North America

Wed
02
Oct

The essential guide for the first-time cannabis tourist

Before booking your trip, review the rules governing cannabis in the state where you will be visiting. These laws will clue you in regarding the basics of how much cannabis you can buy.

As more states legalize recreational cannabis, the number of those trying this plant for the first time or resume a habit they gave up after college continues to grow. For those who don’t live in a state where cannabis is legal, traveling to a state with legalized cannabis has become a destination vacation.

Wed
02
Oct

How greasy foods might make CBD more effective

A new study says that ingesting foods containing high amounts of fat might boost the therapeutic effects of CBD.

Most things in life can be improved with a slice of pizza and a greasy burger. Thanks to some science, we can now add CBD to this list.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota discovered that consuming foods with high amounts of fat before ingesting CBD improved the cannabinoid’s absorption rate by a large margin, allowing for more therapeutic effects.

Wed
02
Oct

Chemesis International Inc. to launch hemp cigarettes

Chemesis will manufacture, distribute and retail Hemp Cigarettes across the United States & International Markets

Wed
02
Oct

Vapes tainted with Hydrogen Cyanide – Death toll up to 16

For the last few weeks, young and very sick people have been turning up at hospitals all over the country with troubling lung symptoms.

We recently reported that some state health officials have proposed that solvent known as Vitamin E acetate could be the cause of all this. Others have suggested certain brands and different ingredient combinations that could be responsible for the epidemic, but the CDC has yet to narrow it down to a specific product or additive for us.

Wed
02
Oct

3 best marijuana stocks of September -- Are they buys now?

"Best" is a relative term. The best option between breaking your leg, your arm, or your nose still isn't a very good choice. It's not quite that bad when it comes to finding the best marijuana stocks of September, but the scenario isn't nearly as good as it's been in the past.

Tue
01
Oct

Does cannabis help with muscle building workouts?

Cannabis’s effect on workouts has been hotly debated, with some people loving it and some hating it. Here’s what you should know about cannabis and the effect it has on bodybuilding.

A lot has been said about marijuana and its effect on workouts, with some fitness enthusiasts calling it the thing they’ve been missing, and others calling them crazy. As is the case with most things cannabis, the effect of the plant largely depends on your relationship with it. There’s also no scientific research out there proving if it works or not.

Despite this, there’s plenty of scientific evidence regarding some of the benefits of cannabis, which could translate well to workouts, specifically those where muscle building is involved.

Tue
01
Oct

Global CBD prices tumble as U.S. oversupply floods market

A global gut of hemp is leading to producer price wars and which have seen CBD prices tumble by over a half in the last 12 months.

Market analysts put the surge in hemp growing down to the rush to plant by U.S. farmers following the introduction of the 2018 Farm Bill. And, with the hemp harvest underway, there is speculation the prices will fall further in the coming weeks and months, reports Hemp Today. Wholesale trading platform Kush.com entered the hemp space following the passage of the Farm Bill and collates data from its exchanges. 

Tue
01
Oct

The life of a cannabis plant

The following information was provided by Canopy Growth Corporation's communications co-ordinator, D'Arcy McDonell during a tour of the Smiths Falls' Tweed plant.

What's the best way to grow a cannabis plant?

There are two ways to start a cannabis plant — either from a seed or from a clone taken from the mother plant. They are clipped at a 45-degree angle, dipped in a rooting solution, then put into peat moss domes. Cloning is more reliable than growing from seeds and the genetics would be more consistent to each other. Seed to seed, you can get vast variations.

Tue
01
Oct

This is the top marijuana stock to buy in October

For years, marijuana stocks have been virtually unstoppable, and investors who had the stomach and wherewithal to stick with the still-nascent industry were handsomely rewarded.

However, the past six months have not been kind to cannabis stocks. Since the end of March, and through the previous weekend, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, the first exchange-traded fund to focus on cannabis, had declined by 35% -- and that includes dividend payouts.

Tue
01
Oct

CDC says bootleg THC cartridges playing a major role in vaping illnesses

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly four out of five people hospitalized from vaping-related lung illnesses were using bootleg THC cartridges.

More specifically, 77 percent of 514 patients used a product that contained THC, either alone or combined with nicotine. Another 16 percent said they used nicotine alone, while another 7 percent used an undetermined combination of products.

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