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"The Cannabis Industry Will Be Bigger than the NFL"

7 min read<p><b>Tell us a little bit about yourself and your companies.</b><p>I first started growing cannabis way back in 1983. I was definitely “green” back …

Cannabis

What Is CBD? Here's What to Know About Cannabidiol

Since CBD seems to be on everyone's lips — literally — let's run through what CBD is, what CBD does to your body, and what the health benefits are.<p>What is CBD, or cannabidiol, that everyone's buzzing about? If you don't already, you're about to see this stuff everywhere.<p>We're on the edge of a CBD …

Cannabis

What Is CBD? What to Know Now About This Cannabis Product

Cannabidiol, commonly called CBD, holds the promise of relieving a long list of ailments, from pain to epilepsy to multiple sclerosis. While this …

Cannabis

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday.<p>Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.<p>The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in …

Cannabis

What You Should Know About Drinking Weed

What I learned from replacing my alcohol with cannabis elixirs for a week.<p>The first thing I did when I moved into my first grown-up apartment was get a boss-ass bar cart. It was Don Draper meets Drake—a vintage, copper-detailed, two-story jam with $40 bourbon and bottles of Santa Margarita Rosé for …

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New York Approves Medical Marijuana For Pain Patients To Deal With ‘Unprecedented’ Opioid Crisis

8:51 PM 06/21/2018<p>Patients suffering from chronic pain issues in New York will now have access to the state’s medical marijuana program as an …

New York State

Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.

It’s the second country in the world to legalize pot, following Uruguay.<p>Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.<p>The Senate approved Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday. The measure was already approved by the House of Commons, so the …

Cannabis

Parisians queue for cannabis after softening of drug laws

Paris’s first two ‘coffee shops’ selling legal cannabis have attracted long queues of customers eager to try a low-strength version of the drug now permitted under French law.<p>The shops opened last week following a softening of restrictions to allow the sale of cannabis containing less than 0.2 per …

5 Things I Learned Starting a Business in the Cannabis Industry

A unique industry requires a unique approach.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business isn’t for the faint of heart. There are constant highs and lows, and everything in between—sometimes all in a single day. For me, this roller coaster ride is an …

New Numbers Reveal the Marijuana Industry Boom Has Only Just Begun

Sales of both recreational and medical marijuana already reach far into the billions with vast new markets set to open soon.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The marijuana industry has continued its explosive growth in 2018, and a new report has quantified just …

5 Cannabis Products On the Rise

As cannabis becomes more legal, the industry surrounding it continues to expand. Politicians now campaign on a platform of total weed legalization …

Cannabis For Pets: Illicit Market or Legal Loophole?

On one of my recent trips to my local pet store, I ended up involved in an unexpected and lengthy conversation with the owner about cannabidiol (CBD) …

Cannabis businesses finding success in pet CBD market

<i>(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the February issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.)</i><p>An increasing number of cannabis companies …

Many cancer doctors recommend medical marijuana despite lack of studies

Most cancer doctors say they don't know enough about medical marijuana to provide an informed opinion to patients.<p>Nevertheless, many go ahead and …

Ardent Launches Make-Your-Own-Edible Kits And A Cannabis Decarboxylator

Shanel Lindsay is a lawyer who helped write the cannabis regulations for Massachusetts. She’s also an inventor and entrepreneur who’s created a small kitchen appliance, about the size and shape of a coffee-grinder, that will decarboxylate cannabis, rendering it ready to use. So far her company, …

Cannabis

When consumer packaged goods start acting like software

Historically, consumer packaged goods (CPG) were designed to be sold in a brick-and-mortar retail environment — in packaging flashy enough to catch a consumer’s eyes while presenting the right information to compel a purchase. But packaging doesn’t need to sell the product anymore. The Internet is …

The Changing Landscape Of Consumer Packaged Goods

This mindfulness trick is super-effective at calming anxiety

People are saying the results are instant<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

13 of the Best CBD Products We're Obsessed With — You Need to Try These ASAP

Whether you want to sleep better, relieve chronic anxiety, or reduce pain and inflammation, CBD is a natural wonder. And if you're not already as obsessed as we are with this plant-based supplement, we guarantee you will be soon. Try any of these marvelous products — from edible goodies to topical …

Cannabis

A startup that makes cannabis oil for vaping wants to be America's first $1 billion 'marijuana unicorn'

Cura Cannabis Solutions, a startup that makes marijuana oil for vape cartridges, wants to be the first US company in the cannabis industry to achieve elusive "unicorn" status with a billion dollar valuation.<p>"We've had a lot of nicknames. 'Unicorn' is definitely a new one," said Cura president and …

Blockchain Is Changing Our World: Here Are The Best Practical Examples Of How It Is Used In 2018

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every industry in some way cannot be dismissed even though there are still several hurdles to overcome before we see its full transformative impact.<p>Leaders of major financial institutions where security is paramount and change is often …

Blockchain

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Invest In Platforms

If the story of 2017 for the financial world turned in large part on the mainstream recognition of Bitcoin, then the story for 2018 in the …

Kodak is the latest company to jump on blockchain. And one of the few that make sense

Okay, this one actually makes a lot of sense. Kodak today announced a blockchain platform called KodakOne that will feature a token named KodakCoin. This of course sent its stock skyrocketing, like Hooters before it.<p>Unlike a rewards program for an oddly-themed chain of restaurants (or defunct video …

Bitcoin 101: Your essential guide to cryptocurrency

The cryptocurrency is seemingly in the news every day as investors and businesses try to understand the future of this digital finance.<p>But what is Bitcoin all about?<p>Why is it suddenly on every financial news program?<p>And what does it mean to you?<p>Find out the answers to these questions and more in</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Keep Track Of Your Cryptocurrency With These Five Apps

Bitcoin has made billionaires and broken records, even as Wall Street’s past scam artists have sounded the alarm. Like we’ve told you, don’t invest your retirement fund in Bitcoin. But if you enjoy playing the markets, here are five apps to help you feel like a big shot.<p>Quick disclaimer: The world …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin’s mysterious inventor is now one of the world’s 50 richest people

Bitcoin was a whisker away from hitting $20,000 over the weekend, hitting a high of $19,771 yesterday, according to the CoinDesk price index. At that price, bitcoin’s anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, would have been worth $19.4 billion, or the 44th richest person in the world, according to the …

Bitcoin

Who the Fuck Is Kat Von D?

How a reality TV provocateur became one of the beauty industry’s brightest stars.<p>Before there was Kylie Jenner, there was Kat Von D. Nearly a decade ago, the tattoo artist famous for a career in reality television and a string of tabloid-fodder relationships took her notoriety and turned it into a …

Makeup

How Much CBD Should You Take? Doctors Weigh In

CBD has been touted as a natural wonder — "a legitimate, bona-fide antipsychotic" and an "underutilized and underappreciated" treatment within medicine, according to Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD, FAAPMR and practitioner at SageMD. But it's unregulated by the FDA, relatively inaccessible outside of a …

How To Buy Marijuana Stocks Quickly And Easily With This New Fund

It’s high time individual investors have a diversified fund to quickly and easily invest in the so-called green rush and get a toke of America’s fastest-growing industry. The first U.S. exchange-traded fund, ETF, to focus on marijuana stocks is launching Dec. 26 — days before California legalizes …

California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In

California cannabis entrepreneurs will earn $5.2B in revenue in 2018 as recreational use becomes legal there. The state will collect about one billion dollars in accompanying marijuana taxes. These numbers, estimated by Matt Karnes, industry analyst and managing partner of New York’s GreenWave …

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