Could Prince Harry Be Planning To Go Into The Marijuana Business?
Gossipcop – “From Pothead Prince To Marijuana Mogul?” reads the headline of a new tabloid report. Could Prince Harry be planning on using the grounds of his new Santa Barbara home as a weed farm? Gossip Cop investigates the claim.
The latest issue of the Globe asserts a billionaire named Alki David “wants to fund the 35-year-old Duke of Sussex to plant special hemps seeds.” David tells the tabloid “It’s a golden opportunity for Harry and Meghan [Markle],” adding that by growing David’s grass, Prince Harry would, “be crowned the ‘king of cannabis’!”
Retail Cannabis Sales in Edmonton See Growth despite Ongoing Illicit Sales
globalnews.ca – At a time when so many businesses are feeling the financial pinch due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one Edmonton cannabis shop says it is seeing significant growth in sales.
“They are buying in larger quantities because now the larger quantities are cheaper,” owner of Alternative Greens Trevor Miller said.
New Poll Shows Which Sports Fans Use Cannabis
Loudcloudhealth.com – People who follow e-sports, UFC, and Formula-1 racing are most likely to use weed and CBD, a new survey by the Morning Consult reveals. Fans of baseball, golf, and football, on the other hand, are among the least frequent CBD consumers.
The poll, which was carried out on August 13–15, involved over 1,000 US sports fans.
Cool Cannabis Careers: Laganja Estranja, LGBTQIA+ Marijuana Icon And Performance Artist
Benzinga – Laganja got into cannabis when she injured her back during a dance piece in college. After seeing a chiropractor for months, he suggested she obtain a medical marijuana card under California’s proposition 215.
“It truly changed my life,” Laganja explains. “As someone who grew up in a very sheltered household in Texas, I always believed this plant was a drug. But, once I discovered that I’d been misled, I made it my platform as a drag queen.”
Cannabis Company Continues to Cut
Delta-optimist – Even more cuts are coming to Canada’s biggest cannabis company, which for a time had an East Ladner greenhouse set to become one of the world’s biggest.
In a further restructuring move, Canopy Growth announced another round of layoffs, this time at its Niagara-on-the-Lake and Smiths Falls locations in Ontario.
The Smiths Falls-based company wouldn’t not say how many employees were impacted this time around, but it’s the latest in a series of deep reductions over the last several months.
Partially Legalized, Marijuana Law in MO Remains Hazy
Tribuneledgernews – Article 14 of Missouri’s constitution protects residents from civil and criminal prosecution for possessing medical marijuana, but some law enforcement agencies continue to attempt legal maneuvers as the contours of the amendment are finalized.
Herbal Remedies Battles Through Statewide Shortages
Khqa – At the beginning of the year, Illinois residents had mixed emotions about the legalization of marijuana.
On one hand, it helped medical patients and recreational users out, but statewide shortages put dispensaries in a bind.
The cannabis industry keeps growing as the pandemic surges on; as new medicinal uses for medical marijuana are discovered, the demand is at an all-time high.
Smokers Face Increased Risk Of Coronavirus Hospitalization
Patch – Researchers at Cedars-Sinai warned this week that smokers could have an increased risk for being hospitalized or placed on a ventilator if they contract coronavirus.
“Smokers often have serious heart and lung health problems already. Add COVID-19 to the mix and you are likely to get a very sick patient. They just don’t have the physiological reserves to deal with the massive inflammatory attack brought on by the coronavirus,” said Dr. Joseph E. Ebinger, a cardiologist with the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai.
Juul to Slash 1,200 Jobs amid Drop in E-cigarette Sales
Kyrnews – Juul said it would make a “significant” cut to its global workforce and explore pulling out of some European and Asia-Pacific markets to save cash and weather a tumultuous period for the e-cigarette industry.
The company, partly owned by Marlboro maker Altria Group, is planning to lay off about 1,200 employees, more than half its workforce, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Researchers Will Benefit First in Pakistan’s New Hemp Program
Hemptoday – The Pakistani government said it hopes to capitalize on the CBD market as it took the first steps toward creating a national hemp program last week. The federal cabinet approved hemp production under government control, calling it a “landmark decision” that could eventually boost the fortunes of private commercial companies and farmers.