HYDROPONIC AND AQUAPONIC DESIGNS

There are two categories of hydroponic systems: aggregate and non-aggregate. Non-aggregate hydroponic systems are designed to support plants with their roots hanging into the nutrient solution. Aggregate hydroponic systems use substrates to provide support for the plants. In aggregate hydroponics, the systems may be a closed or open system. An open system denotes that the [...]

Ohio receives 6 times more applications for medical marijuana dispensaries as they have licenses

150 apply to run medical marijuana dispensaries in Northeast Ohio, the most of any region in the state Northeast Ohio is the most sought-after region in the state by those seeking to run a medical marijuana dispensary, according to information from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. The state announced Monday, Nov. 20, that 370 have [...]

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 [...]

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’

A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week. Except that’s not what the doctors meant. “We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child,” said Thomas Nappe, an author of the report who is now the [...]

Recap of the Week: Leafly layoffs, deceiving CBD labels & Detroit’s MMJ wins

The events of the week of Nov. 4th - Nov. 10th included a few 'Wow!' moments and some 'Oh my!' moments as well. Leafly laid off employees amid new leadership, a study said most CBD products are improperly labeled, and Detroit voters approved pro-medical marijuana laws. Here’s a closer look at some key developments in the [...]

Colorado girl suing U.S. attorney general to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

LARKSPUR, Colo. -- Alexis Bortell is hardly the first child whose family moved to Colorado for access to medical marijuana. But the 12-year-old is the first Colorado kid to sue U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions over the nation's official marijuana policy. "As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because [...]

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, [...]

Recap of the Week: Rescheduling marijuana in NJ, Cleveland’s limits on MMJ locations & FDA + CBD

The events of the week of Oct. 28th - Nov. 3rd brought BIG NEWS! A New Jersey court tells the state to review how it classifies marijuana, Cleveland imposes strict limits on where MMJ companies can locate, and the FDA issues warnings to CBD producers. Here’s a closer look at these significant developments in the marijuana [...]

National Organic Standards Board Decrees That Hydroponic Can Be Organic

On November 1st, the National Organic Standards Board finally made a decision on one of the most divisive issues in the organic world: should crops grown in water, containers, or otherwise not in the ground be allowed to call themselves organic? The decision is thus: hydroponic and container gardens will remain eligible for organic certification. [...]