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Fri
15
Nov

Top risks facing cannabis industry in 2020 not what you think

On the tail-end of what turned out to be an extremely risky year for cannabis companies, one must wonder what 2020 has in store for a quasi-legal industry that is contending with a vaping crisis, contentious politics at all levels of government and ongoing financial concerns.

Rocco Petrilli, chief operating officer and board chair of the National Cannabis Risk Management Association, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based nonprofit, says the top risk worries for the group’s 2,000-plus members may not be what you’d expect

Slip-and-falls at a growing number of marijuana dispensaries? Finding affordable product liability insurance? An unusually cold winter ruining crops? Adequate quality control?

Thu
14
Nov

Exploring high THCV strains and how they are valuable to cannabis users

Thus far, 113 different cannabinoids have been isolated from the cannabis plant, and all we ever hear or talk about are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).

Truth be told, they are the most prevalent compounds in cannabis, but we should be aware of the fact that there are other equally intriguing (though lesser-known) cannabinoids in this mysterious plant.

So, we decided to learn more about tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), a rare compound that can only be found in trace amounts of marijuana. And not just any kind of marijuana.

Thu
14
Nov

What can other Countries learn from the Vape Crisis in the US

Vape pen cartridges are very popular in the United States, however, they are somewhat of a novelty in other countries. That is likely to change in the future as vape pen cartridge technology spreads to other markets around the globe.

For those that are unaware of what a vape pen cartridge is, it’s a cartridge filled with a cannabis concentrate oil

The cartridge attaches to a battery that heats up an element or wick inside of the cartridge, and that creates a cannabis vapor that the consumer inhales.

For many consumers, a vape pen cartridge is preferred over smoking cannabis since it’s so convenient, discrete, and yields significantly less odor.

Thu
14
Nov

What is CBG and what are its benefits?

Thanks to the 2018 farm bill, hemp is once again being grown on a national scale. And one side-effect of this progressive step has been the rapid growth of public interest in CBD.

CBD has become one of the most searched terms on the internet thanks to its much-publicized health benefits combined with the fact that it’s non-psychotropic, meaning it doesn’t get you high like THC.

Thu
14
Nov

Cannabis companies should be partnering with big tobacco, not big alcohol

When Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) announced it was joining forces with Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), it made investors euphoric as they dreamt of what it could mean for the top pot stock in the world. Beverages were -- and still could be -- the next big thing in the industry, and so partnering with a big alcohol company that makes the popular Corona beer seemed like a match made in heaven. And with Constellation Brands increasing its ownership stake in Canopy Growth, it would guarantee that the two companies would be inseparable and continuing to work on products together for the foreseeable future. 

Wed
13
Nov

Most marijuana vape products quarantined by Mass. Health Officials

A quarantine was ordered for most marijuana vaping products in Massachusetts Tuesday, extending the state's efforts to control vaping products amid a nationwide epidemic of lung injuries.

Exempt from the quarantine are medical marijuana products designed specifically for devices for medical marijuana flower vaping, the state Cannabis Control Commission said. Massachusetts' ban on vape-related products for medical marijuana users was lifted as the quarantine went into effect.

Wed
13
Nov

Forget cannabis-infused beverages: Could beverages brewed from cannabis be the next big trend?

There are many ways users can consume cannabis, and beverages could soon become a very popular option. With big beverage companies including Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) and Anheuser Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) showing an interest in the cannabis industry and working on developing products for it, consumers could soon see some exciting new drinks available.

Wed
13
Nov

‘Synthetic marijuana’ is a dangerous misnomer that people need to stop using

Synthetic cannabinoids do not taste like cannabis, do not provide the same high, and in a frightening number of cases, cause nasty side effects, including psychosis and death.

Lab-made cannabinoids — molecules meant to mimic natural compounds found in cannabis upon the body — are a relatively new group of drugs. They found their way out of research labs and onto the streets, starting to notably appear in the 2000s. Going by many names, including early brand “Spice,” it is also unfortunately referred to as “synthetic marijuana” by law enforcement, legislators, media, and the public.

Fact is, the name is a dangerous misnomer, as synthetic cannabinoids do not taste like cannabis, do not provide the same high, and can even be life threatening.  

Wed
13
Nov

The race to create faster-acting edibles

A few years ago, edibles started showing up in the last place anyone wanted to see them. The obituaries. 

First, 19-year-old student Levy Thamba Pongi visited Denver during spring break of 2014 and jumped off a motel balcony after eating a marijuana cookie. Less than a year later, also in Colorado, a seemingly happy 23-year-old named Luke Goodman died by suicide on a ski vacation in Keystone -- a tragedy his family blames on cannabis candy. Earlier that day, he’d tried a couple of pieces, and when he didn’t feel anything, popped a few more -- four peach tarts and one red velvet in all, five times the recommended dose.

Wed
13
Nov

Why Yocan Evolve Plus is Still the Best Wax Vaporizer for 2019

The market is flooded with devices intended to vaporize different kinds of materials and one of the most popular amongst these are wax pen vaporizers. Wax pen vaporizers are made for the consumption of any of the solid, sticky, or runny concentrates that are produced by extracting the active ingredients of select plant matter to obtain the most potent and most flavorful distillates.

The Yocan Evolve Plus Vaporizer is amongst these devices and are one of the few that remained relevant after years of being on the market, get yours at yocanvaporizer.com to make sure you’re getting authentic and original Yocan products.

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