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on July 31, 2018 in Featured World News

Big Pharma stands to lose $18.5 billion if all 50 states legalize medical marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News Pharmaceutical companies are one of the biggest influences in the US economy and, subsequently, in US law. It is no secret that Big Pharma has lobbied against medical (and recreational) marijuana legalization as they stand to lose a substantial amount of money. States that have already legalized medical cannabis are already seeing the effects: prescription drug usage has decreased by an average of 11 percent. The National Academies of Science keeps track of the conditions most effectively treatedwith medical marijuana , and nearly all of them have high-profit prescription counterparts. Among the conditions are glaucoma,...

Submitted by Marijuana News Pharmaceutical companies are one of the biggest influences in the US economy and, subsequently, in US law. It is no secret that Big Pharma has lobbied against medical (and recreational) marijuana legalization as they stand...

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on July 25, 2018 in World News

How the tech behind bitcoin could safeguard marijuana sales data

Not everyone’s a fan of ‘blockchain’ encryption, but the cannabis industry is eyeing it for protection Elise von Scheel The technology that powers bitcoin could be deployed to track the flow of legal product in Canada’s marijuana market without compromising the privacy of its customers. The Cannabis Act authorizes Health Canada to implement a national tracking system for marijuana — following the journey from seed to sale — to protect the integrity of the legal market. The challenge is to keep that information confidential in an age of widespread hacking. Bitcoin’s cryptocurrency data is secured through blockchain technology — a decentralized way of storing...

Not everyone’s a fan of ‘blockchain’ encryption, but the cannabis industry is eyeing it for protection Elise von Scheel The technology that powers bitcoin could be deployed to track the flow of legal product in Canada’s marijuana market without compromising...

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on July 25, 2018 in Featured World News

5 Companies to watch as the cannabis market goes global

Submitted by Marijuana News All year long, companies have been seeing green. Marijuana is poised to become a major growth sector, thanks to positive developments like Canada’s recent legalization. The opportunity in Canada along could be worth it: according to some estimates, the recreational market for pot in Canada could be as large as $10 billion. But it’s not just Canada. States all across the U.S. are embracing more relaxed cannabis regulations. The chances of a full legalization stateside are growing day by day. Cannabis research firm Arcview sees North American legal pot sales reaching $22 billion by 2021...

Submitted by Marijuana News All year long, companies have been seeing green. Marijuana is poised to become a major growth sector, thanks to positive developments like Canada’s recent legalization. The opportunity in Canada along could be worth it: according...

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on July 25, 2018 in Featured World News

Cannabis, coworking, and the marijuana-industry land rush

Submitted by Marijuana News Legal weed could be a $75 billion business by 2030. In Los Angeles, a pair of soon-to-open coworking spaces will offer a twist on the formula popularized by behemoth WeWork and The Wing in New York City. Though they boast whiteboards and shared workspace, host regularly scheduled meet-ups and speaking events, and even offer access to advisers and investment capital, these LA incubators aren’t about computers—they’re about cannabis. Developers see the marijuana industry as an increasingly profitable arena for innovation and business—and coworking spaces as key to connecting players in an industry that, for some, has the frisson of the Wild...

Submitted by Marijuana News Legal weed could be a $75 billion business by 2030. In Los Angeles, a pair of soon-to-open coworking spaces will offer a twist on the formula popularized by behemoth WeWork and The Wing in New York City. Though they boast whiteboards...

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on July 25, 2018 in Featured World News

5 Things we just learned about cannabis stocks

Submitted by Marijuana News It has been a roller coaster ride this year for cannabis investors. The industry may have gotten a boost from Canada legalizing cannabis, but was it enough to erase all of the losses from the start of the year? How is the cannabis market doing in California? Isn’t Gene Simmons doing something with cannabis? Unless you obsessively follow the daily activities of the cannabis industry, there are a lot of questions about the state of cannabis that needs to be answered; and in the Green Market Report’s Second Quarter Cannabis Company Index Report, we found a...

