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The Effects of COVID-19 on the Medical Cannabis Industry

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Medical Cannabis Industry

Economies around the world have taken a major hit as COVID-19 moves from country to country. And while research labs work to find a vaccine, many are wondering what they can do in the meantime to treat symptoms. Some have even turned to cannabis and its derivatives in the face of the coronavirus in hopes...

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What can Europe Learn from Cannabis Laws in Canada?

What can Europe Learn from Cannabis Laws in Canada?

As data continues to roll in from North American policymakers on the state of cannabis, European countries should be taking notes. Although the recent wave of legalisations has been far from a perfect success, some experts are happy to report that they got at least a few things right. From limiting harmful advertising, stepping out...

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The Story of Mexican Cannabis Cartels Begins in China

The Story of Mexican Cannabis Cartels Begins in China

The difficulty in identifying exactly how much money the Mexican drug cartels make from cannabis and other ventures lays in the fact that this money is undocumented. Only through estimations and successful drug raids can economists put a figure on all the black money these groups make. That being said, it isn’t difficult to see...

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In a Post-Communist Albania, Cannabis Is King

In a Post-Communist Albania, Cannabis Is King

Albania’s history is one that shows a country eager to emerge from an uncertain post-communist era. With these ambitions, especially those of pursuing a capitalist society, came a host of growing pains. From failed pyramid schemes and the influence of local and foreign chapters of the mafia to the widespread poverty of farmers, Albania holds...

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The Real Estate Industry is Still Adapting to Legal Cannabis

The Real Estate Industry is Still Adapting to Legal Cannabis

In another study touting the benefits of legal cannabis to local communities, researchers at the University of Oklahoma have discovered something interesting. States in the U.S. that have legalised recreational cannabis actually enjoy higher real estate prices. Related: In Latest Market Rout, Cannabis Industry Is No Shelter As more data begins to trickle on, the advantages...

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Does Cannabis Legalisation Stimulate Corporate Innovation?

Does Cannabis Legalisation Stimulate Corporate Innovation?

A joint paper from the University of Iowa in the U.S. claims that companies based in American states which have legalised cannabis enjoy greater levels of innovation. The findings use patents, stock valuation and income levels as a proxy for such improvements on business. The paper even indicates that, after cannabis is made legal, inventors...

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In Latest Market Rout, Cannabis Industry Is No Shelter

In Latest Market Rout, Cannabis Industry Is No Shelter

For many cannabis companies, the latest financial crash could not have come at a worse time. The velocity and gradient at which global equity markets fell had not been felt since 2008. This drop reached epic proportions on March 9, 2020, as major exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) tripped first-level circuit breakers...

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CBD is Still a Novel Food in Germany

CBD is Still a Novel Food in Germany

On March 3, 2020, the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) announced that Germany would be backing initiatives to lift cannabidiol (CBD) products from the novel foods list. The cannabis media space quickly swelled with relevant headlines, celebrating a new milestone for the industry, with people claiming that CBD is no longer a novel food in...

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Cannabis Doesn’t Have a Gender Problem, Yet

Cannabis Doesn’t Have a Gender Problem, Yet

No matter one’s focus, the digitisation of nearly every facet of our lives offers hundreds if not thousands of new opportunities. Entrepreneurs, investors and founders in the cannabis sector, like everyone else, have all been watching the technology space. From a business perspective, this is likely an excellent strategy. Cannabis folks should, however, make sure...

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Domestic Cultivation is the Next Step for European Cannabis

Domestic Cultivation is the Next Step for European Cannabis

The cannabis industry in Europe and abroad has been marked by a series of landslide shifts in regulations. As it’s happening, and related stocks skyrocket, onlookers rush into the cannabis space with the next brightest idea. Few, however, have thoroughly examined this ambiguous period before the regulatory shift. Related: All You Need To Know About CBD...