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01
Aug

5 brand-name companies involved in the marijuana industry

Even though cannabis stocks have languished badly of late, sales in the global marijuana industry are thriving. After registering $10.9 billion in global sales in 2018, according to Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, worldwide licensed pot-store sales should top $40 billion by 2024. That's a compound annual growth rate of better than 24%.

Thu
01
Aug

Expectation that more cannabis-impaired driving would follow legalization fails to materialize

When recreational cannabis was legalized last fall, the move brought with it plenty of trepidation around how the change might influence daily life, especially around the subject of impaired driving.

In fact, an online survey around that time showed the issue was definitely on the minds of people who were concerned that the legal framework could result in more people driving under the influence of cannabis. The poll was completed by 1,517 Canadian drivers from Aug. 10 to 15, 2018, using Leger’s online panel.

Thu
01
Aug

Snapchat and Twitter cannabis ads risk government crackdown

Snap Inc. and Twitter Inc. are gambling that they can profit off the growing marijuana industry by running ads for cannabis products from licensed Canadian producers, testing restrictive laws in Canada on marketing weed.

Regulators in Canada declined to comment on an ongoing investigation into ads Hexo Corp. ran on Snapchat, the app run by Snap Inc. SNAP, +2.85%.

Thu
01
Aug

Can cannabis help with chronic fatigue syndrome?

For someone with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the tasks faced in everyday life feel insurmountable with a limited resource of energy to tap into. The frustrating nature of CFS, sometimes called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, is that it is difficult to diagnose. There is no known, underlying medical cause for the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue, which include inexplicable exhaustion that doesn’t improve with increased rest and sleep.

Thu
01
Aug

Cannabis, alzheimer’s and hope are on the horizon

CBD is getting all of the attention these days, and with that comes intense scrutiny. Does it really work? Are its claims bogus? Will the FDA ever fully accept it?

But one area of scientific research that deserves much more attention is that of cannabis and its effect on Alzheimer’s and dementia. There have already been a handful of studies conducted that show some positive results — not in preventing the disease or curing it, but in slowing its progression and improving quality of life.

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. 

Thu
01
Aug

Digipath Seeks to Expand Beyond Testing, Pursues New Revenue Opportunities

Each month new regulatory walls crumble and more growers enter the marketplace, looking to secure their place among the myriad producers of cannabis, CBD, Hemp and a vast array of derivative products and market uses. If you’re reading this article, you already know this. One company trading in the public markets is positioned quite differently to benefit from this growth, having fashioned itself as a service provider in a unique manner.

Wed
31
Jul

10 types of marijuana you can take to be less stressed

Wed
31
Jul

This is the top marijuana stock to buy in August

In the grand scheme of things, marijuana stocks have been serious moneymakers over the past three-plus years. Since 2014, global licensed-store cannabis sales have more than tripled, and worldwide growth prospects have allowed pot stocks to soar. In fact, some of the best-known cannabis stocks are up well over 1,000% since the beginning of 2016.

Wed
31
Jul

Which CBD product is right for you?

Like cannabis, CBD can be consumed through a variety of methods, each with their own pros and cons when it comes to providing benefits. Here are the 5 most common ones.

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