Cannabis Regulations Continue to Thaw Throughout the World

In recent years, the cannabis industry has witnessed immense support from countries across the world. Numerous national governments have their own unique perspective regarding the plant, however, most still have not moved to legalize cannabis because of the stigma surrounding its psychoactive nature. Nonetheless, cannabis has already tapped into several of the largest global markets. For instance, Canada became the first and only G-7 nation to legalize cannabis entirely in late 2018. Meanwhile, among the other G-7 nations, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the U.S. have all adopted partial or full medical cannabis legislation. The only G-7 nation to not have adopted any form of cannabis legislation is currently Japan. Overall, many Asian countries enforce stricter regulations, which result in severe consequences if violated. As such, cannabis companies have not had much luck tapping into the Asian markets. However, South Korea and Thailand are two Asian nations that decided to take steps forward and dive into the cannabis industry. South Korea’s medical cannabis program launched in early March and paved the way for select THC and CBD-based medication imports. In particular, Canopy Growth Corporation is among the several Canadian multinational firms looking to enter the South Korean market. Similarly, Thailand has moved to legalize medical cannabis, with many expecting the legislation to be implemented next year after Thailand’s military-appointed National Legislative Assembly voted 166 to 0 in favor of legalizing medical cannabis. The profound movement stirring throughout Asia further highlights the impact that cannabis is making on a global scale. Moreover, ongoing international legalization efforts are expected to accelerate and further bolster the market in the near future. According to data compiled by MarketsandMarkets research, the cannabis market was valued at USD 10.3 Billion in 2018. By 2023, the market is expected to reach USD 39.4 Billion while registering a CAGR of 30.7% during the forecast period. Pasha Brands Ltd. (OTC: CRFTF) (CSE: CRFT), Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) (TSX: WEED), Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON), Aphria Inc. (NYSE: APHA) (APHA.TO), HEXO Corp. (NYSE-A: HEXO) (TSX: HEXO)

Naturally Splendid Sales in Q2 Nearing 100% Increase Year to Date

NATURALLY SPLENDID ENTERPRISES LTD. (“Naturally Splendid” or “NSE” or “Company)(TSX-V:NSP)(OTCQB:NSPDF)(FRANKFURT:50N) is pleased to announce unaudited gross sales in the second quarter of 2019 have nearly double compared to the same period last year.

Neutra Corp. Takes Big Step to Becoming a Vertically Integrated CBD Company

via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Neutra Corp. (NTRR) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire J3 Holdings. This move marks another important milestone in Neutra Corp.’s ongoing plans to transform itself into a vertically integrated company able to cultivate, manufacture and distribute hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products. J3 Holdings currently owns land and a warehouse, as well as a license to cultivate hemp and refine it into useable forms.
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Strong Demand for CBD Edibles to Create a $4.1 Billion Market by 2022

The CBD story has been on the of the most explosive to date for investors. In fact, multi-billion-dollar industries are just now being transformed by CBD, including alcohol, health and wellness, cigarettes, and the retail industry. It’s impacting a range of food, too. Everything from gummy bears and cookies to candy and brownies are being infused with CBD with considerable consumer demand. Interesting to note, consumer spending on cannabis-based food and drink reached $1 billion in 2017 just in the U.S. in Canada. By 2022, that could be up to $4.1 billion, according to analysts at Arcview Market Research []. That’s opening a wide range of opportunity for companies including Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. (OTCQB:NSPDF) , Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc. (OTCQX:CWBHF) (CSE:CWEB), The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (OTCQX:TGODF) , Curaleaf Holdings Inc. (OTCQX:CURLF) (CSE:CURA), and Green Thumb Industries Inc. (OTCQX:GTBIF) (CSE:GTII).

