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on March 23, 2020 in World News

Cannabis Becomes Bright Spot In Pandemic World

Submitted by Marijuana News It seems most businesses are reporting dismal outlooks during the pandemic. Event organizers, airlines, bars, restaurants, theatres – you name it everyone is suffering. Everyone except cannabis. Business intelligence from Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN) said that cannabis sales are thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company provided the following statistics: The numbers March 11 – March 18: Medical cannabis sales: Up 20.8% Recreational cannabis sales: Up 11.6% Flower sales: Up 22.6% Vape sales: Up 9.7% Edible sales: Up 12.4% “Cannabis operators are running an essential business,” said Ostap Rapeyko, business intelligence analyst, Akerna. “On March 11,...

Submitted by Marijuana News It seems most businesses are reporting dismal outlooks during the pandemic. Event organizers, airlines, bars, restaurants, theatres – you name it everyone is suffering. Everyone except cannabis. Business intelligence from Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN) said that...

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on March 23, 2020 in World News

Expert answers: can cannabis and CBD affect coronavirus?

Submitted by Marijuana News In this article, integrative medicine expert, Dr Dani Gordon, answers peoples’ question of whether cannabis and CBD can affect contracting or recovering from COVID-19, or coronavirus. The biggest question I’m getting asked is around how CBD and medical cannabis may affect contracting or recovering from coronavirus, and about what else we can do to stay well. People are asking  if cannabis and CBD can help buffer the immune system against getting COVID-19 in the first place, and if you do get it, can CBD and cannabis help treat it? What about the possibility that NSAID...

Submitted by Marijuana News In this article, integrative medicine expert, Dr Dani Gordon, answers peoples’ question of whether cannabis and CBD can affect contracting or recovering from COVID-19, or coronavirus. The biggest question I’m getting asked is around how...

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on March 23, 2020 in World News

What’s the Deal with Organic Regulation for Cannabis?

Submitted by Marijuana News While the standard consumer might not be contemplating whether their CBD oil, hemp flower, or cannabis edible came from an organic source, there is more and more push for better regulatory standards in general, and for organic as well. Now, let’s talk a little bit about pesticides… Much like people not considering what might have been sprayed on their hemp bud, most people are relatively unaware of what gets sprayed on all their other agriculturally grown products. While debates tend to go on about just how safe or not safe some of these chemicals are,...

Submitted by Marijuana News While the standard consumer might not be contemplating whether their CBD oil, hemp flower, or cannabis edible came from an organic source, there is more and more push for better regulatory standards in general, and...

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on March 17, 2020 in World News

How To Avoid Germs When Consuming Cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News A communal smoke session, whether it be at a social event with strangers or with your closest confidants, is an amazing experience for several reasons. It sparks laughter, deep conversation, and ultimately creates a bond between like-minded people. But truth be told, depending on your view of germs, it can also be pretty disgusting. As legalization breaks the long-held stigma surrounding cannabis consumption, more people are starting to warm up to the benefits of this multifaceted plant. One aspect of smoking cannabis that usually goes unexamined, however, is the germ exchange that comes with sharing a...

Submitted by Marijuana News A communal smoke session, whether it be at a social event with strangers or with your closest confidants, is an amazing experience for several reasons. It sparks laughter, deep conversation, and ultimately creates a bond...

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on March 17, 2020 in World News

Global Drug Law Monitor Hints At Fresh Approach To Cannabis Regulation

Submitted by Marijuana News The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), responsible for monitoring compliance with global drug treaties, has admitted it may have to water down its hardline approach to cannabis regulation to stay relevant. The agency released its annual report on Thursday, and with a new president in charge, it finally appears ready to listen to the rest of the world on cannabis reform. In presenting the report, President Cornelis P. de Joncheere said questions have to be asked of the existing treaties’ worth, given their age. “We have some fundamental issues around the conventions that state parties...

Submitted by Marijuana News The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), responsible for monitoring compliance with global drug treaties, has admitted it may have to water down its hardline approach to cannabis regulation to stay relevant. The agency released its...

