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Thu
27
Jun

Killer Mike says rappers deserve more credit for marijuana legalization

Most rappers get their due when it comes to associating themselves with marijuana. They receive credit for producing great music to enjoy while smoking and various rappers have successfully parlayed their brand into businesses within the cannabis industry. But as Killer Mike said recently, we don’t always attribute the success of recent decriminalization and legalization efforts to rappers in ways both big and small.

Thu
27
Jun

The Midwest is about to have a weed revolution

Cup your hand and tuck that lighter inside your palm: Legal weed is coming to the Windy City.

Wed
26
Jun

5-Time NBA Champion Don Nelson is now a cannabis farmer and daily consumer

Basketball legend Don Nelson isn't very good at retiring. When he quit shooting hoops in 1976 (after winning 5 NBA Championships with the Boston Celtics), Nelson tried his hand at running a team and became one of the top 10 coaches in NBA history.

Wed
26
Jun

Cannabis industry expects bump in sales for Canada Day long weekend

The Canada Day long weekend is no longer mostly the preserve of the liquor industry, say some of the country’s cannabis retailers.

More of the pie for that flag-waving party is being carved out by legal pot sellers as the first post-legalization national birthday approaches, says an online cannabis information resource.

A survey commissioned by Leafly Canada suggests 25 per cent of Alberta adults plan to embark on a cannabis buzz this long weekend, among the highest in the country.

“That’s one in four compared to one in five (nationally),” said Jo Vos, managing director of Leafly Canada, which commissioned the poll of 1,513 people conducted last week by Maru/Blue.

Wed
26
Jun

What trends are shaping the cannabis industry in 2019? 25 experts weigh in

Considering the topic of this article, you'd be forgiven for wondering whether it's 4/20 yet. It's not, but the booming cannabis industry is a 24/7/365 business, and there are plenty of cannabis-related topics to cover and real-world issues to settle. There is still some stigma around cannabis, and legislation reflects this. But at the same time, innovative trends continue to shape what the future of the cannabis industry will look like.

These industry insiders share their view on the trends shaping the future of cannabis:

Wed
26
Jun

United Kingdom: Cannabis should be legalised within five years, says former Conservative Minister

Cannabis will be legalised in the UK in the next five years, a former Tory minister chairing an influential parliamentary group on drug reform has predicted.

Crispin Blunt, who supports more liberal drug laws, said discussions about cannabis were "coming into the mainstream of politics".

Mr Blunt last year set up a lobbying firm funded by overseas cannabis corporations, which he on Tuesday revealed he had already discussed with Boris Johnson.

The group will formally launch on Thursday.

Tue
25
Jun

Quebec cannabis consumption age will stay 18 into autumn

Young tokers in Quebec will get to go on toking — at least for the summer months.

Tue
25
Jun

Rubbing cannabis on your face is the next big thing in Asia

Time to add yet another step to your K-beauty regimen: Weed!

Hemp-derived ingredients such as hempseed oil and cannabidiol (or CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid) have been popping up at beauty counters all over the U.S. and Canada  — although CBD topicals won’t be on shelves until the end of this year in Canada, as all cannabinoids are regulated).

Tue
25
Jun

Could convenience stores one day sell cannabis?

Imagine walking into your local 7-Eleven and picking up pre-packaged marijuana joints or edibles, like you would a pack of cigarettes or six-pack of beer. If the powerful lobbying outfit of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has its way, that could eventually become reality — and it could come at the expense of the cannabis dispensary industry.

Tue
25
Jun

Is CBD nature’s biggest anti-aging secret?

CBD is making waves in the wellness industry thanks to its versatility and endless health benefits. Now, CBD is also popping up on the beauty scene after being named the latest ‘anti-aging’ skincare ingredient.

The cannabis plant holds some of the greatest potential found in nature. It can be used to create almost anything. From houses to clothes to plastic – you name it, and it can probably be made from cannabis.

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