Rocky Mountain High Brands Announces an Agreement with Water Event Pure Water Solutions to Distribute Hemp-Derived CBD Products for Home and Office Delivery

Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTCQB: RMHB), a fully reporting lifestyle brand management Company specializing in high-quality health and wellness products, announced today it has entered into an agreement with Water Event Pure Water Solutions (“Water Event”) of Carrollton, Texas to distribute hemp-derived CBD products to its expanding 15,000 home, office, and retail customer base.
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The Cannabis Industry Turns to Innovative Technologies to Preserve Growth

Last month, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize the recreational use of cannabis within the United States. The state’s decision marks another high point in the movement that continues to sweep through the U.S. Specifically, Colorado, Washington and Oregon account for 42% of the total U.S. cannabis sales. Meanwhile, smaller markets such as Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York only make up 11% of the total U.S. market, according to the Chicago Tribune. However, analysts from Brightfield believe that by 2023, the market share will flip, with eastern states accounting for 34% of the market, while western states drop by 20%. However, the market is still progressively maturing across the whole country, and even abroad. Furthermore, similar to other prominent global industries, the need for adaptation is prevalent within the cannabis market. The integration of technology has often made daily tasks for companies exponentially easier, further driving their financial growth. In the cannabis industry in particular, technology is being leveraged among cultivators, distributors, and retailers to create seed-to-sale blockchain ledgers. Seed-to-sale technology is a tracking and reporting system that the government and businesses both rely on. The technology keeps track of each and every single gram of cannabis from when it has been planted to when it is purchased by a consumer at the store. Moreover, throughout the process, the details are also relayed back to the government in order to ensure quality control and prevent mixture with illicit products. The advanced technology benefits both businesses and consumers by ensuring that products are delivered from a safe channel and are properly grown. Additionally, the regulatory matters that the government and businesses are implementing are further promoting the legal marketplace. And consumers who have access to information regarding where the cannabis was grown, what it was treated with, and where it has been before it was delivered will further drive sales growth. As a result, the global legal marijuana market is expected to reach USD 146.4 Billion by 2025 while registering a CAGR of 34.6%, according to data compiled by Grand View Research. Codebase Ventures Inc. (OTC: BKLLF) (CSE: CODE), The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTC: SPRWF) (TSX: FIRE), MariMed Inc. (OTC: MRMD), Aleafia Health Inc. (OTC: ALEAF) (TSX: ALEF), Terra Tech Corp. (OTC: TRTC)

Cultivators Rely on Superior Cannabis Products to Gain Market Share

Cannabis legalization has spread around the world as, according to a study conducted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, the number of users has exponentially risen between 2007 and 2014. 2014 was the year that Colorado and Washington made headlines after becoming the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational cannabis. Before the states’ decision that year, only medical use was sanctioned in the few regions where cannabis had a presence. However, by the time the study took place in 2017, there were already 29 states and the District of Columbia that legalized medical cannabis and 8 states that legalized recreational use. The study discovered that adults between the ages of 26 and 34 witnessed a 4.5% increase in cannabis consumption and that daily cannabis use was primarily higher among adults between the ages of 18 and 34. Pia M. Mauro, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, noted that the increase in daily and nondaily usage among adults was predominantly due to legalization efforts, attitudes and risk perception. Currently, most people consuming cannabis use it for medicinal purposes. However, industry experts believe that as legalization continues to sweep throughout the U.S., the recreational market will eclipse its medical counterpart. Now, more and more people are willing to try cannabis if it becomes legalized. Moreover, as the cannabis industry continues to grow, retailers are working to introduce new and innovative products to their consumers. Now, producers have created cannabis-based products that appeal to both spectrums of users, whether they are frequent or infrequent users. Nonetheless, with the combination of the medical market and frequent recreational users, potent marijuana strains are expected to remain on top of the market demand. According to data compiled by Verified Market Research, the global marijuana market was valued at USD 42.20 Billion in 2016. By 2025, the market is expected to reach USD 466.81 Billion while registering a CAGR of 35.3% from 2018 to 2025. Cannabix Technologies Inc. (OTC: BLOZF), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB), Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT), Origin House (OTC: ORHOF) (CSE: OH), Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (OTC: HRVSF) (CSE: HARV)