Cannabis Bucks the Coronavirus Growth Downtrend

Uncertain times often lead to surprising success stories. The COVID-19 pandemic crushed entire industries, while pushing cannabis ever closer to full legitimacy. Marijuana businesses depend on innovation – something that is critical in the current environment. As COVID-19 rages, rapid-fire local legislation often disrupts traditional supply lines. Given the patchwork of laws and questionable legality in many jurisdictions, marijuana companies…

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Expanded Zap Offerings Provide Relief for Cannabis Dispensaries Looking For Cash Alternatives

Zap’s Lightning Network-powered Strike app will now be available on desktops. The new feature creates a public domain for each username. That domain then allows other users to tip – in both Bitcoin and dollars. Although a simple expansion, the new ‘strike.me’ domains offer an important new corridor for cryptocurrency payments. Another real-world use case, Strike’s simplicity may help it…

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The Cannabis Connection to Coronavirus

That Canadians are stressed shouldn’t come as much of a shock. After all, the COVID-19 crisis has sent stocks plummeting, one in three Canadians worry they won’t make rent or mortgage payments, and thousands of people have lost their jobs. It’s therefore little wonder that some Canadians have turned to cannabis for stress relief. Canadians have flooded online cannabis retail…

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Will Cannabis Stocks Prove Defensive in a COVID-19-Induced Recession?

Cannabis stocks took a beating during a coronavirus-induced market crash that deepened in March amid heightened and legitimate investor fears of a near-term economic recession. My prior proposition was that the marijuana industry could prove resilient during economic down turns. Will cannabis stocks prove defensive? Cannabis-resilient… like alcohol? Beer and alcohol demand usually remains strong during economic downturns, which makes…

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