Making CBD That Works {$excerpt:n} Bioavailability is a term growing in popularity like the rise in CBD, but why is it so important and does it really make a difference? Bioavailability is the amount of an active ingredient that absorbs into the blood stream allowing for the ingredient to effectively activate in the body. Supplements…

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Webinar on Pesticide Testing {$excerpt:n} Cannabis Industry Journal is hosting a complimentary webinar on August 25 at 12 Noon EDT. The webinar is titled “Improving Cannabis Pesticide Testing via Cloud-Based Saas Software & Automation Technology” and is sponsored by Perkin Elmer. Toby Astill, Ph.D. Attendees registering for this complimentary webinar will see…

LGB youth with depression use more cannabis, study reveals {$excerpt:n} It’s no secret that studies show that sexually diverse youth – in particular, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth – use more cannabis and experience more mental health challenges than their heterosexual peers. But what about the changes that occur in the rates of…

What cannabis users need to know before travelling to Canada {$excerpt:n} How to travel to Canada with existing cannabis convictions and avoid new ones. Offences involving cannabis can have a serious impact on one’s ability to enter Canada. In 2018, Canada legalized buying and using recreational cannabis. While weed is now legal, it is…

Senators Introduce The Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act {$excerpt:n} During a press conference held today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden and Senator Cory Booker introduced the preliminary draft for the Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act, a bill that would remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances. “This is…

Updated Guide To Cannabis Laws Around The World {$excerpt:n} Gradually, people are becoming aware of the value cannabis offers, making it possible for countries and regions to accept and legalize cannabis. Continentally, cannabis is decriminalized and allowed for medical use in several regions of North America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and South America. But it…

Flower-Side Chats Part 7: A Q&A with Max Goldstein, CEO of Union Electric and Founding Partner at OpenNest Labs {$excerpt:n} In this “Flower-Side Chats” series of articles, Green interviews integrated cannabis companies and flower brands that are bringing unique business models to the industry. Particular attention is focused on how these businesses integrate innovative practices…

A Q&A with George Mancheril, Founder & CEO of Bespoke Financial {$excerpt:n} Bespoke Financial was the first licensed FinTech lender focused on the legal cannabis industry. Founded in June of 2018, Bespoke offers four types of lending products: Invoice financing, inventory financing, purchase money financing and a general line of credit. With just over two…

Can Cannabis Get Even More Social? {$excerpt:n} Cannabis has always had it tough when it comes to marketing. Part of it is simple logistics. A DTC playbook, heavily contingent on growing a brand’s audience and pushing folks to purchase products through digital marketing, isn’t a possibility for them. Despite its mainstream acceptance, most large ad…