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Podcasts

Listen: MedMen's Adam Bierman on Building the Apple Store of Weed

The CEO joins our podcast to talk about how the mega-brand came to be and his tips for budding entrepreneurs.
Hemp Nation

Legal Hemp Is Being Planted at George Washington's Historic Estate for the First Time in 200 Years

Our nation's first president was also the first and most famous advocate of hemp.
Legal Marijuana

The Politics of Reforming Federal Marijuana Laws Increasingly Favors the Reformers

Business interests and public opinion clearly favor ending prohibition but the status quo still has a lot of momentum.
Social Entrepreneurship

Cannabis Professionals Are Tackling the Industry's Big Issues

The responsible professionals building the cannabis industry are not dodging the social issues inherent with the normalization of marijuana.
CBD

How CBD Could Be Used to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

CBD's anti-inflammatory properties are attracting more scrutiny as the damage done by inflammation becomes better understood.
R&D

How Israel Became the Global Leader in Cannabis Research

Israeli researchers have explored the plant's seemingly limitless beneficial uses for decades while the US remained stubbornly in a prohibition dark age.
CBD

The Link Between CBD and Sleep

CBD is a low-risk alternative to over-the-counter insomnia treatments.
Mergers and Acquisitions

Canopy Growth Is Likely Just the First Big Player to Bet on US Ending Prohibition

Canopy's acquisition of Acreage contingent on US legalization is probably just the first such deal as the industry grows increasingly confident prohibition will soon end.
Luxury Brands

For the Cannasieur, Pre-rolls in a Humidor

Introducing the glass-tipped, hemp-wrapped El Blunto -- the Cuban cigar of cannabis.
bioplastics

Hemp Could Be the Solution to Our Plastic Pollution Crisis

Bioplastics made from hemp are a viable alternative to petroleum-based plastics that have become the scourge of the ocean.
CBD

Study Finds CBD Oil Helped Dogs Suffering Seizures

The study, while small, is another indication that medical cannabis has veterinary uses.
CBD

Was That CBD Gum Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Chewed During the Masters?

Only they know if it's CBD gum they were chewing but there are many reasons why they might.
Social Entrepreneurship

Cannabis Companies Are Thinking Ahead and Tackling Big Social Issues

The legal cannabis industry is learning from the past to make a better future.
Cannabis

7 Stats to Know About Legal Cannabis and CBD This 4/20

It's not the outlaw celebration it once was, but that was the goal all along, wasn't it?
Mergers and Acquisitions

Canopy Growth Agrees to Buy Acreage When the US Ends Prohibition

The deal is a signal John Boehner and the other political insiders on the Acreage board believe US legalization will occur soon, not just eventually.