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Half Of Americans Think The Smell Of Weed In Public Is A Real Problem

Just over half of Americans think the smell of weed in public has become a problem, and nearly a quarter of the country say they sincerely “hate” the stench while they’re out, according to a major new survey conducted by PSB Research, Civilized, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, and BuzzFeed News.

‘People have been coming to the door’: Toronto’s 2nd cannabis shop set to open

Ameri in Yorkville wants to be a 'boutique' cannabis retailer Toronto's second brick-and-mortar cannabis retailer is set to open Sunday morning, and staff there say technology will play a key role in the customer experience. Ameri, located at 20 Cumberland St. in Yorkville, isn't trying...

Industrial cannabis is booming in China

The hemp plant has a storied history in China. It was probably twisted into the world’s first rope there around 2,800bc. In the West, you find it in cigarette paper and Bible pages. In the East, it is woven into uniforms of the People’s Liberation Army (pla). Since its cooler sister, marijuana,...

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Quality-control certification can help cannabis firms achieve global ambitions

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the March issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Take a look at multinational medical marijuana growers, and most, if not all, have been awarded the gold standard for global quality compliance: Good Manufacturing Practice certification.

Will the SAFE Banking Act Create the Biggest Stock Market Bubble in History?

SAFE Banking Bill Officially The First Major Cannabis Legislation To Pass Cannabis Businesses May Soon Finally Enjoy Greater Banking Access The Green Rush could go to a new level as billions in new capital will have legal access to investing and growing the cannabis market...

Should You Pay a Higher Cannabis Tax for Higher THC Content?

Canada Is Going To Tax Edibles Based On THC – And You Might Be Getting Tasteless Edibles The Liberal government of Canada has mandated a tax rate for edibles and topicals that will be based on its THC content, for the 2019 budget which will take effect May...

PotPurge Round 2- YouTube Begins Deleting Cannabis Videos, Again.

YouTube's AI Filter Just Doesn't Smoke Weed YouTube, or we should say Google, has turned their AI program back on their YouTube platform in order to get rid of any videos that could compromise their community standard rules.  This is not the first time YouTube has gone after...

Spring is Here – How to Grow Cannabis in the Spring

Here are tips for getting your outdoor cannabis grow started this spring There are so many reasons to love spring. This season brings longer days, shorter nights, warmth, and everything in nature blooms. Spring is also one of the best times of...

Study: Cannabis Can Improve a Woman’s Sexual Experience

According to a recent study published in the Sexual Medicine health journal, cannabis usage ahead of sex can help women experience better orgasms. Noting that “scientific research on the effects of marijuana on sexual functioning in women, including libido, arousal, orgasm, and satisfaction” was limited, the aim of this study was...

The AGCO has Issued Ontario’s First Two Cannabis Retail Licenses

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced that The Niagara Herbalist (St. Catharines) and The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. (Toronto) have become the first two authorized cannabis retail shops in the province. In order to achieve...

Aurora Cannabis Inc. Completes Acquisition of Whistler Medical

Aurora Cannabis Inc. has officially acquired Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation in an all-stock deal. The companies involved first announced the potential acquisition back in January. In a press release, Aurora credited Whistler Medical with developing “one of Canada’s most iconic cannabis brands, built...

Health Canada Approves Aphria Inc.’s Facility Expansion

To do big business, you need to have the right setup to make that happen. Now, thanks to Health Canada, Aphria Inc. has been given the green light to add an additional 800,000 square feet of facilities at its Aphria One location. This is all part of the company’s completed...

Martha Stewart to Advise Canopy Growth on Future Products

For decades, Martha Stewart has been the gold standard as it relates to recipes, home décor, crafting and various DIY projects. Her success in these fields didn’t just help Stewart become a successful and influential businesswoman, it also shaped her into a pop culture icon. Now, the 77-year-old Stewart has taken...

Canopy Growth Appoints Hilary Black its Chief Advocacy Officer

Canopy Growth Corporation, a diversified cannabis and hemp company, has appointed Hilary Black its Chief Advocacy Officer. In this position, Black will focus her attention on driving patient advocacy efforts on a global scale, all the while carrying forward the company’s global corporate social responsible strategy....

Aurora Cannabis Inc. Expands into Portugal

Aurora Cannabis Inc. has confirmed its acquisition of a 51% ownership stake in Portugal’s Gaia Pharm Lda. for an undisclosed sum. The goal, stated Aurora, is to “establish a local facility to produce medical cannabis and derivative products.” Aurora has said that this move is “consistent” with...

MMA Fighter Sarah Moras Signs on to Promote 1933 Industries’ Canna HempX

1933 Industries Inc., a publicly traded Canadian cannabis company, has come out swinging this week by unveiling a strategic partnership with mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Sarah Moras. Through this arrangement, Moras will spend the next six months promoting 1933 Industries’ Action...

Tilray Inc. Agrees to Acquire Hemp Food-maker Manitoba Harvest

Nanaimo, B.C.-based cannabis company Tilray Inc. will be entering the hemp food market after agreeing to purchase Manitoba Harvest. News of the $419 million cash and stock deal gave Tilray shares a 4.5% boost. Once the acquisition is complete, Manitoba Harvest will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary...

