The Weed Blog

Since its inception, TWB has been based in activism and the mobilization and movements for marijuana policy reform happening around the country. It was created for one purpose: to facilitate a constructive conversation about marijuana in America. This includes both medical and recreational marijuana policy, as well as the marijuana industry and culture.

Latinx y Cannabis: Informando la Comunidad

We have posted about the Cannabis Cultural Association before and commend them for their hard work in cannabis law reform and in uniting activist groups, and they are doing it again with their next event, “Latinx y Cannabis: Informando la comunidad” or “Latinos and Cannabis: Informing the Community.”  It is definitely time that we see more events like this one that are catered to the Latino community, and TWB is thrilled to announce this event as the first of it’s kind in that regard! “Latinx y Cannabis: Informando la comunidad” Please join the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA)​ as we host “Latinx en Cannabis: Informando la comunidad” ​Marijuana is a word with roots in the persecution of Latinx in America. Yet, so …

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Pruning Marijuana Plants – The Weed Blog

Pruning marijuana plants can be an excellent way to boost yields, especially when you’re doing everything else right. Pruning can be simple or complex, depending on which type you choose to do. Regardless, it’s crucial that you know what you’re doing before pruning. Otherwise, pruning could do more harm than good. Basic Pruning At its most basic, pruning is simply the process of chopping off parts of your plant. Doing it willy-nilly will have no positive effects, but doing it strategically can be extremely helpful. Leaves at the bottom that are turning yellow can be pruned, for example, so that your plant doesn’t waste its resources on those leaves. Basic Pruning Topping Topping marijuana plants involves chopping off the main …

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High Labor Standards and Organic Integrity: Cannabis Certification Council

Ethical Cannabis Alliance and Organic Cannabis Association Announce Merger: Welcome the Cannabis Certification Council...Newly Re-Named Cannabis Certification Council Receives Legacy Funding Mandate to Ensure High Labor Standards and Organic integrity for Cannabis Produced and Sold in the United States The Ethical Cannabis Alliance and the Organic Cannabis Association, non-profit organizations respectively based in Portland, Oregon and Denver, Colorado, are merging and adopting a new name; The Cannabis Certification Council (CCC). The CCC will independently certify cannabis products as Organically Grown and Fairly Produced while servicing the cannabis industry as an independent, non-profit body upholding clear, achievable, robust standards. Certification will be done by conflict-free, third party experts to ensure all certifications maintain full integrity. Internationally recognized leader in the organic …

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Home Growers are still Criminalized

In 2015, Chile legalized medical marijuana and now residents of the country are increasingly growing cannabis for medical purposes as the nation begins to loosen prohibition during the implementation process.  Advocates of the cannabis plant are working hard to ensure Chileans with chronic pain have the skills and understanding about how to grow marijuana, even though doing so is still a legal gray area. Movimental, or “The Movement”, is a non profit organization who is an autonomous, democratic, participative and self-funded organization that includes both users and non-users of cannabis, and their principal objective is to end the prohibitionist policies that have not provided any positive results in recent history.  According to the organization, the past and current policies have generated more problems than solutions, incarcerating …

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Minority Female up for LA Cannabis Business Permit

A Minority Female CEO is among the final pool of applicants being considered for one of the coveted marijuana licenses in Los Angeles. If selected, Priscilla Vilchis would receive some of the first-ever cannabis business licenses in Los Angeles. The City of Lynwood received and reviewed more than 40 applications, including 15 cultivation applications, 17 manufacturing applications, at least seven distribution and transportation applications, and two testing applications. Each applicant has submitted all necessary information for background checks but the results aren’t yet available. In efforts to prevent delays in the approval process the city will present the most qualified applicants this week. Premium Produce is one of just 13 applicants being recognized as the most qualified to receive the …

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New Documentary to Demystify Industrial Hemp

The Hemp Road Trip is creating a feature length documentary focusing on industrial cannabis. While the plant is federally legal, the DEA, State and local law enforcement remain confused and arbitrarily interfere in domestic commerce, while citizens nationwide continue to dispel propagandist fear about this plant. “Education and awareness are key to ending prohibition and my hope is this new documentary will do just that,” said Rick Trojan, Founder of The Hemp Road Trip. The road trip launched an indiegogo campaign to coincide with the movie trailer debut. You can check out the trailer and donate by clicking here. “I can’t wait for you to see the trailer, I’m very proud of what our team has accomplished so far and this …

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What are the Health Benefits of CBD?

What are the health benefits of CBD? Other than Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD) is another component found in cannabis. It is non-psychoactive, meaning that it does not make users get high. Its anti-inflammatory property has made it emerge as an effective component to treat various medical issues. Hence with CBD, there are several health benefits and in this article are some of the health benefits to expect. It might be worth trying out CBD oil if you have any of the below issues as it might dramatically help improve your health. Treating chronic pain Cannabinoid in medical marijuana helps in relieving both acute and chronic pain such as chronic back pain. The reason behind this is that CBD interacts with …

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It’s All About Those Terpenes

Terpenes may be a newer term to those in the cannabis scene. We used to judge our cannabis by strain; indica, a heavy high, “in da the couch”, versus sativa, a livelier, headier, high. We now know it’s not just the strain or cannabinoid profile, but terpenes that in addition to giving cannabis it’s strong smell, direct the type of high you may experience and the medicinal benefits you will reap. Myrcene Perhaps my favorite terpene is Myrcene. This is the most abundant cannabis terpene and conspicuous one attached to the couch lock effect, often inducing sleep. It is also found in hops and mangos and has a sedative effect on most. If a cannabis strain is fifty percent or …

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Distribution Hold Up Leaves Nevada Pot Shops Dry

In Nevada, recreational marijuana proved to be a bit hit as product flew off the dispensary shelves the first weekend in operation. More than 40,000 recreational transactions took place on the fourth of July weekend which left the new-to-rec-use state with a temporary shortage of cannabis. Those involved in the marijuana program which officially opened July 1 say its a distribution problem that wasn’t remedied before recreational sales began. You could blame alcohol distribution companies for the shortage. The new cannabis laws in the Silver State gave exclusive distribution rights to wholesale alcohol distributors for 18 months, but none of them had met the requirements for a license by opening day! The state of Nevada estimates the revenue from their …

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Ralph’s Summer Dispensary Track Goes On

Cannabis Season – Week 11 This week includes: the Portland Pride Parade on Sunday; the June edition of Weed Industry Nights from the OCC; the Multnomah Falls Adventure from High5Tours; the Taste of Parkrose Festival as well as Bridge City Collective’s birthday party and the World Naked Bike Ride all on Saturday, as well as the continuation of my Dispensary Tour, continuing (completing?) my wander west of the Willamette River.  Here is how I walked 39.7 miles from Sunday June 18 through Saturday, June 24. Sunday, 6/18/17, 7.4 miles. Today is the Portland Pride Parade, and I am people watching at the river.  To gain some exercise, I walk from Goose Hollow southeast along Columbia St. to 13th Ave, southwest …

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