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The marijuana industry needs innovation to thrive

There’s a kind of boom and bust cycle that tends to follow the development of every new technology, or every major societal change. People get excited about the possibilities of the shiny new concept, they dump money into stocks, they start businesses in the industry, and they push public enthusiasm even higher. Then, at some point, someone realizes all these businesses aren’t really innovating or providing the value people thought they had, and the bubble bursts.

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This company is using cannabis to make jeans

Alchemists are known for turning straw into gold — but can a pair of LA creatives turn weed into jeans?

James Jeans and Alkhemist Los Angeles founders, James Chung and Conrad Yun, have launched a licensed cannabis growing facility in the city of LA, with the intention of combining a passion for cannabis and years of experience crafting premium denim products.

“We are excited to become the premiere locally grown producer of artisanal cannabis for the Southern California market and beyond,” Chung told Sportswear International at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to open the facility.

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Pot stocks that are sparking interest around the industry

Marijuana stocks have been an interesting topic for quite some time. In only a few short years, cannabis has become one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet. Although the market is fruitful, it can be difficult at times to pick the right marijuana stocks to buy.  Although some companies have shown their value and commitment to innovation, this is what brings in investors looking to buy cannabis stocks.

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How the new NAFTA affects cannabis stocks

At the end of 2018, Canada, the United States, and Mexico agreed on new terms to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new treaty, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), establishes updated legal language surrounding trade tariffs, environmental and labour regulations, and intellectual property protections. Now that cannabis is considered a legitimate export for medicinal use, international trade faces the complex task of applying current laws to a product which was once prohibited.

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How cannabis brands can harness the power of digital marketing

More states are moving towards legalization, opening new markets for cannabis brands. However, because of the rigid regulations and restrictions that exist around advertising, many cannabis and CBD companies are throwing all of their ad dollars at billboards and local print, overlooking more powerful channels for exposure and engagement.

While the big platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are tricky to navigate, there are digital channels available. As cannabis brands enter increasingly competitive marketplaces, these creative solutions are more necessary than ever.

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16
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1 top cannabis stock you can buy and hold for the next decade

The cannabis industry is expanding at a torrid clip. Investment bank Cowen expects global cannabis sales to grow to $75 billion by 2030, while Bank of America analysts believe the marijuana market could one day generate $166 billion in annual sales.

One marijuana company, Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB), is particularly well positioned to capture a substantial portion of the industry's profits in the coming decade. Read on to learn more about it.

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16
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4 little-known cannabis stocks making big gains in 2019

When you think of cannabis companies, the first names that come to mind are likely the most publicized ones, such as Canopy Growth Corporation, Aurora Cannabis Inc, and Aphria. Since there are more than 100 marijuana stocks in the market, there are some that fly under the radar. Today we have discovered four lesser-known cannabis stocks that have made big moves so far in 2019.

*Share prices as at close Thursday, July 11, 2019, data obtained from S&P Capital IQ

Tue
16
Jul

From Mary Jane to marijuana: The ever-evolving language for weed

Kush. Bud. Herb. Who knows what to call marijuana these days?

Born of the need for secrecy, slang has long dominated pot culture. But as entrepreneurs seek to capitalise on new laws legalising recreational and medical marijuana, they too are grappling with what to call it.

Heading to the dispensary to buy a few nugs or dabs? Marketers seeking to exploit the £8bn market would prefer that you just called it cannabis.

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16
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Using THC to regenerate brain cells and restore cognitive youth

Everyone knows that using cannabis as a teenager can slow you down a little bit, mentally. Not permanently of course, but it can be difficult for young people to focus and retain information when they’re stoned. However, the exact opposite is true for the older generations.

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16
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Will the rise of outdoor cannabis cultivation create more opportunities for small farmers?

Thanks to marijuana's history of prohibition, and growers' need to hide their crop, many people think of cannabis cultivation as an indoor operation with bright lights, in a nondescript location. While it's true that a lot of cannabis is grown this way, the plant also has a long history of outdoor cultivation, including and especially mom-and-pop farms in places like northern California, writes Christine Giraud

Outdoor cultivation is making a comeback in the legal market, but tough regulations and a lack of capital, among other things, are making it hard for small-scale outdoor farmers to get licensed and be profitable.

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