Cannabis, the Patriarchy, and Women’s Health

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Many are shocked to hear that doctors and other practitioners once hailed cannabis as a “valuable remedy” for patients. Yet, dating back through millennia are stories of cannabis and women’s health: those finding comfort and relief during menstruation or pregnancy byway of the long stigmatized plant known as weed, mary jane, herb, ganja, and more.…

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Cannabis Dispensaries Can Adapt to COVID-19 by Offering Delivery and Pickup

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Cannabis Dispensaries Can Adapt to COVID-19 by Offering Delivery and Pickup In the wake of the COVID 19 outbreak, there has been a significant uptick in cannabis sales as consumers are social distancing, self quarantining, and working from home. As cases continue to spread, marijuana businesses need to be prepared to take their business online…

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An Argument for Switching Your Facility to an Automated Irrigation System

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By Aaron Mullins, Systems Coordinator at Next Big Crop A cultivation-facility manager has a lot of balls to juggle: maintaining the production schedule, ensuring compliance, troubleshooting—not to mention making sure that potentially tens of thousands of plants in all stages of growth are thriving. And that manager’s job has gotten a lot tougher in the…

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Essential Nutrients for Cannabis Growth

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Like all plants, cannabis has specific requirements to achieve its most successful levels of growth and production. For recreational and commercial growers alike, the consistent introduction of essential nutrients for cannabis growth – during each phase of plants’ life cycles – is necessary to produce a successful and repeatable crop. Essential Nutrients for Growing Cannabis…

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Anatomy of a Washdown Duty Stainless Steel Air Circulator

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So we caught your attention with “anatomy”! Sorry but from our point of view the anatomy / construction is nearly important as the anatomy of some other things! Why should you care? Because knowing how a Stainless Steel Washdown Air Circulator is built will give you the basis to decide if one is right for…

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What is “washdown duty” and why should I want to have it?

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What is “washdown duty” and why should I want to have it? “Washdown Duty” is a term used primarily by the electric motor and power transmission industry to indicate that a machine is designed for a high level of protection against the effects of water. These motors and other equipment were created to meet the…

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Water Treatment Solutions for your Cannabis Greenhouse

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Major water quality considerations and ways to treat your water for optimal greenhouse production. When it comes to irrigation, cannabis cultivators get their water from a variety of sources. Whether it’s well, surface, or municipal water, it’s important to have water treatment solutions in place to ensure optimal plant growth. If you’re reading this, you…

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Cannabis and Event Cancellations: Ways to Stay Safe and Engaged

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The global concern for the novice yet devastating virus known as COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, has knocked us all on our collective butts. Disrupting supply chains and causing major cannabis event cancellations, the cannabis industry, like the rest of the world, was not ready for this crisis.  From SXSW to CannaCon Detroit, if you were…

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compliance tips for cannabis businesses

By Bill Gunnison, Simplifya Managing compliance for a business in a highly regulated industry, like cannabis, can seem overwhelming. You have to manage onerous requirements for recordkeeping, reporting, inventory tracking, testing, packaging and labeling, and security systems. The list goes on. You also have to verify that every employee of the company is following the…

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Is cash at your dispensary becoming too much of a distraction?

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Is cash at your dispensary becoming too much of a distraction? Using automation and cash recyclers to improve efficiency and the customer experience. As cannabis sales skyrocket, and legalization movements continue to gain serious support, one thing remains clear when it comes to most dispensaries…cash is still king, and inefficient cash operations are almost a…

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How To Protect Hemp Plants From Deer Browsing.

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By Jennifer Smith, Deerbusters Deer Fence With the arrival of spring, outdoor hemp cultivators are excited to begin planting hemp seeds. Like other types of agriculturists, hemp growers face concerns about how they can protect their cash crop from deer browsing – after all, spring is prime season for deer movement; and they are hungry…

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Eliminating Microbials in Marijuana

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Eliminating Microbials in Marijuana If you’re in the cannabis industry, then it’s likely that microbial testing is a common term in your vocabulary. Specifically, testing for microbials in marijuana refers to the identification and restriction of dangerous microorganisms, such as pathogens, bacteria, yeast, E.coli, Aspergillus, and their byproducts. Like any agricultural product, cannabis is susceptible…

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Michigan dispensaries, improve online ordering during Coronavirus

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Dispensaries are taking steps to ensure that patients, customers, and employees stay safe and healthy during COVID-19 pandemic with online hemp ordering in Michigan. Some dispensaries are regularly disinfecting door handles, countertops, and touchscreens, and limiting the number of people in the waiting room and in the dispensary. It is essential that dispensaries are ready…

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Check Out New Cannabis Packaging Products from Technical Packaging

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With the passing of Proposal 1, marijuana is now legal in Michigan and growers across the state are looking for cannabis packaging products. Passing by a comfortable margin, Michigan is the first state in the Midwest to pass such a bill. But, consumers and growers alike shouldn’t assume that marijuana will be available immediately. The…

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How Greenhouse Automation Can Assist In Social Distancing

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Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the past month, you’re probably aware that the effects of the Covid-19 virus have changed our world as we know it. More and more companies are sending employees home to help stop the spread of the virus. This has led to uncertainty and leaves business owners searching…

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How to Choose Cannabis Seeds for Healthy Plants

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So you’ve decided you want to grow cannabis. One of the most important and earliest decisions you’ll make is which seeds to use. A good seed contains the essential ingredients for a healthy, potent plant. Learning how to choose cannabis seeds doesn’t have to be complicated – learn the basic facts here. How to Choose…

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Cultivation Facility Design Rules of Thumb

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It’s hard to overstate the importance of effective cultivation facility design in the success of a commercial cannabis operation. That’s because world-class growers can only produce top-shelf flower if they’re working in a facility that adheres to a few key rules of thumb.

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Abolish Drug Testing

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Imagine this a hard-working union laborer, working diligently through their second shift of the day. He picked up some extra hours that their boss was happy to give, knowing he had his second child recently and closed on a three-bedroom ranch. His demeanor and go-getter attitude are exactly what will keep production on pace to…

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Top Benefits of Cannabis for Mental Health

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The overall attitude of lawmakers towards cannabis use is clearly changing, and many would say it’s about time! In addition to its desirability for recreational use, cannabis has been reported to help improve the lives and mitigate the symptoms of those living with various psychiatric disorders. The use of cannabis mental health and medical intervention…

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Anti-Inflammatory Cannabis Terpenes: What They Are, Why You Need Them

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We know you’re well-versed in the beneficial properties of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). You know that they can help with stress, anxiety, pain, and inflammation. But, did you know that cannabis terpenes work together with CBD and THC to fight inflammation? Let’s dive into what anti-inflammatory cannabis terpenes are, what they do, and how…

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Common Cannabis Edibles Mistakes

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We are lucky enough to live in a time where cannabis is no longer an underground dirty little secret. It is now recognized as a wonder plant with medicinal as well as meditative properties. Smoking has long been the most common method of usage, and vaping has become a popular trend but many prefer the…

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March 2020: Recent Cannabis News

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The source for cannabis and CBD business owner education is CannaCon. Below, find recent cannabis news as of March 2020. NFL Proposes to End Marijuana Suspensions On February 20th, under a proposed collective bargaining agreement approved by team owners and circulated to players, National Football League players would no longer face the possibility of being…

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What are THCP and CBDP – and do they matter?

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With the ongoing legalization of cannabis products around the world, research potential has burst wide open. This recent “permission” to study the plant has led to an important discovery of two new cannabinoids: THCP and its partner, CBDP.  An Accidental Discovery On December 30, 2019, a group of Italian researchers published their study, A novel…

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