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Cannabis measurements explained: Juggling grams, ounces and pounds

Grams, ounces, eighths and quarters are just some of the terms that can be extremely confusing for both beginner and intermediate cannabis users. This guide breaks down imperial and metric weed measurements to help consumers better match amount to the desired effect.

Eighth of cannabis

One often hears people say an eighth or a half quarter when referring to cannabis. Just how much weed is that exactly?

An eighth of cannabis refers to an eighth of an ounce, the amount most frequently purchased by moderate consumers. Converted to the metric system, an eighth translates to a little over 3.5 grams.

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Green light from Health Canada advances VIVO Cannabis’s planned doubling of cannabis production capacity

VIVO Cannabis Inc. reports the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, ABcann Medicinals Inc., has received the thumbs-up from Health Canada to begin cultivation in the expansion of its Napanee, Ont. facility.

The approval will allow for doubling of VIVO’s Ontario cultivation capacity, notes a statement from the Napanee-based company, which holds production and sales licences from Health Canada and operates indoor cultivation facilities.

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7 reasons legal cannabis is a recession-proof industry

In the wake of the 2008 recession, real estate was no longer a viable career path for me. Residential real estate was plummeting, as were most categories of commercial, but I noticed one major exception: a significant number of businesspeople who were successfully renting in California, even in those difficult times, were marijuana dispensaries and cultivations.

I saw an opportunity, and I took it.

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5 Ways Technology Can Transform the Marijuana Industry

The marijuana industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and investors have taken notice. Arguably no industry has been stronger since the year began, or over the trailing three years, than cannabis. According to various Wall Street investment banks, this is an industry that has the potential to hit $50 billion to $75 billion in annual sales in roughly a decade.

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The Differences Between Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp CBD Oil

With the recent buzz around legal hemp, the wellness market has been flooded with goods like “hemp seed oil” and other hemp products that don’t contain CBD, writes Becky Garrison. What specifically are the benefits of these products and how are they used?

According to Joy Beckerman, principal at consulting firm HempAce International, these hemp seed oil and hemp-derived CBD products are completely different and have little to do with each other. “What we have here is hemp seed oil and hemp extract, which people often mistakenly call 'hemp oil,’” she says.

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Want to work well into retirement? Try marijuana

Weed could push the hours we work higher.

A new study published in the spring 2019 issue of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management finds that the passage of medical marijuana laws seems to help reduce pain levels and increase the number of hours worked by older adults.

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Canopy Growth acquires American hemp company AgriNext USA

Canopy Growth Corporation  (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC)  has acquired American hemp company AgriNextUSA in a cash deal for an undisclosed amount.  The company did note that purchase was not material to its current cash position and that the transaction would speed up Canopy Growth’s entry into key markets in the United States.

AgriNext is a hemp enterprise led by CEO Geoff Whaling, that has been at the forefront of hemp advocacy and building a vibrant hemp sector in the USA.

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This website is designed to help you not overdo it on edibles

The conversation surrounding cannabis edibles continues to be dominated by fears over overdosing, writes Brandon Hicks. You’ll often hear horror stories about people eating too much and then having a terrible, sometimes nightmarish experience.

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3 marijuana stocks to consider buying in April

Heading into April, the marijuana industry is once again on the rise. After a terrible end to 2018, Canada’s pot stocks are going up, with many of them approaching last year’s highs. Following encouraging Q3 results from Canopy, there’s a renewed sense of optimism about the marijuana industry. This time, however, it’s not necessarily Canopy that’s stealing the spotlight.

If you’re looking to add some marijuana stocks to your portfolio in April, the following three rising stars could make excellent picks.

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MedMen gets $250 million from Gotham Green Partners

MedMen Enterprises Inc. (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQX: MMNFF)  has signed a binding term sheet for a senior secured convertible credit facility of up to $250 million from funds managed by cannabis investor Gotham Green Partners.  MedMen said that it thinks this is the largest investment to date by a single investor in a publicly traded cannabis company with U.S. operations.

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