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    Cannabis plants could be the missing player in human's fight against climate change, as hemp can absorb carbon dioxide from the air more than twice as effectively as trees. Numerous studies have shown that hemp captures up to 16 tons of greenhouse gas annually, while trees suck up about six tons. The carbon dioxide also becomes permanently encased within hemp fibers that are used in a range of products - from textiles to medicines and car parts. Hudson Carbon, a New York research center that studies carbon storage, found that one acre of cannabis plants can store up to three tons of carbon, removing more than seven tons from the atmosphere. Numerous studies have shown that hemp captures up to 16 tons of greenhouse gas annually, while trees suck up about six tons. And the plant grows much faster than trees RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Cannabis compounds can stop the virus that causes COVID-19... 'It looks like ET's hand!': Appendage with long bony fingers... Share this article Share While the US...
    Marijuana activists hold up a 51-foot inflatable joint during a rally at the U.S. Capitol to call on Congress pass cannabis reform legislation on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.Caroline Brehman | Cq-roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Voters in two states approved the legalization of recreational marijuana in Tuesday's elections, joining the growing list of states where the cannabis market is regulated for adult use. Maryland and Missouri join 19 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational marijuana, while legalization proposals failed to pass in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. Here's a look at the five measures.MarylandFollowing the passage of Maryland's Question 4, adults in the state will be allowed to possess up to 1.5 ounces, or two marijuana plants, beginning July 1, 2023.  The amendment also allows for the expungement of records for people arrested for marijuana possession, and for people serving time for simple possession to have their sentences reconsidered. It would also establish a cannabis business assistance fund for small businesses, as well as minority- and women-owned businesses, entering the cannabis industry. Now, the...
    ANTIOCH — State cannabis control workers joined city code-enforcement staff in warrant service searches at nine homes Wednesday, recovering cash, guns and more than $3 million worth of flowers and plants, authorities said. In a statement Thursday, the state’s Department of Cannabis Control said detectives with its law enforcement division also saw help from city police, state fish and wildlife resources and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency serving those warrants, which yielded 68.9 pounds of cannabis flower and 5,200 cannabis plants, described as worth $3,331,185. Detectives also confiscated more than $15,000 cash and five firearms, including one described as an illegal assault rifle. California Department of Cannabis Control staff shared images Thursday, September 8, 2022 of marijuana plants seized and improperly wired electrical connections cited during one of nine search warrants served at homes Wednesday in Antioch, Calif. (Courtesy California Department of Cannabis Control)  After city code-enforcement staff red-tagged those homes, “effectively removing the houses from the power grid for code violations related to improper electrical wiring,” the department also thanked its agency partners in its statement for helping “protect...
    CANNABIS could soon be grown on the International Space Station. Redwire Corp are the developers of "the only commercially owned" space greenhouse and have partnered with an agriculture technology company to grow "industrial hemp" in space. 2Dozens of plants have been grown in microgravity Hemp is a type of cannabis that has industrial and medical uses and will be the first crop grown in the space greenhouse. However, Redwire Corp isn't just hoping to grow space cannabis. They hope to provide astronauts with plenty of other crops too. Growing plants in space is a critical bridge in making distant spaceflights achievable. Read More SpaceTINY HITCHHIKERS Space stowaways on Nasa's Artemis I Moon rocket will probe lunar surfaceSPACE BREAKUP Russia unveils model of proposed space station after leaving ISS and Nasa Astronauts' dietary needs are sustained by supply shipments ferried from Earth to the ISS's front door - manned missions to Mars and deep space will require a higher degree of self-sustainability. “Growing full crops in space will be critical to future space exploration missions as plants provide food, oxygen and...
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    SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia uprooted thousands of cannabis plants illegally cultivated near a village, authorities said Tuesday, adding the marijuana that could have been harvested from them had a street value of about 5 million euros ($5.2 million). A police statement said it was one of the largest seizures of its kind in North Macedonia since the country declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Three men were arrested in connection with the raid. Identified only as N.S., 56, A.N., 37, and M.S., 36, if tried and convicted they face minimum five-year prison sentences. The arrests followed raids Monday in the village of Karbinci, about 100 kilometers southeast of the capital, Skopje. Police uprooted some 16,000 plants. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s public health minister, who has spearheaded the country’s drive to decriminalize cannabis, says the government will distribute 1 million of the plants free when most legal restrictions on production and possession of the drug are lifted next month. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul signed a measure in February officially dropping cannabis, best known in the form of marijuana, from a list of controlled drugs. Closely regulated use of cannabis was legalized in 2018, with several restrictions gradually eased since then. Thai officials hope that a major new cannabis industry will blossom, not only generating hundreds of millions of dollars directly each year, but also attracting foreign tourists, who have only recently begun returning in large numbers after being largely absent during the coronavirus pandemic. When the measure becomes effective on June 9, possessing and using all parts of cannabis plants, including flowers and seeds, will be allowed. However, extracted content will remain illegal if it contains more than 0.2% of the psychoactive ingredient that produces a “high” — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Anutin declared Sunday on his...
