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Feast Magazine: 5 most popular types of cannabis edibles

By Feast Magazine on Nov 23, 2021 9:05:08 AM

Interested in learning more about edibles? Here’s the buzz on this popular way for medical marijuana patients to consume cannabis.

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Press Release:  CLOVR Brings Seasonal Flavors to Missouri Market

By Tracy Polansky on Nov 1, 2021 11:55:30 AM

Kansas City, MO (October 29, 2021) CLOVR announced the launch of seasonal products hitting dispensaries in the next week through partnerships with Robhots, and Christopher Elbow.

Robhot’s delicious Apple Pie Gummies are spiced with cinnamon and sugar, reminiscent of homemade Apple Pie. You get a delicious bite without the heavy feeling. This Apple Pie is Seasonal and only available in October while supplies last . These are infused with distillate, avoiding any hashy aftertaste, just a clean edible feeling for Missouri medical patients.

Also seasonal – Christopher Elbow pumpkin spice bonbons. The Clovr-Elbow partnership continues to be a strong one – responding to the trend within the medical cannabis space for high-quality and highly appetizing edibles for patients who prefer not to inhale smoke. These chocolate bars are created with meticulously sourced, high-quality ingredients. Luxurious TCHO and Valrhona chocolate is infused with THC distillate and combined by hand with non-chocolate ingredients like nuts and spices and these new fall flavors are no different. Each bonbon is portioned for easy and consistent dosing.

“Creating natural, authentic flavors, made with the highest quality cannabis and ingredients has always been our mission,” says Josh Mitchem CEO of Clovr. “These new products align with that promise, and offer our customers the luxury of indulging in great tasting, high quality cannabis for medical needs without any sacrifice in quality or flavor.”

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KC Inno: KC’s Clovr, Christopher Elbow team up to craft cannabis-infused chocolate

By KC Inno on Oct 28, 2021 4:56:41 PM

A new cannabis-infused product manufacturer sealed a sweet collaboration with Christopher Elbow Chocolates.

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Greenway: CLOVR partners to celebrate Missouri’s budtenders

By CLOVR Marketing Team on Sep 30, 2021 9:20:16 AM

CLOVR is one of the state’s biggest manufacturing brands in the cannabis space.

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Press Release: CLOVR Brings Care by Design Products to Missouri Patients

By Tracy Polansky on Sep 21, 2021 10:39:05 AM

Kansas City, MO (September 20, 2021) CLOVR announced the partnership with California-based manufacturer Care by Design, to introduce a new line of medical marijuana topicals, tinctures, and soft gels for Missouri medical cannabis dispensaries across the state beginning September 20, 2021.

The CLOVR and Care by Design partnership responds to the patient demand of having a purely medical method to medicate without the calories and sugar in edibles or the inhalation of smokeable products. This partnership will bring a new line of CBD and THC ratio products launching with 1:1 and 2:1, and 4:1 CBD:THC ratios with plans to expand to 8:1 and 18:1 products. Care by Design’s ratio products allow Missouri patients to choose a combination of the cannabinoids Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) that best fits their ailment in a discreet and effective method.

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Feast Magazine: Gourmet Chocolates Enter the Cannabis Game in Missouri

By Feast Magazine on Sep 15, 2021 9:57:06 AM

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In Kansas City: Christopher Elbow and Clovr Create a High-End Chocolate Brand, Emphasis on High

By CLOVR Marketing Team on Aug 5, 2021 9:52:35 AM

Last year, Kansas City-based Clovr began creating quality cannabis products for Missouri’s medical marijuana patients—everything from gummies and vape pens to concentrates and beverages. One thing that was missing in their cannabis-infused collection was chocolate. And Clovr didn’t want to feature any chocolatier, they wanted Christopher Elbow to helm their efforts.

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Medical Marijuana & Cancer Treatment:  an Insider's Perspective

By MK Thom on Jul 12, 2021 1:26:00 PM

Marijuana and medical treatments - particularly cancer treatments - have traditionally been more dichotomous than homogeneous.  This is all changing with the widespread acceptance of marijuana for medicinal purposes.  We recently had the opportunity to hear from Cole Keeley, a Colorado-based chemo compounder who works in a cancer treatment center.  

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A Brief History of NORML

By MK Thom on Jun 30, 2021 12:06:00 PM

Marijuana is more widely accepted than ever before. Now it may seem like these changes were inevitable, but the path has been anything but straightforward. NORML (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) has been instrumental in forging that path, helping make cannabis an almost normal part of life in many parts of the U.S.

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More Healthy Snacks for the Munchies - Part 2

By MK Thom on Jun 24, 2021 12:05:00 PM

We loved sharing our favorite healthy snacks for when the munchies take hold that we wanted to share more! With summer here and more time being spent outside, cool refreshing snacks are great for the hot weather and to help with the munchies. Don’t be the one sitting down eating an entire bag of chips - take some of these quick, easy snacks with you on your summer excursions or whenever!

Just remember that even though these are low-cal you should still eat in moderation and get plenty of exercise, water and sleep. OK, enough mom-talk here are some of our favorite munchies-friendly treats!

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Covid 19 and the MJ Industry - Here & Nationally

By MK Thom on Jun 22, 2021 11:54:00 AM

Across the country and the world, everyone felt the pressure from Covid 19. The massive effort to save lives by slowing the spread of the virus changed how we lived, worked and socialized - the "new normal".  Like most companies, 2020 brought about a strange, uncertain world. But nevertheless, there was a massive increase in cannabis sales.  Several states designated cannabis dispensaries as “essential” businesses. The industry was praised for efforts to fight the spread of Covid 19, earning support from Congress. And the virus brought about changes in how marijuana-based companies did business.

