10 Surprising Celebrity Marijuana Investors

10 Surprising Celebrity Marijuana Investors

By Dianna Benjamin, WikiLeaf.com

Investors in cannabis understand the danger for the dollar.  Though 28 states and Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis, the plant’s future is ambiguous.  Cannabis is federally illegal, which means that at any time and regardless of state law, the feds could legitimately shut the entire operation down.

While risky, the burgeoning cannabis industry has been abundantly profitable.  Here’s the 2016 revenue breakdown to prove it:

  • In 2016, the legal cannabis industry was responsible for producing $6.9 billion. That number is predicted to increase to $21.6 billion by 2021.
  • Based on 2016 results, the state of Washington is predicted to make about $270 million annually.
  • Oregon expects to generate $60 million in tax revenue each year.
  • Alaska is predicted to make $19.2 million in pot taxes a year.
  • If cannabis is rescheduled and legalized by the federal government, the industry could generate $28 billion in tax revenue each year.

The federal law’s position on marijuana is grounded in bigoted societal views, and ignorance and prejudice are tough adversaries to face. The people who choose to use their money and reputations to invest in cannabis are among those who are bringing legitimacy to the movement.

Read on for a list of 10 investors taking on the challenge and pioneering the future of the cannabis industry.

Dick Wolf—Creator of Law and Order

In the criminal justice system, marijuana remains federally illegal although several states have legalized its medical and/or recreational use.  A special team of rich people has decided to invest in this emerging market.  These are their stories.

In April 2014, Dick Wolf, the legendary crime show producer of the Law and Order franchise, invested $1.5 million in DigiPath, an independent marijuana-testing lab.

Nick Lachey—98 Degrees Singer, Actor

Had theNick Lachey cannabis investor, investors in cannabis November 2015 ballot initiative Issue 3 been passed in Ohio, Nick Lachey, co-owner of a 29-acre farm, would have ruled Ohio’s marijuana industry with a handful of other elite investors controlling the ten ballot-sanctioned growth farms.  The ballot failed, but Lachey remains hopeful, tweeting, “Change takes time” in response to the loss.

Oscar Robertson—Former NBA Star

Oscar “The Big O” Robertson is known for being one of the greatest all around athletes in professional basketball history.  But he is also an advocate for medical marijuana and invested in the campaign supporting Ohio’s marijuana legalization 2015 ballot initiative, Issue 3.  When explaining his motive to invest, Robertson stated, “It’s a terrifying feeling when you can’t help someone suffering from cancer or another debilitating medical condition—I know from personal experience.  But medical marijuana can give our loved ones relief.” The Ohio ballot initiative was voted down, maintaining Ohio’s status as a prohibition state.

Frostee Rucker –NFL Player

Disrupting the offense’s quarterback isn’t the only thing Frostee Rucker, defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals, is committed to doing.  Rucker’s support of Ohio’s Issue 3, the November 2015 ballot initiative attempting to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, certainly disrupted the stigma associated with cannabis consumption.  In fact, Rucker was able to convince Bill Foster, owner of the multimillion-dollar logistics company A1QLS to help fund the campaign by exposing him to cannabis’ powerful therapeutic benefits.

Roseanne Barr—Comedian/Actress

Roseanne Barr cannabis investor In February 2016, Roseanna Barr, pot advocate, comedian, and a former presidential candidate planned to open a dispensary in Santa Ana, CA called Roseanne’s Joint.  Barr is a medical marijuana user herself, harnessing cannabis’ therapeutic qualities to treat her glaucoma and macular degeneration.  For mysterious reasons, the dispensary never opened. Barr’s only comment was that “it didn’t work out for [her] and the investor.”

Cliff Robinson—Former NBA Player

This former Portland Trail Blazers star didn’t stop with basketball.  Robinson is blazing trails in the cannabis industry as well.  He recently opened a grow operation in Portland Oregon.  Robinson is motivated to; “distill the stigma around cannabis, the misperception that athletes and cannabis are incompatible.”  Robinson has also said, “Cannabis is definitely a more positive alternative to pharmaceuticals at the end of the day.  Those are synthetics.  I’m talking about something that’s natural that can bring the outcomes you’re looking for, be it for muscle tension or relaxation or preparedness.  There are a whole lot of different things that are beneficial.”

