Top Shops Online For Legal Cannabis

The demand for legal marijuana is continuously increasing and consumers are always in search of cannabis online shops. The legal market for cannabis is found mainly in North America and but more and more countries have allowed some form of cannabis products.

Reliable suppliers of legal marijuana products of cannabis flowers, edibles, and CBD Oils are often difficult to find. Ordering them online and getting home delivery provides the convenience modern consumers and patients demand.

We’ve compiled this list of Top Shops for Legal Cannabis to aid you in your search to find the legal products you seek.

Best Pot

Best Pot

Best Pot is an online cannabis store serving all of Canada. The site promises to deliver the ordered package within three working days. The variety of legal marijuana products are available for online shopping and guarantee high quality in competitive prices.

JUSTCBDEEZ

JustCBDeez

JustCBDeez is a cannabis producer with farms in Switzerland. They provide coverage to all of Europe and distribute CBD products approved from the lab. They are one of the most popular producers and have a strong network of distributors. Their product offerings comply with European regulations.

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Cannical

Cannical is a premium online cannabis store providing legal marijuana products to customers all over Europe. The company is based in Italy and they tout quality assurance measures to provide lab-certified products to their customers. Their website also provides useful information for all their types of products and their cannabis cultivation process.

Dr Seeds

DrSeeds

One of the premium cannabis shop online which provide the highest quality seeds. Dr. Seeds provides worldwide delivery with free discreet shipping for their online customers. Payments can be made through credit card and customers receive fast delivery.

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Seedsman

Seedsman brings so much to the table for cannabis consumers with more than 3000 cannabis seed variations. They regularly provide discounts to their customers and one can avail up to 25% if payment is made through Bitcoin. Seedman has top-class customer reviews from all over the world which makes them one of the best cannabis shops online.

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High Supplies

High Supplies offers high-quality cannabis seeds grown with premium genetic disposition.  They are based in the Netherlands and deliver products across Europe and North America.

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Grasscity

Grasscity was one of  the first online head shops based in the Netherlands,  operating since 2000. Offering some of the best smoke accessories online, Grasscity offers a wide range of smoking-related products. Their pricing is competitive,  with an emphasis on providing the ultimate satisfaction of the customers.

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I Love Growing Marijuana

I Love Growing Marijuana offers a large selection of seeds and growing supplies. One of the top-performing online websites with more than 30,000 daily visitors, and  hundreds of growing guides providing valuable information on everything from how to cultivate seeds successfully to operating a successful, profitable grow.

 

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Green Goddess Supply

With more than 25 years of serving customers online, Green Goddess Supply is one of the largest cannabis shops on the internet. Free delivery is available for all orders above $50, and pricing is  affordable for top-quality products.

Direct Vapor

Direct Vapor

Direct Vapors value proposition is in their tagline:  ‘huge selection and reasonable prices. ‘ With a 2-months warranty on all their online products and two weeks return policy, there is no such risk when placing orders — so what are you waiting for?

 

iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO Saul Kaye Comments on New Israeli Cannabis Initiatives

ISRAEL: Kupat Holim Meuhedet, Israel’s third largest health maintenance organization (HMO), announced yesterday that it was opening an internal cannabis unit using a digitalized system that will allow for significantly faster medical cannabis approval for patients in need.

In the framework of the new independent unit, the family doctor will transfer the request of the Meuhedet patient with a recommendation to the unit within the fund, which will approve the request. The process will shorten the generally long wait that typifies the unit of the Ministry of Health.  As a result, other health funds are considering the possibility of setting up similar units.

“We congratulate Meuchedet on their forward-thinking attitude to cannabis medicine and breaking the barriers that currently exist in Israel for patient access. For too long the HMOs have been complacent in the long and complicated process of obtaining medical cannabis in Israel. I hope to see the next news that they are covering the cost of cannabis for reimbursement as part of the medical system in Israel.  Meuchedet is the most supportive Israeli health fund. They have the most doctors who understand the importance of medical cannabis treatment and have the knowledge to prescribe it,” said iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO Saul Kaye.

