As North Dakotans prepare to head to the polls in November to vote on the Measure 3 marijuana legalization initiative, they rely on their state government to come up with an estimate of what it will cost taxpayers. It’s not just this initiative—state law mandates that voters be informed of the potential budgetary impacts of any measure […]
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Patients registered to use medical cannabis decrease their use of opioids, according to data compiled by researchers at the University of New Mexico. Investigators assessed the use of prescription opioids over an 18-month period among patients enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana program compared to similar patients who were not. They reported […]
VICTORIA, BC — Patients with legal access to medical cannabis reduce their use of opioids, benzodiazepines, and other prescription drugs, according to data published online ahead of print in The International Journal of Drug Policy. Researchers at the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia assessed the use of medical cannabis and prescription […]
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 26, 2015
DENVER (May 26, 2015) – As the nation’s legal cannabis industry expands and evolves, it is also experiencing many of the growing pains felt by other start-up businesses. And like their mainstream counterparts, one major issue that cannabis companies now have to grapple with is how to recycle the tons of paper and plastic that marijuana growers, dispensaries and consumers go through each year.
“Where others see waste we see the opportunity to enhance our environment for the benefit of our community, our retailers and our customers,” says Ryan Fox, founder and CEO of Kindman: one of the largest growers and distributors of legal recreational cannabis in Colorado.
Fox says Kindman is now expanding its own recycling initiative to its marijuana industry partners in Colorado – by encouraging those retailers to make sure Kindman packaging ends up in recycling bins, and not as discarded waste.
“Since opening our doors in 2009, we have actively practiced a 100 percent recycling effort,” he notes, “and as a result, we can proudly say that more than half of our waste is recycled in bins that get taken to Waste Management through their Think Green program. The other half that goes to the landfill, we make sure it’s compostable.”
By state law, all marijuana products in Colorado must be sold in tamper-proof, child-resistant and opaque containers. Those rules make the products safer and easier for regulators to monitor, but they also create the need for making our own packaging recyclable, says Fox.
With those environmental concerns in mind, Fox pioneered Kindman’s pre-packaged, pre-weighed and easily identifiable cannabis brands – and made sure all that packaging material was recyclable.
He took the extra steps to have his company use Plastic #2 – HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) bottles that are much safer for the environment, have a lower risk of leaching and are widely accepted by curbside recycling programs. Plastic #2 is often recycled into pens, recycling containers, picnic tables, lumber, benches, fencing and detergent bottles, to name just a few items.
The rest of the Kindman’s packaging, including its distinctive, forest-green boxes, are made from cardboard and paper that’s accepted by mainstream recycling companies. Fox notes that, even if his retailers don’t have ready access to the usual recycling receptacles, they can encourage consumers to place Kindman packaging in standard, curbside recycling bins.
“We excited about being part of a recycling system here in Colorado with Waste Management, that takes our recycled boxes and bottles and converts them into energy,” he continues.
“Additionally, we have a sense of pride here at Kindman, knowing that our extra efforts play a part in Waste Management’s ongoing initiative to convert our local landfills into wildlife habitats… something that’s very important here in Colorado.”
Recycling is an important part of keeping overall business costs down, but Fox says it’s also part of being an answerable partner in the Colorado communities where Kindman works and its employees live. The company also uses paperless documentation, and its daily tech operations include efforts to further shrink the consumption of paper, plastic and ink used in the state’s legal cannabis industry.
“We have taken on a role as recycling consultants, to make sure our industry goes green and stays green,” he says, “by encouraging our Kindman retailers to follow in our footsteps, and to help their own stores shrink their carbon footprints.”
Established in 2009, Kindman provides customers with an unmatched cannabis product – grown in Colorado state-regulated facilities at indoor locations, using a customized process that combines food-grade nutrients and a unique soil mix that brings out the plant’s best features. Close attention is paid to product cleanliness, quality, curing and processing.
