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US cannabis market provides greenfield for digital payment startups
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Technology
Startups worth watching  Payment startups are tapping the cannabis industry with solutions aimed at digitizing the historically cash dependent sector. CanPay. The Colorado-based startup’s app lets customers at more than 800 cannabis dispensaries make Automated Clearing House Payments (ACH) payments by scanning a QR code at checkout. Partner merchan
Weed pop-ups are having a moment right now
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Business & Finance
  Marijuana pop-ups are appearing in a variety of states, whether there’s legal marijuana or not. Here’s why. If you live in a big city or somewhere where there have been revisions of cannabis laws, you’ve likely seen a marijuana pop-up store. These locations come in all shapes and sizes, whether that’s a truck or a stand, all tending towards brigh
Cannabis use in people with multiple sclerosis
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Medical News
What misconceptions surrounding cannabis use would you like to dispel? There are some misconceptions I would like to point out. First, it is often said that cannabis is not addictive or that it is psychologically addictive but not physically addictive. While it’s true that it is not very addictive, you can become addicted to it. Second, it would be
What smoking marijuana every day does to you
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Medical News
Understand the pros and cons. A few weeks ago, New Jersey became the latest state to allow recreational marijuana dispensaries. Customers stood in line for hours for their first chance to legally purchase a substance many said helped them with various things from relaxation to the relief of chronic medical conditions. There is evidence that marijua
An essential guide for returning cannabis users
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Cannabis News
Cannabis has never been easier to access. Here’s a quick guide for returning users. As cannabis becomes legal in a growing number of states, its use is becoming increasingly popular. And while many newbies are giving it a shot, there are a lot of people who are finding themselves returning to cannabis as they enter a new stage in their lives, using
Old dogs, new tricks: Is your canine in need of cannabis?
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Cannabis News
Although owners are always discouraged from using cannabis products formulated for humans on their pets, there is a growing variety of hemp derived products that may help relieve joint pain You see them in the dog parks and on walks around the neighborhood — those slower moving old dogs still doing their best to be the best companion they can be, s
WWE legend says Vince McMahon banning marijuana was the "worst thing he could’ve done"
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Cannabis News
WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts feels Vince McMahon banning marijuana wasn't a good move as wrestlers used other drugs. WWE banned the use of marijuana in the 90s following the high-profile steroid trials. In recent years, WWE eased off on its marijuana policy, and wrestlers neither get suspended nor fined if they're found using marijuan
Why is the world's largest cannabis market shooting itself in the foot?
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Business & Finance
Taxes in California are among the highest in the United States and that of course includes cannabis-related taxes, which are so exorbitant that they are hobbling what should rightly be the country's - make that the world's largest and potentially successful cannabis market. (Benzinga) High taxes and onerous regulations are keeping unlicensed cultiv
Reasons why you need to use hemp body lotion
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Cannabis News
The hemp body lotion is an essential addition to your natural skincare routine. Hemp is a fantastic ingredient that naturally moisturizes skin while also providing it with a host of other benefits. Hemp body lotions are a great way to incorporate hemp into your daily skincare routine and useful for those who want to use natural skincare products. H
Germany speeds up the process to legalize recreational cannabis
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Politics
When Germany's new coalition included the legalization of recreational cannabis in its political agenda in late 2021, there were few details on how to regulate the industry. However, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach announced last week that it would start the legal process for cannabis legalization soon. He told German newspaper Handelsblatt he chan
States that legalized marijuana are bringing in more tax revenue on pot sales than alcohol
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Business & Finance
A majority of the states that legalized recreational marijuana for recreational use are collecting more tax revenue from pot sales than alcohol sales. The first two states to legalize pot are profiting the most, Colorado and Washington. Across the country, the total revenue for taxes on weed amounted to nearly $3 billion, according to a report on “
Navisite is expanding into cannabis industry, will enhance SAP services for various aspects of industry
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Technology
Navisite, a managed cloud service provider that renders integrated business management computer systems designed to model and automate the different areas of a company and the administration of its resources (SAP services), announced Tuesday that it is expanding its services to the cannabis industry. (Benzinga) The company offers agricultural, medi
Medicinal cannabis prescriptions are mostly going to young people
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Medical News
  It’s been more than five years since Australia first introduced a medicinal cannabis program, and a new study has shed light on who exactly gets those scripts. As reported by The Guardian, researchers from University of Sydney revealed a bunch of juicy statistics around who is being given prescriptions, and for what conditions. It found that chro
How the pandemic became a bonanza for Florida’s medical marijuana industry
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Medical News
Rising anxiety and worsening chronic health conditions led to a surge in demand for cannabis that businesses have capitalized on. But thanks to state law, the industry is dominated by just 22 companies. The pandemic has triggered a medical marijuana boon in Florida. Over the past two years, the number of people with medical marijuana cards has more
It’s possible to ‘factory reset’ your brain to get rid of different disorders, according to study
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Medical News
A new study claims to erase and manage conditions like anxiety and alcohol abuse via gene editing. The brain has control over most things in our body. This pivotal organ is responsible for our moods, memories, thoughts, and so much more. Now, a new study suggests that it could be possible to give your brain a “factory reset,” as if it were an iPhon
Does Hollywood icon Christopher Walken, 78, smoke weed? ‘Sure’
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Cannabis News
Oscar-winner reports he consumed cannabis in the past and still does The eminently talented and endlessly impersonated Christopher Walken recently handled a question about his possible cannabis use with the same style he’s known for: straight-faced, he just admitted it. In a recent interview with New York Times Magazine, the 78-year-old Academy Awa
Grant opportunity announced for cannabis cancer treatment research
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Medical News
  National Institutes of Health (NIH) is prepping to grant funds to researchers who are studying cannabis treatment for cancer. Grant funds will soon be available to researchers who are working to treat cannabis.  A “Notice of Special Interest” (NOSI) (entitled “Basic Mechanisms of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Action in Cancer”) was posted on May 5 by
Small cannabis entrepreneurs say they can't compete against ‘Walmart of weed'’
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Business & Finance
  Many small cannabis entrepreneurs say large companies are jockeying to lock them out of the industry and have funding that gives them more access to lawmakers. “Small businesses are the backbone of the country,” said Sarah Grant, general manager of The Dispensary in Richmond. The shop opened last year and sells Delta-8-THC flower and vape cartrid

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