With so much uncertainty for businesses in the year 2020, what a relief it was to see the cannabis industry growing!

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Marijuana and Meditation

By MK Thom on Jun 18, 2021 11:45:54 AM

Meditation is awesome. If you haven't tried it - you really should!  Fortunately, more and more people are learning about the benefits of regular practice, taking time to get quiet and relax the mind. The practice has tripled among adults in recent years. And there’s data to show its effectiveness in supporting both mental and physical health. If you love cannabis, chances are good that you’ll also love meditation. Marijuana and meditation are a natural combination, with the benefits of each enhancing the other.


It is all too easy to lose yourself in the world’s fast pace. Legitimate preoccupations that derive from making a living and caring for families can put our minds out on a limb. You can feel like you’re balancing in a precarious state where it’s hard to think, concentrate, or truly perceive yourself and what will bring you happiness. Negative thinking and overthinking can be pits that we fall into all too easily. Having a phone with you every minute, constantly reminding you of what needs to get done or of stressful current events can really derail us in our quest for inner peace.

Meditation is a way to slow down, quiet the mind and allow yourself to find an inner fount of silence. It’s a way to reintroduce yourself to your essential self. This reconnection can be a wellspring of joy and energy, inspiring better relationships and more creativity. The physical and mental benefits of mindfulness have been sung from our culture’s rooftops – and it sounds like the balm that can soothe the nation’s wounds. But it is only by setting aside cultural demands and the imperatives of modern life that we can realize the full benefits of meditation.

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Turning Things Around – How to Approach Unexpected Paranoia

By MK Thom on May 21, 2021 3:00:00 PM

Sometimes it happens to the best of us. What you had anticipated to the be the finest of times – partaking of some marijuana – could leave you with a dark, dreadful feeling of paranoia.

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Movements in Missouri Marijuana

By MK Thom on May 20, 2021 5:58:00 PM

Medical marijuana was approved by the state’s voters back in 2018. Last year, there was an effort to again change Missouri’s state constitution to allow for the use of recreational marijuana, which would have mirrored the push for medical marijuana. Volunteers had begun gathering the signatures needed to bring the measure to the ballot - but then Covid 19 shut down the efforts.

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Former Restaurant Employees Now Call CLOVR Home

By CLOVR Marketing Team on May 19, 2021 12:57:05 PM

It's been a year since the worldwide pandemic changed all of our lives. One of the industries that felt the hit the hardest is the restaurant industry. Now that restaurants are reopening and people feel comfortable dining in public again, restaurant owners and managers are finding it difficult to fill open positions. 

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Interview With a Long-Time User (Part 2)

By MK Thom on May 18, 2021 3:30:00 PM

Continued from our previous post 'Interview With a Long-Time User Part 1', here is the conclusion to the interview from a potential MMJ user to a three-decade-plus user ...

  • The next question is -- Do a lot of people get obsessed about something like running or learning to play the piano?

Everybody is different. I would say it's far more likely that people would get obsessive about running or playing piano or something like that once they start doing marijuana. You will find that it is conducive to doing a variety of different things. Everybody's body reacts a little bit differently.

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Interview With a Long-Time User (Part 1)

By MK Thom on May 4, 2021 3:00:00 PM

With medical marijuana being somewhat new in Missouri, there’s no doubt a lot of questions from new or inexperienced users. I recently talked with a friend of mine who has never used marijuana and is considering talking to a medical marijuana doctor to address some issues they are experiencing.

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Pot and Paranoia – Just Don’t Worry

By MK Thom on Apr 28, 2021 3:00:00 PM

There is a lot of expectation with the use of marijuana. Some people are after that “Wizard of Oz” feeling when the screen changes from black and white to color. Some just want to wind down and relax at the end of a hard day. Others wish to locate new sources of creativity within themselves.

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Cannabis  Storage Tips for the New User

By MK Thom on Apr 2, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Now that you’re a bona-fide medical marijuana patient and you have your new card and have procured your first batches of medicine, an important part to know is how to store your cannabis.  There are several factors that can hamper the quality - and therefore the effectiveness - of your medicine.  Cannabis that dries out can lose some of  its potency.  Cannabis that is too moist can get moldy and also lose potency (not to mention acquire a stinky smell!).  And let’s face it -cannabis has a strong odor, so knowing how to store it so it doesn’t smell up your whole house is also something new to know.  

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Terpenes in Edibles & the Entourage Effect

By MK Thom on Mar 29, 2021 11:38:27 AM

Terpenes are the new buzz word in the marijuana industry, almost like what CBD was eight-or-so years ago. As more and more states - and soon, hopefully, the federal government - give the thumbs-up to medical marijuana, there are a growing number of studies into the minute components of marijuana. What researchers and enthusiasts are finding is that terpenes are an important part of the plant, giving cannabis its unique smell but also aiding in some of the better-known physiological effects of marijuana. 

 

With all the buzz around terpenes, most folks know that they are what give marijuana their aroma and taste. One ‘terpene profile’ (or unique combination of the hundred-plus terpenes out there) can give a marijuana strain its earthy, woody aroma, while another terpene profile might give a fruity, sweet flavor. But as As marijuana growers and product manufacturers are tweaking the finished product, discussions are popping up about the more subtle effects terpenes can have on medical marijuana, specifically edibles. 

