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What girls wish to know: Breast most cancers and hashish

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re reading this, chances are you, a loved one, or someone you know, is living with a breast cancer diagnosis.  Studies show that American women have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer over their lifetime. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

5 Fastest-growing cannabis projects in 2019: By operations to advertising

ForceBrands, a consumer packaged goods recruitment firm with a dedicated cannabis division, HerbForce, has outlined the top five fastest-growing cannabis jobs for 2019 and shared them exclusively with Benzinga. “Already one of the fastest-growing job markets, cannabis continues to gain notable momentum in the consumer brands space. As one of the leading recruiting firms specializing in […]

Can industrial plants make cars more green?

Unlike petrochemical-based lubricants, hemp is a renewable resource that actually reduces carbon dioxide in the air. A significant number of consumers are looking for products that are more eco-friendly from companies with more sustainable operations. Even investors are putting large corporations’ feet to the fire, expecting firms to not only be profitable, but also reduce […]

Maine: Caregivers sound off about new guidelines for medical cannabis

Proposed changes to the state’s medical marijuana program are drawing fire from a number of patients and caregivers. The new rules are being drafted by the state’s Office of Marijuana Policy.  The regulations will require caregivers who grow cannabis for patients, to enroll in a state inventory program that will track marijuana from seed to […]

Vaping crisis takes toll on September cannabis earnings

Stocks quotes in this article: KSHB The vaping crisis is taking its toll on cannabis vape sales, but overall cannabis sales continue to grow. Still, with over a thousand patients and multiple deaths as reported by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), cannabis consumers have become very cautious as to the products they purchase. Canaccord […]

These 2 States are sabotaging their respective marijuana industries

At this time last year, the cannabis industry looked as if it would be practically unstoppable. Canada had just become the first industrialized country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, and Wall Street was throwing out huge estimates on future industry growth. In fact, earlier this year, investment bank Stifel forecast $200 billion in […]

Reefer madness: Canberra could shortly be teeming with Amsterdam-style cafes, warn politicians

Fear and reefer madness have taken hold of Australia in the wake of Canberra’s move to legalize recreational cannabis, as psychiatrists air a veritable buffet of concerns. Aussie psychiatrists are warning the public that legalizing the drug could send a message to youth that cannabis smoking is safe. Associate Professor John Allan, current president of […]

Lawmakers in Wisconsin make push for medical marijuana legalization

Efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin have intensified with the introduction of a new bipartisan bill in the state’s legislature last week. Republican Senator Patrick Testin and Democrats Senator Jon Erpenbach and Representative Chris Taylor brought forward the legislation, which would allow cannabis treatment for patients that register with the state. The bill is […]

Maine’s initial pick-your-own hemp field opens in Whitefield

With pruning shears in hand and a laundry hamper on her hip, Khadijah Tribble roamed rows of waist-high cannabis in search of the perfect hemp plant – robust foliage, no bugs, and enough flowers to make CBD lotions and tinctures for the elders in her church community. The community activist made the six-hour, 300-mile round […]

The way China is gearing up to fuel America’s CBD trend

On a remote mountainside overlooking a misty valley, rows of cannabis plants are growing near fields of tobacco and corn. This isn’t a pot farm in California. It’s in southwestern China’s Yunnan. China has one of the strictest drug control policies in the world. But here in a mountainous region bordering Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, cannabis […]

Caribbean gov’ts urged to take unified method of cannabis commerce

St Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar is calling for Caricom and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to take a collective approach to the development of standards governing the negotiation of cannabis trade agreements for their member states.   In making the call at the CanEx Business Conference and Expo in […]

Hemp’s first year as a commercial harvest is turning into a catastrophe with countless rotting on farms

The euphoria from the burgeoning prospects of U.S. hemp, grown as an alternative to mainstream crops caught in a trade war, has turned to caution. In the first year of widespread commercial cultivation, hemp planting quadrupled as growers sought a profitable alternative to crops such as soybeans ensnared in the U.S.-China trade dispute. The hemp-derived […]

Cannabis seizures hit new high in Hong Kong

The amount of marijuana seized by Hong Kong customs has surged threefold this year amid the growing use of parcel delivery by drug dealers hoping to evade arrest. As most of the drugs were smuggled from the United States and Canada, the Customs and Excise Department stepped up cooperation and intelligence exchange with its counterparts […]

U.S. cannabis earnings to more than quintuple by 2025, new report finds

As you’re probably aware, cannabis has rapidly evolved into a big-money industry. According to the duo of Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, worldwide sales expanded to $10.9 billion in 2018, which was more than triple what was recorded globally just four years earlier ($3.4 billion). And the reality is, this is just the tip […]

Here is the very best marijuana stock to purchase in October

For years, marijuana stocks have been virtually unstoppable, and investors who had the stomach and wherewithal to stick with the still-nascent industry were handsomely rewarded. However, the past six months have not been kind to cannabis stocks. Since the end of March, and through the previous weekend, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, the first […]

Why THCV may be the upcoming huge factor in weed

2019 has the potential to be remembered as the year when minor cannabinoids really hit the scene. While it’s true that the cannabis market is generally interested in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the intoxicating cannabinoid that most marijuana consumers have come to know and love; as well as cannabidiol (CBD); but cannabinoids such as cannabinol (CBN), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), along […]