Why You Should Be Eating Raw Weed
Jan06

Why You Should Be Eating Raw Weed

If you’re familiar with cannabis, then you know that raw cannabis is non-psychoactive. Because of that fact, you might be wondering why you would ever want to eat unheated weed. Well, this herb may actually turn out to be one of the most nutritionally valuable plants we’ve found yet. Cannabis is a superfood. This incredibly unique plant contains over 400 different chemical compounds. The number of vitamins, essential oils, and acids...

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New Study Shows Traffic Fatalities Decline In States Where Cannabis Is Legal
Dec22

New Study Shows Traffic Fatalities Decline In States Where Cannabis Is Legal

States with medical cannabis laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study has found. Using data from the 1985–2014 Fatality Analysis Reporting System, researchers “examined the association between MMLs [medical marijuana laws] and traffic fatalities in multilevel regression models while controlling for contemporaneous secular trends.” They examined this association “separately...

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Cannabis Infused Sugar Will Change Everything About Edibles
Dec21

Cannabis Infused Sugar Will Change Everything About Edibles

Cannabis infused sugar crystals are now a thing, and they’re about to change everything you thought you knew about edibles. Making cannabis edibles has pretty much always been a process that requires multiple steps. Before you can even start mixing your brownie ingredients, you’ve got to pull the THC out of the cannabis buds and get it into something you can bake with. The go-to method for doing this is to use a fatty food like butter...

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Ontario Man Sets Sights High With World’s First Hemp Plane
Dec11

Ontario Man Sets Sights High With World’s First Hemp Plane

A Waterloo-based company is building a hemp-based, hemp-fuelled aircraft that will have a much smaller carbon footprint than standard planes. Ontario environmental activist and entrepreneur Derek Kesek is building the world’s first hemp plane. Kesek is pictured with a plane of similar size and shape to his hemp-based aircraft. Last month his Waterloo-based company, Hempearth, signed a contract with a Florida-based plane...

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2,500-Year-Old Skeleton Found Wrapped in Cannabis Plants
Oct10

2,500-Year-Old Skeleton Found Wrapped in Cannabis Plants

The Turpan “Reefer Man” is just the latest evidence that cannabis consumption was very popular along the Silk Road. Archeologists in China have uncovered a 2,500-year-old gravesite that contains the remains of a man that was draped in freshly harvested marijuana plants—with stems and dangling nugs placed carefully on the body. As first reported in National Geographic, researchers say the “extraordinary cache”...

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FDA Approves First-Ever Synthetic THC Oil
Sep28

FDA Approves First-Ever Synthetic THC Oil

The US approved the first-ever synthetic THC oil as a treatment for serious health conditions such as AIDS and cancer. Yet, it is still listing cannabis as a Schedule I drug that “has no medicinal value and a high risk for abuse”, despite evidence to the contrary. Contradicting the United States’ official stance on that cannabis doesn’t provide any real medicinal benefit, federal health agencies in the US have...

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California Police Test First Cannabis Breathalyzer On Daily Drivers
Sep14

California Police Test First Cannabis Breathalyzer On Daily Drivers

Police in the US have gotten their hands on a marijuana breathalyzer and drivers in California were among the first to be tested –with nationwide distribution planned for next year. As part of an initial field test, several erratic drivers were pulled over and asked to voluntarily blow into the breathalyzer. Two of the drivers who took part in the test admitted to smoking marijuana in the previous 30 minutes, and delivered a positive...

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Lost Mayan City May Actually Be Cannabis Grow Site
Jul25

Lost Mayan City May Actually Be Cannabis Grow Site

A Canadian teenager made headlines this week when he announced that he’d discovered a Mayan city that was previously undiscovered. Now, experts are saying that the so-called “lost city” may have actually been a cannabis cultivation area. 15-year-old William Gadoury thought he discovered an ancient Mayan city after he spent hours studying constellations and maps. Gadoury first became intrigued with ancient Mayan culture when he learned...

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Hempcrete Will Change The World
Apr29

Hempcrete Will Change The World

Hempcrete is a mixture of hemp and lime, used as a material for construction as well as insulation. It is marketed under names such as Hempcrete, Canobiote, Canosmose, and Isochanvre. Apart from insulation and putting up a house, Hempcrete can also be used for flooring, walls, roofing and more. According to experts, it is a fire-proof, water-proof and rot-proof as long as it’s above ground. Hempcrete is easier to work with than most...

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Portland Startup Maps Cannabis Genome to Protect Against Monsanto Patents
Apr26

Portland Startup Maps Cannabis Genome to Protect Against Monsanto Patents

A Portland biotechnology company named Phylos Bioscience has launched a 3-D map that charts the genetic evolution of cannabis genomes, thus protecting dominant strains such as OG Kush from future patent attempts by big agricultural companies such as Monsanto. The startup and its Chief Scientific Officer, Mowgli Holmes, have been talking about mapping weed genes for years. But now, they have finally launched the cannabis...

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