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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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How COVID-19 is Making a Bad Year for Cannabis Worse

How COVID-19 is Making a Bad Year for Cannabis Worse

The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening in North America, destabilising normal life and affecting most markets. And the negative economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic can also be seen in the cannabis industry. Related: The Impact of the Coronavirus on the CBD Industry Multiple large cannabis operators are scaling back and laying off workers in a struggle...

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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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How Cannabis Companies Help Local Communities During Coronavirus Pandemic

How Cannabis Companies Help Local Communities During Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has taken a toll on the resources of health systems around the world. And as hospitals run low on supplies, celebrities, local entrepreneurs and regular citizens donate what they can to keep the systems running. And cannabis companies have also joined the coronavirus fight. Related: Coronavirus Pandemic Could Delay Cannabis Legalisation in Europe...

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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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Coronavirus Pandemic Could Delay Cannabis Legalisation in Europe and the US

Coronavirus Pandemic Could Delay Cannabis Legalisation in Europe and the US

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all the aspects of modern life, and it may delay cannabis legalisation in the U.S. and Europe. As most of the world’s countries struggle to contain and fight the epidemic, marijuana legalisation may no longer be a priority for local authorities. Related: Legal Cannabis Sales Surging During Coronavirus Pandemic And that...

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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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Legal Cannabis Sales Surging During Coronavirus Pandemic

Legal Cannabis Sales Surging During Coronavirus Pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic is causing havoc in all market sectors, new data shows that legal cannabis markets in the U.S. saw a significant spike in sales in recent times. But even though consumers are currently stocking up on cannabis products, the fast-developing cannabis industry faces difficult times. Related: European Cannabis Discourse Is Mostly Canadian, and...

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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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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...