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Fri
23
Apr

420 Cannabis Holiday Retail Traffic Up 10% in 2021

Cannabis retail traffic was up 9.5%, and sales rebounded 8.4% year-over-year on 4/20, according to Cova Software, the largest Cannabis Point of Sale (POS) company in North America. While major outages plagued several big POS systems, Cova reported its 4th straight year of perfect uptime (100%) and benchmark transaction speeds (1.4 seconds). During peak hours on 4/20, Cova was processing 380 cannabis transactions per minute, and handled over 180,000 transactions for the day across 1,200+ dispensaries.

Thu
22
Apr

Studies Link Cannabis Consumption and Increased Exercise

The late, great NBA All-Star Clifford “Uncle Cliffy” Robinson (rest in peace) often stated that cannabis consumption can absolutely be a part of an active lifestyle.

Robinson knew firsthand his claim was valid, having played 18 years in the NBA and been a cannabis consumer throughout his professional career.

Uncle Cliffy didn’t just make rosters in the NBA, he was an elite player for the better part of two decades. Clearly, cannabis did not slow him down.

The same is true for countless other professional and semi-professional athletes in the international sports community, as well as amateur athletes across the globe.

Thu
22
Apr

Big Voices Speak Up for Cannabis and Against Criminilzation

At our recent Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo, transformative thinkers and innovators voiced their insight on diversity, expungement, and prison reform to hundreds of eager virtual attendees.

The event hosted several prominent speakers from the industry, boasting a powerhouse assembly of cannabis enthusiasts.

Hemp and cannabis culture is all about community; it’s a space where everyone deserves representation.

As the demand for cannabis continues to grow, many revolutionary leaders within the industry, including Andrew DeAngelo, Wanda James, Steve DeAngelo, and others have been fighting for change within the hemp space to better reflect the inclusive nature of the plant. 

Thu
22
Apr

‘Dispensaries knew they had to change’: How the cannabis industry adapted in the pandemic

The stress levels experienced in the past year caused many consumers to turn to cannabis as a coping mechanism.

That increased interest led dispensaries to bump up their ad spend, adopt the buy online, pickup in-store (BOPIS) model, implement curbside pickup, and even offer virtual consultations. Some dispensaries started or increased local delivery.

But the changes in public life also brought about radical changes in consumer behavior. While 4/20 and the Friday before Memorial Day had been the top two sales days for dispensaries every year of the past five years, they each failed to crack the top five last year, according to Nina Simosko, chief commercial officer at Akerna, a cannabis software company.

Thu
22
Apr

Home Grow In Canada: Too Much of A Good Thing?

The home grow conversation, just about everywhere, is a contentious one. It has been the basis for the formation of the entire commercialized cannabis industry, everywhere, one way or another. It is also a right that is being defined, pretty much globally, as one with a constitutional basis as reform begins to seriously roll.

Yet twenty years on, in Canada, at least, authorities are wondering, again, out loud, if the entire proposition needs to be re-examined – and for reasons stemming from both public safety and the need to curtail the illicit market.

Wed
21
Apr

The 4 Biggest Problems With CBD Products

Many consumers are snatching up CBD products that may not be all they’re cracked up to be.

If it weren’t for cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, the marijuana industry would be on the streets begging for nickels rather than enjoying the fruits of a business sector that is predicted to be worth $22 billion within the next few years.

Wed
21
Apr

What Is Hash And Why Is It Making A Comeback?

Hash is relatively easy to make, and new extraction techniques utilizing dry ice and CO2 introduced in the late 80s have helped make it more available in the U.S.

Back in the 80s, buying hash was easy in Europe — especially Amsterdam.

Walk into any of the Bulldog Café coffeeshops in the heart of the city, where there was a sandwich board out front with a marijuana leaf painted on it, ask at the counter, and generally there was a guy selling hash in another room.

Wed
21
Apr

Cannabis Holidays to Celebrate Throughout the Year

We all know 420 as the quintessential stoner holiday. Even many people who don’t smoke very much have heard of the day; it’s globally recognized. But did you know there are quite a few other cannabis holidays, more quaint and less commercialized ones, that are very much worth celebrating?

So, mark your calendars, call your friends, and make sure you’re stocked up on all your favorite products when these cannabis holidays roll around.

 

Tue
20
Apr

Some Marijuana Facts You Had No Idea About

The cannabis world is varied and rich and can fill a gazillion jeopardies. You assume you know a lot about the fantastic pot, but you’re mistaken. It’s because there’s always something new and exciting waiting to be unveiled around the corner for you.

And why not? Cannabis is a drug, cure, and a booming business, which is all wrapped into one. There isn’t any plant that has attained so much recognition. 

What are the things every consumer must be well-aware of?

The marijuana facts tell you what the plant is all about and some lesser-known historical things — you had no idea before. But, before knowing some weird facts, it becomes essential to know some marijuana advantages that show its power. 

Tue
20
Apr

Project Playlist: How to Find the Right 420 Tunes

If you’re old enough, you may remember the terrific agony of combing through your music collection in an attempt to make the perfect mixtape. Each song had to be meticulously placed, the entire playlist had to flow seamlessly and putting an artist on there more than once was a cardinal sin. Gestures of that magnitude were typically reserved for significant others or potential significant others and were considered a big deal — especially if you included your own customized cover art.

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