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Explore the World of Cannabis
Imagine a steel vat filled with healthy, organic yeast creating THC, CBDs and other cannabinoids as their waste byproduct, which is harvested for both medical and recreational use.
This is now, not the future. Cannabis entrepreneurs have suddenly been flooded with tons of investment money and are using scientific research to find new ways of increasing production yields, improving quality, and to continue providing cannabis-based products to the ever-expanding marketplace.
The push is on to satisfy the millions of users in newly legal states in the USA, and around the world. In recent years the use of CBDs for medical… Continue reading →
Canada Legalizes Recreational Cannabis!
Thank you Justin Trudeau for introducing legislation to legalize cannabis last year. It was a brave move for any country’s leader, especially one with such close ties to the United States.
This is the third country in the world to legalize cannabis for personal use, Uruguay has legalized cannabis for personal, and medical use, and legalized cultivation also. Spain has restricted legal cannabis use, and has limited the use of medical cannabis, and allows growing for personal use but only out of site of anyone from a street or public place.
Canadian Senator Tony Dean said to reporters yesterday “We’ve… Continue reading →
Build a Home with Hemp Concrete
Hemp concrete is something from the earth,
combined with something grown in the earth,
which shelters you and is good for your health.
Hemp concrete is perhaps the best alternative building material I have stumbled across yet. I have investigated straw bales, adobe, sun fired bricks, concrete blocks, and used shipping containers. None of these have the long-lasting health and environmental benefits that hemp offers.
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The latest thing since cannabis legalization is the cannabis-themed party, event or happening. Gurus of cannabis catering have emerged with avant-garde foodie dreams to indulge your wildest ganja infused fantasies. From coast to coast people seem to be serving cannabis with, and in, almost everything. Along with the usual smoking options, your guests can enjoy cannabis enhanced edibles at your next dinner party, setting a mellow tone for the evening.
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Marijuana Legalization Reduces Violent Crime
A new study found that US border states that legalized marijuana witnessed a huge drop in violent crime. The study: Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime. found that:
…among the border states the effect of the change in law was largest in California, where there was a reduction of 15% in violent crime, and weakest in Arizona, where there was a fall of 7%. The crimes most strongly affected were robbery, which fell by 19%, and murder, which dropped by 10%. Homicides specifically related to the drug trade fell… Continue reading →
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