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Arcadian Fund Provides Exposure to Cannabis

June 20th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

The cannabis industry is projected to exceed $50 billion by 2026, according to Cowen & Co., driven by the legalization of medical and adult-use cannabis across a growing number of states. Despite the enormous market opportunity, many professionally-managed Wall Street funds have stayed away from the market due to the stigma and regulatory risks. But, […]

Gardner, Warren, Joyce and Blumenauer Unveil Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Policies

June 8th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representatives David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. The […]

California Cannabiz Expo Wrap-Up

May 30th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

The legal cannabis market in California is poised to be a multi-billion dollar industry, mere months after the beginning of adult-use sales. Nowhere was this more evident than at the California Cannabiz Expo at The Magic Box in Downtown Los Angeles. The innovative event, presented by California Weed Blog and Canna Newswire, featured dozens of […]

Google and Facebook Can’t Stop the Digital Marketing of Cannabis

May 29th, 2018 - Christian Valdez

As much as the cannabis industry doesn’t agree, the world sees recreational of marijuana as a vice. This puts it in the same category of other vices like tobacco, alcohol and pornography when it comes to public perception and governmental oversight. This negative impression, justified or not, along with the ambiguity of federal laws has […]

MJBizConNEXT Wrap-Up: Emerging Innovations, Celebrity Appearances & More

May 29th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

On May 11th-13th, 3,200 cannabis business owners, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders gathered in The Big Easy for MJBizConNEXT. Focused on emerging innovations within the cannabis space, the conference drew celebrities, seasoned industry veterans, and those looking to begin their own foray into the fast-growing legal marijuana market. “There has been so much excitement about this […]

The Definitive Guide to Cannabis Weight Charts & Conversions

May 18th, 2018 - Kelly Weimert

From grams to ounces to halves to eighths, there are a lot of metrics thrown around in the weed industry. And, if you’re new to marijuana, you might find yourself a little baffled by what the heck it all means. While you probably still get by just fine with telling your budtender that you want to […]

Why the Hemp Business Isn’t Slowing Down Anytime Soon

May 14th, 2018 - Bethan Jenkins

There has never been a better time to launch a cannabis hemp business, what with the industry seeing expeditious growth over the last few years. Hemp is usually cultivated in in the northern hemisphere. Closely related to the Cannabis sativa plant species, hemp was originally spun into fiber some 10,000 years ago, according to Hemp, […]

House Committee Approves Historic Medical Cannabis Research Bill

May 14th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

There is no doubt that public support for cannabis legalization has been gaining momentum. According to Gallup, support for legalization has risen from less than 50 percent prior to 2010 to more than 64 percent by early 2018. The rise of Republican support to more than 50 percent in 2017 marked a key turning point […]

Get a Sneak Peak of the NCIA’s 5th Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo

May 3rd, 2018 - Ryan Allway

We are excited to partner with the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) on the 5th Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo. The influential cannabis event returns to celebrate five years of bringing together the best and brightest minds in the industry. Join us and more than 7,500 cannabis professionals on July 25 through 27 for […]

Cannabis On The Rhine: The Berlin ICBC Comes Into Its Own In Sophomore Year

April 27th, 2018 - Marguerite Arnold

It’s not like the first edition of the Berlin International Cannabis Business Conference – or ICBC, helmed by the ever affable, professional and esoteric Alex Rogers and a professional team of organizers, lacked polish, cred or drama. Set against the backdrop of the announcement of Germany’s first legal medical cultivation bid last year, the ICBC […]

Where Are the Marijuana Index Funds?

April 26th, 2018 - Jason Mueller

Most people are at least vaguely familiar with mutual funds: they know them as conservative investments that allow the common investor to diversify their money within the market simply by buying into the fund instead of purchasing a single security such as Treasury bonds or individual stocks.  One thing that many folks don’t know, however, […]

What’s Holding Up THC Breathalyzers?

April 25th, 2018 - Bethan Jenkins

Driving under the influence of something that impairs reactions is a serious offence. While there are alcohol breathalyzers to detect when a motorist has been knocking back the booze before taking to the open roads, what about drivers who use cannabis prior to getting behind the wheel? Well, it might have taken a while, but […]

Senators Rally Behind (U.S.) Cannabis Legalization

April 23rd, 2018 - Ryan Allway

President Trump’s unexpected support for state-level cannabis legalization has spurred Democrats to rally behind new legislation for federal legalization over the past weeks. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Marijuana Justice Act last year to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, incentivize states to mitigate racial disparities in marijuana arrests, and expunge federal convictions […]

How to Extract THC

April 23rd, 2018 - Kelly Weimert

As both recreational and medicinal marijuana become increasingly legal across the United States, the way people ingest cannabis is becoming increasingly creative. No longer are cannabis enthusiasts confined to consuming the flower alone. These days, there’s wax, shatter, sugar, budder, and an ever-growing range of other cannabis concentrates that can be consumed in lieu of smoking […]

Why The German Market Is Now Destination Number 1 For GMP Certified Medical Cannabis

April 16th, 2018 - Marguerite Arnold

In breaking news out of Germany, the Higher Regional Court (OLG) in Dusseldorf handed down a stunning but increasingly rumored decision on March 28 on the pending domestic cannabis cultivation bid. The impact of this decision will certainly affect the date on which the country begins producing domestically sourced medical cannabis. It also creates an […]

CBD vs. CBDA: What’s the Difference?

