Dumpster Fire: What Went Wrong with California Cannabis?

Cannabis is supposed to be relaxing and fun. What’s not to like about giggles, munchies, and a brief break from the mundane? Unfortunately, news from California’s Emerald Triangle is anything but upbeat these days. Report after report portends doom with headlines like “the world’s largest legal weed market is going up in smoke” (The Economist), “California … Read more

Minnesota To Have Highest Home Limit in History: 2 Pounds

Are you interested in learning data analytics in the state of Minnesota? If so, you’ll be interested to know that Minnesota is about to have the highest home limit in its history. The Minnesota Department of Commerce recently announced that the home limit for Minnesota residents is set to increase to 2 pounds. This is … Read more

Cannabis & the Bible

Biblical scholars have written about the role of cannabis as a sacrament in the ancient Near East and Middle East. Archeological evidence confirms the use of the plant in fumigation rituals in ancient Israel. Scriptural references indicate that cannabis was a key ingredient in the holy anointing oil employed in religious rites. But Yahweh, the … Read more

The Plant, the Whole Plant & Nothing But the Plant

It has long been known that resinous cannabis flower tops are infused with robust therapeutic properties. But there are also pharmacologically active components in other parts of the plant that shouldn’t be ignored when assessing the health benefits of cannabis. The earliest reference to the therapeutic use of cannabis dates back to 2700 BC in ancient China, … Read more

The evolution of autoflowering seeds: A history of ruderalis

The evolution of autoflowering seeds is an interesting story that begins with the discovery of a unique species of cannabis called Ruderalis. Ruderalis is a wild species of cannabis that was first discovered in the wilds of Russia and Central Asia in the early 1900s. Ruderalis was found to have a unique trait that set … Read more