Have you ever wondered how the hundreds of strains of cannabis are created? Who is it that creates the different types of greenery with all the funny names? Driven individuals and companies strive to create the next big strain, the next award-winner, even the next disease cure. They are the cannabis breeders and consultants.
Gary Johnson, former two-term governor of New Mexico and 2012 presidential candidate, is adding another position to his resume: Cannabis Mogul.
Cannabis Sativa, Inc. appointed Johnson as its new President and CEO on June 30.
It’s July 17 and Jodie Emery is still waiting for her husband, Marc, to come home to her after spending nearly five years in a Mississippi prison. Emery’s sentence for selling seeds by mail to Americans from his home in Vancouver, British Columbia was completed eight days ago. He served his full sentence of five years after being extradited from Canada, minus time for good behavior.
“It’s the people that I meet.” That’s Chad Larrabee’s favorite part of his job as Store Manager for The Clinic’s Capitol Hill dispensary. “When you have those repeat people — the fact that I have people come in to get away from their life. I have people who are like, ‘Oh god, my house is so stressful, I figure I’d just come over and hang out with you for a while.’”
July is a special month for hash enthusiasts (7/10, anyone?) and this article will give readers a look at some well-known hash makers. Questions include how they first got into making hash, what makes their hash special, and tips for new and aspiring hash makers as interest spreads across the country.
Regardless of the threat of stormy weather, the Hemp Seed Revival Festival celebrated the close of Hemp History Week on June 7. The event was held at Avogadro’s Number, a bar and restaurant venue in Fort Collins.
After passing legislation in the New York State Assembly, the Empire State will become the 23rd state, including Washington, D.C., to allow medical cannabis after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the bill, which he is expected to do. Some states, however, are choosing to only take on the heart-wrenching issue of treating epileptic children with cannabidiol while ignoring the other benefits of the plant.
The U.S. House of Representatives delighted cannabis advocates by passing a Department of Justice funding bill with amendments attached requiring that none of the money can be used by the Drug Enforcement Agency to impede state regulated medical cannabis, hemp growing and industrial hemp research.
Wind power advocates were down but not defeated when the Expiring Provisions, Improvements, Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act suffered a setback in the U.S. Senate earlier this year. A vote for consideration of the bill fell seven votes short of the necessary 60 to end debate and force action.
In 2012, Tommy Chong announced during a CNN interview that he had prostate cancer. He made headlines again when, about a year later, he posted on a cannabis website that he is cancer-free and it is thanks to his treatment with high doses of cannabis oil.