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Israel wants to start exporting its cannabis around the world

Israel wants to start exporting its cannabis around the world

When Asi Naim, a severely autistic Israeli boy, started smacking his head against the wall and hurting himself in other ways, his parents tried every kind of psychiatric drug to calm him. Nothing worked. “He was so totally out of it,” said his mother, Ricky Naim Blumenfeld. “It was scary.” Then Asi entered a cannabis-based research program […]

The global cannabis market: How Europe is chipping in

The global cannabis market: How Europe is chipping in

Poland has just legalised medical cannabis. Germany is considering selling it in pharmacies and dispensaries. Several African nations also are mulling it over. Even the United Kingdom seems to be considering the prospect (though the Prime Minister’s government is opposed, so one should not be surprised if it comes to nought). US Market Hits Speed […]

Nearly 70% of online CBD marijuana extracts are mislabeled

Nearly 70% of online CBD marijuana extracts are mislabeled

With 29 states and the District of Columbia having now legalized medical marijuana, many consumers are trying out various types of extracts containing cannabidiol (CBD)—a relatively safe, non-addictive component of marijuana that does not generate a “high” and has shown potential for treating a variety of conditions, including pain, anxiety, and epilepsy. But those buying […]

Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm is leading an investment in a cannabis lab-testing company

Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm is leading an investment in a cannabis lab-testing company

Snoop Dogg is a partner of venture capital firm Casa Verde. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Casa Verde Capital is leading a $1 million seed round into Cannalysis, a cannabis-lab testing company. Cannalysis tests both medical and recreational cannabis for potency, chemical residue, industrial solvents, pesticides, and microbes in the California market, with plans to […]

Why Weed Smokers Are Better Parents

Why Weed Smokers Are Better Parents

More moms and dads are smoking pot these days than you may think. Back in June of this year, medical marijuana delivery service Eaze revealed in a study that 1 out of 5 weed smokers are parents. And 63% of those parents dabble in the herb daily. It’s no secret that parenting is tough work. From sunrise […]

10 Ways marijuana legalization has helped the United States

10 Ways marijuana legalization has helped the United States

Monday was the five-year anniversary of Colorado voters passing Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana in the state, writes Joseph Misulonas. Since then, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Nevada have all implemented their own recreational laws, and California, Maine and Massachusetts are in the process of doing so as well. So how has marijuana legalization benefited […]