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Cannabis Legalization is Key to Economic Recovery, Much Like Ending Alcohol Prohibition Helped Us Out of the Great Depression


Our nation is in the midst of the greatest crisis in generations, with the Covid-19 pandemic impacting Americans’ physical and emotional well-being, while plummeting the nation’s economy into the worst economic downturn in our lifetimes. As the country begins what is likely to be a slow climb out of economic morass, federal, state, and local governments will be looking for new sources of revenue to replenish dwindling budgets and provide jobs to millions of Americans…

Cannabis Growing Facilities Up for Sale Across B.C.


Large cannabis growing facilities are up for sale in communities across the province as the industry comes to grips with slower-than-expected sales of government-sanctioned cannabis products. An 18,000-sq.-ft. cannabis cultivation and processing facility is for sale in the Village of Lumby after its owner True Leaf Brands entered bankruptcy proceedings. The asking price for the warehouse-sized operation on 40 acres is $7.25 million. “We are on a good piece of land in a town that…


Virginia Decriminalizes Possession of Cannabis


Virginia is now 27th state to legalize marijuana. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation on decriminalising marijuana possession in the state. The new law goes into effect 1 July. Governor Northam, a Democrat, signed two identical bills, Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 972, creating a civil penalty of no more than $25 for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, with no jail time. – Read the entire article at Independent.


Cannabis May Be Legal, but One Northern Ontario Town Wants to Pass a Law Against Smelly Pot Plants


Town council to debate proposed bylaw at meeting next month. One northern Ontario town is looking for a way to make smelly cannabis plants illegal. West Nipissing council wants to draft a bylaw to regulate the odour from the four marijuana plants each Ontario resident is legally now allowed to grow. Councillor Lise Senecal put the issue on the table after getting complaints from several residents in Sturgeon Falls. – Read the entire article at…


Kristen Bell is Launching Her Own Affordable CBD Skincare Brand Called Happy Dance in the Fall


The actress is working with the founders of luxury CBD company Lord Jones to launch the company’s first brand extension, Happy Dance, later this year. Kristen Bell’s turning her love of CBD into her own brand-new skincare line. The actress, who’s been open about her experience using Lord Jones CBD Body Lotion as her workout savior, is teaming up with the company to launch a new, lower-priced hemp-derived CBD skin and personal care collection called…


Cooking With CBD Oil Can Help With Anxiety, Sleep Issues, Other Conditions, Proponents Say


Let’s be blunt: Florida’s marijuana business continues to grow. Pot proponents were attempting to get recreational use on the ballot for 2022 as of this writing. And we’re continuing to hear more about cannabis-sourced products. CBD is over-the-counter. You don’t need a card for it. It doesn’t get you high. But many folks — and an increasing number of studies — say it’s useful in treating everything from aches and pains to acne. And its…


API Heritage Month: 6 Asian-Americans Trailblazing The Cannabis Industry


With May being Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, there is no better time to honor the intersection of Asian American culture and cannabis consumption. I interviewed a small handful of Asian business leaders in the cannabis industry to learn about their own experiences with cannabis and gain insight about their thoughts on the cultural changes occurring within the space today. Ophelia Chong, Founder, Asian Cannabis Alliance. Ophelia Chong has specialized in marketing and…


Manitoba Opening Cannabis Market to New Retailers on June 1


Manitoba could see new players in the local cannabis market, after Crown Services minister Jeff Wharton announced Friday that the province’s pot retail application process will be open to all prospective retailers. “We are pleased to open the market further by allowing more retailers to apply for retail licences,” said Wharton. “This move will enable local entrepreneurs to create jobs and support Manitoba’s economy, which is a critical step as we work toward rebuilding Manitoba…


Cannabis Stocks Soar on Hopes Pot Wards Off Coronavirus


Cannabis company stocks are skyrocketing as investors are high on new hopes that marijuana might help ward off the deadly coronavirus. Shares in major pot firms climbed in late trading Thursday after The Post reported on a Canadian study showing that certain strains of cannabis may help prevent COVID-19 from entering host cells. Canadian pot giant Canopy Growth Corporation saw its stock jump 7.8 percent to close at $18.25 thanks to a spike in the…


Can Cannabis Help With Recovery Post-workout?


