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Mon
06
Jan

A look back at the top cannabis news stories of 2019

As we enter a new year and a new decade, it's exciting to predict where the cannabis industry will be in another ten years, and also to reflect on how far the industry as come. The legal industry has made incredible strides over the course of the last few years with more people than ever jumping on board for its benefits. The year 2019 was an especially interesting year with many highs and lows for cannabis businesses and consumers alike. It was an exceptionally rough year for cannabis stocks and it doesn’t look like 2020 will be much better. However, things continued to move forward despite financial woes.

Here’s a recap on some of the top stories from 2019:

Fri
03
Jan

How Long Does Marijuana Stay In Your Circulatory System?

If you’re a regular smoker and have a drug test coming up, the wisest thing to do would be to stop consuming cannabis for a minimum of 15 days before the day of your test.

Blood tests can be scary for regular marijuana users, especially when there’s a job or some sort of insurance on the line. While these sort of tests are becoming less and less common for all sorts of reasons, they are still required on special occasions. So, for how long does marijuana stay in the body?

Thu
02
Jan

‘What’s right is right’: Former NBA stars push league to follow MLB and allow cannabis use

Al Harrington, former NBA player and current cannabis advocate, was buoyed by news that major league baseball has dropped marijuana from its banned substance list and said he believes it is just a matter of time before professional basketball follows suit. 

Al Harrington is going hard to the hoop.

The former NBA player and current cannabis advocate was buoyed by news that major league baseball has dropped marijuana from its banned substance list and said he believes it is just a matter of time before professional basketball follows suit.

Thu
02
Jan

Study: CBD Dosing Reduces Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder

The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 13 people on earth suffer from anxiety. 

Anxiety can manifest itself in various forms, with social anxiety being one of the most common forms.

Thu
02
Jan

Moms, Presidents And Open Letters: The Tango For Cannabis Legalization And Home Growing In Latin America

Read entire article here.

Latin America’s cannabis market is poised to become a central piece in the development of a legal global cannabis industry. With land and weather perfectly fit for cannabis cultivation, relatively low labor costs, and a strategic location for exports into North America, the region is on its way to becoming an important cannabis hub.

Some markets like Colombia are welcoming investments from some of the top cannabis companies like Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis, Cronos Group and Aphria. 

Thu
02
Jan

More than $28M spent on medical marijuana in Arkansas

This year came with a lot of promises.

In Arkansas, the biggest promise was medical marijuana coming to the state.

FOX13's Winnie Wright has pulled the numbers together and learned where things stand since its implementation.

More than 4,000 pounds of pot has been sold in Arkansas since the industry took off seven months ago.

Patients have spent more than $28 million and it’s money going right back in to Arkansas' economy.

Last May, two and a half years after voters passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, qualifying patients could legally buy medical marijuana in the state.

Thu
02
Jan

5 mistakes to avoid when planning your commercial cannabis operation

With a crop as profitable and heavily regulated as cannabis, growers must ensure that they will get the most out of their grow facility in order to produce high quality yields while meeting regulations. The following are common mistakes that should be avoided when setting up a commercial marijuana operation:

Tue
31
Dec

Marijuana Use is Rising Faster Among Depressed Individuals

The consistent use of marijuana has risen more quickly among people with depression, according to a new study. In addition, those with depression are less likely to perceive it as risky, compared with people who aren’t depressed.

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For the study, reported on by Reuters, researchers examined data collected from a total of almost 729,000 people aged 12 years and older between 2005 and 2017, including any prior-month cannabis use and any depression experienced over the previous year.

Tue
31
Dec

How to Travel With Medical Marijuana

This fall, Sierra Riddle queued up at security at Los Angeles International Airport with a tincture bottle of THC oil — the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis — in her purse writes Jonathan Wolfe of New York Times.

Tue
31
Dec

Ohio patients get access to medical marijuana while the state program still works tries to get license-holders operating

After nearly a full year of medical marijuana sales, Ohio reports 74,768 registered patients, with 51,237 having visited a dispensary to purchase some form of medical marijuana.

Since sales started on Jan. 16, 2019, the state reports 6,180 pounds of plant material have been sold, compared to 251,887 units of manufactured product, like tinctures, oils, edibles, or lotions adding up to $51.5 million in product sales.

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