North America

Wed
01
Apr

Are These 2 Marijuana Stocks A Safe Investment?

Investment safety is something that is hard to come by in the current state of the cannabis industry. With the coronavirus taking its toll on all world stock markets, it seems as though now is a difficult time to be an investor. But, this does not mean that the potential of pot stocks is less than before. Rather, we have seen some of the most intriguing marijuana stocks, shoot down to bare bones prices. What goes down, must have gone up at some time. The cannabis market is notoriously volatile.

Tue
31
Mar

Cannabis sales are booming. Will it last?

The products that have been flying off the shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic are, more or less, what you might expect. The dearth of toilet paper has been well-documented. Canned goods are the focus of most grocery store trips. So too are cleaning supplies. 

But cannabis — something that was illegal less than two years ago, and remains federally illegal in the US — has become one of North America’s most sought after items. 

Tue
31
Mar

Cannabis Companies Donate Masks, Gloves, And Hand Sanitizer To Health Care Workers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Cannabis companies across American and Canada are helping healthcare workers by offering supplies amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Entrepreneurs in the marijuana space are realizing they can help fill gaps in the severe supply shortage hospitals are facing as they brace for a surge in COVID-19 patients. Safety items such as masks, protective gowns, gloves, and other personal protection equipment (PPE) used by cannabis growers and budtenders are being donated to health workers and hospitals. In addition, extractors who engineer cannabis concentrates have been making hand sanitizer with ethanol in order to help reduce the hand sanitizer shortage. 

Tue
31
Mar

Buyer beware! Product fraud is alive and well in the cannabis industry

It’s been pretty clear over the last year that not everyone has been in the cannabis business to build a thriving new cash crop industry. The stories of startups making claims about growth and sales, enticing investors, then bailing with millions in ill-gotten gains, have become part of the early history of this industry. Business fraud seems almost endemic right now.

Earlier issues of allegedly synthetic cannabinoid products being sold at truck stops, which were actually a green leafy substance sprayed with a chemical that caused agitation and hallucinations, were really the first instances of product fraud.

Tue
31
Mar

New Study Finds Medical Marijuana Is Too Strong For Pain Relief

Results of the study found that between 70-90% of legal marijuana products contained THC levels higher than 15%.

Mon
30
Mar

From the Neck Up - How Cannabis Affects Your Brain

Comparative research is showing that cannabis provides several advantages that support brain functioning. During the treatment of many diseases, you can see the potential benefits of cannabis, given that almost all organs and systems are areas sensitive to their active substances. This article is going to show specific evidence that marijuana has a positive effect on the brain and allows it to stay in better condition.

Mon
30
Mar

Top Marijuana Stocks to Watch Right Before April

The coronavirus has caused quite a big stir in the world’s financial markets as well as the cannabis industry in particular. With marijuana stocks shooting down and then back up very quickly, it is clear that now is an extremely volatile time for any investment. With that in mind, we as investors have a few options. For starters, owe can use this lapse in time to begin refining our strategies. The cannabis market is undeniably shifting. Because of that, it may be time to shift our strategies more toward what the future of the industry will look like.

Mon
30
Mar

Study: Cannabis Helps Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Cannabis “benefits patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),

According to a new study published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, and epublished by the National Institute of Health.

According to researchers, the objective of the study was to “analyze the effects of CB2 agonist on parameters implicated in gut inflammation and MH [mucosal healing].”

A “CB2 agonist” is something that activates the cannabinoid system – it’s meant to mimic the effects of natural cannabinoids for study purposes.

Mon
30
Mar

5 Types Of Marijuana To Reduce Your Stress

We can all use some stress and anxiety relief right now. The following cannabis strains are hybrids bred with those two emotional and physical strains in mind.

Sometimes the best remedy for super stress is to take in a big breath and exhale a cloud of a good, balanced strain of bud smoke or vapor to bring things back into perspective. It’s a known cure for a case of the mean reds, which are even more stressful than the blues, according to Audrey Hepburn’s beloved character Holly Golightly.

Fri
27
Mar

Medical Cannabis Dementia Trial Study Protocol Published

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research (IHR) and MGC Pharma have announced publication of the study protocol for a clinical trial evaluating medical cannabis use with patients with dementia.

The trial was registered in the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Register (ANZCTR) earlier this week. The research project, which we again recently mentioned here on Hemp Gazette,  will delve into the effects of medicinal cannabis oil among those living in a residential aged care facility medically diagnosed with dementia.

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