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HIGH TIMES: WHO IS THE WORLD’S TOP CANNABIS PRODUCER?

July 13th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “HIGH TIMES: WHO IS THE WORLD’S TOP CANNABIS PRODUCER?”

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently issued its World Drug Report 2017—its 20th annual survey of production, trafficking and eradication and enforcement efforts around the globe.

In past years, the report has sought to quantify the amount of cannabis cultivated in each producer country—over the past decade consistently placing Morocco in first place, generally followed by Mexico and Paraguay. This general trend continues—with some new variations.

The report only attempts to quantify the area under cultivation for a handful of the top producers.

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LEAFLY: 5 Lessons Learned: Nevada’s First Week of Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

July 12th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “LEAFLY: 5 Lessons Learned: Nevada’s First Week of Adult-Use Cannabis Sales”

At midnight on July 1, Nevada became just the fifth state to launch a legal, adult-use cannabis market. Under skies lit with celebratory fireworks, thousands lined up outside dispensaries to make a purchase on the first day of sales.

The launch came nearly eight months after state voters approved Question 2 to legalize adult-use cannabis—a blink of an eye compared to other states, many of which have been hit with long post-legalization delays. Not only were sales fast, they were also heavy: During the first four days, dispensaries raked in nearly $3 million in revenue and generated about $500,000 in taxes for the state, according to the Nevada Dispensary Association. The stronger-than-expected sales have been a boon to dispensary owners, but they’ve also raised concerns among some officials that stores risked running low on product.

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ABC ONLINE: Cannabis: Can low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol help restore memory?

July 11th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “ABC ONLINE: Cannabis: Can low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol help restore memory?”

The study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, was conducted by scientists in Germany.

Over a period of one month, one group of mice of various ages was given continuous low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. A control group of mice was given a placebo.

The scientists tested cognitive ability like memory and learning skills in the mice. Normally you would expect learning and memory performance to decline with age. But this study delivered a surprising result.

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LA WEEKLY: This Women’s Weed Network Is Empowering Cannabis Entrepreneurs

July 7th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “LA WEEKLY: This Women’s Weed Network Is Empowering Cannabis Entrepreneurs”

Around a bouquet of fresh flowers and flickering candles, a bowl of fruit and a salt crystal light, a group of women gather in a circle once a month to smoke weed and shoot the shit. These cannabis women’s circles, happening everywhere from Venice to Hollywood, are one of the many projects put on by Cannabis Feminist, L.A.’s new hottest all-girls ganja group, aiming to build a women-run cannabis empire.

At the beginning of every women’s circle, Jessica Assaf, CEO and head of products at Cannabis Feminist, rolls a joint, reminding everyone it’s just as important to puff as to pass. It could be a high CBD joint, or perhaps some cannabis flower blended with a couple other aromatic herbs. The idea is for guests to get better acquainted with weed, to learn about their relationships to the plant, and to discover different kinds of cannabis products, like topicals, flower, vapes or edibles.

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MERRY JANE: Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal in Greece

July 6th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “MERRY JANE: Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal in Greece”

Lawmakers in Greece announced this week that the European Union member will become the latest country to accept the medical value of cannabis. After months of speculation, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Friday that doctors across the European nation will now be able to prescribe cannabis for a variety of medical conditions.

Greece will join the Czech Republic, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain as the sixth country in the European Union to legalize medical marijuana.

“From now on, the country is turning its page, as Greece is now included in countries where the delivery of medical cannabis to patients in need is legal.” Prime Minister Tsipras said at a press conference yesterday.

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LEAFLY: 7 Must-Try Cannabis Topicals for Those Scorching Summer Days

July 5th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “LEAFLY: 7 Must-Try Cannabis Topicals for Those Scorching Summer Days”

As summer heats up, it’s easy to run around and splash and play while forgetting about the human body’s largest organ–your skin! While that summer sun is beautiful, especially after a brutally long winter, we’re often so excited to soak up the rays that it’s easy for before-and-after-suncare to fall by the wayside.

