Topic: October 23, 2018

House of Leaves scores with customers

House of Leaves was among the earliest cannabis shops to open in Ashland after voters ended prohibition of the long-popular plant. It does business in a converted house on North Main Street, and it merchandises just about anything you could ask for in a very small space, with a knowledgeable and easygoing staff. While some shops seek to overcome pot’s long illicit history with sparkling clean environments that look like pharmacies, House of Leaves just keeps being what it is, kind of like your local mom-and-pop shop but for weed. “We sell everything — bud, smokable, vape, cartridge, edibles, gummies,

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Cannabis may be a gateway to an opiate solution

Every other time you pick up the paper, it seems, you read the grim statistics of the opioid epidemic. The latest was research that showed 1.5 percent of all American deaths in 2016 were caused by opioids, which was worse than the casualty rate of Americans in the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War, which had a rate of slightly less than 1 percent. Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 64,070 people died from drug overdoses in 2016, a 21 percent increase over the year before. Approximately three-fourths of all drug overdose deaths are now

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Green goes silver

Seniors are discovering — or rediscovering in many cases — the benefits of cannabis usage. Crystal Plotner, general manager and co-owner of local dispensary Pharm to Table, is experiencing the senior boom firsthand. She has crunched the numbers at Pharm to Table and says use among seniors has more than doubled at her dispensary, going from 4.5 percent of customers in January 2017 to almost 11 percent in May 2018. “Lots of times seniors may come in for ointments, then move to CBD, and then to edibles.” To meet this demand and take advantage of the trend, her dispensary now

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LEDs help to green up the green rush

Look around and it’s impossible not to notice that we are in the middle of the Green Rush. And with it has come a surge in LED grow-light technology. Light emitting diodes are everywhere now — from homes to cars — and the technology has been embraced by many in the agriculture industry. If you’re thinking about growing your own, you may consider using LED grow lights to enhance your products and yield. How do LED grow lights help the environment? The biggest environmental benefit is that they use less power, thus reducing the load on electric power plants, which

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