The American Legion Calls for Department of Veterans Affairs to Support Study on Cannabis and PTSD

The Schedule I classification of cannabis is a longstanding impediment to medical research. This week, the American Legion sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs asking for federal assistance in supporting an FDA-approved research study on cannabis and PTSD. The study is being conducted at the Scottsdale Research Institute in Arizona, in collaboration [...]

What are requirements of growing herbs in hydroponics?

pH level, humidity, temperature, nutrients, and light are what you should consider when growing herbs in hydroponics. When those factors are carefully controlled, the hydroponics will offer a superior growing medium and less time-consuming in comparison to the conventional soil. Light Your herbs require at least six hours of unobstructed sunlight and bright every day. [...]

The future of farming is sprouting up where you’d least expect it

Beneath one of NYC's best restaurants, down a hallway you could find only if you knew where to go, rows of heady, hydroponic herbs, sticky with residue, grow under LED lights. Across the East River, in an old factory, a small lab of growers tinker with their own seedlings, while a greenhouse just two miles [...]

5 Ways to Avoid Cannabis Stock Investment Scams

Let me tell you about a line I heard a few years ago: “The cannabis industry is so hot that even Warren Buffett is investing in it.” That was the story penny stock promoters were telling back in 2014, when somebody realized that Cubic Designs, a subsidiary of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, was selling its mezzanine [...]

Urban Farming Insider: Understanding Organic Hydroponics with Tinia Pina

Tinia Pina is the founder and CEO of Renuble, a company started in 2011 that develops hydroponic fertilizer 100% derived from organic food waste inputs. Renuble helps hydroponic growers increase yields with a wide variety of urban farming crops grown hydroponically in large metropolitan areas like New York City, where Renuble is based. We interviewed [...]

Why Are Opioid Painkillers Legal But Marijuana Isn’t?

Image credit: PeopleImages | Getty Images Overdoses of legal opioids kill thousands annually, while illegal marijuana has never caused a documented fatality. There is a bottom line people lose sight of when discussing the opioid crisis sweeping the country: Millions of Americans experience chronic pain every day. They need help, and painkillers created using opioids are [...]

Benefits Of Potassium Sulfate for Hydroponic Gardening

Potassium sulfate (K2SO4) also known as sulfate of potash, arcanite, or archaically known as potash of sulfur) is a white crystalline, non-flammable salt soluble in water. The chemical compound is commonly used in fertilizers, providing both potassium and sulfur. The application of K (Potassium) in nutrient formulae depends upon its chemical combination with other elements that affects [...]

‘So many things can go awry’ with Michigan’s medical marijuana plan

A sudden declaration Tuesday morning by Michigan regulators that all medical marijuana dispensaries statewide should start preparing to close by Dec. 1 made one thing clear: The next steps for Michigan’s existing MMJ businesses are more akin to a traffic roundabout than an obvious road forward. “You have a lot of things that could happen. There’s so [...]

My fellow conservatives should protect medical marijuana from the government

Not long ago, a supporter of mine, visiting from California, dropped by my Capitol office. A retired military officer and staunch conservative, he and I spent much of our conversation discussing the Republican agenda. Finally, I drew a breath and asked him about an issue I feared might divide us: the liberalization of our marijuana [...]

Hydroponic Greenhouses Gets $25M To Grow New England Produce

A business that wants to build two hydroponic greenhouses in New Hampshire’s North Country to get tomatoes and salad greens more quickly to New England supermarkets has received $25 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. North Country Growers plans to start building its two 10-acre greenhouses in Berlin soon, and planting next July, with [...]