Melissa Etheridge—Singer

In 2004, Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Today, she is cancer free, and she attributes her recovery to her daily, therapeutic use of cannabis.  That’s not surprising given the health benefits of cannabidiol, one of the most therapeutically significant cannabinoids present in the marijuana plant.  One of its benefits is the ability to suppress aggressive tumor growth.  Etheridge’s company, Etheridge farms, produces a variety of medical cannabis goods including wine tincture, edibles, topicals, and, of course, flower.

Founders Fund

 In early 2015, the investment company Founders Fund invested millions of dollars in the Seattle based private equity firm, Privateer Holdings.  Founders Fund is known for taking on projects in the fields of science, technology, and engineering.  The venture capital fund has invested in companies like Facebook, Spotify, and Airbnb.  Privateer Holdings, Founders Fund’s entrance into the marijuana industry, exclusively invests in legal cannabis, and the contribution backed in part by PayPal’s co-founder, Peter Thiel, will help the private equity firm continue to build mainstream cannabis companies and legitimize the market.

Whoopi Goldberg—Actress, Talk Show Host

Whoopi Goldberg cannabis investor, investors Whoopi Goldberg has plunged into California’s medical marijuana industry by investing her money and name into the medical cannabis line known as Whoopi & Maya Synergy. The line focuses on women’s health.  Specifically, Whoopi and Maya have created cannabis products meant to relieve menstrual discomfort.

Woody Harrelson—Actor

Woody Harrelson, actor best known for his role as Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games, was one of over sixty people to apply to open a dispensary in Hawaii.  Unfortunately, in April 2016, the panel responsible for approving the licenses rejected Harrelson’s company, Single Organic Living.   Harrelson has long been a proponent of legalization, saying in 2002, “I think that it’s absurd that you throw people in jail for smoking a joint when alcohol is more destructive.”

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:14:25 +0000

Illinois Cannabis Update

Illinois Cannabis Update

Illinois Cannabis Update

Action has been heating up in Illinois recently regarding cannabis regulation that culminated in legislative hearings this week centered on the prospect of potential legalization of recreational cannabis use in the state. On Wednesday, a joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee met to take testimony from Barbara Brohl who is the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue. The hearing was in response to recent legislative initiatives that have been introduced in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly to authorize the regulation and taxation of cannabis for recreational use. Brohl provided information and took questions from committee members regarding Colorado’s experience with recreational use sales. Among the highlights of her testimony were specifics regarding the Colorado regulatory and tax structure for recreational use cannabis as well as what she perceived as her state’s successes and struggles with implementation of this process. Significant debate was had between Brohl and committee legislators regarding the state’s tax structure and the resulting revenues generated for various Colorado state services. This discussion played out against the backdrop of Illinois’ ongoing state budget crisis and lawmaker’s continued efforts to find additional revenue streams. Another focus of the debate centered on the ongoing cannabis banking conundrum that has caused significant difficulty for cannabis businesses and their customers from utilizing traditional banking services across the country. Further committee debate focused on legislator’s concerns with reports of increased emergency room visits in Colorado and other recreational use states as well as concerns with DUI enforcement and restrictions on access to minors. Rounding out the testimony provided to the committee this week was a representative of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) who gave a national update on which states have authorized recreational use of cannabis and their preliminary findings. One particularly interesting note from this testimony was that all states that now allow recreational use have done so via ballot initiative and not through direct legislative authorization. Most Illinois cannabis observers agree that direct legislative authorization will be necessary here due to the state’s notoriously difficult ballot initiative process. 

While sponsors of the pending Illinois legislation aimed at authorizing recreational cannabis use have conceded passage of legislation is unlikely this spring, they announced to the committee  this week that more in-depth hearings are to follow in the coming weeks and months with an ultimate goal of calling legislation for a vote at a later date.   

A link to both the language of the pending bills mentioned above are linked below. They are identical and pending in both the Illinois House and Senate at this time.

