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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Genome Project Will Allow For New Crops, Better Medicine

    Marijuana is slowly gaining public and legal acceptance, but there’s still a lot to be learned about the plant. With that in mind, researchers from the University of California Davis have started a project to map the cannabis genome. Hemp and marijuana are two different species, but they’re...
  2. Ron Strider

    Researchers Map Marijuana DNA To Unlock Cannabis' Full Potential

    Cannabis can be used in the treatment of numerous conditions, from epilepsy to alleviating the side effects of cancer therapies, but the full extent of the plant's medicinal benefits remain largely unexplored. A new research initiative hopes to address this by mapping the cannabis genome in a...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Dispensaries Are Eyeing Davis

    Prospective cannabis businesses are circling Davis, which is set to be a hot market for recreational and medical marijuana sales when the city begins issuing permits for dispensaries and delivery services. At least eight dispensaries are hoping to open up shop in Davis. Only four of those...
  4. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Is On The Menu At Upcoming Council Meeting

    The future for cannabis dispensaries in Davis is quickly taking shape. The Davis City Council will pore over a new ordinance for dispensary zoning at their upcoming meeting this Tuesday. Dispensaries looking to open in downtown Davis could benefit from the latest version of the ordinance...
  5. Ron Strider

    South Africa: The Davis Dagga Judgment And What It Means For Cannabis Users

    Over the last few months we've been seeing a lot of people saying things like "cannabis is legal in the Western Cape" or "cannabis is only legal in Cape Town". We feel it necessary to present the facts and set the record straight about the March (2017) Western Cape High Court judgment by...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Davis Approved 1st Cannabis Manufacturing Facility

    The city of Davis has approved of the first cannabis manufacturing facility in the city. Blessed Extracts will produce wholesale products in a non-descriptive laboratory located on the 2100 block of 2nd Street in the Davis Commerce Park. The company will also conduct research and testing...
  7. Ron Strider

    Man Who Disguised Broccoli As Marijuana Sentenced After Shooting Unhappy Buyers

    A Colorado man, who shot a pair of would-be pot purchasers who became upset when they realized they'd been duped with a bag of broccoli, was sentenced to 16 years in prison last week. Sababu Colbert-Evans, 26, of Aurora, Colo. was sentenced on July 21, according to Fox 31 Denver. Colbert-Evans...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Council Extends Timeframe For Cannabis Dispensary Laws

    Cannabis dispensaries won't receive their local approvals until the end of the year, after the Davis City Council agreed to extend the timeline for cannabis businesses at their meeting Tuesday night. Originally working under a rapid schedule to set a local framework for retail cannabis sales...
  9. K

    CA: UC Davis Offers Marijuana Science Course

    As California prepares for expanded use of marijuana, UC Davis is offering courses in the science of the drug to boost awareness of its affect on the body. The courses, called Physiology of Cannabis, are believed to be the first of their type in the University of California system. They join...
  10. K

    National Momentum Helps SC Effort To Legalize Marijuana, Senator Says

    The push to legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina has renewed momentum following the Nov. 8 elections, a state senator said Tuesday. Earlier this month, voters in Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota approved the sale of marijuana for medical purposes, bringing to 28 the number of states...
  11. K

    FL: Pot 'Works Effectively As A Medicine,' Says Gainesville's First Marijuana Doc

    Dr. Justin Davis is the first doctor in Gainesville to recommend the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Florida paved the way for Davis to be able to do so through its Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, which gave doctors some authority in marijuana treatments for certain patients...
  12. K

    FL: Pot 'Works Effectively As A Medicine,' Says Gainesville's First Marijuana Doc

    Dr. Justin Davis is the first doctor in Gainesville to recommend the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Florida paved the way for Davis to be able to do so through its Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, which gave doctors some authority in marijuana treatments for certain patients...
  13. R

    MO: Medical Marijuana Initiative Petition

    "There are a lot of people who are suffering. Who are not being taken care of adequately in the current health system. And they find relief from medical cannabis," said Amber Iris Langston, Show-Me Cannabis Deputy Director. Amber Langston has set up shop inside JB's downtown in Joplin. Her...