What is CBD? And why is the cannabis-derived ingredient on the rise for wellness products?
Oct06

What is CBD? And why is the cannabis-derived ingredient on the rise for wellness products?

If you only know three letters associated with cannabis, they’re probably T-H-C. But  there’s another term on the rise: CBD. CBD, one of the more than 100 chemicals in cannabis, is emerging as a popular wellness ingredient. The plant extract, often consumed as an oil under the tongue, is now the featured ingredient in high-end products including coconut oil, body lotion, face serum, olive oil, jam, bath scrub, cold brew...

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What’s The Better Marijuana Stock: HEXO Corp. vs. CannTrust Holdings
Oct06

What’s The Better Marijuana Stock: HEXO Corp. vs. CannTrust Holdings

Which stock wins in a one-on-one matchup between these two fast-growing Canadian marijuana producers? Everything has looked up for HEXO Corp. (NASDAQOTH:HYYDF) so far this year. Its stock has soared nearly 80%, making HEXO one of the best-performing Canadian marijuana stocks. Things haven’t been too shabby for CannTrust Holdings (NASDAQOTH:CNTTF), either. Its stock is up more than 30%.But which of these marijuana stocks is the...

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With marijuana legal, California flooded with dubious health claims about the drug
Jul09

With marijuana legal, California flooded with dubious health claims about the drug

Spend a few minutes surfing Twitter and you’re likely to encounter a startling claim that comes without proof:Cannabis cures cancer. The online world is awash with such posts, startling scientists and physicians who are urging weed’s proselytizers to tap the brakes. “We know that a component in cannabis — CBD — might be useful in treating cancer,” said Dr. Joseph A. Califano III, director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center at UC San...

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The First marijuana derived drug is on the verge of approval
Jun24

The First marijuana derived drug is on the verge of approval

At 3 months old, Marissa Parsons began having frequent seizures, some lasting a half-hour. For almost two decades, her desperate parents tried drug after drug to treat her rare type of childhood epilepsy, but the medications mostly produced side effects – pancreatitis, hives and extreme drowsiness – and she was frequently hospitalized. Family outings became almost impossible. Eventually, her mother said, Marissa stopped...

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New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement
Jun18

New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement

ALBANY — New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume marijuana legally, the governor’s health commissioner said on Monday. The announcement by the commissioner, Howard Zucker, signals a broad turnaround for the administration of Mr. Cuomo, a second-term Democrat who said as recently as last year that...

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Republican Controlled Congress Aims to Protect Medical Marijuana Businesses
Jun17

Republican Controlled Congress Aims to Protect Medical Marijuana Businesses

Few industries are creating a buzz with investors quite like legal cannabis. According to research firm ArcView, the North American legal weed industry grew sales by 33% in 2017, to $9.7 billion, and it’s estimated to grow at an average annual rate of 28% through 2021. Should ArcView’s projection prove accurate, we could be talking about nearly $25 billion in legal pot sales in North America by the end of 2021. Last year,...

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