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The German medical cannabis market that has evolved since 2017 when the law formally changed to mandate that public health insurance cover medical cannabis, is a very different beast than any that have come before it. Starting with the fact that on the medical side, those who grow and distribute as well as dispense the plant and medicines derived f
People often categorize particular talents or behaviors as "right-brain" or "left-brain" thinking. Individuals who are right-brained lead with intuition and creativity. People often describe them as free thinkers. On the other hand, left-brained people are thought to be more quantitative, analytical—the data heads.  While there's some truth to wher
Cannabis is not the only industry that can act as a microcosm of the world but it may be the most prominent. Cannabis is still federally illegal so there are many areas in which people can be turned away from participating due to previous arrests for cannabis. During the Fall Emerge 2020 Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo, Minorities for Medical Ma
As the cannabis industry enters what is shaping up to be its biggest year of growth, understanding the competitive landscape is more important than ever. For many industry operators, that means taking a more in-depth look at some of the critical factors to success, such as market saturation, category popularity, and pricing.  Pricing is arguably th
The Caribbean island of Barbados is a beautiful place. Home to less than 300,000 people, the island nation is a well-known tourist destination. It is not as known for its stock market. For many years Barbados’ largest industry was agriculture, although that has evolved in recent decades with tourism taking over as the driving economic force in Barb
Gen Z and Millennials are typically a marketer’s worst nightmare, especially those working within the cannabis sector. Not only are these the hardest-to-reach generations, but they also love to hang out on social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok, just two of many platforms that ban paid cannabis advertising. Yet, marketers cannot take G
The Michigan Marijuana Market could be the key to overcoming barriers to participation in the booming cannabis economy. January has been a watershed month for cannabis in the state of Michigan, as the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced sixteen proposed changes to the state’s cannabis laws and regulations. Aimed at improving access to ca
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) announced its partnership with Roseville Farms to implement an industrial hemp program. The program, which is led by Brian Pearson, an assistant professor of crop management at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, "provides a science-based evaluation o
While South Dakota is still stalled when it comes to making legal cannabis a reality within state borders, the state is already working on legislation that allows banks to decide whether or not to do business with the legal cannabis and hemp industry.  Original link
On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Department of Health's (NYSDOH) Cannabinoid Hemp Program opened licensing applications. In Oct. 2020, the state released regulations for all products containing cannabidiol (CBD) and other hemp-derived cannabinoids for human consumption. Some of these products include food, bev
As the inspiration from the first female Vice President grows, women are motivated to empower themselves and do even more amazing things than ever before. In celebration of this historic event, The National Cannabis Industry Association and the Women’s Inclusion Network by Arcview jointly released a set of five cannabis-related white papers that ou
It can be argued that the high taxes are well-intentioned, signaling support for an inclusive cannabis market. Due to ongoing federal prohibition, America’s cannabis regulations remain fragmented by state. Until reform occurs, states will continue to set their program frameworks, including how it taxes the supply chain, with consumers feeling the b
Here’s a numbers game for you. Guess how many acres of hemp the entire CBD business world needs to supply its product to America? Are you sitting down? You might want to pour an entire tincture bottle under your tongue to prepare to hear this. Here’s a hint: Charlotte’s Web—the No. 1 brand in the hemp CBD business—reported almost $95 million in rev
If you recall, about 1 month ago we covered the upcoming vape product shipping ban that was snuck onto page 5,136 of last year’s COVID relief bill. At the time, there was still a lot of confusion about what shipping companies would be included and when these new measures would take place. Now we have some more updates and can offer additional clari
The medical marijuana market in Florida created nearly 15,000 new jobs in 2020 and employs an estimated 31,444 state residents, according to a new analysis. Florida recorded nearly $1.23 billion in marijuana sales in 2020, according to the report posted by Leafly and Whitney Economics. Florida’s sales were more than every state except California an
Missouri’s Administrative Hearing Commission has awarded two applicants licenses to start growing medical marijuana, more than a year after state officials initially rejected their requests. The commission on Tuesday awarded Heya Kirksville and Heya Excello cultivation licenses, according to orders issued by Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi. T