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How is cannabis comedy changing in the age of legalization?

Comedy is truth and subversion. As the truth evolves, the jokes change with it. Humor subverts old ideas and clichés. It clears debris and makes room for the new, writes Emerson Dameron.

In the era of cannabis legalization and cultural acceptance, the standard tropes of weed-based humor are ready for the gong and the hook.

Wed
25
Sep

Which cannabis stocks have lost more than 40% in 2019?

The cannabis industry has been on a rollercoaster ride this year. Most of the cannabis companies have shown positive growth in 2019. CannTrust, Tilray, and KushCo stocks have fallen more than 40% in 2019. Meanwhile, Innovative Industrial Properties and Green Thumb excelled this year. Let’s see why.

Some cannabis stocks fell more than 40% 

So far, 2019 has been disastrous for CannTrust (CTST). The stock has fallen the most among all of the cannabis stocks. Notably, CannTrust has fallen 74% YTD (year-to-date) as of September 23. Tilray (TLRY) has fallen 57% YTD, while KushCo has fallen 42% YTD.

Wed
25
Sep

Prohibition not the answer to vaping hysteria, professor says

With a flood of mysterious lung diseases grabbing global headlines and the U.S. moving to ban flavoured e-cigarettes, the ability to vape is quickly evaporating from some markets.

But will the rush to prohibit the products do more harm than good?

In the U.S., eight people have already died from a lung disease connected to vaping and hundreds more have fallen ill, prompting intervention by the highest levels of government.

India, the world’s second-largest consumer of tobacco behind only China, is in the process of completely banning vaping. With more than 900,000 people dying yearly from tobacco-related illnesses, the country’s health ministry noted it felt compelled to act before it became an epidemic among its youth.

Wed
25
Sep

Cannabis induced psychosis – Symptoms, causes, and how to treat it

Although it isn’t classified as an illness, psychosis is a serious mental condition that requires attention.

When talking about psychosis triggered by the use of cannabis, it’s important to note that this acute state can manifest with severe symptoms, but will usually resolve once the drug is out of the system.

Wed
25
Sep

2 pot stocks to watch before Friday

With cannabis booming in states such as Colorado and California, other states have begun to legally sell medical and recreational marijuana. Naturally, some might say the next move is to go beyond the plant and invest in the marijuana stock market. As most investors know, the pot stock market is changing.

Wed
25
Sep

How CBD helps with postpartum depression

Motherhood comes with tons of questions and a myriad of complications. One such major issue is postpartum depression. A study by the US National Library of Medicine reports that approximately 15% of mothers encounter postpartum depression. The actual number might be higher, as many cases go unaccounted.

Wed
25
Sep

2 cannabis stocks to watch heading into October

The marijuana stock market has shifted dramatically over the course of the past few years. In that time, we have seen the industry become more friendly to outside investors, allowing pot stocks to flourish, and new technology to become more available than ever. With so many different pot stocks to watch in the market, it can be a daunting task to pick just one. This choice, however, is made much easier by the amount of research that one is willing to put into finding the right pot stocks to watch.

Wed
25
Sep

Hemp experts criticize THC state testing protocols

In 2018, Colorado farmers had to destroy hundreds of acres of hemp because the plants exceeded a limit for the psychoactive compound responsible for the “high” in marijuana.

Colorado is among the states that require the top two inches of the plant be tested for THC, said Eric Steenstra, president of the advocacy group Vote Hemp.

Industry experts said the testing protocol doesn’t make sense because, in part, it isn’t representative of the THC content dispersed throughout the entire plant from which finished products are sourced.

Wed
25
Sep

These Marijuana stocks are among the most vulnerable to vaping scare

Demand for vaping products in legal U.S. recreational states has slipped anywhere from 5% to 25% month over month in the wake of a string of lung illnesses linked to vaping, an analyst says, adding that U.S. marijuana stocks like Greenlane (GNLN) and KushCo Holdings (KSHB) that depend on vapes for a large portion of sales were among the most exposed.

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24
Sep

What does weed taste like (and how to make it taste better)

When you consume cannabis, how often do you think about its flavour?

Sure, most may take a whiff at a dispensary to help the decision-making, but is it the main reason one reaches for the bud when it is time to toke?

I imagine the answer for many would be no.

But for a handful of industry professionals, they are staking their careers on a passion for the rich flavours and smells cannabis can produce — and hoping others can be persuaded to feel the same way.

From cannabis sommelier courses to new “elevated” dining experiences, they are taking cannabis and flavour to the next level.

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