 

Terpenes: more than just a tasty additive 

We know more about terpenes in general now thanks to the research that is going into the marijuana.  But what we are learning more and more about terpenes in regards to marijuana is how the entourage effect impact feelings that marijuana creates. First it was just THC that was all the rage, then people started to see that THC combined with CBD will give a whole new range of effects. Now we are learning that terpenes play an equally important role in the benefits of cannabis. 

Especially in edibles, we are learning that the varying amounts of terpenes - and more specifically, the terpene profile - can enhance cannabis' effect. A balanced amount of myrcene and limonene, for example, can help with the uplifting feeling from certain strains (like Fire OG), while a combination of myrcene and linalool can help keep the anxious feelings of some stronger strains (like some Kush strains) at bay. 

      
 

But I heard through the grapevine … 

But what about the actual process of making the edibles? What about the processing and, especially, the heating up of all the ingredients? Won’t the high heat essentially burn off the terpenes? 

 

Yes and no. 

Since components in marijuana - and all plants - have a boiling point where chemical breakdown occurs, care obviously must be taken in making edibles. The widely accepted boiling point of THC is around 300-315 degrees Fahrenheit; this is around the same temperature range as most terpenes - though some have boiling points much higher than that. As long as product manufacturers do not exceed 300 degrees Fahrenheit (we went on the lower end of the range, just to be safe), then the terpenes will not break down or burn off. Adding terpenes (and other ingredients) at the end of the heating process can further safeguard them from boiling away. 

      
So to answer the question: does the heating process during the marijuana product manufacturing kill off any effects terpenes might have? Yes, but only if you really turn up the heat. Keep the heat under 300 or, to be doubly safe: keep it under 250 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Evaporation? 

Great, you can keep terpenes' contribution to the entourage effect going by just keeping the heat down when making edibles. But since terpenes are liquids, won’t the simple process of evaporation take away some of their wonder? Again, yes and no - and it depends on the manufacturer. 
 
If terpenes are infused into a distillate and then added to the edible mixture, there is no (or very little) exposure to air, which is what triggers the evaporation process. As long as the terpenes are not out in the open air, uncovered edible makers should be OK. 

 

Read our blog post, ‘What are Terpenes’ to learn more. 

Everything’s a process 

Keep in mind that everything is a process and all processes will take a certain toll on any ingredient - for marijuana edibles and really, with any food. Ingestion, digestion and assimilation are processes that can have an effect on the potency of any edible. If you vape, the process of heating the herb until it’s vaporized will have an effect on potency. Combusting and inhaling the smoke into the lungs to get into the bloodstream will also have an effect. Sublingual tinctures will deliver the components almost directly to the bloodstream.  
 
What marijuana product manufacturers are trying to do is minimize the number of processes the plant goes through before the final edible product gets to the human body and its process to get the components to our bloodstreams. 

 

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Healthy Snacks for the Munchies - Part 1

By MK Thom on Mar 18, 2021 10:46:00 AM

Long-using cannabis users know all too well what new users are likely figuring out: you can get some serious munchies when partaking! I personally have noticed increased munchies when using edibles. No matter what, chances are you’ve experienced an accelerated appetite when using marijuana.

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CBD and Pets

By MK Thom on Mar 2, 2021 2:26:57 PM

The trend of using medical marijuana is rapidly increasing as more states legalize medical and recreational usage. But what about using marijuana in the comfort of your home? Is it safe for pets? The marijuana that you use - whether medical or recreational - should not be given to your pets. First, they are more susceptible to cannabis than humans. But more because there are specific products made especially for our four-legged friends.

Many CBD product manufacturing companies are introducing their range of CBD products for pets which contain no harmful ingredient that could produce adverse effects on your dog's health. Read on to find what conditions can be treated with CBD and how you can manage to give CBD to your pet in an appropriate dosage amount.

Note: THC is not good for pets; only use CBD-rich products for your pets.

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Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke

By MK Thom on Feb 28, 2021 12:30:00 PM

We’re all familiar with the term ‘second-hand smoke’ and as it relates to cigarettes we all also know about the dangers and risks second-hand smoke is. But what about second-hand marijuana smoke or a ‘contact high’? What are the dangers and risks associated with this type of exhaled smoke? As medical and recreational marijuana become legal in more states and there are more and more new users, people might be wondering what effect MJ usage has on those around us. If a medical marijuana patient choses smoke a joint as their preferred intake method, what effect will this second hand smoke have on their non-MMJ co-habitant(s)? If a recreational user vapes around their non-partaking friend who, say … might be having a work screening drug test in the next few days, will they test positive for marijuana use and potentially not get the job?

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Marijuana and Female Health

By MK Thom on Feb 24, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Today, medical marijuana (MMJ) and women’s health go side-by-side as more and more women are recognizing the female-related health and wellness benefits of cannabis.  Most people are familiar with MMJ for pain relief, to help with seizure patients, its benefits for mental conditions like ADHD and even some new promising discoveries with Alzheimer's.  But for the ladies, it’s conditions like  insomnia, anxiety, menstrual issues and even menopause that they/we find particularly exciting.   

