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Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high

Buriram - A Buddhist monk fishes out a vial of cannabis oil from his robe and puts a drop under his tongue -- one of many people flocking to a weed festival in northeastern Thailand, where excitement is building over a medical marijuana boom.

Cannabis investment soars, but will the bubble burst?

Investment in cannabis firms is becoming increasingly popular, as more firms look set to go public. Is this a sensible area for investment, however? Some market followers warn about the bubble that might well burst.

Op-Ed: Retailers prepare for '4/20' holiday as cannabis appeal spreads

It took me a while to figure out what "4/20 Day" was all about. I have since learned it's the stoner equivalent of a Hallmark holiday. April 20 falls on a Saturday this year, and retailers are getting ready for big sales.

Black market cannabis continues to undercut legal sales in Canada

Black market cannabis continues to undercut Canada’s legal market by a wide margin, according to the latest crowdsourced price data released by Statistics Canada.

NYC close to ban on pre-employment drug tests for marijuana

New York City - New York City Council passed a bill yesterday that would prohibit employers from testing potential job applicants for tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the active drug found in marijuana. The bill passed on a 41-4 vote and needs the Mayor's approval.

25 Local governments sue California over pot home delivery rule

Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills and 24 other localities in California sued state regulators Friday to overturn a rule allowing home deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial pot sales.

Voter rolls: Marijuana becomes unexpected issue in Israeli polls

Tel-aviv - The pungent whiff of marijuana can frequently be encountered during strolls past Tel Aviv's sidewalk cafes, and whether its recreational use should now be legalised has become an unexpected issue before April 9 elections.

Thai pro-marijuana party in high demand after disputed vote

Bangkok - A super-wealthy construction scion who ran a pro-marijuana platform ahead of Thailand’s election has emerged as a highly courted candidate as two main parties need his allegiance -- and party seats -- after the disputed vote.

Ontario pot stores to open today, but very few ready

Toronto - Ontario’s first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores are open today, but it’s unclear just how many will be ready to serve customers. Of the 25 stores approved by the Progressive Conservative government to open on April 1, only 10 stores are ready.

Q&A: Insight into AR technologies for the cannabis industry Special

According to NexTech AR, augmented reality technologies for the cannabis industry can improve customer experience and drive sales through on-demand, interactive AR shopping. CEO Evan Gappelberg tells Digital Journal how.

Essential Science: How does cannabis affect the brain?

The impact of cannabis on the brain is a subject to circling medical study, with studies offering different evidence and contrasting perspectives. We take in two recent studies looking at different aspects.

Tilray Q4 sales double, with net loss of $31 million

Tilray Inc. shares traded higher Monday after the Canadian cannabis group posted a wider-than-expected fourth quarter loss, but with the caveat that sales nearly tripled in a growing global market for medical marijuana.

Cannabis stocks rally ahead of Tilray earnings report

Stock in Tilray the Canadian pot company now sits finely poised between earnings due on today after the bell and a shortage of stock to short.

Seattle companies merge to create 'seed-to-sale' pot software

On Monday, Dauntless, Inc., a Seattle-area software developer providing point-of-sale and tracking software to the cannabis industry, has acquired pot sales software company Soro.

Idaho lawmakers OK funds for state police hemp-testing equipment

Idaho State Police may get the funding to purchase equipment that would allow investigators to distinguish hemp from marijuana after a high-profile case in the state grabbed headlines and prompted a federal lawsuit.

Scientists show that yeast can make marijuana compounds

Researchers have demonstrated that a type of yeast can be turned into a cannabinoid-producing factory, offering a low-cost and environmentally-friendly means to make cannabis products.

High Tide to assist second Ontario pot store lottery winner

Ontario - Alberta-based High Tide Inc. has been chosen to assist a second lottery winner selected to apply for one of the first 25 cannabis retail licenses in Ontario.

WHO recommends cannabis international regulations be loosened

Global health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties.

Cannabis industry boosts demand for jobs

A new survey reveals that the growth in the legalization of cannabis and the corresponding increase in uses is leading to an increase in the range and types of jobs required to support the burgeoning cannabis economy.

The incredible 10,000-year history humanity shares with cannabis

Today, as more countries change their laws and relax the legal restrictions surrounding the use of marijuana, one thing is missing from the discussion - the incredible 10,000-year history that cannabis shares with humankind.

