Rob Taylor

Rob Taylor is a staff writer for Potcha who left the advertising industry fifteen years ago to live off the grid. A medical cannabis patient, he enjoys tinkering with grow techniques that enhance the strains he finds most effective in treating his condition.

Seattle Hempfest 2015 Coming Up in August

Seattle Hempfest

SEATTLE, WA — Billed as the world’s largest “protestival” the 24th annual Seattle HEMPFEST® hours for 2015 are noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 14, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 15-16. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the three-day, waterfront rally in one of the first two states ...

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Illinois Approves Medical Marijuana for PTSD

PTSD Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL. 30 May, 2015 – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be added to the list of illnesses that qualify for medical marijuana under legislation now headed to Illinois governor Bruce Rauner for final approval. The Illinois House approved Senate Bill 33, introduced by Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), on Saturday ...

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First Large Nevada Cannabis Farm Breaks Ground


LAS VEGAS, NV. 27 May, 2015 – Nevada’s 9300 medical marijuana patients won’t need to grow their own for much longer. The states first large commercial cannabis farm broke ground on Wednesday. Nevada Pure, a football field-sized grow operation will harvest up to 18,000 plants per crop. Kathy Gillespie, a ...

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NASA Tests Hemp Toilet Paper

astronaut toilet

WASHINGTON D.C., 27 May, 2015 — Testing is underway on hemp toilet paper specially developed for NASA’s first manned mission to Mars within the next decade. In an exclusive interview with Potcha, Jim Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, said, “While our robotic ...

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Cannabis Biotech Co Enters Joint HIV Research

Cannabis Science IgXBio

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. 27 May, 2015 — Cannabis biotech company, Cannabis Science, Inc. today announced a collaborative drug development deal with IGXBio. The companies plan to develop a joint protocol to demonstrate potential synergistic effects of potential HIV drugs using GenePro®, a DNA-based immunotherapeutic developed by IGXBio that recently received ...

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Nevada MMJ Dispensaries Still Not Open

Euphoria Wellness NV-redtape

LAS VEGAS, NV. 24 May, 2015 — Nevada’s first licensed medical marijuana dispensaries have been ready to open their doors for months. What’s the hold up? Pesticide, according to Shane Terry, CEO of NuVeda, a company licensed to open dispensaries and grow operations. His operation has not been able to ...

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Nevada Hemp Farming Bill Passes 41-0


CARSON CITY, NV. 22 May, 2015 — Nevada farmers could begin growing industrial hemp as soon as January 2016, after state lawmakers voted unanimously (41-0) to approve Senate Bill 305 on Friday. Governor Brian Sandoval (R), who signed medical marijuana reform into law in 2013, is expected to approve the ...

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Texas Okays Low-THC Medical Marijuana

AUSTIN, TX. 18 May, 2015 — The Texas Compassionate Use Act is a milksop measure compared to the more muscular marijuana legislation lawmakers turned their backs on last week, but it’s the only cannabis reform likely to end up on Governor Greg Abbott’s desk in 2015. Texas lawmakers approved the ...

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