HB 2353

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/HB/10000HB2353ham001.htm

SB 316

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/SB/10000SB0316sam001.htm

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Published at Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Who trashed Civic Center? Park was clean after Denver 4/20 rally, organizers say

Who trashed Civic Center? Park was clean after Denver 4/20 rally, organizers say

Denver woke up Friday to piles and piles of trash covering Civic Center the morning after the annual 4/20 rally downtown.

The garbage was mostly strewn around trash cans and appeared to have been pulled out of bags and boxes that had been emptied and tossed aside.

Related: Denver 4/20 wrap-up: Rain and one-hour lines, but thousands of enthusiastic attendees

Rally organizer Miguel Lopez said volunteers were cleaning up the area around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night when a man went through the park, tearing up trash bags. When volunteers confronted him, Lopez said the man threatened them with a knife.

Organizers came back Friday to finish cleaning, he said. Their permit expires at 11:59 p.m., city parks officials said.

Early Friday, city workers took photos of the trash piles as people walking to their offices picked their way through the mess, some stopping to stare and take their own pictures. A worker mentioned that the park had been clean the night before.

Several thousand people spent Thursday in Civic Center for the annual 4/20 rally. The event included vendors, food trucks, the 4:20 p.m. marijuana smoke in and a 2 Chainz concert that ended around 6 p.m. The festival was scheduled to end at 8 p.m., organizers said.

Dawnarie Brook’s was out cleaning up the trash Friday morning. She had gone to the 4/20 rally yesterday and said the park was clean — although “it wasn’t immaculate,” she said, when she was leaving at about 8 p.m.

She left the Samaritan House Homeless Shelter this morning around 6:30 a.m. and was shocked when she reached Civic Center. She’s been cleaning at least one of the large garbage piles since, collecting trash into boxes because the city trash can was lying on its side. A passerby heard her talking about the situation and stopped to help stand the heavy trash can back up.

Brook’s said she was going to keep cleaning until that pile was gone, but would have to stop at that point because her back was in too much pain. For her, it was especially upsetting to see all of the recyclables that have been strewn around and rained on.

“Colorado is a green state,” she said. “It’s a very healthy state.”

This story was first published on DenverPost.com

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Published at Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:19:54 +0000

Report: Marijuana Impacting Alcohol Industry, Millenials Prefer Cannabis Over Alcohol

Report: Marijuana Impacting Alcohol Industry, Millenials Prefer Cannabis Over Alcohol

According to a new report, marijuana is having a substantial impact on the alcohol industry, and a majority of millenials prefer cannabis over alcohol.

OutCo, a Southern California-based cannabis company, has partnered with Monocle Research to conduct a new report on the growing use of cannabis in California and its impact on the alcohol industry. The study revealed a sea of change is coming with many California millennials saying no to alcohol and yes to marijuana. Research further indicates this shift will continue to rise which could have a significant impact on the alcohol industry.

Millennials will be more open to diversity in their consumption of recreational substances than older generations, with more than 50% of them substituting cannabis for alcohol altogether. The study further shows that one in five Generation Xers will be substituting marijuana for alcohol, as will 8% of baby boomers.

“We found that for millennials, the choice between the two main recreational substances, alcohol and tobacco, has always been an easy one. Growing up with anti-tobacco messaging, the smoking rate for 18-29 year olds in the U.S. has dropped by 22% over the past decade, leaving alcohol as the substance of choice,” said OutCo CEO, Lincoln Fish. “But we are already seeing a decrease in alcohol sales, which means that cannabis is poised to be the new recreational substance of choice for many millennials and beyond.”

Report findings include:

1. Beer was the most popular substitution, with 34% of millennials saying they will opt for cannabis over beer.

2. 18% of millennials will substitute cannabis for wine.

3. 14% of the millennial population will substitute cannabis for spirits.

Some of the most interesting findings came from the users’ explanations as to why they were choosing to replace alcohol with marijuana. Most responses were clustered around a few particular themes, which included perception of safety, cost, and health.