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5 Common Mistakes New Marijuana Users Make

By MK Thom on Feb 18, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Now that medical marijuana (MMJ) is in full-swing in Missouri and many folks have already started getting their cannabis treatments, there are some things that new users tend to do incorrectly. These are common mistakes for any new user - recreational or medical - and can hinder the amazing benefits of the cannabis. Here is a list of the 5 most common mistakes we’ve found from new users …

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Proposed Changes to Missouri’s Marijuana Laws

By MK Thom on Feb 1, 2021 4:20:00 PM

... as of January 2021

Since becoming a law in 2018, Marijuana in Missouri has come a long way in a short time.  Even before dispensaries starter opening their doors in October 2020, marijuana advocacy groups and state lawmakers had already been advocating for a change to the law that would, among other things (that will be outlined in this post)  legalize the adult recreational use of cannabis in the state.  A bill to legalize recreational marijuana was filed in the spring of 2020 that never made it out of the filing stage (primarily because of the corona crisis where getting the required number of signatures to move it along, was nearly impossible with pretty much the whole world on lockdown) but another bill was filed by MO republican representative, Shamed Dogan, on December 21 that looks like it might get some traction.

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5 Ways to Eliminate Cannabis Smell in Your Home

By MK Thom on Jan 26, 2021 4:20:00 PM

Cannabis is a fantastic medicine with many positive benefits for the body that's slowly becoming realized in more places globally. Being in a state that has legalized medical marijuana, we all know it’s perfectly safe and is often used recreationally to help people relax . (Stay tuned on that front: there is a push to open recreational usage in Missouri!) Marijuana also has plenty of uses in the medical world, such as reducing chronic pain and relieving nausea in cancer patients.

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A Senior's Guide to Medical Marijuana

By MK Thom on Jan 19, 2021 12:48:22 PM

Studies and surveys are revealing more and more seniors are turning to marijuana.  Some are probably turning to it to make their gold years more enjoyable, but it’s more likely most of them are considering the herb after hearing the wide range of medicinal applications for ailments that seniors are more susceptible to.  Alzheimer’s, diabetes, joint issues, arthritis, chronic pain, insomnia … these commonly known conditions show up more frequently in seniors because, well age.  

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History Made as Missouri’s First Edibles Hit Dispensaries this Week

By Mavis Cowley on Dec 29, 2020 7:04:09 PM

Kansas City – CLOVR announced today that medical marijuana edibles will be in every dispensary across Missouri by the end of this week.

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Marijuana Business Daily:  Medical cannabis edibles production set to launch in Missouri

By Marijuana Business Daily on Dec 8, 2020 2:09:45 PM



One of the newest medical cannabis markets to launch – Missouri – has yet to see dispensaries stock their shelves with edibles, but that will change in a matter of weeks when the state’s first licensed edibles maker begins production.

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41 Action News KSHB: In the weeds: Clovr Cannabis shares how edibles, oils are made

By 41 Action News on Dec 8, 2020 2:01:59 PM

 
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The Pitch: KC medical marijuana company Clovr is first in MO to make edibles

By The Pitch on Dec 8, 2020 1:55:59 PM



Clovr is taking the marijuana industry to a new level in Missouri. The medical marijuana company is the first in the state to receive approval to manufacture marijuana-infused products. They will be creating marijuana-infused sodas, gummies, concentrates, vape pens, pre-rolled joints, and extracts. They will also be partnering with Christopher Elbow to release gourmet chocolate edibles.

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KC Star:  Soda, gummies and Elbow chocolates: KC plant makes Missouri’s first marijuana edibles

By Kevin Hardy - KC Star on Dec 8, 2020 1:43:54 PM

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CLOVR is Missouri's First Medical Marijuana Manufacturer Granted Approval to Operate

By Mavis Cowley on Dec 3, 2020 11:39:52 AM

December 3, 2020 (Kansas City, Missouri) A Kansas City-based medical marijuana manufacturer, CLOVR, is the first in the state of Missouri to receive approval for operation by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). CLOVR passed a series of required inspections including security, health, and operating procedures to gain the approval of the state. CLOVR was awarded two manufacturing licenses in the Kansas City area. Clovr President, David Odell speaks about the commencement process:

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Clovr and Robhots join forces to bring award-winning gummies to Missouri dispensaries

By Mavis Cowley on Oct 31, 2020 10:00:00 AM

CLOVR announced today a new partnership with Colorado-based cannabis edibles producer, Robhots, to bring their top-selling gelatin-based edibles to Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Does Cannabis Affect Dreams? How and Why?

By Rio Kaplan on Oct 21, 2020 1:33:00 PM

Sleep is something that humans can’t live without, yet it can also be truly elusive. According to the sleep foundation, one in three people suffer from some level of insomnia. Chronic insomnia comes with a laundry list of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, increased obesity, depression, weakened immunity, and it is even linked to Alzheimer’s disease. While there is no shortage of over the counter sleep medications, many prefer a more natural remedy. Cannabis is famous for its calming, pain-relieving, and sedative effects. Among the most beautiful things about the cannabis plant is that it has the ability to lift you up with Sativa strains and calm you down with Indica dominant strains. Many consumers of cannabis use it as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical sleep aids, and for good reason. Among those are people who choose not to dream as a result of PTSD or general night terrors. Regardless of the reasons, cannabis has a profound effect on both the ability to sleep and to dream. 

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We Received our TCO

By Mavis Cowley on Oct 13, 2020 3:54:05 PM

So what does that mean?

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Is Cannabis Addictive?

By Rio Kaplan on Oct 13, 2020 10:49:00 AM

The question of whether or not cannabis is addictive is one that has been at the forefront of society since the days of Reefer Madness and other anti-cannabis propaganda. The level of villainy placed on marijuana is almost comical in its accuracy. There is nothing comical however in the numerous people who have faced charges for nonviolent marijuana-related crimes. It should go without saying that cannabis is nothing like the horrible drug it was painted to be so many years ago. This beautiful plant continues to help many people treat conditions where other medications have fallen short. As much as it has been proven that cannabis is anything but what a schedule one narcotic represents, there are still those who believe that cannabis is highly addictive. This is a debate that is difficult to tackle because of how people view addiction and habitual behavior, so it isn’t as cut and dry as we would hope. 

