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CFN Insider: Big Brands in Cannabis

January 22nd, 2018 - Ryan Allway

Participants: Alexander Lawson Jeffrey Britz Joe Hodas Dooma Wendschuh Announcer Alexander Lawson: What’s in a name? For an increasing number of cannabis companies, the name of the game is branding. Jeffrey Britz: Brand recognition is everything. Unless people are having porn delivered to their house, they don’t want it to come in a brown paper […]

Seed to Sale Show Brings Together Leaders as Industry Expands into New States

January 22nd, 2018 - Ryan Allway

The U.S. cannabis industry will experience a significant boost this year following the legalization of medical and adult-use cannabis in many new states. While California’s legalization of adult-use cannabis will have the biggest impact, Vermont, New Jersey, and Michigan have all introduced new marijuana laws. Medical marijuana laws are also expected to be finalized and/or […]

A Brief Overview of California’s New Cannabis Rules

January 19th, 2018 - Jason Mueller

California’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) is officially in effect: stemming from a voter initiative called Prop 64, the recreational legalization of cannabis in CA has been voter-approved since November 8, 2016.  Though the law is comprehensive and offers plenty of new allowances for companies and individuals, there are still local governments in California […]

CFN Media Interviews Medicine Man Technologies

January 17th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

In the fast-emerging legal cannabis market, a few companies have already set themselves apart as leaders. Medicine Man Technologies (OTCMKTS:MDCL) provides expert consulting services on cultivation and dispensary operations, offering everything from facility design to assistance with obtaining proper licensure. This publicly traded company has seen healthy growth across a variety of metrics—including revenues, number […]

10 New Cannabis Products to Try in 2018

January 16th, 2018 - Bethan Jenkins

The cannabis industry underwent radical change throughout 2017, with scientific breakthroughs exposing the plant for its medical potential and cannabis stocks hitting all-time highs (excuse the pun). In fact, the year brought about many milestones, with Denver City Council extending dispensary opening hours, Thornton City Council approving the county’s first recreational cannabis dispensary, Colorado establishing […]

What’s Actually in Sessions’ New Cannabis Memo?

January 16th, 2018 - Kelly Weimert

It’s no secret that Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has long been opposed to marijuana legalization. It’s also no secret that Sessions knows very little about the drug itself, having famously said, “good people don’t smoke marijuana.” But, unfortunately for cannabis users and the industry as a whole, Sessions’ ignorance matters much less than his current […]

5 Marijuana Startups to Watch in the New Year

January 16th, 2018 - Harrison Jordan

A new year brings with it new innovation and products for the masses. That’s true in many industries, but it especially rings true in the global cannabis industry. 2018 has arrived, and has brought with not just investment opportunities, but also different ways that end consumers can interact with cannabis and cannabis-related products. We took […]

CFN Media Interviews Wana Brands

January 11th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

The popularity of cannabis-infused food and drink in the United States has grown exponentially with the advent of legal cannabis. The edibles market raked in an estimated $7.2 billion in 2016, and is projected to grow up to 25% annually. Wana Brands is the leader in cannabis-infused gummie products, which have quickly become the most […]

CFN Media Interviews Next Frontier Biosciences

January 11th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

Research and development into medicinal cannabis has grown by leaps and bounds since the rise of legalization. Next Frontier Biosciences is a biotech firm specializing in the creation of best-in-class purified cannabinoid products specifically designed for the medical markets. The company has already introduced a line of sublinguals,  nasal mists, and topicals meant to help […]

Cannabis Equipment Leasing 101

January 8th, 2018 - Harrison Jordan

What it means to lease According to some figures, 8 out of 10 businesses across the United States lease at least one piece of equipment. Leasing means that you won’t own the assets or equipment in question, but rather you would pay a pre-determined rate for the duration of a time, during which you can […]

Cannabis for Hypertension: Can Marijuana Help High Blood Pressure?

January 8th, 2018 - Lukas Barfield

According to the Mayo Clinic, blood pressure is determined by how much blood the heart pumps and the amount of constriction in the blood vessels. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, heart attack, impotence and stroke. There are two types of high blood pressure, […]

CFN Media Interviews KCSA Strategic Communications

January 5th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

Having a top-notch PR/IR team is essential for any business – especially in the cannabis industry. As this new market continues to grow, entrepreneurs need to know that their brands will be well represented. KCSA Strategic Communications offers investor relations, public relations and social media all presented by an expert team of professionals with a […]

CFN Media Interviews LeafLink

January 3rd, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

LeafLink is an online wholesale cannabis marketplace connecting over 1,700 retailers with more than 400 brands in six states. Currently in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, and Arizona, LeafLink is setting the gold standard in the tech side of the cannabis space. By offering efficient and easy to use systems, this disruptive company is dead-set […]

What is the Best Ethanol Extraction Equipment for Cannabis?