In regards to safety, many expressed the fear of making poor decisions when consuming alcohol, which included driving over the legal limit. Cost also came into play, with many stating that their overall spend on alcohol outstrips that of high quality cannabis. Finally, health was stated as a factor when substituting marijuana for alcohol. Participants shared that the effects of a hangover from alcohol lasted the entire next day, while high volumes of cannabis usage had no noticeable lasting effects; thereby making them feel healthier and more active.

For the full report, click here.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:20:59 +0000

Kentucky burning commercially grown hemp with too much THC

Kentucky burning commercially grown hemp with too much THC

The Columbian / Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky agriculture officials say they’re burning a fraction of the hemp crop being grown for commercial purposes because it contains a higher level of a psychoactive compound than is legally allowed.

Brent Burchett is director of plant marketing for the state agriculture department. He says the state’s bound by law to destroy the 100 pounds (45 kilograms) in question because their THC level exceeded 0.3 percent, the limit set by Congress and followed by the state.

Grower Lyndsey Todd cultivated the hemp to be turned into medicine. Todd says her product is not psychoactive and that the 0.3 percent THC limit is an “unrealistic number.”

Hemp and marijuana are the same species, but hemp usually has a negligible amount of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.

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Published at Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:58:21 +0000

Marijuana Withdrawals and How To Cope

Marijuana Withdrawals and How To Cope

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Can You Suffer from Marijuana Withdrawals?

Even though Cannabis is illegal on the federal level, it doesn’t mean it’s not used often. Marijuana is used for recreational fun and even medicinally. Actually, up until 1937 before America enacted the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, it was legal for everyone to experiment with it. Before that time, it was simply a plant being grown and no attention was really paid to it. Until America’s “who’s who” found a way to have the government stop its citizens from using it so they can profit off other endeavors. The government started spreading false lies saying that entertainers, which consisted mainly of African-Americans and Latinos, were smoking pot and raping white women. (Learn about Refer Madness here.) This worked to scare people away and paved the way for more propaganda and lies for the following 80 years.

The truth is, medical marijuana has untold uses. Hemp is a strong tool that can be used for foods, crafts and ropes. Marijuana can be used to help sick patients with cancer and other serious illnesses. Upon making it illegal, the government and big corporations (including Big Pharma) could now benefit and profit from people who are caught using marijuana while the pharmaceutical companies line the politicians’ pockets.

However, with all the talk on the benefits of marijuana, there are also a few drawbacks. With daily pot usage, comes some minor and minimal effects. For a lack of better words, we will call them marijuana withdrawals. The withdrawals are not what you’re used to, which is why “withdrawals” is not the perfect word. You don’t go into cold sweats and get nauseous. Rather, the marijuana withdrawals are very small and only last a day or two.

Bud Says: There are a few herbs to help you quit if you are looking to stop altogether.

Lack of Sleep – You will notice, the first day you don’t smoke weed, it will be hard to sleep. Your body is not relaxed like it is used to so you’re generally up longer with a ton of thoughts running through your mind constantly while you try to sleep. A nice warm chamomile tea right before bed might help with this.

Lack of Appetite – The one marijuana withdrawal people find when quitting is that they’re not that hungry the next day. This is common and usually lasts only until dinner time. A good way to combat this is to exercise during the day. Not only will it make you hungry enough to eat a good amount, but it will also get you tired enough to sleep more quickly.

Anger – Some people have said that, after smoking marijuana every day for a long time, they tend to get aggressive for the first couple days when they stop. This marijuana withdrawal could be because you’re not as relaxed as you were previously or because you’re less mindful of what’s going on. Either way, meditation is a wonderful way to help with this. Meditation helps you become more mindful, but relaxes you at the same time. It’s good to meditate right after waking up and/or just before sleeping.

Marijuana is nothing like the lies would have you believe, but there are some minor withdrawals that can linger for a couple days after you stop using it daily. Use the tips provided above to make things easier for you if and when you ever decide to quit or take a break.

