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Active Closed Loop system - pneumatic pump?

I've been in the extraction game for a while and was looking to start upgrading and maybe start building a closed loop system. I've researched for quite a bit on different setups and methods and whatnot and never could understand why people are using electrical pumps at all in the process of moving butane in a system.

Now I'm for sure not a chemist, but why are people paying like $2k for a explosion proof pump? I feel like thats overkill if you're only running like a pound at a time.


Active Closed Loop system - pneumatic pump?

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Cannabis news worldwide -- Medical Cannabis – Under Threat?

Medical Cannabis – Under Threat?

By Ed Coghlan.Ellen and Stu Smith live in Scituate, Rhode Island. They are champions for the use of medical cannabis for chronic pain.The two advocates are concerned—they see two threats on the horizon for people who use medical cannabis to address their chronic pain issues.One is US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department which they believe is trying to turn the clock back by cracking down on any use of marijuana.The second threat is the growing acceptance of recreational marijuana which becomes legal in the nation’s biggest state next week—and will be legal in eight states and the District of Columbia.Federal Government“The Administration is not supportive for the use of medical cannabis, in fact Attorney General Sessions is threatening to shut people down who use it,” said Ellen Smith. She’s 67 years old, suffers from the connective tissue disorder Ehlers Danlos and has been using medical cannabis since it became legal in Rhode Isla…

Cannabis news worldwide -- Peru Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Peru Legalizes Medical Marijuana

In one of the latest moves to legalize marijuana, the president of Peru signed a bill in mid-November that legalized medical cannabis across the country. The move came just weeks after the Peruvian Congress voted in favor of the bill, and now, residents can legally possess, sell, and transport cannabis for medical purposes. Though, it’s still illegal to grow it.Moving forward, the Peruvian government will develop a list of official importers and marijuana growers who will supply the nation’s medical marijuana patients with products. Approved medical conditions include Parkinson’s cancer, epilepsy, and other chronic or terminal illnesses.“We’re very happy with the fact that Peruvian law has approved this,” said marijuana advocate Ana Alvarez in an interview with The Guardian. “But we’re not totally satisfied.” 768w, 1024w,…

Cannabis news worldwide -- Canadians spending almost as much money on weed as wine

Canadians spending almost as much money on weed as wine

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The Prohibitionist Of The Year Is…

We're wrapping up 2017 at Civilized by announcing the inaugural winner of the highly un-coveted Prohibitionist of the Year Award. There were a lot of candidates for the dishonour of being the top opponent of cannabis legalization in North America this year, but the clear winner is... Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who spouts anti-cannabis quotes like a talking 'Reefer Madness' doll. Before taking office as Trump's top law enforcer, Sessions gave us many, many memorable…

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The Cops and Politicians Joining Canada’s Cannabis Business

As Canada moves towards legalising recreational cannabis, there's a surprising group of entrepreneurs jumping into the market: cops and politicians. In 2015, former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino was "completely opposed" to marijuana legalisation and supported mandatory jail time for minor cannabis offences. Mr Fantino, who was also a Cabinet minister in the former Conservative government, criticised the now governing-Liberals' plan to legalise the drug, saying it would make smoking marijuana "a normal, everyday activity…

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Everything You Need to Know About Legal Weed in California

In 2018, weed will become legal in California. In November of 2016 California voters decided by a 15-point margin that they wanted to make it legal to buy, sell, and consume pot recreationally in their state. And starting on Jan. 1, that law goes into effect. But there are catches, and the new law doesn’t mean all pot-related activities are now suddenly legal. Here’s what you need to know about the changes going into effect…

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Cannabis news worldwide -- Medical marijuana on BH agenda Tuesday

Medical marijuana on BH agenda Tuesday

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Cannabis news worldwide -- Debate over licenses to grow medical marijuana

Debate over licenses to grow medical marijuana

TALLAHASSE, Fla. (CAPITOL NEWS SERVICE) - A circuit court has blocked the Florida Department of Health from issuing a medical marijuana growing license reserved for black farmers. The lawsuit stopped the department from issuing other licenses, but marijuana advocates hope the decision will now allow the department to issue at least five other licenses.State law required at least one medical marijuana license go to a member of the Black Farmers Association, but a circuit court judge has blocked the license.The ruling found because the law required an applicant to be a member of a specific association, it unconstitutionally favored a private corporation.Jeff Sharkey with the Medical Marijuana Business Association says the Black Farmers Association prevented other black farmers who otherwise would have qualified for the license from joining."And in fact discriminated against other black farmers," said Sharkey.At legislative meetings …

