North America

Wed
21
Aug

CBD is a crowded industry. Here's how one brand learned to stand out.

In an industry as crowded as CBD, how can any startup stand out? It’s a question everyone in the space must answer, as a tsunami of CBD-infused products flood onto store shelves nationwide. So when the cofounders of Feals entered this space, they cooked up a plan to make themselves different. They’d do some customer acquisition research and then create the product people said they wanted.

Wed
21
Aug

Males nearly twice as likely to use cannabis than females: StatsCan

Statistics Canada released a

Wed
21
Aug

Is the cannabis industry recession-proof?

The cannabis industry has become a favorite among investors. Notably, the industry saw a boom due to easing regulations. Major players have shown growth potential. However, with recession fears dawning, is the cannabis industry recession-proof? Let’s find out.

Cannabis industry and a recession

Currently, recession fears have engulfed the market. Most of the sectors are down in August. However, past data showed that some industries are recession-proof—healthcare, cosmetics, cigarettes and alcohol, pharmaceuticals, food staples, and utilities.

Tue
20
Aug

The potential of CBD and cannabis within the anxiety and autism community

With the stigma of cannabis fading by the day, more families are exploring treatments that are more accessible and less pharmaceutical.

The autism community is (literally) buzzing over several recent studies showing that cannabis and CBD-based products may help those on the spectrum, alleviating symptoms, and creating a much better quality of life.

Tue
20
Aug

Top cannabis stock to buy in August

Many investors are intrigued by the explosive potential of cannabis stocks. With global cannabis sales set to hit $200 billion per year within the next decade, according to analysts at investment bank Stifel, it's easy to see why.

Tue
20
Aug

The truth about cannabis-infused coconut oil

Remember the Great Coconut Oil Craze of recent years, when everyone wanted to eat/drink/lather/live in the stuff? Sure, its popularity has since died down, but it’s still to be found in many a kitchen cupboard or bathroom cabinet. Now, however, the natural ingredient is getting another boost thanks to cannabis.

Tue
20
Aug

The link between cannabis and autoimmune diseases

Scientific evidence regarding the role of the endocannabinoid system in the treatment of autoimmune diseases is just emerging, but cannabis seems to be a viable treatment. 

Tue
20
Aug

Netflix's smoking ban does not extend to weed

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In a slight twist, content streaming platform Netflix is under fire for depictions of smoke, especially in its original content.

The streaming site had resolved in June to curb depictions of tobacco smoking in its in-house productions.

Tue
20
Aug

Portable cannabis testing: Device featured at international traffic safety conference in Edmonton

A device to allow police to test the saliva of drivers for recent cannabis is being featured at the international traffic safety conference in Edmonton this week.

Since cannabis became legal in Canada last year, police forces have been searching for a reliable way to test someone behind the wheel for drug impairment. This led the federal government in July to approve Chicago-based Abbott’s SoToxa for use in Canada.

This is the second device to be approved, so far.

Abbott says its SoToxa device, which is just larger than a person’s hand, takes less than nine minutes to produce a test result.

Mon
19
Aug

Is CBD water a passing fad?

CBD water will certainly be on the market for many years to come. Usually food and drink items that reach this level of popularity are available for long after they were invented.

Think of the invention of diet soda. Is it still on the market? Those products that produce high sales and are considered revolutionary often become a staple in the American diet. It’s important to think about all the pros and cons of a product when trying to guess long term popularity.

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