Since the January 1, 2014 start of legalized sales of recreational cannabis to adults in Colorado, Kindman has provided high-quality marijuana flowers to tens of thousands of customers from over 100 countries.
For more information, visit: http://www.mykindman.com/
Tags: Marijuana, cannabis, dispensary, cannabis business, Colorado, packaging, recycling, carbon footprint, environment, Ryan Fox, Kindman
Stanton, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 04, 2013
Offering the chance for consumers to support organic agriculture, Stylish Organics ran a month long contest during the month of September – Organic Harvest Month. Entrants were encouraged to think about the value of organic and write a short sentence about their favorite organic product. By also asking entrants to then share this information, it was hoped that others were made aware of the large selection of organic products that are available and the benefits to the environment. Congratulations to Amy Harman, winner of the Stylish Organics’ contest and supporter of organic. See the post on their home page at http://www.stylishorganics.com.
Having a low carbon footprint, the range of organic products offered makes it easy to lead a green lifestyle. Anything from food, clothing, and skin care; to pet treats and grooming products, they avoid use of toxic chemicals in the growing and manufacturing process. Organic growing methods offer a purer product with no residual chemicals in foods, produce or on fibers used for fabric. Sustainable farming of fibers such as hemp and bamboo, avoid depletion of natural resources and actually add nutrients back into the soil. Green manufacturing eliminates the contamination of air, surrounding soil and groundwater in product production including dyeing processes. “No longer are organic or eco-friendly products blah and boring”, commented owner of the on-line boutique, Lynn Lavanga. “With chic fashions and home decor items; lush natural skin care for the entire family; and unique jewelry and gifts; offered on our site, it is easy and time efficient to be environmentally friendly.”
About Stylish Organics
Stylish Organics is an e-commerce boutique offering a collection of products selected for earth friendly properties from environmentally responsible manufacturers. The company’s easy to shop, one-stop-shopping, venue enables those committed to green living to combine savvy styling with earth friendly thinking. Many of their products are made in the USA or are ethically sourced from organizations that globally support women. The boutique is based in Stanton, New Jersey and is available to consumers on-line with shipping provided to locations in the United States and Canada. They can be reached via their website, email – contactus(at)stylishorganics(dot)com or by calling 800.581.6417.
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by Salim Virji
Serious seeds are gaining in popularity today. One can easily find these seeds in most of the Amsterdam coffee houses and many people are very fond of these seeds. Here, we will briefly describe about feminized serious seeds and their different qualities. To be very precise, Serious Seeds is a commercial firm offering high quality cannabis seeds.
Among the most well known Serious seeds include Bubblegum, seeds from a medium tall plant with no branch. Originally, it is developed by the US, producing compact crystal covered buds. After conducting many experiments with the original strain, this seeds is now a stable strain, inducing sweet as well as bubble gum taste. With these seeds, you can experience a euphoric high.
Chronic is also one of the feminized Serious Seeds, basically a medium tall in height and not too dense plant. Basically, a perfect combination of excellent yields and superb flavors, this plant is the favorite of many of the smokers and growers. Considering its appearance as well as flavors, a lot of smokers and growers often select this plant. This seeds can produce plants with superb yields without losing its flavors. Besides, this plant usually doesn’t respond well to topping. During the flowering phase, growers can witness a mild sweet. However, those growers who want to have superb yields with compromising on quality can always opt for these cannabis seeds.
One of the top Seeds cannabis sativa strain include Kali Mist. It is a tall, classical cannabis sativa plants with very few leaves. A popular choice of many of the growers, these seeds produces higher yields than one would ever expect. Besides, this strain is also very popular among the women who enjoy sheer smoking pleasure. It has been reported that the seeds works great against menstrual cramps. For producing bigger and higher yields, Kali Mist has been improved recently.