Cannabis news worldwide -- Latin America Advances in Medical Marijuana Use

Latin America Advances in Medical Marijuana Use

Advances in the use of cannabis in Latin America has set a precedent. During the last decade, governments have flexibilized legislation that regulates the use and consumption of the plant.RELATED: 
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This year, norms regarding the medicinal use of cannabis were modified. Legalization proponents claim the moves will have a positive impact in reduction of crime related to the production and commercialization of cannabis and its derivatives.However, cannabis and cannabis-based medication sales might face obstacles as U.S. banks have warned they would stop doing business with national banks that have clients that sell these products.UruguayProgress made in this country served as a reference for the rest of the continent. Since former President Jose "Pepe" Mujica's government, the country has been modifying cannabis regulation.On Dec. 19, medicinal cannabis sales began. The Uruguayan comp…

Make This Cannabis-Infused Cannoli Cream

Cannoli are generally recognized as a delicious dessert. They’re as Sicilian as it gets, which is to say originally Arabic, then adopted and perfected by the melodramatic people of that arid paradise. This confection sailed through South Street Seaport (Pre-Ellis Island) and parked on Mulberry Street in Little Italy, where it continues today with a few extant Italian bakeries. Cannolo, as they’re known in Palermo, Sicily, are deep fried pastry piped full of sweetened cheese…

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Manitoba Evaluating More Than 100 Marijuana Retail Proposals, Plans to Pick 4

Manitoba is sifting through more than 100 applications from businesses that want to sell recreational marijuana when it become legal next summer. But the government says it plans to only select up to four companies to operate retail outlets in the province. Blaine Pedersen, Manitoba's minister of growth, enterprise and trade, says the successful applicants will know by February if they will get the green light. He says the government's goal is to achieve a…

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Grow Guide for the Urban Toker

CANNABIS CULTURE - It is no surprise that enthusiasts across the country are looking for ways to establish their own grow operation. Good news is, you don't need acres of land or a massive warehouse to grow your own crop. Today we’re going to teach you how to establish your own grow operation in your urban dwelling. There are a variety of options for urban residents who are looking to start their own grow. However,…

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Cannabis news worldwide -- 9 apply to test medical marijuana in Ohio

9 apply to test medical marijuana in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Central Ohio won't have any medical marijuana growers when Ohio's program begins, but it could be home to several testing labs.Three of the nine applicants to test medical marijuana plant material and products listed central Ohio sites on their applications, according to records released Friday by the Ohio Department of Commerce. A fourth listed a Worthington business address. Two companies listed sites in Northeast Ohio (Akron and Streetsboro) and one applied for a site in Toledo.Central State University in Wilberforce and Hocking Technical College in Nelsonville were the only two public colleges to apply.Ohio's medical marijuana law requires all marijuana to be tested for quality and potency by an independent lab. Marijuana #incart_river_index" target="_blank">cultivator, processor and dispensary owners cannot be involved in a testing lab operation.The law also limited licenses to public college…

Cannabis news worldwide -- State News: Hemp Farmers, John Doe, Traffic Deaths

State News: Hemp Farmers, John Doe, Traffic Deaths

Barron County Farmers Pack Hemp MeetingAround 100 farmers interested in growing hemp as a cash crop gathered Dec. 20 in Barron County. Some say they’re considering planting test plots as early as next year, just months after lawmakers lifted a ban on the crop.The meeting room at the Barron County Government Center was nearly filled for a presentation by Minnesota hemp farmer John Strohfus, who began growing hemp in 2016, a year after Minnesota legalized its production.He talked about sourcing seeds, harvesting and marketing hemp products just weeks after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill legalizing its production in Wisconsin. Strohfus said he’s been getting at least two calls a day from Wisconsin farmers who have heard about hemp bringing more profit than traditional crops.“I’m hopeful that the excitement is not generated by a false sense of opportunity financially,” said Strohfus. “I think hemp can be a good cash crop, can certainly be…

