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Wed
04
Sep

New BDS analytics report forecasts CBD sales to reach $20 billion by 2024

A new report from BDS Analytics titled “The Global Cannabinoids Market: Will CBD Overtake THC?” is forecasting that CBD sales will reach $20 billion by 2024. This would account for nearly 44%  of the $45 billion total forecasted
cannabinoid market (which includes legal cannabis).

Wed
04
Sep

How artificial intelligence is being applied to cannabis security

With compliance and security concerns specific to the cannabis industry, artificial intelligence may be the key to improved cybersecurity strategies.

In the modern era, each industry seems to grow with the technology that supports it. Looking to the cannabis business of today, it’s amazing to see how sophisticated and modernized this once grassroots and obscure industry has become. To this end, the cannabis industry of 2019 is beginning to mirror more mainstream businesses, as well as share in the technological advancements that support them. Of the novel technologies being entertained in the cannabis space, artificial intelligence shows some promising potential on the cybersecurity front.   

Tue
03
Sep

The truth about CBD for your pets

A growing number of professionals and pet owners are becoming curious about how CBD can benefit our furry friends, but how do we know if they’re right for our own pets?

This past year you’ve probably noticed an uptick in CBD products for pets being sold everywhere from high-end smoke shops to gas stations. Forecasts predict this trend to continue into 2019.  While there are still questions about the safety and efficacy of these products, a growing number of professionals and pet owners are becoming curious about how CBD can benefit our furry friends.  

Tue
03
Sep

How using marijuana can effect your sleep patterns

Existing research suggests that the effects of cannabis on sleep may depend on many factors, including individual differences, cannabis concentrations and frequency of use.

If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it.

Tue
03
Sep

3 best marijuana stocks of August -- are they buys now?

August was a dismal month for most marijuana stocks. More than half a dozen pot stocks with market caps greater than $200 million plunged 20% or more during the last month. Several others fell by double-digit percentages.

But there were a few exceptions to the August carnage. Three marijuana stocks performed really well last month: 22nd Century Group (NYSEMKT:XXII), Aphria (NYSE:APHA), and The Green Organic Dutchman (OTC:TGODF). Here's what drove these pot stocks higher and whether or not they're good picks to buy now.

Tue
03
Sep

Topicals: The real gateway drug for senior citizens

Cannabis topicals are having a moment. From A-list celebrities using Lord Jones balms to soothe aching feet at the Golden Globes to professional athletes debuting their own line of muscle rub, transdermal products infused with cannabinoids seem to be everywhere.

But it isn’t just millennials and the Hollywood elite jumping on the bandwagon. An increasing number of senior citizens are also turning to topicals, often desperate to alleviate a painful and often debilitating condition that affects nearly 54 million American adults: arthritis.

Tue
03
Sep

Can you afford the most expensive weed in the world?

Some weed smokers are thankful for great deals at their local dispensaries, while others prefer more extravagant strains.

Medium quality marijuana costs about $224 per ounce.

But high-quality weed carries a hefty price tag. And just like with any other item, some types of weed are more expensive than others.

As we all know, cannabis is an agricultural product, so its price fluctuates over time. And the fact that a particular type of weed is the most expensive today does not mean it’ll hold the title tomorrow.

Before we dive into the prices, we should first explain what factors into the price of weed.

Tue
03
Sep

3 top marijuana stocks to watch in September

August wasn't a great month for most marijuana stocks. For that matter, neither was May, June, or July. Ups and downs come with the territory with investing in marijuana stocks, though.

Tue
03
Sep

Mysterious vaping illnesses have industry on edge

All is not well in vapeland. Over the weekend, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a health alert with the headline: "Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products."  

Mon
02
Sep

The closest thing to a sure thing with investing in pot stocks

There's absolutely, positively no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to investing. Period. Anything you invest in comes with some level of risk. And investing in marijuana stocks comes with a lot of risk.

The closest thing to a sure thing with investing in pot stocks is a far cry from a sure thing. Having said that, there is an anomaly that I think investors can exploit to improve their chances of success with investing in the cannabis industry. It's simple. It's data-driven. And it makes a lot of sense.

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