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People are sick of drinking. Investors are betting on the ‘sober curious’

June 20th, 2019 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

New York(CNN Business) Getaway in Brooklyn was comfortably full for a Saturday night, when I came in to try my first “shrub” — an acidic beverage made from vinegar, fruit, sugar, club soda and zero alcohol. I ordered a carrot-and-ginger shrub and hoped it would be palatable. I was pleasantly surprised, drank the whole thing […]



Denver becomes first U.S. city to decriminalize “Magic Mushrooms”

May 13th, 2019 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

  This week, Denver, CO became the first city in the United States to decriminalize psilocybin, a compound with hallucinogenic properties that occurs in some mushrooms — a move that could signal new frontiers both in the country’s evolving relationship with mind-altering substances and in the medical community’s accelerating exploration of psychedelics. “Because psilocybin has […]



CBD goes mainstream

April 18th, 2019 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

A mother uses CBD to treat her son’s seizures. A veteran hopes it will help her wean off opioids. A dietitian says it helps her sleep through the night. Even a pet owner uses it to calm his anxious Saint Bernard. These are just some of the estimated 64 million Americans who have tried CBD, […]



Pharma company hacks tequila bacteria to produce THC

April 10th, 2019 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Farmako, a pharmaceutical cannabis company based in Frankfurt, Germany recently registered a patent for a gene-editing process that turns tequila bacteria into cannabinoids, Futurism reports. The genetically modified bacterium is called Zymomonas cannabinoidis, a gene-edited version of Zymomonas mobilis, which is used to produce tequila. By feeding on sugar, the bacterium produces biosynthetic cannabinoids such […]



The inventor of Jelly Belly has launched cannabis-infused jelly beans

March 25th, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

David Klein, the inventor of the Jelly Belly. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Jelly Belly’s inventor, David Klein, is getting into the cannabis business. Klein recently launched a business called Spectrum Confections that makes jelly beans infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, the non-psychoactive component of marijuana. While Jelly Belly is not connected to the venture, cannabis-infused […]



‘It’s a serious degree’: Students across US now majoring in marijuana at colleges

March 12th, 2019 at 8:50 am » Comments Off

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — Colleges are now adding cannabis to their curriculum. Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she’s majoring in marijuana. “My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed,” said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry […]



Willie Nelson’s new Remedy adds CBD oil to your coffee

February 14th, 2019 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

Turns out Willie Nelson wasn’t kidding when he and Merle Haggard sang “It’s All Going to Pot” in 2015. In 2016, he launched Willie’s Reserve, his own brand of weed with it’s partner brand, Annie Edibles, featuring his wife, Annie Nelson’s artisanal chocolates and infused hard candies. Last year, they expanded the brand with a […]



Why Super Bowl Champion Terrell Davis is betting on the future of CBD

February 12th, 2019 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

Terrell Davis, two-time Super Bowl champion talked to TheStreet about CBD and why he decided to partner with Defy. Don’t know what CBD is? “I was on anti-inflammatories for many years for not only pain and joint discomfort but for my migraines. And we all know that the long term effects of being on anti […]



Why sun-grown cannabis will make the marijuana industry greener and richer

November 27th, 2018 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

The future of cannabis cultivation isn’t in massive grow facilities with high-tech lights and complex temperature control systems. It’s out in the open air, according to proponents of the sun-grown movement. The sun-grown movement is being led by companies like Flow Kana, who consider outdoor cultivation essential to the sustainability of the cannabis industry. Embracing […]



Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that’s a problem.

November 25th, 2018 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Bags of marijuana sit on shelves in a building at the Los Suenos Farms facility in Avondale, Colorado, on Feb. 25, 2016. (Matthew Staver / Bloomberg) Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although […]



Great green hope: The big picture on legal marijuana

October 15th, 2018 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

The biggest unclaimed territory in the consumer discretionary universe is cannabis. Even though cannabis remains illegal under federal law, Americans spent $6 billion in 2017 on legal recreational and medical marijuana. Why it matters: Americans may have spent a total of $50 billion on recreational cannabis last year, according to the best estimates. That leaves […]



You can bring your weed to the LA airport now

October 3rd, 2018 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

LAX is totally cool with passengers packing it in their carry-ons—but if it’s illegal where you land, that’s on you. It looks like travelers in Los Angeles won’t have to cram their weed inside balled-up socks or stash it in their ibuprofen bottles next time they fly—because LAX is totally chill about bringing pot into […]



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