Entries by Steve

Jay-Z Joins Caliva, Congress Holds Marijuana Hearings, CannTrust Gets Smoked, And More

Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z entered the cannabis industry this week, announcing he’d be joining the California brand Caliva as chief brand strategist. “Jay-Z entering the cannabis space reaffirms that effective brands will drive the future of the cannabis industry. We applaud his efforts to be a part of the solution in righting the disproportionate impact that the war […]

Medical cannabis is gaining momentum in Asia

Hemp plants are grown for medical research purposes in Chiang Mai province, Thailand. Taylor Weidman | Bloomberg | Getty Images With Thailand’s legalization of medical cannabis in February, some experts predict that other Southeast Asian countries may move to decriminalize the plant. If that happens, it could prove a significant opportunity for investors interested in […]

As CBD Sales Boom, Consumers Need Clarity – InsideSources

In California, a bee-keeper produces honey infused with cannabidiol (CBD) for friends and family, who say that the products reduce their insomnia, stress, and anxiety. In Montana, patients with cancer use CBD-infused creams and salves on burns and blisters caused by their chemotherapy treatments.  Meanwhile, in Florida, a grandmother was recently arrested at Disney World for having doctor-prescribed CBD used to treat arthritis in her purse (although CBD hemp products have since […]

Hemp licence applications boom but some farmers urge caution

Hemp plants in Vegreville on Aug. 9, 2017. Photo by David Bloom David Bloom / Postmedia The legalization of cannabis and the ongoing Chinese ban on Canadian canola is sparking a boom of interest in hemp among Prairie farmers, but some experienced producers are warning of “unrealistic expectations.” According to Statistics Canada, the number of […]

Everyone must get an education that results in job: VA Sen. Dunnvant

Siobhan Dunnavant Esha Mittal talks to Virginia state Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, who represents 12th senate district. Follow @ambazaarmag Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant represents Virginia’s 12th senate district, which includes western Henrico and Hanover. A practicing OB-GYN physician, the Republican is the only doctor serving in the state senate. She was first elected to the legislature in […]

A Doctor’s Note Might Get You Off The Hook For Possessing CBD With THC In Kansas

TOPEKA — A new Kansas law provides some protection for people possessing CBD oil containing limited amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. CBD without the THC that gets people high has been legal in Kansas for about a year. CBD oil with significant amounts of THC is still illegal to sell, but […]