Cannabis Plant – Remedii http://remedii.net/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 23:22:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://remedii.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Cannabis Plant – Remedii http://remedii.net/ 32 32 Minnesota’s THC edibles law surprises some GOP lawmakers: NPR https://remedii.net/minnesotas-thc-edibles-law-surprises-some-gop-lawmakers-npr/ Sat, 02 Jul 2022 23:22:56 +0000 https://remedii.net/minnesotas-thc-edibles-law-surprises-some-gop-lawmakers-npr/ An employee presents a lemonade-flavored cannabis gummy candy in the industrial kitchen of Chalice Farms in Portland, Oregon, in June 2016. Gillian Flaccus/AP hide caption toggle caption Gillian Flaccus/AP An employee presents a lemonade-flavored cannabis gummy candy in the industrial kitchen of Chalice Farms in Portland, Oregon, in June 2016. Gillian Flaccus/AP A new Minnesota […]]]>

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A new Minnesota law allows people 21 and older to buy and consume foods and beverages containing a small amount of hemp-derived THC, but some lawmakers may have misunderstood the bill before adopting it.

The new law states that foods and beverages cannot contain more than 5 milligrams of hemp-derived THC per serving and no more than 50 milligrams per serving. package.

Although marijuana-derived THC is still illegal in Minnesota, hemp-derived THC is chemically the same. Marijuana and hemp come from the same cannabis plant, although the plants are grown differently, with high THC marijuana plants and very low THC hemp plants.

THC, or delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical that causes the high in marijuana.

The nature of the Republican-controlled Senate, which has opposed efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in the past, raises questions about whether the legalization was accidental.

Minnesota State Senator Jim Abeler, a Republican from Anoka, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he was unaware that this law would allow THC-infused edibles of all kinds and thought it would only apply to delta-8 THC products.

Delta-8 THC, which is similar to standard delta-9 THC, has not been thoroughly studied or understood, according to the Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention. Delta-8 is found naturally in cannabis plants, but in trace amounts. Delta-8 also does not produce the same amount of “high” as delta-9.

But due to a technicality, delta-8 is considered federally legal and is often available at gas stations and convenience stores. Minnesota lawmakers had sought to regulate this market.

After a amendment passed unanimously during a Minnesota legislative session in May, state Senator Abeler jokingly said: “It doesn’t legalize marijuana – we just didn’t do it, did we?”

When Abeler laughed, Rep. Tina Liebling, a Democrat from Rochester, said, “Oh, are you kidding? Of course you are. No, just kidding. Then we’ll do that next, okay?”

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Employee fired for failing cannabis test after CBD use wins lawsuit https://remedii.net/employee-fired-for-failing-cannabis-test-after-cbd-use-wins-lawsuit/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 23:19:49 +0000 https://remedii.net/employee-fired-for-failing-cannabis-test-after-cbd-use-wins-lawsuit/ This country’s relationship with cannabis is complicated, and as is often the case in complicated matters, words matter. Marijuana and hemp are different strains of Cannabis sativa L plant. Thus, “cannabis” is a scientific term, not a legal term. Although the Controlled Substances Act historically made no distinction between marijuana and hemp, in 2018 the […]]]>

This country’s relationship with cannabis is complicated, and as is often the case in complicated matters, words matter. Marijuana and hemp are different strains of Cannabis sativa L plant. Thus, “cannabis” is a scientific term, not a legal term.

Although the Controlled Substances Act historically made no distinction between marijuana and hemp, in 2018 the federal government defined “hemp” as any part of the Cannabis sativa L plant, including all derivatives and extracts such as cannabidiol (CBD), provided the plant contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Any Cannabis sativa L The plant or derivative of such a plant with a higher level of THC is considered “marijuana”, which remains a Schedule I substance – the most strictly regulated class of narcotics – under the Act. on controlled substances. Because THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces the feeling of being “high”, a key difference between marijuana and hemp is that hemp will not produce a “high”. In short, and for the relevant purposes below, possession of hemp-derived CBD is legal under federal law (and most state law), while marijuana is illegal federally.