In addition, also yesterday, Israeli news organizations reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will support a bill tabled by Likud MK Sharren Haskel that would, in effect, legalize cannabis by allowing all Israelis to grow one cannabis plant for personal consumption.  Dealing cannabis would remain illegal.

“No one should be criminalized for growing a cannabis plant and using the leaves as they see fit.  This is an important step in the process of decriminalizing cannabis in Israel and I hope this legislation passes soon after the Knesset is back from its summer recess. I have worked closely with MK Haskel on all of her cannabis initiatives and wish her well in the upcoming elections as Israel’s true cannabis voice in the Government,” said Kaye.

Cresco Labs To Report First Quarter 2019 Financial Results On May 29, 2019

ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, will report its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 after the market closes.

Cresco-Logo_BlueThe Company will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss its business and financial results on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time (5 p.m. Central Time). The conference call may be accessed via Cresco Labs’ investor relations website at investors.crescolabs.com or by dialing 866-688-4235 (409-216-0711 for international callers) and providing conference ID 5478615.

Archived access to the webcast will be available for one year on the Cresco investor relations website.

 

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Painesville Township

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Bloom Medicinals, LLC, located at 382 Blackbrook Rd., Painesville Township.

For a list of all Dispensary Certificates of Operation, please click here.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers For April 2019

State_of_Ohio_Board_of_pharmacy_logo2COHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for April 2019. These numbers include:

  • 34,225 Recommendations
  • 31,075 Registered patients with recommendations
    • 2,386 Patients with Veteran Status
    • 1,216 Patients with Indigent Status
    • 171 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis
  • 15,339 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed dispensaries)
  • 2,109 Registered Caregiverss

For the full list of program numbers, please visit the Program Update page.

The Benefits Of CBD Oil For Sleep Disorders And Insomnia

One of the most important components of life is sleep. The way we sleep at night largely influences the behavior and performance we provide the next day. More and more people are suffering from a form of chronic sleep disorder. Specialists believe that certain medication can  contribute to insomnia, especially as this disorder is a frequent side effect of antidepressants.

On the other hand, people who are taking sleeping pills, to get rid of insomnia, can become addicted to these drugs. This state of dependence appears when the treatment is stopped. Symptoms like tremors, nausea, anxiety, changes in blood pressure, muscle cramps may then occur.

Since drugs generate addiction and can lead to abuse, people are looking for natural options to minimize the negative effects. In this sense, cannabidiol has become a viable medical alternative. Here is how CBD is not only a healthy alternative to sleeping pills but it can counteract many factors that cause sleep disturbances.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is the sensation of inadequate or poor repose due to problematic sleep, frequent night awakening with difficulty in falling asleep again.

Insomnia is classified as:

  • Transient (short-term) – lasting from one night to a few weeks;
  • Intermittent (appears and disappears) – where the episodes appear from time to time;
  • Chronic (constant) – insomnia occurs in most nights, at least three times a week for more than a month.

Insomnia may occur due to emotional, neurological or medical disorders as well as a result of stimulant medications or alcohol/drug addiction.

What Illnesses Can Insomnia Hide?

In most cases, insomnia is based on psychiatric pathology, ie neurosis (depression, anxiety) or psychosis (schizophrenia and related disorders). Insomnia also occurs in thyroid disorders, alongside depression and appetite disorders.

Insomnia may appear in patients with adrenal gland disorders, as well as patients with advanced cirrhosis when hepatic encephalopathy occurs. Last but not least, this disease occurs in patients with cardiac pathology, especially due to decompensation in the evening or at night. 

How Does CBD Work?

CBD works through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). In our body, this system produces its own cannabinoids. ECS regulates processes such as our mood and appetite, as well as our perception of pain.

CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system and its receptors having numerous beneficial effects as research results suggest.

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The Effects of CBD on Sleep

CBD is a constituent of the plant called cannabis. Another constituent of this plant is THC. Both substances are known for their beneficial effects. However, THC also has a psychoactive effect, unlike CBD. Hemp plants contain a high CBD concentration.

Several studies have shown that CBD can have a medicinal effect on a wide range of health problems. One of these problems is insomnia. CBD not only makes sleeping easier but also influences the sleep cycle.

Sleep divides into several cycles with different phases. Insomnia occurs during the rapid eye movement (REM) stage, called REM parasomnia. In this phase, active behavior and nightmares will take place during dreams. This is a category of sleep disorders that involves behaviors, emotions and abnormal movements. It is also characterized by loss of muscles’ capacity to relax during REM sleep.

Cannabidiols have strong anxiolytic, anticonvulsant and sedative effects. CBD oil has the ability to control these disturbing symptoms because it directly affects CB1 receptors in the brain, an important receptor that is responsible for multiple actions of the central nervous system.

In addition, CBD decreases the duration of REM sleep. By reducing this phase, people dream less, memory improves and symptoms of depression are lowered. Blood tests have shown that CBD oil influences dopamine levels in the blood during sleep. This leads to a better, relaxed sleep alongside lower destructive behavior.

In sleep disturbance, the same component called CBD, by its anxiolytic effect, blocks anxiety states induced in REM sleep state, which makes a person suffering from this disorder have a longer sleeping time; therefore, recover fast from damages provoked by previous insomnia episodes.

Recommended CBD Oil Dosage in Sleeping Disorders?

The first thing to look for, when decided to consume CBD oil, is its purity. This applies in any case, regardless of the medical disorder encountered. If it is not in its pure state, containing 100% CBD oil, this treatment may have weaker results. Moreover, when it is not in a pure state, this oil may comprise other chemicals which promote allergies.

Hellomello.life offers lab-tested, 100% natural CBD oil which may come in handy in treating sleep disorders and insomnia. Unlike other medical treatments, this CBD oil does not give addiction and does not have other side effects on brain chemistry, in neither short or long-term.

For sleep disorders, the recommended CBD oil dosage shall fall between 40 mg-160 mg of CBD taken orally. The exact amount taken depends on the user’s body weight and tolerance, as well as the concentration of CBD per ml of oil. The higher the body weight, the greater is the dosage of CBD oil.

In some cases, users develop a tolerance to the consumption of CBD oil, meaning that once ingested effects take longer to appear. In this case, it is advisable to increase the usual dosage.

Final Thoughts

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a component of Cannabis sativa plant that has an extensive range of potential beneficial effects in neuropsychiatric and other disorders. Insomnia is among disorders that finds its cure in CBD oil.

Sleep is very important for the body’s recovery and if this becomes insufficient it can affect your health. The main cause of insomnia today stays the stress, which in the long run remains harmful to the body.

Among the most common reasons for using CBD oil is the effect of relieving stress and anxiety. Cannabidiol has great efficacy in relaxing the mind, reducing stress and inducing calmness, being a good solution to combat insomnia and sleep disorders.

Tilray Hosts Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony At European Union Campus For Medical Cannabis Production and Distribution

The 250,000 square-foot facility located in Cantanhede, Portugal serves as the hub for Tilray’s cultivation, processing, distribution and research of medical cannabis products in Europe

CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in the research, cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis today celebrated the official opening of its European Union (EU) Campus located in Cantanhede, Portugal. Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy, global senior leaders and the EU Campus Team welcomed guests from all over the world including international healthcare professionals, government officials and local dignitaries to celebrate the inauguration of the company’s European production and distribution centre.   
 
For the event, which followed Tilray’s successful outdoor harvest last year and greenhouse harvest earlier this year, guests were invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour Tilray’s state-of-the-art facility. 

