The Cannabis Industry Must Keep Alive the Legacy of LGBT Activists

Caring for the neediest AIDS patients during the worst years of the epidemic began the struggle for legal cannabis but legalization has put those programs in jeopardy. June 29, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.   The cannabis legalization and LGBTQ+ movements have historically been linked together in their fight to end stigma and attain legal recognition and acceptance. In fact, the fight for legal cannabis originated with the response of the LGBTQ community to the AIDS crisis. As San Francisco celebrates Pride this weekend, now is the time to examine this long relationship rooted in compassion and how legal cannabis has left behind the most vulnerable.  Related: FDA Begins Evaluating Cannabis Scientifically Two movements connected. By the early 1990’s, life-saving drugs were available to treat HIV, but with the horrible side effects of pain, nausea and appetite loss. Cannabis was a lifeline for many who suffered,  […]

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7 Statistics Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Legal Cannabis and CBD

Public opinion and consumer preference for cannabis over Big Pharma are powerful forces shaping the cannabis market. April 30, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. How fast is the stigma of cannabis fading? Consider the numbers: Cannabis, whether for medical use or recreationally by adults, is legal in 33 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico. An estimated 73 million Americans live in the 10 states that have legalized for adult use. A record-high 62 percent of Americans agree cannabis should be legalized. 2019 marks the start of the second year of legal adult cannabis in California, the world’s largest legal market, yet consumers and business owners still must overcome significant hurdles. Cannabis consumers want to support the legal market but high prices, whopping taxes and impeded access to legal cannabis drives them to thriving illicit market. California has done a good job […]

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7 Stats to Know About Legal Cannabis and CBD This 4/20

It’s not the outlaw celebration it once was, but that was the goal all along, wasn’t it? April 20, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. While many Americans may think of April 20 or 4/20 as a “stoner” holiday, that kind of thinking is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Cannabis is available for medical or adult use in more states than ever before and its stigma is steadily  fading. In fact, according to Pew Research, a record-high 62 percent of Americans say the use of cannabis should be legalized. Consumers across the country are incorporating cannabis into their regular routines thanks to the wide variety of products available. 4/20 is now celebrated all year round! 2019 marks the start of the second year of legal adult cannabis in California, the world’s largest legal market, and yet significant hurdles remain for consumers […]

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