Sound simple? Maybe. But what happens when an employee uses hemp-derived CBD — which under federal law can contain up to 0.3% THC — and then tests positive for THC? . A federal court in Louisiana recently offered some insight into what’s to come. In Huber vs. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Fla., Inc.a federal court in Louisiana has denied summary judgment for an employer who fired an employee who failed a marijuana drug test after taking a CBD product.

ADA and Marijuana Background

As we discussed a few weeks ago, marijuana is still a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act, which means it is illegal under federal law. As a result, the ADA, which provides that illicit drug use is unprotected, does not protect people who use marijuana, even for medical purposes. Therefore, the ADA does not protect medical marijuana users, and you can generally fire employees who fail a marijuana drug test, have marijuana on them at work, or are under the influence. influence of marijuana at work (but be sure to check your state legalization laws for anything to the contrary).

What about CBD and THC? You can buy CBD legally in every US state, but most states still have laws making THC (the psychoactive component of marijuana) illegal, especially without a prescription. However, CBD can trigger a positive drug test. Hemp-derived CBD may contain low levels of THC that show up on a drug test. The Eastern District of Louisiana tackled this issue by examining whether the ADA protects an employee when a positive drug test may have been triggered by CBD use.

In Huber, the plaintiff, Michelle Huber, suffered from chronic and severe migraines to the point of disability. Her doctor recommended she use “non-psychoactive” CBD oil. CBD oil greatly improved his symptoms and even his performance at work. Huber’s employer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF), knew she was using CBD oil for her migraines. Two years later, Huber had to pass a drug test while working on a federal contract. Although Huber said she had never used marijuana or any other THC-containing substance, she reminded the BCBSF of her CBD use (and her doctor testified that her CBD use could result in a positive test. even though she was not using THC). Huber also pointed out that she was no longer covered by the federal contract and should not be subject to drug testing. Nevertheless, the BCBSF forced her to submit to the drug test and she tested positive for THC. BCBSF terminated its employment for the positive test.

Huber filed a lawsuit, claiming the BCBSF violated the ADA by terminating his employment because of his disability and disregarding his disability. BCBSF sought summary judgment, arguing that Huber was not a “qualified person” because she could not perform an essential function of her job – pass a drug test. BCBSF also argued that the reason for his dismissal was not his disability, but rather his positive drug test. The court dismissed the summary judgment, finding that there were too many factual questions on three important issues:

  • If Huber was a qualified person

  • If BCBSF fired Huber because of his disability

  • If it was a reasonable accommodation for BCBSF to allow Huber to use non-psychoactive, doctor-prescribed CBD oil to manage her migraines, but then fire that same employee when she received a positive drug test result and was not allowed to explain the potential reason for the positive test result

Importantly, the court noted that CBD is “a legal drug that can cause a false positive result.” Additionally, the court found it significant that the BCBSF awarded “compensation” for the employee’s CBD use and did not allow her to explain a positive THC test due to that very CBD use.

Take away food

Only time will tell if this case is an outlier or the start of a new legal trend. But it is clear that the courts are taking note of the distinction between CBD and THC. Things to keep in mind:

  • Use caution when firing employees for testing positive for THC when you know the employee is openly using CBD.

  • Consider whether an employee’s use of CBD is a reasonable “accommodation” under the ADA. Whether or not this is a reasonable accommodation will depend on the facts of each case.

  • Remember that real marijuana use is not protected by the ADA because marijuana is illegal under federal law. Generally, employers are free to continue to ban and discipline marijuana – just be careful of positive tests that can be attributed to legal CBD use.

  • Update all job descriptions for positions that require drug testing as an essential function.

  • Finally, remember to engage in the interactive process with any employee seeking reasonable accommodation for a disability.

