Making Sense of the COVID Cannabis Surge 

How can we make sense of the COVID Cannabis surge? As reported previously, a pandemic-induced cannabis bubble has now burst. Total market cannabis sales are now in decline but what’s happened is a return to pre-pandemic market conditions. We can answer some pressing questions using real-time sales reporting from Headset Insight. Namely, did we see a more significant decline in transaction volume or transaction size? Which products fared best and worst during the last couple of years? And which customers […]

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Cannabis in the US Midterms (2022)

What role will cannabis play in the USA 2022 midterm elections? America’s burgeoning yet constricted cannabis industry hopes to see some change in Washington before the midterms reshape the political landscape. America’s cannabis industry hopes to see the SAFE Banking Act passed. This legislation would provide cannabis companies access to financial services. “Really what it comes down to is how important is cannabis for the Democrats to pass,” says Nawan Butt, Portfolio Manager at Purpose Investments. Cannabis in the US […]

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Eight Best Cannabis Strains for Anxiety

The best cannabis strains for anxiety might sound like an oxymoron. Those with anxiety, from minor discomfort to a crippling condition, usually don’t find THC all that welcoming. And indeed, even in people who aren’t overly anxious, high-potency THC can trigger some paranoia.  So it’s clear when looking at the best cannabis strains for anxiety we’re going to look at many CBD strains. This is because we have some solid research that CBD has anti-anxiety properties.  Whereas THC “expands the […]

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Germany’s Legalization Plans

What are Germany’s legalization plans? Do they still plan on legalizing cannabis despite the obstacles ahead of them? There is uncertainty regarding natural gas supplies and European member state rules that forbid the importation of recreational cannabis. Nevertheless, Germany has committed to its legalization plans. Even going as far as California to meet with industry stakeholders and dispensary owners. Germany’s Legalization Plans Informed by California? German’s Health Committee visited Oakland last week to discuss “best practices” as part of Germany’s […]

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Five Best Hybrid Cannabis Strains (2022)

What are the five best hybrid cannabis strains? Cannabis usually falls into sativa or indica categories. But some growers purposefully cross-pollinate strains to create specialized and unique genetics. They say sativas give you a “head high,” like a shot of caffeine. In contrast, indicas are supposed to make you mellow and relaxed. A hybrid strain […]

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Supreme Court of Canada to Rule on Quebec Cannabis Ban

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule on whether Quebec‘s ban on growing cannabis for personal use is constitutional. Janick Murray-Hall v. Attorney General of Quebec will be heard on Thursday, September 15. Quebec’s Cannabis Growing Ban  How did Quebec end up the odd-duck out with their home-growing cannabis ban? In 2018, the federal government […]

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Global cannabis sales will grow to $57B but depend on new markets

As prohibition lifts an ugly grasp on cannabis, the new market prospers. BDSA is an analytics firm that tracks the industry through an enormous point-of-sale network. A recent report by the firm suggests global cannabis sales will grow to $57 Billion by 2026. This author spoke with the Founder and CEO but also Andy Seeger […]

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What Does a Poilievre Win Mean for Cannabis?

Pierre Poilievre became the Conservative Party leader this past weekend, but what does this mean for cannabis? Conservatives in Canada have typically been supportive of the drug war. Like Liberals who believe guns, and not irresponsible people with guns, are the problem, Conservatives tend to hate drugs instead of blaming the irresponsible drug user. But […]

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Monopoly Wholesalers Limiting Your Choice

After a turbulent month of cyberattacks, strikes, and product shortages, government monopoly wholesalers are getting back to what they do best: limiting your choice as a cannabis consumer. As Canadian cannabis law bans celebrity endorsements, you won’t find the latest product from Hexo Corp in Quebec or Alberta. The “Tyson 2.0” is in partnership with […]

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Cannabis Constitutional Crisis?

Has the UK sparked a constitutional crisis in Bermuda by blocking cannabis legalization? The tiny North Atlantic archipelago consists of 181 islands. They are a British overseas territory but has elections and makes its own laws. It is rare for the UK to intervene like this. What Happened? On Tuesday, as Liz Truss became the […]

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