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Synthetic cannabis use associated with greater risk of mental health issues per study

Adults who frequently consume illicitly-produced synthetic cannabinoid agonists (e.g., JWH-018) are significantly more likely to report experiencing mental health issues than are similarly matched controls who only use cannabis, according to data published in the journal Psychopharmacology.

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May

3 ways to buy into marijuana stocks without the risk

Marijuana stocks are all the rage these days as legalized cannabis has hit the scene. Analysts now project that the market for both medical and recreational cannabis use will reach a staggering $200 billion in global sales in just five years. As a result, stocks in the sector have surged on the wave of optimism.

The problem is, marijuana stocks aren’t exactly a slam dunk.

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10
May

The High Times Mother’s Day gift guide for your favorite lifted ladies

Two things: she raised you and quite frankly, you may be one of the reasons she uses cannabis in the first place. Moms hold us down in ways we can only begin to fathom, and as such they deserve to be honored not one, but 365 days of the year. To get you started, we picked out some of our favorite gifts, in case the lady in your life enjoys a gentle high as much as you do.

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09
May

Here’s a quick primer on when to use the terms ‘marijuana’, ‘cannabis’ and ‘hemp’

Is there really a difference? Everyone seems to be using the terms “cannabis” and “marijuana” interchangeably. And the word “hemp” is also rising in popularity. But does it matter which term you use?

According to Rod Kight, international hemp and cannabis business law attorney, it’s important to know the difference, especially if you’re talking in legal terms. But either way, it’s a good lesson for all of us.

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09
May

Has cannabis legalization led to fewer teens smoking pot?

In recent years, the idea of the youth being adversely affected by the legalization of marijuana continues to be a common refrain of those in opposition. As recreational marijuana has existed in several states for nearly half a decade, we have the benefit of hindsight and can know with a reasonable degree of certainty if the voters that approved the legalization of marijuana thought of the youth of America.

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May

Levi's found a way to make hemp feel like cotton, and it could have big implications for your wardrobe

Denim icon Levi Strauss & Co. debuted garments made from a soft hemp-cotton blend in March, and head of innovation Paul Dillinger said he expects 100% cottonized-hemp products in about five years.

Hemp uses significantly less water and chemicals than cotton during cultivation. Levi's has found a way to soften hemp using far less water than was previously used.

Dillinger said the long-term goal is to incorporate sustainable cotton blends by using fibers such as hemp into all of its products.

This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism.

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09
May

3 cannabis stocks that doubled investors' money this year

Thanks to a dismal December, the vast majority of marijuana stocks are in positive territory since the beginning of 2019, but none have soared as high as these three. After rocketing up more than 100% this year, investors want to know if they have any more fuel in the tank.

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09
May

Partnership meant to fill gaps on cannabis consumption risks and benefits with hard evidence

The Ontario Lung Association and its industry partner, Tetra Bio-Pharma, have joined forces to fund and promote medical research that the two partners believe should help resolve some of the major controversies over the possible lung health risks and benefits of using cannabis.

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09
May

3 marijuana stocks to avoid like the plague in May

Believe it or not, marijuana stocks proved fallible in April, with the first tradable cannabis exchange-traded fund, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, falling by 1.6% during the month. Of course, there's no need to cry a river, with the ETF tripling the performance of the S&P 500 on a year-to-date basis.

However, a budding cannabis market doesn't mean you can simply throw a dart and select a winner. If anything, investors should be more critical of pot stocks now, with the industry still nascent and contending with numerous supply chain-based growing pains.

As I look at the more than 50 marijuana stocks I regularly follow, I see three that should be avoided like the plague in May.

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09
May

CBD coming to a cookie jar near you: Report

Could CBD — the cannabis-based miracle elixir — be coming to a cookie jar near you?

According to the New York Daily News, Mondelez International — which own brands like Chips Ahoy, Oreo, and Cadbury chocolate — is considering adding the chemical found in hemp and marijuana to some products.

But Mondelez CEO Dirk Van de Put told CNBC not expect a little extra in your Oreo just yet.

“Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and play it the right way,” Van de Put said, adding that CBD may go against the company’s wholesome image.

However, CBD doesn’t make one high and is different than the buzz-inducing THC.

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