© 2022 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLPNational Law Review, Volume XII, Number 181

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Did Vladimir Putin ‘plant’ drugs on Brittney Griner? Joy Behar thinks so on ‘The View’ https://remedii.net/did-vladimir-putin-plant-drugs-on-brittney-griner-joy-behar-thinks-so-on-the-view/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:40:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/did-vladimir-putin-plant-drugs-on-brittney-griner-joy-behar-thinks-so-on-the-view/ The views Joy Behar never hesitates to challenge government officials, especially when she feels innocent people are being mistreated. And during today’s hot topics segment, Behar suggested that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin may have planted the cannabis vape cartridges in Griner’s luggage that led to his current detention. “How do we know that this white […]]]>

The views Joy Behar never hesitates to challenge government officials, especially when she feels innocent people are being mistreated. And during today’s hot topics segment, Behar suggested that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin may have planted the cannabis vape cartridges in Griner’s luggage that led to his current detention.

“How do we know that this white man, Putin, didn’t have his agents plant this thing on him?” Behar said on the show.

Brittney Griner is an African-American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury team. In February, Griner was in Russia playing overseas for UMMC Ekaterinburg during their WNBA off-season. As she was returning home, customs officers arrested her after they allegedly found vaping cartridges containing hash oil in her luggage at Sheremetyevo airport.

According to Associated press, a Russian court will begin the trial of Brittney Griner on Friday and will also extend her detention for another six months. In Russia, less than 1% of defendants are found not guilty, and if Griner is found guilty, she faces up to 10 years in prison.

Confused and upset, Whoopi Goldberg also came to Griner’s defense: “How stupid should she be not to know – she’s not a stupid woman.” She’s an amazing woman.. so she knows the rules. So this is all BS”

Goldberg isn’t the only American worried about the outcome of the WNBA star’s treatment in Russia. The director of The queen of basketballBen Proudfoot, dedicated his Oscars speech to the athlete in March.

“President Biden, bring Brittney Griner home,” Produfoot said at the time.

Go back on View, Sonny Hostin threw some of the blame from Russia back to the WBNA, noting that “Lebron wouldn’t be here anymore!” One of the reasons she was there is because we pay our female basketball players so poorly in the United States, and that’s shameful.

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Oakland NJ sewer project to replace aging treatment plants https://remedii.net/oakland-nj-sewer-project-to-replace-aging-treatment-plants/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 08:04:59 +0000 https://remedii.net/oakland-nj-sewer-project-to-replace-aging-treatment-plants/ Work is about to begin on a $5.87 million sewer decommissioning project in Oakland to ensure the safe disposal of sewage from areas now served by three aging treatment plants. Contractor Pacific Construction began drilling “test holes” on June 20 in preparation for the start of work to install a sewer line at the intersection […]]]>

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MedC Biopharma partners with A2W Pharma to develop therapeutic cannabinoids https://remedii.net/medc-biopharma-partners-with-a2w-pharma-to-develop-therapeutic-cannabinoids/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 23:40:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/medc-biopharma-partners-with-a2w-pharma-to-develop-therapeutic-cannabinoids/ Bringing next-generation therapeutic cannabinoids to cancer patients ONTARIO, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MedC Biopharma today announced a partnership with A2W Pharma to Malta in the development of MedC’s new proprietary cannabinoid formulations for the treatment of various cancer-related indications. A2W is a subsidiary of Amino Chemicals of Maltawhich is a subsidiary of ABA Chemicals […]]]>

Bringing next-generation therapeutic cannabinoids to cancer patients

ONTARIO, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MedC Biopharma today announced a partnership with A2W Pharma to Malta in the development of MedC’s new proprietary cannabinoid formulations for the treatment of various cancer-related indications. A2W is a subsidiary of Amino Chemicals of Maltawhich is a subsidiary of ABA Chemicals of Chinaa global pharmaceutical company.

MedC Biopharm is focused on cannabinoid therapeutics. MedC’s methodology rapidly screens synergistic cannabinoid combinations in the treatment of various medical indications. Skin cancers are the main targets of MedC. MedC has so far discovered and developed 2 patented cannabinoid combinations for the treatment of CTCL Sezary, CTCL MF and Actinic Keratosis.