6 Canadian Cannabis Stocks Worth Watching in 2019

As the medicinal and recreational cannabis businesses continue to grow across Canada, so does the notion that more and more people would like to invest in the industry. With that in mind, we thought it'd be pertinent to provide you with a quick look at six Canadian cannabis stocks worth watching.

Nearly 5 Million Canadians Used Cannabis in the Last 3 Months

Earlier this month, Statistics Canada released its National Cannabis Survey (NCS) for Q4 2018. Here, it was reported 15% of Canadians (4.6 million people, aged 15+) used cannabis in the last three months. Seven per cent of those Canadians used cannabis for non-medicinal purposes. The NCS was...

Tragically Hip-backed Cannabis Company Opening Retail Hub in Kingston, ON

Up Cannabis Inc., a company backed by legendary Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip, is opening an “Experiential Hub” in the band’s hometown of Kingston, Ontario. It will be located inside of a forthcoming Spiritleaf retail centre. This news coincides...

Canadian Weed Industry Battles Supply & Demand Issues

On October 7, 2018, weed became legal across Canada. Not only did this monumental achievement provide consumers with an easier, safer pathway to purchasing and enjoying product, it also provided weed manufacturers, distributors, and retailers with an opportunity to seemingly do better business. Unfortunately, the abundance of consumer enthusiasm has helped...

How to Claim Medical Marijuana on Your Canadian Income Tax Return

During tax season, we all hope to receive a nice little return from the Government. At the very least, we hope to not owe them anything. Turns out, if you use marijuana for medical purposes, your tax return could receive a bit of a boost. In 2015, the

NFL Legend Joe Montana Continues to Invest in Cannabis

To this day, Joe Montana remains one of the most celebrated and accomplished quarterbacks to ever suit up in the National Football League (NFL). During his time with the San Francisco 49ers, Montana won four Super Bowl titles and racked up an...

Study: Men Who Smoke Pot May Have Higher Sperm Count

According to a recent study published in the Human Reproduction journal, men who smoke pot may be able to produce more sperm than men who don’t. If that revelation is a surprise to you, you’re not alone. “We spent a good two months...

Aquaponics: How Fish Poop Can Help Bring Cannabis to Life

When it comes to growing cannabis, many still envision a traditional technique centered around soil, water and light. However, times are a changing and so have the methods in which marijuana manufacturers use to create quality product. For instance, would you believe that fish can be used in the growing...

The Leafly Buyer’s Guide to Indoor Cannabis Grow Tents

Grow tents have been essential for home growers for years. But with legalization and the convenience of online shopping today, the market may seem flooded with options. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the myriad options, so here’s a guide to help navigate buying the right grow tent for your...

Produce the Pipe: Fruits and Vegetables That Make Good Cannabis Pipes

You can mix up your cannabis smoking routine without dropping any scratch on a piece–all it takes is a little creativity and a leisurely stroll through your local grocer. Yes, I am talking about a produce pipe. The key to a successful fruit or vegetable pipe is rigidity and airflow. The consistency of your produce...

How Long Is My Cannabis Good For? Leafly’s Guide to Storing Cannabis

At some point in our cannabis careers, we’re all posed with the question, “How long is my cannabis good for?” Maybe you’ve found a few nugs tucked in your winter jacket from last year’s ski trip, or when harvesting a medical crop you may need a way to safely store the excess buds until...

Why Does Cannabis Get You ‘High’ and Make You Feel Good?

You’ve probably heard of the commonly held myth about the chemical that is blamed (or credited) for the cannabis high: dopamine. Many media reports over the past few decades explain that THC induces a “flood of dopamine” that causes the pleasurable “high” cherished by recreational cannabis consumers. Where did the media...

What Does One Gram of Cannabis Look Like? A Visual Guide to Cannabis Quantities

A gram, an eighth, an ounce–what does it all mean? We’ve all been there at one point. Attempting to make sense of the names associated with different cannabis quantities can be challenging. Central to the confusion is conceptualization of weight, which depends on both product size and density. If you are...

What Are the Best Ways to Get Rid of Cannabis Smell Inside Your House?

Cannabis, as we’re well aware, is a flower. One of the primary functions of flowers is to create terpenes, odoriferous chemicals designed by nature to attract pollinators and ward off predators. These pungent compounds can be one of the best and worst parts of enjoying cannabis. The rich smell of...

How To Buy Blue Dream Seeds and Clones

In this series, we help out the bumper crop of cannabis lovers who can legally grow a pound, so they can save money and ensure a clean harvest. Starting off: the first of three blockbuster strains, Blue Dream! Go ahead and try and shame us, but we like Blue Dream. This...

Organic Pest Control for Cannabis Home Growers

Pests of any variety can quickly become a mountain of stress for any home grower. Whether you grow indoors, outdoors, or in a greenhouse, these unwelcome guests will inevitably find a way to ruin your crop if they manage to get in. While solutions such as synthetic pesticides and inert growing mediums can play...
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Half Of Americans Think The Smell Of Weed In Public Is A Real Problem
Just over half of Americans think the smell of weed in public has become a problem, and nearly a quarter of the country say they sincerely “hate” the stench while they’re out, according to a major new survey conducted by PSB...

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