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Tue
28
May

How rising levels of anxiety in teens might support the rise of CBD

People have never been more transparent about their mental health issues than they are today. And encouragement from a variety of sources — clothing brands, restaurants, apps and more — have made us all aware of mental health diseases that were previously kept under wraps. What previous generations deemed as private have now become a source of unending memes.

Tue
28
May

Cronos Group could be the bargain of a lifetime

Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), Canada's third-largest pot company by market capitalization, has suddenly turned into a black sheep. In effect, the company's shares have shed 24% of their value since hitting a high-water mark last March following the closure of its $1.8 billion deal with Malboro-maker Altria (NYSE:MO). 

Tue
28
May

Cannabis consumers are more likely to survive heart attacks

Cannabis consumers might just be less likely to die following a heart-attack, writes Calvin Hughes

That's what a group of researchers from the University of Colorado found after analyzing the hospital records of 1,273,897 patients who suffered from heart-related emergencies, or Acute Myocardial Infarctions (AMI), between 1994 and 2013. Of those, 3,854 were cannabis consumers.

Mon
27
May

Bad timing hits marijuana's newest ETF

Marijuana stocks have attracted a lot of new investors lately, and nearly everyone associated with the industry is doing their best to take advantage of the cannabis craze by making it easier for investors to get exposure to the industry. Between cannabis cultivators listing their shares on major U.S. exchanges and institutional investors making partnership deals with rising stars in the marijuana market, it's easier than ever to tie your fortunes to those of the budding pot industry.

Mon
27
May

Teenage cannabis use linked to memory problems

Teenagers who use cannabis could be at risk of developing problems with memory, scientists believe.

Researchers looked at 3,826 students attending schools in the Greater Montreal area of Canada. Every year from grade seven to grade 11, the team asked the participants whether they used drugs including cannabis and alcohol. They also tested their memory, visual reasoning skills and inhibition levels. On a 6-point scale marked from ranging from “never” to “every day,” participants answered how often they used a particular substance, and answered how many alcoholic drinks they’d have in one session. 

Mon
27
May

Understanding terpenes

 

 

 

 

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Mon
27
May

Will the cannabis industry see another hot summer?

We all remember cannabis stocks last summer. The headlines were everywhere, so even if you weren’t really into investing, you still knew that these stocks were hot. After remaining relatively stagnant for years in some cases, suddenly legalization was coming and people were buying up these stocks like they were going out of style.

But then there was that severe drop, seen on the graph below. Across the board, legalization came and went and shares plummeted during October and December. It looks like most stocks have begun to rebound at least a bit, if not to those all-time highs. So, will the cannabis industry see another red-hot summer?

Mon
27
May

Top 10 weed documentary shows: Cannabis documentaries worth watching

In my opinion, there’s no better way to learn something new on the topic that you’re already passionate about than by watching documentaries.

Since you’re here and reading this article, it’s safe to say that we both share a passion for cannabis.

When you Google weed-related things to watch, you’ll notice there’s a huge number of weed documentary movies, shows, and sitcoms. So, how to choose what’s good?

To save you time, I’ll be your reader’s digest with this list of 10 best weed documentaries that are worth your while.

Mon
27
May

Breaking the sticky stigma: Mothers who use marijuana

Cannabis being normalized is a massive cultural shift; perceptions and use of the plant are changing rapidly in the United States. The stigma around cannabis use for parents and mothers specifically is tricky to grasp. From weed use during pregnancy, cannabis’ effects on infant development, and how openly smoking cannabis around a child will change their understanding of the plant, our society stigmatizes how mothers choose to engage with cannabis.

Mon
27
May

Could CBD – infused beverages transform the food and drink industry?

CBD derived from hemp – containing only trace amounts of the psychoactive element, THC – is now legal federally following the 2018 Farm Bill. But how will that impact the food and drink industry when it comes to cannabis infusions?

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