This year, the United Nations World Health Organization is due to review the current international classification of marijuana, THC, cannabidiol, and other related compounds and preparations this year. In the lead-up, the WHO is asking member nations submit feedback, of which no nation is more influential than the United States. Between now and April 23rd, the U.S. […]
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DENVER, CO — A new poll finds Colorado voters are still upbeat about their decision to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use, and few would support repealing Amendment 64, the legalization initiative approved in November 2012. The results of the statewide survey, which was conducted earlier this month by Public Policy Polling, contradict claims […]
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There would be no overstatement if we say that farming is actually all about aeration. It does not matter whether you have a small tract of land or a large one. It also does not matter whether you are farming for commercial purposes or for pasture land. Aeration is required every day for your land whether you are growing grains or grass. It is aeration that will ultimately change the entire structure of your land in three different planes. Firstly, the physical structure of the soil is changed along with the texture. Compaction and hardpan conditions are removed and porosity is introduced. On the chemical plane, you add fertilizer and lime, pesticides and other products and change the pH value of your land in order to make it more productive. Finally, on the biological plane also you use various products so that the bacteria and fungi or algae are all kept under control while earthworms flourish. The pasture aerator is required for the discharge of all these roles in your attempt to change the structure of the soil in the three different planes on your pasture land.
Aeration is basically the process of introducing air into your pasture land. Without air no microbial activity is possible and since air needs a carrier in order to be introduced right down to the roots this carrier has to be water. Pasture aerators are, therefore, always challenged with water management since it is by managing water that you are actually ensuring that your pasture roots get aerated. The main fight that aerators need to fight is against compaction. For achieving complete success in this fight the aerators need to have tines that are designed scientifically. These specially designed tines are the shatter tines that have well designed angles and offsets that can break the compacted layers right down to a depth of even more than 7”. While Sportstine and Finetine are needed for greens and approaches the row crop cultivators are needed to keep a good control over the weeds that tend to grow between two adjacent rows. These cultivators have gauge wheels that control the depth while the three point linkage raises and lowers the cultivators.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 21, 2015
(Denver, CO) – Sunday night was a big night for Denver Bronco Quarterback Peyton Manning. Included among the legions of stars during the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, Manning was cool, calm – and truthful.
While meant to be funny, his joke that he “gets hit in the head a lot,” reminded viewers of the scores of NFL players who get knocked around quite a bit on the field, many times resulting in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma.
These types of brain injuries, and the NFL’s ban on the use of medicinal marijuana to alleviate or reverse them, will be a highlight of the Cannabis Business Executive Breakfast and Three-Day Conference – “Sports, Meds and Money,” March 4 – 6, 2015, at Casselman’s Bar and Venue in Denver (http://www.CannabisBusinessConference.org).
In particular, former Denver Bronco and Super Bowl XXXIII Champion Marvin Washington will come forward on of the conference about the role cannabis can and should play in professional sports, particularly those fraught with frequent head and body injuries.
Additional topics will include medical marijuana use for injuries, marijuana as a sports enhancer, medical professionals will weigh in, and much more.
Other speakers will include Glendale Mayor Mike Dunafon, MSNBC’s Pot Barons of Colorado, People Magazine’s “Marijuana Millionaires” and various experts in the cannabis industry.
Hosted by Clover Leaf Consulting, the conference will also pair serious investors with Colorado’s rapidly growing number of cannabis business owners. More than 200 are expected to attend with at least a quarter million dollars in business deals expected over the course the event.
The conference will feature two days of expert presentations, an exhibit vendor hall, and the opportunity to earn approved cannabis business education certifications from Clover Leaf University (CLU) on the third day of the conference. CLU is the first and only cannabis university approved, regulated and licensed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s private occupational school board. There will also be a four-hour (2 – 6 p.m.) open house for attendees to network and discuss investment and partnership opportunities.
For those looking to make their mark in this industry, attendees will be learn about:
National Business and Brand Expansion
State-by-state Business Opportunities
Mergers and Acquisitions
Setting Best Practices and Corporate Standards, and more
“Sports, Meds and Money” is a private event and will not be open to the general public. Press passes are required in advance and can be obtained at http://www.cannabisbusinessconference.org.
To register as a vendor, please visit https://cannabisbusinessinfo.formstack.com/forms/cbexecutive_breakfast_sponsorship.
To register as an attendee, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cannabis-business-executive-breakfast-3-day-conference-march-4th-5th-6th-2015-tickets-15537960458
Sponsors include The Cannabis Business Association, Incredibles, Cannabis Global Initiative, Cannabis Science, Simply Pure and Viola Extracts.
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Children of the eighties have recovered their parents’ fascination with hemp, but they have put it to practical use instead of relegating it to the world of poor jokes and sniggering allusions. By the time the children of eighties children have their own children, hemp probably will be the fabric-of-choice, the norm for cloth diapers worldwide.
Fast Facts and Considerable Advantages
Yes, hemp belongs to the same family as marijuana, and you might easily mistake one for the other in the wild, because their leaves have very similar shapes. Hemp, however, contains absolutely no THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Children of the eighties already have outgrown the jokes and allusions. In fact, hemp’s genus and species name, translated from Latin, specifies it as “useful cannabis”-a huge distinction from its intoxicating relative.
Three times stronger than cotton, considerably more absorbent, and far more durable, hemp grows abundantly with very little care or cultivation, and it requires no pesticides because it has no insect enemies. In other words, hemp is an infinitely sustainable high-yield crop. And hemp fibers are by far the strongest known to humankind.
Hemp naturally resists fungi and bacteria, and it is both biodegradable and easily recyclable. Medical history contains no record of allergic reaction to hemp fibers-not one reported case in more than 10,000 years of regular household use.
Despite hemp’s conspicuous advantages and tremendous profit-making potential, it has not become a cash crop. Although it ought to cost considerably less than cotton or synthetic fibers, hemp’s relative scarcity has driven-up its price as demand for hemp diapers and other hemp clothing steadily has increased. This scarcity remains the single obstacle to hemp’s emergence as the world’s leading diaper material. In 2009, only one Chinese manufacturer produced the hemp/organic cotton blend used in diapers.
Hemp typically is processed and woven into one of five fabrics:
(1)muslin, common in women’s blouses and dresses;
(2)knit jersey, comparable with everyday t-shirt fabrics;
(3) stretch-knit terry, a blend of hemp and Lycra prized for its exceptional absorbency;
(4) French terry, a hemp cotton blend woven to the texture of good bath towels; and
(5)fleece, comparable with sweatshirt material and most commonly used for diapers.
Ashley J Michaels is an home economist. For more great tips on Hemp Diapers, please visit http://reusablediapers.us/
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