. Regardless of whether you’re growing or not, any amount over 2.5 ounces must be kept in a locked area. For growers, that includes locking up the grow itself—even […]

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