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Wed
08
May

Which marijuana stocks are proving their values this week?

Value is something that has been hard to determine in the world of marijuana stocks as prices fluctuate so heavily and so often. Despite this, it seems as though viewing the substance as a commodity may be one of the fairer ways to determine the value of a given company. Of course, this only works for the companies that grow the substance, but these also happen to be the most volatile. Other companies such as those a part of the ancillary services market on cannabis are able to offer different things to the market that make the value more easily attainable.

Wed
08
May

The potential & promise of the cannabis beverage market

“The day that Coca-Cola enters the cannabis industry” has long been the sort of specter that activists and investors alike have conjured to symbolize the arrival of the corporate hoard to the legal weed party, a specter that marches alongside “the day the suits from Goldman Sachs arrive” and “the day Monsanto patents its own strain.”

In other words, it seems inevitable that Coca-Cola will one day create a cannabis-infused beverage — most likely if the federal government legalizes cannabis — and that is in large part because there is an eager audience of people who want to consume cannabis in liquid form.

Wed
08
May

Green Growth Brands brings hemp CBD to Abercrombie & Fitch

Cannabis company Green Growth Brands Inc. (GGB.CD) is partnering with Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF.N) to sell its CBD-infused bath bombs and other body-care products in a limited number of stores.

Columbus, Ohio-based Green Growth already sells personal-care products containing the non-intoxicating ingredient at DSW shoe stores, has CBD shops in malls owned by Simon Property Group Inc. and has a licensing agreement with Authentic Brands Group and its Greg Norman brand.

Wed
08
May

3 top marijuana stocks to watch in May

Marijuana stocks, for the most part, have been outstanding growth vehicles for investors this year. Despite Canada's raging battle with black-market sales and the high level of uncertainty surrounding America's future policy on the drug, investors have been piling into these stocks with abandon in 2019.

Tue
07
May

How cannabis slows down the effects of macular degeneration

Macular degeneration (MD) is the highest cause of vision loss in the U.S., affecting over 10 million Americans. At present, it is considered an incurable disease. But what is happening in the eye to cause MD?

MD is a deterioration of the central part of the retina, the back layer. That layer, called the “macula,” records images and sends them back to the brain. It’s in charge of focusing vision and helps humans read, recognize faces and many more important things. Without a functioning macula, the center of the field of vision is blurry, becoming worse over time.

Macular degeneration mostly affects people over the age of 50 or 60. Right now, most treatments include injections and target endothelial cells, which line blood vessels.

Tue
07
May

Aurora Cannabis gets exclusive rights to use Enwave’s REV technology (plus, the stocks soar)

Canadian company Enwave signed a business agreement with Aurora Cannabis this April, giving it exclusive rights to use their drying technology in exchange for $10 million in capital. Following the deal, both companies’ stocks shot up.

On April 26, the big Canadian cannabis producer, Aurora Cannabis, announced they have signed a licensing agreement with EnWave, a tech company that makes vacuum-drying applications and machinery for companies in the food, beverages, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Tue
07
May

Acreage shareholder slams ‘unbelievably lopsided’ Canopy deal

A shareholder of U.S. cannabis operator Acreage Holdings Inc. (ACRGu.CD) plans to vote against the company’s proposed deal with Canadian marijuana giant Canopy Growth Corp. (WEED.TO 1.71%), describing the unique tie-up as a “value destructive transaction and not in the best interests of shareholders.”

Last month, Canopy Growth said it planned to acquire Acreage in a US$3.4-billion deal that will only be consummated when ​U.S. federal law formally recognizes the states that have legalized marijuana.

The arrangement would give Canopy Growth access to at least 20 U.S. states where Acreage operates to sell its range of dried cannabis products as well as pot-infused edibles and concentrates.

Tue
07
May

Is recreational cannabis still fueling marijuana stocks?

The marijuana stock market has been quite heavily fueled by companies that produce recreational cannabis for some time now. These companies have been working to put out large quantities of the substance, sometimes ranging in the hundreds of thousands of kilograms. For this reason, we have seen a decline in the amount that believes the marijuana industry may see a supply shortage, but many factors still remain up in the air. For now, it seems as though the marijuana stock market is riding high as we continue to traverse the future of the industry.

Tue
07
May

New UW clinical trial testing effect of marijuana on autism

Can marijuana treat autism? A new clinical trial is looking to see if cannabidiol (CBD) gel is a safe and effective method of treating Fragile X syndrome, a type of autism linked to deficiencies in the endocannabinoid system, which controls emotional responses, behavioral reactivity to context, and social interaction.

Autism, or more technically referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a wide range of different conditions grouped together because they all affect development and behavior. People with ASD typically experience difficulty communicating with other people, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors.

Tue
07
May

The summer skinny on CBD sunscreen

As stated in the 1997 Baz Luhrmann’s spoken-word sensation, “Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen,” it’s highly important not to forget such cream. Strong sun rays on unprotected skin can be as dangerous as a pack of cigarettes. Now, in what seems like an unending slew of usefulness, CBD is being incorporated into sunscreens for more than just the buzzword.

Aside from being a skin friendly carrier oil, CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties, which keeps skin from becoming inflamed by the sun. Of course CBD is working in conjunction with zinc oxide, and they seem to make a mighty team. Cannabinoid alchemists everywhere seem to be infusing sunscreen with CBD.

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