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The polemic of farming and consumption of cannabis from Costa Rica

From The Costa Rica News (TCRN) we have emphasized all relevant information that has come to light regarding the issue of “Cannabis in Costa Rica” since it continues to be a conflictive debate in this Central American country. Let´s recall that in August 2018, the Costa Rican Supreme Court determined that a person is allowed […]

The science supporting marijuana and migraines

There is nothing quite like a migraine. The American Migraine Foundation (AMF) estimates that over 1 billion individuals worldwide suffer from the debilitating pain of migraines. With 1 in 5 women, 1 in 16 men, and 1 in 11 children all dealing with the life-changing effects of migraines, it’s no wonder CBD and marijuana are often brought […]

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 […]

Can Ireland be softening its position on cannabis?

Despite being known as “The Emerald Isle,” cannabis remains illegal for recreational use in Ireland, while medicinal use has only recently been legalized and approved for specific conditions as a “last-resort” treatment. Prevailing attitudes in Ireland still consider the marijuana plant as dangerous, in contrast to the support of strictly controlled medical cannabis. Nonetheless, personal […]

What to expect when blending alcohol and cannabis

Cannabis and alcohol deliver their own unique effects, but the combination of these substances can have a significant mental and physical impact. Cannabis and alcohol are two of the most widely-used drugs in the U.S. and around the world. According to a 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 86.4% of Americans age 18 […]

Binge drinkers may be safeguarded from liver troubles from cannabis

For many people, drinking and drug use go together. And contrary to popular belief, that might be a good thing. Researchers at the National Institute of Scientific Research at Canada’s University of Quebec have produced some interesting figures on the number of cannabis users who are affected by alcohol-related diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and […]

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 […]

3 hot cannabis stocks which are more trick than treat

I’m not sure what’s more frightening… the ghouls, goblins, and ghosts you might come across at some point today, or the aggregate return of the cannabis stocks since the end of March. My money might be on the latter, because at least the former winds up with tasty treats by the end of the evening. […]

A look in the carbonated startups interrupting candy this Halloween

Trick-or-treaters probably aren’t enticed by sea salt dark chocolate. But that’s not stopping investors from handing out cash to startups looking to disrupt the candy industry this Halloween. The trend is no surprise, considering Americans are spending more dough than ever on the spooky holiday. The National Retail Federation estimates that 2019 sales will approximate […]

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 […]

Research: You are more likely to use marijuana if your parents did

A new study finds that even if parents limited marijuana use to high school, their kids were more likely to use cannabis than other groups. A primary focus among health professionals and scientists as marijuana goes mainstream is limiting adolescent cannabis usage. There’s still plenty we don’t understand about how cannabis works with the brain […]

What do girls need? Stronger CBD, based on new polls

A survey conducted by RYAH Medtech Inc. is shedding some light on the cannabis habits of women living in the U.S. It found that well-balanced strains along with those that are high in CBD were most important to the group of over 28,000 respondents to the survey. “The female patient demographic has not received enough […]