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Coronavirus

The Cannabis Industry Mourns Loss Of CBD Advocate Charlotte Figi

Inspiring child CBD advocate Charlotte Figi has passed away due to complications from coronavirus COVID-19. She was 13 years old.
Coronavirus

Feds Will Pay Scientists To Study Marijuana's Effects On COVID-19

In an unusual turn, NIDA will pay researchers up to $100K per year to find out if smoking weed impacts COVID-19 symptoms.
Dangers At Work

Budtenders Are Being Put At Risk For COVID-19

While cannabis business owners are raking in profits, many workers on the frontlines are left vulnerable and without proper protection.
CBD

Is CBD Retail 'Essential'? Shuttered Hemp Retailers Fight To Stay Open Alongside Grocery, Marijuana Stores

Hemp production has been classified as "essential" by the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus

Consumers Reach For Cannabis To Calm Anxiety As COVID-19 Outbreak Continues

Jangled nerves about an uncertain future have led people in Oklahoma - and around the country - to use medical marijuana as a balm for anxiety.
Coronavirus

Cannabis Companies Donate Personal Protection Equipment To Frontline Health Care Workers

From engineering hand sanitizer for hospital workers to donating gloves, gowns, and masks - here's how cannabis companies are lending aid to health workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Favorable Forecast

5 Positive Trends For the Cannabis Industry

Why the business is uniquely well-positioned to survive, and possibly thrive, in an economic downturn.
Coronavirus

Marijuana Dispensaries Should Stay Open As Long As Liquor Stores Do, Says AOC

"It doesn't seem consistent as to why a liquor store would be essential, but a dispensary wouldn't," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.
Coronavirus

4 Essential Ways To Manage Your Cannabis Business During The COVID-19 Crisis

Despite the surge in sales, you still need to play it smart.
Coronavirus

4/20 Goes Virtual: The High Holiday Brings Cannabis Events To Your Home

Events celebrating the most well-known cannabis holiday are getting canceled left and right, forcing brands to get creative and reach their audience in a variety of digital platforms.
Coronavirus

Why States Need To 'Flick The Legal Switch' On Cannabis Amid COVID-19

"There is now indisputable data that state legalization equals job creation and tax revenue," says David Hess of Tress Capital.
Cannabusiness

The Hottest Cannabis Brands Of The Week (3/28-4/3)

Which cannabis companies are making the biggest impact on social media, earned media, and website marketing? Data from Pioneer Intelligence breaks it down for you each week.
Hiring

The Colorado Cannabis Industry Is Helping Restaurant Workers

Recently laid-off foodservice employees are finding jobs in cannabis.
Podcast

Will The Coronavirus Crisis Help Legalization Efforts In The Future?

On the Green Entrepreneur Podcast, cannabis champion Andrew DeAngelo talks about how these extraordinary times might affect public policy towards weed.
Coronavirus

Cannabis Companies Are Hiring, But Businesses Still Face Challenges.

While other industries are suffering losses during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis has been deemed an "essential good". The industry is now hiring to meet a new type of demand.