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MedMen - The First Marijuana Unicorn

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In the investment world, a “unicorn” is a small start-up company that grows to be worth at least a billion dollars. The term denotes a company that is very rare because of its stellar rate of growth from inception. Unicorn stocks often provide the majority of returns for investors and venture capitalists. And now, the marijuana industry

Recent Study Shows No Link Between Cannabis Use and Kidney Disease

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The cannabis industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds as both legal restrictions and negative public sentiment about the drug slowly recede. A 1995 survey by Gallup revealed that only 25% of respondents approved the use of marijuana in 1995, while another study conducted in 2017 showed an approval rating of 64%. Cannabis research firm ArcView

The Growth of Equity Crowdfunding in the Cannabis Industry

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The cannabis industry is still in its infancy, which means that there are a great many startup companies out there that are hungry for funding from any source that they can get it. But many cannabis companies are simply too small, or too new to attract the attention of venture capitalists. These companies may have innovative ideas, produc

Legislative Bill to Legalize Hemp Now on the Table

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To the great delight of the cannabis industry and users of marijuana everywhere, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced that he will soon file a bill for approval in Congress that will legalize the use of hemp for industrial purposes. At a press conference with Kentucky’s agricultural commissioner, McConnell stated,

Cannabis and Autism

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An enormous discovery in a scientific study completely unrelated to autism has led a group of researchers in Israel to start conducting open clinical trials that use whole plant cannabis in order to treat autism spectrum disorders. Bonni Goldstein, M.D., who is the resident expert for the website Marijuana.com and a publish

Major Pharmaceutical Company to Partner with Domestic Cannabis Producer

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There has been a major development in the cannabis industry recently. Tilray, an affiliate of Privateer Holdings and a major producer of cannabis in the United States has announced that it is partnering with Sandoz Canada, an affiliate of Sandoz International. The parent company constitutes a division of Novartis Group which produces generic pharma

Two Cannabis Studies Draw the Same Conclusion

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Cannabis has shown itself to be a viable alternative to dangerous, addictive opioids and an effective painkiller in its own right in states that have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. But marijuana can do more than simply treat opioid addiction; it can actually reduce the number of opioid prescriptions that are dispensed by doctor

Cannabis can Relieve Every Type of Pain

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Cannabis has quickly become the drug of choice for those who suffer from some form of physical pain, especially in states that have legalized marijuana for medicinal use. There are three main categories of physical pain as classified in the medical community:Nociceptive painNeuropathic painCentral pain (there&rsqu

States Seek a Meeting with Jeff Sessions

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Under the Obama Administration, the government made history by allowing each state to determine the legality of marijuana for legal or recreational use. The administration inserted a clause in federal laws prohibiting the DEA from going after marijuana in states where it is legal. But this policy has been reversed by the Trump Administrat

Former NFL Player Delves into Cannabis Research

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The NFL made the statement near the end of July in 2017 that they would offer assistance to the NFL Player’s Association with research into the use of marijuana to relieve pain for injured players. This marks a major change in policy for the league, as the NFL has previously been adamantly against the players’ use of cannabis

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