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10
Oct

Here’s what’s in and what’s out in cannabis this harvest season

OUT: Vaping Oil

IN: Smoking sun-grown flower

Even before the current PR nightmare surrounding the possible health dangers of vaping, the world of vape pens and cartridges was murkier than a lot of us wanted to admit. Without sufficient research or understanding of the mechanisms, consumers don't have much clue how to distinguishing good vapes from bad and proper operating technique from dangerous misuse. With flower, there's one test result and, in most cases, a shorter supply chain before you get to the grower who brought that plant to harvest.

Thu
10
Oct

The one job every cannabis company needs

In June 2019, the Sunny Meadow Street explosion in San Diego that left three people badly burned sent shockwaves through the media. The reason behind the devastating detonation? An illegal attempt to produce a concentrated form of cannabis, known as hash oil or honey oil.

Thu
10
Oct

MLB might allow players to use marijuana as pain management next season

The MLB and its players union have discussed the possibility of loosening its testing on marijuana, according to the LA Times

This March, John Coyles, the MLB vice president of drug, health and safety programs, sent a memo to players about marijuana. He warned major and minor players alike that CBD, much as any other cannabis substance, was banned for baseball players. Echoing what the PGA Tour told golfers earlier this year, he said using CBD could elicit a positive drug test for marijuana.

Thu
10
Oct

Growing use as old cannabis stereotypes are debunked

Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, but despite the therapeutic benefits of the plant, international regulators ultimately deemed it unsafe for the public due to its marijuana derivative for many years.
Thu
10
Oct

Aurora Cannabis rolls out cannabis strips

These days, when it comes to cannabis, you can smoke it, eat it, and drink it. But now there's a new way to consume cannabis: strips that dissolve in the mouth.

This is thanks to top Canadian marijuana stock Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB), which announced Tuesday that it has launched cannabinoid-infused "sublingual wafers" -- i.e., thin strips meant to be held under the tongue until they dissolve to nothing. The strips are aimed at medical cannabis users and will be sold on the Canadian market.

Thu
10
Oct

Can I use marijuana to treat my cold or flu?

We are rapidly approaching that dreadful time once again: cold and flu season. All one has to do is spend a few hours in an airport — a petri dish inside the global travel system — and it becomes painfully evident by all the coughing and wheezing whipping about the terminal that it won’t be long before some kind of sickness puts us flat on our back. And that almost guarantees we will suffer fever, chills, and uninspired coughing fits, causing us to miss work and those all-important social activities that keep us sane. When those vile germs strike, and sure as Shinola, they will, we are destined to feel like hell has opened up shop in our bodies. In turn, we’ll beg for mercy, we’ll pray for death, but all we will get from this pleading is five to seven days of the ick.

Thu
10
Oct

Emerging cannabis packaging companies are trying to address legal weed’s plastics problem

The idea behind Ron Basak-Smith's cannabis packaging company was simple.

"I love cannabis," says the co-founder of Denver's Sana Packaging, "and I hate what packaging waste is doing to the environment."

Thu
10
Oct

European legal cannabis a "prime investment target" for North American money

European cannabis has become a “prime investment target for excess cash” for North American firms emboldened by high valuations in USA, a sector expert says.

Ben Langley, chief executive of investment company Grow Biotech, said that a “steady wave of capital flowing to Europe” is starting to roll across the Atlantic from entrepreneurs and investors who have “cash to deploy, global ambitions, and experience operating in ‘legal’ markets”.

According to broker Liberum, cannabis sector fundraising in UK has only reached £45mln year-to-date, “a drop in the ocean” compared to the £30bn raised in North America.

Wed
09
Oct

Legalisation of medical and other cannabis has little effect on crime

A new study funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice sought to determine the effect of the change in legal status of cannabis on crimes rates.

Eleven states and the District of Columbia have legalised cannabis. The study, which looked at legalisation and sales of recreational or broad medical purposes cannabis in Colorado and Washington, found minimal to no effect on rates of violent and property crimes in those states.

Wed
09
Oct

2 cannabis stocks that could land a game-changing partner in 2020

Last year, nearly every cannabis company was racing to find a big-time partner. Cronos Group, for example, secured a $1.8 billion deal with tobacco giant Altria Group. Cronos stock ran more than 100% on the news, rising to a peak market cap of $20 billion. Canopy Growth, meanwhile, locked down a $4 billion capital infusion from Constellation Brands, causing shares to skyrocket.

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