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  1. Ron Strider

    KS: An Oil For Every Ailment

    A local Emporia business is using a misunderstood form of natural medicine to treat ailments both common and uncommon. Located at 1117 Commercial St., the new CBD American Shaman store specializes in the sale of health and beauty products containing cannabidiol oil. An extraction from the...
  2. Ron Strider

    IN: Industrial Hemp Industry Still Facing Growing Pains

    James Woolsey, former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, was the keynote speaker during an industrial hemp webinar. "It's time to end the federal prohibition and scheduling of this plan under the Controlled Substances Act," Woolsey said. "It's time to bring back hemp to...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Bought By A Marijuana Company, Small California Town On Way To Becoming Pot Mecca

    A cannabis company's audacious plan to turn this remote settlement into a marijuana mecca is taking shape. New signs mark the town's borders on the one road in. Fresh gravel lies in the parking lot outside the tiny store. And workers are installing a small pond, the first of many envisioned...
  4. Ron Strider

    American Legion Adopts Resolution Supporting Medical Marijuana

    The American Legion adopted a resolution at their national convention supporting medical marijuana and urging VA doctors to discuss and prescribe marijuana to patients in states where it is legal to do so. The author of the resolution, Rob Ryan of Ohio, said that he's heard from veterans who...
  5. Ron Strider

    American Banks Won't Turn Their Backs On The Cannabis Market For Long

    The New York Times reported last week that American banks are putting pressure on their Uruguayan counterparts to close the accounts of anyone registering incomes from the commerce of cannabis in the country. Even though recreational cannabis use is legal in Uruguay, and the industry is being...
  6. Ron Strider

    Pot Was Flying Off The Shelves In Uruguay. Then U.S. Banks Weighed In

    The pharmacies selling pot were doing a brisk business. After Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana sales for recreational use last month, some of the pharmacies struggled to keep up with the demand. Then came the stern letters from American banks...
  7. Ron Strider

    NV: American Legion Adopts Resolution Supporting Medical Marijuana

    The American Legion adopted a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to discuss and recommend medical marijuana in states where it's legal, adding to the group's efforts to get cannabis in the hands of veterans it could help. The...
  8. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Company Buys California Ghost Town, Eyeing A Green Rush

    Nipton, CA (population 20), located on the border of California and Nevada, is a remnant of the California Gold Rush. Now one of the first publicly traded companies to specialize in the legal cannabis space is hoping it will be the centerpiece of a 21st Century Green Rush. American Green has...
  9. Ron Strider

    Native American Marijuana Hits Nevada, And It's Tax Free

    A tribal Cannabis consulting firm in Nevada has helped arrange key compacts with Native American tribes. Tribal Cannabis Consulting (TCC) is a national consulting firm specializing in Native American cannabis policy. It successfully established the first cannabis compacts between the Nevada...
  10. Ron Strider

    A Marijuana Company Bought California Ghost Town To Turn Into Pot-Tourism Destination

    In 1905, the covered wagons and cattle ranchers came through Nipton, California, on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Then the California Gold Rush sent miners into the desert town. And in 2017, the legal marijuana "green rush" arrived in Nipton. American Green, a marijuana-focused...
  11. Ron Strider

    Jesse Ventura: Trump Will Cripple States If He Reverses Marijuana Legalization

    Last month I gave the keynote address at the Cannabis World Congress Business Expo in New York City. CWCBExpo is the trade show for the cannabis industry. I had the pleasure of meeting thousands of like-minded cannabis activists, and the experience was truly refreshing and inspiring on many...
  12. Ron Strider

    7 Reasons Marijuana Is Patriotic AF

    Cannabis is as American as apple pie and baseball. No matter what people think or say about marijuana, it's hard to deny that the herb has helped shape American culture and history. Don't believe it? This Fourth of July holiday weekend, we give you 7 reasons marijuana is patriotic af . Happy...
  13. Ron Strider

    Is This Cigarette Giant Looking More Closely At Marijuana

    Marijuana has become increasingly popular, as many states across the U.S. have legalized the drug for medical and/or recreational purposes, and more are considering doing so. Meanwhile, some investors have sought to cash in on the trend, but until now, they've had only a limited number of...
  14. Ron Strider

    Pot Casino? Native American Tribe Sparks Marijuana Business -- Tax Free

    With medical marijuana legal in most states and recreational marijuana in a growing number, there is still much talk about taxing the profits. Some fear that the industry will be taxed to death, and that the continuing federal tax problems of section 280E of the tax code, the industry faces a...
  15. aminarc420

    1st Grow Ever & My Black Thumb

    So, I've never been great at gardening- In fact, the only plant I've ever tried to care for were cactus and yes, I managed to kill all 5 of them. But nonetheless I wanted to take a crack at growing my own medicine. So I planted 4 of these little guys around the 10th. (This is about 2 weeks...
  16. K

    Chances For African Americans To Benefit In Budding Cannabis Industry Go Up In Smoke

    African American Californians are looking forward to having a stake in the state's medicinal and the adult recreational-use cannabis industry as dispensary owners are being locked out of the big cannabis business machine once it revs up in 2018. As a devoted member of the Minority Cannabis...
  17. K

    Indiana American Legion Pushes For Medical Marijuana Research

    Indianapolis - The Indiana American Legion passed a resolution on Sunday that would support medical marijuana research to treat common injuries to service members such as PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. The veteran service organization said they are working to push Indiana legislators to...
  18. K

    Hemp May Be Next Gold Mine For Native American Tribes

    Casinos on Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since the late 1980s, lifting many people from poverty. Now, some hope, cultivating industrial hemp could do the same. Under U.S. law, hemp - which comes from the same family of plants that produce marijuana - can be...
  19. K

    Canadian Travelers Should Not Be Penalized By Contradictory Pot Laws

    Dealing with reaction from the United States was always going to be one of the trickiest aspects of moving towards legalization of marijuana across Canada. The case of Matthew Harvey, which came to light this past week, underscores just how tricky it may get. And it shows that the federal...
  20. TorturedSoul

    Light Bleaching

    I just stumbled across a couple of articles that may help explain light-bleaching. The first appeared in Plant Physiology, which is published by the American Society of Plant Biologists. Non-Photochemical Quenching. A Response to Excess Light Energy The second appeared in the Journal of the...