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Thu
01
Aug

ViaBill allows cannabis companies to accept all major credit cards

If you’re in the business of cannabis – be it THC or CBD products – you’ve likely come across some issues when it came to accepting payments.

Following the Elavon issues from June, when they announced that their service will no longer accept Visa payments for the cannabis industry, many companies have since been scrambling to find a way to sell their products online. This was a huge hit considering Visa is the largest credit card issuer in the entire world. 

Wed
31
Jul

Here are solutions to the greatest tech issues facing dispensaries

There's no other retail experience like shopping at a cannabis dispensary, writes Zachary Zane. Comparing dispensaries to traditional retailers doesn’t work, since they're selling a federally prohibited, and state regulated drug. Comparing them to bars isn’t like comparing apples to oranges, either; it’s more like comparing apples to lasagne. Sure, they’re both edible, but outside of that, they have nothing in common. Bars are a place to socialize. Dispensaries are places to buy a product that for many, is life-saving, or at the very least, life-altering, and then you leave.

Tue
30
Jul

Why vaping doesn’t smell like there’s a skunk in the room

Vaporizing cannabis, raw flower and oil, has grown in popularity in recent years and for good reason. Vaping is portable, the potency is stronger, and vaporizers are generally easy to use. It’s also very discrete, with some devices resembling small USB drives and many can be confused for a pen. Vaporizing also doesn’t produce the tell-tale smell of burnt marijuana flower, although there can be a faint odor of cannabis, depending on the vaping device and method.

Tue
30
Jul

Two cannabis flavonoids believed to be stronger than aspirin

Cannabis products are quickly becoming people’s go-to remedy for treating numerous different ailments.

Although many people still hold on to this image of cannabis as a recreational drug, others – including many in the scientific community – are beginning to recognize the medical potential of this versatile plant. While most of today’s medical research is centered around CBD and THC, respectively, but a recent study focused on a couple of lesser known compounds.

Tue
30
Jul

Can’t tell if you’re addicted to cannabis? Neither can science

Cannabis has an image of being a relatively harmless drug. But all drugs carry a degree of risk for dependence, and cannabis is no exception.

Many people assume dependence is only something that happens to those who use “hard drugs,” such as crack or heroin.

In fact, the estimated risk of dependence on cannabis is about one in ten.

 

Tue
30
Jul

Why tobacco farmers and corporations are moving to hemp

Where tobacco enthusiasm and production wanes, hemp finds a new home.

In December of 2018, President Trump officially signed off on the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill. About every five years, a new version of the bill is presented, shaping food and agriculture, rural economies, trade, on-farm energy production, and more. This $867-billion package dealt with certain areas like local food system funding, urban farming, and continued funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as “food stamps”).

Mon
29
Jul

Louisiana’s Southern University plants first medical cannabis seeds

The first seeds of Southern University’s future medical cannabis crop have been planted, while Louisiana State University’s product is approaching prime time.

Louisiana State University and Southern University are the only institutions in the state permitted to grow medical cannabis. Both have teamed up with commercial partners in their cannabis ventures; GB Sciences in the case of LSU and Ilera Holistic Healthcare with Southern University.

Mon
29
Jul

Israeli researchers bet on cannabis for pets

There’s no question that cannabidiol, CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical produced by the cannabis plant, has shown an ability to help alleviate health issues — everything from inflammation, anxiety, skin conditions, arthritis and joint pain.

So, how about its effect on animals?

Itay Ben-Mordechai, head of innovation at Weedley, a leader in the development and distribution of cannabidiol-based natural products (CBD) for pets, and his Tel Aviv-based team are gambling on a big “yes.”

“We’ve seen how well animals respond to CBD oil drops and treats,” Ben-Mordechai told NoCamels.com, noting that so far only research subjects and investors have tried Weedley’s CBD-infused transdermal creams and oils.

Mon
29
Jul

How to spot fake CBD

Hundreds of people have been benefited from using Cannabidiol (CBD) – a substance scientifically proven to be safe for human consumption – even for children! 

It not only has a wide range of therapeutic benefits but also has been useful for treating numerous serious ailments and disorders. 

However, not all products touted as “natural CBD oil” are actually as natural they claim to be. 

Natural CBD is admittedly safe. But they don’t include products that are made from synthetic lab-produced cannabinoids or contain contaminants, high levels of hallucinatory cannabinoids like Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or other harmful substances. 

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