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26
Sep

A marijuana spray called veil helps mask smoke scent, and its co-founder details the difficulty in launching

Anyone who regularly smokes weed has encountered some version of the following scenario: An unexpected or unfamiliar guest shows up at your home, but, unfortunately, it smells like a freshman dorm room.

For me, this happened when a dog rescue agency announced they would be coming by to check out my apartment — which, of course, was the final step in adopting the pup of my dreams. I was instantly stricken with anxiety. Earlier that morning, I’d enjoyed half a joint with my coffee, so now I needed a quick and foolproof way to deodorize my place.

Thu
26
Sep

Cannabis-infused beverage market to include alcohol-free beers and wines

Infused beers and wines are offering consumers a new alternative to alcoholic beverages.

Thu
26
Sep

Online growth is now fueling a second boom for cannabis companies

Global demand for cannabis has been exceptionally explosive.  In fact, at current pace, research firm, BDS Analytics says U.S. sales of CBD products alone could grow from $1.9 billion in 2018 to more than $20 billion by 2024.  That's opening a wide range of opportunities for retailers, and it's also forcing many of those same retailers online. After all, if they fail to establish an online business model, they could easily put themselves out of business. To assist with that transition, companies like Shopify are introducing new features to help cannabis retailers establish and expand an online presence.

Thu
26
Sep

Seven celebrities who recently made the leap into the cannabis biz

Being a celebrity comes with a host of perks, including (for some) the option of choosing which products you want to endorse. And for many celebrities, their product of choice is cannabis.

2019 has seen an influx of notables getting into the business one way or another, whether it’s collaborating on a line of CBD products, starting a company targeted to athletes, or simply investing in a growing market.

Here are 7 celebrities who have recently attached their names to the cannabis industry.

Thu
26
Sep

Will I need to keep using medical marijuana forever?

You wouldn’t need to use cannabis any longer than you would need to use other forms of medication or treatment for whatever condition it is that’s ailing you.

How long is too long to be taking prescribed medication? It’s a question that’s not so easy to answer.

Some medications are meant for short-term use, others are intended for long-term use, and some fall somewhere in between. But what about medical marijuana? Once you become a patient, how long should you expect to keep using cannabis?

Thu
26
Sep

Legal marijuana users have stopped buying vapes following illness epidemic

Following reports of the vaping crisis, vaporizer  sales have dropped in established and new markets alike. Now what?

Thu
26
Sep

Juul stops advertising e-cigarettes and replaces CEO with tobacco executive

Juul Labs is halting all U.S. advertising of its e-cigarettes and replacing its CEO amid a nationwide backlash against vaping.

The largest e-cigarette maker also said Wednesday it won’t fight a sweeping ban on flavors proposed by the Trump administration to reverse a surge in underage vaping.

Juul’s CEO will be replaced by a senior executive from Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes. Altria took a 35% stake in Juul in December at a cost of $13 billion.

Wed
25
Sep

How is cannabis comedy changing in the age of legalization?

Comedy is truth and subversion. As the truth evolves, the jokes change with it. Humor subverts old ideas and clichés. It clears debris and makes room for the new, writes Emerson Dameron.

In the era of cannabis legalization and cultural acceptance, the standard tropes of weed-based humor are ready for the gong and the hook.

Wed
25
Sep

Which cannabis stocks have lost more than 40% in 2019?

The cannabis industry has been on a rollercoaster ride this year. Most of the cannabis companies have shown positive growth in 2019. CannTrust, Tilray, and KushCo stocks have fallen more than 40% in 2019. Meanwhile, Innovative Industrial Properties and Green Thumb excelled this year. Let’s see why.

Some cannabis stocks fell more than 40% 

So far, 2019 has been disastrous for CannTrust (CTST). The stock has fallen the most among all of the cannabis stocks. Notably, CannTrust has fallen 74% YTD (year-to-date) as of September 23. Tilray (TLRY) has fallen 57% YTD, while KushCo has fallen 42% YTD.

Wed
25
Sep

Prohibition not the answer to vaping hysteria, professor says

With a flood of mysterious lung diseases grabbing global headlines and the U.S. moving to ban flavoured e-cigarettes, the ability to vape is quickly evaporating from some markets.

But will the rush to prohibit the products do more harm than good?

In the U.S., eight people have already died from a lung disease connected to vaping and hundreds more have fallen ill, prompting intervention by the highest levels of government.

India, the world’s second-largest consumer of tobacco behind only China, is in the process of completely banning vaping. With more than 900,000 people dying yearly from tobacco-related illnesses, the country’s health ministry noted it felt compelled to act before it became an epidemic among its youth.

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