What Do You Need in order to Open a Marijuana Dispensary?

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Looking to open a marijuana dispensary in Florida? Technically known as “Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers,” these businesses are authorized to possess, cultivate, process, sell, and transport cannabis products. According to the Orlando Business Journal, medical marijuana in Florida has grown into a $6 billion industry — and that was only in the first nine months of 2018. There are now … Read More

Florida Medical Marijuana: What to Do Now to Have a Cannabis Business Later

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Whether you’re looking to run a cannabis business for medical or recreational marijuana, you’ll need a fair amount of preparation to ensure your startup’s success. The landscape is likely to be a competitive one, but the companies that can guarantee quality will rise to the top of the crop. A Successful Cannabis Business Starts with Cultivation & Testing Research The … Read More

How Medical Cannabis Can Help Treat Chronic Pain

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Fifty million Americans suffer from chronic pain – representing 20% of the population, according to 2018 data collected by the Centers for Disease Control. “Chronic pain” is any type of discomfort lasting three months or longer, ranging from a persistent, dull ache to excruciating, agonizing shooting pain. Of these, 20 million people have what is considered “high-impact chronic pain” that … 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

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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

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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

Benefits of Using a Certified Marijuana Testing Laboratory

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Marijuana treatment centers in the State of Florida MUST use laboratories that have been certified by the Florida Department of Health. This new law went into effect as of July 1st, 2018 as Statute 381.988 of Title XXIX. Modern Canna Science is one of just a handful of laboratories with this certification. As such, we adhere to all regulations mandated … Read More

What is the Cannabis Chemovar Classification Method?

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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

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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?

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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