Agriculture

Hemp Crops Getting Destroyed and Stolen

Hemp Crops Getting Destroyed and Stolen

Before the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, hemp was a major industrial crop in the United States. Farmers had been growing hemp for hundreds of years here in North America for everything from fiber for rope to oil. Prohibition and the War on Drugs changed that, and now hemp is basically a new crop in […]

Chemist Synthesizes Potent Cannabis Acids

Chemist Synthesizes Potent Cannabis Acids

Not very many medical scientists can say that they have devoted a significant portion of their career toward researching cannabis. Even those that have an interest in the topic often find themselves waging political battles and struggling to gain traction in this highly contested area of research. Thankfully, not every country has as inappropriately restrictive […]

Will Legalization Reduce Cannabis’ Climate Impact?

Will Legalization Reduce Cannabis’ Climate Impact?

What people say green, those who use cannabis will often think of their favorite plant. However, the word green can also describe something environmentally friendly. Unfortunately for the cannabis movement, indoor growing green is often anything but green. Instead, it is a massive drain on resources, requiring huge amounts of electricity and water to work. […]

How the CBD Craze Could Help and Hurt Hemp Farmers

How the CBD Craze Could Help and Hurt Hemp Farmers

In theory, there will a working federal law in place regarding legal hemp farming by the end of this year. The ability of farmers to grow hemp as an industrial crop is a victory hard-won, and at a time when they could certainly use the boost. It’s been hard to be a farmer in recent […]

Cannabis Researcher Suing Federal Government Over Bad Weed

Cannabis Researcher Suing Federal Government Over Bad Weed

Dr. Suzanne Sisley has been the subject of quite a few articles regarding cannabis research and legalization. She has long been one of the only respected academics willing to jump through all the hoops necessary with various federal organizations to perform cannabis-related medical research with an okay by the federal government. Unfortunately, the University of […]

Survey Shows People Use Cannabis Mostly for Sleep and Pain Relief

Survey Shows People Use Cannabis Mostly for Sleep and Pain Relief

According to a recently released poll of people in Colorado buying cannabis at adult retail shops, the two most common reasons that people turn to this popular plant are for pain management and sleep issues. Roughly 65% reported using it for pain, while 74%, some of which overlapped obviously, wanted it for help with sleep. […]

States with Medical Cannabis Use Fewer Opioid Drugs

States with Medical Cannabis Use Fewer Opioid Drugs

In an analysis of opioid use to be published this August in a medical journal, researchers found that many patients will turn to cannabis instead of opioids if given the option. This news is anything but for activists, who have long pointed out that the pain-relieving abilities of cannabis, as well as its ability to […]

Researchers Will Study How Cannabis Use Impacts Pregnancy

Researchers Will Study How Cannabis Use Impacts Pregnancy

Movies and television shows like to use morning sickness from pregnancy as some sort of punchline. A pregnant female character may vomit unexpectedly as a means of obtaining a round of laughter from the audience. However, for many women, the experience of morning sickness is far from amusing. It can persist through all nine months […]

Ohio Could Add Depression, Anxiety As Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

Ohio Could Add Depression, Anxiety As Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis

One of the most frustrating things about state-by-state medical cannabis legalization is the fact that different states approve medical patients for vastly different medical conditions. Patient who qualify in one state may not qualify in another. Some states are incredibly restrictive, only allowing cannabis access for the most severe of illnesses. Others are more liberal, […]