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How manufacturers appeal to the canna-curious

As adult-use cannabis becomes legal in more states, it is also becoming more socially and culturally acceptable. Those who just five years ago would never have dreamed of visiting a dispensary or gorging on a gummy are now interested in doing just that. They’re the canna-curious, and they’re a massive untapped market. But there is […]

Cannabis Tech: The growth of a business

Although medical and recreational cannabis is now legal in many places, the industry has undergone tremendous evolution over the years. From growth to processing, shipping, and consumption, cannabis technology continues to forge new efficient ways of establishing a sustainable industry. As a farmer, it is essential to take full advantage of emerging technologies to produce […]

Studies show cognitive control endangered in youthful, frequent cannabis users

A once understudied topic now shows a link between cannabis use and brain alterations, whereby chronic use may lead to poor conflict resolution skills. The development of neural circuits in youth, at a particularly important time in their lives, can be heavily influenced by external factors — specifically the frequent and regular use of cannabis […]

Will pot stocks start to change in November?

November could be the month to bring new possibilities to the pot stock market. With so much going on in a relatively small industry, it seems as though every day is a new day to see shifts in the market. As we have traversed the past few years in the pot stock market, we have […]

Everything you ought to know about flying CBD

Tips abound on how to pack your cannabis in luggage or what the TSA would actually do if they discovered your stash, but what about flying with CBD? Thanks to a patchwork of legalization across state lines, traveling with marijuana is a question many ask as of late. Particularly many worry about flying with cannabis—either […]

5 prime shares to purchase in November

November is a great time to take a long, hard look at your investment portfolio. If you have stocks that have performed poorly and you no longer have confidence about their long-term prospects, selling them before the year is over potentially allows you to harvest the losses for a tax benefit. It also frees up […]

Michigan Law officials confronting the challenges of fresh legal marijuana legislation

As the state begins accepting applications for recreational marijuana business licenses Friday, local police departments already are tackling issues ranging from complaints about marijuana’s pungent aroma to preparing for an expected increase in high driving. Police departments across the state have been dealing with issues surrounding marijuana enforcement for years, both in the black market and […]

Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board to look at adding more qualifying states

Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Board will consider changes to the state’s limited medicinal cannabis program on Friday, including petitions to add new medical conditions that qualify patients to participate in it. The board will also consider a proposal to replace a 3% limit on THC in medical marijuana products with a purchase limit on the high-inducing […]

Missouri Medical Marijuana Trade Group urges officials to govern vaping

A medical marijuana trade group wants Missouri health officials to issue strict vaping regulations as the number of people in the United States suffering from vaping-related lung illnesses continues to rise. In a letter Monday, Andrew Mullins, executive director of the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, asked Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Department of […]

Do CBD beauty products really improve skin?

Hemp-derived CBD is now legal, and the substance has shown promise in treating health problems such as inflammation. But what effect does it have on skin? Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been seeing widespread use as an additive in everything from beverages to pet food, with manufacturers claiming to address a specific ailment such as anxiety, […]

Why cannabis legalization from different areas of the planet may be bad news for North American pot stocks

Cannabis legalization is generally good news for the industry and companies looking to expand into other parts of the world. However, that’s not necessarily always the case, as it also creates opportunities for those countries to start becoming exporters of cannabis themselves, and they could end up competing head-to-head with large North American producers. Canada-based Aurora […]

Mexican lawmakers allowed 6-month expansion for passing marijuana legalization Bill

Mexico’s highest court pushed back the deadline for the country’s Congress to pass a bill legalizing marijuana after lawmakers requested an extension to continue working on the complex legislation.  The new deadline is April 30, meaning lawmakers were granted another six months to produce legislation amid “unprecedented” pressure from various lobby groups.  Senate Majority Leader […]

High demand, low supply may impede recreational marijuana in Michigan

It’s a virtual certainty that marijuana for recreational purposes won’t be available at state-approved dispensaries until the first quarter of next year. Michigan began taking applications Friday for a variety of licenses to grow, process, transport and sell marijuana or cannabis for adults who are 21 and older, but the end of November is the […]

Cannabis sector pink slips maintain rolling in

Over the coming decade, cannabis is liable to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Although estimates on Wall Street vary wildly — which is to be expected in an industry that has no modern legal precedent — the legal pot industry could see sales rise between five and 18 times by 2030 […]

THCA and THC: What's the distinction?

Surprise! You’re just not going to get high by eating that freshly picked weed. At all. When cannabis is harvested and raw, no matter how much potential resides within, there is practically none of marijuana’s most famous and intoxicating cannabinoid, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). There is, however, a wealth of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), an inactive compound found […]

5 significant surprises which rocked the cannabis sector this season

It’s been a little over a year since Canada legalized marijuana for recreational use. Oct. 17 also marked the opening of the new cannabis market in Canada that will include beverages and other derivatives, although products won’t be available to purchase until at least December. While there will be some challenges ahead for the new segment […]