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MondayDec 03, 2018 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Consuming Legal Marijuana in Massachusetts Could Still Get You Fired

In one of the ironies surrounding recreational marijuana, anyone who tests positive for the substance can legally be fired even if state law permits the consumption of cannabis by adults. Several employers polled in Massachusetts admitted that they would continue random drugs tests. They cite a number of reasons for this. First, many employers revealed that testing employees and firing those who test positive for the metabolites of THC helps those employers to pay lower insurance premiums. This is especially true for companies that involve the use of heavy machinery. Lower premiums mean more savings for company owners. Secondly, employers…

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MondayDec 03, 2018 12:40 pm

Youngevity International, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: YGYI) Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol HempFX Products Now Available Online

Youngevity International is an amalgam of products and services under one corporate entity The company’s global sales are increasing with recent international expansion Its three hemp-derived cannabidiol products are now available for online purchase A foremost omni-direct lifestyle company, Youngevity International, Inc. (NASDAQ:YGYI) focuses on supporting a healthy and empowered lifestyle. The company operates in two major and scalable business segments – direct selling and the coffee industry (via wholly owned subsidiary CLR Roasters). Headquartered in Chula Vista, California, Youngevity generates revenue from the eight leading retail categories. These categories encompass health and nutrition, home and family, food and beverage,…

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MondayDec 03, 2018 11:02 am

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) Submits Application for Research License and Appoints New Member to Executive Team

Submitted application to Health Canada for license that will allow in-house research in new facility Appointed Dr. Ed Ergenzinger to executive team as chief legal officer and senior VP of innovation Recruiting new staff, expanding work schedules and reducing costs and development timelines Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP), a biotech company and drug delivery platform innovator, announced in a recent press release (http://cnw.fm/jGgV1) that it has submitted a Health Canada research application and has appointed a new member to its executive team. The research application has been submitted for the operation of a Kelowna-based research and development laboratory to work…

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MondayDec 03, 2018 9:00 am

Cannabis Cultivation Powering Growth for the Industry

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Cultivation by both large and small growers is powering growth across the cannabis industry. Cultivation is fueling the growth of the cannabis industry. $718 million was invested in cultivation and retail last year as the industry continued to grow. Raw materials from cultivators are used in a wide range of cannabis products. Cultivation locations are critical to distribution channels and partnerships. Within this growing industry, Cannabis Strategic Ventures (OTC: NUGS) (NUGS Profile) is working to foster emerging brands by targeting investment through a la carte partnerships and acquisitions. Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), one of Canada’s largest cultivators,…

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MondayDec 03, 2018 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Millennial Consumers Drive the Market for Craft Marijuana

As more states and countries around the world legalize marijuana, a new trend is emerging where some consumers are ditching the “cheap, generic” cannabis for specialty “craft” products. Millennials are the largest fraction of this connoisseur group of consumers. It is true that marijuana prices have been dropping like a rock ever since cannabis was legalized in different states. Such price drops target making marijuana affordable to the mass market that is simply interested in getting hold of some cannabis for recreational (adult-use) or medical purposes. Like all products, however, a segment of the consumers is more discerning and is…

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SaturdayDec 01, 2018 9:32 am

Why More Cannabis Growers are Turning to this Pesticide Alternative

Aphids, spider mites, caterpillars – these are just a few of the pests cannabis cultivators must prepare for. Fortunately, more growers are learning that there’s oftentimes a better solution than simply spraying your buds with pesticides. Many pesticides are toxic, harmful to the environment, and can be dangerous for consumers and patients, especially when used during the cannabis flowering period. Instead of trying to fight nature, why not work alongside it, says Kyra Rude, integrated pest management expert with Rincon-Vitova Insectaries. “Our handle is good bugs eat the bad bugs. That’s an easy way to get people to understand what we…

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