Rest days are very important for people who work out regularly. The more people physically exert themselves, the more they realize how important these days off are, whether they’re doing active recovery or spending the day chilling out. Can cannabis play a role in this downtime? All workouts cause stress to the body, tearing muscles and causing inflammation. Although this process sounds a little disturbing, it’s a good thing since it allows the muscle to…

Dr. Francois Lallemand and the Prophecies of ‘Le Hachych’


CANNABIS CULTURE – The 19th century French Physician Francois Lallemand (1790-1854) was one of the first people in France to write about his experiences with hashish in Asia. Lallemand submitted a thesis on the subject for the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1839. His book, Le Hachych, appeared in 1843. Lallemand was a well-known surgeon and republican socialist and Le Hachych was the first European work to use the drug as its basic plot device.…


Here’s How Canada Blew Its Chance to Be a Cannabis Leader


Despite being the first industrialized country to legalize adult-use pot in the modern era, Canada’s ambitions of being a marijuana leader have gone up in smoke. For years, cannabis stocks were virtually unstoppable. Following a more-than-tripling in worldwide sales between 2014 and 2018 to $10.9 billion, Wall Street and investors sent pot stock valuations into the stratosphere. At the center of this growth trend was Canada. Even though the U.S. offered far more potential in…


New Cannabis Store Slated for Sudbury Offers Home Delivery


Greater Sudbury could soon be home to two more cannabis stores, including one based in Western Canada that offers customers home delivery. Officials with Fire & Flower Cannabis Co. say they hope to open their outlet at 1400 The Kingsway sometime in July. But as with everything else in the world today, the COVID-19 pandemic is making the process more difficult. “You know, it’s interesting because … the construction part of it itself isn’t too…


From Fool to Cool (Or, how people’s attitude towards these three letters – CBD – have changed)


SPONSORED CONTENT  – A true Cinderella story in the pharmaceutical world. Global drug prohibition policy in brief The first anti-drug laws go back to the late 19th century America and span over a century: The 1870s – anti-opium laws directed at Chinese immigrants. The 1900s – anti-cocaine laws directed at African American men in the South. The 1910s-20s – anti-marijuana laws directed at Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans. The 1960s – drugs became symbols of…


The Tosh Family: Torn by Injustice, United by Love (and Cannabis)


“My brother still is confined to a bed, still unable to communicate, still cannot move with any intention, literally needs to be turned every two hours and every aspect of all of his needs have to be taken care of by somebody else,” shares Niambe McIntosh during a conversation about her brother Jawara and her family’s journey over the past couple years. Jawara McIntosh, Peter Tosh’s youngest son, followed his father’s footsteps not only in…


3 Women Shares Their Thoughts on Cannabis and Motherhood


Though cannabis has made great strides in public perception the past couple of decades, certain groups are still wading through the waters of complete acceptance. The decision to partake in an edible or pull from a pipe shouldn’t make one a pariah if that person has a child, and yet, here we are. In a world where the “wine mom” is celebrated — and even encouraged — across advertisements and social media, shouldn’t mothers who…

Colorado Extract Maker Gifts Masks to Denver Health Trauma Center and Meals to Food Bank of the Rockies


CANNABIS CULTURE – Terpenes and flavors company gifts masks to Denver Health Trauma Center and makes financial contribution to Food Bank of the Rockies for 12,000 meals. DENVER, Co. – May 19, 2020 – Extract Consultants, a leading provider of flavors and terpenes designed for the cannabis and hemp industries, today announced donations to two local organizations working to provide emergency healthcare and hunger-relief services in Denver and surrounding communities. To support frontline healthcare heroes, Extract…


Reggae/Cannabis Icon Bob Marley’s Grandson Bows to Family Heritage With New CBD Line


Being the grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley might be a burden for some but not Nico Marley. A former NFL player, the 25-year-old scion is not only proud of his grandfather’s legacy, he is happily treading in his path. However, it’s not music that galvanizes Nico these days but cannabis. An outspoken proponent and devout user, Bob Marley championed what he deemed to be the curative, healing aspects of cannabis. Decades later, Nico is…


Epilepsy and Cannabis: The Latest Research


It’s now a widely-held and recognized belief that cannabis helps patients with epilepsy maintain a better quality of life and find respite from seizures. With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) citing that epilepsy affects over 3.4 million Americans, identifying a key function in the disease’s ability to target certain parts of the body gives researchers key insight into understanding how and why epilepsy occurs. In a new study published in the Annals of Neurology,…

‘We’ll Prove That We Are Essential’: Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Allowed to Offer Curbside on May 25


CommCan Inc. lost about $2 million in roughly two months. NETA saw sales drop by 85% due to the shutdown of recreational marijuana amid the coronavirus pandemic. Good Remedies experienced similar drops while laying off about 70 employees. While other small businesses could apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans, the marijuana industry was shut out because it’s still illegal on the federal level. Monday’s announcement by Gov. Charlie Baker, which allows recreational marijuana stores to…