Tilray’s EU Campus in Portugal is a multi-faceted production facility that includes indoor, outdoor and greenhouse cultivation sites, as well as research labs, processing, packaging and distribution sites for medical cannabis and cannabinoid-derived medical products. To date, Tilray has invested approximately €20 million in the facility, which totals approximately 250,000 square-feet with additional room to expand. Tilray’s EU Campus also serves as a hub supporting Tilray’s clinical research and product development efforts across Europe. Tilray’s EU Campus currently employs more than 100 professionals, and that number is expected to double by the end of 2019, with production ramping up and multiple harvests anticipated in the coming months. 
 
“We’re thrilled to celebrate another milestone as we continue to expand our global presence and pioneer the future of the cannabis industry. We are grateful for the warm welcome we’ve received from Portugal and the city of Cantanhede,” says Brendan Kennedy, Tilray CEO. “We’re looking forward to utilizing Tilray’s EU Campus to serve the European Union medical cannabis markets with high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products.”
 
Tilray announced a successful harvest from its EU Campus in February 2019 with multiple harvests expected in the coming months. Tilray looks forward to supplying patients in Europe from its EU Campus when it receives GMP certification.
 

 

 

Cannabis Industry Needs More Budtenders

The Cannabis industry is thriving right now, as more and more states legalize the natural drug for medical consumption and recreational use. The industry is worth an astonishing $50 billion dollars and one of the most in demand positions is what’s known as the budtender.

Budtender’s are the front of house staff, the first people you will see when you visit a Cannabis dispensary when you obtain your Medical Cannabis Prescription. These positions are in huge demand, generally, they have a huge wealth of knowledge and must know about a variety of strains, what they are used for and what they do. Not only this, they are also offer up advice, recommendations and product safety.

This means, anywhere that Cannabis is legal, there are firms headhunting super-savvy sales people with the ability to sell the heck out of as much Cannabis as humanly possible. The salesforce is not for the faint hearted, let’s face it, the Cannabis industry did not grow to be 50 Billion dollars by being passive when it comes to sales.

Dispensaries need very knowledgeable people to push as many grams, oils and edibles into the bags of hundreds of consumers that pass through their doors each day. Those who can do this and focus in on the customer care at the same time are the most successful in the business.

Dispensaries look for people who are very enthusiastic about Cannabis. The best Budtender’s can make in excess of $35-40K in their first year. Most dispensaries start their staff out at $12-14 dollars an hour. It’s a very good sustainable income if you can get it! Let’s face it, Medical Cannabis is a green niche, no pun intended.

So how do you get the job?

To become a budtender, there are some requirements. You can forget thinking that it involves growing dreadlocks, having blazed red stoner eyes and tie-dye clothing. The industry is trying to project an image that goes against the grain of the stereotype. Adding “I have watched get high 50 times” to your CV will not work, so forget that.

Budtender Requirements

  1. Gift of the gab – Budtenders are not just enthusiastic about the products, they also possess a certain finesse when it comes to selling. It is a fine art that is not learnt but something every good salesman possesses. They can answer any question about any product within a split second and turn that answer into a sale.
  2. Knowledge – A good Budtender will always be able to answer any questions on any product immediately. They have extensive knowledge on a wide variety of product. Though dispensaries supply on-the-job training, having knowledge about the different strains will be a bonus.
  3. Customer Service Skills – Customer service is always a must in Business, especially the retail sector. Successful sales people can talk to a customer in such a way that they feel very comfortable and confident that the product they are selling them is what they need.
  4. Highly Organized – Every second is a hustle in any Business on the sales floor. Showing your employer, a great level of determination early-on is the sure-fire way to success in the Business. The Business of sales is a cut-throat world, nobody will carry you through it, it’s a path you learn on your own and put your unique twist on.

 Photo: Jake Dimmock, the original budtender at Seattle’s Diego Pellicer.