    (CNN)The Thai government will distribute one million free cannabis plants to households across the nation in June to mark a new rule allowing people to grow cannabis at home, its health minister has said.Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced the move in a Facebook post on May 8 in which he expressed his intention for cannabis plants to be grown like "household crops."The new rule, which comes into force on June 9, will allow people to grow cannabis plants at home after notifying their local government, but the plants will have to be of medical grade and used exclusively for medicinal purposes. Additionally, the cannabis cannot be used for commercial purposes without further licenses. The move is the latest step in Thailand's plan to promote cannabis as a cash crop. About a third of its labor force works in agriculture, according to the World Bank.In a region notorious for harsh penalties towards illegal drugs, Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia in 2018 to legalize cannabis for medical research and use. Thailand gives green light to growing cannabis at homeRead...
    TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — In early April, Maryland lawmakers voted to let voters decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana in November.  Currently 18 states, along with the District of Columbia, have fully legalized marijuana. In Maryland, possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana is a civil violation that carries a fine of up to $100 for a first offense. READ MORE: In Email To Department, Harrison Pledges Review Of Hiring Practices After Firing Chief Of Fiscal ServicesBut Maryland also has about 150,000 registered cannabis patients. Medical cannabis has grown into a $600-million-a-year industry in Maryland since the first pre-rolled joint was sold legally in 2017.  And, as more Marylanders become registered to purchase cannabis, the medical cannabis industry becomes even bigger. One of the leaders in the industry is Baltimore’s very own medical cannabis company, Curio Wellness. Maryland’s largest medical cannabis brand isn’t just growing cannabis–it’s cornering the market from seed to sale, cultivating plants and making products like gummies and sleep aids. Curio offered WJZ an exclusive look at its newly expanded cultivation site, a 155,000-square-foot facility...
    More than 500 cannabis plants were seized and then shredded in broad daylight following a police raid on a suspected drugs factory in a bustling town centre.  High street shoppers in Colchester, Essex were left stunned as officers stormed a flat above a café and brought dozens of lamps, bulbs and cables out onto the pavement. Large crowds gathered around as Essex Police used petrol-powered shredders to slice up the cannabis plants for their public spectacle. Officers decided to destroy the drugs on the high street due to the large volume of plants involved and to limit the potential 'impact on traffic'.   Shocked shoppers reported the potent smell of cannabis in the air and spoke of their surprise at discovering there had been a drugs factory under their noses all along. Four people have since been arrested on suspicion of a string of drugs charges, including two men who appeared before Colchester Magistrates' Court yesterday.  Large crowds gather around on Colchester High Street as Essex Police used petrol-powered shredders to slice up around 500 cannabis plants for their public spectacle...
    LOS ANGELES -- On an isolated farm, greenhouses stand in regimental order, sheltered by a fringe of trees. Inside are hundreds of head-high cannabis plants in precise rows, each rising from a pot nourished by coils of irrigation tubing. Lights powerful enough to turn night into day blaze overhead.In the five years since California voters approved a broad legal marketplace for marijuana, thousands of greenhouses have sprouted across the state. But these, under their plastic canopies, conceal a secret.The cultivator who operates the grow north of Sacramento holds a coveted state-issued license, permitting the business to produce and sell its plants. But it's been virtually impossible for the grower to turn a profit in a struggling legal industry where wholesale prices for cannabis buds have plunged as much as 70% from a year ago, taxes approach 50% in some areas and customers find far better deals in the thriving underground marketplace.
    A NEW study warns that cannabis users could be ingesting carcinogenic metals when they smoke marijuana. Researchers in Pennsylvania have found that cannabis plants can absorb cancer-causing heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium from soils. 2Certain weed strains may be filled with cancer-causing heavy metalsCredit: Getty - Contributor "The heavy-metal content of cannabis is not regulated; therefore, consumers could unknowingly be exposed to these toxic metals," said Louis Bengyella, assistant research professor of plant science at Penn State University.  The strains most susceptible to heavy-metal absorption include those bred specifically for 'phytoremediation,' which is when a plant is grown to remove elemental pollutants or lower its bioavailability in soil. The researchers found that the cannabis strains used for phytoremediation possess specific physical traits such as long-stem length, high roots, and dependence on few nutrients for survival -- which can perpetuate the absorption of heavy metals.  The team also found that lead, cadmium, and chromium specifically can travel up through the plant's stalk and into the leaves and flowers.  Heavy metals seeping into cannabis crops, which are later harvested...
