5 eco-friendly practices to prevent pathogens in a marijuana cultivation operation
Like all plants, cannabis is often vulnerable to pathogens that can affect quality, purity and yield.
As a grower, it’s important to be proactive in both the management and prevention of pathogens.
Many cultivators often struggle with finding solutions that are effective in protecting plants while also safe for staff, consumers and the environment.
What are the common marijuana and hemp plant pathogens?
Majority of Cannabis Users Want to Get High with Their Grandparents Says New Survey
Study: 60% of Cannabis Consumers Would Get High with Grandparents
Taking weed and getting high was a thing people used to hide from their families. However, today, cannabis is legal in many states across the country. As a result, people are more open-minded and no longer have to hide cannabis. In fact, new polls conducted discovered that a lot of people are willing to get high with their families.
A recent survey conducted by Azuca, a cannabis edibles brand, found that 60% of respondents are willing to take cannabis with their grandparents. There's been a continuous increase in the legalization of cannabis all over the country. As a result, the law that evaluates consumers' habits and attitudes of cannabis use also increase.
As federal legalization comes knocking, the survey tries to raise essential questions. These questions range from cannabis as the future of pain management to consumption at work. The survey also identifies the top cannabis preference in the market.
The Americans and Cannabis Consumption Survey was carried out online using Survey Monkey. The survey had a national sample of 1089 participants. These participants spanned across various levels of income and various geographic regions in the United States. The survey was also weighted to recognize the age distribution and gender distribution. The survey spanned across 18 to 60+ age brackets in the United States. More than half of the participants were cannabis users.users.
Know your terpenes: A guide for cannabis products
Humans have consumed terpenes for hundreds of years.
These organic compounds are highly abundant in many plants that have been consumed for flavor, aroma or therapeutic purposes since ancient times.
Most terpenes are recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
However, just like any other ingredient, there are important safety guidelines to follow when adding terpenes to a manufactured product.
This is particularly true for marijuana and hemp products, where terpene applications are undergoing rapid growth and innovation.
Achieving a safe and effective balance of terpenes for cannabinoid products hinges on two key elements: the quality of the compounds and application.
Activists seek legal marijuana in former hippie haven Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Widely available marijuana once drew thousands of hippies to Nepal, where its use was not only accepted but embedded in both the culture and religion.
But the country followed other nations in outlawing marijuana in the late 1970s and chased away the hippies who came on buses from Europe and United States.
Half a century later, campaigners are seeking to again legalize the farming, use and export of marijuana as more countries allow its medicinal and recreational use.
Supporters have introduced a bill in Parliament that would legalize marijuana, although debate has been delayed by continuing squabbles between political parties for power.
“We are demanding the legalization of marijuana in Nepal firstly for medicinal purposes for patients who are dying,” Rajiv Kafle, a campaign leader, said at his “Hippie Hill” retreat in the mountains surrounding the capital, Kathmandu.
Study: Most Cannabis Patients Reduce Prescription Drug Intake
A survey of Florida medical cannabis patients published in the journal Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids found a majority (65%) reduced or eliminated taking at least one prescription medication after obtaining their medical cannabis registration. The data was collected at Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers at Southwest Florida events and on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University from 157 registered medical cannabis patients. The data was collected from May 2019 to January 2020.
Nearly all respondents surveyed said they consumed cannabis on a daily basis, but 93% said they did not feel dependent on the substance. Another 40% indicated they used high-THC strains only, while 22% said their strains were high-CBD only. The vast majority, 72%, indicated they used strains high in both THC and CBD. Accounting for outliers and non-responses, 110 patients shared the median amount they spent on medical cannabis per month, which was $300. Flower was the preferred method of administration, the survey found.