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18 California State Leaders, Politicians, and Regulators to Meet at California Cannabis Business Conference This Week

September 21st, 2017 - Ryan Allway

The industry’s leading trade associations, California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) and National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), proudly present their first-ever California Cannabis Business Conference this week on September 21-22 in Anaheim, CA. During this two-day educational event, more than 2,000 cannabis pioneers will come together to discuss the latest policies and best practices, as well […]

What are Florida’s New Drug Laws?

September 21st, 2017 - Lukas Barfield

Florida finally passed medical marijuana Constitutional amendment in 2016, and after a special session, the Florida state legislature eventually sent Governor Rick Scott a medical marijuana bill that he signed in June 2017. There is some confusion in the Sunshine State about what is legal and who qualifies for medical marijuana, but the state is […]

What Are Cannabinoids?

September 21st, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

If you’ve done any research on the effects of marijuana on the body, then more than likely you’ve stumbled upon the term “cannabinoid” quite a few times. That’s because cannabinoids are the chemical compounds that are essentially responsible for cannabis’ impact on the brain and body, so it helps to have an understanding of what […]

Exclusive Weed: The Most Expensive Cannabis Strains in the World

September 21st, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

The “craft pot” market is on the rise and if you’re unsure about what gives particular strains of marijuana a “craft” status, you’re about to find out. Dispensaries across the US are constantly presenting cannabis consumers with new strains in a bid to remain competitive and rake in that all-important profit. Corporate cannabis growers are […]

The 6 Strongest & Highest Yielding Indoor Cannabis Strains

September 19th, 2017 - Rachelle Gordon

While cannabis has been grown for thousands of years, growing techniques and technology have advanced in monumental ways during modern times. From ditch weed to indoor hydroponic grows, marijuana cultivation has come a long way. The advent of legal cannabis has led to businesses spending millions of dollars for the research and development of every […]

How Big is the Cannabis Industry?

September 19th, 2017 - Rachelle Gordon

The advent of legal medical and adult-use cannabis has proven to be big business. According to a report from The Arcview Group, marijuana sales in the United States totaled $6.7 billion in 2016 with that number expected to climb to $50 billion by the year 2026. The extreme growth has led to job creation, increased […]

Cannabis Financing 101: How to Raise Capital for Your Marijuana Business

September 18th, 2017 - Marguerite Arnold

Marijuana is legalizing everywhere. The green rush is on. You have that killer app/idea/concept that is ganja themed. You might even have a business plan and a budget. Now what? In some ways, ganjapreneurs are in the same boat as any start-up. With one exception of course. Do it wrong and your start-up not to […]

Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil: Is It Effective Against Cancer?

September 18th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

Cannabis comes in many forms, including bud, flower, edibles, concentrates and potent oil, like Charlotte’s Web CBD oil. You have most likely heard about this particular cultivar before, which has been hailed as a natural medication for treating seizures. According to the United States federal law, this type of medical cannabis is deemed to be […]

Research Firm Releases First Comprehensive Study on Cannabis Lighting

September 14th, 2017 - Ryan Allway

According to an independent, third party test of six lighting companies/products serving the commercial cannabis sector conducted by Light Laboratory Inc., an independent photometric testing laboratory, Solis Tek‘s Digital Lighting solutions scored highest in terms of overall value for cultivators. The study evaluated photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD), which measures the quantity of light that arrives at […]

The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment: What You Need to Know

September 13th, 2017 - Jason Mueller

None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode […]

Is Cannabis Legal in Israel?

September 11th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

If you want to know what the future of legalized cannabis holds, then take a look at Israel. As the United States’ federal government drags its feet on legalizing marijuana, Israel has taken advantage of medical marijuana’s fully-legal status in the country by charging ahead on long overdue research and development on the drug. The […]

Will International Banking Regs Cripple The Global Cannabis Industry?

September 8th, 2017 - Marguerite Arnold

Life is difficult enough for the cannabis industry in the United States. The entire vertical, in every state, has a very difficult time finding banking services in general. Some state banks, credit unions and others are moving into the fray domestically. However, they are few and far between. The reality is that the American cannabis […]

Colorado Governor Responds to Sessions’ Cannabis Concerns

September 8th, 2017 - Lukas Barfield

Colorado has long been at the center of the marijuana debate. After decades of demonization of the so called “devil weed”, the first Federal arrests under the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act were in Denver Colorado on October 2, 1937. Sixty one years later, taking a different approach, Colorado became one of the first states to […]

How to Manage Risk When Investing in Cannabis

September 6th, 2017 - Jason Mueller

Risk in investing is inevitable: in fact, it can be said that the only way to earn through investment is by taking risk. Despite the inherent risk of the market, investors have long touted risk management as the key behind how they keep their losses small and their profits large. Risk management plays a factor […]

Where to Buy Wholesale CBD Oil

September 6th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

Over the last few years, cannabidiol (CBD) oil has emerged as one of the most popular medicines for the treatment of various ailments and diseases, including cancer, epilepsy and Type 2 diabetes. A compound belonging to the Cannabis sativa L. plant species, CBD is non-psychoactive, nor is it addictive. Hemp-based CBD oil products have been […]

Do CBD Drops Help with Anxiety?

