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3 cannabis stocks worth considering for your portfolio

The cannabis space is growing like a weed, thanks largely to Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana last October along with an increasing number of U.S. states giving the green light to the drug for medical use. Moreover, the industry is widely projected to be one of the fastest growing over at least the next decade as more countries -- including the United States -- are expected to eventually fully legalize marijuana. So it makes good sense for risk-tolerant investors to want exposure to the cannabis realm.

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Cannabis and mental health: Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, equally likely to affect men and women, causes a person’s mood, energy, and mental clarity to vary wildly. Such fluctuation leads the person to experience waves of mania and depression. Most patients experience the onset of bipolar disorder around age 25, although teens and children can develop bipolar disorder at lesser rates than adults. In all, 2.6% of the U.S. population has bipolar disorder

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The cannabis industry is in need of innovation

The development of new technologies or significant societal change often comes with a boom or bust cycle. As these new technologies or ways of doing things gain in popularity, the public and investors may rush in to get involved and get a piece of the action. As people storm into stocks, start businesses or get involved in other ways, the bubble is blown up until it eventually bursts.

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Opinion: Cannabis retailers have to change their approach in order to target the right consumers

Financial predictions about the cannabis market have been exciting analysts for some time as marijuana becomes more mainstream. Consider the facts: As of 2018, there were already 12 cannabis companies with stock market value worth more than $1 billion; One of the first celebrity-chef darlings, Martha Stweart, has signed a deal to market CBD; The company behind Budweiser has invested in a venture to research cannabis-infused beverages. 

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Legalization gives cannabis-growing competitions the green light

It was only a matter of time before growing turned into a competition.

Cannabis cups—events in which cultivators of cannabis products enter samples of their goods head-to-head for bragging rights, and sometimes prizes—have been popular in legal and semi-legal jurisdictions, including the U.S., the Netherlands and Spain. Now, the phenomenon has inevitably come to Canada.

Since the passing of recreational cannabis laws in October 2018, adults from coast to coast—with the exception of Quebec and Manitoba—have had the ability to grow up to four cannabis plants in their residence.

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Report: Synthetic cannabinoid identified in CBD product sold online

Analytical testing of a commercially available CBD product sold online identified the presence of the synthetic cannabinoid agonist AB-FUBINACA (aka 5F-ADB), a component typically identified in ‘Spice’ and other controlled substances sometimes marketed as ‘synthetic cannabis’ products. The findings appear in the journal Clinical Toxicology.

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A Majority of consumers don't think cannabis impairs their driving

Most people know that to consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car is very dangerous — not just for the driver and passengers, but for anyone else sharing the road. For cannabis consumers, however, understanding levels of impairment is not so straightforward, writes Erin Hiatt

To date, there is not yet a technology used by law enforcement that can accurately detect cannabis impairment similar to alcohol breathalyzers. Two companies, Oakland-based Hound Labs and British Columbia, Canada-based Cannabix Technologies, Inc. are working to develop devices that can detect a window of impairment for cannabis consumers. 

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Why attend Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019?

With the cannabis market growing, the number of events that are offered to those in the industry is growing as well. So why choose this year’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo over the others?

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18
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Cannabis for menstrual cramps: Can cannabis help women with painful periods?

After many years of suffering from terrible pains with each passing month, I finally tried marijuana for menstrual cramps – and it worked like a charm.

I’ve been struggling with severe menstrual cramps (stomach pain, nausea, exhaustion, sometimes even vomiting) ever since my late teens.

You have no idea how many times I had to cancel plans. I’d spend that entire day in bed, doing basically nothing but enduring pain.

I’m the type of person who only takes medications when they’re 100% necessary. So most of the time I tried to avoid pills, but sometimes pain and nausea would become so unbearable that I had to take a double dose just to make it through the day.

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Medical marijuana laws not linked to reduced opioid misuse

Medical marijuana laws had little impact on curbing non-medical use of prescription opioids, according to a new study that raises doubts over legal marijuana as an alternative to current substance use disorder treatments.

Non-medical use of prescription opioids slightly increased in states with medical marijuana laws, the study published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open found. Researchers analyzed substance use behavioral data from more than 672,000 individuals ages 12 and older from 2004 to 2012.

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