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Published at Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:47:46 +0000

A Look at How Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Plan Compares to Legalization in the U.S. and Uruguay

A Look at How Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Plan Compares to Legalization in the U.S. and Uruguay

Today the Canadian government released their plan to legalize marijuana by July, 2018. How does this plan compare to Uruguay and the states in the U.S. that have already legalized?

In the U.S., eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Uruguay, which legalized cannabis in 2013, remains the only country to legalize the plant federally. Canada’s government seeks to change this, however, with their newly-released plan to legalize by next year.

Below is a look at the differences and similarities between the laws in Uruguay and the U.S., and the law being proposed in Canada:

Possession Limits:

U.S.:

Seven of the eight states with legal cannabis allow up to an ounce (28 grams), with Maine allowing up to 2.5 ounces.

Canada:

The plan put forth by Canada’s Liberal Party would allow for possession of up to 30 grams.

Uruguay:

Uruguay allows possession of up to 40 grams within a one-month period.

Cultivation Limits

U.S.:

Seven of the eight legal cannabis states allow personal cultivation in a private residence, with the limit ranging from four to six plants. Washington is the only state that allows absolutely no home growing.

Canada:

Canada’s plan would allow for up to four plants to be cultivated, with localities allowed to set their own limits.

Uruguay:

Uruguay’s law allows cultivation of up to six plants, with an allowed yield of up to 480 grams annually.

Marijuana Stores

U.S.:

All eight marijuana states have established a licensed system of regulated cannabis retail outlets. Although the regulations vary slightly from state-to-state, marijuana stores is a commonality among all of them.

Canada:

Licensed and regulated marijuana retail outlets would also be allowed under Canada’s plan. Much of the exact regulations have yet to be determined, but what is known is that Canadian adults will be able to buy cannabis from a retail outlet once the system is up and running.

Uruguay:

Uruguay allows marijuana to be sold through pharmacies; such sales are expected to begin this July, exactly a year before sales in Canada are expected to start.

Age Limit:

U.S.:

All eight legal marijuana states have the age limit set at 21.

Canada:

Canada’s plan would legalize marijuana for those 18 and older.

Uruguay:

Uruguay allows recreational marijuana for those 18 and older.

Driving Laws

U.S.:

Seven of the eight states with legal cannabis have proven impairment as a necessity for issuing a DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) for marijuana. However, Washington has a 5 ng/ml THC limit, meaning those with at least 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood are guilty of a DUID regardless of impairment or how long ago the person last consumed cannabis.

Canada:

Unfortunately Canada’s plan falls in line with Washington, with a 5 ng/ml THC limit set for serious driving offenses. Those with less than 5 ng/ml, but more than 2 ng/ml, would still face a fine.

Uruguay:

Uruguay’s law requires proof of impairment.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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Published at Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:55:19 +0000

What About BC Bud and the May 9th Election?

What About BC Bud and the May 9th Election?

Cannabis in British Columbia is a bigger industry than forestry and agriculture. BC Bud is world renowned.

But Christy Clark takes a hands-off approach.

Likewise, John Horgan’s NDP is silent, and the Greens only matter as a balance of power in a minority government.

BC’s Solicitor-General has stated that the government is cooking up something but he’s staying quiet until the federal Liberals release more details.

With a provincial BC election four weeks away, BC Bud needs to become an issue.

Or maybe not, as political vacuums tend to value spontaneous order better than concerted actions on the part of governments and opposition parties.

Regardless, the BC economy has a cannabis dependency. The economic impact is substantial. Small towns like Duncan and Nelson survive on the illicit industry.

When the Liberals talk about eradicating “black markets,” they mean purposefully devastating this staple industry.

BC’s cannabis producers contribute jobs and taxes to their communities, end of story. But, of course, as the federal Liberals say, revenue isn’t what’s behind their push to regulate.

Meanwhile, politicians set themselves up for legal cannabis profits in LPs. Anne McLellan, the chair of the federal government’s Legalization Task Farce, has conflicts of interest with the LP-representing law firm Bennett Jones.

BC must lead the cannabis industry, pushing back against Ottawa’s encroachment.

It’s not enough to control distribution. Producers must be free from political authority beyond the province.

