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Alberta Cannabis Growers Push For Winery-Type Sampling Tours


Kieley Beaudry would love patrons to tour her licensed indoor pot patch, sample its produce and purchase their favourite buzz on their way out. If wineries and breweries can do it, she says, Alberta’s legal cannabis producers should have the same right. It’s something the sector has been lobbying for, particularly since Ontario and B.C. have begun moving towards the so-called farm to table model, with the latter province aiming at 2022 for small-scale producers.…

How The Wider Political Agenda Risks Skewing New Zealand’s Cannabis Referendum


One of the curiosities of the 2020 election campaign is Jacinda Ardern’s refusal to reveal her personal position on the cannabis referendum. Next Saturday, New Zealanders can vote in two referendums: the end of life choice on euthanasia, and cannabis legalisation and control referendums; the latter a vote on whether the recreational use of cannabis should become legal. Ardern said she would be voting yes to make the end of life choice bill the law,…


After Long Wait, Mainers Revel In First Day Of Recreational Pot Sales


Long lines formed outside some of the 6 stores that opened Friday, and the limited supply and high prices didn’t dampen the spirits of those who turned out to celebrate the freedom to buy marijuana legally. After a four-year wait, Mainers can finally buy legal marijuana for the sole purpose of getting high. That is something that Dan Comeau, a 46-year-old Portland resident, has been waiting almost 20 years to do. He and a friend…


Women With Menopause Turn To Cannabis For Treatment


Each year, over 2 million women reach menopause, while 27 million are in the throes of it. Defined as the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle, women with menopause experience a natural decline in their reproductive function with common symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood irregularity. New data presented at the the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) annual meeting shows one in three women with menopause now use cannabis to manage symptoms.…

Cannabis Cultivators Suffer Devastation as Wildfires Rage in the West


CANNABIS CULTURE – Wildfires are still ravaging the western portion of the United States, where nearly 60 percent of the cannabis industry’s operations are located. This is potentially a crushing blow to smaller cannabis cultivators who don’t have the enormous financial backing of corporations like Cronos Group or GW Pharmaceuticals; but community and grit keep cultivators moving forward without an ounce of hesitation. “I don’t have any quit in me,” said Jon Erskine, owner of…


Almost Half of US MS Patients Use Cannabis for Nerve Pain, Sleep, Survey Reports


In a nationwide survey of cannabis-based therapy use among Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS), almost half of respondents endorsed such products, primarily for nerve-based pain and sleep disturbances, and the perceived benefits for sleep and pain were highly correlated. The reported scores for perceived pain were generally worse among recent or current cannabis users, the results showed. These findings identified gaps between community and clinical use and illustrated the need for studies that investigate the…

Retailers Call It Unfair For BC Liberals To Exclude Cannabis From PST Tax-Cut Promise


BC Liberal Party plans to take the 10% PST off booze, while leaving the 7% PST on cannabis. What happened: Legal cannabis retailers in B.C. are calling the BC Liberals’ more than $10-billion promise to eliminate the provincial sales tax (PST) for one year, and then have a reduced tax for another year, unfair because the tax will still be applied to most legal cannabis products even as it is removed from retail alcohol purchases.…


The Mystery Sisters Making High-End Cannabis Skin Care


CBD has popped up in everything from muscle relief creams to insomnia drops to skin-care serums, but an enigmatic new brand called Muri Lelu is making it feel ultra luxurious. Launched in June, the company was founded by three first-generation American women with French, Egyptian, and Belizean heritage who operate under pseudonyms to maintain an air of mystery. “Muri Lelu represents an intentional celebration and exploration of the ‘hidden self’ that lies within each woman,”…


First Recreational Cannabis Business Opens in Naperville


Recreational cannabis officially became for sale Thursday in Naperville with the grand opening of the city’s first adult-use cannabis dispensary. The former 3C Compassionate Care Center, located at 1700 Quincy Ave., has been rebranded as Rise Naperville by Green Thumb Industries Inc. The facility has been selling medicinal marijuana since 2016. “We believe that the public wants access to safe, tested products and that’s what we’re here to provide,” said Derrick Levy, district manager of…


From Cherries To Weed: Canadian Farming Family Harvests 60 Acres Of Cannabis


It’s October, which means for outdoor cannabis cultivators in Canada, it’s also harvest season. Nearly 50 firms across the country are licensed to grow outdoors, but just one can say its first harvest has been in the works for nearly seven years. Despite the perception of Canada as a cold and snowy landscape, cannabis has been grown outdoors here for generations, long before prohibition was lifted in 2018. In Rock Creek, a small town in…


