New York Cannabis Community Mourns Longtime Advocate Doug Greene

Greene was a constant presence at rallies and meetings to support cannabis legalization. June 12, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on Benzinga The New York cannabis community lost one of its most vocal proponents when Doug Greene, 52, was fatally struck by an A train subway June 4. It is unclear how he found himself on the tracks. Decades of activism.  Greene’s passing leaves a void in the cannabis community. He specialized in bankruptcy law by day and fought for cannabis rights with most of his other time for more than 30 years, including serving as the legislative director for the Empire State NORML chapter. He was a constant fixture at rallies, protests, hearings and gatherings in the state, often serving as a speaker and always a supporter. The news of his passing sparked a slew of dedications on social media. Many cited his passion for the plant as well as his ability […]

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CBD Toothpaste Sounds Like a Good Idea but Lacks Conclusive Studies Proving It Is

Oral health care is a growing market and CBD is a booming market. Now science needs to study the benefits of combining them. June 3, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The global oral care market is expected to reach $54.6 billion by 2023, according to Mordor Intelligence. A report issued by TechNavio in March predicts the global oral care market will register a CAGR of 3 percent by 2023. At the same time, the CBD market is expected to boom across much of the globe. That includes the U.S., where New Frontier Data forecast that the hemp market will triple by 2022. Brightfield Group sees huge opportunities in Europe, while individual market sectors are expected to boom. CBD is now being integrated into the oral care market for humans and pets. Many believe it could serve as a viable option for gum and […]

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Why Athletes Are Using Cannabis for Training and Recovery

They want more gain, less pain. May 11, 2019 4 min read Brought to you by Benzinga Specifics on cannabis and fitness are hard to come by. But there’s no question the size of the opportunity is large. In May 2018, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association valued the global health club industry alone at $87.2 billion. The U.S. led all markets with $30 billion in health club counts and memberships, the organization said. Cannabis is believed to provide consumers with several beneficial uses, ranging from mental to physical relief. Many athletes have turned to THC and CBD products to treat their bodies after rigorous games and training sessions. Its use extends to fitness enthusiasts of all levels. So much so that a CU Boulder study found that eight out of 10 users in states where cannabis is legal consume shortly before or after working out. Related: Cannabis Offers Battered Pro Athletes Both Hope and Healing […]

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