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  1. Ron Strider

    VA: Marijuana An Economic Opportunity For Our Region

    I remember when my aunt and uncle had a 2-acre allotment of tobacco. I didn't understand then, but growing small allotments of burley tobacco was in its twilight, becoming decreasingly profitable for years. My aunt and uncle stopped growing in 2006, as did most everyone else. The death of...
  2. J

    Pests - Lots Of Black Dots & Maggots

    Does anyone know what kind of pest is this? And how to eliminate it? I'm really not a expert on bugs so I really don't know what is this. Its currently on my veg room only and not on my flowering room. Usually when I see pests I spray them with tobacco (it smells like shit, for real) and they go...
  3. Ron Strider

    A Safer Way To Legalize Marijuana

    Eight US states, the District of Columbia, and the country of Uruguay have recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, with Canada and more US states poised to do the same. The new laws include limits on youth access, operation of motor vehicles when using, and high-volume purchases or...
  4. Ron Strider

    Oregon Bans Tobacco Sales To Under 21s, Matching Rules On Marijuana

    Oregon is raising the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes in the state to 21, bringing its regulations into line with sales of marijuana products. The new law, signed by Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday and taking effect on Jan. 1, bans under-21s from buying tobacco products and...
  5. Ron Strider

    Is It OK For Marijuana Businesses To Advertise On Their Merchandise

    Call it the "Joe Camel" effect on marijuana. A California Senate bill would ban state-licensed businesses from offering T-shirts, hats and other merchandise that advertise marijuana products. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Ben Allen, builds on provisions under Proposition 64 aimed...
  6. 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...
  7. Ron Strider

    Could A Major Upheaval For Marijuana Stocks Be On The Way

    Which U.S. marijuana grower has the biggest market cap? While there are Canadian medical marijuana suppliers that are larger, Medical Marijuana, Inc. appears to be the largest U.S. marijuana stock right now (excluding biotechs that are developing cannabinoid drugs). But Medical Marijuana...
  8. Ron Strider

    Why Marijuana, Tobacco Policies Are Taking Very Different Paths

    The regulatory approaches to marijuana and tobacco in the United States are on decidedly different paths and, according to researchers from the U.S. and Australia, neither side appears interested in learning from the other. "The two policy communities have shown very little interest in each...
  9. Ron Strider

    Tobacco Wholesalers Want In On Recreational Marijuana

    Plenty of companies are angling to get in on the coming legalized pot bonanza. Some, however, are lobbying the state to carve off a piece just for them: cigarette wholesalers. The companies that track, deliver, and tax all the cigarettes sold in Massachusetts are seeking a similar monopoly on...
  10. Ron Strider

    Canada: Tobacco Industry Feels Pot Is Getting Preferential Treatment By Ottawa

    Today marks World No Tobacco Day and the industry that makes cigarettes says pot isn't getting picked on by the federal government. Eric Gagnon is the head of Corporate and External Affairs for Imperial Tobacco Canada and he thinks marijuana needs to face similar regulations that smoking...
  11. Ron Strider

    Canada: Federal Health Minister Must Explain Tobacco, Marijuana Policy Discrepancies

    On the eve of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has a chance to explain why she is exhibiting a disturbing degree of incoherence with her recent approaches to the regulation of tobacco and marijuana. Public explanation is needed as both pot and tobacco are...
  12. Ron Strider

    Canada: There's No Reason To Second Guess The Legalization Of Marijuana

    It took about a year and a half before the Trudeau government finally moved on its promise to legalize marijuana, and we're still more than a year away from that promise being fulfilled. Yet for some, this glacial pace still hasn't been slow enough. For others, any pace at all is too much. With...
  13. Rastas

    Alternative to tobacco when rolling a spliff?

    As the title suggests, what, if anything do you use to cut your cannabis with when rolling a spliff? At the moment I'm using an organic tobacco, which costs a fortune, but at the end of the day is still better than the chemically treated commercial alternatives available. I noticed in my...
  14. A

    Tobacco Substitute

    I'm looking for a substitute for tobacco in an oil joint that's legal to buy/import into Canada. Nothing that will add anything else to the joint but just be a base similar to what the tobacco is being used for. Any suggestions?
  15. K

    Canada: Cannabis Industry Blows Smoke At Tobacco Rules For Plain Packaging

    Vancouver – Garfield Mahood has spent 30 years fighting for the Canadian government to require plain packaging for cigarettes. So, the long-time non-smokers' rights activist says he doesn't have much faith in the government's ability to regulate and restrict the marketing of marijuana...
  16. K

    Guam: Cruz Introduces Bill To Raise Smoking Age

    Following a prior statement he made about revisiting legislation that proposes a higher age restriction on tobacco use, Speaker Benjamin Cruz has introduced Bill 9-34, a measure that increases the smoking age to 21. According to a release from Cruz's office, Gov. Eddie Calvo's recent...
  17. K

    Hemp Is The New Tobacco As Kentucky Farmers Bet On Weed's Cousin

    It looks like pot. It smells like pot. But it's hemp, marijuana's legal cousin, and it's taking over the Bluegrass state. Across the rolling hills of Kentucky, which just two decades ago was the most tobacco-dependent state in the country, farmers are planting less of the crop after growing...
  18. K

    Could Big Tobacco Take Over Pot Like It Did E-Cigs?

    With its customer base shrinking, the tobacco industry is seeking alternative products to traditional and profitable cigarettes. The $50 billion-per-year marijuana market will be a tempting takeover target. While opponents of legalization have long argued that marijuana could serve as a...
  19. K

    History Lessons

    The history of cannabis in both the UK and the US is not a glorious one. It is a tale of racism, government crackdowns, the wilful confusion of public health with public order, and a fundamental dishonesty in refusing to consider cannabis under the same terms as tobacco and alcohol. And for...
  20. K

    CA: Young Medical Cannabis Patients Lose Access

    Connor Caporicci can't buy a lighter or pipe to smoke his medical-grade cannabis. Caporicci, a 19-year-old business management major, is a medical cannabis user with a legal prescription for the drug. This is the dilemma some 18 to 20-year-old legal card holders are facing now that California...