North America

Thu
07
Nov

‘Marijuana’ vs. ‘cannabis’: Study finds different terms make no difference

With the rise of legal weed, you might have noticed a slight change of terminology since the illicit days of the drug — most notably, many are calling it “cannabis” rather than “marijuana.”

Some have argued that the term “cannabis” should be used instead of “marijuana” to help build a new image for the drug, away from the latter’s history and stigma.

The name “marijuana” was largely adopted in the 20th century by prohibitionists as a way to scare white people from using it because it sounded foreign.

“Cannabis,” on the other hand, is the scientific name for weed and presents a fresh start to build a friendly image of the drug.

Thu
07
Nov

Cannabis could ease symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts in PTSD patients

Cannabis could ease the symptoms of depression and thoughts of suicide in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research.

The study involved 24,089 people aged 15 and above, who filled out the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey on Mental Health. 420 of the participants had been previously diagnosed with PTSD, a form of anxiety disorder triggered by traumatic experiences such as violent assaults, serious health problems and accidents.

Wed
06
Nov

Will Marijuana Stocks Build More Momentum This Month?

Pot stocks have gotten off to quite a solid start as we move deeper into the month of November. With the past few months showing some major pullbacks, the current state of pot stocks looks like it could be turning that around. One of the major factors comes as we end a large amount of controversy in the past few months in regard to vaping related illnesses, and a general uncertainty amongst pot stock investors.

Wed
06
Nov

2 stocks that are crashing fast!

It can be challenging to witness stocks that you have invested in on the decline, right before your very eyes. You look for stocks that can provide you with high returns in the future. Facing losses is the last thing you want to think about when investing in stocks.

However, stocks in a volatile industry are prone to both significant gains and crippling losses. I think you would agree that one of the most volatile sectors operating on the TSX right now is the legal marijuana industry.

Companies rose to phenomenal heights in anticipation of the legalization of recreational marijuana. In lieu of reaching profitability and rising to greater heights, pot producers are struggling to achieve profitability.

Wed
06
Nov

CBD products may yield cannabis-positive urine drug tests

People who use CBD products with a high content of CBD and a low content of THC are being warned that they may yield positive drug test results.

In a study of six adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that a single vaping episode of cannabis that is similar in chemical composition to that found in legal hemp products, such as CBD products, could possibly result in positive results on urine drug screening tests commonly used by many employers and criminal justice or school systems.

Wed
06
Nov

Are weed-infused drinks the future?

Sitting around getting high has a way of inspiring the most mind-blowing business ideas -- not that they always see the light of day. But Lagunitas Brewing Company, a subsidiary of Heineken International, actually took one and ran with it. Lagunitas brewmaster Jeremy Marshall was chilling a couple of years ago with the team over at CannaCraft, a Sonoma County, Calif., cannabis grower and distributor. “It was like friends hanging out in a room smoking weed, just jibber-jabbering,” Marshall says. “There weren’t any suits. No forecasts. We weren’t thinking about market share. It was very organic.” The idea?

Wed
06
Nov

How have pot stocks changed in 2019?

The ever-shifting pot stock market has created one of the most intriguing investor spaces that we have seen. With so much going on in only a short period of time, it seems as though the past few years have been extremely instrumental in surmounting growth for the marketplace. With so many different pot stocks to watch, it can at times be difficult for investors to find which companies are worth keeping a closer eye on.

Wed
06
Nov

Hemp-based construction materials are building sustainable homes

Hemp is one of nature’s most versatile crops. From textiles to food, building materials to paper and plastic, it’s the Swiss Army knife of plants. Now that hemp is legal both in Canada and the United States, consumers and businesses can finally explore the true potential of the long-overlooked weed.

Further, the cannabis industry is going through some growing pains. It’s struggling to find a sustainable way to meet the demands of commercialization. Packaging, landfill waste, and high water and electricity use all lend to the industry’s less than green reputation. Fortunately, cannabis’ salvation may come in the form of new and innovative uses for the hemp plant.

Wed
06
Nov

Why cannabis legalization in other parts of the world could be bad news for North American pot stocks

Cannabis legalization is generally good news for the industry and companies looking to expand into other parts of the world. However, that's not necessarily always the case, as it also creates opportunities for those countries to start becoming exporters of cannabis themselves, and they could end up competing head-to-head with large North American producers. Canada-based Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) prides itself on its global presence, and according to its website, it has a footprint in 25 countries and has 15 global production facilities. 

Tue
05
Nov

For golfers, CBD is hitting the sweet spot

While golfers are often viewed as conservative creatures, their appetite for CBD suggests they’re anything but.

Golf is a sport of fractions and fine margins and many things which boost performance are often voraciously adopted – so, when it comes to a month’s supply of CBD from Holland & Barrett at £30  it’s a lot cheaper than £1,000 set of clubs that may be jettisoned after a few weeks.

And, this CBD message is now permeating all levels of the sport with two times U.S Master champion Bubba Watson being one of the first to embrace it, reports Golf.com.

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