Colorado Governor Pardons Cannabis Convictions: What To Know


While the cannabis industry is currently thriving, there are still 40,000 people in the United States locked behind bars for minor cannabis-related crimes. It’s due to this inequity, that many A-list cannabis innovators, like Seth Rogen, and nonprofit organizations like The Last Prisoner Project (LPP), are using their platform to work towards restorative justice. In fact, Andrew DeAngelo, who founded LPP alongside his brother Steve, noted during Episode 40 of the Cannabis & Tech Talks…


New Jersey Cannabis Legalization Efforts Get A Celebrity Boost From Kevin Smith And Rick Steves


“Only you can make the Garden State truly green!” New Jersey-based filmmaker Kevin Smith, perhaps most famously known as stoner Silent Bob, is encouraging residents of his home state to get out and vote in November, and not just for the president. Smith wants to ensure that New Jersey joins the growing list of U.S. states that have said yes to adult-use recreational cannabis. – Read the entire article at The London Free Press.


Why Denver’s Harold Sims, Winner Of Cooked With Cannabis On Netflix, Will Probably Never Open A Restaurant


The chef thought the restaurant industry was flawed even before the pandemic. April 20, the universally recognized “stoner holiday,” hit differently for Harold Sims this year. That day, the Denver-based chef made his world television debut, on Netflix. He was looking forward to finally letting friends and family in on the secret he’d kept for a whole year. Sims was on Netflix’s Cooked With Cannabis, a gourmet cooking competition infused with weed. The streaming service…


New Zealanders Eye Opportunities as Vote on Cannabis Legalization Nears


CANNABIS CULTURE – New Zealand is set to vote next week on the legislation of a new adult use cannabis program. Activists, people and politicians have argued the legal framework will create opportunity where once there was only despair. “I hope to see our people thriving on their land not behind bars for the use of Cannabis,” says Anituhia McDonald, Member of the Aotearoa Legalize Cannabis Party and Candidate for Te Tai Tonga. “Obviously there…

Greenhouse Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Northbrook With Store Designed To Help Educate Consumers


A new marijuana dispensary is now open in Northbrook, with a focus on educating customers, both new and experienced, about the use of cannabis. Greenhouse Northbrook, 755 Skokie Boulevard, opened Oct. 1 after a ribbon cutting with the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce. Greenhouse Group was founded in 2014 and operates five other locations, including one in nearby Deerfield. The new Northbrook location will now serve as the company’s national flagship location, officials said during construction.…


Rugby Stars In CBD Funding Deal


A company set up by two Scottish rugby internationals to provide an alternative to mainstream painkillers has secured its first external investor after reporting a surge in sales due to “covanxiety”. Alex Stewart, a founding partner of Clyde Blowers Capital, has put an undisclosed amount of cash into Pure Sport CBD in a deal said to value the company at £2.8 million. Launched last year by former Glasgow Warriors teammates Grayson Hart and Adam Ashe,…


Maryland Picks More Companies To Grow, Process Medical Cannabis


After more than a year of delays due to logistical errors and allegations of impropriety, the state has picked 11 companies to expand and diversify Maryland’s medical cannabis industry. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission on Thursday selected three companies to grow medical cannabis and eight companies to process the plant into products to be sold at retail dispensaries. The companies were awarded “pre-approval” for licenses. The growers will be Viola Maryland, Herbiculture Cultivation and MAS…


As N.J. Considers Marijuana Legalization, Here’s How To Invest In Cannabis Ahead Of Nov. 3 Vote


As New Jersey closes in on what could be a watershed vote to legalize recreational marijuana use, investors are taking a renewed interest in the profit potential of growers, sellers and so-called cannabis-adjacent companies. New Jersey is one of four states whose voters will decide next month on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use; the others are Arizona, South Dakota, and Montana. And if cannabis gets the green light in the Garden State, that…


A Well-Seasoned Consumer’s Guide to Marijuana Edibles


About a month ago, Fredzia the young African elephant lady living in the Warsaw zoo made international news. Not because of her inherent majesty, but because the death of her friend and elder, Erna, wrecked her world to such a degree that zoological scientists felt compelled to prescribe a cannabis compound to help alleviate her stress. “This year has been a difficult time for Fredzia,” wrote a BBC reporter in late August. Worrisome behavioral changes…


