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Just how cannabis and CBD helps remove the stigma about mental illness

With marijuana use and mental health both wildly stigmatized, perhaps there are solutions in place that are as simple as having a conversation. Millions of Americans are coping with mental health issues. Often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, those who suffer in silence with mental illness issues often remain silent due to the stigmatization that shrouds depression, […]

U.S. hemp growers may get crop insurance policy starting in 2020

American industrial hemp growers will be eligible for crop insurance under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) starting in 2020. Those firms and farmers who grow hemp for fiber, flower or seeds will be eligible beginning with next year’s crops, under the recently announced program. The insurance coverage is through USDA’s Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) […]

What CannTrust' s fresh allegations of wrongdoing may mean to its Business

The CannTrust Holdings (NYSE:CTST) scandal just keeps on getting bigger. While we’re still waiting on a decision from Health Canada on what its punishment will be in relation to illegally growing marijuana, last week the public learned of even more potential problems: Multiple sources told BNN Bloomberg that seeds from the black market found their […]

India, Pakistan cities in top three for pot utilization despite being prohibited

New Delhi, India, and Karachi, Pakistan, have ranked among the top three places for cannabis consumption according to data recently released, despite laws against the drug in both places. Germany-based media campaign outlet ABCD and self-growing cannabis tech company Seedo reported the findings in its updated Cannabis Price Index after aggregating data from 120 cities […]

California pledges $20 million to public awareness effort against vaping

California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the actions Monday as part of an executive order. Many of the hundreds of nationwide […]

Marijuana labs including tests targeting vitamin E acetate in reaction to vaping health scare

Cannabis testing labs around the country are adding more specific tests targeting an additive that’s been linked to the string of recent illnesses and deaths health authorities say are related to marijuana and tobacco vaping devices. Although no definitive cause of the vaping-related issues has been identified, early reports have targeted the additive vitamin E […]

Another warning taken by FTC on cannabidiol asserts

Last week the U.S. Federal Trade Commission sent more warning letters to companies over claims it alleges have been made relating to cannabidiol (CBD). This warning shot across the bows follows a round of letters sent in March this year by the FTC and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While not naming the targets […]

3 leading cannabis stocks to purchase today

Investing in cannabis stocks isn’t for the faint of heart. The wild up-and-down swings can be dizzying. The risks are real. But the potential pay-off over the long run could be enormous. Choosing which cannabis stocks to buy involves the same process as investing in any other kind of stock. You’ll want to find well-run […]

Legal edibles, additional derivatives must add 3 million customers to Canadian cannabis marketplace

The second great Canadian cannabis rush is nearing the starting line, with pot entrepreneurs looking to stand out amid an onslaught of soon-to-be-legal edibles on the market. Legal cannabis edibles and other derivatives are expected to grow Canada’s cannabis market by three million consumers, or 65 per cent, according to a poll commissioned earlier this […]

Home growers take on corporate cannabis in Canada

In October 2018, Canada legalized cannabis for adult use nationwide. Under Canada’s Cannabis Act, adults are allowed to cultivate up to four cannabis plants per household, either indoors or outdoors. Now, almost a year into legalization, more Canadians are taking advantage of this freedom — and are pushing to expand it.  Take, for example, a […]

Confusion reigns as Maine rolls out its own marijuana monitoring system

The state marijuana industry didn’t like what it saw when it got its first look at Maine’s new track-and-trace system Monday: hundreds and hundreds of 25-cent tags required to catalog every plant’s path to pre-rolled joint, vape cartridge or infused candy. “This will drive prices through the roof,” said medical marijuana caregiver Dawson Julia of […]

As conditions contain marijuana, pesticides might be a blind spot

The EPA would ordinarily evaluate pesticide safety, but it has never done so for marijuana because the plant is illegal under federal law. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) People who consume marijuana medically or recreationally may be exposing themselves to unknown health risks from toxic pesticides. The EPA would ordinarily evaluate pesticide safety but has never […]

3 overhyped cannabis stocks to prevent now

Everyone was expecting that the legalization of adult-use marijuana would create a “supernova” on the stock market. There was a stellar explosion but only in the valuations of the cannabis companies. People are starting to realize that cannabis stocks are overhyped. The sky-high valuations are coming down and the period of reckoning is at hand. […]

Digital advertising 101 for its cannabis business

There is a common misconception that cannabis brands and dispensaries are unable to market their businesses using modern day digital advertising tools. While it is true that the major players in online advertising (e.g. Google and Facebook) have severe restrictions or outright bans on advertising cannabis and/or hemp products via their advertising platforms, there are […]