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Tue
17
Sep

What you should know about regulations for CBD product labeling

Looking through an assortment of cannabidiol (CBD) products, you might notice certain parts of the label that jump out at you, such as a lively green hemp leaf or the word “organic,” enticing you to give this intriguing product a try. A closer look at that label, however, might raise potential red flags about the quality or accuracy of that CBD product.

In other words, it's important for consumers to understand how product labeling is regulated when it comes to CBD oil and CBD-infused products

Tue
17
Sep

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of opioids settlement

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days after reaching a tentative settlement with many of the state and local governments suing it over the toll of opioids.
Mon
16
Sep

Is Hemp a safer way to invest in the cannabis industry?

Profits have been elusive for many companies in the cannabis industry. With federal law making it impossible for companies to expand their operations across the U.S without either acquiring a company in another state or setting up an entirely new operation, it's been very difficult for costs to stay at manageable levels. The one workaround, however, has been for companies like Charlotte's Web (OTC:CWBHF) that have chosen a different route: hemp.

Sun
15
Sep

'Wild West': Marketing of cannabis in places where it's outlawed is an emerging 'gray area'

The ad proclaims “Life is Better With Legal Cannabis.” But for most of the readers who saw it in their morning paper, marijuana is not legal.

The ad from Canna Provisions gives the address, website and phone number of its store in Lee, Massachusetts. It ran on the bottom of the front page of the Aug. 30 Times-Union of Albany, New York. The paper is available on Berkshire County newsstand but decidedly not a Massachusetts publication.

The ad includes tiny, baseball box score-size type listing state-mandated disclaimers, concluding with, “This product may be illegal outside of MA.”

New York recently downgraded marijuana possession in small amounts from a misdemeanor to a violation, but it is still an arrestable offense punishable by fines.

Fri
13
Sep

How cannabis and CBD can help eliminate the stigma around mental illness

With marijuana use and mental health both wildly stigmatized, perhaps there are solutions in place that are as simple as having a conversation.

Millions of Americans are coping with mental health issues. Often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, those who suffer in silence with mental illness issues often remain silent due to the stigmatization that shrouds depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders.

Fri
13
Sep

2 marijuana stocks making headway in September

The marijuana stock market has been waiting for a solid push for some time now. With so many companies entering the industry, it seems as though the competition is at an all-time high. The competition that we have seen however has been very positive as many companies are working to innovate in such a new industry.

Fri
13
Sep

8 plant-training techniques explained

Topping

Removing the main crown shoot of your growing tip will ensure that two new shoots will grow back in its place. Pinching out once will create two tops; pinching out twice will create four tops; and so on. This technique is as simple as cleanly removing the growth tip until a lighter, fleshy-colored part of the plant tissue is exposed.

Fri
13
Sep

Reshaping how we talk about CBD: Evidence or exaggeration?

Even with the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (AKA The Farm Bill) being signed by President Trump ultimately removing the hemp plant from the Schedule 1 controlled substances classification, many still remain skeptical or confused about the hemp-based CBD compound. 

Those are some monumental conditions, symptoms and ailments that regular people suffer from each and every day. Can CBD help decrease all of this? Does CBD truly do what it claims to? How do you know it works? Are all CBD brands going to create that much of a differing effect? 

Fri
13
Sep

Is your vape cartridge safe? This is how to make sure

After dozens of people across the Midwest and California were sickened as a result of vaping cannabis or e-cigarettes, consumers, vape makers, and retailers alike have to be aware of how products are made and where they were made.

Vape pens have surged to new heights on the marijuana mountain by offering a portable and discreet way to consume THC or cannabidiol (CBD)-heavy concentrates. 

Tue
10
Sep

Life Above the Clouds: Cannabis cooking 101

When I first started experimenting with cannabis cooking, there weren’t a lot of great resources online, writes Lauren Gaw. That’s actually one of the reasons I started Life Above the Clouds exactly one year ago. Now, I’ve compiled the best tips and tricks that I’ve learned in a whole year of cannabis cooking (experimentation) videos. I definitely wish I’d known these when I started!

Everything you need to know about cooking with cannabis

You can watch the video here, or follow these instructions.

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