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News on the cannabis industry from around the globe. Keep an eye out for Viridian Sciences featured articles!

Potheads are genetically happier?

A new study out of Japan is showing that marijuana use is linked to a ‘happiness gene’ in humans.  So does this mean Potheads are genetically happier? According to a recent neuroimaging study, the human cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1 receptor) gene is...

Is it legal to fly with marijuana?

Flying with Marijuana seems to be kind of a grey area. TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other drugs. In the event a substance that appears to be marijuana is observed during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement...

Reasons to be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, a time filled with family and food, there are so many things to be thankful for. Good health, a good job, a new addition to the family, perhaps a new home or car and of course our friends and families are the most important....

Misinformation: Marijuana vs. Your Brain

The University of Texas has published a new study on the effects of continual use of cannabis on the human brain. They found through MRI scans of frequent cannabis users that they have less grey matter in the orbital front cortex, but they also showed a greater...

Cannabis Cup heading to Portland!

July 2015, the date that Marijuana becomes officially and legally for sale in Oregon brings the High Times Cannabis Cup to Portland Oregon! Dan Skye, editor in chief of High Times, called the Pacific Northwest a “hot bed for marijuana” Oregon follows Colorado and...

Multnomah County Oregon Dismisses Marijuana Cases

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says it will dismiss marijuana cases, won’t prosecute future ones. This is a great step forward since the passing of measure 91 legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults 21 and over. Read more here in...

Hemp Airplane In The Works

Hemp is amazing. The list of things that can be made from hemp just keeps growing. Hemp is able to be used as food, clothing, building materials, oils, and now…Airplanes. Canada based company, Hempearth has plans for airplane made mostly from hemp materials,...

Hemp Across the States

Nineteen states in the United States have enacted laws providing for pilot programs to grow hemp. This year, Colorado harvested it’s first hemp crop since 1957! As more and more states start to relax and legalize marijuana for personal consumption, hemp comes...

Prison is not Appropriate Treatment for Marijuana

The Federal Court stated: ‘We Have Our Doubts That Imprisonment Is An Appropriate Treatment’ For Marijuana’ This is a great step forward in the fight for legalization of marijuana. If Federal appellate judges are saying prison is not the right place for people...

Turning straw into gold: Cannabis extracts

There is a lot of money to be made in the legal marijuana scene.  Most think that it is only the flower of the cannabis plant that is worth using or selling, but that is where they are wrong. Cannabis extracts or oils are where the new money lies.  Once the oils or...

Marijuana Laws in All 50 States

This is what legal marijuana looks like in the United States as election day approaches. Most states have some form of decriminalization or medical marijuana laws, what does your state look like? Read more in this High Times...

Nevada Will Weigh Recreational Marijuana

Starting in January 2015, the Nevada legislature will be looking at full legalization as advocates have gathered over 100,00 signatures. If it passes, Nevada will be the first state to legalize via state legislature.  If it does not pass, it is almost guaranteed a...

And The First Philly Weed Ticket Goes To…

Philadelphia, PA has finally decriminalized marijuana and the first one to get a citation was the local NORML representative! Doing something that day that would have put him in jail the day before. Read more in the Philebrity.com...

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

Towns and counties in Oregon can restrict or ban medical marijuana dispensaries if they do not want them around. With recreational marijuana initiative 91 on the ballot in November, there is a worry that towns will be able to do the same to retail stores citing the...

Why All Homes Should Be Made Out of Hemp

In the Northwest of Scotland, in the township of Achabeag, something amazing is going on. An English company called Hemp Projects is building prototype houses made completely out of Hemp fiber, water and powdered lime which makes hempcrete, a fully sustainable...

Cannabis chemists look for professional recognition

Cannabis chemists are looking are petitioning for professional recognition with the American Chemistry Society (ACS) just like any other chemist in the world. Ezra Pryor, an ACS member who is the president of Ezchemconsulting, a consulting company in California that...

Oregon cities scramble to tax pot before its legal

Looking to get ahead of the recreational marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot November 4, some towns in Oregon are enacting taxes on legal weed hoping to have the city tax grandfathered in on top of the state laws and taxes. Read the full story from KATU...

Exploding sodas, part 3

The saga of the exploding Legal sodas continues. Adam Stites, owner of Mirth Provisions, says they think they have found the issue causing the over carbonation in the bottles, turns out it was excess yeast in this batch of soda. Read the full article from The...

Local marijuana stores flush with supply

For the first time since Marijuana was made legal in Washington State, retail stores now have enough inventory to keep the doors open! With the outdoor grow operations starting the fall harvest, supply is finally catching up with demand and prices are starting to even...

Cannabis Job Fair, Sept. 27th, 2014

When: September 27th, 2014 Where: Red Lion Hotel, 11211 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98004 Who Should Attend: Cannabis Industry Employers, Recruiters, and Job Seekers Advanced Admission: $20; $25 Day of Show The Green Rush is on! The event takes place at the Red Lion...

First Pot Job Fair

First pot job fair aimed at recruiting workers for the growing cannabis industry was held in Seattle, Washington earlier this month. Viridian Sciences was there seeking young potential and passionate individiuals to join the team. Many other Cannabusinesses were also...

Viridian Sciences – Cannabis ERP Start-up

Viridian Sciences bringing enterprise software to the “green rush”. An article discussing our entry and commitment to the cannabis industry. Thanks to the Portland Business Journal for a great review. See the full article below....

Illinois Mayor Pushes For Reduced Drug Penalties

Illinois Mayor Emanuel is pushing for reduced drug penalties not only for Cannabis, but all drugs, under a gram. A quote that resonated with many house members were the words – “It’s time, in my view, to free up our criminal justice system to address our real...

MJBA Meetup In Vancouver

We recently sponsored a MJBA meetup in Vancouver, Wa for our local community to help educate the public , as well as MJBA members about how we as a company fit into the cannabis industry. We offer the most comprehensive software in the industry, and with that said, we...

MJBA visits SW Washington!

We are thrilled to announce that our gregarious friends at MJBA are heading south next week for the first ever cannabusiness meetup in SW Washington! This event will be hosted by the regional software experts at Viridian Sciences, new business members of the...

SAP Business One (News Flash)

Exciting news from Europe! Last month SAP launched a brand new strategic division dedicated exclusively to focusing on the technology demands of small and medium-sized companies. The SMB Solutions Group is tasked with creating the next generation of integrated...

NJ Marijuana Legalization- Pot for Pot Holes

Big movement on New Jersey marijuana legalization front. In 2014, duplicate bills to legalize possession and personal use of small amounts of marijuana for persons age 21 and over were introduced into both the Senate and Assembly. Senate Bill 1896, better known as the...