A Tiny African Kingdom Wants to Export Its Cannabis to the World

Marijuana has been cultivated in Lesotho for centuries. Now it’s a critical piece of the government’s agricultural strategy. Kekeletso Lekaota spends her work days nurturing rows of cannabis plants for harvest. Pruning a few yellowed leaves from stems with thick, flowering heads, she says the job requires a soft touch and delicate hands. It’s a crop Lekaota had no experience with 18 months ago, when she saw an advertisement for a grower in her local…

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Medical Patients in Purgatory as High-Court Deliberates

CANNABIS CULTURE – Picture this, you are an 81-year old widow with rheumatoid arthritis and vision limited by glaucoma. To dull the ceaseless pain of existence your doctor has prescribed you into narcotic inertia. Your monthly supply of opioids come in a jar the size one would expect to see mayonnaise, kimchi or baby dills in. The bottle has one line of instructions “use as needed” The pills kill your appetite, exhaust your capacity to…

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New Cannabis Products: Loose Leaf Tea, Massage Service, Cleansing Oil and a Smart Pod System

As the cannabis market expands, it's hard to keep track of the many products that launch every week. Benzinga put together a short list of some of the most interesting new cannabis products launched recently. The Veritas Beauty Line Expanding its offerings of full spectrum hemp products, Veritas Farms Inc. VFRM 0.63% announced its new beauty line, Veritas Beauty. The company launched the brand as a response to the growing demand from customers for a…

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Aurora Shares Sink on Weak Results and Halting Construction of Cannabis Plants

Aurora Cannabis Inc. shares sank to a two-year low Friday after its revenues missed expectations and the pot producer announced it was halting construction at one production facility and pausing work at another to save more than $190 million in planned expenses. The Edmonton-based company’s shares fell to a low of $3.59 and were down 51 cents or 11.6 per cent at $3.87 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Aurora announced after markets…

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Just Add Oil: Stoney Creek Cannabis Company Develops Creative Sales Model

Earth Kisses Sky sells herbal salve mixtures and its clients add their own cannabis oil at home. Cannabis topicals just became legal in Canada in October, but that hasn't stopped two local entrepreneurs from selling their weed-inspired pain and skin salves legally for months. Ashley Short and Tijen Yalchin — partners in business and life for more than a decade — have spent the past year building a devoted clientele willing to buy the herbal…

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