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Fri
26
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.

Fri
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.

Thu
25
Apr

What is rosin? Exploring the purest cannabis concentrate

Wondering about rosin? With numerous businesses entering the newly created concentrates market, one can reasonably expect, or at least hope, that the demand and quality of these products will continue to rise.

This will likely be a positive thing for cannabis customers since these products are suited for medical and recreational users, and they offer high levels of both cannabinoids and terpenes.

Thu
25
Apr

You’ve grown it, now own it: How to master drying & curing cannabis

Properly dried and cured cannabis flower buds burn evenly and have a smooth, rich taste. When smoked, the embers have an even glow and enter the body smoothly. When vaporized, there should be no apparent “green” taste.

If flower buds are dried too quickly, chlorophyll and other pigments, starch and nitrates or other fertilizer salts are trapped within plant tissue, making it burn unevenly and taste unpleasantly “green.” If buds are dried too slow, or not at all, they rot.

Gardeners can lose some or all of their crop to poor drying and curing. Here’s how to do it right:

Thu
25
Apr

Daniela Vergara: Cannabis research is in dire need of funding

How Genetic Research Impacts Business and Why It’s in Dire Need of Funding

The University of Colorado, Boulder is one of the few universities in the country with a robust cannabis research program. Their team is comprised of some of the most respected scientists in the space, including evolutionary biologist Dr. Daniela Vergara. As the Director of the Agricultural Genomics Foundation and as a Postdoctoral Researcher, she has made a considerable impact in the way cultivators look at their crops. In this interview, Vergara reveals how federally supplied cannabis is creating flawed studies and why genomic research is vital to the growth of the industry.

Thu
25
Apr

This marijuana dividend could grow by 67% in 2020

Over the past couple of years, we have witnessed marijuana milestones that at one time never seemed possible.

To our north, Canada has become the first industrialized country in the world, and the second overall behind Uruguay, to legalize recreational pot. Meanwhile, in the U.S., two-thirds of all states have given the green light to medical marijuana, in some capacity. This support comes from a record percentage of Americans favoring broad-based legalization (66%), and an overwhelming number approving of medical marijuana prescriptions by a physician (93%).

Thu
25
Apr

In or out? Is cannabis grown indoors better than weed grown outdoors?

More cannabis producers are looking to capitalize on outdoor growing, with products such as edibles and beverages, hopefully, being legalized later this year.

While there certainly continues to be room for debate, one developing view is that carefully grown indoor cannabis makes for some of the best premium dried flower, while large-scale outdoor grown cannabis may fit the bill for those not-yet available extraction products.

Thu
25
Apr

5 industries that will benefit from cannabis, and 5 that will falter

In case you haven’t noticed, cannabis is EVERYWHERE. It’s one of the hot button topics of our generation and nationwide legalization is just over the horizon.

Thu
25
Apr

Alcohol and cannabis companies form pot-beverage industry group to push changes

A group of alcohol and cannabis companies have formed an industry alliance to push for changes to proposed rules governing pot-infused beverages before edibles become legal in the coming months.

The Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance is arguing for, among other things, the ability to produce pot-based drinks in the same facilities where non-cannabis beverages are made.

The additional cost of establishing separate manufacturing and processing facilities is a "significant barrier to entry," particularly for small and mid-sized producers, said Paddy Finnegan, business unit manager for food and beverage at Lakeside Process Controls, an alliance member.

The extra cost will also make it harder to compete with the illicit market on price, he added.

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