A2W Pharma launched in April 2022 a new cannabinoid production plant in Malta and focuses on bridging the gaps that exist between pharmacology and medicine, providing greater access to the benefits that are found in the cannabis plant.

Pierre Paul FarrugiaDirector of A2W: “A2W draws on the 30 years of experience of its parent company: Amino Chemicals Ltd in API process development, GMP and regulatory compliance, and innovative pathways to target cannabinoids, which makes us the partner of choice for a successful launch of your pharmaceutical preparation”.

The partnership between the organizations was led by Lilac Mandeles, CEO of TechforCann and includes MedC’s exclusivity with A2W and A2W’s commitment to invest around 2 million euro directly into the drug development of MedC’s patented CTCL treatments.

Lilac Mandeles” “Cooperation between the two organizations will accelerate MedC’s clinical and commercial programs, overcome regulatory challenges and bring hope to skin cancer patients worldwide”

Avi DroriMedC CEO: “We are very pleased to collaborate with A2W on our drug development program. A2W’s strategy is a perfect fit with ours, bridging the gap between cannabinoid-based drugs and regulatory requirements with therapeutics synthesized products that provide the safety, consistency and predictability that both patient and physicians rightly expect.”

About MedC Biopharma Corporation

MedC Biopharma Corporation is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutic formulations and drugs based on cannabinoid molecules related to cancer and cancer. Our research and development is carried out by Prof. Hinanit Koltai, who has developed a state-of-the-art drug discovery platform using proprietary high-throughput screening and bioinformatics analysis.

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Cannabis prohibited in universities https://remedii.net/cannabis-prohibited-in-universities/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 02:09:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/cannabis-prohibited-in-universities/ Students stick stickers with messages prohibiting cannabis use at Ban Bang Kapi school in Bangkok last Thursday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb) The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) has banned the sale of foods and beverages containing cannabis as an ingredient as well as the use of the plant for recreational purposes in […]]]>

Students stick stickers with messages prohibiting cannabis use at Ban Bang Kapi school in Bangkok last Thursday. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) has banned the sale of foods and beverages containing cannabis as an ingredient as well as the use of the plant for recreational purposes in the premises of universities and agencies under the Ministry.

University executives and agency heads were also asked to organize activities or produce media to educate students, staff and people living in nearby communities about the proper use of cannabis.

The use of cannabis for medical purposes must be supervised by medical professionals and research on the plant must be closely monitored by academic officials, according to the ministry.

University executives and agency heads can also issue additional measures to prevent the harmful effects of cannabis use.

Previously, the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University prohibited the consumption of cannabis in food and beverages on university premises.

The use of cannabis and hemp as an ingredient is prohibited, as is the advertising of cannabis products, according to a statement.

Additionally, those who receive services at the university, including staff and students, are not permitted to use cannabis for recreational purposes.

The university supports the use of cannabis in accordance with the recommendations of medical professionals.

However, anyone under the age of 20 and pregnant women are advised to avoid its use given the potentially harmful health effects, he said.

The BMA recently declared all city-run schools under its jurisdiction as cannabis-free zones.

The removal of hemp and cannabis from the government’s list of Category 5 narcotics came into effect on June 9.

Therefore, the production, import, export, distribution, consumption and possession of cannabis and hemp are now legal.

Nonetheless, cannabis oil extracts containing more than 0.2% THC are still considered a Category 5 substance and regulated by the kingdom’s narcotics laws.

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Oregon Police Seize 12,000 Marijuana Plants From Black-Market Marijuana Grows Site https://remedii.net/oregon-police-seize-12000-marijuana-plants-from-black-market-marijuana-grows-site/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 05:56:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/oregon-police-seize-12000-marijuana-plants-from-black-market-marijuana-grows-site/ Over 12,000 marijuana plants in 32 greenhouses were seized Thursday from a marijuana grow site in southern Oregon, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. A search warrant was served by detectives from the Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team as well as Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies at a rural property in Eagle Point around 6:45 […]]]>

Over 12,000 marijuana plants in 32 greenhouses were seized Thursday from a marijuana grow site in southern Oregon, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

A search warrant was served by detectives from the Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team as well as Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies at a rural property in Eagle Point around 6:45 a.m., officials said. in a press release.

