So many strains, brands and products – How can companies succeed at marketing their cannabis to both the inexperienced and experienced user?
Everyone is talking about legalization regarding tax revenue and policy, but one stone remains unturned: the personal budgeting of the cannabis consumer.
Cannabis is a plant that is deeply rooted in cultures globally. It also has a very dark past. The lexicon we use when referring to this plant is essential.
The blazing battle between Facebook and legal cannabis businesses, organizations, and even state-level government agencies continue to rage. For many years Facebook has been notorious for shutting down cannabis related pages as well as denying access to advertising and marketing opportunities even for companies who are just looking to promote education. In their latest attempt […]
Canada is on a rollercoaster to cannabis legalization, and some provinces are experiencing more whiplash than others. Members of the new provincial government in Ontario gave a press conference yesterday, announcing that the province will exclusively sell cannabis online on Oct. 17, the same date that brick and mortar stores will begin opening in all […]
You might remember it being called hot knifing. The evolution of dabbing has grown to have its own vocabulary, tools, and even its own holiday.
New York City is an incredible city and a fantastic place to go for a getaway. If you’re heading there after September 1, you’ll be happy to know that if you get caught blazing in the big apple, you’ll only get a $100 souvenir. The NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city […]
The DEA just put out a new list of slang terms for marijuana, and it couldn’t sound more narc-y. Many of the terms are familiar; they incorporate a country—Panama, India, Mexico—or a strain name, or a reference to the colour green: Green, Green Crack, Green-Eyed Girl, Green Eyes, Green Goblin, Green Goddess, Green Mercedes Benz, […]
In an early show from the tobacco industry which is now embracing the rising popularity of cannabis and declining demand for cigarettes, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies announced that they’re getting into cannabis. Imperial Brands, makers of Kool, Salem, Winston, and the vapour device ‘blu’ have a venture arm that participated in a […]
Keeping buds fresh and at the optimal moisture level will make the entire experience of breaking up, rolling and smoking exponentially better.
The Canadian Senate passed the federal bill to legalize recreational cannabis, diminishing a 95-year prohibition. The provinces have 90 days to get ready.
Understanding that today’s marijuana users are seeking something beyond the high—pain relief, anti-anxiety treatment or a full night’s sleep—is the key to breaking down the stigma around cannabis. Cannabis legalization is revealing connections to existing trends, like the wellness revolution. One of the most telling signs is the prevalence of convenient, discrete, “normalized” ways to […]
As a part of a deep dive into the concept of recreational pot, Australia’s second-most populous state is country-sourcing their information. If Victoria (the State known for Melbourne, Shiraz and Aussie rules football) likes what they see, drug law reform may follow. In a 586-page “Inquiry into Drug Law Reform” report, a state parliamentary committee recommends […]
Canada Post, the government-run corporation that handles mail delivery for all of the provinces has stated this week that it will in fact deliver recreational marijuana once legalization goes live. The decision will expand Canadian’s access to marijuana and should help to reduce anticipated bottle-necks once the legalization framework rolls out. Considering the fact that Canada Post already […]
There are a lot of strains named after important figures in the modern history of cannabis – Rene, Ringo’s Gift, and of course Jack Herer. But one name always stood out to me – who the heck is Dr. Grinspoon? Turns out, the answer is a lot more interesting than a B-list Griswalds rip-off! Dr. Lester […]
For anyone who wondered why the somewhat unknown MedMen had such a prominent booth at this year’s Lift Expo, the answer is here. MedMen is now listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. MedMen is the largest U.S. cannabis company right now with more than 800 employees and 18 licensed facilities in California, Nevada and New […]
One study has found promising signs that week-long treatments with marijuana could help those addicted to drugs and alcohol stay sober. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego studied the “anti-relapse potential” of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. To produce the results of “Unique treatment potential of cannabidiol for the […]
They’re not going to be legal right away in Canada, but edibles and vaporizable oils will be a major legal cannabis growth market, believes one cannabis C-Suite holder. If this weekend’s Lift Expo in Toronto is any indication, there’s a palpable shift occurring from dried flower over to concentrates and edible products. The rollout of […]
The cannabis industry is hotter than ever. Investments have already surpassed $3 billion this year, Viridian Capital Advisors estimates. And, according to New Frontier Data, sales are expected to exceed $9.5 billion in 2018. Retail investors must do their due diligence, though it’s laborious and time-consuming, most people usually don’t have access to the resources […]
Between the two, would you say that consuming marijuana or drinking alcohol was the most dangerous? Nearly 70% of Americans say that booze is more damaging than smoking marijuana, according to a 2015 study, and from what we’ve learned since, they were most likely correct. Marijuana legalization is spreading, and since we generally know […]