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Tue
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May

Writedowns are likely for these 3 marijuana stocks

The marijuana industry is looking like it could be one of the greatest growth stories of our generation. Having long existed behind the scenes in the black market, the now-legal pot industry is budding, and it has quite the audience in Wall Street.

Last year, the global legal cannabis industry generated $12.2 billion in sales -- and this is just the beginning. Depending on your preferred Wall Street investment firm, the legal pot industry is capable of between $50 billion and $75 billion in worldwide sales by the end of next decade, and perhaps $130 billion to $166 billion in peak yearly sales (although no specific time frame was provided).

Tue
14
May

Infusing drinks with water soluble cannabis drops

For those like to drink in their cannabis but don’t like the taste of cannabis or the slightly oily residue often left behind when using oil-based cannabis tinctures, welcome to the world of water soluble cannabis drops. They are a clear liquid with no taste that can be added into coffees, teas, sodas, water, beer, ciders, cocktails, or mocktails without disrupting the texture or taste.

Tue
14
May

What experts have to say about the Endocannabinoid System

“For decades, scientists and mental health physicians tried to figure out how THC worked on the brain and body,” explained Dr. Paul Song, Chief Medical Officer of Calyx Peak Companies via email. A significant breakthrough came with the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

Tue
14
May

CBD for PTSD: How CBD oil can relieve symptoms of PTSD

CBD is not a miracle cure, but many people report using CBD for PTSD offers relief of some of its most troubling symptoms.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects millions of people worldwide. Some of its main symptoms include anxiety, insomnia and depression. Since it causes rapid fluctuations in mood, PTSD can lead to reckless behavior, issues with concentration and even hypervigilance.

Tue
14
May

Weed and infertility: Should men worry about their marijuana consumption?

Fair warning to men in relationships eager to conceive with their partner: Smoking cannabis could have an adverse effect on your reproductive health. While the conclusions are far from definitive, mounting evidence suggests the best practice might be to forego the green while trying to have a baby.

A new study out of Brazil, and published in AUA Journals’ The Journal of Urology, tested 622 sperm samples from men of various lifestyles. Researchers evaluated the sperm of men who regularly smoked cigarettes, others who were known to be fertile, some regular cannabis consumers, and participants they knew were infertile.

Tue
14
May

Nations going to pot: Where cannabis is legal around the world, and where it isn’t

Check out the interactive map here.

Canada, the second nation to legalize recreational marijuana after Uruguay, appears to have had a global impact as more nations come on board.

New Zealand plans a referendum on legalization during next year’s election and Mexico also appears headed that way.

Luxembourg is poised to become the first European country to legalize recreational marijuana, and South Africa is moving in that direction. Israel’s Parliament approved a law allowing exports of medical marijuana. Thailand legalized medicinal use of marijuana, and other Southeastern Asian countries may follow South Korea’s lead in legalizing cannabidiol, or CBD

Tue
14
May

Top tips on organic grow mediums (and additives)

Choosing the right stuff in which to grow your plants determines the quality of the cannabis you’ll harvest. Knowing the differences between different organic mediums and additives can help strengthen your ability to create craft-quality buds. 

Strictly Roots

When selecting the right medium, you should not only consider NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) ratios, but also the medium’s ability to hold water and provide aeration to allow proper capillary action between wet and dry periods. Below is a list of all the various grow mediums that can be bought from any grow shop, along with my top tips so that you can customize your organic grow medium.

Tue
14
May

Doctors remain cautiously optimistic about medical marijuana, says new study

A new study shows that doctors believe medical marijuana can help people, but they aren't ready to recommend it to their patients yet, writes Calvin Hughes.

A group of Australian researcher recently conducted a review of 26 studies from Australia, the US, Canada and Ireland to discover how medical professionals feel about marijuana. They found that most physicians support medical marijuana in general, but they feel like they need to be more informed before giving it to patients.

Tue
14
May

8 ways to add CBD Oil into your beauty routine

While hemp seed oil has been around for quite some time, the beauty scene is now being revolutionized by products containing CBD oil.

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