Humans have been using cannabis for at least 2500 years. It’s long been considered a medicinal plant and has many therapeutic properties, including treatment for chronic pain and some common diseases. Given its vast benefits and history of human use, it’s no wonder people today are actively searching for high-quality cannabis products. However, it
Protein has a substantial role in baking. Beyond the Nutrition Facts, protein plays a big part in conditioning dough by providing structure, retaining moisture, adding texture, and so on. But as plant-based ingredients take the place of traditional animal proteins, the formulation expectations also change. For formulators that solve these challenge
In less than a year, medical marijuana has generated more than $113 million in sales in Missouri. And military veterans across the state are benefitting. Voters overwhelmingly approved the sale and use of medical marijuana in Nov. 2018. A provision in the amendment allows fees and taxes generated by all sales to be transferred to the Missouri Veter
Utah-based music producer Weldon Angelos was on his way to becoming a rising star in the hip-hop industry. By the time he was 23, he had already worked with titans of rap such as Snoop Dogg and Nas, as well as former associates of Tupac Shakur. In the process of getting ready to stabilize himself with a lucrative contract with a major recording stu
“My relationship with cannabis has changed a lot over the years, as has the flower itself, as well as its perception in pop culture and in society as a whole. The industry has also changed a lot, same as the science behind the plant,” declares rapper G-Eazy (born Gerald Earl Gillum) during an exclusive interview. As a teen, Gerald conceived cannabi
Here’s an interesting fact for your next Zoom call “ice breaker,” an 800-pound cow will produce about 100 pounds of poop a day. There are about 9 million dairy cows in the United States at any given time, producing about 900 million pounds of poop a day. Second in volume only to the House and Senate. ( As ori It’s a lot of poop, and of course one o
With increasing cannabis legalization around the world, the focus on the wide range of extraction processes available has drawn many new companies into the mix. And those cannabis companies willing to invest in extraction equipment are poised to make a big play in the market. With a multitude of extraction processes converting raw cannabis into a u
Many New Yorkers think it is high-time for marijuana sales to start up, but some towns and villages are still grappling with this decision. Council members in Colonie, a town in the Capital Region, have voted to ban marijuana consumption sites within their district. Marijuana consumption sites are smoking lounges, cannabis cafes and other businesse
Ohio's medical marijuana cultivators who have complied with rules and regulations can now request permission to expand their grow space, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced Wednesday. The expansion process comes as the Buckeye State plans to more than double the number of its dispensaries after a cultivator, Fire Rock Ltd., sued the state for
Investing in cannabis stocks can be like looking for a goose that lays golden eggs -- but finding only lemons much of the time. Between the ever-present hype about questionable companies and the industry's struggles with efficiency, even savvy buyers can make mistakes; I know I've made a few!  The good news is that becoming a wiser investor is easi
Hoosiers are welcome to buy legal, recreational marijuana in Illinois. The problem is bringing it home. Plenty of people get caught doing so, said Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Todd Ringle. That can lead to a citation or arrest on our side of the border, where the drug is still prohibited. Indiana is one of only 18 states where weed isn’t leg
In response to a request from the Domestic Policy Office in the White House, the National Hemp Association released an economic impact report titled, “Building the Sustainable Hemp Industry in the United States.”  The report was presented to the White House last week and outlines a pathway to establish a new sustainable economy around hemp fiber an
Consolidation in the cannabis industry is inevitable. As long as marijuana remains federally illegal in the U.S. and cannabis companies need to expand via acquisition to penetrate more states, marijuana businesses will continue to join forces. One deal that investors will want to pay close attention to right now involves cannabis producer TerrAscen
At the first-ever CannaFest in Virginia Beach on Sunday, you can see a custom car show. You can hear half a dozen musical acts, including one of the ’90s’ hottest R&B acts, Blackstreet. You can learn about uses for CBD oil, hemp and other cannabis-derived products. But no smoking, buying or selling the plant at the event, though carrying a small am
On Tuesday, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about delta-8 THC noting that the product hasn’t been evaluated or approved by the agency. Granted, the FDA’s opinion on anything cannabis-related is received with a healthy dose of skepticism. The FDA still hasn’t made any determination on CBD after years of discussion and research.
After months of only being able to sell oil-based cannabis products like edibles and vape cartridges, the Richmond region’s only licensed dispensary can now sell a more traditional form of marijuana. Green Leaf Medical (stylized gLeaf) kicked off sales of smokable marijuana, both dry whole flower (also called bud) and pre-rolled joints, at its Sout
Now that recreational use of cannabis is legal in New York, what happens to the records of individuals convicted of marijuana related charges? With the passing of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act in March, marijuana-related convictions that are no longer criminalize in New York will be automatically expunged. However, the caveat is that le
Hemprise launched in 2019 with the purchase of 25 acres of land in southern Indiana that will eventually house what the company claims will be one of the largest hemp processing facilities in the U.S. with 100,000 square feet of processing space when completed. (Photo courtesy of Hemprise) The company is completing phase I of the buildout, which co
After the markets close Sept. 21, Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQ:ACB) will release results for its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended June 30. The troubled Canadian pot company's stock is already down by about 20% year to date -- a sharp contrast to the sector benchmark Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, which is up 5% -- and the upcoming report could