The property contained the cannabis plants and 3,000 pounds of processed marijuana, sheriff’s officials said.

Seven workers at the site were detained, questioned and released, officials said.

The grow site had been under investigation for a month and there was no license for any type of cultivation, handling or processing of cannabis, according to the sheriff’s office.

A prime suspect has been identified, the sheriff’s office said.

There were seven workers at the site who were arrested and questioned, officials said.
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The Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team launched a month-long investigation, citing the lack of a license to grow cannabis.
The Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team launched a month-long investigation, citing the lack of a license to grow cannabis.
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County code enforcement citations totaling $67,000 were also issued for unapproved greenhouse structures, unapproved marijuana production and unauthorized electrical installations, the sheriff’s office said.

A total of $67,000 in citations was issued for unapproved greenhouse structures at the Southern Oregon marijuana grow site.
A total of $67,000 in citations was issued for unapproved greenhouse structures at the black market marijuana grow site.
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The statement also said that unauthorized use of well water for irrigation of commercial crops has been observed and is subject to civil and criminal penalties.

The Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team is a multi-agency Rogue Valley task force funded by a grant from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

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DEA reports significant increase in marijuana-related seizures and arrests https://remedii.net/dea-reports-significant-increase-in-marijuana-related-seizures-and-arrests/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:13:10 +0000 https://remedii.net/dea-reports-significant-increase-in-marijuana-related-seizures-and-arrests/ Federal law enforcement officers and their partners seized more than 5.5 million grown marijuana plants and made more than 6,600 marijuana-related arrests in 2021, according to annual data compiled by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. According to figures published in the DEA’s National Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program Statistical Report, agents and their partners confiscated approximately […]]]>

Federal law enforcement officers and their partners seized more than 5.5 million grown marijuana plants and made more than 6,600 marijuana-related arrests in 2021, according to annual data compiled by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

According to figures published in the DEA’s National Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program Statistical Report, agents and their partners confiscated approximately 5.53 million cultivated cannabis plants last year, an increase of 20 percent. compared to 2020 totals. Law enforcement also reported making 6,606 marijuana-related arrests, a 25% increase over the previous year’s totals (when officers reported 4,992 arrests ).

The totals are the highest reported by the agency since 2011, when it said it made about 8,500 marijuana-related arrests and seized some 6.7 million plants through its nationwide eradication program. Since then, annual arrests have generally been below 6,000 per year, while cannabis seizures fell to an all-time high in 2018 (when an estimated 2.8 million plants were confiscated).

Commenting on the data, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said, “At a time when the overwhelming majority of voters support legalization, and when more and more states – and even members of Congress – s are moving in this direction, it is troubling to see federal agents and their local partners reversing course and reinvigorating their marijuana law enforcement activities.

NORML Policy Director Morgan Fox added, “The fact that these prohibition efforts are growing — at great cost to the taxpayer — despite the growing momentum for legalization speaks to the failure of federal prohibition. and unnecessarily burdensome state regulatory policies. Lack of access to banking services and capital, high barriers to entry into legal cannabis markets, and exorbitant tax rates at all levels of government clearly hamper the ability of licensed cannabis businesses to compete with the unregulated market. The solutions to this situation are more than obvious at this point, and they do not involve law enforcement endangering themselves by dropping helicopters or carrying out armed raids. It is incumbent on policymakers to pursue evidence-based, market-driven, and justice-oriented policies to minimize unregulated cannabis activity, and they have never had a better opportunity to do so.

Federal agents and their local partners also reported the seizure of $103 million in assets in 2021 under the program, more than double the amount seized in 2020. The report also reported for the first time seizures of processed marijuana products, including THC oils and wax. , as well as seizures of infused edibles.

