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How Competition Drives Innovation in the Cannabis Industry

April 20th, 2017 - Lukas Barfield

Since the historic legalization of cannabis in 2012 for recreational adult use in Colorado and Washington, an entirely new industry, once obscured by the secrecy of the illicit market, has sprouted up. Eight states and D.C. have now legalized recreational cannabis. According to Arcview Market Research, the new economic sector is expected to bring in […]

How Big is the Cannabis Industry?

April 20th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

The cannabis industry is shaping up to be hugely expansive as unprecedented legality and accessibility on the state level open the door to major opportunities for cannabis sales and businesses, both recreationally and medicinally. Some analysts estimate that the legal cannabis industry in the United States will grow to $50 billion by 2026 — eight […]

What Are the Best Cannabis Strains for Pain?

April 18th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

Did you know that there are approximately 1.5 billion people around the world suffering with some kind of chronic pain? Dealing with a debilitating ailment, whether it is a torn ligament, a physical impairment following an accident, or something else that usually requires an over-the-counter remedy for relief purposes, can have an adverse effect on one’s […]

Cannabis Startups to Watch in 2017

April 6th, 2017 - Rachelle Gordon

The legal cannabis business in the United States is booming. Recent numbers released by New Frontier Data and published by The Cannabist predict the market to be worth a staggering $24 billion by the year 2025. With 29 states having already legalized marijuana for medical and/or adult-use purposes, and more states considering the topic every […]

What Are Dabs & How Do They Work?

March 28th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

As the legal marijuana market expands, more people are introducing weed into their everyday life, whether it is for medicinal, relaxation, or social purposes. In fact, by 2020 the marijuana industry is predicted to create more jobs than manufacturing, with cannabis courses now being offered at a handful of colleges throughout the US. Since so […]

Comprehensive Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoid Education Presented at New York Expo

March 24th, 2017 - Ryan Allway

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) Partners with Healthway Education Systems to Offer CME Accredited Program for Healthcare Professionals Educating medical practitioners about the cannabis plant’s potent treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions will be an all-day workshop offered at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center […]

Tips to Find the Right Medical Marijuana Dispensary Online

March 23rd, 2017 - John Levy

You’ve agreed with your doctor that you are going to travel the medical marijuana path? So now how will you choose a medical marijuana dispensary online from the many ones you’ll find? Well, with the right tips, the process of choosing won’t be a challenge in any way. However, you need to get the right […]

Indica vs. Sativa: What’s the Difference?

March 22nd, 2017 - Rachelle Gordon

One of the first questions people who are new to cannabis have is, “what’s the difference between indica and sativa strains?” Both have a variety of benefits, from relieving pain to helping treat opioid addiction. The basic answer is that sativa-dominant strains usually lead to a heady high, boosting energy and creativity, while indicas tend […]

How to Roll a Joint

March 21st, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

Smoking a joint packed with potent bud is an enjoyable pastime for many and as the medicinal benefits of cannabis are surfacing, weed use is growing. If you are someone who is intrigued by marijuana’s potential to stimulate creative thinking, instill a feeling of calmness, and even boost the metabolism, learning how to roll a […]

What is Live Resin?

March 16th, 2017 - Jackie Tortello

Whether it’s live resin wax, live resin shatter or live resin hash, marijuana smokers are always looking for a stronger, cleaner and more sustainable high. Live resin first entered the medical and recreational marijuana scene in 2011, marking a milestone that not only provides an easier way for stoners to smoke it up, but also […]

Cyber Security Tips for the Cannabis Industry

March 16th, 2017 - Tim Belvin

By now you have most likely heard about the security breach and hack that brought down one of the largest cannabis industry sales and inventory systems.  The hack affected all of the company’s customers and brought their businesses to a halt.  The fix was slow and arduous with customer jumping ship and looking for other […]

How Long Does Weed Stay in Your System?

March 14th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

With medical and recreational marijuana increasingly legal across North America, it’s raising a number of unprecedented issues around employee and potential employee drug testing. If you’re using cannabis lawfully then, theoretically, responsible use outside of your work place shouldn’t prohibit you from employment. However, what’s true in theory and in practice are two very different […]

How to Start a Legal Marijuana Growing Business

March 4th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

With cannabis accessibility being on the rise, more and more people are seeking ways to invest in the industry. And one of the most direct ways to do so is to create a marijuana startup of your own. If you’re interested in starting a marijuana business, your best bet is to look at medical marijuana. […]

How to Become a Better Cannabis Activist

March 3rd, 2017 - Rachelle Gordon

The legal cannabis industry is at somewhat of a crossroads. Despite 29 states approving the use and sale of medical and/or adult use marijuana, the plant remains illegal at the federal level. What’s worse is that President Trump’s pick for Attorney General is staunchly anti-pot, although Trump is extremely pro-business and stated in the past […]

CBD 101 – Where to Buy & How Much to Take

March 2nd, 2017 - Lukas Barfield

Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the primary chemical constituents of the cannabis sativa plant. This often misunderstood plant is also known as marijuana or hemp. Although CBD’s therapeutic effects have been known for many years, its much maligned cousin, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has over shadowed Cannabidiol. That is until recently, when avalanches of CBD products […]

