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Pot Farmers Vow to Rebuild After Devastating Wildfires

Andrew Lopas has trouble sleeping. He catches what shut eye he can out of a minivan with his girlfriend and two pit bull terriers after a fire destroyed his home on a marijuana farm in Santa Rosa on Oct. 8. He's lucky to be alive. Like a "giant blowtorch," flames...

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Edibles Are The Next Big Thing For Pot Entrepreneurs

As more states legalize cannabis for recreational use, edibles will become a huge market for entrepreneurs. In California alone, consumers gobbled up more than $180 million worth of marijuana-infused food and drinks last year, 10% of the state’s cannabis sales,...

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Medical cannabis could reduce costs for Medicare patients

Worried about rising Medicare Part D prescription costs and premiums? Changes in marijuana laws at the state level could help to stem that tide.Legalizing the use of marijuana could actually decrease health care costs for seniors and the disabled on Medicare, in part...

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Do doctors worry about ‘marijuana abuse’?

     The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently decided to continue classifying marijuana as a Schedule I substance. But does patients' use of marijuana worry doctors in the same way as heroin and other dangerous drugs with that classification?Not...

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Hemp is not marijuana

Many people confuse hemp with its cannabis relative, marijuana. You've probably heard of hemp fiber being used in ropes or cords, particularly for maritime applications. Maybe you've noticed hemp seeds or oils for sale online or in your local health food store. Could...

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