Why Aurora Cannabis Stock Plunged Today


Multiple factors could weigh on marijuana sales and make it harder for Aurora to achieve near-term profitability. What happened Shares of Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) sank more than 12% on Tuesday, following a worrisome earnings release from a rival marijuana producer. So what Pot company Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) reported first-quarter losses that were far larger than Wall Street’s forecasts. Revenue climbed 126% year over year to $52.1 million, driven by a 165% rise in adult-use cannabis sales…


Add Cannabis-Inspired Wanderlust to Your Walls With Goldleaf’s Travel Series


With summer travel plans in jeopardy and the reality of spending more time at home than ever, adding new artwork to your walls is one way to find a fresh perspective. Enter Goldleaf, a boutique printing company for the cannabis community known for its thoughtfully designed patient journals, recipe cards, grow planners and graphic prints. Founder Charles McElroy has unveiled Goldleaf’s debut “Cannabis Travel Art Print Series” — a collaboration with award-winning artists Nicholas Moegly,…


Quarantine Cooking: Cannabis Recipes to Tide You Over


The virus pandemic has shuttered people away into their homes, drastically changing the way people lead their everyday lives. While medical professionals, hospital staff, and other essential workers are thrust into a whole new battlefield and landscape, people at home have also been forced to grapple with a new reality: how they work, socialize, and of course, how they eat – all these have changed with the coming of the coronavirus pandemic. There’s no denying…

Pediatricians Seeing a Growing Demand for Medical Cannabis for Kids


Most Canadian pediatricians are shying away from medical cannabis for patients, knowing that it can hurt the developing brain and that there isn’t much research to guide them. But physicians say they are getting increasing requests for cannabis from parents, for a growing list of conditions. Dr. Adam Rapoport, medical director of the pediatric palliative care team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, says, “This is mostly driven by parents, and doctors have…


Taking CBD for the First Time? Here Are Some Quick Basics


CBD products are very popular but the industry is still changing. Here are the basics you should know before using CBD for the first time. It’s never too late to try CBD and experience for yourself the benefits that everyone is raving about. CBD is easy to use and an ideal way of helping you manage anxiety, depression and physical aches — all issues that are booming during these stressful times in lockdown. Since the…


It’s an Insult to Keep Treating Cannabis Like a Drug!


Recreational marijuana is legal in almost a dozen states, and medical marijuana in a majority…but cannabis is still illegal federally, and so cannabis businesses are not eligible for federal aid approved in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Although many states consider marijuana “essential,” the industry is still incurring costs in dealing with COVID-19. And so many lawmakers, who’ve already been concerned about the industry’s lack of access to banking services, are trying to help…

Penguin CBD Review | Why It’s My Favorite CBD Brand


SPONSORED CONTENT – There’s a lot of CBD brands out there right now. I mean, an utterly ridiculous amount of them. CBD is one of the biggest new trends when it comes to supplements, so go figure. Most CBD users have their favorite brands. We’re creatures of habit. If something works well for us, we tend to stick with it. So for this review, I’ve decided to talk about my brand of choice: Penguin CBD.…


Microdosing: The Secret To A New Cannabis Experience


Cannabis and Your Body’s Physiological Processes Cannabis is a complex plant with over 400 chemical compounds, 60 of which are cannabinoids. Recreational cannabis use can produce effects such as light-headedness, increased appetite, feelings of relaxation, and reduced blood pressure. While these effects may be mild and temporary, feeling intoxicated (the sub-perceptual effect) may prove uncomfortable or inappropriate for those who wish to simply obtain medicinal benefits. CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive compound, while delta-9-tetrahydro-cannabidinol (THC),…


Twenty New Cannabis Stores Proposed for Ottawa, From Orléans to Stittsville


Many Ottawa businesses are shuttered or suffering because of COVID-19, but one sector is about to boom: cannabis stores. Ottawa now has seven pot shops open and another 20 are awaiting licences. Storefronts have been identified for new shops across the city, from Stittsville to Orléans, according to a list of applications being processed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Seven new stores are proposed for rural areas outside Ottawa, including one…

Jack Herer: A Lifelong Cannabis Advocate


By Goldleaf’s Alfonso Colasuonno, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. What do Jack the Ripper and Jack Skellington have in common? If you’re well-versed in cannabis culture, you’ll know that they’re both popular cultivars, and so are Sour Jack, Jack Herer, Jack’s Cleaner, and many more. But do you know where all those names come from? You might simply assume they’re named after some guy named Jack who created the cultivars, but there’s more to it…


Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: Marijuana Helped My Cancer Recovery