As in previous years, the overwhelming percentage of plant seizures (86%) and arrests (60%) nationwide occurred in California. Law enforcement also reported confiscating large amounts of cultivated plants in Kentucky (317,621) and Oklahoma (158,124).

DCE/SP began funding eradication programs in Hawaii and California in 1979, and has since expanded to nearly every state.

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ERTH Hemp Announces Rebranding to ERTH Wellness To Offer https://remedii.net/erth-hemp-announces-rebranding-to-erth-wellness-to-offer/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 19:09:19 +0000 https://remedii.net/erth-hemp-announces-rebranding-to-erth-wellness-to-offer/ Irvine, Calif., June 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Irvine, California, June 2022: ERTH Hemp will rebrand to ERTH Wellness to offer hemp-derived products more focused on health and well-being. The rebranding reflects the company’s growth as it has become a leading producer of essential products derived from the cannabis plant. Readers can learn more by […]]]>

Irvine, Calif., June 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Irvine, California, June 2022: ERTH Hemp will rebrand to ERTH Wellness to offer hemp-derived products more focused on health and well-being. The rebranding reflects the company’s growth as it has become a leading producer of essential products derived from the cannabis plant. Readers can learn more by visiting ERTH Hemp.

CBD-infused products are among the most requested products in the wellness industry. It’s one of the hottest trends in wellness right now, ranging from gummies to tinctures to creams. CBD products have proven to be an effective remedy for conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, stress and muscle aches, whether mental or physical. ERTH Wellness aims to refocus its product line on its specialty health and wellness products; the Delta-8 THC range, to help people suffering from common ailments.

Seed-to-sale manufacturer ERTH Wellness is one of the few vertically integrated companies in the cannabis industry. From seed propagation and growth to harvesting and extraction, every aspect of their production is controlled. In this product model, they have full control over their raw material costs, giving them the ability to offer competitive pricing to all customers, along with full transparency from start to finish. Having gained recognition in the industry, the company’s rebranding reflects its growth and expansion over the past few years.

“Using the insights we’ve gained over the past four years, we’re rethinking our product line and giving it a complete overhaul,” a company spokesperson said. “We want to share our knowledge of the benefits of hemp with the world. Knowing what is good for your health and well-being is liberating. Health decisions can be made more effectively when you know more about them. The company will change its name to ERTH Wellness and reinvent its product line to focus on the health and wellness aspects of CBD.

Since the company’s inception, it has grown to provide customers with a full range of CBD products aimed at improving health and well-being. According to ERTH Wellness, their CBD specialists offer high-quality CBD products designed with health and safety as a priority; “ERTH Wellness offers a diverse selection of Delta-8 THC products in its online cannabis store, whether you want to relieve pain or stress, improve mood or increase energy,” a spokesperson said. To learn more about their Delta-8 THC products, how they can help, and how to choose the best end product, readers can visit their page: https://erthhemp.com/collections/delta-8-disposable.

One of the most popular products is their HHC Gummies. In addition to HHC gummies, ERTH Wellness also offers other high quality HHC oil products, such as HHC vape cartridges, HHC broad spectrum oil, HHC vapes and HHC extract. CBD specialists aim to use the Delta-8 THC online store to help people find the right CBD for them. Readers can get more information on this by visiting their page: https://erthhemp.com/collections/hhc-gummies.

Over the past few years, the company’s growth has made it one of the leading suppliers of CBD products. In addition to gummies and disposable vapes, Delta-8 THC products include tinctures, capsules, and tinctures. Using these products offers a variety of ways to experience the benefits of Delta-8 THC, including pain relief, stress management, and improved sleep. According to the ERTH Wellness Team, they remain committed to their brand and believe the change represents the direction the company is taking.

To learn more about the benefits of CBD products and the many products that can help them along the way, readers can find full details of the services and resources available by visiting ERTH Wellness.

