Recap of the Week: CA marijuana rules, Maryland’s MMJ launch & Sessions + cannabis

The week of Nov. 11th - 17th brought several positive headlines. First, California reveals the licensing rules for its marijuana industry; Second, Maryland’s medical cannabis appears ready to launch; and Lastly, but certainly not least, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicates the DOJ has no plans to suppress the marijuana industry. Here’s a closer look [...]

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Stop punishing cannabis industry. Remove 280E from tax code.

Guest op-ed: "How many American lives could we save, if we simply started treating the marijuana industry and canna-businesses fairly?" By Matt Gaetz, Guest Commentary In 1981, a Tax Court judge ruled on tax deductions taken by Mr. Jeff Edmonson, a man with a unique business: the large-scale distribution of drugs. For the tax year [...]

The Next 15 States to Legalize Marijuana

A record high 64% of Americans support legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to a 2017 Gallup Poll. Support for legalization is rooted in changing perceptions of the drug’s potential harm, as well as the prospect of hundreds of millions of dollars in marijuana sales and excise tax revenue for state governments. The growing acceptance [...]

Marijuana: 5 Things that Science Says About the Herb

One of the most ironic stories in the history of human race on Earth is making an herb, with great potential benefits, banned for use because of certain political beliefs that marijuana, the same with other drugs such as cocaine and heroine, is addictive and can be a driver for the user to become abusive, [...]

Pro-Tips #4 It’s So Cold in the Winter

We came across  a series of articles entitled "Pro Tips," (originally posted by General Hydroponics) that offer a great deal of insight into the art of hydroponic growing. So we thought we'd share this wealth of information with those of you looking to take your hydroponic growing skills to the next level. Enjoy! How to [...]

Pro Tips #3: Reservoir Hygiene – What’s Growing in your Res?

We came across  a series of articles entitled "Pro Tips," (originally posted by General Hydroponics) that offer a great deal of insight into the art of hydroponic growing. So we thought we'd share this wealth of information with those of you looking to take you hydroponic growing skills to the next level. Enjoy! Do you [...]

Organic Farmers Reject Hydroponics With 16 Protest Rallies …SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

Hydroponic vs. Organic... the never-ending debate lives on! (SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW) Should produce grown in hydroponic environments be considered organic? Here's the latest... Organic farmers have organized 16 rallies to date to protest the continued certification of hydroponic or aquaponic produce as organic. A major rally has been organized on October [...]

Pro-Tips #2: Ventilation Series ~ Air Cooled Lights: Yay or Nay?

We came across  a series of articles entitled "Pro Tips," (originally posted by General Hydroponics) that offer a great deal of insight into the art of hydroponic growing. So we thought we'd share this wealth of information with those of you who looking to take you hydroponic growing skills to the next level. Enjoy! Today's [...]

Should towns that ban pot dispensaries get the tax revenue? Share your thoughts… Leave a comment.

Who should share in the spoils of the new recreational marijuana industry? If pro-pot advocates get their way, it won’t be any of the more than 100 municipalities that have enacted bans, moratoriums, or tight limits on licensed marijuana operations. Proponents of legalized marijuana are planning to push the Legislature to block cities and towns [...]

Elimination of hydroponics on NOSB’s agenda… (Any thoughts? Leave a comment.)

A debate concerning organic certification for hydroponics that has been raging for more than a decade might come to a head during the fall meetings of the National Organics Standards Board in early November in Jacksonville, FL. On the NOSB’s agenda for that meeting are a series of proposals that recommend declaring hydroponics, container-farming and [...]