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Everything you need to know about Cannabis Growers (But didn’t know what to ask)

The legal cannabis supply chain is complicated and nearly opaque to consumers. The supply chain officially consists of two tiers, cannabis growers and retail. Sometimes the growers are also the retailers, but usually they are separate entities due to state regulations. There’s also a regulatory structure that could be considered the third tier. While you […]


Cannabis Chemistry: The Most Complex Plant in the World?

Plants are chemical factories. That’s their job; to make the chemicals they need to survive and reproduce. Sometimes the chemicals can have effects on humans as well. Our favorite plant is just one example of a plant that makes compounds that benefit it and us. Some cannabis chemistry is for the plant. Some of the […]


Stop Calling it Intoxication

in·​tox·​i·​cate | \ in-ˈtäk-sə-ˌkāt transitive verb 1.  : to excite or stupefy by alcohol or a drug especially to the point where physical and mental control is markedly diminished b : to excite or elate to the point of enthusiasm or frenzy 2 : poison intoxicated; intoxicating Similar: inebriate What is Intoxication? The above definition […]


10 Cannabis Myths You Should Know

You don’t need me to tell you this. But…as popular as cannabis is, there are too many things about it that are just false and/or are old wives tales that shouldn’t be carried forward. Here are the top 10 cannabis myths (in my mind anyway): The more THC the better the weed. There are two […]


The Real Legalization Problem is — Regulation

Illinois officials have stated they were very happy with 2021 tax revenues of $297 million from legal cannabis sales. Most other states claim they are losing tax revenue to black market (illegal) sales. The black market is holding back the maturation of legal adult consumption. Why does the illegal cannabis market not just survive, but […]


How to Review Cannabis Strains Like a Canniseur

Part of Canniseur’s mission is to change the way cannabis is reviewed. Educated consumers should enjoy cannabis as much as they might enjoy fine wine, artisan spirits, or craft beer. Here’s how to review cannabis strains. The 4-20s Review System Canniseur uses a model that’s been in use in the wine world for more than […]


Cannabis Edibles Questions Answered

People have a lot of questions about cannabis edibles. Here are some simple answers, with a little technical background. How much edible cannabis product should I use? If you’re a beginner, you should not take a full dose of whatever kind of edible  you’re trying. Start with a third of a 10 mg gummy, so […]


How Much Does that Bud Cost to Produce?

Greenhouse Growing

I walk into my favorite cannabis shop (I really don’t have a favorite) to buy a couple of eighths. An eighth costs about $20 a gram (an arbitrary price, but not an uncommon one) so an eighth costs around $70. As I was looking at the buds, I started to think about how much that […]


The Myth of Edibles

Most people like to consume cannabis flower by smoking it, i.e. putting a flame to the flower in a pipe or joint or bong or they like to vaporize the whole flower like in a Volcano or other portable device. But there are many who don’t like the idea of smoking and would rather ingest […]


Spain and Portugal: Cannabis on the Iberian Peninsula

The cannabis market on the Iberian Peninsula is alive and well…and getting better, albeit slowly. I just returned from a fabulous trip to Portugal and Spain. It was wonderful to easily find several cannabis shops in both countries. It wasn’t that surprising as I was in Italy a few years ago and found  cannabis shops […]


Weed Week in Review June 25, 2021

The latest on Delta-10 THC, cannabis now legal in Connecticut, Marijuana testing at work, and a university program in Cannabis Education.


Weed Week in Review June 18, 2021

This Week in Weed: Lots of twists and turns along the path of cannabis legalization, along with Myths of Cannabis, including cannabis and sleep problems.


Weed Week in Review June 11, 2021

Cannabis legalization moves forward in Connecticut, Delta-8 regulation talk, enforcement against the black market continues, NFL researches cannabis and pain management, and the marijuana etiquette.


Weed Week in Review June 4, 2021

Biden blocks cannabis sales in D.C.; CBD ice cream?; Why no weed emoji?; Amazon stops testing workers for marijuana use; Drug-sniffing dogs retiring; Wisconsin blocks medical marijuana while Louisiana expands; Montana legalizes adult use; High barriers to entry for CA grow market; and a federal study finds no increase in teen cannabis use after legalization


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