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Cirrus LED manufacturer relocates to Maine

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T250 LED Grow Light by Cirrus

Cirrus LED Systems, a worldwide leader in LED technology and a member of the Inc. Magazine list of fastest-growing private companies in the nation, has relocated its headquarters and manufacturing operations from San Francisco to Saco, Maine.

“Our relocation to Maine for our manufacturing operations and headquarters was driven by a multitude of factors,” David Rycyna, CEO and founder of Cirrus LED Systems, said in a news release. “Cost reigns high among them. However, finding a destination where we could build a strong team through access to local talent and a strong life/work balance was a deciding factor. Working in ‘Vacationland’ has its perks.”

As the cannabis industry starts to take shape in New England, its exciting to see ancillary businesses relocating to our area. Cirrus looks to manage multiple opportunities, by not only providing indoor grow lighting, but LED advertising platforms and CMS solutions as well.

Cirrus LED’s products consist of state-of-the-art, high-performance, user-friendly LED displays, electronic message centers, horticultural lighting and content management software. 

The company’s headquarters in Saco is located at 47 Spring Hill Road.

Welcome to Maine, Cirrus!

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D. Michael Brooks

Kush Life CEO

I'm a creative entrepreneur and cannabis enthusiast. My goal with this website is first and foremost to have fun! I want to hear and share the stories of other cannabis endeavors and hope to spread positivity and information.

DEA releases Drug Slang Code list

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Last week, the DEA released it’s most recent bulletin on Drug Slang Code Words. I always find this list to be rather humorous and wonder the who actually uses this slang?!

There are over 250 terms for “marijuana” on the list. Check it out, when you get a chance. Here is our brief take:

The Classics:

  • Weed
  • Ganja
  • Mary Jane
  • Kush

New Strains:

  • Girl Scout Cookie
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Grand Daddy Pure
  • Platinum Cookies

You said what?:

  • Hairy Ones
  • Smoochy Woochy Poochy

Omissions:

Küsh Life will be working towards a new slang term for the next list. #Guacamole

About The Author

D. Michael Brooks

Küsh Life CEO

I'm a creative entrepreneur and cannabis enthusiast. My goal with this website is first and foremost to have fun! I want to hear and share the stories of other cannabis endeavors and hope to spread positivity and information.

Bob Marley’s son buys High Times Magazine

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 Today, Oreva Captial announced a majority acquisition of High Times. The deal values the 43 year-old cannabis magazine and media company at $70 million.

An interesting fact, Oreva Capital is an investment firm partially comprised of Damian Marley, Bob’s youngest son, the founders of Denver Relief, an early Colorado MMJ facilitator, and Isaac Dietrich, founder of the cannabis social media site MassRoots.

While many of you know High Times as a magazine, nearly 75% of it’s revenue is made-up from events like the Cannabis Cup, which started in 1998.

“It’s a sign of the times,” said Tommy Chong, the comedian who has appeared on High Times’ cover eight times. “Weed’s legal and there’s a million High Times out there.”

About The Author

D. Michael Brooks

Kush Life CEO

I'm a creative entrepreneur and cannabis enthusiast. My goal with this website is first and foremost to have fun! I want to hear and share the stories of other cannabis endeavors and hope to spread positivity and information.

Home Grown Maine 2017

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This weekend Küsh Life will be attending the Home Grown Maine 2017 Trade Show & Expo at the Augusta Civic Center.  The Expo will this Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th.  Doors open at 9:00am both days. Ticket prices are $15 per day of the event.

There are numerous sponsors and exhibitors of the event, including Maine based businesses like Tested Labs and national focused companies such as Weed Maps.

The event is being present by Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine, an advocacy group on behalf of, and in support of, caregivers and patients in Maine.

We are looking forward to meeting many of you within the industry!  Come find us for a “special gift”.

About The Author

D. Michael Brooks

Kush Life CEO

I'm a creative entrepreneur and cannabis enthusiast. My goal with this website is first and foremost to have fun! I want to hear and share the stories of other cannabis endeavors and hope to spread positivity and information.

CBD Test on Epilepsy

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The New England Journal of Medicine published a clinical trial yesterday showing extremely positive results with the use of CBD, Cannabidiol, to reduce seizures in children suffering from Dravet syndrome.  The study, funded by GW Pharmaceuticals,  involved  120 patients with Dravet syndrome, an epilepsy disorder, ranging in age from nearly 2 to 18 years old, and were randomly assigned to receive either an oral solution of cannabidiol or a placebo for a 14-week period.

Results showed the frequency of convulsive seizures decreased from an average of 12.4 to 5.9 per month in the cannabidiol group, compared with 14.9 to 14.1 in the placebo group. The study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human trial, which is the highest standard  of testing for any new medicine.

This clinical trial results may open the door for the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute of Drug Abuse to petition the DEA to remove cannabis, or parts of cannabis, from under it’s current Schedule 1 classification to allow more medical testing.

For the sake of kids’ suffering, let’s hope so!

About The Author

D. Michael Brooks

Kush Life CEO

I'm a creative entrepreneur and cannabis enthusiast. My goal with this website is first and foremost to have fun! I want to hear and share the stories of other cannabis endeavors and hope to spread positivity and information.

Is Vermont Legalization Next?

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On Wednesday, 5/10/17, members of the Vermont legislature voted to pass Bill S.22 to begin cannabis legislation in July of 2018.

The exciting component regarding this legislation is it was done completely within Vermont’s legislative branch and not through a citizen’s ballot initiative. The previous eight states with cannabis legalization were started through citizen-based petitions. Vermont, as many other states, does not have such a process for state law reform.

Now it is up to Governor Phil Scott to sign, veto, or not sign the bill which will make it law.  We will wait and see.

Welcome To Vermont?

Regarding the contents of Bill S. 22, our friends over at Heady Vermont  have done a great job with an overview: “Following the same legalization provisions of the House-passed H.170, the bill would legalize the personal possession and home cultivation of (very) small amounts of cannabis without penalty — effective July 2018. While historic, the law is extremely conservative compared to neighboring New England States: the one ounce possession limit is 1/10 of neighboring state Massachusetts (10oz) and less than half of Maine (2.5oz). The one-ounce figure does not include the cannabis harvested from the allowed two mature (showing buds) plants and four immature plants, that would be allowed per household under the bill.”  You can read their entire article here: LINK.

About The Author

D. Michael Brooks

Kush Life CEO

I'm a creative entrepreneur and cannabis enthusiast. My goal with this website is first and foremost to have fun! I want to hear and share the stories of other cannabis endeavors and hope to spread positivity and information.

Extended Protections for 2017

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Our wonderful (cough) leaders in Washington D.C. have recently passed funding for the fiscal year of 2017.  While this is only a stopgap measure, it does reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment.  This amendment does not allow for the Department of Justice to utilize funds to “to prevent any of them (The 50 States) from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.”

So no matter the rhetoric being spewed by our Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he has no budget to prosecute MMJ providers until possibly September 30th of 2017.  The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment should only be viewed as a temporary fix, but it does give us some additional time to continue to grow our legitimate industry. You can read the full details of the omnibus funding legislation here with MMJ relevance beginning on page 230.

About The Author

D. Michael Brooks

Kush Life CEO

I'm a creative entrepreneur and cannabis enthusiast. My goal with this website is first and foremost to have fun! I want to hear and share the stories of other cannabis endeavors and hope to spread positivity and information.