    Cannabis plants may absorb carcinogenic heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium from soils, experts have warned.  Researchers in Pennsylvania have conducted a 'meta-analysis' of previous studies to examine the ability of cannabis plants to absorb heavy metals.  They report that some cannabis strains have been bred specifically for 'phytoremediation' – growing plants to remove pollutants from soils.  But this risks heavy metals seeping into cannabis crops that are later harvested and smoked by humans, potentially causing cancer and neurological issues.  Heavy metal contaminants could be dangerous for people who ingest them, the researchers say, including cancer patients who use medical marijuana.  A new meta-analysis examines the ability of cannabis plants to absorb heavy metals and discusses the resulting health impacts on consumers (stock image) PHYTOREMEDIATION Phytoremediation is the use of plants to remove pollutants from soils, air or water.   Phytoremediation is a good way of targeting heavy metal accumulation in soils in hazardous environments, such as nuclear sites.   Heavy metal soil accumulation has been rapidly increased due to various natural processes and industrial activities.  Source: Front. Plant Sci/CPEO.org  The researchers, Penn State University,...
    Officials in Washington state this week destroyed some 13,000 pounds of marijuana plants in Touchet, a rural area southeast of Yakima. The state Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) said the plants were valued at about $3 million. The pot came from three farms – Evergreen Nirvana, Black Diamond Cannabis and Green Volcano – which are the only authorized marijuana producers in Walla Walla County. The LCB warned the farms last month that about half of their crop would be destroyed, accusing them of growing plants on more than their allotted amount of land. Regulators say authorized farms can only use 30,000 square feet of outdoor land to grow their plants. An attorney for the farms told local media that the actual canopy of their plants was under the 30,000 square foot limit and that the additional land was empty space between individual plants. The owners of the farms claim they are being unfairly targeted due to complaints filed with the LCB by competitors. Walla Walla County banned the growing, processing and sale of recreational cannabis in 2014 and put a...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Four Los Angeles County men were arrested or cited during a seven-day marijuana enforcement operation in San Bernardino County that netted 34 arrests in all, authorities said Saturday. Operation Hammer Strike, Week 10; 34 Suspects Arrested and over 33,000 Marijuana Plants Seized https://t.co/nF01XLBoXb — San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) November 6, 2021 The operation was dubbed “Operation Hammer Strike” and was carried out between Nov. 1 and Nov. 7. Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Marijuana Enforcement Team, along with deputies from several stations, served 26 search warrants in Lucerne Valley, San Bernardino, Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, Helendale, Newberry Springs, Pinon Hills, Phelan, Daggett, Barstow, and Rancho Cucamonga, the department reported. READ MORE: LA County Reports 1,647 New Cases Of COVID-19, 25 More DeathsAuthorities had received numerous complaints about large outdoor and indoor illegal marijuana cultivations in these areas. The suspects were cited or booked on charges of cultivation of cannabis over six plants, possession for sales of marijuana, illegal water discharge, and possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number. READ...
    Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he is growing hemp at his farm but has told how he has to hide the crops so teenagers don't steal the plants.  The Beatles star, 79, has started producing crops of hemp as well as spelt wheat, rye and peas at his estate in Peasmarsh near Rye.  Hemp - which is legal to grow in the UK if a licence is obtained - is a plant that comes from the same species as cannabis. But unlike cannabis, hemp contains very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).   Busy: Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he is growing hemp at his farm but has told how he has to hide his crops so teenagers don't steal the plants The product is used to make cloth, cosmetics, rope, printer's ink, wood preservative, detergents, soaps, and lighting oil.   Speaking on the River Cafe Table 4 podcast he said: 'We grow crops, I like doing things like spelt wheat, rye, we grow peas. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sir Paul McCartney promotes his new children's book Grandude... ...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) – An investigation into illegal marijuana grow operations in San Bernardino lead to the the seizure of nearly 30,000 marijuana plants. According to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, the bust totals about 6,000 pounds of processed cannabis, with an estimated value around $19,000. Investigators closed down 130 illegal greenhouses in several cities, including Chino Hills, Fontana and others over the course of one week. Police said 31 people were arrested and are now facing charges of cultivation of cannabis over six plants and possession for sale of marijuana.
    By Sam Tabachnik | Associated Press OKEMAH, Okla. — Chip Baker surveyed a vast field on the outskirts of an old hay farm an hour east of Oklahoma City, his ponytail waving in the thick, humid air, his voice growing excited. “This is probably the largest collection of Squirt in the world!” he boasted, pointing to an array of neatly plotted cannabis plants before him that will soon flower pounds of the popular strain. Baker would know. From the time he planted his first marijuana plant at 13, he’s been all about growing weed. A dream formed in the Georgia fields took him to Humboldt County — the nation’s earliest pot epicenter — then Colorado, the country’s first recreational market. But it’s here in rural Oklahoma, down a dusty dirt road along the banks of the North Canadian River, where true cannabis cowboys — including droves of Colorado entrepreneurs like Baker — are buying mammoth properties to grow mammoth numbers of plants, all in a quest for mammoth stacks of kush-derived cash. It’s a place unlike virtually any other in...