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Clovr Teams with Christopher Elbow to Transform Medical Marijuana Edibles

By MK Thom on Oct 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM



CLOVR Cannabis today announced the partnership with renowned chocolatier, Christopher Elbow, to create a new line of medical marijuana (“MMJ”) edibles for statewide medical cannabis dispensaries.

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How to shop at a dispensary

By Rio Kaplan on Aug 28, 2020 11:41:00 AM

 

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What is the difference between Hemp and Cannabis

By Rio Kaplan on Aug 21, 2020 10:07:00 AM

The cannabis industry seems like it's been exploding with each state that passes laws that legalize medical or recreational marijuana. This has provided millions of people access to cannabis medicine though marijuana is still federally illegal and considered a schedule one narcotic. To add to the wave of the booming cannabis industry, the 2018 farm bill made industrial hemp federally legal. While these advancements are positive, we are still feeling the growing pains of the slow legalization of hemp and marijuana. The uneven legal landscape paired with the advancing industry have led to confusion regarding the differences between hemp and regulated cannabis.

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How to Choose Your Perfect Flower Strain

By Rio Kaplan on Jul 29, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 

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THC Tolerance breaks

By Rio Kaplan on Jul 20, 2020 4:40:00 PM

Do you ever get to a point in your marijuana journey where you just can’t get enough THC in your system? Maybe you’ve been chasing the experiences you had when you first started smoking. Or maybe the experience of consuming cannabis has just become stale and mundane. We’re talking about tolerance. Tolerance to cannabis can creep up on you and suddenly you feel like you have to consume so much more than you used to, and even then the experience is lackluster. This can be both frustrating and expensive. Do not fret, my stoner friends. With a little willpower and patience, your tolerance can be broken down and the experience of consuming cannabis will be a whole new level of fun. 

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What is a Marijuana Strain?

By Rio Kaplan on Jul 16, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 

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Happy 710 - What is it and How do you celebrate?

By Rio Kaplan on Jul 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

 

It’s July 10th, and seasoned stoners all over the globe are preparing to celebrate the recent holiday of 710. Many cannabis consumers don’t know the importance of 7/10 or even that it is a day of celebration at all.  Before 7/10 was embraced by the cannabis community, there was the joke of a woman who walked into the mechanic’s shop asking for a 710 cap. The mechanics were clearly confused and asked what she was talking about. They asked where it was. To which the woman replied, “It’s right on top of the engine. It’s been on every car I’ve had.” They asked how big it was, and she made a circle with her hands about three inches in diameter. After a few minutes of failing to explain the mysterious 710 cap, the woman finally drew it on a piece of paper. She drew a circle with the numbers 710 in the middle. The mechanic on the other side of the counter erupted in laughter because the woman had been referring to the “OIL” cap the entire time. July 10th or 7/10 is a play on OIL upside down and is a cannabis-related holiday devoted to celebrating cannabis oils or concentrates

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Flora Farms Announces Supply Partnership with CLOVR

By Mavis Cowley on Jul 9, 2020 10:06:12 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5th, 2020
Matthan Black
Flora Farms
(479) 366-8580
matthanblack@florafarmsmo.com

Flora Farms Announces Supply Partnership with CLOVR
Agreement sets groups as leaders in the new Missouri Cannabis Industry

[Humansville, Missouri]: Cannabis cultivator, Flora Farms, a BD Health venture, today
announced a new supply partnership with local cannabis-infused product manufacturer,
CLOVR. This partnership ensures that Missouri’s medical marijuana patients have
consistent access to cannabis-infused products when dispensaries open later this year.

“We’re thrilled to be doing business with CLOVR. The people of Missouri deserve
access to the trusted brands and recipes they represent.” says Mark Hendren, Chief
Operating Officer at Flora Farms. “We believe this partnership will benefit everyone
involved in the Missouri medical marijuana industry, most of all, the patients.”

Flora Farms’ state-of-the-art, closed loop, indoor grow facility in Humansville is set to
produce half of the medical marijuana sold in the first year of Missouri’s new Medical
Marijuana program. Their partnership with CLOVR ensures that the state’s medical
patients aren’t left wanting for a variety of products.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Flora Farms. Through this process the
team at Flora Farms have proven to be intelligent, trustworthy, and easy to work with.
We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship together. We are especially
pumped to pair their quality cannabis with our one-of-a-kind edibles and concentrates to
provide much needed relief to the wonderful patients of the Show-Me-State” says Josh
Mitchem, CEO at CLOVR, “Securing and maintaining enough flower supply helps lockin
our timeline of providing products to dispensaries, thus getting them into the hands of
patients quicker”.

This new partnership will grant the patients of Missouri consistent access to high-quality
infused products in an initially volatile market while giving CLOVR the ability to produce
a wider variety of cannabis-infused products from the start.

About Flora Farms: The largest medical marijuana cultivator in Missouri, Flora Farms
is dedicated to supplying Missouri’s patients with high-quality cannabis to manage their
medical issues and the symptoms that accompany them. Whether it’s chronic pain or
PTSD, we’re here to help our patients live healthier, happier lives free from painful side
effects. Whether at our cultivation facility or dispensaries, Flora Farms is committed to
the health and safety of its customers and have made it their mission to be the number
one provider of Medical Marijuana in Missouri.