Cannabis news worldwide -- National Football League roundup

National Football League roundup

A formal introduction will occur at a press conference on Friday. The 66-year-old Gettleman was general manager of the Carolina Panthers from 2013-16, a stint that included a Super Bowl appearance among three NFC South titles. Carolina was 40-23-1 on his watch before he was fired in July.
The Giants, who are suffering through a 2-13 season, tabbed a familiar face as well. Gettleman worked for the team from 1998-2012 before taking the Panthers' GM job.
Gettleman replaces Jerry Reese, who held the job for 11 seasons before being fired earlier this month.
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Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is expected to miss the first game of his five-year NFL career this weekend as the Houston Texans wrap up their season against the Indianapolis Colts, multiple outlets reported.
Hopkins sustained a calf injury during the Texans' 34-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Christmas. The 25-year-old has yet to practice on either Wednesday or Thursday this week, and Sunday…

Cannabis Roots: Humanity’s Ancient Plant Ally

CANNABIS CULTURE - When most people think of the history of cannabis, they generally flash to the “grass” the hippies of the 1960s smoked, or the “reefers” of the Jazz age. However, the fact is, according to current archeological evidence,humanity’s relationship with cannabis goes back tens of thousands of years before even the first words of man were recorded. The role of cannabis in the ancient world was manifold: with its nutritious seeds, an important…

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Benefits and Side Effects of Cannabis Edibles

Food products containing cannabis extract (edibles) have emerged as a popular and lucrative facet of the legalized market for both recreational and medicinal cannabis. When you think of cannabis edibles, the staple image of a sketchy, foil-wrapped pot brownie may be the first thing that comes to mind. But the range of cannabis-infused edible products the nascent marijuana industry has to offer is truly impressive. The variety of products includes consumables like cookies, candy, chocolate…

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Pot Policies: Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana Legalization

Cannabis curious? Jonesing for your first legal joint? Either way, get ready to roll: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal by next summer. Bill C-45, which will legalize cannabis across the country, largely leaves it up to the provinces and territories to determine how marijuana can be sold and used. Below, we take a look at the current state of these pot policies. Some things to consider: - Read the entire article…

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Cannabis news worldwide -- Canadian Pot Growers Eye Global Expansion

Canadian Pot Growers Eye Global Expansion

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Californian Growers and Retailers Brace for Cannabis Competition

When he was a child, John Casali used to listen out for federal helicopters hunting the hippie marijuana growers who had migrated to a remote patch of the northern California coast which became known as the Emerald Triangle. “It was kind of disturbing as a kid,” he says, shielded by huge redwoods that surround the small family farm he still runs in the area. That was not his only brush with the law: as a…

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Move Over Pot Brownies: California Prepares for Marijuana in Wine, Trail Mixes, Tacos and Other Edibles

The sauvignon blanc boasts brassy, citrus notes, but with one whiff, it's apparent this is no normal Sonoma County wine. It's infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that provides the high. Move over, pot brownies. The world's largest legal recreational marijuana market kicks off Monday in California, and the trendsetting state is set to ignite the cannabis culinary scene. Chefs and investors have been teaming up to offer an eye-boggling array of cannabis-infused…

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Cannabis news worldwide -- Data Shows Strong Demand for Medical Cannabis Products

Data Shows Strong Demand for Medical Cannabis Products

NEW YORK, December 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Hexa Research, the U.S. medical cannabis market is expected to reach $19.48 billion by 2024. The projected growth is largely driven by the medical benefits of cannabis. Symptoms and conditions that may be treated by cannabis include cancer, HIV, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis. Chronic pain accounted for 46 percent of the U.S. cannabis medical market share in 2016. According to the research, the solid cannabis edibles in 2016, within the U.S. market generated $2.47 billion in revenue and are expected to continue to dominate the cannabis industry. California, the first state to legalize medical use for cannabis had the highest revenue in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13 percent to 2024. Pivot Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC: PVOTF), General Cannabis Corp. (OTC: CANN), Cara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA), Aphria Inc. (OTC: APHQF), India Globalizatio…