    Recreational cannabis sales began in January 2018, and while many have played by the rules, the illegal growth and sale of the plant continues to undermine those following the rules. Licensed to grow, manufacture and sell State license issuance began in 2018, but data isn’t available for that initial year because they were issued as temporary licenses. Data sets begin in 2019, when 12-month annual and provisional licenses began to be issued, using the online licensing systems. Licenses remain active for one year, at which point they can be renewed for an additional 12 months. This list displays counts of when the licenses were first issued, but not each time one was renewed. Cannabis status by state Marijuana is legal for adults to use in 18 states and Washington, D.C. Medical marijuana is legal in 37.Most recently, New Mexico, Virginia and Connecticut legalized recreational cannabis. Illegal plants seized in California by year Since its establishment in 1983, the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting has had more than 110 law enforcement agencies involved, making it one of the largest law...
    Cannabis is among one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, having been domesticated in China some 12,000 years ago, a study has concluded.  Researchers led from the University of Lausanne analysed the whole genome sequences of 110 Cannabis sativa to discover where the plants have their roots. Their investigation revealed that cannabis — as we would be familiar with it — emerged in China by the Neolithic period.  Despite having long been an important source of fibre as well as both medicinal and recreational drugs, much has been unknown about Cannabis' domestication history. This is because legal restrictions around the plant make collecting samples for analysis difficult, the team explained.  Cannabis is among one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, having been domesticated in China some 12,000 years ago, a study has concluded. Pictured: Cannabis landraces seen growing in Qinghai province, central China Researchers led from the University of Lausanne analysed the whole genome sequences of 110 Cannabis sativa from across the globe (pictured) to discover where the plants have their roots CANNABIS: THE FACTS  Cannabis...
    (CNN)Cannabis' earliest roots may have stemmed from northwestern China -- not South Asia as commonly believed, according to a study published on Friday.Researchers found the Cannabis sativa species -- the "much beloved and maligned plant" widely used as a recreational drug -- likely emerged from the region by Neolithic times (10,000-3,000 BC), according to a news release from the journal Science Advances, where the study was published.Cannabis was one of the first plants domesticated by humans, and has a long history of being used in textiles, food, and oilseed as hemp, the study said. But this history has been difficult to research, due to modern legal restrictions around the plant's use and accessibility.To trace the origins of cannabis, a team led by researchers in Switzerland and China compiled 110 whole genomes, covering a spectrum of different wild-growing feral plants, domesticated varieties and modern hybrids of hemp and psychoactive forms of the plant, commonly known as marijuana, with higher levels of the compound Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). A feral cannabis plant in the middle of a grassland in Qinghai province, central China.Their genomic...
    When most people think of THC, they think of delta-9 THC – the cannabinoid that can get you high when smoked, eaten or vaped. However, delta-9 is just one form of THC that can be naturally produced in cannabis and hemp plants. So, what are the differences between the cannabinoids and how could delta-8 be a good choice for you? Read on for a simple breakdown of delta-8 THC vs delta-9 THC. What Is Delta-8?  Delta-8 THC occurs in all cannabis and hemp plants in very small concentrations, with most of the delta-8 THC products available being manufactured from hemp plants. Delta-8 THC is a relative of delta-9 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), with a similar molecular structure, but with a few key differences. The two share similar properties, like potentially stimulating appetite, reducing pain or aiding in sleep, but delta-8 THC reportedly exhibits a lower psychoactive impact than delta-9 THC. Delta-8 THC is a minor cannabinoid in hemp and cannabis plants, meaning it is found less abundantly than major cannabinoids like CBD or delta-9 THC. Though research surrounding cannabinoids in general is...
    CHERRY VALLEY (CBSLA) – On Thursday, 71-year-old Paul Xiong Yang was arrested on suspicion of illegally cultivating hundreds of cannabis plants in Cherry Vally, an unincorporated community adjacent to Beaumont. Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jamie Hernandez said deputies learned of the outdoor grow site in the 500 block of Trouble Court, just south of Cherry Valley Boulevard, and obtained a search warrant, which was served early Thursday morning. READ MORE: Corey Swayney Arrested In Connection With String Of Restaurant Burglaries According to Hernandez, some 300 cannabis plants in various stages of growth were seized for eradication and Yang was arrested without incident, adding that the investigation is ongoing. Riverside County deputies have conducted numerous raids on properties countywide over the past two years, targeting illegal grows. The Board of Supervisors has authorized some indoor cultivation sites in unincorporated areas, but those enterprises are strictly regulated and limited to commercially zoned locations. No outdoor commercial marijuana sites have been approved. READ MORE: Original SNL Cast Member Laraine Newman Sits For 2nd Day Of Testimony In Durst Trial Yang was booked into...