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on March 17, 2020 in World News

Coronavirus and Cannabis Conventions – List of Cancelled Industry Events

Submitted by Marijuana News The novel coronavirus continuing to spread around the world has taken the “work-from-home” concept to a whole new level. At the moment, the global M.O. is to stay home as much as possible. Thankfully, we live in a time where that couldn’t be any easier. With abundant remote work opportunities, numerous product delivery options, and a slew of virtual services available, leaving the house is completely voluntary for some people. That said, with people opting to stay home more and more, and governments around the world encouraging that by capping events at a certain number...

Submitted by Marijuana News The novel coronavirus continuing to spread around the world has taken the “work-from-home” concept to a whole new level. At the moment, the global M.O. is to stay home as much as possible. Thankfully, we...

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on December 30, 2019 in World News

How Medical Marijuana Can Improve The Quality Of Your Sleep

Submitted by Marijuana News There is an extensive, ever-growing body of peer-reviewed medical research which attest to the efficacy of cannabis in aiding restful sleep for patients of all ages. Chronic insomnia and other sleep disorders are extremely common in the United States, affecting an estimated 50 to 70 million adults.  While some are able to find relief in conventional medications, such as Lunesta and Ambien, pharmaceutical sleeping aids are not effective for every patient. Moreover, prescription sleep medication can have bothersome side effects, have dangerous interactions with other medications, lead to physical dependence, and even pose a risk...

Submitted by Marijuana News There is an extensive, ever-growing body of peer-reviewed medical research which attest to the efficacy of cannabis in aiding restful sleep for patients of all ages. Chronic insomnia and other sleep disorders are extremely common...

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on December 30, 2019 in World News

Advice from the experts: communication is key for the cannabis industry

Submitted by Marijuana News FTI Consulting provide their clients across Germany with expert advice in strategic communications, corporate finance and restructuring, construction solutions and competition economics including the cannabis industry. For more than 15 years, their strategic communications practice has advised clients – ranging from German Mittelstand to global corporations – in all aspects of their communications activities. They advise on financial, regulatory and reputational issues, and provide capital markets communications; corporate, brand, change, crisis and internal communications; and public affairs advice. Dr Theurer, Senior Director at FTI consulting, and Dr Vennen, Senior Managing Director, were in attendance at The Cannabis...

Submitted by Marijuana News FTI Consulting provide their clients across Germany with expert advice in strategic communications, corporate finance and restructuring, construction solutions and competition economics including the cannabis industry. For more than 15 years, their strategic communications practice has...

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on November 30, 2019 in World News

Leukemia and medical marijuana: Here are the facts

Submitted by Marijuana News Few experiences are more devastating than a cancer diagnosis. A leukemia diagnosis can be especially jarring, given that we typically hear of it in movies as a predator of children, even though the medical community has found that children have the highest state of remission at 94 percent, with adults at up to 40 percent after five years. A cancer of the blood, leukemia affects the bone marrow, red blood cells, white blood cells and the cells that cause clotting. Its symptoms include chills, weakness, susceptibility to infection, weight loss, bruising, swollen lymph nodes and bone...

Submitted by Marijuana News Few experiences are more devastating than a cancer diagnosis. A leukemia diagnosis can be especially jarring, given that we typically hear of it in movies as a predator of children, even though the medical community...

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on November 30, 2019 in World News

Worldwide cannabis sales to grow 853% by 2024, new report estimates

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s no secret that cannabis is considered one of the hottest investment trends of this generation on Wall Street. Although selling a processed plant isn’t exactly what you might call innovative, the black market for global weed sales generates tens of billions of dollars each year. This means there are clear-cut reasons to believe that these illicit sales can be moved to legal channels in the years to come. Since 1996, we’ve seen two-thirds of all U.S. states give medical marijuana the green light, with 11 of these states also allowing adult-use consumption and/or retail...

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s no secret that cannabis is considered one of the hottest investment trends of this generation on Wall Street. Although selling a processed plant isn’t exactly what you might call innovative, the black market for...

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