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Fri
31
May

Cannabis stocks fall in step with broader market as latest earnings fail to impress

Cannabis stocks fell Wednesday, weighed down by weakness in the broader markets and disappointment about some of the latest earnings from the sector.

The major indexes were lower as concerns about the global economy and fears of a protracted trade war weighed on sentiment. A disappointing jobs report from Germany and China’s threat on rare earth minerals — needed for all the gadgets of modern life — added to the downdraft.

Fri
31
May

Google cracks down on marijuana sale and delivery apps

The Google Play store is no longer allowing apps to facilitate marijuana purchases or deliveries, no matter the product in question or the state’s legal status of the plant.

Here are some examples of common violations according to Google Play:

Thu
30
May

The only 3 marijuana stocks you need to own

Marijuana stocks are hot these days. And there’s a good reason why. As Canada and several U.S. states have legalized cannabis for both recreational and medical use, the sector has plenty of potential. In fact, some analysts think that by 2025, the cannabis sector could grow to be a $146 billion industry. That means it will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34% from today. Naturally, many start-ups and early stage marijuana stocks have jumped into the fray to take advantage of that growth.

Thu
30
May

CBD may be all the rage, but cannabis terpenes are about to hit big

In a period of just five scant years, cannabis has gone from the frequently maligned status of stoner counterculture to a Kardashian-level social phenomenon. Popularity of the plant has eclipsed even the most avid marijuana supporters’ expectations. That success has had a lot to do with many decades of activists fighting for legalization state by state, combined with powerful political interests in America taking a can’t-beat-em-join-em approach to the popular substance. There are enormous profits to be made in weed and corporations are ready to do what they do best — acquire it, scale it, and mass distribute it into every CVS, Starbucks and Walmart on the planet.

Thu
30
May

New research finds CBD could save dogs from this one illness

Many people want to know the truth around CBD for pets. Could it legitimately help my dog or is just snakeskin oil? And while CBD has been promised as a cure for dog’s anxiety or cancer, a new study is demonstrating CBD’s effectiveness in treating one specific ailment.

Thu
30
May

5 must-read books for cannabis history lovers

Obviously, cannabis is trending: Weed has been making headlines left and right!

It’s all about what’s next for the popular plant, from the future of financial projections to groundbreaking advancements in the medical world. While this deluge of news keeps cannabis enthusiasts on their toes and creates buzz in the industry, modern cannabis coverage can leave some holes in perspective for those who may not be well-versed in the plant’s background and historical significance.

Having a grasp of cannabis history lends us a deeper understanding of some of the current hot topics in the cannabis world, like equity in the industry, why cannabis is still federally illegal and how the truth about its healing potential has been intentionally suppressed.

Thu
30
May

Dangerous CBD products

Over the past six months, we have seen the CBD industry skyrocket to become one of the hottest trends on the market. However, without any oversight by the federal government, harsh and dangerous chemicals may be finding its way into our daily lives.

In December 2018, the United States Congress passed what is known as the Farm Bill, which made it legal and easier for hemp products to be sold across the country. This lead to the boom in CBD and cannabidiol products that have made their way into our food, beauty products and pretty much everything else.

Thu
30
May

Marijuana stocks continue to show bullish trends into the beginning of summer

The marijuana stock market has remained quite bullish for some time now. In the past year alone, there have been some dramatic shifts to the industry, allowing companies to continue moving toward their high future goals. With so much going on, it can at times be confusing to keep up with the ever-shifting marketplace. There are, however, some companies that have continued to illustrate just how important they are to the functionality of the space, as well as how much potential they have for investors. All in all, there are a lot of options when it comes to investing in marijuana, but the most important thing to note is to always do the proper research.

Thu
30
May

3 marijuana stocks hitting all-time lows

In case you haven't noticed, marijuana stocks have garnered a lot of buzz on Wall Street in 2019 (and over the last three-plus years, for that matter). The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, the first cannabis exchange-traded fund, has more than tripled the return of the broad-based S&P 500 on a year-to-date basis. That's because investors are all in on the prospect of global marijuana sales growing by fourfold to sixfold over the next decade.

Thu
30
May

Get ready for a new wave of synthetic cannabinoids and derivatives

Synthetic cannabinoids are a major problem for the cannabis industry, but do they represent all that’s wrong with it? Companies investing in manufacturing synthetic cannabinoids don’t seem to think so.

Every now and then we hear news of people getting seriously ill from consuming synthetic cannabinoids, or getting injured from extracting cannabinoids on their own in amateur setups.

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