    A California mother allegedly left her 3-year-old daughter to bake in a hot car while she tended marijuana plants, police said Friday. Jessica Campos was left in the parked vehicle for up to three hours Thursday before being discovered, Visalia Police said in a press release. The temperature in the car "was determined to be at least 100 degrees at the time of the incident" and left the toddler unable to breathe, cops said. CALIFORNIA WOMAN'S WALLET RETURNED 46 YEARS AFTER SHE LOST IT Her mother, Eustajia Mojica Dominguez, was allegedly tending to and processing a cannabis growing operation during the time her daughter was in the car, according to the release. Family members and responding officers performed CPR on the girl to try and revive her. She was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Dominguez, 28, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment in connection with her daughter’s death, police said. Four other children, including two infants, were at the residence containing the grow operation, where 475 pounds of processed pot and 150 plants were found,...
    A California toddler died after her mom left her alone in a car for hours in 100 degree weather to tend to her marijuana farm, police say. The Visalia Police Department said they found three-year-old Jessica Campos not breathing after being left alone in a car for three hours, with the vehicle's interior temperature rocketing to 100f. Her mom Eustajia Mojica Dominguez, 28, has since been arrested over the killing, and is said to have been tending to her huge cannabis farm while her daughter suffocated in the searing heat. Police say the car interior was have been so scorching that Jessica would not have been able to breathe.  An officer on an unrelated call across the street responded to the scene immediately after being called, and took over from family members and attempted to revive the girl using CPR, police said in a statement.  Jessica was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.  Jessica's mother, 28-year-old Eustajia Mojica Dominguez, (pictured) was tending to a marijuana grow and processing pot while the toddler was in the...
    TWENTYNINE PALMS (CBSLA) – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department seized 3,901 marijuana plants and 652 pounds of processed marijuana after serving five search warrants and arresting six suspects. Deputies with the Marijuana Enforcement Team discovered the plants Thursday in various locations in the Twentynine Palms area. READ MORE: Routine Traffic Stop In Arcadia Turns Up Stolen Mail, Glass Pipes For Drugs The investigation revealed the cannabis cultivations were not in compliance with California’s Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) and San Bernardino County’s ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, investigators said. San Bernardino County has an ordinance prohibiting Commercial Cannabis Activity, which includes growing marijuana plants outdoors. READ MORE: Man Charged With Hate Crime For Alleged Assault With Deadly Weapon On Jewish Men The suspects were cited on charges of cultivation of cannabis; over six plants. MORE NEWS: Isaac Bryan Declares Victory In 54th Assembly District Special Election Representing Culver City, Westwood Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Gangs/Narcotics Division at (909)387-8400 or NARC-MET@sbcsd.org. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the...
    LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA) – Nearly 5,000 cannabis plants growing outside of a home were seized Thursday during a raid in the 33400 block of Follman Way, on the eastern fringe of the Cleveland National Forest. According to Sgt. Jeff Reese, Riverside Sheriff’s deputies served the search warrant at 8:30 a.m. and police found marijuana plants in “various stages of growth” around the perimeter of the residence, as well as “several hundred pounds of processed marijuana.” READ MORE: Dandre Powell Arrested On Suspicion Of Attacking Elderly Lyft Driver In South El Monte “The estimated street value of the plants (and packaged product) was over $1 million,” Sgt. Reese said. The property came under investigation after deputies learned of alleged illicit behavior there earlier this month. READ MORE: Cal/OSHA Delays Vote On Dropping Mask, Physical Distancing Guidelines For Workplaces No arrests were made and no suspects were identified. Reese said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff’s Lake Elsinore station at (951) 245-3300. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed...
    Over the past decade, cannabis research and reform have both progressed. The cannabis industry has reached a new milestone, with consumers becoming more aware and well-versed with various cannabinoids that can be found in cannabis and hemp plants. From THC to CBD and even to the rarer cannabinoids like CBN, CBG and THCV, consumers are learning more about cannabinoids and how to utilize them for potentially therapeutic benefits. Cannabinoids can help you reduce stress, manage pain, stimulate appetite, and more. If you consider yourself a cannabinoid connoisseur, you probably know the proper name for THC, the cannabinoid most known for the “high” feeling, is Delta-9 THC or Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. But did you know delta-9 is not a lone form of THC? There is a new cannabinoid gaining traction in the cannabis and hemp industries: Delta-8 THC. What Is Delta-8 THC? Delta-8 THC is a minor cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp plants. Though research surrounding all cannabinoids is relatively new and still emerging, there is less knowledge in the direction of minor cannabinoids compared to the primary ones like (Delta-9) THC...
