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3 easy Instagram tweaks for cannabis influencers

To my friends, colleagues and influencers in the cannabis and hemp space, it’s time for some real talk about your social media profiles: Your Instagram game needs some work.

And sure, Twitter’s great for following fast-moving policy conversations and the ever-expanding international news cycle, but you’re likely spending too much time on the platform. Then there’s Facebook; are you actually using the robust social channel strategically, or are you just posting blindly?

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How black pepper sedates marijuana paranoia, according to Neil Young and science

Next time you’re experiencing marijuana-induced paranoia, we suggest listening to the wise words of Neil Young. No, Young’s lyrics won’t pacify your panic after smoking too much weed. Instead you’d have to listen to a 2014 Howard Stern interview, in which Stern confessed to not smoking marijuana as “it makes [him] paranoid.”

“Try black pepper balls if you get paranoid. Just chew two or three pieces,” Young responded. “I just found this out myself. Try it.”

Now, we expect a dubious reaction from readers on this advice. How could the basic condiment on your dining table solve high-minded anxiety and panic? Well, believe it or not, science backs up what Young is saying.

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Billionaire entrepreneur launches Cryptocurrency Bank for cannabis, hemp exchange

The cannabis industry and cryptocurrency have both generated considerable interest in recent years. Now, the two worlds are converging. 

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Web Of Weed: Online cannabis sales next frontier for black market

While illegal storefront dispensaries, once abundant in the city, finally seem to be going up in smoke, black market cannabis sales have grown like weeds online.

And untangling the web of illegal cannabis sales on the internet may prove to be a herculean task — too big for any one police agency to tackle.

“Toronto Police Service investigators are reviewing internally, and the Service continues to consult with our partners in MLS (Municipal Licensing & Standards) and the Ministry of Community Safety to determine the best approaches to the various channels through which cannabis is being illegally distributed,” spokesman Allison Sparkes told the Sun recently.

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MMA fighters to act as test subjects for topical CBD treatments

Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes will be the next group of players to participate in a multiphase clinical study on CBD’s effects on pain relief in their famously high impact sport. The league has announced that it is partnering with a Canadian cannabis company to examine the effects of non-psychoactive cannabinoids on its players’ health.

The study will be used to develop a line of hemp-derived topical treatments manufactured by Aurora Cannabis. Officials from the league say that care, recovery, injury, pain, and inflammation in the mixed martial artists will be gauged by the investigation.

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U.S. pot drinks maker 'closing in' on Canadian cannabis partnership ahead of beverage legalization

A California-based cannabis beverage company says it’s nearing a deal with a Canadian licensed producer to bring its lineup of alcohol-inspired, THC-infused drinks north of the border once sales become legal.

The Tinley Beverage Company (TNY.CN)(TNYBF) is on track to announce a deal with a Canadian partner before cannabis drinks are expected to hit store shelves in December, according to chief executive officer Jeff Maser.

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Blue, white, and green? How Israel is leading the global cannabis revolution

The global state of legal cannabis has shifted rapidly over the past few years. After decades of strict prohibition, the potential medicinal benefit of this reviled and revered plant is finally coming to light.

In news outlets across the world, headlines feature the next big canna-business buy out, the most recent superstar to join the cannabis space, and the life-changing clinical research proving the plant’s healing potential.

Often, these headlines also refer to Israel, an established world leader in cannabis research, technology, and innovation.

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Cannabis authentication system roots out counterfeit marijuana

A company called solo sciences has announced what it says is the world's first "cryptographically-secure cannabis product authentication system." In a budding legal weed ecosystem, the system aims to empower distributors to verify the origin of their product.

The authentication system utilizes an app to decipher uniquely encoded labels that identify verified products. Unlike RFID chips or holograms, the labels are cheap to produce and apply to existing packaging.

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Greening up packaging for “green”

Excessive, wasteful, overkill and harmful. These are just some of the words used to describe cannabis packaging in Canada—and for good reason.

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Looking to patent a cannabis-related strain or process? Better get going

In May, an Oregon cannabis testing company founded on protecting small growers from having their strain genetics stolen by big business was alleged to be attempting to use that very data to start growing their own cannabis.

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