Gov. Jerry Brown recently acted on a raft of cannabis bills that passed this year.

Here is a quick breakdown of what was signed and what was vetoed. Among the bills signed into law: AB 1793 allows adults convicted of cannabis-related offenses that are no longer considered illegal to have them automatically removed from their records. SB 1294 creates equity provisions that will allow cannabis business licensees who qualify to get access to low- or …

The Most Common Pests Threatening Your Cannabis Plants

Once they act, they are easy to identify. From the leaf miner, to its white “sister,” to others, such as the aphid or caterpillar, insects act quickly on the cannabis plant and inflict maximum damage. Fortunately, if you catch them in time, there’s always a remedy: predators such as the ladybug, or even household insecticides are among the solutions. Today …

Biotech Company Raises $10 Million for Cannabis Research Project

Front Range Biosciences, an agricultural biotech company based in Lafayette, Colorado, has raised $10 million to finance a cannabis and hemp research and development program. The investments constitute the largest round of fundraising by a U.S. cannabis biotech company to date, according to a release from the company. Click here to read the article by A.J. Herrington on High Times:

Here Are the 10 Most Popular Ways to Consume Marijuana

The stereotypical picture of marijuana consumption is someone toking up buds in a joint or bong, but as weed comes out from the shadows and into the legal marketplace, entrepreneurs are busily concocting all sorts of pot products. From vape pens to concentrates to edibles, drinks, tinctures, and even creams and topical lotions, marijuana is now available in myriad forms. …

FBI Data Shows Cannabis Arrests are on the Rise for Second Year in a Row

Arrests for criminal offenses related to cannabis are up for the second year in a row, according to data from the FBI. The consecutive increases tabulated by the annual FBI Uniform Crime Report come despite the continued legalization of recreational and medicinal marijuana in the United States, including four states that did so in late 2016. Police made a total …

What Are Quick Strains?

A quick strain is a feminized cannabis strain whose flowering period is one to two weeks faster than that of the standard version. Accordingly, there’s lower risk of weather and safety-related hazards during the two weeks prior to harvest. Light-dependent, these strains do need a change in photoperiod to go into flowering mode. Quick, early, fast…there’s no way you haven’t …

California Governor Signs the California Cannabis Equity Act

Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed the California Cannabis Equity Act (SB 1294) into law on Wednesday, authorizing the expenditure of $10 million in state funds to support so-called cannabis social equity programs. The programs assist members of communities most severely impacted by the War on Drugs that wish to enter California’s newly legal cannabis industry. The grants will be used to …

Marijuana Stocks Could Be a Buzzkill

A cold rain beat down recently on the boarded-up cinder-block homes and empty factories of Smiths Falls, Ontario, melting the last snows in this industrial town about an hour south of Ottawa. One parking lot was full, however. Inside a shuttered chocolate factory, it is artificial summer for the marijuana crop of the largest cannabis company in the world, Canopy …

9 Colorful Weed Strains To Brighten Your Day

The diversity of weed strains available today can make any pot connoisseur giddy. These flowers vary in flavors and potency, but the visual impact of colorful weed strains never fails to impress. Though often always shades of green, some flowers take on hues of red, others golden or amber. And still yet others can take on deeper and darker tones …