    (CNN)Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday signed a bill legalizing simple possession of marijuana beginning this summer, making it the first Southern state to do so and accelerating a revamp of cannabis laws that have disproportionately jailed Americans of color for nonviolent offenses.The bill, signed a day after April 20 -- marijuana's unofficial holiday -- allows anyone in the state 21 or older to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana beginning July 1. Adults can also grow up to four cannabis plants per household at home, though the plants must kept away from public view. The plants must be tagged with the owner's name and driver's license or identification number and note that they are being grown for personal use. The bill also "modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes limits on dissemination of criminal history record information related to certain marijuana offenses." The Virginia General Assembly passed the bill earlier this month after Northam sent the original measure back to the legislature with a series of revisions, including a proposal to accelerate the timeline of...
    Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday legalizing recreational cannabis use in the state. “This is a historic day,” the governor tweeted. “I thank the Leader and Speaker and the tireless advocacy of so many.” #BREAKING: I just signed legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis. The bill creates automatic expungement of previous marijuana convictions that would now be legal. This is a historic day. I thank the Leader and Speaker and the tireless advocacy of so many. — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 31, 2021 Cuomo signed the bill after the Democrat-led state legislature passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) Tuesday. New York joins 15 other states who have legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. The MRTA allows individuals to have up to three ounces of marijuana for recreational purposes or 24 grams of cannabis oils and other forms of concentrated cannabis. (RELATED: Kamala Harris Gets Behind Marijuana Legalization) Individuals who wish to grow their own cannabis plants can grow up to three mature plants and three immature plants, according to the Senate. Households can have a maximum total of twelve plants,...
    New York : The recreational use of marijuana, in those over 21 years of age, it is already legal in upstate New York. As planned this Tuesday in Albany, the Democratic majority of the New York Senate approved the Marijuana Tax and Regulation Act (MRTA), which will establish a new office for the regulation of cannabis, decriminalize its use in adults and mark the initiation of relief plans for racial minorities who were most affected when their possession for personal use she was punished by justice. One of the immediate impacts of the regulation, sponsored by Manhattan Sen. Liz Krueger, is that it they will erase the criminal records of those who were subjected to legal proceedings in the past, for possessing the so-called “personal doses”. But pay attention!, this historic legislative step does not mean that there will no longer be criminal penalties for illegal possession and sale of weed, nor that everyone will have the freedom to grow domestically. According to the new legal text, it will be considered a violation subject to sanctions to possess more...
    Two mayors on Long Island want to “opt out” of selling marijuana in their municipalities when the green bud becomes legal in the Empire State. The mayors told The Post that the risks of fatal car accidents due to weed smoking could outweigh the benefits of collecting three percent in sales tax revenues from pot sales. “We don’t need the revenue that badly. I’ll find alternative ways to find revenue,” said Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy, a Democrat who is past president of the New York State Conference of Mayors. “We don’t need additional deaths,” added Kennedy, referring to driving accidents that occur while driving are under the influence. Freeport is the second largest village in the state with 45,000 residents. Rockville Center Mayor Francis Murray also cited the problem of driving while high as reason while he will urge his village not to sell weed. “My vote is to opt out,” he said. New Yorkers can store up to five pounds of cannabis in their residence under the proposed law. The state Legislature is expected to pass the marijuana legalization...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Could New Jersey residents soon be allowed to legally grow marijuana at home? As CBS2’s Meg Baker reports, St. Sen. Vin Gopal sponsored a bill to allow anyone 21 and older to grow up to six marijuana plants at home. READ MORE: New Jersey Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility For Thousands Of Frontline Workers “So to truly legalize cannabis home growers should be an option, “Gopal said. “It’s no different than other states like California who have adopted this… . The reality is, as a country and as a state, we’ve spent billions of dollars on the failed war on drugs. And this is just one piece of making sure that it’s truly legalized.” Police can no longer arrest people for possessing marijuana but there is no legal way to buy it right now. Marijuana industry expert Mike McQueeny says this could be a quicker way to access legal weed. Setting up dispensaries will take longer. “It’s going to take at least six months to make our initial rules and regulations, and then only at that point,...
    (Bloomberg) – Driven by the need to ensure local supplies of fresh vegetables during the pandemic, some vertical farms are now expanding into other high-margin areas such as medical cannabis, health supplements and cosmetics. South Korean startup Farm 8 Co. is among a proliferation of urban indoor growers that saw sales spike during COVID-19. It aims to increase sales by nearly 50% to 90 billion won (US $ 79 million) this year, in part by boosting production of medicinal and cosmetic plants such as ginseng, gotu kola and mugwort, said CEO Kang Dae. Hyun. In August, the company joined the country’s first regulatory-free zone for medicinal cannabis, the cultivation and processing of hemp for cannabidiol (CBD). “There is a massive demand for medical cannabis and the market is growing rapidly,” Kang said in an interview. “Most of our production is dedicated to salad vegetables at the moment, but ultimately we will increase the production of cosmetic and medicinal plants to maximize profits.” Other vertical farms are also using the technology to meet the growing demand for strict quality controls in...