Cannabis Education Arrives (Virtually) at More American Universities


At first glance, they don’t seem to have much in common: college administrators seeking new revenue sources because their students have all gone home, and displaced workers looking into the legal cannabis industry because it’s still hiring during the pandemic. But the groups are converging. Five universities (with more in the pipeline) are working with Green Flower Media to provide coursework on growing, testing and selling legal cannabis. Max Simon, Green Flower Media’s founder wasn’t…


Jane Fonda Announced as Brand Ambassador for CBD Brand


Jane Fonda gives sponsored content a whole new meaning as she shows off her latest business collab in an Instagram video for the CBD brand Uncle Bud’s. The 82-year-old actress, climate change activist, and ’80s exercise guru is twirling into the new project—literally. Fonda danced around in her living room applying CBD products from the LA-based personal care company to announce her new role. “I’m excited to partner with Uncle Bud’s,” said Fonda. “Wellness has…


What Quarantine Life on the Farm is Like for Kelis and Her Family


The Singer, Chef, and Mom of Two is Living the Dream None of Us Knew We Had on a Spacious Cali Farm. So far, 2020 is bringing us all-things Kelis and we are 100% here for it. 4/20 gave us the premiere of her new Netflix show, Cooked with Cannabis. The cooking competition is structured around exploring and de-stigmatizing the many (delicious) uses for the once-taboo plant. And the top of the year began what…

Al Harrington Talks Cannabis Sales and Covid-19, The Hiring Power of Social Equity and ‘Never Giving Up’


As a founder, 16-season NBA player, and father of four, Al Harrington may be more experienced than most at staying cool under pressure and at making tough decisions, including pivots, that benefit a larger goal. But Harrington, who’s been an active cannabis entrepreneur and advocate since retiring from the NBA in 2014, believes that anyone can find success in their chosen field so long as they’re in it for the right reasons — even now,…


How to Get a Healthier High With DIY Cannabis Tea


And yes, you will get high. Quite. Cannabis is playing a big role in quarantine coping methods right now. But while a non-addictive, hangover-free herbal remedy is ideal during these times of increased, sedentary anxiety, the act of smoking is not. The solution? Don’t smoke your weed. Drink it. Cannabis-infused tea takes out the loads of sugar and fat that usually come with eating edibles, while still providing a full infusion of cannabinoids from flower.…

Israel Takes Final Step to Allow Cannabis Exports, European Market in Sight


Israel’s Economy Minister Eli Cohen has signed the final approval for companies in the country to start exporting cannabis products worldwide. According to The Jerusalem Post, cannabis companies can start submitting license requests within 30 days from May 13, when the free export order became effective. The middle-eastern country had legalized cannabis exports in January 2019, but final procedures for obtaining licenses had become stalled. The Health Ministry will now provide licenses. – Read the…

Canadians No Longer Stockpiling Cannabis Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Executives Say


Canadians have slowed their buying frenzy when purchasing pot amid the pandemic, said cannabis company executives. Aurora Cannabis Inc. noticed the COVID-19 boom in cannabis sales dissipating, said Michael Singer, interim chief executive. “There was a kind of pantry-loading in late March, when there was a concern that maybe the supply chain would be closing down and whether cannabis as an industry would be deemed essential,” he said. – Read the entire article at Global…


Gardening: Cannabis in 7 steps


Let’s say, hypothetically, you’re at home with a lot more time on your hands, no real travel plans in sight, some uncertainty in the air. Perhaps you’re itching to spend more time outdoors in your garden, partaking in activities that ground you in the soil, add beauty and reward you with a harvest. I can think of no better a crop to include in your garden this year than weed. Forget what you’ve ever heard…


Do It Yourself Cannabis Eats and Beauty Simply Done


There are many CBD and THC instructional web pages that offer little more than a wing and a prayer when it comes to following and hopefully re-creating complex cannabis recipes. Viewing the rapid fire selection of nameless YouTube videos assume you already know everything there is to know about cooking with cannabis and drinking, makes following a recipe almost impossible! That is until I came across a lovely Facebook Group named Cannadish. In fact, they…


Eric Zaragoza: Non-Profit, California Sun-Grown Medical Cannabis For The People


I met Eric Zaragoza through the magic of the World Wide Web. He is forthright and candid in his path through medical cannabis. I truly believe he wants to do well by others, that is why I chose to write this article. Eric is a kind man who believes in the importance of healing over profit. A perfect fit. Warren Bobrow=WB: Tell me about your company? What brought you to the cannabis business? What did…