September 5th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

40 million adults in the United States are affected by anxiety-related disorders and countless drugs have been developed to help treat and manage those disorders. From benzodiazepines (like Valium and Xanax) to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (like Prozac and Zoloft), the pharmaceutical industry provides a lot of options with respect to managing anxiety. The problem […]

CFN Media Interviews Fit Cannabis Girl

August 30th, 2017 - Rachelle Gordon

Cannabis has long been recognized as having numerous health benefits. From aiding cancer patients to relieving muscle pain to treating skin problems, cannabis has shown great efficacy in helping to heal a variety of ailments and illnesses. But what about combining cannabis and exercise? Jennessa Lea, founder of Fit Cannabis Girl and Break the Stigma […]

How to Decide What to Buy at a Dispensary

August 29th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

Ever wondered what to expect when you walk inside a marijuana dispensary? Buying pot legally is becoming the norm for many Americans and so, you will likely come across one or more dispensaries when strolling through a cannabis-friendly neighborhood. In fact, the marijuana industry is predicted to create over a quarter of a million jobs […]

How Much Does It Really Cost to Open a Dispensary?

August 28th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

If you’re one of the many people looking to get down on the billion-dollar(!) marijuana industry, then opening up a dispensary might be one of the best ways for you to do so. According to ArcView Market Research—the leading market research company for cannabis, in particular—retail sales from marijuana are likely to reach upwards of $21.8 […]

The Ultimate Guide to CBD Pet Products

August 23rd, 2017 - Jason Mueller

Decades of study show irrefutable proof that cannabis has medicinal properties. While case studies pile up of cancer-afflicted patients curing themselves with cannabis-based oils, it is obvious why veterinarians became interested in potential healing benefits of cannabis for dogs and cats. As dogs and cats both have an endocannabinoid system capable of processing CBD and […]

What is CBD Water & Where to Buy It

August 21st, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

With its increasing legalization and accessibility, it’s an exciting time to be a cannabis enthusiast. Not only can more and more people partake without the fear of being prosecuted, but the marijuana industry’s boom also means that consumers are getting a much broader range of cannabis products to enjoy. And among those products many people […]

The Impact of the Canadian-German Cannabis Licensed Producers

August 18th, 2017 - Marguerite Arnold

One of the more interesting trends underway in the last 18 months is the growth of the established, federally legal, cannabis companies just north of the American border. Known in the biz as “LPs” or licenced producers, these enviable firms are in a position few would have dreamed just a decade ago. For the most […]

Marijuana Legalization’s Unintended Consequences

August 17th, 2017 - Lukas Barfield

The 10th Amendment of the Constitution says, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This allows individual states to go outside of Federal guidelines and pass laws and regulations that best conform to the […]

The Ultimate Guide to the Cannabis Cup

August 16th, 2017 - Rachelle Gordon

When it comes to marijuana, the High Times Cannabis Cup is one of the penultimate events of the year. The Cannabis Cup began in 1988 in Amsterdam, but now occurs in several regions across North America as well. The event brings the best and the brightest cannabis cultivators and entrepreneurs together to network, learn, and […]

Cannabis Extraction: What Method is the Best?

August 16th, 2017 - Bethan Jenkins

Pain relief, skin protection, cancer prevention – cannabis extracts are associated with abundant health benefits, of which contribute to marijuana’s ever-growing medicinal status. The result of extraction is an oil that is rich in one of 113 natural compounds found in the cannabis plant, better known as Cannabidiol (CBD). However, cannabis-derived extracts are not always […]

Portugal’s 14 Year Marijuana Experiment Shows Great Results

August 15th, 2017 - Marguerite Arnold

The cannabis legalization discussion right now is actually the only the tip of a still-uncracked iceberg. And despite all the good “global warming” on that front, there is still more to be done. Yes, since 2014, there has been a global sea change in many aspects of this discussion, mostly still by led by cannabis. […]

Guide to Finding Cannabis Investors

August 15th, 2017 - Jason Mueller

In 2016 alone, US cannabis sales totaled $6.7 billion according for Forbes. Expected in under ten years of growth, Bloomberg published that the cannabis industry is expected to reach $50 billion by 2026.  To put these figures into perspective, recreational legalization of cannabis in Colorado, the quickest State to implement their recreational cannabis legislation, was […]

Decriminalization vs. Legalization: What’s the Difference for Marijuana?

August 14th, 2017 - Kelly Weimert

Legal marijuana consumption in this country is tricky business to be sure. Due to the federal government’s failure to legalize the drug despite its myriad economic, physical, and mental benefits, it’s up to the states to decide what they want to do about it. And what states have chosen to do up to this point […]

Marijuana Justice Act Seeks to Legalize Cannabis Nationwide

August 10th, 2017 - Lukas Barfield

The full legalization of marijuana in all 50 states is the holy grail of marijuana activism. The idea of legalization nationwide seemed far-fetched and only in the Smokey dreams of marijuana enthusiast just a few years ago. Now with eight states and DC passing recreational marijuana, another twenty-nine states and DC embracing full plant medical […]

Canada’s Legalization Timeline: Past to Present

August 9th, 2017 - Jason Mueller

Canada’s path to legalization truly began April 23, 1923, when the House of Commons held a late night session to add cannabis to the country’s Confidential Restricted List under the Narcotics Drug Act Amendment Bill after vague mentions of a “new drug”.  Adjusting to the change in law took time: the first seizure of cannabis by Canadian police wasn’t until […]


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