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Regulatory and taste issues slow CBD formulation efforts

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KANSAS CITY — Knowing regulatory requirements and getting rid of unwanted tastes will prove crucial when working with cannabidiol (CBD), a hemp extract.

COVID-19 had a negative effect on sales last year, but the CBD category still shows promise. The total US hemp-based market stood at $912 million in 2020, up 0.4% from 2019, according to New Hope Network/Nutrition Business Journal, which expects sales growth to pick up in the middle of 2022 and forecasts the market to reach nearly $1.4 billion in 2023. The food and beverage category made up 0.5% of the US hemp/CBD market in 2020.

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Is There a Market for Delta-8 Hemp Flower?

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By 2025, Delta-8 products may triple in the market, leading to more choices in products for consumers.

Many CBD products are available today, but not many people know about Delta-8. In this article, we’ll explore Delta 8 hemp flower as well as market size, and future forecasts for the compound.

What are Delta-8 Flowers and Do They Exist?

Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol is a psychoactive compound of specific molecules that are found in the cannabis plant. Delta-8 is usually found in Delta-9 (the psychoactive compound of molecules we all know, THC). Delta-8 has a slightly different “high” effect than Delta-9 THC.

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Cannabis Stock Watchlist: New York, Aphria, Sundial Growers

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See how cannabis stocks like Sundial Growers, Trulieve and Tilray performed last week after New York agreed to a deal to legalize marijuana use.

The cannabis sector was down this past week as investors turned their backs on speculative stock plays and looked at reopening stocks to buy as the U.S. gets closer to fully reopening its economy.

Cannabis stocks received a boost this past week when New York agreed to a deal to become the 16th state to legalize recreational marijuana. 

Cannabis stocks were pointing towards starting the week higher with the benchmark ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF  (MJ) - Get Report rising after closing out Friday's session down 0.4%. Shares are down Monday.

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Major Cannabis Companies Are Gearing Up To Deliver Differentiated Products To Meet Shifting Consumer Consumption Preferences

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One of the most exciting changes in the cannabis industry is related to the amount and the quality of sales data that is being reported. Firms like Headset and New Frontier are two leading cannabis data analytics firms and we have been closely following the reports that are being generated by such firms. Originally published on Technical420.com.

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Travellers who don't declare cannabis at the border will soon face fines

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Scofflaws could be hit with penalties ranging from $200 to $2,000

Starting today, travellers who lie about carrying marijuana over the Canadian border could face fines.

Recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada since the fall of 2018, but it's illegal to bring it across the border without a permit or exemption.

The Canada Border Services Agency announced today that travellers who provide false information to an officer or fail to report imported goods containing cannabis, including CBD products, could be hit with fines ranging from $200 to $2,000.

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3 Leading Cannabis Stocks Posted Blowout Earnings Last Week, but Their Stocks Fell Anyway

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Time to pounce?

Last week was a big one for U.S. cannabis companies, with several leading multistate operators (MSOs) posting their fourth-quarter earnings results. Three leading MSOs -- Green Thumb Industries (OTC:GTBIF), Trulieve Cannabis (OTC:TCNNF), and Cresco Labs (OTC:CRLBF) -- all beat revenue and earnings expectations handily.

Yet each cannabis stock was down for the week, some materially so. That was despite not only good company results, but also positive developments on U.S. federal and state regulations. So is the post-earnings dip a buying opportunity for these companies?

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What To Do If Your Marijuana Edibles Aren’t Working

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While edibles takes some people over the moon, others don’t get high at all…and you are about to understand why.

Cannabis edibles are pretty tasty and are an absolute delight. It gets people high in a manner different from when they smoke or vape weed. But, sometimes in a gathering of different people enjoying edibles infused with weed, there is always that one person who doesn’t get high like the others in the room. If you are in this position, it may feel awkward because everyone else expects you to get high like them. But you don’t have to feel weird, as you are not the first to have this experience and you certainly won’t be the last. Always remember that the effectiveness of cannabis varies based on several factors, of which your DNA is an important one.

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Going green with cannabis on St. Patrick's Day? Here's how you can avoid a weed hangover

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Experts weigh in whether or not marijuana really causes hangovers.

The symptoms of a weed hangover range from headache, nausea, brain fog, dehydration, lethargy to dry eyes. Overconsumption, like it is with alcohol, is the key. PHOTO BY ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

On Feb. 2019, TGO published a story on how a Canadian supplement company was aiming to mitigate marijuana’s negative effects, including hangovers. The topic of whether or not marijuana causes hangovers led to a spirited debate.

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There Are Fewer Worker Compensation Claims in States Where Marijuana Is Legal

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The study of workers ages 40 to 62 found that cannabis had no adverse impact on productivity and offers workers a new, effective form of pain management therapy.

The slow unraveling of the many myths told about cannabis during decades of the War on Drugs continues. In the latest case, a new study has found that states where recreational marijuana is legal have seen a drop in the number of workers compensation cases.

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U.S. Soccer Superstar Megan Rapinoe Says the Cannabis Industry Need More Representation for Women

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The famed athlete is sponsored by Mendi, her sister's CBD company.

It is true that many, many professional athletes are involved in social causes and charities. But few, like Colin Kaepernick, engage to a level that puts their own comfort and career at risk.

One such person is Megan Rapinoe: Olympic gold medalist, two-time Women's World Cup champion, and 2019 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year.

Beyond her massive professional success, Megan is a feminist icon and an idol to many. In recent times, she’s become one of the faces of the equal pay movement, speaking up profusely on the issue in relation to the U.S. women’s soccer team during the last World Cup, capturing the attention of millions.

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