Editorial

Cannabis Prohibition - It's Time To "Tear Down This Wall"

It's Time To Face Facts - The Genie Is Out Of The Bottle, And He's Not Going Back In...

As a much younger man, I remember sitting and watching the news the night President Reagan gave his famous “tear down this wall” speech. At the time there had been a growing sentiment against the wall in Germany with people on both sides demanding a change. Within the context of that time, we could feel […]

The Importance Of Cannabis Education

Cannabis education is the key to success in the industry

The cannabis industry is a fairly new phenomenon, and it is unlike any other business out there. Many people are drawn to the industry and the lure of profits. But profits in this industry don’t come easy, and they don’t come without knowledge. Cannabis businesses don’t generally have access to banks, loans, types of insurance […]

New Poll Shows An Overwhelming Number Of Americans Favor Federal Legislation That Prohibits The Federal Government From Interfering With Cannabis Legal States.

Americans want to keep legal cannabis - legal.

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has said he likes his odds of getting a bill through Congress to protect state-legal marijuana operations. That’s probably a good bet. Nearly three-quarters of American voters surveyed by Qunnipiac University say they would support legislation that shields states that have legalized medical or recreational from federal prosecution. The poll showed that […]

Canada Will Legalize Cannabis on October 17

America beat the world to the moon, but Canada beat us to legal cannabis...

In an utterly historic move, Canada is legalizing cannabis on October 17th of this year (2018). Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement during question period in the House of Commons. Trudeau said the government delayed the timetable for lifting the almost century-old prohibition on cannabis at the request of larger provinces, including Quebec, which asked for more […]

Supercritical CO2 vs. Hydrocarbon (butane) Extraction

These two extractions work very differently

Many cannabis extract consumers may be wondering what the difference is between extracts made with hydrocarbons, like butane, and those made with supercritical CO2 extraction. Let’s take a brief look under the hood of these two extraction methods and see what the differences really are… First up is hydrocarbon extraction. When hydrocarbons like butane are […]

The VA And Medical Cannabis.

This past October, Democratic members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee wrote a letter asking VA Secretary David Shulkin why his department is not conducting research into medical cannabis. In the letter, Tim Walz (Minn.) and the other nine Democratic committee members mentioned in many states that have medical cannabis programs, cannabis is recommended for […]

Cannabis Is A Medicine, The FDA Proves It.

We have heard for a long time that “Marijuana isn’t medicine”, and we continue to hear it to this day. The FDA repeats this mantra regularly. Yet this seems to fly in the face of more and more mounting evidence. In addition, there is something I have also heard for a long time that seems […]

Congress And America Respond To AG Sessions Move On Cannabis.

In a bold move on January 4th, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pulled the Cole memo from practice by the Department of Justice. This move, seen by many as a prelude to Federal crackdowns on cannabis, opened the door to prosecution by the DOJ of individuals and companies that were engaged in completely state legal businesses. […]

What If Cannabis Wasn't Evil? Part 3

In part 3 of this post we are going to examine the impact of the cannabis industry specifically on the United States economy overall. It is from the economic perspective that cannabis truly reveals itself as, not only “not evil”, but an enormous force for good in modern America. We’ll focus here on the economic […]

What If Cannabis Wasn't Evil? Part 2

Many people oppose cannabis based on their fear of its’ impact upon society. And while negative stereotypes abound, none appear to be supported by fact. The presumption of cannabis as some kind of “gateway drug” or demoralizing impact on society was recently retired by a study in The American Journal of Public Health. After carefully […]

What If Cannabis Wasn't Evil?

Every day in America we find ourselves waking up in the midst of a social revolution. Titans are crumbling, industries are being redefined and even statues and icons, some beloved for years, now fall like stones in a crumbling castle. A larger wave of change than we have seen in decades now rolls across America. […]

Good People Don't Use The Word "Marijuana"

Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made worldwide news with his proclamation that “Good people don’t smoke Marijuana”.  It was a moral judgement on tens of millions of American citizens which was wholly undeserved. It also highlighted the word “Marijuana” again in our American social consciousness. This country is in the midst of a social revolution […]

Welcome To The UCANNTECH Blog!

Welcome to the UCANNTECH blog. This blog is devoted to advancing knowledge and awareness about cannabis and its role in society. At UCANNTECH we offer the highest level of education attainable in the cannabis industry. With classes ranging from master classes in growing and producing extracts to graduate level courses on supercritical CO2 extraction we […]

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