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Strain of the Month: Dark Side of the Moon

Besides being the first review of the New Year, there are a few other firsts included below that are of note. For starters this is my first foray into the world of pre-rolls.

No winter hibernation for outdoor growers

The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn’t mean that outdoor growers – or “sun growers” – are sitting inside and eating bonbons all winter.

Is CBG the new CBD?

For the past few years, it seemed like everyone has been talking about CBD, or cannabidiol, which is a non-intoxicating element in the cannabis plant that has many medical applications.

Strain of the Month: Sunset Sherbet

If you are over 40, there is a good chance that you recall a time when nearly all of our waking hours weren’t taken up by some type of electronic device. If a remnant of that memory remains, it might seem like a time of more imagination and reflection when “turning on” had nothing to do with pressing a button.

Cannabis research focuses on harm, not benefits

One of the most confounding aspects about the federal government’s ongoing war on drugs is the continued classification of cannabis among what are known as Schedule 1 drugs. That means that cannabis – which is now legal either for medical or recreational use in some 36 states – is considered by federal authorities to be roughly as harmful as heroin, LSD, Ecstasy, Quaalude and peyote.

Resonant Botanicals provides pain relief

Resonant Botanicals, located on Whidbey Island, was founded with love and a passion for using the best plant and organic ingredients available in order to promote pain relief, including hemp oil extract high in CBD.

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters call a failed policy of criminalizing pot use and taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws.

Brando’s Toy Drive is a go in its 8th year

In this otherwise strange year, one thing is for certain: Brandon Welk – Brando to his friends – will not let COVID-19 or anything else get in the way of his annual Christmas Toy Drive for needy families.

We’re close to becoming a “CBD Nation”

Despite a glaring lack of credentials, a lot of ordinary people these days act like they’re scientists. That’s evident from the many stories you can find involving various scientific controversies.