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…

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…


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…


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…


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 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.


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…

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,…


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.…


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…

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


NuLeaf Naturals Review: Are They Worth the Price?


{{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 don’t have to spend much time shopping on the internet for CBD, before you begin to suffer from choice overload. Many companies offer a variety of products so wide that it is impossible to understand what differentiates one item from…


Lazarus Naturals Review: Is Their CBD Any Good?


{{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. Lazarus Naturals may be named after the founder of the company, Sequoia Price-Lazarus, but the name “Lazarus” also brings to mind the biblical character who was resurrected from the dead after four days in his tomb. When a CBD company goes…


Decarboxylation: How to Activate Cannabis


As you venture into the world of cannabis, you may hear references to a chemical process called ‘decarboxylation’. If you are feeling confused about what decarboxylation means or how to utilize it, you aren’t alone. Decarboxylation comes up most often as a method to make cannabis edibles’ psychoactive effects more potent, but it actually goes far beyond a simple cooking technique for edibles. What does ‘decarboxylation’ mean? Well, it is a key reaction in the…

Proposed Sidney Cannabis Store Wins Favour With Public, Businesses


Of 348 received submissions, 311 favour cannabis store proposed for 2400-block of Beacon Avenue. Municipal staff in Sidney are recommending councillors signal support for what would be that community’s first retail location for recreation cannabis with community input also favouring approval. The staff recommendation appears in a report that also shows the large public interest in plans for the business. Council received 348 submissions (as of Thursday) prior to Monday’s special public participation opportunity. Cindy…


Billionaire Investor Nelson Peltz Resigns As Aurora Cannabis Advisor


Billionaire activist investor Nelson Peltz has resigned as a senior advisor to Aurora Cannabis Inc. to pursue other commitments, the company announced Monday. Peltz first joined Aurora in March 2019 under a senior advisory services agreement where he was tasked with helping the company devise a strategy to find a way to marry its cannabis business with the U.S. consumer market. Peltz, a founding partner of Trian Fund Management LP, a New York-based hedge fund…


Medterra Review: Do They Live Up to Their Reputation?


{{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. More often than not, shopping online for CBD products can feel like sorting through a big pile of fluff. Websites are full of buzzwords that seem to have little meaning, and companies make claims and promises that have no support. After…


Green Roads CBD Review: Ultimate Guide


{{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. Green Roads CBD makes its purpose clear from the very beginning. Helping people live their best lives through the power of hemp has been the focus since the company was founded in 2013. It was one of the first in the…