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Want to invest in U.S. pot stocks? Here’s what you need to know

As a legal cannabis industry struggles to realize possibilities amid federal criminalization, investors will need to navigate a hazy minefield to pick potential winners  Traditional vice sectors like tobacco and alcohol are investing heavily in the emerging legal cannabis industry, but commerci...


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Canadian cannabis sales remain strong in April despite COVID-19 pandemic

 Solomon Israel~Marijuana Business Daily Retail cannabis sales in Canada declined only slightly despite the COVID-19 pandemic, falling 0.6% from March's record high to 180.1 million Canadian dollars ($132.7 million) in April. The new monthly retail sales data from Statistics Canada bode well fo...

Anthony Dindia: The Godfather Of Cannabis At Verano Holdings

Warren Bobrow~Forbes I met Anthony Dindia a month or so ago at New Jersey's latest cannabis dispensary. He had just spent the past few grueling days of night and day work getting the Elizabeth, NJ location for the Verano Holdings family of dispensaries ready to open and greet their guests. Anthony i...

Michigan recreational marijuana hits milestone, surpasses medical marijuana weekly sales in ‘upward ascent’

Gus Burns~MLive.com LANSING, MI -- Six months into its existence, Michigan's recreational marijuana industry hit a new milestone last week, exceeding medical marijuana in weekly sales for the first time ever. Some industry players like Steve Linder, president of the Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers A...

Recovery from losses, damage during protests will take weeks for many cannabis businesses

John Schroyer~Marijuana Business Daily The protests, lootings and robberies connected to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis might have died down over the past two weeks, but scores of marijuana companies are still dealing with the fallout of break-ins that began the weekend of May 29. Several ...

Here’s How Cannabinoids Quell Anxiety - Cannabis News

Cannabis has powerful anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties, and when administered as-needed, can provide relief from several anxiety disorders.

Can You Use Cannabis For Your Workout Recovery? - Cannabis News

There’s not a lot of research on cannabis use and its impact on athletes. Here’s what some experts have to say on the matter.

Virginia governor signs bill decriminalizing marijuana - Cannabis News

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on Thursday that decriminalizes marijuana possession, joining a majority of states that have ceased treating the drug as a criminal offense.

Pediatricians in Canada seeing a growing demand for medical cannabis for kids - Cannabis News

With the cannabis landscape changing quickly in Canada, doctors are looking for advice.

Yeast fermentation may be the answer to creating rare cannabinoids - Cannabis News

A little genetic engineering, a lot of research, and a few metal tanks full of yeast bacteria could make mass-production possible.

Coming Soon To A Higher-Ed Institution Near You: ‘Cannabis U’ - Cannabis News

The 405-hour certificate programs will offer students a selection among four categories: the business of cannabis; cannabis agriculture and horticulture; medical cannabis; and compliance.

Oregon sees record breaking $89 million in marijuana sales in April - Cannabis News

For the second-straight month, Oregon broke sales records for legal marijuana.

Many orthopedic patients believe marijuana may be beneficial for pain management - Cannabis News

A survey on marijuana use among orthopedic patients showed many believe marijuana is beneficial for managing pain and other medical conditions.

Massachusetts: Recreational Cannabis Stores Permitted To Reopen For Curbside Pickup Under State Guidelines - Cannabis News

As part of Gov. Charlie Baker's phased reopening plan, recreational cannabis stores in Massachusetts will be allowed to reopen for curbside pickup on May 25.

Cannabis Education Arrives (Virtually) At More American Universities - Cannabis News

“There’s a need for trained workers and these courses do a good job mixing lectures, quizzes and other interactive media elements."

Minimum legal age for cannabis use should be 19, study suggests - Cannabis News

The optimal minimum legal age for non-medical cannabis use is 19 years of age, according to a study published in BMC Public Health.

Body's own marijuana helps us forget traumatic memories - Cannabis News

The endogenous compound anandamide -- often referred to as the body's own marijuana -- plays a role in erasing memories of a traumatic event.

Minor differences: Rules for underage medical marijuana patients - Cannabis News

In most medical use states, minors can get medical marijuana if they have an adult willing to act as their caregiver or designated provider and are also entered into the state medical marijuana database.

Cannabis employees are in high demand during economic crash - Cannabis News

Coronavirus hasn’t kept some cannabis companies down: They’re staffing up even as unemployment in many other sectors soars.

Report: Cannabis represents significant opportunity for insurers - Cannabis News

Legalized cannabis represents a significant new business opportunity for the insurance industry, according to a report released Tuesday by New Dawn Risk Group Ltd., a London-based brokerage.