Another most popular Serious Seeds also includes AK47. A plant with a medium tall in height, it has the capacity of producing high yields in less time. The plant is also quite easy to grow, and have extremely strong odor and smoke. One of the popular feminized seeds also includes the White Russian Seed. This seed produces plants that have fantastic appearance and effect. A medium height, consistent plants with very resinous flowers tops, is quite popular among the growers as well as smokers. During the growing and flowering phase, it induces a very strong smell. Recently, the plant has been declared the strongest available plant containing 22% TCH. The plant has many medicinal functions or induces a strong as well as long lasting and superb cerebral high.
We hope the above information on variety of Serious Seeds and their different qualities will be useful to you.
Michelle Park is an expert. In this article she talks about feminized serious seeds and their different qualities. Get to know more about these serious seeds at http://www.shayanashop.com
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(PRWEB) December 04, 2014
Bluebird Botanicals recently announced that the present year 2014, has become the best year for the business as the company took pride to reveal that it now has a minimum of 10,000 users of their hemp derived CBD oil, which is their leading product.
The market for industrial hemp derived CBD oil is a rapidly growing one. Bluebird Botanicals is on the forefront of it while holding a great reputation and recognition from all of their valued customers. They receive highly positive feedback on a daily basis.
Bluebird Botanicals is managed by Brandon Beatty and co-owned by Beatty and Dr. Rick Potts. The company is selling CBD oil, which is an oil extract abundant in Cannabidiol and is derived from industrial hemp. The hemp CBD industry is a relatively new one, but Bluebird Botanicals positioned itself well and has had a great year of successful sales, solidifying its position in the hemp and cannabis industries. Bluebird Botanicals now constantly receives positive testimonials regarding the company and their products. Their first CBD sale was conducted last November 4, 2013 and today, they take pride to say that they are supplying their product in various parts of the world, having more than 15,000 orders which include those they supply to more than 200 professional wholesale clients.
The company’s CBD oil contains more than 80 different cannabinoids, most importantly CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN and others yet to be completely identified. Aside from the cannabinoids found in their industrial hemp oil extract, there are many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds like amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and D, fatty acids like omega 3 and 6, trace minerals which include iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, ketones and a lot more.
Bluebird Botanicals is a privately owned business. It is fully insured and trusted by thousands of customers. They also make use of different 3rd party laboratories for a thorough analysis of their products. Bluebird Botanicals promises to consistently offer high quality CBD oil at affordable prices.
“I am very happy with Bluebird’s CBD oil and their great customer service! I started my daughter on it 5 weeks ago and already seeing positive results.” -Pam Hoffer
“After taking the first fifteen drops, ten minutes later, my headache was totally gone, my stress went away, nausea gone and certain pains fell about 80%! After that first day, it only got better after that.” -Devin Long
“I purchased 1 ounce of the 250 mg CBD. I have found it most effective for getting a peaceful night’s sleep without any other sleep aids. I can’t remember sleeping so peacefully in years. It also seemed to help me with a bit with nausea.” -Didi Lomont
“After I got back from running my errands, I had such a profound feeling of gratitude wash over me. I sat down on the couch and smiled and began crying with tears of joy. I haven’t had a week like this in what seems like my entire life. The ringing in my ears is barely noticeable anymore. I have no pain. I feel awake, alert and alive! This is not an exaggeration. It’s difficult for me to find the words to completely express my gratitude to you.” -Lou (Ohio)
About Bluebird Botanicals
Bluebird Botanicals is a privately owned company that specializes in selling high quality CBD oils made from the extracts of industrialized hemp. The company is also focused on carrying and providing a few of the world’s most complete superfoods including other forms of botanical supplements. The company comes with a mission, which is to form a positive effect on people and to the whole world with the help of their strict business and sourcing practices to provide a type of product that will meet and even exceed the expectations of their valued customers.
Bluebird Botanicals does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA). Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of industrial hemp and hemp oil.
To know more about Bluebird Botanicals, please do not hesitate to visit http://www.bluebird-botanicals.com.
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