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Grace Hyde
Grace Hyde

Grace Hyde is a farmer, potter, and food enthusiast from South Kingstown, RI. Her degree in Plant Science from URI earned her a position as a trimmer at Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth, but her love of baking drew her into their kitchen, where she is now the manager. Grace is a new contributor to Motif, where she hopes to share her enthusiasm and knowledge of cannabis.


Canna-beer: All your favorite vices in one can

As cannabis grows in popularity, alcohol companies are adapting to the changing tide. The cannabis plant is closely related genetically to hops, so infused beers are a natural entrance for alcohol companies into the cannabis market. Several larger brands are making their own formulation of cannabis beverages, while others are investing in existing cannabis companies […]

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Cannabis Lab Testing

Massachusetts has finally moved another step closer to the recreational sales its residents have been waiting for. Originally planned to begin on July 1, the slow moving licensing process has so far prevented all recreational sales. The Cannabis Commission that governs the state’s marijuana program has released seven provisional recreational retail licenses so far; however, […]

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Cannabis Regulatory Updates

Rhode Island: Governor’s Budget Despite some very promising material in the initial draft of Governor Gina Raimondo’s 2018-2019 budget, the rewrite released by the General Assembly in early June removes some key progressive aspects. The first version proposed adding 12 additional dispensaries, bringing the total for the state up to 15; the second version eliminates this […]

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Lesser-Known Cannabinoids

Most people know about the famous cannabinoids like delta-9-THC and CBD; however, there are many other cannabinoids present in the cannabis plants that people might not know about. And they, too, have therapeutic benefits. Delta-8-THC This lesser-known cousin to delta-9-THC has far weaker psychotropic properties but has amazing anti-nausea and appetite stimulation benefits. Delta-8-THC also connects […]

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Cannabis in RI Government

Recently, cannabis has been making an appearance in several state legislations. In January, Vermont became the first state to legalize adult-use cannabis through legislation. Maine’s House endorsed a bill to set regulatory guidelines for the state’s new recreational law, which, while it still needs approval from both chambers of legislation, stands a very good chance […]

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