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Fri
25
Oct

Will high risks on industrial hemp bring high rewards?

Industrial hemp faces more regulatory and legal hurdles than many other newly hatched industries, says a report from agricultural lender CoBank. While growth in the industry is driven by cannabidiol (CBD), widely available in foods and as a supplement, two other markets hold potential: the fiber and the grain and seed sectors.

Fri
25
Oct

From seed-to-sale: What cannabis operators need to know before they grow

The cannabis market is one of the fastest-growing markets. By the end of 2025, Grand View Research estimates that the global legal cannabis market will grow to $66.3 billion. Its increasing legalization and use in the medical field, as well as recreational applications, are some reasons driving its growth.

Fri
25
Oct

2 marijuana stocks to watch to end the month

The past few months in the pot stock market have been less than kind for investors. Well, pot stocks do seem to be a fast-paced market, volatility seems to strike at certain times. This is due to a variety of factors including speculation and the infancy of the market overall. One of the key positives to note is that the industry is shifting toward reaching a higher level of maturity overall. With this maturity level should come some stabilization of the rapid price action we have seen.

Fri
25
Oct

3 medical marijuana stocks to buy

Often, when analysts or bloggers talk up the potential of marijuana stocks, the focus is on the consumer side of the industry. But some of the best stocks in the pot sector may be medical marijuana stocks.

Fri
25
Oct

Cannabis producer Hexo shutting down facilities amid deep staff cuts

Cannabis producer Hexo Corp. will shut down several facilities it operates near Niagara Falls, Ontario, as a result of 200 layoffs it announced Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.

Fri
25
Oct

Pot stocks continue to attract new investors

The month of September has already brought with it some big shifts for the ever-changing market on pot stocks. With so many pot stocks to watch, finding certain ones with high amounts of value can often be a daunting task. One of the biggest positives about the marijuana stock industry is that the market continues to attract a new range of investors. These investors come from all around the stock market and are searching for value where it can be found.

Thu
24
Oct

Update from NCIA’s safe vaping task force

In response to the vaping crisis, NCIA’s Policy Council has formed a Safe Vaping Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to unify the industry by communicating clearly in response to press reports and state/federal governmental actions, and clearly articulating the state-legal cannabis industry’s obligation to act with integrity as responsible actors. The task force will be publishing summaries of recent developments and the cannabis industry’s response, producing and publishing a white paper on safe vaping, unifying the industry’s response, and engaging federal and state/local governments as appropriate. Members of the task force include medical doctors, scientists, cannabis license holders, and relevant ancillary businesses.

Thu
24
Oct

Taking the guess work out of analysing cannabis edibles

Cannabis, hemp and CBD experts, Dr Kaveh Kahen and Dr Toby Astill, discuss the analysis process for cannabis edibles, outlining the challenges and solutions available.

In 2017, the Specialty Food Association predicted that cannabis would be a leading trend in the food and beverage industry from 2018 onwards. Since then, several global food and beverage manufacturers have shown a strong interest in this space, having explored the addition of legalised cannabis to their product portfolios.

Thu
24
Oct

8 cannabis-infused treats to try for Halloween

Halloween is about a week away, meaning we're all on the hunt for a few treats that can satisfy our sweet tooth. And while we may not be young enough to partake in trick or treating anymore, that doesn't mean we should rid ourselves from all the fun in the spooky holiday.

Instead of all those pieces of candy we got marching from house to house in our costumes years ago, we have some alternative options to consider -- cannabis-infused treats -- which are sure to make you just as happy now as coming home with a bag of candy as a kid on Halloween back when. Just remember to keep these away from the kids, because we wouldn't want them to get the wrong kind of "sugar high," if you catch our drift.

Wed
23
Oct

How medical marijuana can help with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Or Lou Gehrig's Disease

Hundreds of studies have looked into the benefits of THC and CBD on pain and overall health, and in the last decade alone, dozens have focused on the effect of cannabinoids on ALS. 

One of the most widely misunderstood disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS,) seems to make headlines for the beautiful lives it has taken, including famous baseball legend Lou Gehrig. 

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