Growing

This is why millennials are opting for cannabis over alcohol

It turns out that more and more millennials are gladly waking up with a little dry mouth from smoking too much weed instead of a gnarly hangover from booze. If you’ve ever woken up with a killer hangover that makes it nearly impossible to get through your day without double fisting aspirin and coffee, you […]

8 things to understand prior to using cannabis topicals

CBD topicals are all the rage, and for good reason. They reduce inflammation, heal dry skin and soothe pain, among other things. But why do they work so well? We have answers. While cannabis-infused salves, rubs, lotions and oils are still powerhouses when it comes to reducing inflammation, healing dry, patchy skin and going deep […]

Marijuana reform should concentrate on inequality

Especially because Americans of color have borne the brunt of the drug war, they deserve to share in the marijuana boom now taking hold across the country. And if America’s long history with another smokable intoxicant—tobacco—is any guide, government rules will decide who can profit from growing the crop. At the moment, though, those rules […]

Another first for the pot sector: A certified cannabis restaurant

Cannabis edibles are a growing segment of the market and are expected to reach $4.1 billion in 2022, combining Canadian and U.S. sales. In 2017, that figure was just $1 billion among the two countries. The segment is going to be key to the industry’s long-term growth. Restaurants haven’t been able to take advantage of […]

Asia Pacific: cannabis testing along with also the untapped CBD marketplace

Cannabis and hemp are generally illegal across the Asia Pacific region however, places such as Thailand have recently legalised medical cannabis. As attitudes changes towards the plant are changing, the different markets are set to grow in the region. Asia is a largely untapped CBD market and represents the next enormous market opportunity to benefit from […]

Why marijuana is flourishing in Colombia

Marijuana has been spreading its roots globally. Uruguay and Canada were the first two countries to fully legalize cannabis. Thailand is advancing its medical marijuana market. New Zealanders are making a strong case in support of legalization. To learn more about this phenomenon, read Cannabis: While the US Waits, the World Opens Up. Mexico could […]

9 States that may Vote to legalize marijuana in 2020

The numbers 11 and 33 come up quite often when the topic of marijuana legalization is discussed. Currently, 11 U.S. states allow the legal use of recreational marijuana, while 33 states have legalized medical cannabis. But those numbers could soon change. Nine states could be on track to hold key votes on some form of […]

Australia to fund research on medicinal cannabis as need grows

Australia will provide A$3 million ($2.03 million) for research on the use of cannabis to help cancer patients, its health minister said on Sunday, as the demand for medicinal cannabis products grows rapidly. While legal in most of Australia, such products are allowed only to patients on the prescription of a doctor, and a license […]

5 of the least expensive pot stocks under $5

As of 2018, legal cannabis was a nearly $11 billion industry, at least according to sales figures published by Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics in their annual State of the Legal Cannabis Markets report. But according to Wall Street, it could be a $50 billion, $75 billion, or even $200 billion worldwide industry in […]

Debunking 6 hot myths concerning the current marijuana

We now have more information about marijuana than ever, but there are still a bunch of myths that influence the way in which we view the herb. There are a lot of myths surrounding marijuana, ranging from crazy stuff to others that makes a little bit of sense. This confusion is understandable; it’s only recently […]

The cannabis inventory bubble is exploding: 3 items you want to understand

It’s finally happened. After more than three years of the marijuana industry delivering green for their shareholders, the cannabis stock bubble has burst. While there’s no official or concrete definition that describes when the party has ended for a hot industry, I’d call the nearly 50% decline in the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF — the […]

Marijuana may be effective in treating pain and sleeplessness: Study

Cannabis can treat both pain and insomnia in people who want to avoid prescription and sleep medications, a study has found. The study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, looked at 1,000 people taking legalised marijuana in an American state.Researchers in the US found that among the 65 per cent of people taking cannabis […]

Where can it be legal to grow marijuana at home in the usa?

Growing marijuana at home (so-called “home grows”) is illegal under US federal law.  However, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission and the FBI 99% of marijuana arrests are made under state law, rather than federal law.  Furthermore, states aren’t required to enforce federal law. As a result, in most (though not all) situations, state laws effectively determine […]

Mexican lawmaker proposes bill for authorities to market cannabis

A key lawmaker in Mexico proposed a new bill to push the country to regulate the sale of cannabis. Lower house majority leader Mario Delgado’s proposal would grant Cannsalud, a public company, exclusive access to buy cannabis from permitted growers and sell it to businesses that would, in turn, sell smaller amounts to the public. […]

Policies, abundant soil and climate indicate potential for Latin American compost

While hemp is not a panacea for endemic poverty in Latin America & The Caribbean, the region’s climate, land mass and generally liberal policies toward cannabis signal vast potential for a thriving sector. “The hemp industry is in line with sustainable business principles, providing economic, social and environmental benefits,” said Barbara Galletti, CEO of Pronatura […]