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Tue
03
Dec

7 reasons pot-smokers should consider edibles

Edibles have been experiencing something of a PR crisis ever since the New York Times reported that cannabis edibles were being linked to a growing number of ER visits in Colorado. 

Tue
03
Dec

Is CBD An Effective Way To Treat Hangovers?

Among the many claims that surround CBD, its ability to treat hangovers is one of the most inviting. Here’s what experts say.

Hangovers are awful and really hard to treat. While there are all sorts of pills and drinks that claim to fix your body, not to mention an endless stream of home remedies, most of the time, what works best is sleep, water and time.

Tue
03
Dec

Microdosing Cannabis for a More Blissful Menopause

Night sweats. Anxiety. Irritability. Sleeplessness. Brain fog. Sound familiar?

These are common symptoms of menopause, changes in women’s bodies that signal the end of our reproductive years. Menopause typically happens when we hit our early 50s, but is preceded by perimenopause. This natural transition can take five to seven years on average to complete and even longer for some women. Other women may experience early menopause for a variety of reasons including when they go undergo hysterectomies.

Tue
03
Dec

Electronic Sports Pros Are Tested For Cannabis, But Should They Be?

Detractors argue marijuana is a gaming performance enhancing drug, and that its consumption shouldn’t be promoted, especially since many fans are minors.

So far in 2019, pro gamers have competed for over $196 million in prize money. And that’s just the top of the digital iceberg. Gamers are racking in real-world loot through lucrative endorsements and revenue from streaming on sites such as YouTube and Twitch. With the growth in professional gaming, it’s little wonder pro gamers are drug tested just like their athletic counterparts.

Tue
03
Dec

Marijuana Flavoring Additives Could Be Cause Of Vaping Illness

Artificially added terpenes in vaping products create more toxins for users than THC, latest study finds.

An ongoing effort in the research community has come about to better understand vaping products, following a vaping-related illness resulting in 47 deaths and more than 2,000 cases, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers.

Tue
03
Dec

2 Marijuana Stocks To Watch Before Christmas

For anyone who watches the marijuana stocks as much as we do, they know that the past few months have been less than ideal. This is due to a variety of factors in the market including general uncertainty about the future, among other aspects. With so much information going around the market, it can be difficult to pick which pot stocks may be future proof. Of course, we must consider that there are some pot stocks that have more potential than others. Additionally, the future of the industry is still very much an uncertainty.

Mon
02
Dec

10 Reasons Marijuana Stocks Are a Dicey Investment in 2020

When the year began, there wasn't a hotter investment on the planet than marijuana. It's not hard to understand why, either, with worldwide weed sales more than tripling between 2014 and 2018 to $10.9 billion, according to the State of the Legal Cannabis Markets report from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics.

However, following a red-hot first quarter that saw over a dozen well-known cannabis stocks soar by at least 70%, we've seen the bubble burst in the marijuana space. Over the past eight months, most pot stocks have lost at least half of their value, if not more.

Mon
02
Dec

Here’s Why You Should Take CBD With Food

The type of food you consume can make a large difference in the amount of CBD that gets absorbed into the body. Here’s what works best.

It’s not uncommon to take some medications and supplements with food. Sometimes, certain substances can cause nausea on an empty stomach, in other cases, compounds are more effective when taken at mealtime. With interest in cannabidiol (CBD) growing and legal in Canada and the U.S., consumers interested in trying a product infused with the cannabinoid are asking how best to consume CBD, including whether or not to take it with food.

Mon
02
Dec

The Illegal Cannabis Market Needs Tougher Competition

The cannabis industry has hit a bottom with most cannabis stocks trading at their 52-week low. For long-term investors, making a decision is a matter of reading the future of the cannabis industry correctly. For example, the cannabis industry has experienced this slow down because of weaker-than-expected demand. The illegal cannabis market is only adding to the problem.

The Ontario retail segment has been slow to pick up due to regulatory hurdles. However, the government is looking into ways to remedy its missteps related to the lottery system that resulted in weak sales momentum.

Mon
02
Dec

Surprise! Marijuana Stock Losses May Continue Through 2021

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

As recently as eight months ago, marijuana stock valuations were near an all-time high. There were more than a dozen pot stocks that possessed a market cap north of $1 billion, and during the first quarter of 2019, 14 cannabis stocks rocketed higher by at least 70%. In effect, they could do no wrong, and the industry was backed up by lofty sales projections from Wall Street.

Unfortunately, these projections have proved about as realistic as a $3 bill.

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