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Dangerous synthetic cannabinoids found in liquid claiming to be CBD

Along with bold and unsubstantiated promises of health and wellness, most marketing materials for products containing CBD claim that CBD, a compound found in cannabis that alters mental processes and behaviors, is non-psychoactive.

That’s not true. If CBD does in fact reduce anxiety, or fight depression, those are by definition psychoactive effects. But one effect CBD products are absolutely not supposed to have is a “heart-pounding” hallucinogenic experience, like the one a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate student suffered last year.

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A brief examination of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

CHS typically affects long term consumers of cannabis more so than casual users. It’s a condition characterized by chronic cannabis use, cyclic episodes of nausea and vomiting, and excessive bathing as a form of relief.

Activation of neurological cannabinoid receptors can aid in preventing nausea and vomiting, particularly so in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Considering the usual effects of THC and other cannabinoids on receptors in the brain, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) seems to be a paradoxical condition.¹ So why do some individuals suffer from this syndrome?

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What is a Phenotype: Exploring the genetic code of cannabis

If you plan on growing cannabis, you should definitely know what a phenotype is and how it is different from a genotype.

Since growing cannabis is now completely legal in most places in Canada, people are entertaining the notion of growing cannabis themselves.

Yet, those who are new to this hobby might not have all the information they need. There’s more to growing cannabis than just planting whatever cannabis seeds you have. So, just like any other newbie modern grower – they’ll turn to the internet for help.

The internet, however, is not always helpful. Sometimes it can be hugely confusing when trying to learn about the more detailed technicalities behind growing cannabis.

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Industrial hemp is now legal: Can I grow it at home?

Before anyone goes spending their hard-earned money or retirement savings on supplies to kickstart their hemp garden, there are a few things everyone should know.

It is true that industrial hemp is now legal at the federal level for the first time in more than eight decades. Last year, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it his mission to pull what Popular Mechanics called a “billion-dollar cash crop” back in 1938 out of the pits of prohibition.

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7 types of marijuana for beginners and those with low tolerance

A bad first experience can be completely avoided with two simple tips: looking for strains that are high in CBD, or consuming a high-THC strain very slowly.

It’s common for first timers to swear off marijuana forever because of a bad first experience. It’s easy to smoke too much by accident and feel overtly paranoid, woozy, and draw the conclusion that marijuana just isn’t your thing. That bad first experience can be completely avoided with two simple tips: looking for strains that are high in CBD, or consuming a high-THC strain very slowly.

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10 marijuana stocks wall street thinks will double

Perhaps it's no coincidence that cannabis is green, because the green rush has generally treated investors well. Those folks with the foresight, and luck, to have invested in some of the pot industry's best-known names are potentially up well over 1,000% in less than four years.

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Engaging the over 55 crowd in your retail cannabis business

According to Scientific American, cannabis use has increased in adults between ages 50 to 64 by over 60% since 2006. More surprisingly, adults over the age of 65, cannabis use has increased by 250%. While it may be surprising to some that your parents may be puffing without you even knowing it, if your marijuana retail operation isn’t working hard to engage the over 55 crowd, you can be seriously missing out on some profit and clients. Here are some ways that your marijuana retail store can engage in some intentional strategies to engage the over 55 crowd and unlock business growth:

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Digipath’s GroSciences Moving Forward with Further Testing for its Patent Pending All-Natural, Plant-Derived Pesticide

BOULDER, CO, August 14, 2019 – Digipath, Inc. (OTCQB: DIGP), a service-oriented independent testing laboratory, data analytics and formulation firm focused on the developing cannabis and hemp markets, is pleased to announce that its GroSciences division has successfully completed preliminary validation testing on its patent pending all-natural, plant-derived pesticide, TERPO+ Broadspectrum. The product could potentially serve an enormous market by protecting cannabis plants against colonization by microorganisms. The testing has also shown that TERPO+ Broadspectrum acts as a treatment for the elimination of microbial bioburden on cannabis and hemp flowers. Microorganisms and microbial bioburden are the largest single factor in cannabis crop loss.

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The 2 best cannabis stocks to buy in August

It seems like July was the month of marijuana management shakeups, with the larger cannabis companies seeing significant losses after firing CEO after CEO.

It’s left many investors shaken within the industry, and it shows. Shares across the board have plummeted, despite some strong earnings results being posted for the first time in quite a long time.

So while I wouldn’t necessarily recommend selling your shares in these companies right now, I wouldn’t recommend buying them up in bulk either. Not quite yet. Instead, there are two other options out there that have quite a promising future. And for a fraction of the cost.

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