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Hemp Legalization in the United States

By OovTeam | July 19, 2019

At the turn of the 20th century, there was a sudden shift in the nation’s attitude toward hemp. American farmers had been cultivating the plant since the 1600s; but when the recreational use of marijuana — a different strain of cannabis — was discovered, it incited a flood of research […]

Poets, Musicians, and Artists: The Connection Between Cannabis and Creativity

By OovTeam | June 19, 2019

When people ask me why I enjoy cannabis, “the creativity it brings me” has usually been one of the first responses I’ll offer as someone who has built her career on a creative skill set. As a writer, cannabis is integral in helping me to get my creative juices flowing […]

Minorities in Cannabis Series: Cannabis and the LGBTQIA Communities

By OovTeam | June 2, 2019

In past articles, Oov has explored different under-served communities and their relationships to cannabis, including women, immigrants, and African Americans. Each exploration presents an opportunity to learn about and become sensitive to the experiences of these groups. LGBTQIAPK+ communities are no different from other underrepresented communities in their relationships to […]

3 Engaging Apps for Cannabis Users

By OovTeam | May 20, 2019

Technology and cannabis have found a perfect harmony in this new era of modern cannabis sales, culture, and consumption, and it’s bringing cannabis enthusiasts together in ways we could have never imagined in decades past. Anyone with a smartphone can take their cannabis use to new heights by accessing some […]

Medical vs. Recreational Cannabis

By OovTeam | May 16, 2019

Progressive pockets within North America have enjoyed the benefits of medicinal marijuana for a while now, but there’s shift happening that has some cannabis users drawing lines in the sand, while others are working hard to erase them. 2018 is going to be a tremendous year for recreational cannabis. California […]

Does the US government really have a patent on medical cannabis?

By OovTeam | May 12, 2019

Dear Nurse Susan, Is it true that the US government has a patent on marijuana for medical uses, yet classifies it and as a Schedule 1 drug and recently decided to rescind some of the federal protections for medical marijuana in legal states, or is this more “fake news”? Thank […]

Cannabis Research: Why You Shouldn’t Believe All You Read

By OovTeam | May 8, 2019

We’re now used to hearing the call for “more research” in the ongoing struggle to legalize cannabis. It’s often a chicken and egg situation where the forces that be don’t want to legalize cannabis due to the lack of research, and the lack of research is due to the status […]

Why is Cannabis a Schedule 1 Drug?

By OovTeam | May 8, 2019

Dear Nurse Susan, Cannabis (marijuana) is a Schedule 1 drug, according to the US Government, which states it is highly addictive with no medical applications. However, a lot of publications say it is only mildly addictive, similar to coffee. If that is true, then shouldn’t caffeine also be considered a […]

Celebrating Women in the International Cannabis Industry

By OovTeam | March 8, 2019

Today is International Women’s Day! While we celebrate the incredible women in the cannabis industry everyday here at Oov, this holiday offers us a special opportunity to highlight some fierce women who are changing cannabis and the world!   While there are many canna-wins to celebrate in North America, women […]

One Cannabis Cultivator Gives Back After California Wildfires

By OovTeam | December 11, 2018

This year has been a tough one for California, as more than 1.4 million acres burned due to the wildfires that plagued the state. Mendocino was hit terribly with the Mendocino Complex Fire, which became the largest recorded fire in California’s history. The damage stretched nearly 500,000 acres in Lake […]

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