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13
Apr

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.

Mon
13
Apr

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.

Mon
13
Apr

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.

Thu
09
Apr

Will Marijuana Stocks Start To Rebound Soon?

The coronavirus has caused quite a big stir amongst marijuana stocks. In only a few short weeks, we have watched billions in market value go down the drain. During that time, however, we have also seen demand for cannabis shoot up. This could be attributed to the large portion of individuals staying at home with nothing to do, but it undoubtedly is a good sign. It appears as though the current losses are helping to show that there may be value in some beaten-down pot stocks. This means that we could see more bulls begin to enter the cannabis industry within the next few weeks.

Thu
09
Apr

Here’s what you should know about CBD and heart health

CBD studies have demonstrated positive evidence when it comes to treating and preventing a range of illnesses, including degenerative diseases, cancer and metabolic disorders. But what about preventing heart disease and promoting heart health?

Thu
09
Apr

The one mistake most new cannabis cooks make

So you’re new to cannabis — welcome! You’ve likely already started enjoying and experimenting (always in moderation). The edibles at your local shop look so yummy, don’t they? But $15 for a brownie?! You’ve been baking your entire life. How tough can it be to make your own?

The answer: It’s not. But it’s likely not the same kind of baking you’re used to. To cook with marijuana properly (meaning effectively, as in, the marijuana doesn’t take over the flavor of the dish completely and it’s the correct dosage), you need to take the step even the most enthusiast “baker” down the street is probably forgetting — decarboxylation.

Thu
09
Apr

As cannabis bankruptcies accelerate during pandemic, lawyer says survivors will thrive long term

The cannabis companies that survive 2020 will be hardened, battled tested and able to thrive for years to come.

But make no mistake, the pandemic-related market collapse is shortening the runway for debt-riddled weed firms and the number of bankruptcies will start increasing in the coming months.

That’s according to Ranjeev Dhillon, partner at McCarthy Tetrault and co-leader of their cannabis division, who handles mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcies for some Canada’s largest weed companies.

Thu
09
Apr

The Cannabis Industry Mourns Loss Of CBD Advocate Charlotte Figi

The cannabis industry is in mourning the death of Charlotte Figi.

The 13-year-old was born in Colorado Spring, Colorado. From a young age, Charlotte became an inspiring face of hope for cannabis treatment due to her diagnosis of Dravet Syndrome, which is a rare and severe form of intractable epilepsy. She grew to be one of the world's most forefront advocates for the advancement of CBD and cannabis medical treatment in her lifetime. 

Wed
08
Apr

Impact of Marijuana on College Academic Achievement

If you are a student, you might have the idea that there is a strong relationship between marijuana and learning. In fact, the trend of using marijuana has become common among college, high school and university students. It is to be noticed that some of them use it for recreational purposes, and there are many students who depend on it for their survival meaning they become an addict and claim that they cannot live without using marijuana or cannabis. In such a situation, the product does not benefit them and instead starts ruining their health and the entire life.  If you want to know how marijuana or cannabis can impact college or academic life, this is the right kind of post for you.

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Wed
08
Apr

Will These Pot Stocks Make It Through 2020?

The cannabis industry has seen quite a lot of ups and downs in the past two months. Prior to the coronavirus, we saw a lot of internal issues within the marijuana market. Much of this was in the process of being dealt with, but the coronavirus has put a lot of market growth on hold. In the past two weeks alone, we have witnessed some of the largest pot stocks in the industry, lose billions in market value. This is simply the result of short term volatility and trading off of fear.

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