Where You Can Earn a Cannabis Degree

February 28th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

The cannabis market is gradually solidifying and huge steps are being made towards legalization across the United States, with medical and recreational users statewide favoring marijuana use. For now, Alaska, Colorado, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington have approved laws for the sale and possession of cannabis, whether it is for medical or recreational […]

Cannabis Not Only Replaces Opioids, It Treats Opioid Addiction

February 21st, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

Opioids, a class of drug that includes prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and codeine, as well as the illicit drug, heroin, were responsible for more than 30,000 deaths by overdose in 2015. This statistic is even more alarming when one couples it with the fact that since 1999, the rate of overdose […]

Why Hemp Could Become Even Bigger than Cannabis

February 21st, 2017 - Rachelle Gordon

Both hemp and marijuana have been getting a lot of attention lately but for much different reasons. While both are cannabis sativa plants, the two have much different properties. Hemp does not contain THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid that makes users feel high), but instead is typically higher in cannabidiol (CBD), which is known for its […]

Beyond THC & CBD: A Look at the Other Cannabinoids

February 10th, 2017 - Jeremy Martin

With recreational and medical cannabis dispensaries now numbering in the thousands nationwide, consumers and patients alike are finding themselves inundated with strain and brand options at a rate never before seen. Plants are being selected and bred to treat a range of symptoms from the daily inconvenience of headaches or lethargy up to the life-altering […]

4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in New York City Opens Registration

February 10th, 2017 - Ryan Allway

Registration is now open for the only trade show and conference in New York focused on the business of cannabis, the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) will take place June 14-16, 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. Serving the East Coast, CWCBExpo NY will create a dynamic […]

How Profitable is Cannabis for Canada’s Licensed Producers?

February 8th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

In recent months, the Canadian stance on marijuana reform—both medically and recreationally— has become more crystalline as Health Minister Jane Philpott stated to the UN Special Session on Drugs that the country would introduce new legislation for legalization this spring. These developments bode well for Canada’s economy as studies project marijuana sales, even at the […]

Accounting Challenges for Cannabis Businesses

February 6th, 2017 - Jackie Tortello

Running a cannabis business presents a number of benefits like helping patients in need and participating in a critical turning point in American history. Despite the ways the retail sale of recreational marijuana has shaped and developed a new market, it’s still not recognized under federal law and poses a number of challenges to those […]

How Cannabis Helps Athletes Manage Pain & Boost Performance

February 3rd, 2017 - Rachelle Gordon

Marijuana is now legal for medical or recreational use in 29 states and the District of Columbia – 60% of Americans live where they can obtain cannabis legitimately. Most people who use marijuana do so to treat a specific ailment, or to catch a nice buzz. But there are emerging sectors of this growing industry […]

How Much Did States Make from Cannabis in 2016?

February 2nd, 2017 - Jackie Tortello

There’s no doubt that cannabis tax revenue has drawn many startups into the business, leaving major corporations left out in the cold. With the accessibility and growing number of products, the main questions are, how much did states make from cannabis in 2016 and where will the market head in the future? Which States Have […]

Israel Moves to Decriminalize Cannabis for Personal Use

January 27th, 2017 - Spencer Schredder

Israeli officials unveiled plans to decriminalize cannabis for personal use to redirect resources away from personal use and focus on dangerous drugs. According to the United Nations, nearly 10% of Israelis use marijuana while about 10,000 individuals have a license to use the drug for medical purposes. The new policy, developed by Public Security Minister […]

Best Cannabis Products of 2017

January 27th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

Companies that specialize in the sale of cannabis tech products and cannabis strains might be shifting their plans since the presidential election of Donald Trump, however, the growth of the marijuana industry is not decelerating. Decriminalized in some states and legalized for recreational use and/or cultivation in 29 states, including Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, […]

6 Must-Have Apps for Cannabis Professionals

January 25th, 2017 - Rachelle Gordon

The legal cannabis industry is exploding with nearly 60% of Americans now living where they can legally obtain marijuana in some way. Financial analysts believe that cannabis will be a multi-billion dollar industry in a few short years, potentially creating hundreds of thousands of jobs. In Colorado, where both recreational and medical cannabis are legal, […]

How Jeff Sessions & Tom Price Could Derail the Cannabis Industry

January 24th, 2017 - Lukas Barfield

California was the first state to pass medical cannabis in 1996. Two short years later Alaska, Colorado and Washington passed their own form of medical cannabis in 1998. Since that time 28 states and DC have legalized some form of full plant medical cannabis with the large majority now allowing limited CBD use with in […]

Germany Opens Up Medical Marijuana Market with Rx Changes

January 23rd, 2017 - Ryan Allway

Germany’s parliament voted unanimously to legalize the use of medical marijuana in a move that could signal big changes in Europe. According to the Federal Ministry of Health, individuals with multiple sclerosis and other severe illnesses will have access to medical marijuana that’s covered by health insurance with a prescription. The new law, which was […]

Tips for Landing a Job in the Cannabis Industry

January 19th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

As marijuana’s legalization begins to expand nationwide—both medically and recreationally—it’s no overstatement to say that the revenue its generating is booming. In fact, analysis by the Tax Foundation found that nationwide legalization could generate up to $28 billion in tax revenues for federal, state, and local governments. Vast economic growth is happening wherever marijuana legalization […]


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