    Bloomberg Marijuana and makeup: a new approach to vertical farms (Bloomberg) – Driven by the need to ensure local supplies of fresh vegetables during the pandemic, some vertical farms are now expanding into other high-margin areas such as medical cannabis, health supplements and cosmetics. Farm 8 Co. is among a proliferation of urban indoor growers that saw sales spike during Covid-19. It aims to increase sales by nearly 50% to 90 billion won (US $ 79 million) this year, in part by boosting production of medicinal and cosmetic plants such as ginseng, gotu kola and mugwort, said CEO Kang Dae. Hyun. In August, the company joined the country’s first regulatory-free zone for medical cannabis, the cultivation and processing of hemp for cannabidiol (CBD). “There is a massive demand for medical cannabis and the market is growing rapidly.” Kang said in an interview. “Most of our production is dedicated to salad greens at the moment, but ultimately we will increase production of cosmetic and medicinal plants to maximize profits.” Other vertical farms are also using the technology to meet the growing...
    CANNABIS plants are piled up to the roof in the back of a van stopped by police on a motorway. Six suspects were arrested after the hashish swoop on the M1 at Toddington, near Luton, Bedfordshire. 2Six suspects were arrested after the hashish swoop on the M1 at Toddington, near Luton, Bedfordshire The Beds, Cambs and Herts Roads Policing Unit tweeted: “Apologies for the disruption on the M1 at J12 this morning.” “Six arrests made and harvest of cannabis seized.” One fellow cop - called Ben - from the unit said: “Really good haul. “Do we have a big enough evidence bag for that? One local - called Rob - added: “Damm that's a lot of weed.” 2Police tweeted: 'Six arrests made and harvest of cannabis seized' Most read in NewsKILLER ROADSHighways England faces manslaughter charges after gran died on smart motorwayBURNING PAINLong Covid sufferer, 53, shares horrific picture of 'radiation burns'JABS SHUTDOWNCovid mass vaccine centre 'forced to close for 2-3 weeks over supply issue'TRACK TRAGEDYRailway worker, 30 who died after being hit by train in London is picturedTRAGIC TWISTMum...
    U.S. lawmakers say Trump appointees interfered with COVID-19 testing guidance GOP Rep. Ron Wright dies after Covid battle Olivia Newton-John, Daughter Chloe Lattanzi Talk New Single, Cannabis Farming and Playing Music for Plants Olivia Newton John & Chloe Lattanzi Olivia Newton-John had no plans to sing again until she heard from a woman she met at a health clinic years ago. “I didn’t know her very well, and out of the blue she sends me an email saying, ‘I just know that you need to record this song. My cousin wrote it.’ I immediately panicked,” she tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Then my husband [John Easterling] and I listened to it and I felt very emotional. It was a beautiful message.” $100 Bonus Offer for Todays Best Checking Account Get Started Ad MSN Money Instead of recording it solo, Newton-John drafted daughter Chloe Lattanzi to duet on “Window in the Wall,” a song about unity, compassion and love. Shortly after its debut, the two, who had previously collaborated on “You Have to Believe,” a remake of “Magic” from Xanadu, jumped...
    More than 1.1 million cannabis plants were eradicated in 2020 in California through the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, often referred to as CAMP. Humboldt County was not where the majority of the work was done. In fact, the county didn’t even make the top five, although the region is known for illicit cultivation and county officials have estimated there have been tens of thousands of illegal grows. “I bet most people would venture to guess that all the top counties would have been in Northern California,” state Attorney General Xavier Becerra after hearing that Riverside County in Southern California was the No. 1 location in 2020 with 293,019 plants eradicated. In fact, the only county in the Emerald Triangle to break the top five was Trinity County, where 76,462 plants were eradicated in the 90-day CAMP season. The top five was rounded out with Tulare, Lake and Siskiyou counties. Humboldt County came in eighth place with 27 illicit grow sites visited and 57,130 plants eradicated, according to the Attorney General’s press office. “I think it’s safe to say that 2020...
    By Alicia Wallace | CNN Business To an outsider’s eye, Canyon Cannabis might’ve appeared like a small-town, rinky-dink pot shop. Housed in an unassuming building off a scenic highway, it was the lone dispensary in the 500-person city of Gates, Oregon. Inside, though, visitors were greeted with an explosion of color and sound. A vintage Pioneer sound system bathed the room in music — Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, old ska and blues — from owner Thorin Thacker’s personal collection of 3,000 vinyl records he kept on site. Sometimes the soundtrack was provided by Thacker himself, a musician and Latin dance instructor, who would pick on an 1882 Fairbanks & Cole banjo or tinker away at the century-old piano placed in the lobby. Beyond the experience, the dispensary’s curated selection of craft cannabis and hand-blown glass pipes from local artists helped attract a loyal clientele that included Portlanders from 80 miles away. Now it’s all gone. On Sept. 8, the Beachie Creek Fire tore through the canyon, devastating Gates and leveling Canyon Cannabis. The fire burned so hot, it turned the...
