North America

Tue
08
Oct

Marijuana-infused beauty water: Beautify and medicate

If you live in a coastal or large city in the U.S., fresh-pressed juices and related products are everywhere. In New York, we have a joke that a juice shop is the first sign of rent increases.

Taking things even further, juice shops now sell expensive waters to go with expensive juices, purporting health and beauty benefits. What some places are charging 10 percent of a Benjamin (US$100 bill) for, you could easily make at home for way, way less.

One of my favourite formulas is a water that is spiked with rose and some hair- and nail-boosting silica. It tastes like plain old water, with a whiff of flowers, but the mineral content is the real draw.

Mon
07
Oct

8 things to know before using cannabis topicals

CBD topicals are all the rage, and for good reason. They reduce inflammation, heal dry skin and soothe pain, among other things. But why do they work so well? We have answers.

While cannabis-infused salves, rubs, lotions and oils are still powerhouses when it comes to reducing inflammation, healing dry, patchy skin and going deep into tissue to soothe pain or irritations, a new batch of beauty products have also cropped up, most of them infused with CBD.

Why do they work so well on the skin?

Aside from most companies using high quality carrier oils to deliver the cannabinoids, the skin itself is riddled with our body’s endocannabinoid system, meaning that there are CB2 receptors all over our epidermis just waiting to be filled.

Mon
07
Oct

Another first for the pot industry: A licensed cannabis restaurant

Cannabis edibles are a growing segment of the market and are expected to reach $4.1 billion in 2022, combining Canadian and U.S. sales. In 2017, that figure was just $1 billion among the two countries. The segment is going to be key to the industry's long-term growth.

Restaurants haven't been able to take advantage of that growth since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has still not permitted cannabidiol (CBD) to be infused into food. While the FDA has held hearings on CBD, there's no indication that changes are coming anytime soon.

Mon
07
Oct

Marijuana reform should focus on inequality

Especially because Americans of color have borne the brunt of the drug war, they deserve to share in the marijuana boom now taking hold across the country. And if America’s long history with another smokable intoxicant—tobacco—is any guide, government rules will decide who can profit from growing the crop. At the moment, though, those rules favor well-connected corporate growers rather than independent farmers, much less independent farmers of color.

Mon
07
Oct

New study provides clues behind the vaping illness outbreak

A new study from the Mayo Clinic weakened a popular theory about the cause of the vaping illness. Now what?

Mon
07
Oct

How CBD keeps THC in check

Many people who use cannabis do it for the euphoric effects caused by the main psychoactive ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol, often called THC. But THC can also cause unpleasant side effects like paranoia, dissociative thoughts, impaired memory or even psychotic episodes. As cannabis has become more potent, it is becoming more likely that some users will experience those effects. But another compound present in the plant, the non-psychoactive cannabidiol, actually works against THC and can block those negative effects.

Mon
07
Oct

Debunking 6 popular myths about today’s marijuana

We now have more information about marijuana than ever, but there are still a bunch of myths that influence the way in which we view the herb.

There are a lot of myths surrounding marijuana, ranging from crazy stuff to others that makes a little bit of sense. This confusion is understandable; it’s only recently that marijuana has earned some legal status across states, and that serious scientific studies are being conducted.

Although much of marijuana’s make up and effect remain mysterious, there’s lots of room to learn more. We scoured the web to find some of the most popular marijuana myths. Here are six of the most common.

Mon
07
Oct

5 of the cheapest pot stocks under $5

As of 2018, legal cannabis was a nearly $11 billion industry, at least according to sales figures published by Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics in their annual State of the Legal Cannabis Markets report. But according to Wall Street, it could be a $50 billion, $75 billion, or even $200 billion worldwide industry in a decade. This is what makes owning marijuana stocks so exciting.

Fri
04
Oct

Mayo Clinic says vaping injuries resemble chemical burns from Mustard Gas

Patients receiving treatment for lung illnesses sustained from vaping had injuries that resemble chemical burns from mustard gas, according to a physician at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Brandon T. Larsen, a surgical pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, told the New York Times that lung tissue samples from 17 patients had been analyzed for a study.

The samples were taken from four women and 13 men who ranged from 19 to 67 years old, 70 percent of whom had a history of vaping nicotine or cannabis.

Fri
04
Oct

You can now go to school to train for cannabis jobs—but it may not be the best way to land a role

The U.S. cannabis market, if legalized, could be worth anywhere from $28 billion to $41 billion by 2028.

And as more and more states move toward legalization, the cannabis industry is growing quickly, creating a demand for workers with a broad range of skills, from accounting and logistics to farming and production. Sabas Carrillo, CEO of cannabis industry accounting and consulting firm Adnant Consulting, tells CNBC Make It that the retail side of the cannabis industry alone has likely created 50,000 to 100,000 jobs per state.

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