Submitted by Marijuana News It has been a roller coaster ride this year for cannabis investors. The industry may have gotten a boost from Canada legalizing cannabis, but was it enough to erase all of the losses from the...

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on July 16, 2018 in World News

Winners of the 2018 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup

By Chloé Harper Gold The 2018 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup had some stiff competition. Here’s who came out on top. This past weekend, we traveled abroad to the Netherlands for this year’s Amsterdam Cannabis Cup. The competition brought attention to dozens of hard-working and inspiring people—growers, innovators, and company owners. Here are the seed companies that are the winners of the 2018 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup: Hash 1st Place: Gelato 41 by Field Extracts x Connected Canabis 2nd Place: Headbanger by Nature Boyz x Karma Genetics 3rd Place: Sour Power OG by Karma Squad x Flawless Extract Hybrid Flower 1st Place: Biscotti by Connected Canabis 2nd Place: Rainbow Rider by Karma Squad 3rd...

By Chloé Harper Gold The 2018 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup had some stiff competition. Here’s who came out on top. This past weekend, we traveled abroad to the Netherlands for this year’s Amsterdam Cannabis Cup. The competition brought attention to dozens...

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on July 16, 2018 in World News

Eaze CEO: ‘No doubt’ Amazon will sell weed

Submitted by Marijuana News It won’t be on sale this Prime Day, but one day the CEO of cannabis delivery company Eaze thinks Amazon will be in the weed business. “I think there’s no doubt that eventually Amazon will get into this business. The question is, is that five years, 10 years, or 20 years,” says Eaze CEO Jim Patterson. “I think it will be a bit longer for them … until there’s much more clarity at the federal level.” With laws changing around the country, legal sales of marijuana are expected to more than double in the next...

Submitted by Marijuana News It won’t be on sale this Prime Day, but one day the CEO of cannabis delivery company Eaze thinks Amazon will be in the weed business. “I think there’s no doubt that eventually Amazon will...

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on June 30, 2018 in World News

Mother of Three Treats Rare Auto-Immune Disease with Cannabis

By Flower Girl Queens Media CANNABIS CULTURE –  Meet MJ Martin; a young, vibrant woman. A married mother of three with no known previous health concerns.  Seemingly unexpectedly, she began having excruciating chest pain, and trouble swallowing. MJ was in pain daily, unable to eat or drink. Doctor after doctor, test after test and MJ was finally diagnosed with Achalasia. Achalasia is a rare esophageal motility disorder affecting about one person in 100,000 per year. There is no known cause or cure, but recent research shows that it is an acquired neurodegenerative disease due to the failure of distal esophageal inhibitory… View Article

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on June 30, 2018 in Featured World News

Is cannabis the cure for rural unemployment?

Submitted by Marijuana News Will it become too profitable for rural states to ignore? For those of us living in cities, the memories of the 2007 economic crash are a distant memory. But for our neighbors in rural counties, the ghosts of the depression are still haunting vacant towns where farming and manufacturing used to thrive. According to the Economic Research Servicearm of the USDA, rural and metro employment equalized in the early part of 2008 before bottoming out, but while metro employment has more than recovered, rural employment has yet to achieve parity with its pre-crash levels. Farmers are suffering especially...

Submitted by Marijuana News Will it become too profitable for rural states to ignore? For those of us living in cities, the memories of the 2007 economic crash are a distant memory. But for our neighbors in rural counties,...

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on June 23, 2018 in Featured World News

Here’s the 6000-year history of medical marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News Since the early 20th century, the use of cannabis for any purpose fell out of favor by both regulators and Western culture at large. In the United States, a wave of regulations made access to cannabis more difficult starting from the late 1900s, ultimately culminating in the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, which effectively made cannabis use a federal offense. Meanwhile, prohibition in Canada lasted for 85 years until being lifted by recent developments. Interestingly, however, this recent period of 20th century opposition is actually just a small speck in the wider 6,000-year timeline of...

Submitted by Marijuana News Since the early 20th century, the use of cannabis for any purpose fell out of favor by both regulators and Western culture at large. In the United States, a wave of regulations made access to...

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