About CLOVR: Headquartered in Kansas City, Clovr is a cannabis-infused product
manufacturer that believes in safe, consistent, and quality cannabis products for
Missouri's medical marijuana patients. As the extractor, infuser, and wholesaler of our
own products, we can ensure patients are getting exactly what they are reading on the
label - no funny business.

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Clovr Cannabis teams with Keef Brands to bring marijuana-infused beverages to Missouri

By MK Thom on Jul 2, 2020 1:00:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE
DATE: July 2, 2020

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Introduction to Medical Marijuana Tinctures

By MK Thom on Jun 1, 2020 1:09:00 PM

If the word “tincture” has an old-time ring to it, it’s because this type of herbal remedy has been around for millennia dating back to ancient Egypt when people would extract the essences of herbs into alcohol for therapeutic purposes.  Today, though the tinctures most are familiar with are either the cannabis-extracted liquids of the 19th and early 20th centuries, or the current medical marijuana (MMJ) product that has been gaining popularity.  The renewed and growing popularity is also not surprising as tinctures are easy to use, easy to adjust dosages, effective and fast-acting - making them a good starting point for new medical or recreational users.

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How Medical Marijuana Ratios Work

By MK Thom on May 25, 2020 12:46:00 PM

Medical marijuana has come a long way from the two simple strains of indica and sativa.  With the expanding application of medical cannabis for a wide array of ailments, so are the different ways you can take it and the different quantities.  From edibles to oils to gummies and treats to tinctures and even the dry herb itself - it can be overwhelming to a new medical marijuana patient and even to a longtime user.  Throw in the ratios and numbers now featured on most packaging and it can all seem like a lot to take in, but don’t worry.

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Cannabis Dosage Through Titration and Micro-dosing

By MK Thom on May 22, 2020 11:21:15 AM

The science and art of medical cannabis

While the cultivation, production and manufacturing of medical marijuana (“MMJ”) products are becoming a finely-tuned science, the dosage for patients is much more of an art.  Despite the numerous studies confirming successful applications of medical marijuana, there is no “recommended dosage” for any one patient.  The science side of medical cannabis has revealed which cannabis compound - or “cannabinoid” like THC, CBD and THCA - works best for each general condition, but exactly how much of each compound and the dosage schedule is unique to each person.  Just as our bodies and the different problems affecting it are unique, the dosage profile of each person is highly individual too. 

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What is Synthetic Cannabis and Why You Should Avoid It

By Rio Kaplan on May 14, 2020 1:15:00 PM

Smoke shops, gas stations, head shops, and countless websites sell synthetic cannabis. This marijuana impostor is prevalent in states where marijuana is still completely illegal. It is primarily consumed by young adults and people who are regularly drug tested. At first glance, this may seem like a legal and safe substitute for real marijuana, but it is anything but safe. Before we get into why synthetic cannabis is dangerous, it's important to differentiate synthetic cannabis from the drug Marinol. Marinol is a FDA approved pharmaceutical drug intended to treat symptoms such as nausea and lack of appetite. It is often prescribed to patients as an alternative to cannabis. Products such as K2 and Spice are the types of products that are not FDA approved and have a list of dangerous and potentially deadly side effects. 

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Understanding Trichomes

By Rio Kaplan on May 12, 2020 11:50:00 AM

The foundation of cannabis is undoubtedly scientific and the language of modern cannabis has become far more technical in recent years. It can be intimidating to those embarking on their cannabis journey. One of the big buzzwords surrounding cannabis is “trichomes”. The trichome is a crucial part of the pot plant. Some may even argue that it’s the sole reason for growing marijuana in the first place. They are a large part of what makes cannabis pleasing to the eye and the soul. Trichomes may seem complicated based on the multitude of functions that they serve, but these awesome little dudes are fairly simple. 

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How to Smoke Concentrates

By Rio Kaplan on May 6, 2020 11:26:00 AM

Concentrates have been around for centuries with the creation of hashish in the Middle East. The slow and steady legalization of marijuana in various states has given way for innovations in the extraction process and even innovations in the methods of smoking concentrates. The ever-changing landscape of the cannabis world has left a fair amount of confusion in regards to how these new products are consumed. While there are “wrong ways” to consume concentrates, there is no shortage of options for smoking them. The key is finding the right technique to fit your specific needs. 

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What is a Cannabis Manufacturer?

By Mavis Cowley on Apr 30, 2020 12:10:00 PM

Clovr is a cannabis processor, or manufacturer, but what exactly does that mean?  How does one integrate into the medical marijuana process? The CDPH defines a cannabis processor as a company  "who makes or packages a prepared cannabis product. Cannabis products include edibles, topicals, tinctures, extracts, vape cartridges, capsules and more. "

If it isn't sold as dried flower in a dispensary the product, most likely, went through a cannabis manufacturer.


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Clovr  Receives  First  Construction  Permit in  Kansas City  for  a  Manufacturing  Facility.

By Mavis Cowley on Apr 9, 2020 1:37:33 PM

Clovr got the green light from the city to begin construction last week, marking the first marijuana manufacturing company in Kansas City to receive a construction permit. Clovr aims to complete construction by August and will begin hiring personnel to fill available manufacturing jobs shortly before.

“It’s official, the first EVER.  We are proud to be the first recipient of a building permit for a manufacturing facility in the history of Kansas City," said Josh Mitchem, CEO, Clovr. "Construction has started, and we are just a couple short months away from being able to start the hiring process and bring great-paying jobs to our incredible city.  Our mission is to put Clovr at the top of the Missouri market, and this permit is the start of it all.  Stay tuned.”

