Category: Opinion

Donate Green, Vote Blue

October 16th, 2018

Regular readers of Marijuana Venture probably know we tend to lean to the left of the political aisle. Okay, so maybe we do more than lean. From an editorial standpoint, we’ve been supporters of gun control, gay rights, universal health care and drug policy reform since day one of the…

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Living the Dream: Matt LaScala

October 14th, 2018

Give some extra attention to your air-handling equipment (we have recorded temperatures on our roof of 130 degrees), your outside storage and the integrity of packaging and verify solubility of nutrients being put in solution. Heat is generally a good thing when discussing solubility, but keep in mind the increased…

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Medical marijuana may be a breakthrough, but it won’t threaten Big Pharma

October 11th, 2018

As an avid believer in the healing properties of marijuana, I get excited about the potential benefits we know so little about. We see ample evidence from anecdotal accounts, which solidify my faith in this miraculous plant, but at the same time, leave room for imagination. From a more grounded…

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Living the Dream: Helen Cho

October 7th, 2018

Though the dispensaries in Hawaii have been open for about a year, we needed a legislative bill to allow for the sale of pre-filled vape oil cartridges, a product that the Department of Health initially considered a “smoking” product and thus prohibited as part of its staunch anti-smoking position. (We…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

September 30th, 2018

1. The consultants don’t know what DOH Compliant product is. DOH Compliant product in Washington follows higher standards, including mandatory testing for prohibited pesticides and heavy metals. There are also choices for high-CBD and high-THC that are not available with adult-use products. Any consumer can buy DOH Compliant product except…

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High Times and not so High Times

September 27th, 2018

I recently read about some of the financial problems over at High Times. Like a lot of people in the cannabis industry, I remember reading it in the 1970s and ‘80s and I saw the magazine as an institution. It was great fun, and the articles, while sometimes pretty corny,…

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High Times and not-so-high times

September 27th, 2018

I recently read about some of the financial problems over at High Times. Like a lot of people in the cannabis industry, I remember reading it in the 1970s and ‘80s and I saw the magazine as an institution. It was great fun, and the articles, while sometimes pretty corny,…

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Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

September 23rd, 2018

I was shocked to hear that he was forced to visit all the farms in the county because his initial report on water used by cannabis farms was too conservative on water consumption. The residents and county commissioners voiced their concerns that the water used by cannabis farms is reducing…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

September 16th, 2018

The Cannabis Action Coalition was an organization headed by a polarizing character that pushed the “NO on I-502” campaign opposing the voter initiative that eventually succeeded in legalizing recreational cannabis. We did not agree with the three-tiered tax structure or the bill’s 5 nanogram-per-milliliter THC blood limit. Then we discovered…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

September 6th, 2018

Veg Mom spreads them out and rotates them evenly, ensuring they all receive the same care. Kind of like with kids, you don’t want to favor one more than the other, so making sure they all receive the same opportunity to thrive is essential. On Veg Mom’s days off, she…

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