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10
Mar

Pot companies need cash, supplier flexibility to withstand COVID-19 disruption: Analyst

Strong cash positions and the ability to negotiate with suppliers will be key for cannabis companies looking to withstand any operational disruption caused by COVID-19, according to one leading cannabis analyst.

Eight Capital’s Graeme Kreindler wrote in a report Monday that the rise of coronavirus cases globally is likely to see the cannabis sector in North America face the supply chain pressures that other industries are already facing – mainly sourcing items from China and finding protective gear.

Tue
10
Mar

Now Is the Time to Bet on Pot Stocks

Pot stocks were hammered in 2019. Nearly every company lost at least 50% of its value. Cannabis demand, on the other hand, continues to climb. This disconnect provides patient investors a clear path to profit.

As with any early-stage market, investors scrambled at the chance to inject pent-up capital into cannabis companies. In 2018, many pot stocks rose by more than 1,000%. By 2019, the hype bubble had popped, sending short-term investors to the sidelines.

Pot stocks were overvalued in 2018, but there’s an argument that the pendulum has swung too far the other way. It doesn’t take a mathematician to realize that many cannabis producers are trading at bargain valuations.

Mon
09
Mar

Study: Teenagers Are Waiting To Experiment With Drugs Later In Life

According to new research, the average age when teens first try drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, has risen since 2004.

The advent of marijuana reform across North America caused politicians and parents alike to worry about teenagers having easy access to cannabis. But in places where marijuana has become legal for adult-use, adolescents are smoking weed less, not more. This is true in Canada, where marijuana is more recently legal, as well as a city like Denver, an early site of recreational marijuana.

Mon
09
Mar

Cannabis As A Treatment For Anorexia: Here’s What You Need To Know

Anxiety and depression are commonly associated with the disease. It may be marijuana’s anti-anxiety effect that helps more than its appetite stimulating properties.

Aside from the euphoria, probably the most common effect of cannabis is — to avoid using a medical term — munchies. The substance has shown good results treating patients suffering from wasting diseases, such as AIDS, by reducing nausea and increasing appetite. It has promising potential treating Anorexia Nervosa, one of the most common and dangerous eating disorders, but it isn’t a cure and the science isn’t complete

Mon
09
Mar

7 Women To Watch In Cannabis

With skyrocket growth at the advent of more and more U.S. states legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, the total cannabinoid market is projected to reach $44.8 billion by 2024.

Mon
09
Mar

How To Identify High Quality CBD Oil

Today there are literally thousands of CBD oil products on the market, so how can consumers choose quality products?

CBD oil is an amazing supplement, but now it’s also an unregulated, fast-growing industry. That means there are unscrupulous scam-artists trying to rip off consumers, too.

Are there signs of quality CBD oil that you can use to determine if it’s reliable or snake oil?

Fri
06
Mar

Does CBD affect men and women differently?

Specific differences mark a distinction between the two sexes.

Since the basic ones are body, size, and shape, other differences between are a bit more subtle and appear only when we take a chemical and biological look at the two. Such variations make a direct impact with regards to how CBD interact within their bodies. Although hormonal levels are responsible for building the contrast, we shouldn’t forget how hormones of men and women can influence other cannabidiols’ and CBD’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Fri
06
Mar

Parent Advice: How to Talk to Your Teen About Cannabis

Dear parents, it’s about time to break the misconception instilled in our brains by the mainstream media.

Your influence on your teenager supersedes that of social media, friends, teachers, and others! For your kids, you’re the torchbearer. You’re the one they look up to and who they model their behavior after. Never forget that!

When kids reach teenagehood, for most parents, conversations start to become unpleasant, to say the least. Topics such as sex, drugs, and alcohol abuse pop up and become necessary talking points.

Now, because the nature of these types of conversations is touchy, many parents simply decide not to have them.

Fri
06
Mar

Can You Trust CBD Ads On Social Media?

Despite CBD’s wide reaching popularity, purchasing these products requires a good amount of research and care.

Social media is a great place to look for products, because whether it’s Instagram or Facebook, these platforms can easily connect you with stuff you enjoy. There’s also an algorithm that keeps track of your online behavior, showing you products that fit your tastes. As of late, however, social media has become a space filled with ads and sponsored posts. This should make us all think twice before hitting that purchase button, especially when it comes to CBD.

Fri
06
Mar

An Investor’s Guide to Cannabis and Hemp

Despite numerous challenges that constantly throw this industry on its head, there are many opportunities to make worthwhile investments in cannabis and hemp – and as it becomes increasingly mainstream, these opportunities will grow in abundance and fiscal potential.

Science and pharmaceuticals, engineering of new equipment, marketing, distribution, farming and more, the potential for a rewarding investment (or investments) in the cannabis and hemp sector is infinite. Investors need to remember that market research is the key to making informed financial decisions.

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