World International Affairs With Canada set to officially legalize recreational marijuana this month, the nation’s cannabis industry is seeing soaring stock prices, leaving U.S. producer concerned. Although recreational pot has been legalized in nine U.S. states and the nation’s capital, as well as for medical use in more than 30 states, it remains classified as an illegal schedule 1 drug under federal law, meaning that it has "no medical value and high potential for abuse," according to Vox. This reality presents significant challenges for U.S. producers when they seek to grow their businesses. “The concern for some of the players is the market will be dominated by Canadian companies, shareholders and banks if we allow too much time to pass,” Derek Peterson, CEO of California-based marijuana producer and seller Terra Tech, told Huff Post Canada. A woman waves a flag with a marijuana leaf next to a group gathered to celebrate National … [Read more...] about As Canada Dominates Legal Weed Industry, U.S. Producers Feel Threatened Due to Federal Prohibitions
Weed controlWeed control products are divided into two groups: those that stop the weed seed as it germinates (pre-emergent herbicides) and those that kill weeds after they are growing (post-emergent herbicides).Pre-emergent weed control products: Corn gluten meal is a natural weed-and-feed fertilizer. To function as a pre-emergent, it must be broadcast before the weeds germinate. Its best use is on bare soil around root crops like carrots, bulb plants like onions, and other transplants. It will feed the young plants while keeping the competing weeds at bay. This method can also be used after seed planting -- but only after the seeds have grown into small seedlings -- and it works year-round.Post-emergent weed control products: These contact killers are used to stop the existing plants, both grasses and broadleaf weeds. Natural and organic choices include 10 percent pickling vinegar, 20 percent herbicidal vinegar, essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, cinnamon products and fatty … [Read more...] about Control weeds the organic way with these easy-to-use tools
Steph Solis Asbury Park Press Published 2:29 PM EDT Sep 30, 2018 Freehold Township might make up its mind about marijuana long before a legalization bill gets to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk. The township planning board will vote Thursday night on a proposal to ban businesses, entities and establishments that sell marijuana-related products, according to the meeting agenda. The proposed ban covers marijuana sales for both medicinal and recreational use, as well as drug paraphernalia. RELATED: NJ Legal weed bill is 98 percent done Freehold joins several other towns in New Jersey that have said no to marijuana while state legislators work out a deal that may legalize the substance. Point Pleasant, Toms River and Hazlet are among dozens of towns that have banned marijuana sales. Senate President Stephen Sweeney has told reporters he plans to get a bill to create a legal marijuana marketplace on Murphy's by the end of September, but lawmakers have missed two unofficial … [Read more...] about Freehold Township to vote on banning weed sales
Marion and Rich Patterson, Nature’s Notes Banning a plant doesn’t make it go away. Illegal marijuana is a common weed in Iowa and many other places in the United States and throughout the world. It is correctly called Cannabis sativa. Native to Central Asia cannabis was domesticated about 12,000 years ago and is one of humanity’s oldest crops. Although of the same species the plant has two distinct forms due to a genetic shift. One, called marijuana, has a high THC content. This is the chemical that creates medicinal and psychoactive impact. The other form is usually called hemp. It lacks much THC but can grow to 16 feet tall with a stalk that contains long amazingly strong fibers. Both types look the same. Throughout history cannabis has been used medicinally, and the plant’s valuable fibers were crafted into rope, bowstrings, and cloth. People carried seeds with them when they migrated to a new area and eventually it reached South and Central America. … [Read more...] about Nature’s Notes: Ditch weed may be illegal, but it is common
Los Angeles Airport is now allowing travelers to carry marijuana. According to the LAX website, the "Los Angeles Airport Police Department will allow passengers to travel through LAX with up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana," the amounts allowed under Proposition 64, the California initiative that legalized recreational cannabis in that state starting in 2018. Meanwhile, even though Colorado legalized recreational cannabis four years earlier, Denver International Airport still prohibits possession of cannabis, as explained on flydenver.com.Discussion of both policies quickly took off. Says John: See? Progress is slow but steady. Responds Bryon: Think of medical patients who need to travel. Not the haha, I got my red-card patients...the REAL patients. Not being able to travel with the appropriate medication under the assumption that you can get what you need at another med state is BS. Other states will most likely not have what you need. … [Read more...] about Reader: LAX Okays Weed, Now Denver Needs to Grow Up!