LOTS TO TALK ABOUT
• The sublingual solution: Reasons why patients medicate with marijuana under-the-tongue.
• The use of beneficial bugs in commercial cultivation and growing organically.
• Growing marijuana in soil versus hydroponics methods.
TOP MARIJUANA NEWS
Legalizing marijuana in California could create $6.5 billion market by 2020: California legalizing recreational marijuana could grow the industry there to $6.5 billion in 2020 — and also serve as a “watershed moment” for the industry in and outside the United States, according to a report released Tuesday. Market research firms the Arcview Group and New Frontier delved into California’s massive and uniquely complicated cannabis industry to project its direction and what may be in store if voters pass Proposition 64 in November. If the Adult Use of Marijuana Act succeeds and is implemented by 2018, California’s legal marijuana sales likely will climb by $1.6 billion within the first year, according to the Arcview and New Frontier market report. –Report by The Cannabist’s Alicia Wallace
No. 6630507: Why the government has patents on pot plant compounds: It may not have quite the same ring to it as a certain seven-digit number made famous in song in 1981, but 6,630,507 has been growing increasingly internet-famous since last week. Following the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s inaction on rescheduling marijuana, legalization proponents have responded by taking to the internet to highlight Patent No. 6,630,507 — telling the DEA to “talk to the hand” by writing “6,630,507” on their palms, hashtagging the number and linking to past articles on the topic. –Report by The Cannabist’s Alicia Wallace
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