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]]> ‘They’re everywhere’: the endless battle to control noxious weeds in WA https://remedii.net/theyre-everywhere-the-endless-battle-to-control-noxious-weeds-in-wa/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 13:57:00 +0000 https://remedii.net/theyre-everywhere-the-endless-battle-to-control-noxious-weeds-in-wa/ MAPLE VALLEY — The banks of the Cedar River are lush and verdant. A patchwork rug of soft green biodiversity. Barely a few meters from the water’s edge, the species are abundant, the nomenclature suave: buttercup, foxglove, leopard’s scourge, nipple, forget-me-not, large-leaved avens, fringed cup, prickly. But there is an intruder in the middle. A […]]]>

MAPLE VALLEY — The banks of the Cedar River are lush and verdant. A patchwork rug of soft green biodiversity. Barely a few meters from the water’s edge, the species are abundant, the nomenclature suave: buttercup, foxglove, leopard’s scourge, nipple, forget-me-not, large-leaved avens, fringed cup, prickly.

But there is an intruder in the middle.

A strip of bright green, kidney-shaped veined leaves around a central stem, with rounded serrated edges. It’s early in the season, so they’re still short. But they have spread widely.

This is garlic mustard, a Washington State Class A noxious weed. Left to his own devices, he will take over this bank. It will spread like wildfire. He will win the battle for soil, for nutrients, for light, for space. It will release phytochemicals, disrupting the relationship between the roots of other plants and the beneficial fungi in the soil, making it even more difficult for other plants to grow.

Its seeds, which can survive 10 years, will spread further, carried on foot, by the wind, by flood waters.

It will smother the harmonious ecosystem that thrives here.

Washington has 38 species of Class A noxious weeds — invasive plant species that have taken hold in the state and, if left to spread, would threaten local crops, ecosystems and habitats. Washington has laws to control noxious weeds that were passed before Washington became a state. All but one county has its own noxious weed control chart to monitor new weeds and help limit their spread.

King County spends about $4 million a year trying to control these invasive plants as part of King County’s Noxious Weed Control Program.

Farmers, orchards and ranchers spend millions more trying to control noxious weeds, and they lose millions in potential production.

It’s a never-ending battle, not entirely pointless, but where victories are usually temporary and unrecognized, while losses are permanent and show up on every available inch of soil across the state.

“Unkillable Ghosts”

The story of the first weed declared in Washington is emblematic of the difficulty in controlling their spread.

Canada thistle, a weed with spindly purple flowers native to southeastern Europe, likely arrived in North America in the 1600s in a contaminated seed lot or in ship’s ballast.

It spread quickly. Its roots can spread up to 12 feet per year, each plant can produce up to 5,000 seeds, and the seeds can survive for 22 years. It creates dense clusters that crowd out native plants and crops.

In 1881, the Washington territorial government passed its first noxious weed law, in an attempt to control the spread of Canada thistle.

Today, 140 years later, Canada thistle is a Class C noxious weed in Washington. The lower class does not mean that it spreads slower or is less harmful than class A or class B weeds. On the contrary, it essentially means that the battle has been lost.

All noxious weeds are invasive and harmful. Class A weeds are still very limited in their spread, so to try and keep it that way they have the highest priority. Counties and private landowners are required by law to eradicate Class A weeds. Class B weeds are prevalent in some parts of the state, but still limited in others. The counties are trying to contain them. Class C weeds are everywhere.

“It’s counterintuitive, you see, ‘Oh my God, they’re everywhere, we have to do something,'” said Janet Spingath, the Western Washington representative on the Noxious Weed Control Board of the ‘State. “We would like to eradicate them, but it’s just not possible.”

The board updates the state’s noxious weed list annually, with public input, scientific review, debate and voting. There are currently 155 state-designated noxious weeds in all three classes.

Some are tasty. The blackberry bushes blocking the path with an impenetrable thicket of thorns? Harmful weed.

Some are pretty. The Scotch broom, lighting up highway hills with fiery yellow flowers? Harmful weed.

Some are majestic. English ivy elegantly but ominously engulfing this brick house? Harmful weed.

