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Marijuana stocks: Breaking down the recreational-to-medical sales ratio of the top growers

Interest in the marijuana industry is heating up among investors, and for good reason. Since the year began, the very first tradable cannabis exchange-traded fund, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, has practically tripled the returns of the broad-based S&P 500, which is having a stellar year of its own.

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Why Aurora Cannabis' latest technology deal matters more than you might think

For Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB), 10 million Canadian dollars (roughly $7.4 million) is pretty much chump change. Sure, it's nearly one-fifth of the Canadian marijuana producer's sales last quarter. But in the grand scheme of things, it isn't a lot for Aurora to spend.

So when Aurora announced on Friday that it was investing that amount in Vancouver-based technology company EnWave (NASDAQOTH:NWVCF), the news wasn't met with major fanfare. But this deal might be more important over the long run for Aurora than you'd expect. 

Mon
29
Apr

Legal limits for cannabis-impaired driving may be impossible, THC impacts people differently

For years, states have set limits to how much alcohol drivers can have in their bloodstream. As more states legalize cannabis, they are also struggling to find similar limits and write reasonable and fair laws to determine when someone is too stoned to drive safely.

A study done by French scientists suggests it won’t happen soon.

“No legal driving limit for cannabis can catch impaired recreational users without unfairly penalizing unimpaired regular or medicinal users.”

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26
Apr

How to pick the best grow lights for your at-home cannabis crop

A light (aka lamp) is a critical part of the indoor set-up for at-home cannabis growers.

While many typical houseplants will grow on a window sill with moderate light, the cannabis plant thrives on light consistency to reach its full potential. Artificial light can be beneficial because it offers control over exactly when and how much of what kind of light the plant receives.

So, when choosing a light, there are a few factors it’s best to consider.

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Apr

Here's how CBD counteracts the effects of THC on the brain

CBD counteracts some of the effects of THC on the human brain, according to a new study, writes Calvin Hughes

Fri
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Study: Marijuana users gain less weight over time than non-users

Over the past couple months, a series of studies have slowly dismantled the myth of the typical cannabis user—a stoner slob prone to eating an inordinate amount of “munchies.” Cannabis does not make you lazy, and the states with legalized marijuana are the healthiest in the nation. In addition, a study from the University of Colorado demonstrated how marijuana can

Fri
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Apr

Tech and marijuana: A high-growth combination for stock investing

As cannabis becomes more of a mainstream investment, should stocks like Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED)(NYSE:CGC) join outperforming tech in a capital gains portfolio? Let’s review the stats for the TSX index’s breakout marijuana stock and compare them against some of the tech growth stocks it most closely resembles, plus one mining stock that makes a feasible tech proxy

Fri
26
Apr

Grow tech: Gadgets for the home cannabis cultivator

With the array of cannabis legalization laws taking effect in the U.S. and around the world, it’s becoming much easier to grow your own crop. By becoming your own master cultivator, you gain autonomy throughout the entire growth process, ensuring both safety and quality.

Home cultivation can improve your health and wellness. Certain pesticides, funguses and fertilizers found in cannabis originating from industrial cultivation facilities can have detrimental effects. Having control and full transparency of your cultivation process will help to avoid these harmful health effects.

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26
Apr

This is the craziest marijuana statistic you'll see

The world is "going green" at an incredibly fast pace, and investors have taken notice. The rise of the legal cannabis industry has been undeniable, with global sales growing to $12.2 billion in 2018, and worldwide revenue forecast to rise to more than $31 billion by 2022. Ultimately, we could be looking at an industry that rivals soda in terms of annual sales potential.

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