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Cheeba Chews

New Green Hornet Gummy and Cheeba Chews Hemp Taffies Now Available  Blossoming cherry trees are a sure sign of spring. In an ode to the season, and the stone fruit, one of America’s most iconic edible brands—Cheeba Chews—released its newest Green Hornet gummy and line of hemp-infused taffies. Green Hornet gummies come in Indica, Sativa, […]

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Mapping Cannabis Deserts

  Millions of Californians Cut Off from Legal Cannabis Market As Cities Sue State to Further Stall Access in Cannabis Deserts   California is the legal cannabis capital of the world,  yet nearly 18 million Californians live in cannabis deserts, or regions cut off from the legal cannabis market. The NorCal Cannabis Company–one of the […]

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International Investigation Leads to Cannabis Arrest of More Than 40

Smoke and Mirrors: International Investigation Leads to Arrest of More Than 40 Members of Cannabis-Trading App Worldwide   Last month, the Israeli police announced the detention of more than 40 members of the cannabis networking application Telegrass. Arrests–which occurred in the U.S., Germany and Ukraine–came as a result of a year-and-a-half-long international investigation that sought […]

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Cannabis has an Inclusivity Problem

Cannabis has an Inclusivity Problem: CannaClusive wants to solve it Approximately 4 percent of businesses in the cannabis industry in the U.S. are owned or founded by black Americans, according to a survey conducted in 2017 by Marijuana Business Daily. Yet, 80 percent of people in federal prisons, and 60 percent in state prisons, who […]

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Etain Health

This year, New York will likely become the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use. The state currently has about 75,000 medical cannabis patients. In December 2018, its governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced his plan to bring the state into the retail market, a move that could generate more […]

Liz Carmouche, One of the UFC’s First Female Fighters, Talks Adversity and Advocacy

Liz Carmouche is known for her record-setting battles inside and outside of the Octagon. She is one of the first two women to bring mixed martial arts (MMA) into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In 2013, Carmouche competed against Ronda Rousey in the sport’s first-ever women’s title fight—the UFC 157—and became “the first openly gay […]

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Baby Boomers Are Growing

Cannabis use is growing among nearly every age group in America. Seniors, however, have become one of the fastest-growing populations of new (or returning) users in the industry. Baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—are no strangers to the cannabis plant. They’ve been rolling joints and getting high since the 1960s and 1970s. But their […]

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Mary Janes’ Movement

A Look at the Puffragettes Who Are Breaking the Grass Ceiling   Mary Janes: The Women of Weed has won Best Documentary at the Artemis Film Festival and the Visionary Award at the Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival and Summit, as well as other distinctions at festivals throughout the nation.   In the classic 1980s […]

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Top International Destinations for the Cannaisseur to Explore

It’s tough to travel without the help, or company, of the herb. Thankfully, cannabis-inspired travel is an industry that’s gaining momentum around the world. Here are a few of the destinations that top our list. While the number of countries decriminalizing cannabis is on the rise, it remains illegal in most places, so please keep […]

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The World’s an Oyster for Infused Edible Consumers

Billions Baked In Melissa Hutsell Spending on legal cannabis is projected to reach $57 billion by 2027, according to BLS Analytics and ArcView Market Research. Considering that only 5 percent of the world’s population lives in regions where it’s possible to purchase legally, how will the world consume billions of dollars worth of cannabis? The […]

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