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07
May

Chew on this! Wana Tarts adds another micro-dose option to product offerings

Boulder, Colo. (May 6, 2019) — Wana Brands, the No. 1 edibles brand in the United States, has added handcrafted Wana Tarts to its carefully curated line of trusted adult-use and medicinal cannabis products. Available in Mixed Berry (Indica), Hibiscus Lemonade (Sativa) and Black Cherry (1:1 CBD/THC), Wana Tarts burst with fruit flavor and are now available in Colorado, with plans to expand into other legal cannabis markets over the coming year. 

Mon
06
May

Cannabis regulation a pain or relief to the entrepreneurs?

Canada becoming the second country with the legalization of recreational cannabis has brought both prospects as well as challenges to its respective business holders. For those holding a license and those who are looking forward to being entrepreneurs in this business of selling cultivated and edible products, the situation is a complicated one. A lot of research and homework should be involved, especially for the future entrepreneurs who look to invest their money in the business of cultivated and edible products like baked goods, beverages, chocolates, mints, vape cartridges, tinctures, gummies, etc.

Mon
06
May

Study finds paternally passed-down ‘Stoner Gene’ in rats with human implications

Pregnant women are advised not to use cannabis, an increasingly common proscription that repeats itself every few news cycles in the marijuana legalization era. 

The general reason why is obvious enough. It’s the same reason why a pregnant mother is advised not to smoke cigarettes and to eat well: Her intake can, and probably will, affect her baby. 

But what if the same were true for the father? What if paternal cannabis intake had something to do with developments, good and ill, in the resulting offspring? 

Mon
06
May

Global Marijuana March calls for pot possession pardons, level playing field for entrepreneurs

With pot on the verge of being legalized, dozens of marijuana entrepreneurs gathered in Queen's Park on Saturday to demand a level playing field for all in the industry.

Saturday's Global Marijuana March was also aimed at persuading the government to pass an amnesty bill that would provide for pardons for those with criminal records related to pot possession offences.

"With just the government stores operating, they are trying to shut down dispensaries. The new government model does not exactly give the market what it wants," marijuana activist Erin Goodwin told CBC Toronto.

Mon
06
May

420 boosts cannabis sales again in 2019, data shows

In its report on 2019’s 420 trends, cannabis industry analysis company Headset’s first and biggest takeaway was that, despite four years of legal marijuana in certain parts of the U.S., the novelty has certainly not worn off.

Headset reported that, this year, 420 saw a sales boost that slightly exceeded predictions. Sales were up 128% around the country, compared to the four previous Saturdays. Headset had originally predicted it would be around 100% and 120%.

Mon
06
May

Could mood specific cannabis strains be the next big thing?

Many people who use cannabis and CBD for well-being or to deal with their medical issues like to use different delivery systems and even different cannabis strains depending on the specific effects and mood they want to feel.

Back in the 60s, cannabis was quite different from the buds people know and love today. There were no special cannabis cultivation or extraction methods in those days and people just smoked whatever they could get their hands on at any given time. Back then, strains with specific cannabinoid concentrations, mood specific strains, and lab tested buds were a distant dream.

Mon
06
May

This is how cannabis can help you deal with your allergies

You know spring is here when your allergies start to kick in, writes Calvin Hughes. But instead of reaching for Kleenex, you might try grabbing a joint instead. Turns out, cannabis might help reduce some of those dreaded allergy symptoms.

Mon
06
May

How these techies are bringing transparency to the cannabis industry

Today, more than 40 percent of America's legal cannabis that's produced across 20 states passes through Confident Cannabis’ lab testing platform, writes Madison Margolin. Through a three-pronged approach, Confident Cannabis is bringing transparency to the cannabis industry, offering a platform to display lab testing results, to connect wholesale buyers and sellers, and to help consumers learn about cannabis strain science and data with the help of a program called Wholesale.

Mon
06
May

5 best pot stocks in April -- Are they buys now?

After starting 2019 with a bang, many pot stocks took a breather in April. The two biggest marijuana-focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were down slightly last month. 

Fri
03
May

Snoop Dogg-backed firm enters race for precise marijuana dosing

Legal weed is looking for its shot glass.

Investors are pouring money into the race to develop devices that promise precise marijuana dosing. It’s part of an effort by the US$10 billion cannabis industry to reach beyond its traditional stoner base to customers who might want to unwind without getting blitzed. Unlike alcohol or Tylenol, there’s never been a standard dosage for THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in pot.

The latest company to join the rush is Indose, a startup that sells disposable vape pens that use a pair of sensors to measure the dose of THC delivered with each draw, down to the milligram. The company recently closed a US$3.5 million funding round led by Casa Verde Capital, the cannabis private equity firm that counts rapper Snoop Dogg as a partner.

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