Guide to Florida Medicinal Cannabis Edibles Testing and Regulations

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It has been four years since Florida voters first passed a constitutional amendment to legalize medicinal cannabis. This amendment allowed for the production and sale of cannabis edibles infused with THC, but product development was delayed due to a lack of adequate regulations regarding testing and consumer safety. On August 20th, 2020, the Florida Department of Health published regulations and … Read More

How Cannabis Can Help the Immune System

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For millennia, the cannabis plant has been praised for its medicinal properties. Cannabinoids can alleviate chronic pain, help mend bones, and stabilize blood sugar levels, to name a few therapeutic applications. But what about the effect of cannabis on the immune system? Does marijuana help or hinder our ability to fight inflammation and ward off disease? A handful of studies … Read More

Importance of Testing Medical Marijuana

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For many years, the medical marijuana industry operated without much large-scale oversight. Now, as legislation nationwide begins to take a more progressive stance on cannabis, cultivators, processors, dispensaries, and treatment facilities are under increased scrutiny. This means that the importance of product testing in the medical marijuana marketplace has never been higher. The rapid growth of the legal cannabis industry … 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

Does the Gender of Cannabis Matter?

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When it comes to producing recreational and medical marijuana, the female plants are generally the star of the show. Many don’t realize that cannabis plants have a gender, but to those who grow it, breed it and process it into edibles, oils and other therapeutic products, sex matters a lot. While cannabis is able to self-pollinate, the plant has distinct … 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 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

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

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