April 16th, 2018 - Lukas Barfield

The cannabis industry is fraught with acronyms – such as THC to CBD – and technical vocabulary – such as phytocannabinoids. While these terms may be difficult to understand, it’s important for consumers and physicians to know about them to make the best decisions. CBD vs. CBDA Cannabidiolic acid, abbreviated CBDa, is one of the primary cannabinoids produced […]

Trump Reverses Policy on Cannabis Legalization

April 15th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

President Trump has been notoriously unpredictable when making policy decisions – in fact unpredictability might be his primarily policy doctrine. The appointment of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and the rescinding of the Cole Memo were widely viewed as anti-legalization moves by the Trump administration, despite widespread approval for legalization among voters in the nine […]

The Ultimate Guide to Rick Simpson Oil

March 30th, 2018 - Harrison Jordan

NOTE: Nothing in this article should be taken as medical advice. Always consult a doctor before starting or stopping a certain treatment. Could it work? Could a high-THC oil actually cure cancer? That’s a claim made by a man based in Nova Scotia, Canada named Rick Simpson. Simpson, with a ninth grade education but also a sufferer […]

CBD Dosing Chart: How Much Should You Take

March 30th, 2018 - Jason Mueller

With 29 States and Washington D.C. sporting medical cannabis programs, it’s a safe assumption to say that cannabis as medicine is effectively accepted by the majority of the U.S., by State. Medical cannabis is an extremely broad-scoped science, but two compounds are referenced the most: THC and CBD. While THC is the active compound in […]

Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) with Cannabis

March 29th, 2018 - Bethan Jenkins

It’s spring and the flowers are blooming. You know what’s also blooming? Cannabis. It’s being cultivated in various countries across the globe, with more expected to legalize plant production in the coming months/years. Although the sun is shining and the landscape is transforming into a colorful version of Mother Nature, people are still suffering with […]

Is Legal Marijuana Really At Risk Under Trump?

March 29th, 2018 - Kelly Weimert

With recreational and medicinal marijuana becoming increasingly legal across the United States, it’s certainly an exciting time for both cannabis investors and enthusiasts. But before making any moves in this industry, it’s important to be aware of the associated risks, many of which come from the Trump administration’s stance on marijuana reform. Trump’s Early Stance […]

Why Investing In The Greek Cannabis Market Is So Tempting

March 26th, 2018 - Marguerite Arnold

There are several markets in the world right now which should be on the scopes of international investors who want a little canna flair to their portfolio. For the most part, the safest part of the market is the international (at least to Americans) medical cannabis vertical, precisely because it is going to be so […]

What Are the Best Recreational Marijuana Brands in Canada?

March 26th, 2018 - Bethan Jenkins

Canada is poised to legalize recreational marijuana statewide this summer, putting “The Great White North” in a prime position to become a global leader in the cannabis industry. This news was revealed in 2017, following campaign pledges made by the Liberal party in the 2015 election. Job creation and economic stability are two major benefits […]

Cannabis Cryptocurrencies 101

March 13th, 2018 - Bethan Jenkins

There’s no doubt about it – cannabis is driving cryptocurrency to record levels. Back in January, this was confirmed by Tim Hockey, CEO of TD Ameritrade. During an interview with CNBC, he revealed how cannabis cryptocurrencies and bitcoin are pushing virtual currencies higher than they have ever been. Peak levels occurred in December, when cannabis cryptocurrencies […]

What Cannabis Investors Should Expect From Europe This Spring

March 12th, 2018 - Marguerite Arnold

If the failure of the class action in New York challenging the Schedule I classification of cannabis is any guide to investors in the canna-space, it is this. Federal law on cannabis will not be changing anytime soon in the U.S. The DEA refuses to budge. Congress is failing to act. The DOJ has a […]

10 Cannabis Startup Ideas to Jump into the Green Rush

March 8th, 2018 - Bethan Jenkins

Cannabis legalization is fueling immense growth in the global marijuana industry, with more ‘ganjapreneurs’ planting the business seed than ever before. For several years, the industry has been evolving, but 2018 is predicted to yield major results for cannabis-related businesses. Launching a Business in the Cannabis Industry According to an investment activity report published by […]

Where to Buy CBD Capsules

March 8th, 2018 - Kelly Weimert

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is becoming increasingly popular in mainstream culture as more and more people learn just how beneficial it can be. And from that increased popularity has come a wide range of new ways to ingest it, from highly concentrated drops to topical lotions to capsules. The best form for you depends on […]

When Will Cannabis Stocks Find Their Bottom?

March 7th, 2018 - Harrison Jordan

When will they find their bottom? That’s a question that both institutional and retail investors are likely asking themselves after cannabis-based stocks on all the global stock markets have taken a nose-dive in recent times. According to Bloomberg News, this past Friday marked the tell-tale signs that retail investors were “panic selling” as Canopy Growth […]

Canada’s New Legalization Timeline

March 7th, 2018 - Jason Mueller

The legalization of adult-use cannabis in Canada could open the door to a C$22.6 billion market, according to Deloitte analysts, but the nationwide rollout has been consistently delayed. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on record saying that cannabis would be legal by July 7th, but according to the AP on Feb 15th, 2018, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor […]

California’s Emerging Cannabis Crisis

February 28th, 2018 - Kelly Weimert

In less than two months that recreational cannabis has become legal in California, the state’s cannabis industry could be on the verge of a major crisis. On February 19, the California Growers Association (CGA) released a lengthy report entitled An Emerging Crisis: Barriers to Entry in California Cannabis. In it, the CGA discusses the consequences […]


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