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Legalizing cannabis doesn't increase marijuana use, but decriminalizing it does: New study

Legalizing the sale of marijuana doesn't lead to an increase in cannabis consumption, but decriminalizing the use and possession of weed does, writes Calvin Hughes and James McClure.

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The biggest danger for marijuana stock investors

Everyone's talking about marijuana stocks after their impressive run so far in 2019. As more jurisdictions look at legalizing cannabis use, the potential market for pot products gets bigger -- and the companies that have positioned themselves to take advantage of a growing market look more attractive.

Yet as awareness of marijuana stocks grows, so, too, do some of the dangers involved in investing in them. In particular, there's one aspect of buying and selling shares of cannabis companies with which even experienced investors aren't entirely familiar. If you make this key mistake, it can eat into your profits and even turn gains into losses.

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Edibles leader Wana Brands strengthens c-suite team with addition of new Chief Financial Officer

Logan Craven Joins Colorado Company and Reunites with COO, who Jointly Helped Propel Family-Run Brewery Oskar Blues to Prominence

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The 3 most overhyped marijuana trends

What goes up must come down, right? Well, not if you're invested in the marijuana industry. Since the year began, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, which holds around four dozen pot stocks in various weightings, has risen by 63%, through March 5. Since April 2017, when this cannabis-focused exchanged-traded fund debuted, it's up nearly 110%.

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This underdog cannabis stock is making a dramatic comeback

Is Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA)(NYSE:APHA) over the hump and ready to break free? Market observers contend that this Canadian producer, supplier, and seller of medical marijuana rightfully belong in the emerging market. Aphria was looking at a banner year in 2018. But due to uncontainable circumstances, the grand plans fizzled out.

Investors were excited about the promise of long-term value. The foundation to become a towering global cannabis company has been laid down. It took five years of massive preparations to ensure the company would scale worldwide. APHA peaked to $16.50 on September 11, 2018, only to drop sharply by -65.51% to $5.69 by year-end.

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Marijuana 101: A beginner’s guide to CBD tincture

Tincture is a plant-matter extraction into a carrier oil or other fluid like alcohol or glycerin. CBD is less-often associated with alcohol extractions, so users are more likely to see grapeseed oil and coconut oil, vegetable glycerin and other stable carriers.

Using a tincture is simple. Most tinctures come with a dropper so that you can take measured dosages. Each tincture will have it’s own potency, so they will have different doses listed on the bottle as a general guideline. The good news is that CBD is non-toxic,so if you feel you need an extra dropper full or two, you can go for it.

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Marketing cannabis in the social media age

If you have a cannabis business or consider yourself to be a cannabis entrepreneur, then you know all too well the struggles of marketing your business. It takes countless hours of hard work and dedication to build social media profiles on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and others.

Sadly, for such a green industry it appears that the worth of our businesses and our green isn’t as valuable as others. Facebook is notorious for taking down accounts associated with cannabis. Instagram, well they do it too. Now it appears YouTube has joined the crusade of attacking cannabis channels and pulling them down.

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Canna Costs: What are Cannabis prices around the world?

How much does weed cost where you live? This is a question that is asked by many, and prices are likely to vary significantly depending on who is being asked and where they live. One Tel Aviv based company sought out to answer this question to the best of their ability, and the results may just shock you or elevate you, depending on how much you are paying!

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5 types of marijuana to help ease you into daylight savings

Studies show that the one-hour time difference inflicted upon us by Daylight Savings can result in triggering underlying health issues and cause an excess of tiredness afterwards. The below strains were chosen to help you either go to bed early the night before or clear your head in the days following.

 

 

Afghan Kush

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A massive disruption could be on the way for marijuana: 3 stocks poised to profit

What if there was a marijuana industry without marijuana? That might sound crazy, but it's a real possibility.

There's a lot of research under way right now to genetically engineer yeast strains to produce cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In a nutshell, scientists are taking the genes from cannabis plants that are key in making cannabinoids and putting them into yeast.

This approach could reduce the time required to produce cannabinoids. Marijuana plants take at least three months to grow, but genetically engineered yeast can create cannabinoids in around a week. It could also be much less expensive. 

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