Why marijuana remains illegal in Russia and Ukraine

Given the prevalence of alcohol in both Russia and Ukraine, marijuana is still taboo and very illegal in both countries. Here’s why. Russians, along with other Eastern Europeans such as Ukrainians, have a global reputation for being heavy drinkers. Russia is also known as the birthplace of a flesh-eating drug known as krokodil (“crocodile), or […]

All these three cannabis stocks are appearing fine for 2020

As it draws to a close, 2019 is not looking like a good year for cannabis stocks. The Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences ETF (TSX:HMMJ) declined 29% for the full year, and even more from its 52 week high. While individual marijuana stocks have varied greatly in their results, none of the large ones are up for the […]

2 marijuana stocks to see to terminate the month

The past few months in the pot stock market have been less than kind for investors. Well, pot stocks do seem to be a fast-paced market, volatility seems to strike at certain times. This is due to a variety of factors including speculation and the infancy of the market overall. One of the key positives […]

Growing breeds: What’s the flavour of cannabis determined?

Cannabis cultivators have created thousands of unique strains through complex breeding processes and technical growing methods. Generally, the growing process of a cannabis plant heavily determines the cannabinoid content within the strain – but what determines the flavour of cannabis? Cannabinoids, like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), are a chemical substance within strains that connect […]

3 medical marijuana stocks to purchase

Often, when analysts or bloggers talk up the potential of marijuana stocks, the focus is on the consumer side of the industry. But some of the best stocks in the pot sector may be medical marijuana stocks. Indeed, it’s on the medical side where growth is likely to be largest in the near term. Canada […]

Maine hemp growers abruptly dropped by lender, insurer

A few weeks ago, Sheepscot General Store and Farm in Whitefield was making headlines for its innovative “U-pick hemp,” a crop that was legalized under the 2018 USDA farm bill. Now the story is one of uncertainty as the family farm finds itself in limbo with its bank and its insurance company both planning to […]

American hemp dreams have been crushed by those 5 challenges

Struggling American farmers felt like they had just received a stay of execution last year when the word came down the pike that industrial hemp production was on its way to becoming legal again in the United States. It meant they would no longer have to nickel and dime themselves to death by exclusively dedicating […]

FDA cautions Florida-based CBD firm about unsubstantiated medical claims

The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission sent a warning letter yesterday to a Florida-based CBD company, Rooted Apothecary, about unproven claims on their products. Last year, lawmakers in the United States legalized industrial hemp via the 2018 Farm Bill, adding to an already growing interest in CBD-based products. However, as the US Food and […]

U.S. Senate appears at cannabis wellness & coverage

Today, the U.S. Senate hosted a hearing titled “Marijuana and America’s Health: Questions and Issues for Policy Makers.”The hearing featured an array of expert witnesses and included input from the U.S. Surgeon General himself. Much of the conversation focused on repeating the dangers of cannabis consumption — particularly the “extra potent” forms of THC lawmakers fixated […]

The 5 largest issues for U.S. pot stocks

Although it may not seem like it at the moment, with cannabis stocks going up in smoke of late, legal marijuana offers some of the brightest growth prospects of any industry over the next decade. Depending on your preferred forecast, worldwide weed sales could grow fivefold to 18-fold over the next decade. At the heart […]

Cannabis occupations: how cannabis businesses are flooding the job market

As the cannabis industry begins to heat up, companies are beginning to aggressively seek employees to fill positions. Nearly two decades ago, cannabis was reintroduced into US states such as California, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington. Since then, states like Michigan and Illinois decided to legalise adult-use of cannabis leading to an increase in cannabis jobs. […]

Bahamas: Commission co-chair envisions marijuana sector like Jamaica

While the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana has not yet taken a definitive stance on marijuana use in The Bahamas, its recommendations will give the government options for various regulated models, according to commission co-chair Quinn McCartney. McCartney projected The Bahamas could see some form of regulation, not dissimilar to Jamaica’s heavily regulated model, within […]

New Portuguese growing performance to provide German cannabis marketplace

A European consortium backed by American cash is set to invest millions of dollars in a new operation in Portugal designed to supply the booming German medical cannabis market. And cannabis financial market analysts are calling out Portugal as a prime  location for those companies looking to take advantage of the rapidly growing European market. […]

European authorities slammed over CBD makeup’ confusion

A Leading industry body is calling for clarification on the regulations around CBD in European cosmetics – as the market prepares for massive growth. Earlier this year the European Union’s (E.U.) cosmetics regulators proposed a new classification for CBD; it did not go down well with the industry. It’s a confusing situation as the EU’s […]

5 reasons to employ a third-party distribution chain

Bringing legalized cannabis to market might seem fairly uncomplicated; after all, it’s just one plant that needs to be grown and packaged into a product. However, there are many complications that can arise along the way, especially in an emerging industry with ever-changing regulations. For this reason, companies with the strongest supply chain will win […]

128 million individuals about to acquire access to lawful pot: What it really means for marijuana stocks

Right now, around 41 million people have access to recreational marijuana that’s legal at a federal level. Two countries have legalized recreational pot — Canada and Uruguay. We can’t include the millions of Americans who live in the 11 states that have legalized recreational marijuana in our total since marijuana remains illegal at the federal […]