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Wed
12
Feb

Why the Coronavirus Is Bad News for Pot Stocks

Last year was a wake-up call for marijuana stock investors. For years, pot stocks had ascended to the heavens on promises of strong demand, rapid growth, and an expected quick push into the profit column. This vision looked especially feasible given Canada's legalization of recreational weed, support for legalization among the public throughout the United States, and the tens of billions of dollars in sales conducted annually on the black market.

Wed
12
Feb

Study finds marijuana responsible for creating false memories

New research reveals smoking marijuana may lead to false memories in addition to the well-known weed-induced forgetfulness.

The study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that people who smoke pot were twice as likely to experience false memories.

Researchers looked at two groups of people, one under the influence of cannabis and the other who were given a placebo, as they were placed in a virtual reality simulator.

Asked to perform memory tasks, participants who smoked real weed fell victim to these false memories more often than their sober counterparts in the virtual reality environment.

Wed
12
Feb

Why Patients Should Always Start With Microdosing Medical Marijuana

Regardless of the patient’s age or medical background, the best approach is always to start with a small dose, which can be increased if and when necessary.

Finding the right dose of a new medication can be tricky. Too little, and you won’t get the relief you’re looking for. Too much, and you can experience undesirable side effects that outweigh the advantages of taking the medication in the first place. The same is true of medical cannabis, which, like any medication, requires careful, slow advancement to find the right amount for each patient.

Wed
12
Feb

Cannabis edibles: Labels should convey THC levels more accurately

Most young adults do not understand the advertised levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in edibles, a new study finds, but the researchers have come up with better way of communicating this information on labels.

New research examines the efficacy of THC labeling on cannabis edibles.

Research from 2015–2016 shows that, in the United States, almost 10% of the adult population and nearly 24% of youth had used cannabis in the previous year.

Wed
12
Feb

What is the Environmental Impact of Commercial Cannabis?

Humans have been cultivating the numerous varieties of Cannabis plant for thousands of years – and the plant is thought to have grown naturally in the wild for much longer before that. From sativa to indica, the plant has been used for everything from paper and clothing to nutrition and medicine, and everything in between. Cannabis has also been credited with having various properties and uses that can have positive environmental impacts. 

Wed
12
Feb

A new CBG hemp strain is now available in the United States

CBD has recently gained attention for its medical properties, now a new CBG hemp strain is available in the United States for farmers.

High Grade Hemp Seed, in partnership with Swiss Cannabinoid, has released the new CBG hemp strain in the US, giving farmers a chance at diversifying their crops.

The potent power of CBG is a hot topic, and American hemp farmers have been anxiously awaiting the release of reliable high-CBG genetics.

Wed
12
Feb

Here Are the Cannabis Trends That Will (Likely) Dominate 2020

2019 was a monumental year for the sprightly cannabis plant.

Canada saw its first full year of legalization, and other places began to follow in its footsteps. Sure, there were some pain points, but that’s to be expected with any industry transitioning away from the black market.

But here at Greencamp we’re all about the future, and 2020 presents some exciting possibilities for the cannabis industry as it evolves and narrows in on what consumers want.

So without further ado, here are the trends we believe will dominate 2020.

Personalization

As most cannabis users can attest, experiences can vary drastically when it comes to the drug.

Tue
11
Feb

The Difference Between Indica And Sativa Strains Explained

Throughout cannabis’s history, there have been two kinds of strains: indica and sativa. Now, experts believe these terms might be outdated.

As you begin your journey with cannabis, one of the first things you learn is that there are two kinds of strains: indica and sativa. Most people choose one and stick to it, since it’s an easy and convenient way of obtaining the results you’re looking for. But most experts believe that the differences between strains are not as marked as we’ve been lead to believe.

Tue
11
Feb

Does Marijuana Increase Violent Behavior?

The majority of people who use cannabis don’t report aggression or anger, but rather experiences and sensations, such as improved mood, increased relaxation, and better sleep.

Politicians who are against the legalization of recreational or medical marijuana sometimes argue that these measures should be prohibited, or in some states reversed, because cannabis use increases the level of violence in society. However, the reality is that studies on this subject have yielded mixed findings, which tend to contradict anti-cannabis claims.

Tue
11
Feb

Four Ways To Bridge The Cannabis Industry Reality With Wall Street Expectations

The turbulent market in 2019 has been a wake up for public cannabis companies.

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