North America

Tue
14
May

Weed and infertility: Should men worry about their marijuana consumption?

Fair warning to men in relationships eager to conceive with their partner: Smoking cannabis could have an adverse effect on your reproductive health. While the conclusions are far from definitive, mounting evidence suggests the best practice might be to forego the green while trying to have a baby.

A new study out of Brazil, and published in AUA Journals’ The Journal of Urology, tested 622 sperm samples from men of various lifestyles. Researchers evaluated the sperm of men who regularly smoked cigarettes, others who were known to be fertile, some regular cannabis consumers, and participants they knew were infertile.

Tue
14
May

Nations going to pot: Where cannabis is legal around the world, and where it isn’t

Check out the interactive map here.

Canada, the second nation to legalize recreational marijuana after Uruguay, appears to have had a global impact as more nations come on board.

New Zealand plans a referendum on legalization during next year’s election and Mexico also appears headed that way.

Luxembourg is poised to become the first European country to legalize recreational marijuana, and South Africa is moving in that direction. Israel’s Parliament approved a law allowing exports of medical marijuana. Thailand legalized medicinal use of marijuana, and other Southeastern Asian countries may follow South Korea’s lead in legalizing cannabidiol, or CBD

Tue
14
May

Top tips on organic grow mediums (and additives)

Choosing the right stuff in which to grow your plants determines the quality of the cannabis you’ll harvest. Knowing the differences between different organic mediums and additives can help strengthen your ability to create craft-quality buds. 

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When selecting the right medium, you should not only consider NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) ratios, but also the medium’s ability to hold water and provide aeration to allow proper capillary action between wet and dry periods. Below is a list of all the various grow mediums that can be bought from any grow shop, along with my top tips so that you can customize your organic grow medium.

Tue
14
May

Doctors remain cautiously optimistic about medical marijuana, says new study

A new study shows that doctors believe medical marijuana can help people, but they aren't ready to recommend it to their patients yet, writes Calvin Hughes.

A group of Australian researcher recently conducted a review of 26 studies from Australia, the US, Canada and Ireland to discover how medical professionals feel about marijuana. They found that most physicians support medical marijuana in general, but they feel like they need to be more informed before giving it to patients.

Tue
14
May

8 ways to add CBD Oil into your beauty routine

While hemp seed oil has been around for quite some time, the beauty scene is now being revolutionized by products containing CBD oil.

Mon
13
May

U.S. market strategies differ from canadian cannabis leaders

Canadian cannabis companies are taking the world by storm, and industry leaders are taking notice.

Despite growing Canadian interest in the U.S. market one leading cannabis company boss says he prefers to focus on his home market – for the time being. Shares in Aphria have jumped some 25% since company chairman and interim CEO, Irwin Simon joined the business in December last year.

Mon
13
May

Microdosing: the ideal way to manage cannabis and CBD

While some people like to get heavily medicated from their Cannabis or CBD, others enjoy a more gradual and mild experience that can be achieved by microdosing.

Cannabis – and specifically one of the compounds contained in it called CBD – have gained global recognition over the past decade as the era of cannabis and hemp prohibition is ushered out, and a new era of natural, non-toxic medicinal treatments are ushered in.

Mon
13
May

CBD for recovery: How elite athletes use CBD for recovery

Did you know many pro-athletes are now using CBD for recovery?

Whether you’re a pro-athlete, a retired athlete, or someone who spends their nights and weekends pushing their physical potential to the max, you’re intimately familiar with the variety of things that can throw off your game.

Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), injuries, pain, trouble sleeping, and illness are just a handful of the factors that can get in the way of you and what matters most: being able to recover and perform at your very best. This is why we all spend countless hours learning … How much protein should I get? Should I be intermittent fasting every day? What are the best supplements that I can take to expedite muscle synthesis?

Mon
13
May

How to invest in cannabis as the industry matures

Although the legal marijuana industry is still very much an emerging niche for stock market participants, the market for investing in cannabis is maturing.

In a recent sign of how far the legal cannabis sector has come, BlackRock Funds has made substantial investments in dispensary operator Curaleaf Holdings, the same company that also announced it will sell products infused with a non-psychoactive hemp component in CVS Health Corp (NYSE: CVS) stores.

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