Changing Of The Seasons: How Outdoor Cultivators Prepare For Various Crop Threats


In recent years, an uptick in wildfires and the severity of hurricanes have heightened the risk cannabis cultivators face. As a result, growers are doing what they can to prepare for potentially devastating circumstances. “Farming can be a high-risk endeavor wherever you are, and no location is void from natural disasters,” said Natural Order Supply CEO and harvesting expert Dan Ramsay. “Understanding your growing zone, geographical region, and weather patterns is the first step in…


How To Make Vegan CBD Butter


Making your own vegan cannabis butter is easy; this recipe is made using CBD-dominant flower, and any dairy-free butter. As the world moves closer to universal cannabis legalization, chefs and foodies are finding new and exciting ways to add cannabis flower, cannabis oil, or CBD oil to foods. If you’re new to culinary chemistry and looking to dip your toe into cannabis cuisine, a great place to start is by making vegan CBD butter. What…


Eight In 10 Migraine Sufferers Report Cannabis Helped Beat Back Pain Levels: Study


Thirty per cent of U.S. app users have turned to cannabis for relief. Almost a third of polled migraine sufferers in the U.S. have turned to medical marijuana for relief and the vast majority of those who did report that cannabis and cannabinoids have helped to reduce related pain levels. The findings reflect data gathered from the Migraine Buddy app — a global app that allows users to record data about migraine duration, frequency and…


Aurora’s Disastrous Quarter


Most marijuana enthusiasts prefer plain old weed, and it’s pushing cannabis companies to focus on cheap flower over vapes or edibles. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Cannabis consumers in US states where the drug is legal and in Canada still vastly prefer regular old marijuana over fancy new products like edibles, vaporizers, and concentrates, according to new data from cannabis analytics startup Headset exclusively shared with Business Insider. Aurora just had one of…


Cash Payments No Longer The Only Option For Utah Cannabis Patients


Utah’s medical cannabis patients are now allowed by the state to spend their money inside marijuana pharmacies, but that doesn’t mean the nation’s major financial institutions want their fingerprints on transactions involving the federally illegal substance. Credit card companies generally avoid cannabis transactions, for fear of federal repercussions. PayPal and Venmo are also leery of wading into the industry, state health officials say. That leaves many patients carrying wads of cash into Utah’s medical cannabis…

COVID-19, Cannabis & Herbal Medicine Part 2: Gain-Of-Function


CANNABIS CULTURE – A DEEP dive into the relevant facts – and predictions for the near future – regarding the pandemic of 2020.    “We are men of groans and howls,  Mystic men who eat boiled owls,  Tell us what you wish oh King,  Our magic can do anything.” “I wish,” spoke the King, “to have you make something fall from my skies that no other kingdom has ever had before.”   – Bartholomew and…

B.C. Municipalities Continue To Be Left Out Of Cannabis Revenue-Sharing


Resolutions on cannabis, election financing, transit, mental health and addiction were endorsed at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. Municipal governments are once again appealing to the B.C. government for a share of the cannabis excise tax revenue to help deal with the extra costs and responsibilities they’ve taken on since marijuana legalization. It’s the fifth year in a row that delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) convention have voted on a resolution…

CBD American Shaman Review: Must-Read Before Buying


{{CODE1}} Presented by CBDStudy, a CBD research publication. CBDStudy may earn a commission from purchases made from the links in the article. However, all reviews are based on transparency and reviews are not influenced by monetization. If you are the kind of person who enjoys shopping at flea markets and vintage stores for the sheer variety of unique and unexpected items, you’re going to love CBD American Shaman. This company carries a mind-blowing array of products,…


Decision On Potential Privatization Of Cannabis Nb Coming Once Government Sworn In: Higgs


New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says an update on the future of Cannabis NB will be coming soon. “An update on the Cannabis NB RFP process will be available after the new government is sworn in,” Higgs said in a statement on Tuesday. Higgs likely means a decision will come by the time his new cabinet is sworn-in. The results of the election earlier this month, in which Higgs and the PCs earned a majority…

Enhancing Athletic Performance With Cannabis


It can reduce anxiety, promote healing, and relax the body and mind. Here are some other ways athletes use cannabis to enhance performance. Anna Symonds, Education and Partnership Manager for East Fork Cultivars, has been a rugby player for 18 years and attributes a lot of her longevity as a professional athlete to cannabis. While she experimented with cannabis as a teenager, she discontinued this practice when she got more serious about sports. After she…


cbdMD Review: How Good Is Their CBD Quality?


