Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana

Modern Canna Laws & Regulations

Marijuana laws are extremely complex and differ state-to-state. A 2016 Florida law permits limited medical marijuana use. Other states ban marijuana altogether, while others are laxer and permit recreational use. It’s a shame that cannabis is so heavily regulated given the numerous economic benefits associated with legalization. This isn’t just conjecture from an advocate. Many studies and economic analysts attest … Read More

Did You Know There’s a Medical Marijuana Drive-Through in Florida?

Why do fast food and café chains have drive-thru options? This makes ordering and pickup a timesaver for customers. Well, it looks like several medical marijuana dispensaries are following suit. Several counties in the state are opening cannabis shops with pickup available via drive-thru. Find out how the process works and how you can take advantage of it. How Does … Read More

How Can CBD Be Used to Ease Anxiety and Depression?

The health benefits of CBD are well documented. Research has shown that this cannabinoid is especially useful for treating neural pain and seizures. Furthermore, it may also have anti-cancer properties. New studies are also showing that CBD is just as beneficial for the mind and promoting mental well-being. What exactly is the role of cannabis as it relates to the … Read More

How the Florida Medical Marijuana Industry Benefits from Professional Laboratory Testing

Modern Canna Medical Cannabis

The relative concentrations of active components in cannabis plants are a function of light exposure, moisture, temperature, soil nutrients, and a host of other factors. Even when cultivators control these variables, natural divergences can affect the ultimate potency of the plants. This is an unacceptable condition in any medical marijuana industry that needs to deliver consistent products to patients. Medical … Read More

Testing for Heavy Metals Absorbed Into Cannabis

Modern Canna Medical Cannabis

It’s an inconvenient fact that the fruits and vegetables we consume potentially contain harmful contaminants. Cannabis is no exception. One of the greatest concerns is traces of heavy metals, which may turn up in the soil and be found in cannabis and all its constituents. This includes cannabidiol oils and tinctures, which more Floridians are consuming as the state eases … Read More

What is the Cannabis Chemovar Classification Method?

Modern Canna Cannabis Classifications, Medical Cannabis

The conventional wisdom regarding cannabis strains considers Indica to give a “relaxing body buzz,” while “high-energy” Sativa strains produce a mental sense of wellbeing. In the past, producers of marijuana abroad and in this country have used these two broad-based classifications, which may differ based on country of origin, morphology, flavor profile, general effect and symptom relief. The differing ratio of THC … Read More

The Cultivar vs. Chemovar Debate

Modern Canna Cannabis Classifications, Medical Cannabis

The principal challenge faced by medical marijuana users is to find products that match their treatment needs. Unlike synthetic compound medication made in the laboratory, living and breathing plants may contain multiple active ingredients and express different characteristics. The name of the cannabis should reflect the benefits, but also clarify what range of diversity can be expected. Numerous researchers have … Read More

Sativa Strains vs. Indica Strains: What’s the Difference?

Modern Canna Cannabis Classifications, Medical Cannabis

Today’s medical marijuana patients have access to thousands of cannabis strains, which fall under the terms Sativa, Indica, hybrid and CBD dominant. Whether purchasing edibles, tinctures or other marijuana products for therapeutic use, it’s important to have a grasp on their predictive effects. Marijuana plants originating from Mexico, Columbia, Thailand and other warm-weather countries are classified as Cannabis sativa, while … Read More

The Importance of Using an Experienced Testing Center for Medical Marijuana Testing

Modern Canna Cannabis Testing, Medical Cannabis

Medical marijuana is gaining greater mainstream acceptance in no small part because of quality and potency assurances from independent testing centers that work with cannabis cultivators to standardize their products. In Florida, medical marijuana testing centers provide these much needed services to the State’s cultivators and dispensaries to help them comply with new rules and regulations that govern their businesses. … Read More