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AI helping booming cannabis industry evolve even faster

Humans are getting extra help in farming cannabis – his name is William and he’s an AI robot.

The fourth industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0, has brought about rapid changes in a variety of businesses, revolutionizing everything from how we make cars (think Tesla, which heavily relies on automation at its Fremont factory) and how we drive (self-driving technology) to major advances in e-commerce (Amazon’s algorithms) and agriculture.    

Companies that embrace new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) can expect a surge in efficiency and productivity.

And one young industry increasingly looking to reap these benefits is legal cannabis as new opportunities to boost profitability are springing up every day.

Fri
11
Oct

Opinion: Here’s your game plan after marijuana stocks got throttled Thursday

I’ve warned investors that making money in marijuana stocks is not as simple as loading up when the news is good. That’s because bad news is sure to follow.

Thursday was a prime example in the stock market.

A lucrative industry does not mean that every company is a good investment. And even when a company is good, it does not mean that the stock is appropriately priced. In addition, marijuana stocks in particular are vulnerable to unsustainable valuations, sentiment shifts, high volatility, short squeezes, and “pump and dump” schemes.

At this time, the last thing marijuana stock investors needed was a punch in the gut, but they got one anyway.

Thu
10
Oct

Why regenerative farming is the future of cannabis cultivation

The sweet scent of Pineapple Punch — Elysian Fields’ signature strain — fills your nostrils the moment you set foot on the 50-acre off-grid cannabis farm in Mendocino County. It makes you want to take really deep breaths. The three farmers who run the place are all under 40 and at least one of them grew up in these hills learning to cultivate cannabis outdoors, writes Danielle Simone Brand.

Thu
10
Oct

5 ways to incorporate effective CBD products into your everyday life

Whether you’re struggling with a health issue or your quality of life needs a positive boost, CBD could potentially help. Here are some ways to incorporate and use CBD-based products in your everyday life.

The cannabis plant itself is both medically and therapeutically beneficial, especially because of the wide variety of cannabinoids it contains. Although cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two well-known and widely used cannabinoids, according to one study, the cannabis plant contains over 400 chemical entities, and more than 60 of those chemicals are known as cannabis cannabinoids.

Thu
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.

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