Some conjure up images of vernal tranquility. Fragrant water lilies, white daisy, common fennel. Noxious weeds, noxious weeds, noxious weeds.

All are invasive. All pose an economic or environmental hazard if allowed to spread too widely.

Scotch broom, with its bright yellow sweet pea-shaped flowers, forms dense stands of brush. It outgrows young trees and can be poisonous to livestock. In 2017, the state estimated it as the second costliest noxious weed in Washington, with the potential to cause $143 million in annual agricultural and timber losses if allowed to spread unabated. It is a class B weed and is prevalent throughout western Washington.

Each plant produces thousands of seeds and each seed can remain viable for decades. Once it has a foothold, it is terribly difficult to move it.

“I tell people, if you have it, your kids will have it,” said Sayward Glise, a noxious weed specialist for King County.

The costliest estimated noxious weed, with a potential of $149 million in annual losses, is skeleton rush, a wiry, branching plant with small, yellow daisy flowers. It is widespread in eastern Washington, where it threatens wheat, potato and hay crops.

But there are also successes.

Kudzu, the so-called “vine that ate the south,” was discovered in Clark County in 2005 as a five-alarm fire in the noxious weed community.

“Everyone was like, ‘Noooooo’,” Glise said.

Kudzu can grow up to a foot a day, notoriously gobbling up parked cars and knocking down power lines. And, as the climate warms, Washington only to become more hospitable.

“Green, senseless, unkillable ghosts”, poet James Dickey writing from the vine. “In Georgia, the legend says / That you have to close your windows / At night so that he doesn’t come into the house.”

But in Clark County it was quickly controlled with herbicides, eradicated and has not been reported in Washington since.

It remains a class A weed.

“If something is only in one place, it just pops up, we’re going to make that the top priority because we probably have a good chance of not letting it spread in the state,” Spingath said.

It’s Sisyphus

For Glise, noxious weeds have a way of creeping in even in her non-working hours.

During a trip to New York, she went for a walk in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, the urban oasis designed 150 years ago by Olmsted. Oh oh, she thought, there’s a square of garlic mustard.

A friend told him he was planning to honeymoon on the Raging River, a tributary of the Snoqualmie.

“I was like, ‘Don’t go, there’s knotweed everywhere,'” she said.

Glise leads a nine-person shoreline crew from King County, scanning the banks of the Lower Cedar, Upper Snoqualmie, Green, Duwamish, and South Fork of the Skykomish Rivers.

They fan out in a search-and-rescue-style grid, eyes downcast, scanning the natural mosaic for leaves that don’t belong. On these King County shores, they primarily seek out garlic mustard (in spring and early summer) and Japanese knotweed (later in the season).

They carry spray bottles of imazapyr, a bright blue chemical herbicide. Imazapyr works by blocking the production of a necessary plant enzyme, which is not found in animals. We think it is relatively low risk. Yet it is a herbicide. The team must weigh the risks of its use against the damage caused by the proliferation of garlic mustard or the potential erosion caused by digging large sections of bank.

“The herbicide may be the softest tool in the toolbox,” Glise said. “We try to disturb the environment as little as possible.”

If the plants are still young, they will receive a spray of herbicide; if they go up (produce seeds), they should be pulled by hand and put in a garbage bag.

The team will map where they went and what they found in the smartphone apps, both so they don’t duplicate their efforts and so they can check for trouble spots in future years.

Just over a kilometer downstream from where the team is working, Glise shows the opposite shore, a bucolic scene: willow trees, a rocky beach, gently flowing water.

Ten years ago, everything was just knotweed.

The team will travel 150 miles of river this year, arriving at hard-to-reach spots by inflatable kayak.

Since the weed control program began researching garlic mustard in 2000, the total area of ​​the weed has been reduced by 64 percent, according to the county. most recent annual report.

But it’s Sisyphus.

In 2010, there were 242 active garlic mustard sites in the county. In 2020, there were 590.

“People always say, ‘When will the knotweed be gone? Said Glise. “When will the garlic mustard be gone?” she pauses. She shrugs.

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