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Fri
27
Nov

Cannabis Beverages Offer A Trendy Alternative To Alcohol

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Cocktails don’t have to have alcohol these days.

With the holiday season already upon us, savvy hosts are busy preparing to celebrate with friends and family, whether the event is a planned family gathering or an impromptu party with friends. And while the challenges 2020 has thrown at us will mean things aren’t the way they usually are, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Consider beverages, for example. For millennia, the go-to thirst quencher for festivities in many cultures has been alcohol. And while a good cocktail can be an effective social lubricant and leave you feeling no pain, it can also fuel bitter arguments and tons of bullshit that nobody wants to deal with.

Fri
27
Nov

Medipharm Labs Is Taking A “Personalized” Approach To Treating Chronic Kidney Disease Leveraging Cannabinoids

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Earlier this month, MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSX: LABS) (OTCQX: MEDIF) (FSE: MLZ) plunged lower after it reported quarterly earnings that showed a large decline in revenue when compared to the same quarter last year.

We believe the response from the market was an overreaction and will monitor the trend from here. MediPharm represents a differentiated growth opportunity that is executing on a multi-national expansion and we find the valuation to be attractive at current levels.

Fri
20
Nov

Can Marijuana Or CBD Help Acne?

 

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In some studies, THC appears to ease inflammation inside and outside the body, therefore decreasing the threat of acne.

While it is true that the cannabinoids in cannabis can have some effect on the skin and can treat itching and even skin diseases like psoriasis, marijuana’s impact on the skin adds a level of complexity to the debate. 

We know that marijuana increases testosterone, which may cause acne, at least in some individuals. 

Fri
20
Nov

Cannabis slang: why is marijuana called “pot”?

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There are more than 1,200 nicknames for cannabis, some more familiar than others. Ganga, weed, reefer and bud are some of the most-used and familiar, while alfalfa, Green Goddess and muggle —a 1920's term for a pot smoker and not a non-magical person — are less well-known. 

According to slang scholar Jonathon Green, drugs like cannabis are slang's “best sellers” because slang consists of words and phrases, think codewords or inside jokes, intended to stand in for an actual thing or topic considered too taboo for conversations in polite society. 

Fri
20
Nov

Is Aphria the Top Canadian Cannabis Stock?

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As many cannabis companies have struggled this year, there appears to be one company that is rising above the pack, Aphria (APHA). This Canadian cannabis producer has a solid history of profitability, but is it the top cannabis stock to buy right now? Read more to find out.

Cannabis stocks have had their fair share of ups and downs over the past few years. Many promising cannabis companies made high-priced acquisitions which came back to haunt them, while others were faced with management issues and short-seller attacks, which caused their stocks to dramatically sell-off.

Tue
20
Oct

Border patrol intercepts weed worth US$8 million at Peace Bridge

The tally of cannabis seizures at the Peace Bridge running between Canada and the U.S. increased yet again last week when U.S. border officers in Buffalo discovered a commercial shipment with more than a ton of weed.

Thu
03
Sep

As the Legal Cannabis Market Grows, the Illegal Market Shrinks

Legal marijuana entrepreneurs are finally starting to win the battle against a long-time enemy—the illicit market. For years, black market operators have undercut cannabis prices and taken away part of the cannabis market share.

But a new study has found that the coronavirus epidemic has accelerated the long hoped for reduction in the illegal market. The legal market has especially taken away business from Mexican drug cartels, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.

Thu
03
Sep

CannaCon: Grow the Industry With Us

CannaCon the seminal cannabis convention is coming back to Oklahoma City Monday, September 28 to Tuesday, September 29 at the Cox Convention Center.

With over 100 exhibitors showcasing some of the best products in the industry including world class genetics, the latest in packaging, and the latest in extraction equipment, you will find everything you need to grow your cannabis business. CannaCon is dedicated to supporting emerging markets, and Oklahoma is home to a quickly growing medical cannabis industry.

Tue
25
Aug

U.S. border officials seize over 1,000 lbs of pot

A Canadian truck driver faces charges in Detroit after border officials at the Fort Street Cargo Facility seized over 1,000 lbs of marijuana on Sunday.

The driver presented a manifest for steel wire destined for a distribution centre in Chicago, but Customs and Border Protection officers got suspicious and sent the truck to secondary inspection.

That’s when they found 1,031 lbs of marijuana hidden in five wooden crates.

“The Port of Detroit is proud to have prevented the exploitation of our borders and the introduction of illicit drugs into our communities,” said Port Director, Devin Chamberlain. “I am equally proud of our CBP Officers and Agriculture Specialists who remain vigilant in their efforts to protect the American people every day.”

Tue
28
Jul

$6 Million Worth of Cannabis Seized At New York-Canada Border

A 45-year-old Canadian man got busted at the border last week hauling millions of dollars worth of marijuana.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection nabbed the suspect last Wednesday on Peace Bridge, a crossing that connects Buffalo, New York to Fort Erie, Ontario. The man was driving a commercial tractor trailer, and he informed the officers that he was delivering a shipment containing articles of cement. 

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