North America

Wed
06
Nov

Are weed-infused drinks the future?

Sitting around getting high has a way of inspiring the most mind-blowing business ideas -- not that they always see the light of day. But Lagunitas Brewing Company, a subsidiary of Heineken International, actually took one and ran with it. Lagunitas brewmaster Jeremy Marshall was chilling a couple of years ago with the team over at CannaCraft, a Sonoma County, Calif., cannabis grower and distributor. “It was like friends hanging out in a room smoking weed, just jibber-jabbering,” Marshall says. “There weren’t any suits. No forecasts. We weren’t thinking about market share. It was very organic.” The idea?

Wed
06
Nov

How have pot stocks changed in 2019?

The ever-shifting pot stock market has created one of the most intriguing investor spaces that we have seen. With so much going on in only a short period of time, it seems as though the past few years have been extremely instrumental in surmounting growth for the marketplace. With so many different pot stocks to watch, it can at times be difficult for investors to find which companies are worth keeping a closer eye on.

Wed
06
Nov

Hemp-based construction materials are building sustainable homes

Hemp is one of nature’s most versatile crops. From textiles to food, building materials to paper and plastic, it’s the Swiss Army knife of plants. Now that hemp is legal both in Canada and the United States, consumers and businesses can finally explore the true potential of the long-overlooked weed.

Further, the cannabis industry is going through some growing pains. It’s struggling to find a sustainable way to meet the demands of commercialization. Packaging, landfill waste, and high water and electricity use all lend to the industry’s less than green reputation. Fortunately, cannabis’ salvation may come in the form of new and innovative uses for the hemp plant.

Wed
06
Nov

Why cannabis legalization in other parts of the world could be bad news for North American pot stocks

Cannabis legalization is generally good news for the industry and companies looking to expand into other parts of the world. However, that's not necessarily always the case, as it also creates opportunities for those countries to start becoming exporters of cannabis themselves, and they could end up competing head-to-head with large North American producers. Canada-based Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) prides itself on its global presence, and according to its website, it has a footprint in 25 countries and has 15 global production facilities. 

Tue
05
Nov

For golfers, CBD is hitting the sweet spot

While golfers are often viewed as conservative creatures, their appetite for CBD suggests they’re anything but.

Golf is a sport of fractions and fine margins and many things which boost performance are often voraciously adopted – so, when it comes to a month’s supply of CBD from Holland & Barrett at £30  it’s a lot cheaper than £1,000 set of clubs that may be jettisoned after a few weeks.

And, this CBD message is now permeating all levels of the sport with two times U.S Master champion Bubba Watson being one of the first to embrace it, reports Golf.com.

Tue
05
Nov

Will these pot stock exceed expectations?

With some pot stocks proving to be better to watch than others, it can be difficult at times to find the right ones. Additionally, throughout the pot stock market, there are several different facets of the industry that all are worth checking out. These range from the companies that produce the raw substance, to those that offer money transport services. In between those are several other sub-markets that all produce differing pot stocks to watch.

Tue
05
Nov

How one cannabis cultivator eliminated the skunk smell

Carpinteria, Calif., once blossomed with chrysanthemums, lilies, and hydrangea, but the market for American-grown cut flowers started to wither under the spell of cheaper imports.

Mon
04
Nov

Will marijuana stocks heat up during winter?

November a month ripe with festivity and the potential for pot stock gains. In the past, winter has notoriously been a time for pot stocks to bounce back from their post-summer losses. As we have progressed in the industry, we have seen a large number of aspects shift the future of the market. This has come in the form of new legislation, shifting public perceptions and the advancement of new products in the pot stock market. All in all, it seems as though the projections for growth continue to go higher.

Mon
04
Nov

Cannabis has become a real estate selling point

Americans spend a whopping $40 billion every year shopping under the influence. But there’s a new high-dollar twist to that trend that realtors are hoping will be a billion-dollar bonanza for them.  

According to the latest Drunk Shopping survey, more than a quarter of Americans admit to shopping under the influence of alcohol. That’s some 53.4 million people making purchases under varying degrees of inebriation.  

Mon
04
Nov

THCA and THC: What's the difference?

Surprise! You’re just not going to get high by eating that freshly picked weed. At all. When cannabis is harvested and raw, no matter how much potential resides within, there is practically none of marijuana’s most famous and intoxicating cannabinoid, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). There is, however, a wealth of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), an inactive compound found within the trichomes of living cannabis plants. 

So, if someone ever asks you “what does THC stand for?” don’t confuse the two similar terms. As you’ll soon discover, they are vastly different in both chemical structure and how they interact with the human body.

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