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Cannabis Consumption: Comparing the past to the present

Smoking pot isn’t what it used to be.

Once upon a time, joints were smoked in dingy basements and ‘stoners’ used bottles, bongs, and paper towel rolls to fill their lungs and get high.

How people consume cannabis “has changed dramatically,” says Abi Roach, owner of Hotbox Cafe in Kensington Market.

The range of cannabis products available now, many of which are still illegal, would make Ricky and the rest of the Trailer Park Boys blush.

The days of crowding around a stovetop doing hot knives are long gone. Today’s cannabis connoisseurs like their pot packaged and sold by ‘budtenders.’

Roach spoke to the change she’s witnessed saying, “20 years ago when I opened we had maybe five different types of glass pipes.

Mon
22
Jul

Why marijuana banking needs to change

The marijuana stock market has been booming over the past few years. In that time, we have seen company valuations shoot up, as well as investor faith in the market. Despite the massive influx of capital, banking for the industry has yet to catch up.

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22
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Are these 2 marijuana stocks to buy or sell in July

Marijuana stocks have been around for some time now. With the years that the market has behind its back, it seems as though cannabis stocks are just now beginning to reach their full potential. Some studies have shown that the market could grow by as much as 35% per year throughout the next three years or so. This means that there is still a lot of room to grow.

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22
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There is a lot to learn before investing in cannabis

Cannabis investing is a tricky subject. As with all momentum-driven opportunities, this one stemming from the normalization and the end of the green prohibition for a massively growing market, the category is a gold studded minefield to manage. The novelty of the topic leaves investors with a lot to consider when determining the best ways to carve out exposure in their portfolios. From my experience as an investment manager and an entrepreneur in the space, I’ve put together an overview for those trying to grow their portfolio to include green entities.

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Certain kinds of cannabis may help kill cancer cell, study

Past research has suggested that medical marijuana might have the ability to slow the growth of cancerous tumors. Now, new research suggests that cannabis could also help kill certain cancer cells. brings us a little closer to understanding how to maximize this potential, writes Calvin Hughes.

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19
Jul

3 cannabis stocks worth considering for your portfolio

The cannabis space is growing like a weed, thanks largely to Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana last October along with an increasing number of U.S. states giving the green light to the drug for medical use. Moreover, the industry is widely projected to be one of the fastest growing over at least the next decade as more countries -- including the United States -- are expected to eventually fully legalize marijuana. So it makes good sense for risk-tolerant investors to want exposure to the cannabis realm.

Fri
19
Jul

Cannabis and mental health: Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, equally likely to affect men and women, causes a person’s mood, energy, and mental clarity to vary wildly. Such fluctuation leads the person to experience waves of mania and depression. Most patients experience the onset of bipolar disorder around age 25, although teens and children can develop bipolar disorder at lesser rates than adults. In all, 2.6% of the U.S. population has bipolar disorder

Fri
19
Jul

The cannabis industry is in need of innovation

The development of new technologies or significant societal change often comes with a boom or bust cycle. As these new technologies or ways of doing things gain in popularity, the public and investors may rush in to get involved and get a piece of the action. As people storm into stocks, start businesses or get involved in other ways, the bubble is blown up until it eventually bursts.

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19
Jul

Opinion: Cannabis retailers have to change their approach in order to target the right consumers

Financial predictions about the cannabis market have been exciting analysts for some time as marijuana becomes more mainstream. Consider the facts: As of 2018, there were already 12 cannabis companies with stock market value worth more than $1 billion; One of the first celebrity-chef darlings, Martha Stweart, has signed a deal to market CBD; The company behind Budweiser has invested in a venture to research cannabis-infused beverages. 

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19
Jul

Legalization gives cannabis-growing competitions the green light

It was only a matter of time before growing turned into a competition.

Cannabis cups—events in which cultivators of cannabis products enter samples of their goods head-to-head for bragging rights, and sometimes prizes—have been popular in legal and semi-legal jurisdictions, including the U.S., the Netherlands and Spain. Now, the phenomenon has inevitably come to Canada.

Since the passing of recreational cannabis laws in October 2018, adults from coast to coast—with the exception of Quebec and Manitoba—have had the ability to grow up to four cannabis plants in their residence.

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