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Are Marijuana Stocks On Their Way Back Up In The Market?

The cannabis industry has been extremely up and down over the course of the past three weeks. Although the coronavirus still seems to be very much in effect, it appears as though investors are becoming more and more comfortable with the idea of investing marijuana stocks. The past three weeks have been mostly filled with losses in the whole of the stock market, but many of the leading pot stocks have actually shown gains in the past three days. March 26th, helped to cement three days of very solid gains. 

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27
Mar

As The Economy Falters, Will Demand For Cannabis Continue To Rise?

Just a few months ago, the cannabis industry was going through a sizeable dip. Now with consumers grappling with the coronavirus, sales are at an all-time high.

We talked to researchers at both BDS Analytics and Flow Hub to understand what is happening in the current market place, why, and what it means for the cannabis industry in the future. 

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27
Mar

Fact Check: Marijuana Won’t Cure The Coronavirus

No substantial scientific evidence currently exists that proves marijuana will reverse the effects of the coronavirus.

Scammers and hoaxes thrive in great times of uncertainty and unrest, like the ones Americans now experience daily due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. A recent claim peddled by snake oil salesmen include the opinion that smoking marijuana will cure, or at least curb, COVID-19 should you become infected.

The chatter around cannabis as a potential cure-all has grown loud enough that NORML (the National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws) is now telling consumers to beware.

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27
Mar

Cannabis Companies Donate Masks, Gloves, And Hand Sanitizer To Health Care Workers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Cannabis companies across American and Canada are helping healthcare workers by offering supplies amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Entrepreneurs in the marijuana space are realizing they can help fill gaps in the severe supply shortage hospitals are facing as they brace for a surge in COVID-19 patients. Safety items such as masks, protective gowns, gloves, and other personal protection equipment (PPE) used by cannabis growers and budtenders are being donated to health workers and hospitals. In addition, extractors who engineer cannabis concentrates have been making hand sanitizer with ethanol in order to help reduce the hand sanitizer shortage. 

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27
Mar

The future of marijuana testing in college sports

The world of sports is changing its tune on marijuana.

Fri
27
Mar

Medical Cannabis Dementia Trial Study Protocol Published

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research (IHR) and MGC Pharma have announced publication of the study protocol for a clinical trial evaluating medical cannabis use with patients with dementia.

The trial was registered in the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Register (ANZCTR) earlier this week. The research project, which we again recently mentioned here on Hemp Gazette,  will delve into the effects of medicinal cannabis oil among those living in a residential aged care facility medically diagnosed with dementia.

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27
Mar

New study shows that CBD improves efficacy of antibiotics

A new study has shown that the cannabis cannabinoid CBD helps to fight resistant bacteria by improving the efficacy of antibiotics.

Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark have published a new study in the journal Scientific Reports that shows how CBD can act as a ‘helper compound’ to improve the efficacy of antibiotics.

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have saved millions of lives from fatal infections worldwide. However, with time, bacteria have developed mechanisms to escape the effects of antibiotics and have become resistant to them.

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27
Mar

Cannabis and anorexia: Here’s what you need to know

Aside from the euphoria, probably the most common effect of cannabis is — to avoid using a medical term — munchies. The substance has shown good results in treating patients suffering from wasting diseases, such as AIDS, by reducing nausea and increasing appetite. It has promising potential treating Anorexia Nervosa, one of the most common and dangerous eating disorders, but it isn’t a cure and the science isn’t complete

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26
Mar

Cannabis Sales, Stocks Soar Amid Outbreak, but Will the Bump Last?

One sector of the business world that has seen a much-needed spike during the coronavirus pandemic is cannabis sales, which are hitting new highs as people stockpile pot while electing or being ordered to stay home.

Sales for the week of March 16-22 show cannabis markets in California, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska — all legal recreational markets — were up 50%, while medicinal sales rose 41% for the week year over year.

Nonessential businesses across the U.S. and Canada have been ordered temporarily shut down or had their operations restricted to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has now killed more than 800 people in the two countries (though, less than 30 are in Canada).

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26
Mar

2 Marijuana Stocks To Watch During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Marijuana stocks have without a doubt, taken a beating these last few months. Around six months ago, we saw some issues such as supply bottlenecks and the rising black market, both take their respective tolls on pot stock prices. Since that time, the largest catalyst to cannabis stocks has been the coronavirus. We can’t say that cannabis is the only industry being hit right now as the coronavirus has been wreaking havoc across all world markets. But, with any downtrodden time, there usually is an uptrend waiting to take hold.

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