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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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The Sonoma County Experience

California has surpassed the UK as the fifth largest economy in the world. Tourism is one of the forces driving the state’s gross domestic product (GDP), reports Investopedia. It’s no wonder, since California is home to entertainment, technological and agricultural meccas. Add the largest legal cannabis market into the mix, and the wanderlust is exponential. […]

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Building Bridges Between Cannabis and Female Consumers Narrowing the gender gap, and gathering female minds, has never been more important than it is today. As it stands, women make up 36 percent of leadership positions in the industry. When it comes to consumption – however – 56 percent of women, and 43 percent of men […]

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The Grow Sisters

Siobhan Danger Darwish and Sloan Reed affectionately known as the Grow Sisters — have combined back-to-the-basics, sustainable farming methods with modern technology to build a brand, and empower others. The sisters co-own and operate their family farm, Blessed Coast Farms — the first to receive a cannabis cultivation license in the state of California. The farm, located […]

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The 420 Games

The 420 Games gather Olympians, pro football players, and athletes from all over the nation, proving cannabis users are anything but indolent. Participants don’t have to run a marathon to be actively involved – rather, they can arm-wrestle a Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC) legend, watch a live Jiu-Jitsu match, or stroll along Southern California’s beaches. […]

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