What the US Farm Bill means for the hemp industry and RISE Life Science brands (hint: it's a good thing.)
All eyes are currently on Canada as the country prepares to legalize recreational cannabis on October 17, becoming only the second country in the world after Uruguay to do so. But which countries will follow suit? Where are the marijuana hotspots around the world? Tag along as we criss-cross the globe.
Why does Hollywood keep painting cannabis consumers with the same broad “dumb stoner” brush, while most people who enjoy the plant are anything but? It seems like it’s high time for the film and tv industry to get a marijuana makeover, and change tired on-screen stereotypes.
Karezza’s exclusive pop-up at 99 High Tide Collective on July 20 was a chance for consumers to check out game-changing cannabis-based products for sexual health and wellness. During the party, we talked to RISE Life Science USA general manager Ryan Rocca on the future of the industry, what consumers are looking for, and why California is an incredible market for marijuana.
Ahead of Karezza’s exclusive showcase at 99 High Tide Collective on July 20, we talked to the dispensary’s general manager about the changing landscape of cannabis, and about its deep, authentic roots in California.
Cannabis just got a lil’ bit sexier. It was science-meets-sexy at Malibu dispensary 99 High Tide Collective on July 20, where our friends from Karezza showed off their botanical CBD products for sexual health and wellness. We’ll be sharing our favorite moments from the evening, especially insights from all of the great new friends we met.
The Cannabiz is booming, and the spotlight (unfortunately) tends to shine mostly on white, cisgendered people. The parallels, however, between the LGBTQ+ and cannabis communities are historically strong, so queer folks in the business are reclaiming space and making a name for themselves.
Despite a rainy start, there was nothing that could dampen the spirits of the crowd at #PrideTO. Every year, people from all over the world come to Toronto to celebrate love, acceptance, and so much more. We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to just a few of the thousands of folks lining Yonge Street, and celebrating at the adjoining street festival.
Bust out your noisemakers, and get ready to puff-puff-pass, because Canada’s 90-year cannabis prohibition is O-V-E-R. At least it will be on October 17, 2018 — the date PM Justin Trudeau announced as the official start date to the country’s legal, adult-use recreational market, after the Senate passed Bill C-45 (known commonly as The Cannabis Act), on June 19.
This weekend we’re in Toronto for O’ Cannabiz Conference & Expo where patients, physicians, licensed producers (LPs), industry professionals and the general public descend to gather, learn and network on all things cannabis.
On May 24-27, Lift&Co hosted one of Canada’s largest cannabis conferences. With more than 180,000 sq. ft. of floor space and 260 vendors, the event attracts 18,000 people.
Interest in cannabis is at an all-time high, but not all cannabis companies are created equal. Regulations and consumer demand are pushing cannabusinesses to produce consistent and high-quality products that are safe and effective.
Women are throttling toward the “green” ceiling at lightning speed, making waves in the cannabis industry as entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, scientists, growers, designers, advocates, consultants — and the list goes on and on. Head to Lift & Co. Expo in Toronto (May 25-27) and you’ll meet many of the Women of Weed that are taking up space in this booming industry.