Three Catalysts for the Growth of Cannabis IPOs

With millions of marijuana dollars already flowing through US and Canadian stock exchanges, new funds and investors entering the space, and the excitement around the increased legalization of recreational marijuana, we’re seeing a strong appetite among global investors to invest in the US cannabis market.

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Low-dose cannabis

The value of Low-Dose Cannabis

When many cannabis cultivators tried breeding high-THC strains since the early 1980s in search of that ultimate Cheech and Chong-inspired high, they ultimately bred plants that had THC percentages as high as 30% while breeding out a cannabinoid that we have only just recently come to see for its value: CBD.

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California Cannabis: Expect Turmoil Prior To The Enlightenment

Even though California will finally begin allowing the sale of recreational marijuana on January 1st, 2018, a lot of people are very nervous about how that is going to go. The state has had a largely unsupervised medical cannabis program in place since 1996

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Legal Marijuana Lounges Are Coming to America

Marijuana is a social drug, so its only natural that marijuana lounges and social clubs are appealing to people. In some states, marijuana lounges are needed because visitors who legally purchase recreational cannabis may not have a legal place to consume it

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Impending Legalization in New Jersey Will Put Pressure on New York

With recreational marijuana sales set to begin in Massachusetts over the summer and incoming New Jersey governor Phil Murphy poised to legalize pot as quickly as possible, there’s a good chance that hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers

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Venture Capital Firms in Cannabis: Arcview Group

Given the projected growth and investment potential in the cannabis market, multiple investment entities have emerged to tap into this lucrative market and fund promising cannabis businesses owners and establishments. One of the largest and most prolific investors in this space has been the ArcView Group: Read more

The Effect of Cannabis on Your Vision

If you ask frequent users of Cannabis about the way they feel after using marijuana, most of them will express how much this plant represents a source of wellbeing and comfort to them. And yet, we all know that the effect of cannabis on the human body is much more complex than that. In this post, we explore the science and research behind the effects of cannabis on human vision.  Read more

Cannabis Predictions for 2018

8 Predictions for Cannabis in 2018

As the marijuana industry continues to grow state by state, adding businesses, jobs and revenue, 2018 is poised to be the biggest year in the history of marijuana in America, and beyond.

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New York Moves Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

New York Moves Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

For New York state, 2018 has brought optimism and some fresh perspective for lawmakers debating the legal status of marijuana. In his Wednesday address regarding the 2018 Executive Budget Plan, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) delivered remarks on “revenue raisers” – new taxes and fees that can potentially infuse ~$1B into the New York economy. Among several proposals put forth to accomplish this, the Governor made it apparent that he is open to the idea of legalizing recreational use of marijuana as a major revenue generator. Read more

Governor Phil Scott (R) signed into law House Bill 511

Vermont Makes History by Legalizing Marijuana Through a Legislative Process

Vermont made history today by becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana through a legislative process, as opposed to voter initiative. Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) signed into law House Bill 511, which makes it legal for adults over 21 to possess up to one ounce of cannabis or five grams of hash, and removes penalties for possession and cultivation of up to two mature marijuana plants and up to four immature plants and home. Read more

2017 Year in Review

2017 has been a tremendous year for the cannabis industry, leaving us with a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Tax revenue from retail marijuana sales is supporting state infrastructure and education, marijuana arrests are down nationally, cannabis technology companies across all verticals are seeing increased traction and investment, and more Americans than ever are in favor of marijuana legalization and regulation. 

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7 Questions to Raphael Mechoulam

Raphael Mechoulam is not a breeder or a seedbank owner, Mechoulam is not either a grower, a businessman or Cannabis advocate, as a matter of fact, the professor does not even use the Cannabis plant himself. Raphael Mechoulam is the scientist who discovered THC, the CBD molecule and the very existence of the Endocannabinoid system. Mechoulam has been studying Hashish and Cannabis flowers in an Israeli lab with a team of scientists over the last 54 years.

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