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Cannabis infused beverages are quickly becoming a burgeoning vertical of the entire cannabis industry and this is a trend that we are excited about. After Constellation Brands (STZ) made a $4 billion investment in Canopy Growth Corporation (WEED.TO) (CGC), we knew that cannabis infused beverages were going to be a major part of the market over the
In a bold move that many did not see coming from the South, Virginia just officially passed legal, recreational cannabis.  The bill passed thanks to support from the Democratic governor and legislature. Now, small amounts of cannabis are officially legalized in the state. Those 21 and up can have an ounce or less of cannabis starting July 1. Initia
The cannabis plant is one of the oldest medicines on earth, with humans having used it for medical purposes for thousands of years. It wasn’t until the better part of a hundred years ago that medical cannabis became prohibited on a global scale. Cannabis is medicine, as proven by tens of thousands of peer-reviewed studies and countless personal exp
Thailand will celebrate World Cannabis Day with a large convention in Bangkok, as the kingdom further relaxes laws regarding the use of hemp in food and cosmetics products. Some 50 booths will be set up for cannabis business owners to present their products and strategies. A networking event is scheduled on the first day, while a seminar with 14 in
Thailand will celebrate World Cannabis Day with a large convention in Bangkok, as the kingdom further relaxes laws regarding the use of hemp in food and cosmetics products. Some 50 booths will be set up for cannabis business owners to present their products and strategies. A networking event is scheduled on the first day, while a seminar with 14 in
For the first time legally, Colombia exported to the US an extract with a high THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content, the main psychoactive cannabinoid derived from cannabis and a controlled substance under international treaties. On March 30th, the Colombian company NatuEra, a subsidiary of the Canadian Cronos Group, sent THC extract to the U.S. comp
As Americans age, hospices are exploring new ways to bring peace and calm to the often slow and painful process of end-of-life care. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that an estimated 1.4 million individuals on Medicare were patients in a hospice setting. Quadrupling in size over the last 20 years, hospices are invest
Cannabis companies haven't made many deals outside of its own industry, but a couple of the more notable ones have involved tobacco. Altria (NYSE:MO) invested $1.8 billion into Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON) back in 2018 to take a 45% stake in its business. And last month, British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) invested roughly $176 million in OrganiGram
At our recent Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo, transformative thinkers and innovators voiced their insight on diversity, expungement, and prison reform to hundreds of eager virtual attendees. The event hosted several prominent speakers from the industry, boasting a powerhouse assembly of cannabis enthusiasts. Hemp and cannabis culture is
Not even a decade ago, the idea of legalizing cannabis was still a social taboo and a topic that was mostly avoided by mainstream media outlets, politicians, and celebrities. During its many years of prohibition, a lot of misconceptions about cannabis were born – some were minor marketing and industry blunders, but others were so damaging that they
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has published a lexicon to support the standardization of terminology used in the hemp industry. As new industries develop, so does associated language and jargon. Sometimes words and terms used have different meaning when applied in other sectors, which can lead to confusion and mistakes being made.
New York’s cannabis legalization law contains a provision to expunge certain convictions for marijuana-related offenses, and the state Office of Court Administration said the measure is expected to wipe out criminal records for potentially tens of thousands of people — including 19 individuals who are currently serving state prison terms. The deadl
If Washington wants to be as competitive as possible, it has to drop the cottage cloak around ownership at some point — and eliminating it for financiers just isn’t enough. I absolutely loved Washington State when I lived there. I lived in Seattle for seven years and was one of the first attorneys in the state to take on medical cannabis business c
A record 5,034 people were involved in cannabis-related crimes in Japan in 2020, with teens and those in their 20s accounting for the majority of the offenders, police data showed Thursday. The figure rose 713 from the previous year for the seventh consecutive yearly increase and exceeded 5,000 for the first time. Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2020, sho
Hemp cultivated for seed and grain comprised approximately ten percent of 2020 total U.S. acreage, approximately 14,000 acres, according to data provided by Hemp Benchmarks. By comparison, Canadian cultivators grew more than five times that acreage, beyond 75,000 acres, the vast majority of which were exported to the United States. Original link
The cannabis industry has seen some players make big bets on beverages, but so far it hasn’t paid off. The market is definitely growing, just not at the rate many had hoped for. Plus, the slow growth of this form factor is not an indication that it won’t continue to increase and eventually gain even more market share. Cannabis tracking firm  Headse