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Vitamin E acetate in cannabis products possibly causing vape-related illnesses

New York officials may have found an answer for the mysterious rash of illnesses linked to vaping that has already claimed three lives in the United States. On Thursday, the state’s Department of Health announced that it had uncovered lab results that identified “very high levels” of vitamin E acetate in “nearly all” the cannabis products they had examined in relationship to the vaping illness. Authorities say vitamin E is now “a key focus” of the investigation going forward.

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What AI (Artificial Intelligence) will mean for the cannabis space

Just about every estimate shows that the cannabis industry will see strong long-term growth. Yet there are some major challenges–and they are more than just about changing existing laws and regulations.

But AI (Artificial Intelligence) is likely to be a big help. True, the industry has not been a big adopter of new technologies. However, this should change soon as investors pour billions of dollars into the space.

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09
Sep

The new buzzword in cannabis branding? 'Affordable luxury'

From a high-end dispensary opening up in Barneys New York to cannabis-infused pastilles and $20 chocolate bars, luxury cannabis has been all the rage this past year. The trend makes sense. Savvy entrepreneurs see a huge yet untapped market of canna-curious customers with lots of disposable income. But what about consumers who want the "premium" experience without the premium price tag?

That's where companies like Quarter Brands come in.

Fri
06
Sep

Three things to know about fall allergies and marijuana

From the first sneeze to the first snow, many around the nation experience the trials and tribulations of seasonal allergies. The thought of treating allergies to weed with weed can make some pause, but the science is sound.

According to Americans for Safe Access, decades of research led to a breakthrough in treating skin allergies when a team from the University of Bonn in Germany studied THC’s effect on inflammation. Already genetically engineered to not react to cannabinoids generated in their brain, the team used mice and found that the animals’ ears became red and swollen.

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06
Sep

What’s next for rheumatoid arthritis and cannabis?

Arthritis often causes a dramatic lifestyle change that’s accompanied by depression and/or anxiety. But that doesn’t have to be the case. 

One-and-a-half million people in the United States suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In fact, The Arthritis Foundation estimates that three times as many women as men have the disease and it affects individuals of all ages, but primarily women ages 30 to 60. 

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06
Sep

Study shows that cannabis combats stress, anxiety and depression

A Washington State University study has examined how cannabis combats stress, anxiety and depression by looking at different strains and quantities of cannabis being inhaled by patients at home.

The work, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, suggests that inhaling cannabis can significantly reduce short-term levels of depression, anxiety, and stress but may contribute to worse overall feelings of depression over time.

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06
Sep

Pot stocks in September show great potential

The month of September has gotten off to a positive start for the pot stock market. Many marijuana stocks have shown sides of uptrends after a past few months of heavy volatility in the industry. With so much happening so quickly throughout cannabis stocks, it can be difficult at times to keep up with where the market is headed.

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06
Sep

8 factors to consider while choosing an online cannabis dispensary

Whether you want to buy cannabis for medical or recreational purposes, you may not feel comfortable about shopping from a store. Online cannabis dispensary are the best option if you are one of the discreet users. At the same time, you cannot match the convenience of getting the products delivered right to your doorstep. Moreover, you can browse through a large number of options online without having a salesperson to show them to you. However, there are a few concerns that online shoppers always have, more so while buying medicinal products. But these can be resolved if you bear some factors in mind while ordering cannabis from an online store. Let us share them with you.

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06
Sep

2 marijuana stocks to watch in Q3

The marijuana stock market has grown substantially in the past few years. In the past few months, however, we have seen some instability overall. This volatility is something that some investors look for as it gives two potential benefits. For one, it offers a chance to potentially buy a company at bare bottom prices. The other opportunity comes as it allows for greater potential gains.

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Harvard study say cannabis may help fight pancreatic cancer

Scientific evidence is beginning to mount that cannabis may prove beneficial in the fight against cancer. The latest comes from a Harvard University study involving cannabis flavonoids and pancreatic cancer.

The news comes on the heels of other research the past several years that involves marijuana and cancer treatment. For example, a Washington study found that 25 percent of cancer patients surveyed used marijuana to manage pain from cancer treatments. Studies in Minnesota and Israel found that marijuana use lowered usage of pain-killing opioids, including those used by cancer patients.

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