FSD Pharma To Establish Presence In Canada’s Insurance Regimes

Signs agreement focusing on exploring insurance coverage for medical cannabis Canada wide

CANADA: FSD Pharma Inc. announced the signing of a consulting agreement with Joseph L. Romano, a well-respected lawyer with a strong track-record in personal injury law. Mr. Romano has been working with medical cannabis since 2006, assisting people coping with chronic pain to have access to medical cannabis, a viable alternative to opioid based medications.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Mr. Romano will provide consulting on the inner workings of third party actions, WSIB claim handling, first party coverage and no fault benefits across Canada. Mr. Romano will also assist in identifying strategic acquisitions that will enhance shareholder value.

Commenting on the agreement, Dr. Raza Bokhari, Executive Co-Chairman and interim CEO said, “We are very excited to engage Mr. Romano in advance of our anticipated sales license. This is a very timely and important agreement for FSD Pharma to maximize the opportunities in the Canadian market for our products and fits well with our strategy of establishing the company as a leader in medical cannabis.”

In consideration for his services, FSD will pay Mr. Romano consulting fees, warrants and shares in the company, subject to compliance with all applicable securities laws and the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange.

First US Clinical Study Assessing Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Supplementation In Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury Begins In Colorado

COLORADO:  The Flowering HOPE Foundation and Clover Leaf University have just announced sponsorship and collaboration on the first US clinical study to be approved to investigate plant-derived cannabinoid supplements in recovery from brain injury. 

The study will analyze quantitative EEG brain activity and a cannabinoid-sensitive salivary biomarker in 40 subjects with mild traumatic brain injury and controls who currently take hemp-derived botanical supplements on a regular basis (i.e. phytocannabinoids). The study is recruiting adults age 18 to 55 to participate in the year-long trial. 

Jason Cranford, Founder of the Flowering HOPE Foundation, a Colorado registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the medicinal use of plant-derived cannabinoids, called phytocannabinoids, described the motivation for sponsoring the study: “We hope to provide scientific support for the benefits of the natural plant-based compounds contained in hemp and move a step closer towards the unrestricted availability of non synthetic cannabinoid therapeutics.”

Cranford is a pioneer in the emerging cannabis industry with more than 25 years experience in cultivation, extraction and formulations. His know-how allowed him to breed a unique hemp strain selected for a blend of phytoterpenes and phytocannabinoids designed to alleviate treatment-resistant epilepsy in children without psychoactive side effects. The resulting strain, called Haleigh’s Hope, was formulated into a supplement offered by the FHF (2013). 

The FHF has partnered with Clover Leaf University to study brain injury. The President and Founder, Chloe Villano, received accredited approval for CLU in 2013 by the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s Private Occupational School Board. Villano is a pioneer in the cannabis and hemp industry and prioritized brain injury for the study.

“This historic study is the first of its kind and it is a privilege to work with the Flowering HOPE Foundation to address the problem of brain injury and collaborate with a neuroscientist who understands the brain endocannabinoid system, such as Dr. Cooper. There are currently no effective treatments for traumatic brain injury or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, but phytocannabinoids may be a good candidate, based on the established science of anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective mechanisms. Clover Leaf University is excited to take the lead in clinical studies that will improve and save lives,” said Villano.

The lead neuroscientist responsible for the study,  Don Cooper, Ph.D, is President of Real-Time Diagnostics Ventures Inc. He has published 45 peer reviewed papers on neuronal memory formation/plasticity and has studied brain cannabinoids since 2000, when he received his first NIH grant. 

“I never thought it would take almost 20 years from when I started working on the brain cannabinoid system to have the first approved clinical study on phytocannabinoids and brain injury. We have convincing preclinical data showing that phytocannabinoids are neuroprotective and may be critically important for restoring neuronal function after brain injury,” stated Cooper.

For more information contact the study Clinical Coordinator at TBIstudy@protonmail.com.