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The Art of Smoking Marijuana

By Rio Kaplan on Mar 20, 2020 4:20:00 PM

Marijuana. She’s a beautiful and mysterious mistress, and man, she’s had a great year! While the days of toking up the old fashioned way are far from gone, the modern stoner has no shortage of options as to what method they would like to take their cannabis. It seems like each day brings new and creative ways to consume cannabis. From new ways of smoking flowers to the rebirth of hash products, cannabis keeps it fresh. These days smoking marijuana is an art that has gained the appreciation of the masses. 

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Wana Products Coming to Missouri Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Through Clovr Partnership

By Mavis Cowley on Mar 16, 2020 8:43:19 AM


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 16, 2020)
Consistently at the front of emerging cannabis markets, Wana Brands announces its partnership with Clovr to bring America’s most trusted cannabis-infused gummie to medical marijuana dispensaries in Missouri when that state begins serving patients later this year.

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The Benefits of Cannabis Use

By Rio Kaplan on Feb 11, 2020 4:20:00 PM

The negative stigma associated with cannabis has been rapidly fading away in the 33 states and Washington DC that have legalized cannabis for either medicinal or recreational use. Though the movement seems to be constantly gaining momentum, there is still a long way to go. The years of Reefer Madness propaganda and misinformation are difficult to get past for many people, which is why we are grateful that more research is being done to determine the benefits and possible adverse effects of cannabis use. Science is finally beginning to catch up to what people have known for centuries, that the benefits of cannabis use are abundant, valid and growing in number. We have the therapeutic properties of the plant to thank for its newly found legalization, and research is being done to determine why and how medical cannabis is beneficial. It is important to note that this blog in no way provides medical advice and is only here to provide general information about the cannabis plant. 

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What is Hash?

By Rio Kaplan on Feb 7, 2020 3:05:48 PM

These days, there seem to be countless forms of marijuana that come in all shapes, sizes, flavors, textures, and devices. Despite the ever growing list of new products on dispensary shelves, it’s rare to find any good, old fashioned hash. The end of cannabis prohibition has led to growing curiosity of marijuana and its derivatives with hash being at the top of the list. So what exactly is hash and why is it so elusive in the modern cannabis industry?

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CLOVR Receives Two Licenses to Manufacture Cannabis Infused Products in Missouri

By Mavis Cowley on Jan 15, 2020 2:00:00 PM

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - January 13, 2020 – Friday CLOVR, a vertically-integrated license applicant was granted approval for two of its three medical marijuana manufacturing licenses by the Department of Health and Senior Services. The next step is for CLOVR to claim the license approvals. A manufacturing license allows CLOVR to extract cannabis plant oils to produce topicals, edibles, and concentrates for state-wide distribution.

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How To Get Your Missouri Medical Marijuana Card

By Rio Kaplan on Jan 8, 2020 11:04:00 AM

November 2018 was a time of celebration for Missouri residents with the passing of the historic and much needed Amendment 2. The amendment legalized medical marijuana statewide for those suffering from at least one of the state’s list of qualifying conditions. This was good news for those on the fence, or those who had already been using cannabis to treat such conditions. Though the passing of the amendment was a huge step for Missouri residents, it left many people wondering just how they could obtain a medical marijuana card. As with any licence application process, there are multiple steps to reach the finish line. Fortunately, the Missouri government has made it fairly simple for people to get the care they need without hassle. 

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How to stop being high

By Rio Kaplan on Dec 28, 2019 10:26:00 AM

If you’re reading this, then chances are pretty high that you are also pretty high. Chances are that you could be too high. After all, that last dab sounded like a good idea at the time, and that last edible just tasted so good! Though it may seem like a rookie move, the freshest of newbies to the most seasoned of stoners over-consume at one point or another, and nine times out of ten it is far from a pleasant experience. For some, the feeling of too much THC can lead to paranoia, rapid heart rate, fever and chills, drowsiness, and crippling anxiety. If you have indeed over-indulged, take a breath, we’ve got you. Here is a list of things that you can do to stop being high, or at least calm the high so that you can get back to feeling yourself again.

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Can You Smell The Difference Between Indica & Sativa?

By Rio Kaplan on Nov 26, 2019 11:15:00 AM

The once clear differences between indica and sativa cannabis plants seem to be growing more difficult to distinguish with the constant crossbreeding between strains. For the cannabis newcomer, it can be difficult to decide what strain to pick out. After all, if someone is looking to use marijuana to treat insomnia, choosing a sativa would be like using gasoline to put out a fire. The process of breeding landrace sativa's and indica's has accelerated since more and more places legalize cannabis around the world. Most strains on the shelf today are hybrids that will lean to one side of the spectrum or the other. This has birthed many amazing genetics, but has muddied the waters of what constitutes an indica vs sativa. This begs the question, how does one tell the difference between sativa and indica?

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What are Terpenes?

By Rio Kaplan on Nov 19, 2019 11:14:56 AM

If you’ve spent any time around the legal cannabis industry, then chances are you’ve heard the words terpenes, terps, or terp sauce. The legalization of cannabis has brought with it a whole new language, a language that can be intimidating to those who are new to legal weed. It turns out that terpenes are an important part of how cannabis works in our bodies, and can make picking out the “perfect strain” so much easier and even more fun!

