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Mon
24
Feb

What Happens When Medical Marijuana Gets Contaminated?

Without the rigorous controls that exist at an approved professional cultivation facility, it’s easy to make a mistake — and make yourself sick in the process.

In the rare event of cannabis contamination, marijuana’s health benefits can turn into health hazards.

Mon
24
Feb

Cannabis May Be Stalled, but Cannabis Tech Is Racing Forward

The dynamics of the cannabis tech sector are unlike any other. Three years ago, as talk of legalization increased in North America, the sector exploded with mega-investments by venture capital funds, including some established especially for the sector, like Snoop Dog’s Casa Verde or Mark Anderson’s Vice Ventures. In 2018 alone, $2.6 billion in investments poured into the sector.

Fri
21
Feb

Are CBD-Infused Beverages The Next Big Thing?

The trend of infusing various beverages continues to grow, but to know if you want to sell these types of products in your shop, you first need to understand the trends and why they appeal to consumers.

For the last few years, consumers have been gravitating towards edibles. This is true for both the THC and CBD markets, and it applies to all age ranges. It also includes more than just food, with CBD beverages making up for a large part of the market demand.

Fri
21
Feb

What Is CBG And How Does It Differ From CBD?

Cannabidiol or CBD products have hit shelves in droves since Congress made hemp legal with the 2018 Farm Bill. Derived from the hemp plant, advocates herald CBD as a potentially strong treatment for issues such as inflammation and pain management.

But what if there was a cannabinoid that did the job even better?

That’s the claim, by some, for cannabigerol or CBG. According to New Jersey.com, CBG has been called “a better anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety treatment than CBD or marijuana,” partly because it’s less likely to make the user groggy or paranoid.

Thu
20
Feb

Hemp: Marijuana or not marijuana?

Since the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill in December, 2018, significant attention has been paid to the differences between hemp and marijuana. Most reasoning comes down to the level of THC as the differentiating factor. But there is so much more going on here.

Hemp and marijuana are, in fact, two different plants in the same species of three different types of marijuana: cannabis sativa, cannabis indica, and cannabis ruderalis.

Thu
20
Feb

Is cannabis to blame for slumping beer sales?

Canada’s beer business is looking a little flat.

The industry experienced its largest drop in sales in seven years in 2019, with domestic and imported beer purchases falling by 3 percent from the previous year, according to Marijuana Business Daily.

Domestic beer felt the brunt of the decline, with sales dropping in each of the final eight months of the year and in 11 out of 12 months in 2019.

Sales in December stood at 68,000 hectolitres (hL), down 4 percent from the same month in 2018. Marijuana sales, on the other hand, have been moving in the opposite direction.

Wed
19
Feb

The difference between indica and sativa strains explained

As you begin your journey with cannabis, one of the first things you learn is that there are two kinds of strains: indica and sativa. Most people choose one and stick to it, since it’s an easy and convenient way of obtaining the results you’re looking for. But most experts believe that the differences between strains are not as marked as we’ve been lead to believe.

Wed
19
Feb

A new ‘hemp scanner’ determines level of THC in cannabis plants

A team of researchers have created a ‘hemp scanner’ that can determine the level of THC in cannabis plants instantly, without damaging any of the product.

Hemp is technically legal in Texas, but proving that hemp is not cannabis can be a hurdle, requiring testing in a licensed laboratory. So, when a truck carrying thousands of pounds of hemp was recently detained by law enforcement near Amarillo, the driver spent weeks in jail awaiting confirmation that the cargo was legal.

Stories like that one inspired a team of Texas A&M AgriLife researchers to create a “hemp scanner” that can distinguish hemp and cannabis instantly, without damaging any of the product.

Tue
18
Feb

What You Should Know About CBD Topicals

CBD topicals have made their mark on the beauty and wellness industry despite legal limitations.

Tue
18
Feb

Do CBD Gummies Actually Work?

CBD gummies are popular for their accessibility and harmless side effects. Bud do they work?

You’ve likely stumbled upon a bottle of CBD gummies, whether at a friend’s house or in your neighborhood drug store. These edibles have been embraced by cannabis newbies and experts alike, with their labels touting all sorts of positive attributes. How accurate are these claims, though?

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