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The Differences Between Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp CBD Oil

With the recent buzz around legal hemp, the wellness market has been flooded with goods like “hemp seed oil” and other hemp products that don’t contain CBD, writes Becky Garrison. What specifically are the benefits of these products and how are they used?

According to Joy Beckerman, principal at consulting firm HempAce International, these hemp seed oil and hemp-derived CBD products are completely different and have little to do with each other. “What we have here is hemp seed oil and hemp extract, which people often mistakenly call 'hemp oil,’” she says.

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Want to work well into retirement? Try marijuana

Weed could push the hours we work higher.

A new study published in the spring 2019 issue of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management finds that the passage of medical marijuana laws seems to help reduce pain levels and increase the number of hours worked by older adults.

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Canopy Growth acquires American hemp company AgriNext USA

Canopy Growth Corporation  (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC)  has acquired American hemp company AgriNextUSA in a cash deal for an undisclosed amount.  The company did note that purchase was not material to its current cash position and that the transaction would speed up Canopy Growth’s entry into key markets in the United States.

AgriNext is a hemp enterprise led by CEO Geoff Whaling, that has been at the forefront of hemp advocacy and building a vibrant hemp sector in the USA.

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This website is designed to help you not overdo it on edibles

The conversation surrounding cannabis edibles continues to be dominated by fears over overdosing, writes Brandon Hicks. You’ll often hear horror stories about people eating too much and then having a terrible, sometimes nightmarish experience.

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3 marijuana stocks to consider buying in April

Heading into April, the marijuana industry is once again on the rise. After a terrible end to 2018, Canada’s pot stocks are going up, with many of them approaching last year’s highs. Following encouraging Q3 results from Canopy, there’s a renewed sense of optimism about the marijuana industry. This time, however, it’s not necessarily Canopy that’s stealing the spotlight.

If you’re looking to add some marijuana stocks to your portfolio in April, the following three rising stars could make excellent picks.

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MedMen gets $250 million from Gotham Green Partners

MedMen Enterprises Inc. (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQX: MMNFF)  has signed a binding term sheet for a senior secured convertible credit facility of up to $250 million from funds managed by cannabis investor Gotham Green Partners.  MedMen said that it thinks this is the largest investment to date by a single investor in a publicly traded cannabis company with U.S. operations.

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Denver proves rducation, not prohibition, keeps kids away from cannabis

Denver's youth marijuana education campaign has shown some promising results in its first year, writes Calvin Hughes.

A recent survey of over 500 teens from the Denver area showed that the city's 'High Costs' educational campaign helped steer minors away from underage cannabis consumption. Of the respondents, 75 percent said the 'High Costs' campaign made them either not want to consume marijuana, less likely to consume marijuana or, at the very least, more likely to "think twice" about using marijuana.

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3 pot stocks with skyrocketing short interest

Since the year began, the marijuana industry has seemingly done no wrong. Following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada in mid-October, Wall Street is projecting that global weed sales could top $50 billion in roughly a decade's time. And with a compound double-digit annual growth rate comes some very lofty expectations from investors.

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These marijuana stocks have doubled so far in 2019

There's no doubt that cannabis investing has never been more popular. Many high-profile companies serving the marijuana market have posted amazing gains to start 2019, and the prospects for further growth in the budding industry are only looking brighter as the year goes on.

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How this company is using augmented reality to engage cannabis consumers

Until recently, using the internet has been a mostly two-dimensional experience. Users are limited to stock photos and succinct product descriptions with very little else to influence their shopping decisions. This presents a unique problem for dispensaries and other cannabis businesses when so much of their product appeal depends on scent, sight, even feel. So when Shopify officially launched their AR experience for e-commerce last September, cannabis was one industry that already had their sights set on the change.

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