December 7, 2018

Marijuana has been used for thousands of years, primarily for treating medical conditions. It was used in ancient China as an anesthetic. It was one of five herbs taken to help relieve anxiety during India’s Iron Age. Cannabis seeds have been found in Viking ships, possibly for use in alleviating pain. And for most of human […]

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Cresco Labs, a fast-growing marijuana marketer, is on a mission to rehab weed’s image. Founders Joe Caltabiano and Charlie Bachtell want to vanquish the shady, skunky vibe of traditional head shops and replace them with a cannabis version of Starbucks or Kraft. “The word ‘appropriate’ has been our North Star,” says Bachtell. “It needed to […]

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Y. Tony Yang, a health services and policy researcher at George Washington University, recently predicted in a JAMA Neurology editorial that a June decision by the F.D.A. will have far-reaching consequences. The agency approved Epidiolex, the first C.B.D. prescription drug to be legally sold in the United States, for reducing seizures in rare adolescent forms […]

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The cannabis industry is expected to be valued at over $20 billion by 2020. All that green may signal that it is time to jump in, but it is still a high-stakes industry at the mercy of a federal government that considers it illegal.  So how do you navigate the highly regulated field of cannabis […]

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Stephanie Crowchild received her first shipment of cannabis oils earlier this week and the Tsuut’ina Nation member is already looking to order more. Crowchild owns Constant Creation, the first Tsuut’ina-based business to sell THC and CBD oils on the First Nation. She says a recent Indigenous pot conference on the Tsuut’ina Nation sparked her interest in […]

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If Todd Bennatt wanted to have a normal job, he’d still be an environmental engineer. Instead, he’s co-owner of Spokane Green Leaf, which was the first licensed cannabis retailer in Spokane County and in the state of Washington. He and Kirk Haggerty opened the shop’s doors July 18, 2014, and since then they’ve seen the […]

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The Long Island Capital Alliance brought together investors and businesses in the growing cannabis industry at a Cannabis Capital Forum in Melville Friday morning. The forum hosted by LICA, a nonprofit capital formation and business development organization, featured presentations by companies building their business by exploring emerging trends in the burgeoning cannabis sector. Among these trends, manufacturing and selling […]

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Cannabidiol, a.k.a. CBD, has been cropping up everywhere and in seemingly anything—we’ve seen it lately in coffee, beauty products, cocktails, and candies. And while CBD won’t get you high like the THC in weed does, it may be able to help with a handful of everyday ailments, including anxiety, sleep issues, and even inflammation throughout […]

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While the quality of cannabis may have improved significantly over the last decade, marijuana edibles still “suffer from three major problems,” Peter Barsoom, the CEO of cannabis company 1906, recently told Yahoo Finance’s The Final Round. “One, they taste bad … strong, hashy flavor, strong ingredients,” Barsoom said. “Second, you have no idea how they’re going to […]

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