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Tue
07
Jun

Why I think federal prohibition fails young people

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As leaders in this space, we need to consider the current approach to cannabis and its impact on the people we want to protect.

The United States has been painstakingly slow to embrace federal cannabis reform. Despite 18 states now having legal, non-medical cannabis access, there are still Americans in jail on cannabis-related charges. According to findings from Pew Charitable Trusts, one in three of the possession-related arrests made in 2019 were for marijuana.

Preliminary data and research from outside jurisdictions are demonstrating that cannabis legalization could be shaping up to be a more sensible and controlled approach than prohibition, particularly in protecting a key segment of the population — young people.

Mon
06
Jun

Cannabis enters the metaverse to “educate” consumers

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Cannabis processing and marketing companies are beginning to test the effectiveness of the metaverse to promote their products and educate consumers about the use of weed in its different presentations.

Like other companies from different economic sectors such as JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) & Co., Miller Lite, Estée Lauder or Wendy’s, companies dedicated to the marijuana trade plan to create virtual stores for the promotion and sale of real-world products and even market non-fungible tokens.

Cannabis sellers have seen in the metaverse an opportunity to market their products more freely than on other platforms like Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Cannabis Marketing Association executive director Lisa Buffo told The Wall Street Journal.

Mon
06
Jun

8 potential benefits of medical marijuana

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People have argued for over a century about whether the benefits of medicinal marijuana outweigh the risks. Supporters of marijuana as medication claim that it has many potential benefits and can alleviate symptoms more effectively than conventional pharmaceuticals. Risks are low since marijuana is generally effective at low doses. Marijuana also may allow patients to reduce or stop using other pain relievers or medications. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to look into each state’s regulations. If you are interested about the laws in our state you can see here a guide on how to get a medical marijuana card in Maryland, fully online.

Here are eight potential benefits of medicinal marijuana.

Mon
06
Jun

Does marijuana smoking harm vision? A study reveals how it alters the way you see

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Regardless of how you use cannabis, one thing is clear – it can cause both immediate and long-term effects including changes in perception and increased heart rate, to name a few.

To that end, there are two sides to a story. (Benzinga)

While there are studies that confirmed the negative effects of marijuana use, the number of those demonstrating the health benefits of cannabis, especially when used as a treatment for diseases such as cancer, continue to grow.  

Fri
03
Jun

High Tide President and CEO, Raj Grover, named Cannabis Person of the Year at O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala

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Company Receives Seven Award Nominations in Total

High Tide Inc. ("High Tide" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: HITI) (TSXV: HITI) (FSE: 2LYA) a leading retail-focused cannabis company with bricks-and-mortar as well as global e-commerce assets, is proud to announce that it's President and CEO, Raj Grover, was named Cannabis Person of the Year at the O'Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala, a national annual event that recognizes excellence and innovation in the cannabis industry, last night in Toronto.

Fri
03
Jun

Patricia Arquette stars in new Pride campaign from Cann and Weedmaps

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The new campaign celebrates "queer joy, inclusivity and cannabis"

Cannabis beverage brand Cann and Weedmaps have partnered on a new Pride campaign that features Patricia Arquette and a host of stars celebrating “queer joy, inclusivity and cannabis.”

Arquette joins Gus Kenworthy, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kornbread, Kerri Colby, Jorgeous and more in the original song and music video, dubbed “Taste So Good.”

Arquette is also the co-founder of the Los Angeles-based cannabis consumption lounge Fantom Flower, which is set to open next year. Arquette told Vanity Fair that her work in cannabis is about highlighting how “cannabis has been an element of cultures, throughout time.”

Fri
03
Jun

APPlife Digital Solutions, Inc. announces opening of Hemp and CBD products e-commerce site “Global Hemp Service”

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APPlife Digital Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: ALDS) (“APPlife”, the Company”), a business incubator and portfolio manager that invests in and creates e-commerce and cloud-based solutions is pleased to announce that the Global Hemp Service LLC (“Global”) web site has recently completed its extended beta period and is now a fully-functioning e-commerce platform that offers an extensive line of hemp and CBD related products including those for personal, home, beauty, organic, and industrial uses.

Fri
03
Jun

This cannabis stock just made history

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Is this the industry's watershed moment, or is this just a one-off exception?

The marijuana industry still isn't legal in the U.S. even though dozens of states permit marijuana for either recreational or medical use. There are even many marijuana companies that trade on the stock exchanges that you can invest in today to gain exposure to the fast-growing industry.

However, not all marijuana companies can trade on the NYSE or Nasdaq. Specifically, plant-touching marijuana companies based in the U.S. aren't able to do so because they operate in violation of federal laws. But in May, one stock became an exception to the rule and made history.

Thu
02
Jun

Cannabis makes crypto connection

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The cannabis industry has tried valiantly to incorporate crypto into its business with little success. It was seen as a great way to work around a banking system that was hostile toward the cannabis industry. However, the uptake has been slow and uneven results have caused many to stay on the sidelines in wait and see mode. That hasn’t kept some in the industry though from jumping in with both feet.

Thu
02
Jun

Hemp seed oil skincare products by Vido's Health & Beauty USA will soon be on OneLavi

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OneLavi will soon carry Vido’s Health & Beauty USA skincare products that contain Hemp Seed Oil.

“We are thrilled that OneLavi, a boutique health, wellness, and beauty website, will offer our skincare products with HSO to its customers,” said Iva Plummer, one of the co-founders of Vido’s Health & Beauty USA.

“We are launching our products in the U.S. this year, and OneLavi will be one of the first retailers to see our HSO skincare products.”

Plummer said Hemp Seed Oil is perfect for the skin because it moisturizes and reduces inflammation.

“Because of HSO, our skincare products also are rich in anti-oxidants, ‘which can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals,’” Plummer said.

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