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2 marijuana stocks to buy hand over fist and 1 to avoid like the plague


Worldwide cannabis sales are expected to more than double to $61 billion by 2026.

Although high-growth tech stocks get most of the glory on Wall Street, it's often overlooked that the cannabis industry is growing just as quickly, if not faster, than some of the most-popular tech trends.

According to a recently released report from cannabis-focused analytics company BDSA, U.S. weed sales tallied $24 billion in 2021 and are expected to vault to $46 billion by 2026. That's a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14% over five years. Globally, pot sales are forecast to hit $61 billion by 2026, representing a slightly more robust 16% CAGR, and more than doubling the $29 billion in worldwide revenue reported last year. 


US and Canadian cannabis sales will hit new highs this 4/20

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The daily sales spike is steeper south of the border

Cannabis sales in Canada and the United States are set to soar on this year’s biggest stoner holiday, according to a new report.

On Thursday, cannabis analytics firm Headset released data on projected sales, discounts and other for April 20, with sales expected to at least double in the U.S. and spike more than 50 per cent in Canada.

According to Headset analysts, 4/20 has been the largest single-day for retail cannabis every year since legalization, driven by a steep increase in transaction volume.

The firm says stores should expect around double the amount of customers they normally serve in April.


Healthtech company Veriheal releases gender-focused medical cannabis preference report

Veriheal’s Anonymous National Survey Data Show Which Cannabis Product Categories Are Most Sought, Coupled With Patient Quality of Life Goals

Healthcare technology company Veriheal today announced findings from its annual Medical Cannabis Preference Report, a segmented survey of registered medical cannabis patients that illuminates which types of cannabis products are preferred by men and women and what product offerings patients most hope to see available in dispensaries.


Is marijuana a depressant?

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Is weed a depressant? How to classify cannabis.

Are you looking for answers to the question, "is marijuana a depressant?" If you have ever felt sleepy or sedated after using cannabis, you might have wondered, “is weed a depressant?” This article answers the questions “what is a depressant?”, “is weed a depressant?”, and “is cannabis a CNS depressant?” We will also discuss whether weed is an upper or a downer, and why this is such a common question. If you want to know if marijuana is a depressant, read on!


17 best CBD oils for dogs with hip dysplasia



If your dog is struggling with hip dysplasia, you may be looking for ways to help relieve their pain. CBD oil has been shown to be an effective treatment for many conditions in dogs and may be able to help with hip dysplasia as well.

In this article, we'll take a look at 17 of the best CBD oils for dogs with hip dysplasia.


Can I give my dog CBD oil that's made for humans?

The short answer is, yes. CBD sourced from hemp is legal to purchase online, and there are many companies that sell it for human consumption that also produce CBD oil for pets.


Nervous about travelling with a weed vape? Here’s what to know

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Even in legal Canada, bringing weed into the country is a no-no.

Travelling with marijuana shouldn’t be taken lightly. It recently came to light that WNBA superstar Brittney Griner had been detained in Russia after her vape cartridges were spotted in her luggage. It’s a mistake that reportedly could result in a 10-year prison sentence.

While the U.S. doesn’t operate like Russia, cannabis still remains tricky. No matter the laws in the state to which a person is travelling to, cannabis remains a federally illegal drug. Internationally, the ramifications could be even worse in some countries.

If a person is considering travelling with a weed vape, get educated about must-know details:


Cannabis industry steps up to support Ukraine


Businesses in the cannabis industry are stepping up to help Ukraine as it battles to repel the Russian invasion.

As war wages in Ukraine, cannabis industry businesses across the United States are doing their part to help those caught in the ravages of the conflict. Russia invaded its smaller neighbor Ukraine on February 24 after massing on the border between the two nations for months, leading to a humanitarian crisis.


6 Low-THC cannabis strains to help you relax and chill out

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If you want to enjoy a smoking experience that rests between mild intoxication and therapeutic satisfaction, then you should definitely purchase one of these strains.

Gone are the days when everyone had no idea what they were smoking and just hoped for the best. Today, cannabis is rightly grouped into strains based on its effects and THC levels.

The global cannabis industry is now a curated industry with thousands of strains developed to meet the consumer’s needs. If you need to feel energized or relaxed, euphoric or mellowed out, or if you’d rather be somewhere in the middle of all these, you only need to do some research to find the right strain.


Get it growing: 12 tips for assembling a grow tent

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A grow tent can be a handy way to create an enclosed space to be used for starting and growing plants, but getting the right tent is key.

Benefits to using a grow tent include being able to have a noninvasive independent light schedule, keeping the plants separate from other activities in a room, and forming a discreet place for a controlled environment. 

Here are a dozen tips for assembling a grow tent:

1) Select a suitable location

The ideal location for a grow tent is one that is on a moisture-tolerant surface, easy to access, within range of a sufficient electrical source, and not subject to radical temperature fluctuations or in the way of daily activities. 


6 ways marijuana affects men and women differently

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Marijuana interacts with a variety of hormones, producing different effects in men and women. Here are 6 differences that researchers have noticed.

Men and women are very similar, yet there are key differences in their systems. Like many other substances, marijuana affects them in different ways. While some differences can be explained due to different body types and sizes, cannabis has an interesting relationship with a variety of hormones, including estrogen, thus producing different responses in people.


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