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Infused Decadence at the Coda Signature Chocolate Factory

Coda Signature’s truffle collections are all about building on that experience. For example, the Crescendo collection, centered around a musical term that means “steadily increasing intensity,” starts with Juniper Lemon truffles (white chocolate with delicate flavors), moves to Earl Grey truffles (milk chocolate with...

Canadian Researchers Studying Hemp Protein to Treat Hypertension

Researchers at the University of Manitoba are investigating the use of hemp protein to prevent and treat high blood pressure, also called hypertension. The study of 35 hypertensive adult volunteers will also assess the effects of hemp protein on other physical attributes, including weight,...

An Ocean-Friendly Approach to Cannabis Packaging

With cannabis legalization working its way across the country, more and more cannabis products are being produced and sold. With the increase in sales comes a growing concern about the waste generated from packaging materials and how to make this part of the burgeoning...

California’s Largest Sun-Grown Cannabis Company Raises Record-Breaking $125 Million Financing Round

Amid the marijuana industry’s already massive first quarter of M&A and capital infusion activity this year, a new record has already been set. Flow Kana announced today the completion of a $125 million round of financing from Gotham Green Partners — the largest private...

Barneys Department Store Introducing Cannabis Section

The new shop will be opening in Beverly Hills. Luxury department store Barneys is adding a cannabis lifestyle and wellness section to its store. Racing to grab a piece of the thriving Cannibidiol (CBD) market, Barneys is to become the first department store to introduce an...

In Congress, a Changed House Finally Looks at Cannabis Banking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bank officials and others urged Congress on Wednesday to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry, a change that supporters say would reduce crime risks and resolve a litany of challenges for cannabis...

Is the Cannabis Community Ignoring Its LGBTQ Customers?

The race is on for entrepreneurs eager to build the first generation of national and global cannabis brands. But as these companies sprint to capture market share and reach out to new audiences, the LGBTQ community has been largely left out of the equation. This...

Nick Jikomes on the Science of Cannabis

The High Life features co-hosts Sarah Hanlon and Ian Campeau in a weekly discussion with some of the most fascinating Canadians, all of whom share an affinity for cannabis. Subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher. The High Life, Episode 9: Nick Jikomes This week: Leafly’s principal research scientist joins Sarah and...

How to Pitch Investors for your Cannabis Business

The potential of the cannabis industry is drawing the interest of entrepreneurs from every conceivable background. But because of the intricacies of the regulations and restrictions surrounding the industry, including licenses and other fees, the entry level price point can be prohibitive. Some states...

Tragically Hip-Backed Up Cannabis Plans ‘Hub’ Within Ontario Pot Retail Store

The Tragically Hip-backed pot producer Up Cannabis plans to have an “experiential hub” inside one of Ontario’s first legal recreational weed stores located in the band’s hometown of Kingston. The cannabis company says its “store within a store” will be in a shop operated by...
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