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How to Cure a Weed Hangover

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A lot of people use weed as an alternative to other social substances like alcohol, but if they were all hoping to avoid hangovers, some are in for a rude awakening… and morning… and maybe afternoon. As we continue to learn more about the benefits of marijuana, certain downsides are also becoming clear, like weed…

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Status of Medical Programs with Continued Recreational Legalization

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Most U.S. states that have completely legalized cannabis first began with a medical marijuana program. As more territories pass recreational or adult-use into law, medical programs continue to be updated including laws pertaining to medical marijuana dispensaries. Find below the most current news pertaining to medical cannabis in states with legalized recreational use. Arizona The…

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Legislature considers regulating marijuana growing water

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Most experienced cultivators can tell how much water indoor cannabis plants need, while first-timers wonder things like “Does growing marijuana use a lot of water?” In some areas, growers have to deal with high costs that come with local water scarcity. Water rights can be a fraught topic, intersecting with federal policies and pitting commercial…

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Tips for Your First Time Smoking Weed

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Are you interested in experiencing the renowned effects of marijuana, but aren’t sure where to begin? Everyone starts somewhere, and your first time doesn’t have to be intimidating. Here we are going to break down some of the best tips and tricks for smoking weed for the first time, how to smoke a joint, the…

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Deductible Cannabis Business Expenses by State

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A new year means a new round of The Tax Man Cometh. To those who are seasoned in this aspect of the cannabis industry, here is the latest published information. Those who are new to the industry, welcome and buckle up! The list of tax-deductible cannabis business expenses is much more prohibitive than not and…

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Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Vending Machines

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Ah, vending machines. Throughout our childhoods, they’ve provided us with soda pop and chocolate, crunchy granola bars and potato chips. Nowadays, the good old, rickety, loud vending machine has transformed into a stand-alone consumerist vessel of the future. We can buy things like iPhones, underwear and extremely fancy champagne in vending machines. As of 2020,…

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Jim Belushi Takes the Stage at CannaCon OKC

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Jim Belushi is so much more than just a comedian and actor. He is also a strong supporter of the cannabis industry and has recently embraced the industry even further with his own cannabis business. Now, he is combining his love for the cannabis industry with his experience in entertainment through his new show, Growing…

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Organic Standards Progress Report

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In 2020, we reported on states that were establishing organic standards for cannabis production. These cannabis standards help ensure clean, tested cannabis and can also help mitigate the risks that come with a growing (and sometimes unregulated) cannabis production industry. The standards are still not widespread, but the movement is growing. While states like Washington…

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CannaCon is Coming to Chicago … Here’s What to Know!

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Chicago is beautiful in the summer – to stroll along the Lakefront Trail while chowing down on a delicious Italian beef sandwich is one of many divine experiences. Located in a cannabis-friendly state, Chicago residents and visitors alike can always discover something new in this vibrant place. This year, there is even more reason to…

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CannaCon Detroit. See You There, Motor City!

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There’s long been a rivalry to become the first at anything between midwest states and Michigan has come a long way since becoming the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational, adult-use cannabis. At CannaCon, we are proud to have provided the first landmark Detroit cannabis convention back in 2018, followed by an even…

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Cannabis-Friendly Lodging, Traveling and COVID-19

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Travel is still impacted by the COVID-19 virus and it can’t hurt to do a little daydreaming about what we’ll all do once this is all over, right? Those who’ve felt cooped up due to social-distancing and safer-at-home orders will surely be looking to get out into the world again and travel again! If that’s…

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Women in Weed: Breaking the Grass Ceiling or Business as Usual?

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It’s been a wild ride in regulated cannabis these past few years. Who’s surprisingly close to the front of the pack in such an exciting and transgressive market, you ask? Women. Women in the cannabis industry have a big impact on legal weed markets. According to a July 2019 Marijuana Business Daily (MJ Biz Daily)…

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Mskindness Ramirez: Cannabis Author and Advocate

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The legal cannabis industry is filled with exciting professionals and women in plant medicine from all sectors. One such person is a master educator, industry veteran, children’s book author and accidental cannabis advocate, Mskindness Ramirez, M.Ed.  We sat down with Mskindness Ramirez, the executive director for Club Kindness, Inc., a non-profit organization created to support…

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What’s Happening in Cali?

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The relationship between California and cannabis has always been in the spotlight. Today, the attention is multifaceted, as several newsworthy elements are happening. Continue reading for recent California cannabis industry highlights involving a U.S. subpoena of California marijuana documents, the DEA, unseen dangers of wildfires and state government promotional campaigns. California Cannabis DEA Rulings According…

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A Closer Look at Michigan Designated Consumption

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For three months now, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) of Michigan has had in place effective emergency rules for the state’s adult-use marijuana program. In use until January 2021, this period is for the MRA to draft formal rules for the program. One of the emergency rules which has received much attention is the creation…

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Why You Need Commercial Cannabis Storage Units for Your Marijuana Grow Operation

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  Why You Need Commercial Cannabis Storage Units for Your Marijuana Grow Operation Increases in Crop Demand Require Commercial Cannabis Storage Units  Why You Need Commercial Cannabis Storage Units for Your Marijuana Grow Operation Why You Need Commercial Cannabis Storage Units for Your Marijuana Grow Operation In order for cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD) to remain…

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Social Distancing Sales: Delivery, Drive-thru, and Pickup

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As you may have heard in the news, governments whose stay-at-home orders shuttered millions of businesses nationwide have largely exempted cannabis operators from suffering a similar fate. While some people have expressed skepticism, cannabis is an essential need for millions of patients, whether they have a card or have to rely on recreational/adult-use sources to…

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Prepared for Crisis and Resilience

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During this challenging time, keeping up an open, honest dialogue is key. It’s this dialog that is an opportunity for organizations to share what they know, the impact to their staff members, and the impact to their customers / clients. We are co-developing a shared experience that seeks to connect us. As the COVID-19 situation…

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Making Health and Safety Central to Your Cultivation Facility Maintenance

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By Jon Jirikovec, Cultivation Superintendent at Next Big Crop Cultivation facility maintenance health and safety SOPs that protect your team, your customers and anyone involved with your operation are critical, now more so than ever as we collectively handle the spread and fallout of the new coronavirus. Taking care of your workers means more than…

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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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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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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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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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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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