The popularity of growing cannabis at home is going to rise significantly in the coming year. We expect to see the home grow market more than double in 2018, in the wake of new recreational legalization measures in states like Vermont and Massachusetts, and a shifting focus to craft quality cannabis. If we model the home grow market after home brewing, which represents about 12 percent of beer production, we can expect homegrown cannabis to represent nearly $3 billion of the market by 2021.

common question for new medical cannabis patients and recreational consumers is whether or not home cultivation is permitted where they live. State cannabis laws vary, with some states permitting home grows while others do not. Luckily, Leafly put together a helpful guide that outlines the home cultivation status for US states that have some pro-marijuana legislature in place.

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What is the biggest threat to the cannabis industry? The industry itself!

Responsibility is on our industry to make sure it doesn’t get over-regulated of even shutdown. Numerous aspects of the business come into play when it comes to « self-regulation », like advertising (target audience, unsubstantiated claims, packaging), product safety (pesticides, solvents, hardware), and Corporate Social Responsibility (recycling, disposal of toxic waste, gender and racial disparities).
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China allows the cultivation of Therapeutic Cannabis

Our sources in China have revealed that the Chinese government has just allowed three daughter companies of the pharmaceutical group Zhejiang Kangenbei from the Yunnan province to cultivate Cannabis for therapeutic use. They will be producing CBD from low THC plant varieties. This is an exclusive story from our partner in Europe, France Le Cannabiste.
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Dream Canna-Diner: *Cultured* Create & destroy

The French-Californian Cannabis producer Botafarm Genetics is now the co-organiser of superb Cannabis Diners called “Cultured : Create and Destroy”. In the straight line of the Famous show Bong Appetit on Vice Tv Channel, the producers among who famous chief Nate Santana have just produces a Canna-Diner such as the world has rarely seen. Bottom of the page, the incredible dessert receives our ‘EPIC’ vote. We are welcoming J from BOtafarm for The Blinc Group.
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Tariffs: Trump’s Trade War Will Stifle the Cannabis Industry

These proposed tariffs increases will do great harm to American businesses, medical marijuana patients, and adult use consumers while doing nothing to empower American companies to manufacture these products themselves.
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The Blinc Group enters into exclusive distribution agreement with Headies for Florida

The Blinc Group today announced that its customer in the vaping distribution industry, Headies Smoke Shops, has signed an agreement with Puffmen, to be the exclusive distributor in the State of Florida for its nicotine and cannabis vaping portfolio.
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The Blinc Group announces appointment of Arnaud Dumas de Rauly as Chair of ISO/TC126/SC3 and CEN/TC437

The Blinc Group, a distribution-centric incubator/accelerator of vapor technologies announces that its Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, has been appointed as Chair of the ISO/TC126/SC3 as well as Chair of the CEN/TC437 vapor product standards committees.
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The Blinc Group announces the X-Pro Series ™ by Ultraflo ™

The Blinc Group announces the launch of the X-Pro™ Series – a revolutionary new heating element that heats only the oil you’re vaping at the moment thus keeping its quality and flavor consistent down to the last drop.
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The Blinc Group and Itsuwa launch Ultraflo ™ – The Mastery of Vaping

Redefining the cannabis vaping experience, The Blinc Group – a distribution-centric incubator/accelerator for vapor products – and Itsuwa – a leading vapor product manufacturer – are launching Ultraflo™
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Exclusive Interview with NGAIO Bealum Cooking On High/Netflix

Over the last weeks a new Cannabis-cooking phenomenon is rolling in over the Netflix screens, cheered by an overall happy audience. To be completely honest, we’ve really enjoyed watching it at Le Cannabiste.
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