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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…


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.


CBD in the Center of New Autism Clinical Trial


CBD oil is often promoted as a miracle cure, with suggested benefits ranging from improved mood and appetite to better mobility. Can it be used in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders in pediatric patients. A new clinical trial run by the University of California-San Diego is seeking the definitive answer, and is calling for volunteers. What is CBD and Does it Help Treat Autistic Spectrum Disorders? CBD is short for cannabidiol – the non-psychoactive…


Weed And Grub’s Mike & Mary Jane Bake Kief-dusted Sea Salt Brownies


Upgrade your weed brownie game with this recipe. Comedian Mike Glazer & journalist/actress Mary Jane (yes, that’s her real name) Gibson whipped up this recipe for Kief-Dusted Sea Salt Brownies, and they are delicious. Don’t take our word for it — get baking! And while you whisk away, listen to a few fresh episodes of their podcast Weed + Grub. Spark up and chow down with the duo as they smoke, snack, and swap tales…


How The Honigs Keep Their Son’s Story Alive To Help Kids Just Like Him


Mike, Janet and Gianna Honig stood with newly inaugurated Gov. Phil Murphy in Trenton as he announced one of his first acts as governor in January 2018: a 60-day review of the New Jersey’s strained medical marijuana program. But missing, for the first time, was the Howell family’s fourth member: Jake. The 7-year-old boy had died after a years-long battle with Ewing sarcoma just two days before. The day marked the first of many times…


Cannanaskis Hopes To Blaze A New Trail With Cannabis Tourism Through Kananaskis Country


Cannanaskis steers pot-imbibing guests through the scenic foothills and mountains west of Calgary while regaling them with 12,000 years of marijuana history. Dave Dormer admits to a tinge of reefer sadness in the reluctance of Alberta tourism promoters to embrace his dream. But his high hopes for a Kananaskis Country cannabis tour are nonetheless coming to fruition, and blazing what he insists is a new trail in the province’s tourism industry. – Read the entire…


Royal CBD Review: Keep This in Mind Before Buying


SPONSORED CONTENT – Royal CBD’s marketing focuses on transparency, and the company aims to create a sense of security with every purchase you make. The company wants you to be able to read it “like a book,” and it does that—by plastering volumes of text across every page. At first, the straightforward website is a refreshing change from those of most companies, which hide information beneath flashy branding or pages busy with graphics. However, when you…

North Bay Site Selected For Study Of Medical Cannabis Oil For Military Veterans Suffering PTSD


‘After months of planning between multiple organizations, we are thrilled to finally be opening our first of six recruitment centres which are all situated within a few kilometres of Canadian Forces Bases’. Northern Shores Pharmacy at 10 Maplewood Ave, will see the official launch an observational study which will seek to identify the optimal cannabinoid profile and therapeutic dose of medical cannabis oil for military veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The event happens…


Burlington Finds Its Place In Competitive Cannabis Market


Burlington is carving out its place as one of the go-to destinations for cannabis users in Ontario. And while it may not yet have the distinction of being the country’s cannabis capital – that honour goes to Calgary – with eight licensed stores and more on the way, Burlington has been quick to embrace the marijuana culture. Advocates say, why not? It is perfectly legal. And, with nearby Mississauga and Oakville opting out of the…

These States Are Voting On Cannabis Legalization This November


In 2016, the US election resulted in a green wave as cannabis legalization measures passed in eight out of nine states. Now, the industry and its supporters are hoping for another big win in November. This year, voters in five states will decide whether to adopt either new medical or recreational cannabis laws — or, perhaps, both in the case of one state. As it stands now, 33 states have legalized medical cannabis, and of…


How Two High-Performance Athletes Are Challenging Cannabis Stereotypes


Rachael Rapinoe and Anna Symonds are working to bust up myths and lay a new foundation. Rachael Rapinoe, sister of U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe and the CEO of Mendi, an Oregon-based, women-owned CBD company, is clear about her vision. “We want to be the world’s most trusted sports CBD brand,” Rapinoe tells The GrowthOp from Oregon. “That’s where we want to go.” That journey is a long way from her past as a professional…


Martha Stewart Launches Line Of CBD Products With Canadian Hemp And Cannabis Company


Martha Stewart is having a major moment. The 79-year-old lifestyle icon dropped one of the hottest selfies of the summer. She shared the recipe for her signature Martha-rita. Now she’s launching a CBD line. Martha announced a partnership with Canadian hemp and cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporation last year. Now we’re seeing the fruits (and fruit gummies) of that partnership. The first in the line is a trio of hemp-derived supplements “inspired by ingredients grown…


CBD Cream: The Ultimate Guide


SPONSORED CONTENT – CBD cream has become a flagship staple for the booming industry. As a product used by the old and young, athletes and regular people alike, CBD cream has started to replace a lot of traditional over-the-counter solutions, including the likes of not only other creams, but pain relievers like ibuprofen as well. However, as CBD is an industry that grew quickly, there are a lot of bad actors out there selling less…


How Does Cannabis Get You High?