To help protect your epidermis during the hottest months of the year, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best cannabis-infused skincare products on the market:

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LAS VEGAS WEEKLY: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU WALK INTO A LAS VEGAS CANNABIS DISPENSARY

June 30th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “LAS VEGAS WEEKLY: WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU WALK INTO A LAS VEGAS CANNABIS DISPENSARY”

So, you’ve decided to buy some of the marijuana products you voted to legalize last November. What will it be like? According to Armen Yemenidjian, CEO of Essence Cannabis Dispensaries—whose branches at 5765 W. Tropicana Ave. and 2307 Las Vegas Blvd. S. will begin recreational sales at 12:01 a.m. on July 1—it should be a very relaxed and personalized experience.

“When you come through the door, you’ll be greeted by staff, who will ask if you’re a recreational customer or medical patient,” Yemenidjian says. (Other dispensaries do things somewhat differently: “We have separate lines for rec and med,” says Medizin’s VP of sales and marketing, Tanya Lupien.) You’ll be asked to provide proof that you’re at least 21 years old, but that information won’t be recorded. (Essence and other dispensaries do run customer loyalty programs that require personal information, but that’s voluntary.)

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LEAFLY: Mainstream Marketing Focuses on Cannabis Industry to Capture ‘Stoner’ Audience

June 29th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “LEAFLY: Mainstream Marketing Focuses on Cannabis Industry to Capture ‘Stoner’ Audience”

Innovative marketing is not just about being original. It’s about knowing the experience the audience will enjoy and bringing it to them at the next level. It’s a mantra The World’s Best Ever (aka TWBE) has been dabbling in since 2014, when the Webby-nominated culture website launched a creative marketing portal specializing in cannabis.

David Wilfert, “editor-in-charge” and co-founder of TWBE, created the portal after being approached by independent entertainment company A24 to dream up ideas for Kevin Smith’s film, Tusk. Their first project, “Toke N’ Tusk,” was a cannabis-focused campaign that included two Tusk-branded strains of medical marijuana available for sale at Buds & Roses in Studio City. They also bought digital media on High Times, Cannabist, Dangerous Minds, Boing Boing, and a few other cannabis-friendly sites with lots of reach. Not only were the studios and executives thrilled by the promotion, their campaign reached the print edition of the New York Times.

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NBC LOS ANGELES: There’s a Weed Farmers Market at This Cannabis Lifestyle Event in Malibu

June 28th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “NBC LOS ANGELES: There’s a Weed Farmers Market at This Cannabis Lifestyle Event in Malibu”

People browse through rows of vendors in the hills in Malibu, scoping out farmers’ latest crops and companies’ products. They discuss where products are from and how farmers grow.

These people aren’t picking up groceries — they’re getting pot.

Emerald Exchange brings Northern California farmers and Southern California companies together for an event that features a cannabis farmers market, workshops, music, a speaker series and educational events. The first Emerald Exchange was held in Malibu last August and two other events have been held since then. Some 500 attendees came out for the latest event in March.

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HIGH TIMES: Winners of the 2017 Midwest Cannabis Cup

June 27th, 2017 Posted by CANNABIS INDUSTRY 0 comments on “HIGH TIMES: Winners of the 2017 Midwest Cannabis Cup”

Everyone brought their best to the 2017 HIGH TIMES Midwest Cannabis Cup! The competition was fierce across all of the categories represented, but ultimately the judges voted for these fine entries.

Special thanks to Grow Green Michigan, our presenting sponsor, as well as our premier sponsors: Advanced Nutrients, Herbal Solutions, FlavRx, CoCO Extracts, Ocean Grown Seeds, Moxie, SkunkwerksRx, Holistic Health Michigan, Greener Crossing and The Green Doctors. We’d also like to thank our partner lab, PSI Labs.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

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