Cannabis Microbes: A Threat to Consumers and Producers

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By: Hannah Grzech Microbes possess a remarkable ability to spread across various environments. These microorganisms have adapted to almost every condition and continue to be a daily pest. Florida provides an especially conducive environment for these bacteria and fungi to thrive. The warm and humid climate that is vital for cannabis cultivation serves as a prime breeding ground for microbes. … Read More

What Would the Reclassification of Cannabis Mean for Florida?

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United States cannabis laws continue to undergo significant changes at a rapid pace. In August in the year 2023, a pivotal development emerged when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent an official message to the Director of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)  requesting the reevaluation and possible reclassification of marijuana’s legal status under federal law. The … Read More

HB 1387: A closer look at Florida’s Medical Marijuana Legislation

The medical marijuana industry has experienced significant growth in recent years due to shifting public opinions and reliable scientific data. Legalizing medical marijuana in more states has improved accessibility and recognition of its potential benefits. Florida has recently implemented new regulations regarding hemp and marijuana, including HB 1387,  SB 1676, and issuing 22 New Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Licenses. HB … Read More

Senate Bill 1676: What does it do?

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A recently passed law in Florida, SB 1676, aims to ensure that all hemp products sold in Florida are safe for human consumption. Legal hemp products must comply with several requirements outlined in SB 1676. SB 1676 requires that any retailer distributing hemp products in the state test their products in a certified hemp testing laboratory. Hemp retailers in the state … Read More

22 New Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Licenses in Florida

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The Florida Department of Health published an emergency rule in February 2023, 64ER23-1, establishing the application deadline for 22 additional Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs). The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) must issue four (4) additional Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC) licenses for every 100,000 registered patients. The addition of 22 licenses will keep up with 804,066 active patients as … Read More

What are the Main Compounds Found in Cannabis?

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There seems to be a constant focus in the media on terpenes and cannabinoids when it comes to marijuana, but is that all there is to this endlessly surprising plant? The popularity of marijuana has surged both scientifically and publicly, and the focus has shifted to the most distinctive and popular compounds. Several lesser-known compounds within marijuana could have a … Read More

What Are Cannabis Concentrates and How Are They Made?

By: Derek Perkins What are cannabis concentrates and how are they made? With emerging technologies in the growth and extraction of marijuana, consumers can obtain a variety of products for consumption. It is often difficult for consumers to understand what products are, let alone why they should consume them. The purpose of this article is to demystify the world of … Read More

Synthetic Marijuana: Addiction, Withdrawal, Overdose, and Contaminants

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By: Hannah Grzech “Fake weed,” “synthetic cannabis,” “herbal incense,” or whatever name tickles your brain, synthetic marijuana is anything but real marijuana. These commonly used names are the first red flag when it comes to these products because they are complete misnomers. These “designer” drugs are called new psychoactive substances (NPS), which are unregulated mind-altering substances that are made available … Read More

5 Viruses to Watch Out for in Your Cannabis Grow

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Viruses exist on the edge between life and death. They are acellular, or nonliving, agents that require living organisms as hosts to survive. This is unlike other pathogens, such as bacteria or fungi, which are cellular organisms that can survive independently of another living organism. Viruses are truly a twisted spectacle of nature, for they aren’t even a full cells. … Read More

The Endocannabinoid System: A Bridge Between Body & Mind

What is the endocannabinoid system? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a highly complex signaling system in our bodies. The ECS comprises an extensive network of various chemical signals, cellular receptors, and bodily systems. It’s basically the bridge between cannabis molecules, our body, and the various effects produced. The ECS is considered a neuromodulatory system, which means certain neurons use one … Read More