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The way smokable hemp is substituting tobacco smokes

Tobacco smoking has for a long time been known to cause a whole host of diseases, including many types of cancer.  Thanks to conclusive scientific studies and subsequent public health warnings, the number of tobacco smokers continues to drop every year. However, quitting isn’t easy thanks to nicotine’s strong addictive qualities. This means many ex-smokers […]

Can I use marijuana to deal with cold or flu?

We are rapidly approaching that dreadful time once again: cold and flu season. All one has to do is spend a few hours in an airport — a petri dish inside the global travel system — and it becomes painfully evident by all the coughing and wheezing whipping about the terminal that it won’t be […]

New call for coordinated global CBD testing criteria

New standardized purity tests would prevent unscrupulous CBD companies gaming the system to secure favorable results, says a U.K. industry body. The London-based Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) is to gauge the appetitive for a new set of internationally-recognized CBD testing guidelines. In a press release the CMC says it has appointed leading chemist Dr […]

Oregon’s cannabis industry scrambles to answer the vaping catastrophe

It is not hyperbole to suggest the vaping crisis is the greatest challenge the nascent cannabis industry has yet had to face. As reports of severe lung illnesses related to vaping have spread across the country, including two deaths in Oregon, it’s been a stark reminder that the federal status of cannabis as a Schedule […]

3 leading cannabis stocks to purchase Nowadays

An oversupply of product has led to difficulties in the marijuana industry, where many companies have seen significant declines in stock prices recently. A Centers for Disease Control report of 800 vaping-related deaths and injuries has also likely scared investors away.  Despite the volatility and negative news of the past few months, the pot industry is still a […]

Don't attribute lawful cannabis for your vaping health emergency, concentrate on black economy THC

As health officials learn more about the cause of a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, illicit-market cannabis products have emerged as a primary suspect. Unfortunately, many news reports continue to conflate these illegal products with the highly regulated and compliant products produced by state-licensed operators — sowing confusion that could ultimately strengthen the illicit […]

Aurora Cannabis rolls out cannabis strips

These days, when it comes to cannabis, you can smoke it, eat it, and drink it. But now there’s a new way to consume cannabis: strips that dissolve in the mouth. This is thanks to top Canadian marijuana stock Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB), which announced Tuesday that it has launched cannabinoid-infused “sublingual wafers” — i.e., thin strips […]

The budding sector of cannabis technology

From food and drink to health and wellness and beyond, there’s one plant we can’t seem to get enough of: cannabis. It seems like every consumer product nowadays is taking part in reefer madness. Home cooks are taking edibles to new heights. In places like Denver and California, you can take cooking classes specifically centered around food made […]

Legalisation of medical and other cannabis has little impact on crime

A new study funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice sought to determine the effect of the change in legal status of cannabis on crimes rates. Eleven states and the District of Columbia have legalised cannabis. The study, which looked at legalisation and sales of recreational or broad medical purposes cannabis in […]

Legalizing cannabis is your reply to vaping concerns

Over the past few months the media has been awash with reports of people getting sick from vaping. Nearly every day, news outlets report on otherwise healthy, usually young, people who have fallen critically ill from the use of vapes that they believed to be a safer alternative to smoking. In response, politicians have been […]

FBI Data reveals marijuana arrests increased for third consecutive year

Despite marijuana legalization in 11 states and widespread decriminalization, police still focus on arresting Americans for cannabis possession. A new crime report produced by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program found there were 663,367 marijuana arrests in the United States last year. That amounts to one cannabis arrest every 48 seconds. More alarming, however, is […]

South Dakota's hemp invoice beginning to take shape for 2020 legislative session

Lawmakers have begun writing a bill legalizing industrial hemp in South Dakota in 2020.  The legislative Hemp Study Committee is building off the failed 2019 bill that would have legalized industrial hemp. However, the 2020 bill’s language will be finalized after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announces its hemp program guidelines, which are expected by the end of the […]

Two cannabis stocks which may land a game-changing spouse in 2020

Last year, nearly every cannabis company was racing to find a big-time partner. Cronos Group, for example, secured a $1.8 billion deal with tobacco giant Altria Group. Cronos stock ran more than 100% on the news, rising to a peak market cap of $20 billion. Canopy Growth, meanwhile, locked down a $4 billion capital infusion […]