July 2019 - Endourage

Post Legalization

Many worriers over the legalization of recreational or medical marijuana cite unknown and unintended cultural effects. These tend to include anything from economic shifts, to cultural upheaval to increases in DUIs and public consumption. Fortunately, with many states’ legalizations ahead of the federal government over the years, and a number of studies searching for these […]

Cannabis Legalization in the US

Beginning in the early 1970s, NORML increasingly began pushing politicians and legislatures across the country to at least decriminalize cannabis, if not fully legalize it. They found their first success in Oregon in 1973, who reduced the penalty for up to one ounce of cannabis to a $100 fine. This trend continued with the help […]

Cannabis Illegalization in the US

By the time the turn of the century rolled around and people celebrated the year 1900, US laws were being frequently passed limiting the pharmaceutical industry in their product labeling to quell the “snake oil” salesmen, and any products that didn’t comply were inherently labeled “poisons.” Unfortunately for cannabis, which was used extensively throughout the […]

History of Cannabis

Cannabis is considered to be one of the first cultivated plants in human history, with some estimates placing its first cultivation over 30,000 years ago. For thousands of years, sativa plants were cultivated for their use as fiber and food, utilized by ancient peoples for clothing, paper, rope and much more. Indica plants found use […]

Cannabis Botany

The botany of the cannabis plant is a curious one. Although the cannabis leaf is a common and favorite symbol of the drug, the flowering buds are the true goldmine for many. Many terms and phrases are used throughout the cannabis industry, and can get confusing for those unaccustomed to them. Flower The flower itself […]

Industrial Uses of Hemp

Hemp and its components are used throughout the industrial, agricultural, construction, applied material, textile, body care and food industries. Among applied materials it can be used as coating, diesel fuel, lubricants, oil paints, printing ink, solvents, supercapacitors and varnish. Among body care, it can be used in body creams, cosmetics, extract oils, lip balms, shampoos […]

Hemp Agriculture

Hemp is becoming a preferable crop in many states following its 2018 legalization for a number of reasons. Its net profit per acre depends on its intended use, but is overall more profitable than traditional American crops. Corn makes about $350 per acre, soybeans roughly $250, cotton about $400 and tobacco around $1,200. Hemp fiber […]

Hemp

Hemp is, for all intents and purposes, another variant of cannabis akin to indicas and sativas. It refers specifically to male cannabis plants containing less than 0.3% THC concentration, and typically, if not always, stem from the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp has recently been bred specifically for high CBD contents in extractions and concentrations.    […]

Cannabis Species

There are three main ways to categorize cannabis varieties; phenotyping, chemotyping and genotyping. Phenotyping is the simplest, though the least scientific means of grouping, going based off physical appearance and growth patterns. Chemotyping is becoming more popular and can be seen in our distinctions between marijuana, a type of cannabis with more than 0.3% THC, […]

Cannabis Defined

Cannabis is an annual, dioecious (male and female) flowering herb. It is a short day, wind-pollinated plant with the exception of the autoflowering ruderalis species. Cannabis differs from that of other plant groups by its unique genetic code, allowing it to express wildly varying characteristics in different populations and adaptability to a wide range of […]

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