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1 year on and U.K. medical cannabis program is failing

One year on from the introduction of medical cannabis in the U.K., the overwhelming consensus is that it has been a massive failure in need of a complete overhaul. As things stand there is little chance of this coming from within the U.K. medical establishment so the change will need to come from elsewhere. Steve […]

4 CBD marketplace tendencies all entrepreneurs must take note of

According to recent predictions by BDS Analytics, the CBD market will reach somewhere close to $20 billion in sales by the year 2024. That’s a 49 percent compound annual growth rate, a bit shocking for a substance that was almost entirely outlawed less than a decade ago. Here are three profitable trends in the CBD market that […]

US Department of Agriculture rolls hemp farming guidelines

As consumer interest in CBD products in the United States continues to surge, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released interim draft rules for growing hemp this week. The guidelines for hemp cultivation will be subject to a 60-day public comment period, after which the USDA will start reviewing proposed regulations from states and tribes. “At […]

Dummies keep sneaking hemp plants thinking they are marijuana

Low penalties for thieves and general miseducation between hemp and marijuana has caused farmers serious problems. Hemp is supposed to be America’s new cash crop. Sales of hemp could reach $24 billion, according to Bloomberg. But farmers betting on hemp have experienced growing pains. First year hemp farmers are struggling to reach profitability, as crops […]

Israel: Investment in security for medical cannabis is rising

Globally, a preference for medical cannabis on the market has increased over the last few years, even in places where generalized use and sale of cannabis has been legalized. This trend has continued as the more and more consumers recognize the merits of medical cannabis increases, especially when compared to unregulated crops. However, adhering to […]

Michigan reduces charge for medical marijuana applications

Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced new rules for the state’s medical marijuana program Wednesday to lower application costs and fees for users. The new rules lower the cost of application fees to $40 from $60, eliminate a $25 background check fee for caregivers and eliminate the $10 fee users faced when modifying their registry cards to add or remove […]

5 strategies to succeed at Cellular with cannabis

The availability of legal cannabis products in the United States, including cannabis and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), is greater than ever, with consumer interest continuing to grow. CBD products are now easily found in mainstream retail stores and the number and variety of products will undoubtedly expand further. It’s no surprise that grocers are hopping on […]

The 5 largest issues for cannabusinesses

Achieving growth and building a following in any new industry can be tough, especially when its product used to be illegal. There is no better example of this than cannabis. Despite being legalized in many states for medicinal and recreational use, it is still illegal at the federal level.  From obtaining the selling permit to […]

5 high 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 […]

Australian Capital Territory legalises private cannabis growing

On 25 September, 2019, the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) approved a law permitting personal cultivation, possession and use of cannabis for recreational purposes. ACT has passed the law that permits personal cannabis growing as the act describes the objective as a ‘harm minimisation approach’, stating that ‘the outright prohibition model of […]

Doorstep CBD beverage deliveries and CBD milk

Doorstep CBD deliveries are taking off in London in a partnership between drinks company Botanic Labs and Deliveroo. Within 45 minutes customers can receive orders for individual cans, four-packs, or eight-packs of Botanic Labs’ CBD drink, ‘Dutch Courage’. Each 250ml can of ‘Dutch Courage contains 5mg of full-spectrum CBD, sour cherry, and hibiscus, says the company […]

U.S. organic hemp study receives a funding increase

A $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant is supporting Purdue University research into organic hemp production. Much knowledge has been lost in the USA between the start of prohibition decades ago and the recent hemp renaissance; particularly in relation to growing hemp without the use of pesticides, or the use of environmentally gentle pesticides. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]