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  1. Ron Strider

    Lawmakers: No West Virginia 'High Times' In 2018

    Local lawmakers say it's unlikely the West Virginia Legislature will consider legalizing recreational marijuana in 2018, as the state has more pressing issues. Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, said a move to make the use of cannabis lawful might not even prove financially beneficial...
  2. Ron Strider

    Canada: Aurora's Medical Marijuana Plant Fits West Island's Pharmaceutical Tradition

    Ottawa's drive to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018 has sparked debate nationally. Now, West Islanders are keeping an eye on local developments. Last Friday, Canadian medical marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis officially opened its 40,000 square foot Aurora Vie production facility...
  3. Ron Strider

    WV: Year Closes On First Public Industrial Hemp Grown In Decades

    According to "The Columbia History of the World," the oldest relic of human industry, a small piece of hemp fabric, dates back to approximately 8,000 B.C. Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp and, at times, its growth was mandatory to supply the nation with the raw...
  4. U

    Growing At Altitude - From Nu-B

    Any issues when growing at higher altitudes,(geographic elevation), that is. I'm in the mountains of the south west U.S, @ about 6000 ft. Thankx ahead....
  5. Ron Strider

    Nevada Makes Millions On Marijuana, But West Wendover's Weed Plans Hit A Hiccup

    This border town's plans to open a marijuana dispensary within city limits have hit a snag, which could delay a planned opening in early 2018. In an interview with FOX 13, West Wendover Mayor Daniel Corona said the city ran into a "hiccup" with how they awarded a dispensary license. "We...
  6. Ron Strider

    CO: Is Hemp The Answer For A Rural County Hoping To Rely Less On Mining

    Hardship rides the wind in the West End, a lonely basin where Colorado's Uncompahgre Plateau joins Utah's canyonlands. It started more than 30 years ago, when the collapse of the uranium market and the failure of the country's nuclear-energy renaissance decimated the town of Uravan and idled...
  7. Ron Strider

    West Virginia Medical Cannabis Online Survey Available For Potential Patients

    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health has announced a medical cannabis public online survey to gather information from patients who may be interested in obtaining medical cannabis. "This is a non-scientific, anonymous survey to hear from West...
  8. Ron Strider

    OH: Another Dayton-Area City Appears Set To Join Ban On Medical Marijuana

    A medical marijuana ban is scheduled to be considered in West Carrollton this week. Legislation going before West Carrollton City Council calls for the prohibition of cultivation, processing and retail distribution of the drug within the city. The city in February approved a nine-month...
  9. Ron Strider

    WV: Hemp Harvest Brings Back History

    The West Virginia Farmers Cooperative welcomed a number of volunteers and interested people from five states to the Old Sweet Springs Resort in Monroe County Aug. 25 to help harvest hemp and to learn more about its uses. The project was led by Don Smith II, founder, and J. Morgan Leach, CEO, of...
  10. Ron Strider

    West Virginia Leaders Get A Look At Marijuana Industry

    It takes a lot of light and power to grow a marijuana plant, and legalizing recreational cannabis in West Virginia could result in a boon to the state's coal and power industries, according to Delegate Shawn Fluharty. Fluharty, D-Ohio, was one of among 22 members of a delegation traveling...
  11. Ron Strider

    MI: Marijuana Operations Might Be OK'd For City's West Side

    Medical marijuana growers and providers would be permitted to operate in certain industrial and commercial areas of the city, under a plan discussed Tuesday by the Battle Creek City Commission. In a Commission workshop session at City Hall, members and the public looked over maps and plans...
  12. Ron Strider

    West Virginia Delegation Studies Colorado Medical Cannabis

    A group of 22 West Virginia business and government leaders has returned from a fact-finding mission to Colorado to learn best practices from Colorado leaders involved in that state's medical cannabis industry. West Virginia approved legalization of medical cannabis, with implementation...
  13. Ron Strider

    UK: Major Fire At Suspected Cannabis Factory In West Avenue, Handsworth Wood

    Ten firefighters battled a major blaze at a house thought to have been used as a cannabis factory . Crews from Aston and Handsworth fire stations were called after the roof of the address in West Avenue, Handsworth Wood , caught fire just after 4.20am on Monday, August 14. The first...
  14. Ron Strider

    NV: West Wendover Votes In Favor Of Marijuana Sales

    Legalized marijuana could soon be just over the border. In a 4-1 vote on Tuesday night, the West Wendover City Council approved an ordinance that allows for marijuana sales. The ordinance calls for medical marijuana first, but allows for recreational cannabis -- if they choose. "I'm very...
  15. Ron Strider

    Industrial Hemp Takes Root In West Virginia

    American Independence Day aside, this past Tuesday marked the first day West Virginians could apply to the agriculture commissioner for a license to grow industrial hemp for commercial purposes, although several industry pioneers already are well into their second growing season and thinking...
  16. Ron Strider

    Industrial Hemp Legalization Bill Takes Effect In West Virginia

    Independence Day aside, Tuesday marked the first day citizens could apply to the Agriculture commissioner for a license to grow industrial hemp for commercial purposes, though several industry pioneers are already well into their second growing season and thinking big. Morgan Leach serves as...
  17. Ron Strider

    IL: West Dundee Wellness Center Offers Medical Marijuana Resources

    Owners of a new alternative wellness clinic in West Dundee are hoping to fill a gap in the suburbs by offering medical marijuana education and resources. Entourage Clinical Services, which opened last week at 737 S. Eighth St., provides a holistic approach to health care and promotes natural...
  18. Ron Strider

    NV: West Wendover Considers Opening Marijuana Dispensary

    A new medicinal marijuana dispensary will likely open in West Wendover, Nevada this year. The city's mayor, Daniel Corona, said it could be the first step towards legalizing recreational marijuana use. State law allows one 1,500 square foot dispensary per every 20,000 people. Corona said the...
  19. Ron Strider

    MA: West Springfield Resident Opposed To Recreational Marijuana Criticizes Mayor

    A West Springfield resident spearheading an effort to ban the sale of recreational marijuana in town is accusing the mayor of favoritism toward the marijuana industry over the will of townspeople, as the mayor denies the claim. In a statement emailed to several news outlets, Dean J. Martilli...
  20. Ron Strider

    MA: West Stockbridge May See A Marijuana Dispensary

    An eastern Massachusetts company is eyeing West Stockbridge as the potential site of a marijuana dispensary. Ipswich Pharmaceuticals representatives met with the Select Board last week as it begins to size up the community for a facility. "They're trying to get an understanding of what...
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