Anne McLellan and the Liberals quell fears by indicating their preference for artisanal or “craft” growers.

But Liberals aren’t fooling anybody… well, except maybe the people who mistakenly voted for them in 2015. But even they are starting to realize the hell that is government regulation.

Will Clark or Horgan say anything about cannabis legalization before the May 9th provincial election? Will either of them stand for BC’s middle-class cannabis economy? Or will they bend over and allow Ottawa to ram through a federal licensing scheme?

Perhaps silence is best for now. After all, “The ten most dangerous words in the English language are “Hi, I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.””

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Published at Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:16:09 +0000

What Type Of Cannabis Is Best For Chronic Pain Treatments

What Type Of Cannabis Is Best For Chronic Pain Treatments

What Type Of Cannabis Is Best For Chronic Pain Treatments

chronic pain treatments

Although cannabis has been used for a very long time in terms as a herbal remedy for a variety of conditions such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, stress relief, etc. it is no secret that nowadays people prefer their medicine in the form of a pill! However, things seem to be changing, as cannabis is again available for medical uses, meaning that doctors in certain countries can choose to treat their patients with this herb! And the ability of cannabis to treat certain medical conditions has been put into doubt now more than ever! This is why we decided to dedicate an article to treating chronic pain by using medical cannabis, and you can decide for yourself if this is worth trying. Find out everything that you need to know about the usage of medical cannabis for chronic pain and then you can consult your doctor if you are a perfect candidate for this type of treatment or not!

Which conditions cause chronic pain?

CHRONIC PAIN SPOTS

Unfortunately, there are a variety of conditions that cause chronic pain to occur. How much do you know about Arthritis? Did you know that almost all types of arthritis, especially osteoarthritis, causes chronic pain? And how about low back pain? Low back pain most commonly occurs in a chronic form which can make performing everyday activities a real challenge for you. We cannot forget about the migraines which cause almost unbearable chronic pain. These are just a few of the most common causes to blame for chronic pain! But, enough about the causes, let’s find out how we can help treat this annoying chronic pain!

Can Cannabis really treat your chronic pain?

If you are a bit skeptic that is totally understandable! Let’s discuss this study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that found out that smoking marijuana three times daily for five days has efficiently decreased the intensity of the pain, improved the mood and the sleep quality of the participants! And all of the participants were carefully chosen – they all did suffer through neuropathic chronic pain for three months before they entered the study! Still, do not believe that cannabis can treat your chronic pain?

chronic pain

The best types of Cannabis for chronic pain

Of course, your doctor is the one that will suggest the best type of cannabis for your condition, however, is never a bad thing to know all the information beforehand so that you can discuss this decision with your doctor.

•    Harlequin – is a strain that you can use during the day without experiencing any of the mental effects caused by THC since Harlequin contains 5 to 2 ratio of CBD, a known antipsychotic that controls the effects caused by THC, and THC. This is an especially efficient strain for those of you who are suffering from any type of arthritis. If you want to get a joint pain relief, then maybe Harlequin is the strain for you!

•    Cannatonic – Another strain that is perfect for daytime use with high levels of CBD and nearly less than 6% of THC! Cannatonic is yet another great strain that will decrease the symptoms of Arthritis efficiently, especially the pain and inflammation and with that, the stiffness will be gone as well with time!

•    ACDC – is named one of the best natural pain relievers thanks to, again, the levels of CBD and THC!

•    Afghan Kush – is probably not the strain that you would like to try during the daytime. Why? It is because of the high levels of THC contained in the Afghan Kush that will cause strong physical and mental effects. Because Afghan Kush is a type of indicia – a strain that affects the whole body with its effects, you might want to test it out if this strong smelling strain is the one for you. However, it seems as this is a small price to pay for what you are getting in return. And what is that? We are talking about gradually decreased inflammation and pain relief because of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory terpenes present in the Afghan Kush!

•    White widow – is a perfect half-sativa, half-indica that has gotten the best from those two. Unlike the Afghan Kush’s strong smell, you will enjoy the calming aroma of the White Widow while your body enjoys the pain relief and the uplifting effect that the White Widow creates!

