5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Legalized Cannabis this Thanksgiving

By | November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It's the season of thanks, and the expanding number of states legalizing cannabis is one reason to lift your glass in gratitude. More states are passing laws to make marijuana legal, which brings a host of positive changes. Whether or not you have a marijuana dispensary in your neighborhood, here are five reasons to be [...]

Best Events Coming Up in November

By | October 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Opportunities to network with professionals and advocates in the cannabis industry abound in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you're interested in a casual environment or structured meeting, the Portland area has an event that will lure you in. Here are four of the best cannabis events coming up in November. Emerald Trade Alliance Open Meeting When: [...]

How to Make Adults-Only Cannabis Halloween Treats

By | October 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Halloween is a time when even the most health-conscious can gorge on candy corn and other junk without feeling guilty. It's also a good time to experiment with new cannabis recipes. Here are three adults-only Halloween treats that will bring your party to new heights. White Chocolate Ghosts This recipe is easy and inexpensive, so [...]

New Rules: Cannabis Must Now Be Tested for Pesticides

By | September 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) recently announced significant changes to the regulations for cannabis testing. These rules will supersede the temporary regulations put in place in October 2016, which reduced the testing regulations to just one-third of the batches of marijuana. These new, permanent regulations went into effect on Aug. 30, 2017, and they [...]

Cannabis & the Scientist: What to Look for at the 2017 Cannabis Science Conference

By | August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Hosted by jCanna in Portland, Oregon August 28th-30th, The 2017 Cannabis Science Conference is sure to be one for the books. After the amazing reception of the 2016 conference, this year's conference is in an even larger space, with more than 60,000 square feet of exhibition space and 50,000 square feet of space for meetings [...]

Not Your Papa’s Plant: How Growers Have an Edge

By | August 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

For thousands of years, people have used marijuana for both recreational and medicinal purposes. However, recent changes in the way cannabis is grown and sold have led to variations in the way people consume this favorite plant. More Benefits, Less Harm Traditionally, many people have combined cannabis with tobacco and smoked it, but this method [...]

Going to a Dispensary for the First Time? Here’s What You Need to Know

By | July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Walking into a marijuana dispensary for the first time can be equal parts intimidating and exciting. The space is more than a smoke shop, however. In parts of the country where dispensaries are purely for medicinal use, the customers are also patients seeking a reprieve from pain or other uncomfortable symptoms. This makes a dispensary [...]

Can Daily Cannabis Use Protect & Heal the Brain?

By | May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Science is constantly researching and studying the effects of cannabis for a range of conditions. Recently researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany published their findings on cannabis and memory in the journal Nature Medicine. During their research the team discovered that small daily doses of cannabis extract improved cognition in aging mice. When [...]

Cannabis Re-leaf Openings New Cannabis Dispensaries in Oregon

By | May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As one of the fastest growing marijuana dispensaries in the country, Releaf is pleased to announce the opening of several new recreational dispensaries in the state of Oregon. Releaf's most recently opened location in Salem has already grown into one of the capital city’s leading cannabis dispensaries. This is due to Releaf's strong commitment to [...]

Is the Marijuana Industry Getting Supersized?

By | May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Is the marijuana industry scaling up? Retail sales in the U.S. would suggest so. According to recent research, retail sales of marijuana-infused products reached $6.5 billion across 20 jurisdictions, and that figure is projected to grow to $30 billion by the year 2021. Demand for marijuana-infused products is growing, and this has led growers and [...]