December 19th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

Alcohol extraction is a process designed to remove essential oils, fats, and other chemical compounds (like cannabinoids) from botanical material AKA plants. Any plants. But for our purposes, we’ll be discussing it in relation to the marijuana plant, of course. There are quite a few different ways to perform an alcohol extraction but only a […]

Top 10 Popular Joint Styles to Roll

December 19th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

When the University of Guadalajara‘s very own pharmacist revealed how laborious workers would unwind by smoking a tobacco-marijuana combination, the joint started gaining popularity throughout Mexico and beyond. This was sometime in the 1850’s, although weed aficionados may well have been toking the smoke long before this time! Nevertheless, the pharmacist’s claims exposed the first […]

Suing For Growing Rights – German Cannabis Producers & The Deutsch Klage

December 19th, 2017 - Marguerite Arnold

Some U.S.-based weed wits have commented over the past year that the development of the German cannabis market (in particular) is years behind American state development. And in some ways that is undoubtedly true – as much as the great green German ganja giant is ever closer to waking up and roaring. Federal reform can […]

Lagunitas Brewing Founder to Keynote at NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show in Denver

December 4th, 2017 - Ryan Allway

NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show is the only national show focused solely on innovative best practices, science, and cutting edge technology surrounding the whole life cycle of the cannabis plant. With more than 3,000 of the country’s leading professionals convening in Denver, the February 7 through 8 event will enable participants to discover the latest […]

CFN Insider Looks at Recreational Legalization in California

November 29th, 2017 - Ryan Allway

Whether you’re new to the cannabis industry or a savvy investor or a business leader, CFN Insider uncovers the industry’s most current and critical insights – the very information you need to succeed. In each episode, you’ll hear straight up from top insiders and thought leaders in the cannabis industry, brought to you by CFN […]

A Look at Europe’s €56 Billion Cannabis Industry

November 27th, 2017 - Jason Mueller

As surely as change has come to Catalonia recently, so too will cannabis reform take hold across all of Europe. A potential legal cannabis industry in Europe stands to be the largest globally once it gets established.  Whether for the benefit of patients’ quality of life or for the bountiful profits that can be realized […]

The Battle For German Cannabis Market Share

November 27th, 2017 - Marguerite Arnold

The German medical cannabis market has had its share of drama lately. Of the operatic variety. The ongoing mystery surrounding the country’s first domestic grow license has only deepened of late. But one thing is clear. When the fat lady in the funny helmet stops singing at the end of even the first act, those […]

How to Invest in Canada’s Cannabis Industry

November 27th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

The United States might be dragging its feet on federal cannabis legalization, but Canada is going full steam ahead. That means that not only do cannabis enthusiasts have a lot to be excited about on the Canadian front but so, too, do investors looking to get into the Canadian cannabis market. As of now, there […]

Canna East Brings Policymakers & Cannabis Businesses Together

November 24th, 2017 - Ryan Allway

The 3rd Canna East Compliance Summit will take place on January 17-19, 2018 in Orlando, Florida following two successful summits on the West Coast. Policymakers and cannabis business leaders will discuss how to navigate through various regulatory, compliance, and legal challenges and avoid the mistakes that have been made in other states that have legalized […]

What Happens If I’m Charged With a Marijuana DUI?

November 8th, 2017 - Ryan Allway

Since U.S. states began legalizing medical and recreational marijuana use, the subject of marijuana DUI has become an impassioned topic of conversation. Law enforcement agencies, legal experts, and cannabis users alike continue to debate the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) and the challenges of establishing impairment levels. Because of the challenges […]

The Future of Franchises in the Marijuana Industry

November 6th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

If you’ve had your eye on the marijuana industry for any amount of time in the past few years, then it should be pretty clear that it’s an industry that’s bursting with financial opportunity. In fact, Colorado made $1 billion from marijuana alone in under nine months so far this year, and the year’s not […]

CFN Insider Takes a Look at Cannabis Banking & Inventory Management

October 30th, 2017 - Ryan Allway

Whether you’re new to the cannabis industry or a savvy investor or a business leader, CFN Insider uncovers the industry’s most current and critical insights – the very information you need to succeed. In each episode, you’ll hear straight up from top insiders and thought leaders in the cannabis industry, brought to you by CFN […]

List of Medical Marijuana Stocks

October 27th, 2017 - Jason Mueller

Given the burgeoning cannabis industry that has been predicted to grow into a fifty billion dollar industry by 2021 by analysts at Arcview Research, it is obvious why investors have been increasingly interested in the privately traded companies working on medical cannabis solutions already.  Nationally, support for medical cannabis legalization has hit an all-time high […]

The Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana

October 26th, 2017 - Lukas Barfield

Throughout recorded history the cannabis sativa plant was used for recreation, fiber and medicine. It wasn’t until the 20th century that the much maligned marijuana plant earned its negative reputation on a worldwide scale. The issue of so called “Indian Hemp” was seriously addressed for the first time on a global scale at the 2nd […]

How is Cannabis Oil Made?

October 25th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

Marijuana has long been favored for a particular compound, called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, lately, the ‘high’ ingredient is not gaining as much attention as another compound, called cannabidiol (CBD). Media reports and claims from medical professionals, including the American Cancer Society, have hailed CBD as a possible cure for widespread illnesses and ailments, with cancer […]

Legal Showdowns Impact Legalization Rollouts In Canada and Germany

October 23rd, 2017 - Marguerite Arnold

As cannabis advocates are beginning to realize on the eve of the fourth anniversary of Colorado’s rec market, “legalization” even of the “medical only” kind brings its own complications. Right now, both medical and rec markets are on the verge of launching this conversation to the next level. And both kinds of markets – no […]

What Are the Highest Yielding Outdoor Strains?

October 19th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

Cannabis cultivators have long been deciphering between whether  they ought to grow their weed indoors or outdoors. There are, of course, benefits of both. While certain growers will enjoy the privacy that comes with harvesting a potent crop of cannabis inside their own homes, outdoor growing techniques eliminate the need for ventilation systems and lights, […]


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