Megadeth legend Dave Mustaine has opened up about his cancer recovery in a new interview. While speaking with Metal Hammer, Mustaine revealed he used marijuana to ease the side effects from 51 radiation treatments and nine chemotherapy sessions. Mustaine beat the hell out of throat cancer, triumphantly announcing onstage that he was 100-percent cancer free while touring with Five Finger Death Punch. “My last treatment was in September and I made plenty of time to…


Warren Bobrow, ‘The Cocktail Whisperer,’ Shares a Mexican Canna-Punch Recipe for Your Month of May


Because the flavor of this craft cocktail has everything to do with the buzz, I want to make sure that the person who enjoys this drink is filled with reverence for the holiday that they call Cinco de Mayo. I think the holiday of Cinco de Mayo is more of a good excuse to get happy than the actual meaning of the day — as far as I know it’s the Mexican Independence Day —…

Kelis Shares Her Favourite Lockdown Recipes


The ‘Milkshake’ singer also talked to us about her new Netflix show, Cooked with Cannabis. If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that Kelis loves food. The “Milkshake” singer has written a cookbook, trained as a saucier at Le Cordon Bleu, launched a pop-up restaurant in London, and owns a farm where she grows her own vegetables. In her new Netflix show Cooked with Cannabis, each episode sees three weed chefs compete for a $10,000…


Former Student Converts Thorndale, Ont. School to Grow Cannabis


Rob O’Neill used to dread being called to the principal’s office at Leesboro Central Public School in Thorndale, Ont., but now it’s his office as CEO of the JC Green Cannabis Company. O’Neill said in a statement, “It’s a really incredible experience to return to my school, which always had a sense of small-town community, to revive the energies where young minds were cultivated, and placing those energies into the operations at JC Medicinal.” JC…


Cannabis Companies Are Seeing a Quarantine-Fueled Edibles Boom


Sundries to stock in one’s cupboard during the coronavirus pandemic: canned tuna, honey, rice, and weed gummies. Cannabis sales skyrocketed in the days leading up to stay-at-home orders to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the US. Now, cannabis analysts have found that an unusually high proportion of those sales can be attributed to edibles. Recently, concentrates such as dabs and vaporizers been the fastest-rising stars, fueling much of the cannabis industry’s growth, but…


A Dozen New Cannabis Store Applications for Waterloo Region


A lot more variety when it comes to buying recreational cannabis could be coming to Waterloo Region. As of Wednesday, a dozen applications for legal pot shops in this region are currently being evaluated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Half the locations are in Kitchener, four are in Cambridge and two are in Waterloo. There are currently three legal retail cannabis stores operating in the region — one in each city.…


‘Local Cannabis Companies Face Extinction;’ Recreational Marijuana Businesses Plead With Mass. Lawmakers for State Loan Program Amid Pandemic


It took almost two years for Massachusetts marijuana company T. Bear, Inc., to receive approval to commence operations, which finally came down on March 20, recounted owner and CEO Angela Brown. That approval authorized the East Wareham company to start operations on March 24, which happened to end up being the day an order from the governor shut down businesses deemed non-essential, including marijuana companies. “Just one day before we were able to make our…


Six Cannabis Leaders Discuss How Coronavirus is Impacting the Industry


The COVID-19 crisis has packed a big wallop to the legal cannabis industry that will likely unleash repercussions in the months and years to come. Recently, six leading cannabis professionals shared their thoughts on how the pandemic has affected their industry and weighed in on where they would like to see their business moving forward. The participants in this virtual roundtable are as follows: Morris Beegle, co-founder and president of WAFBA (We Are For Better…


New Zealand’s Cannabis Reform is Akin to Canada’s but With a Protectionist Tinge


In New Zealand, a legal reform on cannabis was proposed. It will be voted on in a national referendum, along with the general elections and referendum on Euthanasia. This reform promises to lead the international legalization movement by proposing a series of highly progressive issues. In general terms, it will be very similar to the Canadian reform, although it will have an extremely protectionist tinge on native and more vulnerable communities. Market shares would be…


Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020: The Most Stylish Cannabis-Themed Fashion Accessories


With new businesses booming all over the country finding a perfect gift for the cannabis loving mom in your life can be tricky. Luckily for you we’ve compiled some of the best cannabis themed fashion accessories around. Most canna-moms already have a ‘stoner mom’ shirt, but do they know they can combine cannabis and high-heels for a whole new experience? Get ready to have your mind blown with these stylish gift ideas. CannaStyle’s Odor-proof Leather…