How do marijuana’s psychoactive properties work? Have you ever looked at your hands? I mean really looked at your hands? You might think you have, but as the above classic Doonesbury cartoon implies, people who are high on cannabis may perceive mundane objects to be far more fascinating than usual. How is it that a plant that first emerged on what’s now the Tibetan Plateau can change humans’ perception of reality? The secret lies in…


He Left His Job At Kellogg’s HQ To Become A Commercial Cannabis Farmer In Springfield


Craig Cunningham always wanted to be a farmer. “I never knew it would be this type of indoor farming,” he said. Cunningham worked the past eight years for the Kellogg Co. as a senior business intelligence analyst. During that time, he was also a licensed medical marijuana caregiver. This summer, the Athens, Michigan native left his corporate job to help launch Munchy Farms LLC, a licensed Class A medical cannabis grower. It is currently the…


This Is How Cannabis Effectively Eases Inflammation


While inflammation is the cause of many maladies, it’s also sometimes the remedy. It accounts for back pain, arthritis flare ups, headaches, bowel disorders and even an increase in heart disease. Alzheimer’s is yet another affliction associated with inflammation. And cannabis? It’s a known anti-inflammatory. As studies show, not only does cannabis have a positive effect in taming inflammation and a myriad ailments associated with inflammation, the entourage effect created by the combination of cannabinoids,…

More Seniors Turning to Cannabis and Backing Its Legalization


Seniors’ use of cannabis and their support for its legalization is on the upswing. According to nationwide polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of “Boomers” (those born in the United States between the years 1946 and 1964) now say that marijuana ought to be legal for adults. That percentage is up significantly from a decade ago, when fewer than one-in-three seniors endorsed its legalization. Some of this change in…


Kiwibank Shuts Down ‘Green Fairy’ Account After Giving Her ‘Local Hero’ Medal


“Green fairy” Rose Renton is having her Kiwibank account shut down less than a year after the same bank awarded her a “local hero” medal. Renton has been a prominent campaigner for medicinal cannabis since the death of her son Alex in 2015, for whom she had fought for the right to treat with cannabis products. The following year she presented a 15,000-signature petition to Parliament, urging the Government to make medicinal cannabis more available.…


Why Some Athletes Are Turning To Cannabis To Help Them Train


“With my injuries getting so stacked against me for a while, cannabis became quite a part of my daily regimen”. This coming October, I’ll be completing my third half marathon — fingers crossed. Considering that I could barely run one kilometer when I first started jogging six years ago, I am pretty proud of myself. However, I am also self-aware enough to know that this journey has solely been to push my body and boundaries,…

Ohio Medical Marijuana Users Crossing State Line Into Michigan For Cheap Deals


Ohio marijuana card holders have repeatedly told The Coumbus Dispatch, both on the record and in private, they travel to dispensaries north of the state line to save money. Patients consistently list price as one of the biggest obstacles to buying the drug in Ohio. “In Ohio, you’re being charged double the price you pay in Michigan,” said Lea Spradlin, a medical marijuana patient who lives near Cincinnati and has traveled to Michigan to compare…


Pot Product Manufacturing Jobs Fell By One-Third This Year, StatsCan Says


Canopy Growth has laid off an unspecified amount of staff from one of its Ontario facilities, The Canadian Press reports. The newswire service said Canopy conducted a number of layoffs from its facility located at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., but didn’t provide specific figures on the departures. It is unknown whether the layoffs were related to previous workforce reductions the company confirmed to BNN Bloomberg in July. Canopy said last month it had reduced its staff count…

In ‘Landmark Decision’, Pakistan Approves Industrial Use of Cannabis and Hemp


Minister for science and technology Fawad Chaudhry said the move will help Pakistan enter the billion-dollar Cannabidiol (CBD) market. Pakistan has approved the domestication and commercialisation of medicinal and industrial cannabis and hemp at a Herbal Medicine Park in Jhelum, minister for science and technology Fawad Chaudhry tweeted. Chaudhry called it a landmark decision that will help Pakistan enter the billion-dollar Cannabidiol (CBD) market. “Cabinet has approved first license for @MinistryofST and PCSIR [Pakistan Council…


Give Cannabis To Elderly People With Chronic Pain, Doctors Say


Experts say cannabis-based medicines, including those that contain THC, should be used instead of opioids. Elderly people with chronic pain including back and joint injuries should be prescribed cannabis instead of conventional painkillers, doctors have said, as polling shows that three quarters of over-55s would consider taking it. Doctors said cannabis-based medicines, including those that contain THC, the chemical that makes recreational users “high”, should be used instead of opioid medications. Draft guidance published last…


Here’s How Cannabis Can Help Fight Chronic Gut Problems


Though cannabis provides therapeutic value for those with IBD, its primary benefit doesn’t really seem to have to do with pain. A primary reason that many patients turn to medicinal cannabis is to treat chronic pain. In fact, a 2019 study published in the journal Health Affairs found that more than 62 per cent of medical marijuana patients were using the plant to relieve pain symptoms. Those with chronic gut issues also experience intense pain,…


Mother Of Epileptic 15-Year-Old Urges Government To Provide Medical Cannabis On NHS


Charlotte Caldwell pleads with health secretary Matt Hancock to ‘intervene and stop this torturous ordeal’. The mother of a 15-year-old boy who can suffer from hundreds of seizures a day has called on the health secretary Matt Hancock to intervene and allow him a prescription for medical cannabis on the NHS. Charlotte Caldwell’s son Billy has severe epilepsy and has been accessing specialist cannabis oil from a private doctor through a temporary arrangement which runs…