{{CODE1}}Presented by CBDStudy, a CBD research publication. CBDStudy may earn a commission from purchases made from the links in the article. However, all reviews are based on transparency and reviews are not influenced by monetization. To truly appreciate what cbdMD has accomplished since it was founded in 2015, we need to understand how the CBD landscape has changed since the company’s early days. Though cannabidiol (CBD) is now one of the most popular items in wellness,…


Cannabis-Inspired Sub Shop Cheba Hut Opening In Atlanta Next Month


A cannabis-inspired sandwich shop is slated to open the first of its three planned metro Atlanta locations next month. Cheba Hut, which opened its first eatery in Arizona in 1998 and is now headquartered in Colorado, will open Oct. 5 at 800 Marietta St. NW. The 2,400 square-foot restaurant and 800 square-foot outside patio are located directly below Signature West Midtown. Menu items include toasted subs named after strains of cannabis including the Panama Red…


Manitoba Considering Allowing Restaurants, Spas To Sell Pot Products


Two years since recreational use of marijuana was legalized across the country, Manitoba’s cannabis authority is exploring the possibility of providing licensing to allow businesses like restaurants and spas to offer cannabis products. The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba is launching numerous campaigns geared toward gauging the interest of businesses and consumers in expanding the availability of cannabis products. As part of the initiative, the LGCA is working with Leger, a market research…


Jamaica Cannabis Dispensary Touts ‘World Class’ Experience


High-end cannabis has made its way to Jamaica’s west coast, although that’s not new news to anyone familiar with the destination. Hedonism II, the iconic adults-only playground — a clothing-optional, lifestyle-friendly, party-hardy resort in Negril — opened its newest guest amenity earlier this summer. HedoWeedo is its medicinal marijuana dispensary located within the resort although is independently owned and operated and not part of Hedonism’s all-inclusive experience. – Read the entire article at Travel Weekly.


B.C. Unveils New Cannabis Sales Programs To Help Small, Indigenous Growers


The B.C. government says it will launch three cannabis programs over the next two years to help small and Indigenous growers compete with larger rivals. A farm-gate program would allow growers to sell their products at stores located at their production sites. Another program would allow small cannabis producers, licensed by Health Canada, to deliver cannabis directly to authorized retailers. – Read the entire article at Victoria News.


Cannabis Could Help Fight ‘Superbugs,’ Study Suggests


Could cannabis provide the solution to antibiotic-resistant “superbugs?” According to a review of existing research published last month, the compounds found in cannabis could provide a new source of antibiotics, but further research is needed to find their full potential in fighting pathogens. The review, which was published in the journal Antibiotics, states that while antibiotics have saved millions of lives since their discovery, “their misuse has resulted in the emergence of antibacterial resistance (AMR),…

CBDistillery Review: We Lab-Tested Their Products


{{CODE2}}Presented by CBDStudy, a CBD research publication. CBDStudy may earn a commission from purchases made from the links in the article. However, all reviews are based on transparency and reviews are not influenced by monetization. CBDistillery has worked hard to present a reputable image, making its products straightforward and easy to understand. It has created a massive social media community of fans, and it distributes some of the most informative CBD-related content on the internet. The…


7 Muskoka Cannabis Stores Could Open by Early 2021


Licences are pending for seven new cannabis stores in Muskoka. If approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the stores will open later this year and in early 2021. Licence applications are in process for one cannabis store each in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst, and five stores in Huntsville. Bud Heaven at 77 Manitoba St. in Bracebridge is currently Muskoka’s only authorized cannabis store. Muskoka residents and spouses Shane Copegog and Danielle Morgan have…


Hong Kong’s First CBD Cafe Opens Its Doors To Customers


Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws. The cafe, named Found, is the city’s first to offer a range of coffees, biscuits, beer and fruit juices that contain cannabidiol, or CBD, a substance from the cannabis plant that is said to offer therapeutic effects without getting users intoxicated. Cannabis’s tetrahydrocannabinol compound…


Parkinson’s Patients Report Using Cannabis Largely for Symptom Relief in U.S. Survey


Nearly a quarter of patients with Parkinson’s disease polled in a U.S. national survey reported using cannabis mainly to try and ease their symptoms, despite a lack of evidence on both its effectiveness and safety. Although still federally illegal, marijuana has been legalized for either recreational or medicinal use in 33 states in the U.S., 13 of which list Parkinson’s as a qualifying condition for medical purposes. This wider availability means Parkinson’s patients have more…

