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Cannabis-focused crypto startup is launching an NFT community
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Technology
Despite the recent spike in interest in the cannabis industry, startups still experience difficulties when it comes to setting up businesses. Similar to crypto institutions, cannabis businesses struggle to access financial services from banks and other payment providers. These businesses would either be denied financial services outright or have to
Copperstate Farms introduces new cannabis brand Jukebox
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Business & Finance
Jukebox will replace the Copperstate cartridge line and expand the product suite to include cartridges, pre-rolls, edibles and pre-packed flower. Original link
Don’t believe the high: FDA issues warning over misleading legal weed claims
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Medical News
Food and Drug Administration ‘concerned’ about unproven health claims and packaging that appeals to children The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to companies selling products including delta-8 THC, a cannabis compound, for making unsupported claims about the health benefits of the items. The FDA said even though there is v
This Web3 platform could help craft cannabis compete against big business
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Technology
Digital marketplaces may allow small cannabis farmers follow in the footsteps of successful craft brewers. As legalized weed becomes massive business, California's small cannabis farmers have been left in the dust by vertically-integrated brands and national conglomerates. Now, in a move that resembles the strategic alignment of the craft beer move
The risks of low birth weight, preterm birth and other complications are enough for OB/GYNs to counsel against smoking weed while pregnant.
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Medical News
Smoking weed during pregnancy significantly can increase the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery and requiring neonatal intensive care, according to a recent study published in JAMA. The tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in marijuana will pass through your system to your baby and may harm your baby’s development. If you are planning to get pregn
Momentum builds in Senate for major cannabis bill
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Politics
Senators on both sides of the aisle are throwing support behind a proposal to tuck key marijuana banking legislation into a larger package aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness, increasing the odds that a significant cannabis bill gets through the upper chamber this year. Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), the No. 3 Senate Democrat, is leading a push to p
Moodedibles is bringing hemp-based bites directly to your neighborhood
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Business & Finance
If you’re looking for more than a sugar rush from a baked good, Holly Teegarden’s business might be your new favorite sweet spot. She runs Moodedibles, an online bakery specializing in hemp-derived edibles that will soon be popping up around Pittsburgh. Inside a small commissary kitchen in Sewickley, the treats are made with CBD, Delta-8 THC and ot
Legal cannabis sales exceed Starbucks N. America sales in 2021
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Business & Finance
Legal adult use and medical cannabis sales in 2021 topped $24.5 billion, which outpaced the North American sales total of $20.5 billion for Starbucks Corp. SBUX, -1.38%, according to the MJBiz Factbook released Wednesday. Revenue growth of 30% in the cannabis business also outpaced the 25% growth by Starbucks, the study said. Cannabis sales managed
Study finds cannabis flower useful to decrease fatigue
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Medical News
A study entitled “The Effects of Consuming Cannabis Flower for Treatment of Fatigue” was published in Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids in April. The authors conducted the interview through the Economics and Psychology Departments at University of New Mexico (UNM), as well as MoreBetter, which is the creator of an app called Releaf that was used in
Cannabis industry stakeholders urged to address social and environmental challenges
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Business & Finance
New Frontier Data highlights the importance of ESG principles as global economy takes shape New Frontier Data, the premier data, analytics and technology firm specializing in the global cannabis industry, in its latest report, highlights the imperative for leaders in the emerging global cannabis industry to adopt a robust Environmental, Social & Go
What’s the best place to buy CBD flower?
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Business & Finance
Now, Oregon is perhaps most notably known for its artisanal craft cannabis and CBD offerings. A state with a long history of relaxed cannabis laws, Oregon is where many of the most important political and social events in American hemp history have occurred. Interestingly, Oregon has decriminalized cannabis twice, first in the late 1970s, then in 1
Malawi joins Zimbabwe in switching from cultivating tobacco to cannabis
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Business & Finance
Malawi has just followed Zimbabwe in reaffirming an intended agricultural switch from tobacco to cannabis. Both countries are doing so for economic survival as the long-term viability of tobacco is giving way to another crop entirely. Original link
Will blocking the MORE Act hurt Republicans?
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Politics
  The MORE Act becoming law in 2022 is more of a fantasy than reality, and Republicans seem to be succeeding in blocking this bill without receiving much flack. Last month, and much to the excitement of cannabis enthusiasts, The MORE Act passed in the House of Representatives. While this was not the first time the house passed such a bill, there wa
Seth Rogen provides an inside look at Houseplant headquarters
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Cannabis News
  Seth Rogen recently invited Architectural Digest to present a tour of the Houseplant headquarters’ interior décor and operations. Architectural Digest often explores the personal living spaces of celebrities, such as Cara Delevingne, Serena Williams, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, and Binging with Babish, to name a few. Architectural Diges
The fight over CBD oil continues in Germany
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Politics
If anyone thought that the road to cannabis reform was going to be easy, a decision last week in Cologne, Germany has just confirmed the fact that this is going to be a prolonged battle, fought all the way with regressive skirmishes and undoubtedly, setbacks. Here is the latest example. Shockingly, the Administrative Court in Cologne has just ruled
Dry vs. oil vaporizers: Which is a better bang for your buck?
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Cannabis News
Whether you need to twist a cartridge on or grind up some flower first, vaping eliminates the need for sometimes messy joint rolling, cleaning glass pipes, etc. Vaporizing cannabis has quickly become the preferred consumption method for many. Also known as vaping, it’s easy to see why people like it compared to smoking. Both vaporizers are: Discree
Boulder Creek Technologies boosts hemp extraction capabilities for Red Mesa Science & Refining
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Technology
Cannabis and hemp extraction technology company Boulder Creek Technologies and hemp-derived cannabinoid producer Red Mesa Science & Refining are partnering to utilize Vapor-Static™ Extraction Technology to produce CBD and other minor cannabinoid raw materials for B2B distribution to contract manufacturers, co-packers and white-labelers. Red Mesa Sc
Lowcountry hemp farmers use new technology to break stigma around hemp
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Technology
  When you think of hemp, you might think of a cannabis variation like CBD or THC, but leaders of a new facility in Orangeburg County hope to change that. Leaders with BrightMa Farms say they’re doing it by using technology. It's an effort to reveal the benefits of hemp that many people may not know of. Before hemp farming was legal in South Caroli

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