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Mar

Will Marijuana Use Affect Your Chances Of Getting Hired?

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Unfortunately, marijuana use can still disqualify you from getting hired, even in states with fully legal weed.

The embrace of marijuana reform and using CBD in wellness spaces could cause someone to think the stigma surrounding cannabis has disappeared. While that may be true from a cultural perspective—more than two out of every three Americans support cannabis legalization—you may want to reconsider if you’re looking for a job.

Wed
17
Mar

U.S. Legalization Nears: Here Are the Best Cannabis Stocks to Buy

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When this year started, I’d discussed when the United States was set to pursue the legalization of recreational cannabis. Cannabis use has ramped up in North American during the COVID-19 pandemic. Entrepreneurs and investors are scrambling to get in on the largest cannabis market on the planet. Today, I want to look at the best cannabis stocks to snatch up as U.S. legalization talks heat up.

Wed
17
Mar

Marijuana Is Going Global at a Rapid Pace: Cannabis Weekly

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Seemingly overnight, the cannabis industry has gone global.

That can be seen in the deal just announced by Curaleaf Holdings Inc., the largest U.S. cannabis company, that aims to turn Europe into a launchpad for international growth. Or take a look at British American Tobacco Plc’s new stake in a Canadian marijuana company, Organigram Holdings Inc. And then there’s the bill passed last week in Mexico that could make recreational marijuana legal, paving the way for heavy international investment.

Together, the developments show that global receptiveness to marijuana is accelerating.

Fri
18
Dec

Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated with Reduced Symptoms in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress

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Post-traumatic stress patients who consume state-authorized cannabis products exhibit reduced symptoms over time as compared to nonusers, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.

Commenting on the findings, NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “Veterans are far more likely to self-report using cannabis than are those in the general population, and many veterans attest that cannabis is effective for the self-management of their PTS symptoms. These findings substantiate their claims.”

Fri
18
Dec

After Blockbuster Aphria-Tilray Merger, World’s Largest Cannabis Company Eyes U.S. Market

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Tilray and Aphria, two of the biggest marijuana companies in Canada, announced plans to merge on Wednesday and create the world’s largest cannabis outfit.

With existing medical and recreational cannabis businesses in Canada and Europe, the new conglomerate is positioning itself to eventually enter the biggest weed market in the world: the U.S.

Fri
18
Dec

Marijuana Money

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The big news this week of course was the announced merger between Aphria and Tilray. Aphria will own over 60% of the combined entity and Irwin Simon, Aphria’s CEO will take on the same role at the new company. However, it will be known as Tilray and use the Tilray symbol. 

Mind Medicine (MindMed) Inc. (NEO: MMED) (OTCQB: MMEDF) raised C$80 million in an upsized bought deal. the company said the net proceeds will be used for investment in Project Lucy, Albert (the company’s digital medicine division), additional microdosing research and development, Project Layla (18-MC) as well as general working capital. The original raise was planned for $50 million. 

Fri
18
Dec

Plant Hemp Trees & Save the Bees

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Bees Love Cannabis Too!

In the American agricultural landscape, industrial hemp, Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae), is a newly developed and rapidly growing crop. Hemp lacks nectar but, as an exclusively wind-pollinated crop, produces an abundance of pollen in agricultural landscapes during a period of time referred to as floral dearth. Researchers have found that a number of bee species are attracted to these pollen plumes, yet the diversity of floral visitors and their use of hemp in a variety of agricultural contexts remains uncertain.

Fri
18
Dec

TSA initially reports man tried to smuggle box cutters inside shampoo bottle, but the contraband turned out to be weed

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Passenger flying into Boston was packing cannabis not animus.

The Twitterverse was left scratching its collective head after the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) tweeted a man flying into Boston’s Logan International Airport had jammed two box cutters into what would have been a very large shampoo bottle, but it was really just garden-variety cannabis.

Wed
09
Dec

Untangling the role of medical cannabis in surgical care

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Medical cannabis was legalized in Colorado in 2000, but 20 years later, Camille Stewart, MD, isn't able to prescribe it to her patients. Nor is she able to dictate the dosage or frequency with which patients take the drug.

That's because of the weird limbo in which medical cannabis exists. Although it is legal in many states, cannabis still is classified by the federal government as a Schedule I drug with no current acceptable medical use and a high potential for abuse. That puts it in the same category as heroin, LSD and MDMA (ecstasy).

Wed
09
Dec

Cannabis Holiday Gifts For Every Type Of Friend

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Cannabis products make for great gifts. Here are some recommendations for every type of friend, from seasoned stoners to newbies.

Christmas is right around the corner and it’s expected to be a lonelier affair than usual. A simple way to feel closer to your friends this year is to mail them thoughtful gifts. An even better way is to send them thoughtful weed gifts.

Making cannabis gifts is getting easier every year, with new products targeting a wide variety of people, from the canna-curious to seasoned users.

Here are some gift suggestions for this holiday season:

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