•    SuperBud – is a strain that promises pain relief for patients who are suffering from multiple sclerosis, AIDS, cancer and any other condition that causes neuropathic pain. The SuperBud is one strong Indica if you ask us and luckily for that, it can calm very intense pains and relax your mind efficiently!

•    Dynamite – is the perfect strain that will allow you to get rid of your pain just in time to enjoy a good night sleep. Maybe the name of it does not say exactly that, but its users sure swear by it! Dynamite is also perfect for those of you who are dealing with painful muscle cramps as it will cause the perfect feeling of relaxation and give you a few hours without any pain!

Conclusion

Chronic pain is not an easy thing to live with, which is why, luckily, the doctors nowadays discover new treating methods and accepting some of those that have been known of for ages. One of those is the medical use of cannabis. Cannabis can efficiently give your body a pain relief, even when we are talking about strong, chronic pain caused by a variety of reasons, including arthritis, AIDS, cancer, etc. So if you are tired of having to deal with arthritis pain, then maybe it is time to try something new! You can always try a modern method of pain relief such as Blue-Emu, but you can also try something that our ancestors swear by – the use of medical cannabis! We sure hope that we successfully informed you about the most efficient cannabis strains when it comes to decreasing your chronic pain. It is up to you if you are ready to try something as traditional as cannabis is, or if you are going to stick to the modern medicine methods!

Author Bio:

Sophie Addison is a popular blogger and skincare expert. She is very passionate about writing on skincare and beauty. She has posted articles on tips for fine lines and wrinkles, joint pain treatment, weight loss and fitness routine. Apart from work she likes gardening and listening music. You can also contact her on Facebook, and Pinterest.

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Published at Thu, 13 Apr 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Mergers expected as Canada legal pot market unfolds

Mergers expected as Canada legal pot market unfolds

The Columbian / Associated Press

Canada is set to detail its plans for legalized recreational marijuana, with the industry expecting a rush of mergers as companies seek a national footprint amid a patchwork of different rules in each province.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will unveil its proposed law as early as this week but is likely to leave many facets — potentially including distribution and the legal age — up to individual provinces, as recommended by a federal panel. That suggests Canada’s pot market could be similar to its ad hoc system of restrictions on the sale and shipment of alcohol.

The development may spark further consolidation as companies seek to expand their geographic footprint as the shape of the market becomes clear. Shares of marijuana companies like Canopy Growth Corp. have surged more than fourfold over the past 12 months amid investor optimism over recreational sales, which Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. said in November could reach C$6 billion ($4.5 billion) annually by 2021. Pot entrepreneurs have also turned to Canadian equity markets to raise funds for U.S. operations.

“There will be some M&A activity,” said Cam Battley, executive vice president of Aurora Cannabis Inc., a licensed marijuana producer in Alberta. “I think you anticipate there will be rapid building of capacity.”

That will come as the government warns of a long road ahead developing regulations with provinces and cities once it introduces its proposed legislation. “There’s a clear recognition we’ve got a lot of work to do,” Bill Blair, the federal lawmaker and former police chief leading Trudeau’s legalization effort, said in an interview. Both he and Bardish Chagger, the government house leader, declined to comment on if the law would come this week, the last before a two-week parliamentary break. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday the law would be unveiled Thursday.

Companies may seek acquisitions across multiple provinces to hedge against the risk jurisdictions will implement the legislation in different ways or at different times, according to Daniel Pearlstein, a research analyst at Toronto-based brokerage Eight Capital. The rollout will take time as provinces still need to decide how marijuana will be distributed, he said, noting municipalities may have oversight of licensed storefronts.

Smith Falls, Ontario-based Canopy, the first Canadian company with a market value of C$1 billion — making it a marijuana unicorn — announced last week it will expand west by acquiring closely held rTrees Producers Ltd. in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Aurora Cannabis, which has a production facility north of Calgary and is building an 800,000-square-foot facility at the Edmonton International Airport, acquired Peloton Pharmaceuticals Inc., a late-stage marijuana producer applicant in Montreal.

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Published at Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:35:21 +0000