Thailand suspends foreign patent applications for marijuana

Bangkok - Thailand’s military government on Monday suspended the licensing of commercial marijuana-based products for medical use amid concern that foreign pharmaceutical companies might try to monopolize the market.

OurCrowd launches investment in global cannabis technology fund

Israeli-based OurCrowd and U.S.-based 7thirty Opportunity Fund have come together to to invest in early-stage companies aimed at applying new technology to the cannabis industry.

Bloomberg says legalizing marijuana was 'stupid'

It's 'the stupidest thing anybody has ever done', according to Michael Bloomberg. This isn't a reference to inventing nuclear weapons or the Vietnam war, but the legalization of marijuana.

Canada goes green — Legal pot sales reach $1.6 billion in 2018

Canadians spent $1.6 billion on legal cannabis in 2018, more than double the amount spent on medical marijuana in 2017, according to a new report released on January 15.

Increased use in cannabis could be bad for dental hygiene

Canadian dental hygienists are calling for a new cannabis conversation centered around dental hygiene. This arises following the legalization of recreational cannabis in the country and an increase in the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Cannabis firms need to capture what Millennials want

Millennials are highly influential over many aspects of the economy and cannabis is no exception, especially given the high-usage rates of cannabis by millennials. Consequently, cannabis firms need to understand what appeals to millennials

Aphria shares gain after pot grower's CEO steps down

Canadian cannabis producer Aphria Inc.’s chief executive officer is stepping down following short-seller allegations that have hit the company’s stock.

Canada's cannabis sales top $43 million in two weeks

Cannabis is an increasingly lucrative business venture and the recent legalization in Canada is a case in point. Sales data indicates that sales of cannabis in Canada in the two weeks after legalization has totaled $43 million.

Thai farmers giddy over new medical marijuana law

Bangkok - Thai farmers welcomed a new law allowing cultivation and use of marijuana for medical purposes Wednesday, in an Asian first that promises an economic bonanza but also fears that foreign companies could reap the rewards.

Why technology companies are interested in the cannabis industry

Now that, in many countries, cannabis is becoming big business, technology companies are offering technological solutions, from machine learning to improve cultivation to blockchain to ensure transparent transactions.
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit  which was i...
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
A rolling paper with a filter and marijuana.
A rolling paper with a filter and marijuana.
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Cannabis plants being grown in a hydroponic method. These plants are in their flowering phase of growth, and were grown using the award-winning methods of Cannabis Training University.
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Synthetic marijuana is being cited by police and public health officials for a dramatic surge in potentially lethal overdoses and drug-related offenses nationwide
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A woman waves a flag with a marijuana leaf in place of the Canadian maple leaf
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Maple and hemp - seem to be going hand in hand.
A Weed World Candies van in Chicago. While the candy sold from the vans contains no THC the advertis...
A Weed World Candies van in Chicago. While the candy sold from the vans contains no THC the advertising on the vans depicts actual cannabis plants next to lollipops, suggesting flavor
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HOMEGROWN: Oregon decriminalization advocate Paul Stanford stands in the marijuana garden maintained...
HOMEGROWN: Oregon decriminalization advocate Paul Stanford stands in the marijuana garden maintained by his organization, The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, in Portland in 2013.
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People celebrate after the Senate approved a government-sponsored bill that provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana during a session in Montevideo December 10, 2013
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Miami-Dade Police shootout
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Lisette Lee who claims to be a Samsung Heiress was arrested when a jet she allegedly chartered landed in Columbus Ohio with 500lbs of pot on board.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
Marijuana buyers line up outside waiting for store to open with first legal marijuana.
Marijuana buyers line up outside waiting for store to open with first legal marijuana.
A marijuana leaf.
A marijuana leaf.
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Constellation Brands, Inc. took a 9.9-percent stake in Canopy Growth Corp for $245 million.
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People wait in line to be among the first to legally buy recreational marijuana at the Botana Care store in Northglenn, Colorado, January 1, 2014
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Take a look at the Craigslist advertisement courtesy of the Gilbert Police Department:
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Joe Rey, a grower at 3D Cannabis Center, waters marijuana plants at the company facility in Denver, ahead of a New Year's Day grand opening that marks a new chapter in America's drug culture
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Dixie Elixirs of Colorado has introduced a brand new line of medical marijuana soda to meet the need...
Dixie Elixirs of Colorado has introduced a brand new line of medical marijuana soda to meet the need for users of the prescription drug who prefer not to be subjected to the effects of smoking weed.
Bundles of marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents.
Bundles of marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents.
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