Patients Prefer Medicinal Cannabis In Chemotherapy Trial


Medicinal cannabis has been shown to make a difference for cancer patients to relieve the side-effects of chemotherapy. Early results of a landmark trial involving 80 patients at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse hospital show that cannabis capsules were better than placebo at improving symptoms. “An extra one in 10 people had control of nausea and vomiting, so it had improved from 14 per cent to 25 per cent,” said Associate Professor Peter Grimison, a medical…

House Democrats Postpone Cannabis Legalization Bill Until Post-Election


“At a time when people are really struggling just to pay the bills and to get through this health crisis, [COVID relief] should be our priority.” Don’t expect any bills that would legalize cannabis to receive floor votes until after the November election. TheMarijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act,which would have effectively legalized cannabis nationwide and expunged cannabis-related records, was set for a vote this month in the House of Representatives, but that won’t…

Cannabis Consumption Surges During Pandemic As Sleep Issues And Anxieties Mount, Says New Poll


Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a nearly double-digit increase in cannabis consumption among users as well as a “massive, lasting uptick” in those turning to cannabis delivery services to deal with sleep issues and rising anxieties. These are two key findings according to a new poll conducted by California-based Ganja Goddess, an online shopping, delivery and lifestyle brand that caters to cannabis consumers statewide. The study, which polled more than…


Dominion Strike Leaves Central Newfoundland Shoppers With No Cannabis Retailer


Critics say it shows a gap in legalization, and people are heading to the illegal market. The almost four-week-old Dominion strike is turning into a major buzzkill for cannabis enthusiasts in central Newfoundland, who have been left with no retail outlets for miles. Dominion was granted the only two initial retail licenses for cannabis sales in the area, and the store’s contract dispute with Unifor Local 597 has led to the closure of both establishments…


Women-Owned Company At The Forefront Of Arkansas’ Emerging Cannabis Industry


Marijuana has gotten plenty of attention in Arkansas since November 2016 when the state’s voters passed Amendment 98, which legalized medical marijuana. But marijuana’s more sober cousin, cannabidiol (CBD), derived from the hemp plant, is making significant waves in the health and wellness category. And a group of “buds” in Washington County is at the forefront of the industry’s advancement in the state. Julie Brents, Antigone “Tig” Davoulas, Brittany Phillips and Syrona Scott are partners…


CBD Face Mask: Make Your Own Using Cannabis Oil, Honey And Cinnamon


Honey is a powerful face cleanser. When combined with anti-inflammatory CBD oil and cinnamon, this mask can help reduce blemishes and redness. In this three-part CBD skincare series, Brooklyn-based author Leah Vanderveldt shares how cannabidiol — the non-impairing, anti-inflammatory cannabis compound — can be used to elevate your skincare game during this anxiety-inducing holiday season. ‘What to look for when buying CBD’ Note the concentration of CBD and the recommended dosage. A lot of brands…


I Swore I’d Never Touch Cannabis. Here’s Why I Finally Did


A sharp pain developed between my shoulder blade and spine, like I was being stabbed in the back with a pencil. I thought I pulled a muscle while weight lifting, although it might be a stretch to call it weight lifting. I’ve reached the age when it’s more like glorified stretching with some weights. So I stopped “lifting” and devoted all my time to the elliptical. I was getting addicted to working out before the…

The Syndicate: Podcast Exposes Biggest Black Market Pot Bust in US History


CANNABIS CULTURE –  Skydiving drug smugglers, a multimillion-dollar empire, massive warehouses and more — and all right under the nose of the Feds.  Sound exciting?  Chris Walker thought so, and his following of the story, that of a group now referred to as “The Syndicate” in Colorado, has led to an award-winning podcast by the same name that tells a story for the ages. “I wanted to know why anyone would specifically come to a…


Colorado Marijuana Sales Blow Past $200 Million In July


Industry sets another new state record. Colorado cannabis sales set a record yet again in July, eclipsing $200 million in a single month for the first time. Dispensaries sold $183,106,003 in recreational marijuana and $43,268,565 in medical marijuana in July, for a combined $226,374,568 in revenue, according to data from the Colorado Department of Revenue. That’s up 13.8% from June, another record-setting month when the industry raked in nearly $199 million. So far in 2020,…

Medical Cannabis Trial Underway For Australian Football Players With Chronic Pain


Each of the patients, who were taking at least 60-milligrams of morphine a day for chronic pain, showed “significant improvement” in pain interference scores. For Australian football player Ryan Gale, his previous years of athletic glory have been replaced by a harsh new reality. Gales lives with chronic pain due to his injuries and required a hip replacement at just 33-years-old. – Read the entire article at The Province.