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

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

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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

Increasing Demand for Medical Marijuana in Florida

Communities and individuals in the United States and around the world are demanding greater access to medical marijuana as they gain a better understanding of its therapeutic benefits. Florida is no exception to this general trend. In the first four months of 2018, the number of Florida patients that received authorization to use medical marijuana increased from roughly 70,000 to … Read More

The Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Florida’s Economy

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As more states adopt laws that enable the use of medical marijuana, the economic benefits of medical marijuana are becoming more apparent. Modern Canna Science, a licensed marijuana laboratory in central Florida that offers medical marijuana testing and consulting services for the state’s Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs), sees at least five ways in which Florida’s new medical marijuana law … Read More

Florida MMTC Application Updates

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This past April, the medical marijuana program in Florida reached a notable milestone when the FL Department of Health reported more than 100,567 registered medicinal cannabis patients in the state. However, legislators including Republican Senator Dana Young (Tampa), are concerned that the state’s supply of medicinal marijuana products is not keeping up with the growing demand. That is because Florida … Read More

Washington State May Enforce Cannabis Pesticide Testing

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Washington may soon join other states — including Oregon, California and Colorado — in requiring growers to submit product for pesticide testing for recreational cannabis. The state currently has more than 1,000 licensed producer-processors, and cultivators hope the move will inspire confidence among consumers and improve sales. Florida-based laboratory Modern Canna Science stands ready and able to provide accurate testing in … Read More

Trulieve Challenges Florida’s Cap on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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On July 12, 2016, Florida legislators made it legal to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana products to eligible patients. However, the landmark bill limits the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that businesses can open to just 25. This cap, which is part of an amendment that largely legalized medical cannabis in Florida, is slated to expire in two years. In … Read More

5 Things You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

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We human beings have been using cannabis for more than 5,000 years now — perhaps going hand-in-hand with the discovery of fire so the earliest tokers could light up! Experts came together at a recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the explicit purpose of discussing what scientists and doctors know about the … Read More

Fight for Cannabis Legalization in Florida Rages On

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The consensus is clear: 64% of Americans want to see cannabis legalized according to a national Gallup Poll. This marks the highest figure since 1969. For Floridians, a recent major setback has occurred, but the residents of the Sunshine State are not giving up and marching forward. What Is Going on with Florida? Currently, nine states have legalized recreational cannabis. Florida … Read More