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Aug

Pot for pets: Unleashing the cannabis-for-pets market opportunity

Research firm The Brightfield Group estimates CBD pet products could grow to an estimated $1.16 billion industry in the US alone by 2022 The green rush combined with the mammoth global pet industry is a promising combo poised for growth

There’s little doubt it’s a growing market segment: cannabis for our four-legged furry friends.

And the green rush combined with the pet industry is a market that is growing – quickly. Natural therapies for pets, such as cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-based products, from pet treats to oils, ointments and sprays, are now gaining wider acceptance from the public and veterinarians. 

Fri
23
Aug

How renewable energy is being applied to cannabis

When we talk about adding renewable energy to the U.S. power supply, there is often a lot of talk about getting that power from the supply source (the solar farm or wind turbines, etc.) to the local power grid. There is less talk of what happens once that power hits the grid and how buildings may be able to adapt to the influx of power from renewable sources.

Can site managers capitalize on renewable energy inputs to optimize energy consumption?

Fri
23
Aug

Canadian may be banned for life from U.S. after attempt to cross border with CBD oil

A Canadian woman is facing a lifetime ban from entering the United States after U.S. border protection agents discovered cannabidiol (CBD) oil – a psychoactive but non-intoxicating compound derived from the cannabis plant, which she says she consumes to help mitigate the pain and other side effects of her scoliosis.

While cannabis has been legalized for medical and/or recreational use in numerous states, border protection is federally regulated – and the drug remains categorized as a Schedule I substance by the DEA.

Thu
22
Aug

18 careers in cannabis that you can have now

Cannabis is having an explosive moment in nearly every aspect of the industry (except for possession-related incarcerations). The good news is that there is room for just about everyone in this potentially lucrative and truly exciting field. If you can imagine a job in cannabis, it most likely exists and is hiring, and if it doesn’t, you can probably create it. So if you’ve been thinking of switching careers, it may be high time. Be it sales, marketing, green thumbs—there is even room for part-time and retired people and folks of all backgrounds and levels of education. The sky is the limit for growth potential, literally and metaphorically, in the cannabis sector. Read on to see some available positions and companies hiring now.

Thu
22
Aug

4 of the most efficient marijuana stocks

The marijuana industry projects as a big-money business.

Thu
22
Aug

Cannabis chemical may help treat pancreatic cancer, study finds

A cannabis chemical may have a “major impact” in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.

Pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of just nine per cent, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and is expected to be the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States by 2020. 

Thu
22
Aug

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California's efforts to rein in its vast illegal market.

State regulators and licensed businesses had been pressuring the company to ban unlicensed businesses. Allowing untaxed, unregulated product on the site alongside the taxed marijuana of licensed and regulated stores undercut the legal market, they said.

Thu
22
Aug

How to tell if your Vape Pen may be harmful

Steer clear of any vape product if there is any mention of “artificial” or “enhanced with terpenes” on the label.

For those cannabis users who find smoking makes them cough more than they’d like, vaping can feel like a safer alternative. However, some vapes pens are loaded with chemicals that can cause conditions such as bronchitis, cough, and popcorn lung, not to mention more severe illnesses like respiratory cancer. 

Thu
22
Aug

The future of cannabis might not be a leaf

The global market for cannabis extracts is projected to grow at a cumulative annual rate of 22% through 2025. Recent survey of California cannabis users shows increasing preference of vapes, edibles, and other derivatives instead of traditional smoking. The effect is especially pronounced among young the youngest and oldest adults surveyed.

Thu
22
Aug

Does marijuana work better than sleeping pills for insomnia?

One of the most common home-remedy uses for cannabis is as a natural sleep aid or cure for insomnia. There is no shortage of discussion on the matter—pitting the power of Cannabis sativa against that of C. indica, weighting the virtues of eating versus smoking, and calibrating the optimal balance between THC and CBD. Much of this speculation is impassioned, some if it is persuasive, and all of it is anecdotal.

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