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Can Marijuana Improve Sleep For Chronic Insomnia Patients?

Researchers found that a proprietary CBD-THC blend was able to help chronic insomnia patients fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.

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THC-infused competition show 'Cooked with Cannabis' debuts April 20 on Netflix

As marijuana laws relax in the United States, cooking with pot becomes more mainstream, and that inevitably means Netflix series. 

The latest is "Cooked with Cannabis," a new show hosted by pop star Kelis, who is also a chef. Best known for her 2003 hit "Milkshake," the singer and self-described "cannabis queen" is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu culinary school. She's joined on the show by Portland, Oregon chef and cannabis expert Leather Storrs.

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Will These Marijuana Stocks Be Profitable Next Year?

Profitability is extremely hard to come by amongst marijuana stocks. With so many companies in the cannabis industry, finding a few that have a chance at seeing profits can be a difficult task.

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Apr

Anxiety and COVID-19: Can CBD Help?

Times are difficult. People are under a lot of stress, and no one can say with any certainty how long this pandemic is going to last.

Even if you’re not generally anxious, you have every right to be a little freaked out in a situation like this.

One of the most studied effects of CBD is its ability to act as an anxiolytic, which means that it can be used to battle anxiety.

What’s also important in relation to the coronavirus is that CBD isn’t a psychotropic compound, and it doesn’t alter a person’s mental state, like for instance THC.

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Is the Pandemic Hindering Global Cannabis Research and Innovation?

The cannabis movement and research surrounding the plant now have more momentum than at any other point since prohibition began.

The momentum for cannabis reform efforts and also for innovation in cannabis technology, medicine, and science is carrying the industry forward at a rapid pace.

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Apr

How CBG May Revolutionize The Cannabis Industry As 'The Next Big Thing'

First discovered in the 1960s, Cannabigerol (CBG), a once rare, non-psychoactive molecule from which hundreds of other cannabinoids are derived, recently gained momentum as more companies and brands like Avicanna Inc. AVCNF 0.55% learn of the molecule’s therapeutic benefits in over-the-counter and pharmaceutical applications.

According to recent investigations by Avicanna, CBG has similar properties to CBD, acting as a competitive partial agonist for cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system and immune cells.

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Did COVID-19 Kill The Cannabis Industry’s Merger And Acquisition Activity?

According to new data, the week ending March 20, 2020 saw a nearly 67% decrease in merger and acquisition activity versus the same period in 2019.

In 2019, there were over 290 merger and acquisition transactions in the cannabis industry. We’re now over 3 months into 2020 and there have been just 20 so far, leading many investors to questions whether or not the novel coronavirus has killed the marijuana industry’s M&A streak.

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Coronavirus & CBD: Navigating Shifts in Consumer Behavior

Aggressive health measures to stem the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 are changing everything, including the operation of CBD businesses.  And if there’s one thing CBD business owners are accustomed to, it’s change.

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4 Canadian Pot Stocks Expected to Be Profitable in 2021

If you think oil and gas stocks have had a rough go of things in recent weeks, take a gander at marijuana stocks since March 31, 2019. Over the past year and change, most cannabis stocks have lost at least half of their value, with the losses being especially noticeable for Canadian pot stocks.

Aurora Cannabis, the most popular stock on millennial-focused online investing app Robinhood, is down approximately 91% since hitting its 2019 closing high in mid-March 2019. Meanwhile, Quebec-based HEXO (NYSE:HEXO) has retraced its steps 93% since it hit its closing high in April 2019.

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