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CannaCon to be Largest Cannabis Expo State Has Ever Seen

Detroit, Mi.: Michigan legal marijuana industry is proving to be one of the fastest growing in the nation with Michigan’s recreational market expected to grow three-fold between 2020 and 2023, with annual sales reaching $650 million. CannaCon hasn’t missed a moment in Michigan with the 2nd annual CannaCon cannabis expo set to be the largest the state has ever seen with well over 225 exhibitors, dozens of seminars from industry experts and thousands of expected attendees, taking place at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan on June 21st and 22nd. 
 

Wed
05
Jun

A complete guide to purchasing marijuana seeds

These days, buying marijuana is easier and more convenient than ever. Dispensaries are popping up all over the United States, and medical marijuana isn’t so hard to get a prescription or card for in many regions. Still, there are plenty of smokers out there whose first priority isn’t convenience. If you’re interested in taking the DIY route and growing marijuana in your own house, make sure you read our comprehensive guide to marijuana seeds before you make your purchase.

Wed
05
Jun

Cannabis stocks surge toward first gain in 6 days

Cannabis stocks traded broadly higher Tuesday, as an upbeat industry research note helped provide a welcome reprieve from the string of losses resulting from concerns over regulatory scrutiny and general stock market weakness.

The ETFMG Alternative Harvest exchange-traded fund MJ, +4.98%  ran up 3.3% in afternoon trade, with 31 of 36 components trading higher. That puts the ETF on track to snap a five-session losing streak in which it tumbled 10% to close Monday at a five-month low.

Wed
05
Jun

Presence of THC in blood not associated with crash culpability per study

Drivers testing positive for the presence of THC in blood do not possess a significantly increased risk of being responsible for a non-fatal motor vehicle accident, according to data published in the journal Addiction.

Investigators from the University of British Columbia compared the likelihood of crash responsibility in drivers testing positive for THC and/or other substances as compared to drug-free drivers over a six-year period (2010 to 2016).

Wed
05
Jun

How cannabis companies can utilize biometric identification

The modern cannabis space is marked by an ebb and flow of business opportunities within specific market locales; opportunities that arise out of market demand and operational requirements. This notion informs technological innovations in security, including the advent of biometric identification. As the industry continues to mature, business owners in cultivation, processing, and retail environments are entertaining the use of this technology once reserved for such applications as national security.

Wed
05
Jun

These marijuana stocks are taking on big projects for the future

The marijuana industry has been known to be fueled by innovation and new products that are sent into the market. In the past year or so, we have seen companies skyrocket in terms of valuations, due in part to the amount of cannabis that they can grow, but alternatively due to the amount of innovation that they are putting forward for the future of the industry. Many companies have taken on massive projects as they see future projections for cannabis reaching into the many billions. All of this has led to one of the friendliest investor spaces that we have seen in the modern day.

Tue
04
Jun

3 cannabis entrepreneurs under 30 to watch

The cannabis space is full of opportunities for bright young minds to bring innovation and a new way of thinking to an industry that is rather new and open to different perspectives. As such, Millennials have begun to make their mark within the cannabis industry, and their efforts are being recognized.

Here are three emerging and successful entrepreneurs who are making waves in the cannabis industry and modeling the way for both their successors and predecessors on how to make a serious impact in an emerging industry:

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Here’s everything you need to know about roadside testing for THC

Where do police services stand with roadside drug testing for THC almost eight months into recreational cannabis being legal in Canada?

The simple question, however, may not have a simple response. With a number of factors at play—including new products in test phases and others in development—here’s the lowdown on the current state of affairs for roadside testing for THC.

Tue
04
Jun

What we know about cannabis & psychosis, we knew a century ago

Cannabis is a plant hugely popular with human beings as a therapeutic and recreational drug and has been for thousands of years, as the sacred buds found in ancient tombs attests.

As for cannabis as a badly needed revenue-generating commodity for governments, who happily took the money despite some fears — mostly overblown, but not illegitimate — that using too much of the stuff makes people crazy?

This modern-day understanding, sometimes distorted and amplified in order to sell books, is also old hat, and was well known as early as the 1890s.

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