    (CBS13/CNN) — To an outsider’s eye, Canyon Cannabis might’ve appeared like a small-town, rinky-dink pot shop. Housed in an unassuming building off a scenic highway, it was the lone dispensary in the 500-person city of Gates, Oregon. Inside, though, visitors were greeted with an explosion of color and sound. A vintage Pioneer sound system bathed the room in music — Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, old ska and blues — from owner Thorin Thacker’s personal collection of 3,000 vinyl records he kept on site. Sometimes the soundtrack was provided by Thacker himself, a musician and Latin dance instructor, who would pick on an 1882 Fairbanks & Cole banjo or tinker away at the century-old piano placed in the lobby. RELATED: California’s Legal Marijuana Industry Tested In Coronavirus Crisis Beyond the experience, the dispensary’s curated selection of craft cannabis and hand-blown glass pipes from local artists helped attract a loyal clientele that included Portlanders from 80 miles away. Now it’s all gone. On Sept. 8, the Beachie Creek Fire tore through the canyon, devastating Gates and leveling Canyon Cannabis. The fire burned so hot,...
    FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Officers from state and federal agencies investigating marijuana businesses in Maine have removed marijuana plants from a cannabis distributor in Farmington. Officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Maine State Police and Franklin County Sheriff's Office were all involved in the investigation, the Sun Journal reported. Marijuana plants were removed from Narrow Gauge Distributors in Farmington on Tuesday. The company calls itself the largest cannabis distribution company in Maine. Authorities declined to comment further on the nature of the investigation. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Maine
    WHEATLAND (CBS13) – Over 800 marijuana plants and 50 pounds of processed cannabis were eradicated after two search warrants were served at illegal operations on Monday, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department said. Authorities said the first search warrant was served at an outdoor grow in 7000 block of Camp Far West Road in unincorporated Wheatland. Hung Tran, 50, was found living at the property and cited. Authorities said 365 plants and 50 pounds of processed cannabis were located as well as $5,600 in cash. Investigators said the marijuana was eradicated due to the grow being out of compliance with state and local regulations. The second warrant was served at a home converted into an illegal indoor grow in the 5700 block of Lochcarron Drive in East Linda. Swipe left to see more photos of the sites. illegal grow(credit: Yuba County Sheriff's Department) illegal grow 2(credit: Yuba County Sheriff's Department) illegal grow 3(credit: Yuba County Sheriff's Department) illegal grow 4(credit: Yuba County Sheriff's Department) illegal grow 5(credit: Yuba County Sheriff's Department) illegal grow 6(credit:...
    ANZA, Calif. —  Ronnie Bell’s prized possessions aren’t the collectible toys or bongs that clutter his ranch-style house. What the 65-year-old values most is his extensive indoor marijuana grow. Bell’s “bachelor pad” features a guest-bedroom-turned-nursery with a reflective grow-tent. There are racks of marijuana plants in the next room. This farmer, who served 21 years in the U.S. Marines and 21 years in the U.S. Postal Service, is one of many unlicensed marijuana cultivators in the unincorporated township of Anza. Over the 24 years Bell has grown marijuana, he has been raided eight times and arrested seven. When he was arrested in May, Bell said, he suffered a torn rotator cuff. His old friend, marijuana, made the pain bearable. Ronnie Bell smokes cannabis oil in his living room. The drug helps with back pain and a shoulder injury he suffered when deputies twisted his arm, Bell said.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) In the Inland Empire, Anza, population about 3,000, is a small place with a big reputation — when it comes to weed. If you smoked it and...
    EUREKA — More than 10,700 pot plants were eradicated in Humboldt County during an investigation of illegal cannabis cultivation in the Dinsmore area, authorities said Thursday. Search warrants were served Wednesday on two parcels that did not have the required county permit or state license for commercial cannabis cultivation, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis division assisted the operation. Related Articles 2019 Monterey County Crop Report lists leaf lettuce in top spot, cannabis in fifth Recreational marijuana laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say Sheriff: 2 tons of pot, $1 million seized from Chinese operation in California Reward offered after San Jose man goes missing in Mendocino County San Jose man kidnapped from Mendocino County marijuana grow site, sheriff’s office says Multiple violations were issued for water diversion and pollution and trash deposits near a waterway. There were no arrests.
    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — More than 10,700 pot plants were eradicated in Humboldt County during an investigation of illegal cannabis cultivation in the Dinsmore area, authorities said Thursday. Search warrants were served Wednesday on two parcels that did not have the required county permit or state license for commercial cannabis cultivation, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis division assisted the operation. Multiple violations were issued for water diversion and pollution and trash deposits near a waterway. There were no arrests. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: California
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