Cannabis

Today Is the 40th Anniversary of America’s First Medical Marijuana Law

New Mexico enacted the first medical marijuana law in the nation on Feb. 21, 1978, thanks to the activism of one cancer patient named Lynn Pierson. Today — Feb. 21, 2018 — marks the 40th anniversary of the nation’s first medical marijuana law, and unfortunately, the story of its passage is t ...

UK Parliament Will Debate the Future of Marijuana Legalization

The movement for marijuana legalization in Great Britain might be picking up momentum, as the UK Parliament will debate a limited legalization bill on Feb. 23 on the future of marijuana legalization. Among western European nations, the UK parliament is perhaps most strident in its view that cannab ...

Get ready for an upswing in the cannabis sector, Canaccord Genuity says

The cannabis sector has been a clear stock market winner over the past year, but as we get closer to the start date for legal recreational marijuana, what can investors expect from Canada’s pot stocks? In the works are a near-term pause followed by further upward momentum in the intermediate-ter ...

Canada’s stock market is the worst in the world right now

For years now, investor portfolios in Canada have been taking an undue amount of punishment from the oil and gas sector. So much so, that you’d figure it would grow tired of inflicting all that damage and start being nice again in 2018. Guess again. Canada’s stock market is being a real dog ag ...

Cannabis rules giving Too much power to local governments and landlords?

BC’s cannabis regulations give local governments the power to control cannabis in their jurisdictions, and even landlords and strata councils are getting the authority to ban smoking and growing on their premises. With legalization months away, smoking and growing cannabis in your home, apartment ...

Reaching Art’s Higher Limits

Creative competition elevates cannabis-infused visual art. This art is not the realm of dorm poster offerings, but you’ll find more than a few canvases filled with neon stoney swirls and psychedelic seven-pointed green leaves. This is the High Art contest: the realm of intricate designs, fresh p ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday February 20th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday February 20th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 18 points in pre-opening trade. Wal-Mart dropped $6.39 to $98.39 after reporting slightly lower than consensus fourth quarter earnings. The company also lowered guidance. Ho ...

‘Flaw’ Discovered in Ohio’s Marijuana Licensing Process

An Ohio state auditor found that two state employees could have had the ability to manipulate applicant scores in Ohio’s competitive medical marijuana licensing process. Some of the fiercest competition for a piece of the marijuana market in the entire country has been in Ohio, and with good rea ...

How to find stocks that are financially solid

A strong balance sheet helps good stocks measure up. (Flickr) What are we looking for? Canadian stocks that show strong balance sheet characteristics The screen  If you were given the offer to buy out a company, you likely wouldn’t accept without first doing research – or at least hopefully ...

On Pheno Safari with the Jungle Boys

When it comes to hunting exotic terps, these boys are after big game. In a world of Blue Dreams and mystery bag-seed Cookie phenos, one might think the art of massive 1,000 seed propagation efforts in search of all-star genetics was dead — but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Now, as p ...