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Mar

OPINION: Can doctors’ religious views stymie patient access to medical cannabis?

An Ontario court challenge revolving around mandatory referrals could spell big new for patients wanting to access medical cannabis as part of their treatment regimens. Whether or not that big news ultimately proves positive or negative for patients, however, will likely take some time to unfold.

 

After the recent Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo in Vancouver, I visited my parents in Abbotsford, a community about an hour’s drive away. Having grown up in a very religious household, my cannabis use has been a point of contention within the family. After three years, my parents are just now starting to get used to the idea that my daily medical cannabis use is here to stay.

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14
Mar

What you should know about investing in cannabis

Saving for retirement doesn't have to be boring—especially now that you can trade honestly in the same commodity you bought from a guy in a van in your high school parking lot.

With cannabis rapidly going legal, experts say it's a rare chance to invest in a brand-new industry that is already known to be lucrative.

"People are viewing it as analogous to the end of alcohol prohibition," says John Torrens, professor of entrepreneurial practice at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management. "In our lifetimes, we might not see a bigger opportunity than this. We're seeing a whole new industry born right in right of our faces."

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14
Mar

Cannabis stock short sellers are getting smoked, lose $1.7 billion in 2019

It’s been a great year for cannabis stock investors, but cannabis short sellers are getting burned.

Not only are short sellers enduring heavy paper losses as cannabis share prices surge higher, a new report by financial technology and analytics firm S3 Partners suggests the fees to maintain open short positions are on the rise.

Thu
14
Mar

Classing up cannabis: Why your cannabis brand needs a solid website

Anyone who has ever dated in the digital-era has likely, at one time or another, searched their potential partner online. Why wouldn’t you? Safety is the most important aspect to dating. But this puts us in a position of constantly being judged (and judging others) for our online content. We live in a time when our digital lives are becoming a bigger part of our offline existence. Trolls can’t hide, avatars give way to real people, and embarrassing tweets resurface decades later.

Thu
14
Mar

Determining how best to protect intellectual property essential for players in Canadian, U.S. cannabis space

Licensed producers (LPs), retailers and others already in the Canadian or U.S. cannabis industry—or looking to take the plunge—should be thinking about how they will distinguish their businesses, products and services from others. In what is quickly becoming a crowded and competitive marketplace, intellectual property (IP) could prove key and IP protection available under Canadian and U.S. laws should be an important part of any strategy moving forward.

Thu
14
Mar

3 top marijuana stocks to watch in March

Some things you watch because you like them. College basketball is a good example of this for many. Other things you watch because you're fascinated by the drama -- like watching a car race to see who crashes. 

When we asked three Motley Fool contributors to pick marijuana stocks to watch in March, we got examples of stocks to like and ones that could crash. Our contributors identified Aphria (NYSE:APHA), Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), and Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) as top marijuana stocks to watch this month. Here's why these three stood out.

Thu
14
Mar

Marijuana retailer MedMen is near an all-time low: Is the stock ready to rebound?

Many marijuana stocks have gotten off to a great start in 2019. MedMen Enterprises (NASDAQOTH:MMNFF) isn't one of them. 

The leading U.S. marijuana retailer has seen its stock fall in the first few months of the year while several other marijuana stocks have soared by 50% or more. MedMen's share price is even near an all-time low. What's behind MedMen's malaise? And is the beaten-down marijuana stock ready for a rebound?

Wed
13
Mar

Acreage Holdings fourth quarter revenue increases 380% as company enters California

Acreage Holdings, Inc. (CSE: ACRG.U) (OTCQX: ACRGF) delivered fourth-quarter revenue of $10.5 million for an increase of 380% over the previous year’s $2.1 million. Acreage reported a whopping fourth-quarter net loss of $217.6 million. The pro forma revenue* for the fourth quarter was $22.9 million and the pro forma adjusted net loss*, which excludes certain non-cash charges and non-recurring items, for the fourth quarter was $10.8 million.

Wed
13
Mar

These are the top 3 conditions treated with medical marijuana

Medical marijuana can treat numerous medical conditions, but some are more common than others, writes Calvin Hughes. Here are the 3 most common conditions that patients treat with medical marijuana, according to data from the research firm CB2 Insights.

 

 

Wed
13
Mar

Cannabis-infused beauty products are going to grab a piece of a $167 billion market

  • Beauty products infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, are going to grab 15% of the $167 billion skincare market in a decade, Jefferies says.
  • CBD has been linked to a range of potential health benefits, and does not get you high.
  • Due to this wellness benefit, retailers are selling CBD-based products like teas, beer alternatives, coffee, supplements, and dog treats. 

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