North America

Tue
29
Jan

Organigram locks up supply of hemp-derived CBD through agreement with N.B. research company

Organigram Holdings Inc., the parent company of Organigram Inc., has entered into an agreement with 1812 Hemp to secure supply and support research and development on the genetic improvement of hemp through traditional plant breeding methods.

Tue
29
Jan

High hopes for the cannabis tourism industry

Cannabis tourism has come along way. The idea of being "hotboxed" on a smoke-filled bus with a stripper pole and a group of strangers is far from the ideal experience for both new and seasoned cannabis users. As the cannabis industry grows so does the expectations for high-quality goods and services -- and the possible eradication of hotboxing altogether.

Tue
29
Jan

What fearmongering about pot tells you about mainstream marijuana coverage

For the first time in decades, federal marijuana legalization seems possible in the foreseeable future. Given the wave of states’ legalizing cannabis through ballot initiatives, the grudging acceptance of its “inevitability” by the Food and Drug Administration, and the number of Democratic candidates slipping it into their campaign agendas, cannabis advocates are finally seeing years of activism come to fruition on a nationwide level.

Proponents bank on positive outcomes like a reduction in both the size and racial disparities of our country’s prison population; more latitude for researchers to study marijuana’s value as a medicine; and ready access to medical marijuana for anyone who needs it.

Tue
29
Jan

Cannabis suppositories are a new doctor-approved trend in medical marijuana

Smoking is bad for your lungs, vaping requires expensive equipment, and marijuana edibles are hard to dose. That leaves one option: the back door. The prudish among us may cringe at the idea of slipping cannabis into our anuses to achieve relief from Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, or epilepsy, but doctors and the marijuana industry are increasingly advocating for cannabis extract suppositories.

Mon
28
Jan

The news that sent marijuana stock Canopy Growth soaring

A lot is going right for Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) lately. The market-share-leading Canadian cannabis company is poised for significant sales growth in 2019 following the opening of Canada's recreational marijuana market last October. And in January, Canopy Growth responded to news that hemp is being removed from the controlled-substances list with plans to leap into the U.S. market via a planned hemp innovation park in New York State.

Mon
28
Jan

Could Aurora Cannabis be a millionaire-maker stock?

Let's cut to the chase. Yes, Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) could be a millionaire-maker stock. Given a large enough initial investment and enough time, many stocks -- including Aurora -- could generate returns of $1 million or more.

The real question, though, is whether an investor buying a reasonable stake in Aurora Cannabis has a realistic chance of becoming a millionaire from this initial investment over a period of time that's not ridiculously long. For example, could a $10,000 initial investment in Aurora turn into $1 million within 25 years?

Mon
28
Jan

Cannabis labs find deadly chemical in certain vape cartridges

Portable and discreet vape pens are a very profitable segment of legal recreational cannabis markets, writes Calvin Hughes. For people who don't want to deal with the unpredictability of edibles but also don't want to smell like they just smoked a joint, these pocket-sized vaporizers are very popular, but people might start going back to joints and pot cookies after news broke that some vape cartridges contain potentially dangerous levels of lead.

Fri
25
Jan

Marijuana too moist? Here’s how you can dry it

One of the most important steps to a great bag of weed is the curing process. First, the buds are hung to dry, then they’re trimmed and the buds are put into airtight jars that are opened and closed according to the grower’s cure schedule. It’s an imperative set of actions towards a final product to be proud of.

From THC levels to smokeability and looking like the blue ribbon winner you want to be toking, properly dried weed can make or break a bag. Luckily, if you got some too fresh bud that’s still packed with moisture you can finish out the drying process yourself. Just be aware that you likely didn’t get what you paid for to begin with, as wet weed is heavier.

Fri
25
Jan

Trulieve Cannabis may be in for a rough day today

The marijuana industry is coming off of what can only be described as its greatest year in history, even with many pot stocks ending the year down. That's because the cannabis movement finally gained legitimacy following the legalization of adult-use weed in Canada this past October. Becoming the first industrialized country in the world to give recreational marijuana the green light, Canada has completely changed the way investors view the weed industry.

But this doesn't mean there is an absence of hurdles for pot stocks to contend with.

Fri
25
Jan

Young people in liberal states use more cannabis, but have lower rates of dependence

Young people living in liberal states consume more marijuana, but have lower rates of marijuana dependence, according to a new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Crucially, this finding is true regardless of whether the state legalized medical marijuana, suggesting that the broader political climate affects how people use the drug. It also serves as a reminder that the effects of legalization will look different in different states.

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