Utah’s New Medical Marijuana Program More Popular Than Officials Expected


Six months after medical marijuana became legal for purchase inside Utah for the first time, the program has already surpassed enrollment projections. But high demand has also led to shortages in both product and providers interested in recommending medical marijuana to patients. “It’s been going. It’s been going well, as with all new programs and people starting and really pushing to get up and going like they did early on — and now (producers) are…

Lil Wayne’s Cannabis Line Now Available In Michigan: What To Know


Some Michigan dispensaries will be receiving a supply of rapper Lil Wayne’s new cannabis line, which launched in stores Friday. The cannabis line, called GKUA Ultra Premium, will offer various products and strains at select Michigan dispensaries. GKUA Inc. had a successful launch in California in December, bringing to market some of the highest natural levels of THC available, a news release said. The company felt the need to expand to Michigan because the company…


Hemp Opportunity Zones: A New Opportunity for Real Estate Investors


In August 2020, Congress established a new opportunity zone for real estate investors and business owners with the designation of Hemp Opportunity Zones. As with other opportunity zones, these come with significant, long-term tax advantages to the investor. This new type of opportunity zone could be an additional way for investors to benefit from tax advantages while gaining access to a budding industry. Learn what an Hemp Opportunity Zone is and the opportunity for investors…


250,000 Americans Work In Legal Cannabis And Jobs Are ‘Growing’


About a quarter of a million people currently work part-time or full-time in the cannabis industry according to Leafly.com and those numbers are expected to grow significantly as marijuana legalization expands into new states and as nascent markets become more established. California, by dint of sheer size, as well as its long history of legal medical marijuana, represents the state with most cannabis jobs. Washington state and Colorado, the first two to legalize recreational use,…

Smiths Falls Town Council Asked To Amend Bylaw To Allow For Cannabis Research


is being asked to amend its smoking bylaw by one of the town’s biggest employers. Canopy Growth is asking town council to relax the rules so it can allowing cannabis smoking and vaping at its plant, all in the name of research. “For over eight years we’ve had a smoking bylaw in town to make sure we protect our public from second hand smoke, to try to discourage smoking in public places overall,” explained Shawn…


Manitoba Cannabis Sales Reaching New Highs


While many sectors in the province have experienced heavy financial strain due to COVID-19, Manitoba’s cannabis industry appears to be flying as high as ever. Indeed, cannabis sales in the province are projected to reach close to $100 million in 2020, according to Calgary-based industry analyst Cannabis Benchmarks. “For the calendar year of 2020, we’re projected $96.8 million in sales,” said Het Shah, Cannabis Benchmark’s managing director of price assessments. – Read the entire article…


Sarnia Doctor Wants Health Insurance Coverage For Medical Cannabis Use


A Sarnia-Lambton doctor who has been researching cannabis as a treatment for dementia says he wants to see cannabinoid therapy for people with the disease covered by public health insurance. ‘That’s an injustice to me, the fact that they have to pay out of pocket for their medication,” said Dr. Blake Pearson. The founder of Greenly Health Medical Consulting has been prescribing cannabis for dementia patients in long-term care homes in Sarnia-Lambton and elsewhere in…


Shoppers Drug Mart To Begin Selling Medicinal Cannabis


People searching for medicinal cannabis will likely be able to find what they need on a well-known Canadian drug store’s website. Shoppers Drug Mart will partner with Alberta-based Atlas Biotechnologies to provide smoke free, fast-acting products for patients across Canada. Sheldon Croome, president and CEO of Atlas, says the products are tailored towards the over 50 baby boomer generation and also seniors who want safe, easy and consistent dosages. – Read the entire article at…


Meet The Canadian Jeweler Making Luxury Cannabis Accessories Out Of Gold, Silver And Precious Stones


What do electronic music, precious metals and cannabis have in common? All three are passions of Toronto-based goldsmith Alex Dordevic, the CEO of Tribe and a man who wants to change the meaning of the word ‘luxury’ in the cannabis accessories space. Established in 1993, Tribe began as a magazine documenting Toronto’s budding underground electronic music scene. It was the first in Canada to possess an online parallel, with a community now “four and a…


Penguin CBD Review: Why It’s Our Top Choice


{{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. You may look at Penguin CBD and ask yourself, “Why would a CBD company build an entire brand to revolve around an Arctic flightless bird?” The answer is simple: Penguins are super chill. Which is how Penguin CBD wants you to…


Charlotte’s Web Review: Are Their Products Legit?


{{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’ve been paying any attention to the CBD market—or even casually browsed for CBD at any point in the last five or so years—you have no doubt heard of Charlotte’s Web CBD. Though it is not the first company…