North America

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Apr

Hemp farmers really need a break in 2020

There is no nice way of putting this. America, all of it, is taking it on the chin in 2020. We had barely even come out of the gate this year when, all of a sudden, the entire population was forced back inside due to a sneaky virus that nobody seems to understand or have any control over.

As a result, the country has mostly shut down, leaving us all to watch the economy drop dead right from the living room couch. There is no end in sight to the madness either, at least nothing concrete of hope, making it a distinct possibility that our financial stability could soon be in dire straits.

Fri
17
Apr

Confused About How Much THC And CBD Is In Your Weed? You’re Not Alone

Turns out, even daily marijuana users have no idea what an effective dose of marijuana looks like.

When you hit up a marijuana dispensary for the first time, you’ll likely be overwhelmed. Like, overloaded to the point where making a purchase seems nearly impossible. You might resort to buying cannabis flower or a pre-rolled joint, but then the budtender will ask for a cannabis strain preference — “Are you more of a Blue Dream or Grandaddy Purp kind of gal?” “What percentage of THC you like, buddy?”

And, oh look, the runaway train of staggering options just rolled off the tracks. You purchase the first suggestion the budtender makes and you consume responsibly while having no clue how high this flower will make you.

Thu
16
Apr

Marijuana Has Been Deemed ‘Essential’ — But Essential for Whom?

As the coronavirus spread across the country in March, and stay-at-home orders began to go into effect, every state with a regulated cannabis system allowed weed sales to continue in some form, deeming medical-marijuana businesses

Wed
15
Apr

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.

Wed
15
Apr

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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Apr
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14
Apr

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.

Mon
13
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.

Mon
13
Apr

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.

Mon
13
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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