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Does Cannabis Make You Less Intelligent?

Does Cannabis Make You Less Intelligent?

One of the most common tropes since the dawn of cannabis has been the plant’s effects on intelligence. These tropes often accompany smokey scenes of stoners in wood-panelled station wagons passing a joint and a bag of chips. Other stereotypes include the underperforming hippy student who is barely able to complete a sentence. The list...

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Germany Still Leading Medical Cannabis Sector in Europe

Germany Still Leading Medical Cannabis Sector in Europe

In its latest industry report, Marijuana Business Daily revealed several intriguing features about the fast-growing European cannabis market. But many of the findings are not new. Instead, they indicate the continuation and deepening of trends from 2019. The most striking of which has been German dominance in the medical marijuana space. Not only has Germany...

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Why You Shouldn’t Smoke Anything, Not Even Cannabis

Why You Shouldn’t Smoke Anything, Not Even Cannabis

Smoking, no matter the substance, is damaging to lung health. Whether it be tobacco or cannabis, smoke contains various toxins and carcinogens, which can cause further complications later in life. This point cannot be debated. Luckily, in the case of cannabis, there are alternative methods of ingestion, like marijuana edibles. Related: Legal Cannabis Sales Surging During...

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What to Consider Before You Invest in Cannabis Stocks

What to Consider Before You Invest in Cannabis Stocks

As prices sink for various big-time cannabis companies, many retail investors may be interested in buying their first cannabis stock. The thinking goes, the cannabis industry won’t die off anytime soon, so the current prices offer an attractive entrance to invest in cannabis stocks. Related: Coronavirus Pandemic Could Delay Cannabis Legalisation in Europe and the US...

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Synthetic CBD Could Help Cannabis Businesses Scale

Synthetic CBD Could Help Cannabis Businesses Scale

Budding cannabis entrepreneurs have quickly figured out that business is better downstream from cultivation. Competing with established cannabis growers in Europe and abroad means joining a saturated and costly vertical. Still, these producers of raw material are critical infrastructure for the industry.  Every extractor relies on high-quality plants, and every cannabis company relies on high-quality...

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25 Books and Movies to Keep You High in Quarantine

25 Books and Movies to Keep You High in Quarantine

After nearly two months of quarantine, global populations are getting more and more anxious to leave lockdown. Unfortunately, data shows that the coronavirus has yet to run its entire course. Leaving lockdown too soon could still be disastrous. Thank goodness for strong pot and excellent entertainment, right? Related: The Top 15 Stoner Movies To Watch To...

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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...