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Fish Help Fuel Bumper Cannabis Crops

A cutting-edge marijuana farm in Canada says its closed-loop aquaponics system results in better yields and uses 90 percent less water than traditional grows.

Cannabis Jobs Pay More Than US Median Salary

Job openings in the U.S. cannabis industry rose 76 percent in 2018, and workers in the industry earn about 11 percent more than the national median salary.

Can Businesses Keep Up With Cannabis Bills?

There are hundreds of cannabis bills in Congress and state Capitols around the country. It can be hard for companies to keep up with ever-changing regulations.

Standards Group Adds Cannabis Categories

Standards organization ASTM International developed two new categories for the cannabis industry — one for packaging and labelling, and another for waste disposal.

Scientists Find Cannabis-Sperm Count Link

Researchers at Harvard were surprised to find that marijuana use was associated with higher sperm counts, contradicting previous research.

Canopy Growth to Invest $500 Million in US Hemp

Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth Corp. will invest up to $500 million in the U.S. hemp industry, seeking to expand beyond New York.

Pot Without Plants Is Goal of New Cannabis Venture

A new type of company is emerging in the cannabis space that seeks to produce pot products using genetically modified yeast or fermented sugar.

Thai Delegation Visits Israel to Cultivate Cannabis Knowledge

A group of senior Thai officials traveled to Israel to learn about medical cannabis and explore avenues of collaboration between the two countries.

Chronic Pain Is Top Reason for Using MMJ

Chronic pain is the most common reason that patients use medical marijuana, followed by multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea.

Most MA Marijuana Sales Are on the Black Market

The marijuana black market is alive and well in Massachusetts, thanks to a lack of dispensaries and the high costs of regulated pot.

Mona Zhang is a freelance journalist covering the cannabis beat.
She also edits the highly respected cannabis newsletter Word on the Tree.
Her work has appeared in Forbes, The Outline, Vice, High Times, and more.

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