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Marijuana Edibles 101

By Rio Kaplan on Oct 21, 2019 3:04:00 PM

Edibles 101

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Cannabis Topicals 101

By Rio Kaplan on Oct 15, 2019 2:38:07 PM

It’s no secret that cannabis can be used to alleviate chronic pain. A recent study states that over half of cannabis consumers use marijuana to treat a multitude of pain causing ailments. With more states legalizing cannabis, more people are turning to marijuana to provide an alternative to opiate or nsaid pain medications, and the cannabis industry is happy to deliver! Though cannabis is anti-inflammatory, many would rather forgo these therapeutic benefits due to its psychoactive properties. Thanks to the ever growing cannabis industry, cannabis users can have their cake and eat it too. Topicals are a great way to reap the pain relieving and anti-inflammatory benefits of cannabis without feeling high. They provide localized relief and help with an array of ailments from muscle pain to arthritis and even some skin conditions. 

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How Much Marijuana Can I Purchase?

By Mavis Cowley on Oct 4, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Missouri has legalized medical marijuana and by this time next year we hope to see a roaring industry that helps ease people's pain and ailments, employ thousands and send funding to our veterans. But just how much will medical marijuana patients in Missouri be able to buy. We've tried to help clarify with the visuals below. This visual is for standard patients. Some patients who have received two physician certifications are able to buy more.

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Staying Legal with Legalized Marijuana

By MK Thom on Oct 2, 2019 1:34:00 PM

Great news that recreational and medical marijuana is in full swing across the country!  Bad news is that even in states where marijuana is legal there are still limitations to when, where and if you can bring or use your weed.  Knowing how to stay on the right side of the law, even in states where weed is legal, is important to keep you out of trouble.

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Different Ways to Consume Medical Marijuana

By MK Thom on Sep 27, 2019 10:59:00 AM

Until recent years marijuana users would primary smoking the herb through rolled joints, bongs, pipes or if large quantities of pot could be acquired, users could make weed brownies.  But there wasn’t much variety beyond that. Now, thanks to the rapid acceptance of medical marijuana there are a whole host of ways to take in cannabis.

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CBD vs THC and the Entourage Effect

By MK Thom on Sep 24, 2019 11:42:00 AM

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are the two most abundant compounds found in cannabis and thanks to the rapid legalization of medical marijuana, they are also the most talked about.  Most are already familiar with THC and its benefits: it’s the ingredient that gets you “high” and can help with conditions like pain, low appetite, glaucoma, nausea and many more benefits. Thanks for the rapid acceptance of medical marijuana, in recent years CBD has made a name for itself as THC’s counterpart that can also help pain and nausea, as well as seizures, migraines and more - but without the feeling of getting high.

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Different Types of Concentrates 101: Part 2

By Mavis Cowley on Sep 23, 2019 10:14:52 AM

In part 1 we learned about the difference types of concentrates. Now, in part 2, we will go over how those concentrate types are determined through textures, materials, and processing. The interesting thing about marijuana concentrates is that the effects, potency and flavors are not indicated by the look and feel. However, you can use those attributes to help find your preference. Let's start by talking about some of those characteristics.

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Meet our Director of Cultivation - Diana Coats, Ph.D

By Mavis Cowley on Aug 26, 2019 10:30:42 AM

The cannabis industry is growing at a record pace, employing thousands across the nation showing no sign of stopping any time soon. For women in cannabis, however, the numbers are slowly dwindling. In 2015, women executives and directors held nearly 40 percent of the seats; a number much higher than other industries. Fast forward just four years, as the cannabis business continue to balloon and larger money is getting involved that number has shrunk to just 17%

That number will plateau and work its way back up if Diana Coats has anything to say about it. Accepting the role as Director of Cultivation for Clovr Cultivation in Kansas City she brings years of experience and a Ph.D education to back to where she received her degree and to brand new Missouri business full of potential. 

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Different Types of Concentrates 101

By Rio Kaplan on Aug 15, 2019 3:59:00 PM

Concentrates 101: Delving into the Different Types of Cannabis Concentrates

Concentrates grow in popularity amongst cannabis consumers with each passing year. Similarly, the different types of concentrates available those who seek them out also grows as time passes. With so many different types of concentrates on the market, it may become hard to make sense of it all, that’s why I’m here—to give you a crash course on some of the most popular concentrates currently available, from wax to distillate. Whether you’re new to cannabis as a whole or simply looking to brush up on your knowledge, this guide will help you navigate the ever-evolving world of concentrates. 

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Indica vs Sativa Marijuana 101

By Rio Kaplan on Aug 10, 2019 4:20:00 PM

Cannabis strains often come in two different subspecies: indica and sativa. While many understand the more prominent features of the two, the differences between indica and sativa goes beyond their more commonly known consumption-related qualities. In this piece, I will be breaking down the key differentiation between the two as well as some of their lesser known qualities while also going over some of the most common misconceptions related to classifying cannabis strains based on their typing, whether that be indica, sativa, or hybrid.

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A Primary Caregiver's Responsibilities

By Mavis Cowley on Jun 10, 2019 9:56:34 AM


A primary caregiver in Missouri is essentially maintaining the well-being of another person; providing product and proper dosage. It is important to know your and your patient's rights and duties to ensure the safety of everyone. We are here to help clarify.

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Clovr Looking for Wholesale Partners

By Mavis Cowley on Jun 4, 2019 4:30:22 PM

It's the time of year we have all been researching, preparing for, and sweating over; it's license application time here in Missouri. We have printed off all the drafts, scoured the state for abiding location possibilities and began checking off the boxes. Clovr, among hundreds of other companies, are seeking that edge to stand out to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

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