Measures legalizing the use of medical marijuana were on the ballot in four states. Residents in five more, including Arizona, were voting on laws to make recreational and personal use of marijuana legal.
Once the regulatory system opened up so anyone could grow hemp, hemp seed was unavailable. There also was no education about hemp and few knew anything about growing it. Veronica Carpio said that she became the first registered female hemp farmer and one of the first three people growing hemp in the country.
The Cannabis Science Conference provided an introduction to Julabo USA Product Manager, Mark Diener. Julabo creates a variety of solutions for different processes within the cannabis industry, such as temperature control instruments for butane processes that require cold temperatures. Julabo provides low temperature circulators with -50℉ and -60℉ that can accommodate cold temperature circulation.
There was a clear winner on November 8th and it was cannabis. Of all the victories, the passage of California’s Proposition 64 rings out as the most important. On a statewide level, adults over 21 already can possess up to an ounce of flower or eight grams of concentrate. Adults can also share with other adults in private places. I’m hearing from my attorney friends that multiple cannabis charges are being lowered or dismissed because of the change in criminal laws.
Hemp uses vary widely and, according to the US Department of Agriculture, over 25,000 possible products can be made from this versatile plant. Agriculture and food, textiles, recycling, automotive, bio-fuel, furniture, paper, construction materials and personal care are just some of the categories in which hemp products are included.
The primary therapeutic elements within cannabis are called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are relatively simple chemicals that have a special relationship with the human body. These highly medicinal molecules precisely fit into special microscopic cellular receptors within the body’s immune system and central nervous system.
Mark Rowland was a construction contractor before all this, and has loved and respected cannabis since he was a kid—making questionable decisions with his friends, as most kids do. Mark says, “Owning a couple contracting companies throughout the country has helped me understand that business is not a hobby; it’s actually a professional career that you look at, and I’ve always taken cannabis as that as well. I’ve respected it, and it’s respected me back.