Emerald Cup Cracks Down on Contaminated Cannabis

The Emerald Cup is the oldest and most prominent of the various Cannabis cups, but now is becoming a trendsetter in another regard. Tim Blake, the co-founder of the California-based Emerald Cup realized change was necessary when the cup developed a problem with contaminated Cannabis. The cup’s roots are self-identified as hippie. Growers are supposed[…]

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Election 2016: Will Trump Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Note: This is not an endorsement of Donald Trump. InstantGMP™ will be reporting on various aspects of the Presidential candidates’ platforms and their potential impact. By Kelly L. Waters, Marketing Manager (Ms. Waters does not endorse Trump, she’s just the author) Aside from Medicare concerns and the cost of pharmaceuticals, legalization of medical marijuana is a[…]

Medical Marijuana States Have Lower Prescription Drug Use

Shefali Luthra from Kaiser Health News via the Cannabist reports the results of a study conducted by policy experts. States with legalized medical marijuana, which is recommended for epilepsy, chronic pain, and even anxiety, saw a decrease in the number of Medicare prescriptions for drugs used to treat the aforementioned symptoms. The study examined data[…]