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Fri
28
Feb

Cannabis And Lou Gehrig’s Disease: Here’s What You Should Know

ALS causes the degeneration of nerves that control voluntary muscle movement, like those that allow us to chew, speak, and walk.

Charlie Wedemeyer was one of Hawaii’s greatest athletes when he attended Punahou School in the 1960s. He was the quarterback for the football team, but also excelled at basketball and baseball. Charlie was named the Hawaii Prep Athlete of the 1960’s and went on to play football for Michigan State.

In 1978 Charlie was the football coach at Los Gatos High School in California when he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Like many athletes before him, including the great Lou Gehrig, Charlie Wedemeyer would find a fight he could not win in ALS.

Fri
28
Feb

Sephora Becomes First Retailer To Create CBD Standards For Products

CBD products must now meet the Clean at Sephora standard, which states that all Sephora products are clear of 50+ ingredients that don’t meet their satisfaction.

Sephora has been devoting big chunks of time and effort into the CBD industry, pursuing partnerships with small and large companies in order to sell these products as legitimate beauty compounds. This past week, Sephora announced that they were now enforcing some standards on the CBD products in their stores, ensuring that all of their products are trusted and of high quality.

Fri
28
Feb

Marijuana Stocks To Watch This Week

California is ripe with opportunity for marijuana stocks. The West Coast cannabis industry is widely regarded as the largest in the world. Despite the state legalizing recreational cannabis back in 2016, California has a long history with cannabis starting back in 1996. 24 years ago, the state passed Prop 215 which is also known as the Compassionate Care Act. Prop 215 effectively allowed one of the first statewide cannabis markets to begin in the U.S.

Fri
28
Feb

Is Social Acceptance Of Marijuana Closer Than We Think?

The stigma surrounding weed still exists. But it’s the simple fact that recreational consumption has now come to some of the most populous states in the country that attitudes are changing. 

Ah, the good old days. Remember?

Even just a few years ago, you could fire up that joint, or activate that vape, and suddenly you were the person at the party who everybody shunned, even in states where recreational consumption was legal. The smell of marijuana wafting through the kitchen of a host’s house could get you kicked out.

Fri
28
Feb

Vape retailer says coronavirus outbreak will hit cannabis industry

As the coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc on global stock markets, one company says the unfolding crisis is bound to hit the cannabis industry.

California online vape retailer ProVape said Wednesday the coronavirus is creating issues for industry around the world as Chinese vape manufacturers are being shut down due to their government’s quarantine of millions of people.

The factory shutdowns mean shipments from China of vape hardware such as coils and batteries have dwindled to a “frightening number,” ProVape said.

Fri
28
Feb

The Business Of Mail-Order Marijuana

While consumers in the United States can only dream of having legal cannabis arrive by mail, those in Canada have enjoyed the luxury for more than a year now — and even longer for many medical patients.

Yet, mail-order sales only accounted for 5.9% of the recreational market in September 2019 — a steep decline from the 43.4% of sales in October 2018, the first month of legalization, when only a handful of legal retail stores were open across the country.

Statistics Canada attributes the decrease in mail-order sales to the increase in brick-and-mortar cannabis stores, but mail-order marijuana providers also face ample competition from the black market and are prohibited from advertising.

Wed
26
Feb

Past and future: the growth of CBD medicine

Even in the last decade of the past millennium, CBD medicine was criminalised and banned in many countries. So, what caused such a drastic change? What changed the stance of the regulatory boards in the 21st century?

It was the growing realisation of how much the healthcare sector benefits from CBD medicine. In ancient times, China, India, and other oriental countries explored the idea. However, it lost its status with the coming of Westerners as they branded it bad for health.

Wed
26
Feb

Cannabis And the Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

Dealing with the physical and neurological effects of multiple sclerosis can be quite harrowing, new research shows how MS sufferers often turn to cannabis for relief.

Wed
26
Feb

Can Cannabis Cure Cancer? What The Research Says, And Claims To Avoid

Scientists, government officials, and medical researchers have been alarmed by an idea, circulated primarily on the internet, that cannabis can "cure" cancer. No, it cannot.

Wed
26
Feb

Millennials Are Fueling The Cannabis Economy

Among other things, millennials communicate and learn quickly, which makes them more flexible and prone to changes than older generations.

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