North America

Thu
05
Sep

Navigating regulations for successful cannabis marketing

As more and more territories around the world are legalizing cannabis in one way or another, the different rules and regulations in every territory make getting in front of customers’ eyeballs a  strenuous task for many cannabis companies all over the world.

Cannabis is not federally legal in the US, in some states it is legal for both recreational and medical consumption, and in other, only for medicinal use. The same goes for Europe where countries have different regulations and tolerance toward cannabis. In Spain for example, cannabis is not legal but yet, one of the biggest conventions in the cannabis industry – Spannabis – is taking place in Barcelona.  

Thu
05
Sep

Top 5 cannabis industry scandals

These five events come complete with drama and intrigue that make the cannabis industry so interesting, if not entertaining.

Every industry has its fair share of scandals. Just look at the pharmaceutical industry and the opioid crisis or Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme or Enron’s accounting fraud. All are terrible and the size of those schemes may make the cannabis industry scandals look like small potatoes. Still, these top five events come complete with drama and intrigue that make the cannabis industry so interesting, if not entertaining, to be a part of.

Thu
05
Sep

What's with North Americans crossing the border with cannabis and getting in trouble?

Late last month, a Canadian woman faced a lifetime ban for attempting to cross the U.S. border with cannabidiol (CBD) oil in her possession — the decision was eventually overturned.

Wed
04
Sep

6 wellness and CBD products to get you ready for fall

Hydrate your lips, strengthen your immune system, and smooth out rough skin this fall with these CBD and other beauty products.

As fall draws near and the leaves dry up and the air gets crisper, it’s time to make sure that our lips, complexions and attitudes don’t also dry up, and that our health is at its best. An upbeat outlook and the following six products should have you well on your way to autumnal happiness!

Wed
04
Sep

Microdosing marijuana: What doctors say is the best way to consume

Although microdosing may go against the grain of the old time stoner philosophy, doctors say that finding the “minimum effective dose” is the key to medical treatment.

There are those cannabis connoisseurs who enjoy getting super stoned at the end of a long day at the office, while others are now embracing an emerging trend called microdosing, a procedure that allows the user to moderate their mind by taking small doses throughout the day.

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.

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