5 Must-Read Books About Cannabis for Athletes and Active People


According to former Duke University and Chicago Bulls star Jay Williams, approximately 75 to 80 percent of NBA players use cannabis, despite it being banned by the league. Like Williams, many athletes across sports have turned to cannabis for alleviating pain in place of treatment protocols that have the potential for dangerous side effects and addiction. However, you don’t have to be a collegiate or professional athlete to benefit from cannabis. Whether you’re a gym…


Why Grandma and Grandpa Now Smoke Marijuana


Anxiety is a common reason geriatric patients turn to medical marijuana, new research finds. Teenagers have consumed marijuana less and less in legal states. Instead, baby boomers have taken their place. As BDS Analytics noted in a consumer report last year, baby boomers have become an “important and growing segment” of cannabis consumers. In other words, more adults are using marijuana more than ever. A February study showed marijuana use among adults ages 65 and…

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Cannabis Companies in Colombia


As cannabis businesses in North America attempt to navigate the imminent recession, Colombia’s largest cannabis operators are sharing comments of tranquility in the midst of global market turmoil. Benzinga spoke with leaders at Colombia’s “Big 4” cannabis firms — Khiron (TSXV: KHRN) KHRNF 10.9%, Avicanna (TSX: AVCN) AVCNF 0.59%, PharmaCielo (TSXV: PCLO) (OTCQX: PCLOF) and Clever Leaves — to build a general perspective on how cannabis operations in the country are being impacted by the…


Make Your Own Blueberry Hemp Heart Cookies


Nutritionist shares this healthy cookie recipe to help tackle out-of-control snacking during pandemic. Maybe it’s because you’re making snacks all day for your kids, or because your home office is now three metres from your kitchen — whatever the reason, if you’re having trouble keeping the urge to snack under wraps, you’re not alone. With this in mind, registered holistic nutritionist Brittany Gordon has come up with a live webinar to help you get a…


Cannabis Companies Evolving to Cope With Covid


The cannabis industry is more complicated than most, and changes to its operations during the pandemic make it only more complex. Deemed as essential service providers but also federally illegal operators, cannabis growers, processors and sellers are working under new restrictions but barred from any federal government support. Each state government is making its own adjustments during the pandemic and legal marijuana businesses have tried to adapt quickly to the changing landscape. Nevada closed all…

Cannabis Canada: Pot Generates $8.16B Toward Canada’s Economy, StatsCan says


Economic activity in Canada’s legal pot industry tripled since legalization: StatsCan Canada’s cannabis industry generates about $8.16 billion to the country’s economy, according to latest data from Statistics Canada. The legal cannabis industry contributed about $3.96 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product as of February, StatsCan said. That’s up 215 per cent since recreational cannabis was legalized in Oct. 2018. Meanwhile, StatsCan said the illicit market is estimated to contribute $4.13 billion to the country’s…


Layoffs Continue at Canopy Growth, Constellation Brands’ Struggling Cannabis Producer


Canopy Growth Corp., a major marijuana producer, has laid off 200 staff from the Canadian, U.K. and U.S. offices This is the third round of cuts in the last few months—as it stands, the company has let go almost 1,000 employees, including COVID-19-related furloughs. In a statement to the Canadian Press, Canopy chief executive officer David Klein said, “Although difficult, the decisions that have been made over the last few months are to allow Canopy…


Fitness to Herbs: Seven Natural Relaxants for Your Daily Routine


No matter how difficult anxiety can be, there are many simple ways of keeping it at bay or at least reducing its effects. These methods consist of physical and nutritional habits you can integrate into your daily life. Once they become part of your routine, it won’t be long before you notice their relaxing effects, some subtle, others more impressive. Above all, they are natural solutions to reducing stress and helping you enjoy every day…

COVID-19 Reveals the Absurd Injustice of Cannabis Prohibition


COVID-19 is spreading through the U.S. prison system like wildfire and people who remain locked up on cannabis and nonviolent drug charges are being forced to face their mortality. Cannabis prisoners in the U.S. — whether they are pre-trial or serving a life sentence — have had their punishments de-facto upgraded to potential death sentences in the wake of COVID-19, which has swept rapidly through penitentiaries around the country. Advocates have repeatedly called for the…

New Medical Marijuana Drive-Through is First in Maryland


When Sigrun Kalatschan visited her first dispensary, Mana Supply Co. in Edgewater, she noticed the unused drive-through window right away. “One day, we’ll have a drive-through,” she recalls the dispensary staff saying. Kalatschan has been looking forward to it ever since. Following a relaxation of statewide regulations in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Mana Supply Co. became Maryland’s first cannabis drive-through. – Read the entire article at The Washington Post.