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The CBD Testers Weekly Review: Big Cannabis is Taking Over, New Medical Studies, CBD for Seniors, and more

CBD Testers Weekly Newsletter
Written by Alexandra Hicks

As the cannabis industry becomes more mainstream, will there still be room for smaller mom-and-pop dispensaries?

And have you heard how much money Colorado is making from their legal cannabis industry? Quick hint, it’s a lot! Plus, new studies show certain cannabinoids can be used to treat fungal infections, and learn how to choose the best pre-rolled joints. All that and more in this Week’s review and newsletter.

BUSINESS: Is corporate cannabis taking over the industry?

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Proposition 64, which legalized recreational cannabis in California, was expected to protect local business owners but many are finding themselves pushed to the side by ‘Big Cannabis’. The California cannabis market is the largest in the world, valued at $2.51 billion already with an estimated 64,000 employed in the industry statewide. Click here to read the full story.

BUSINESS: Colorado earned $1 billion from cannabis tax since 2014

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Colorado was one of the first states to legalize adult-use cannabis back in 2014 and the country has watched very carefully to see how the situation would eventually unfold. As it turns out, it’s been going very well for Colorado – especially financially – with a total of $1 billion in tax revenue earned over last 5 years. Click here to read the full story.

HEALTH: New study from arthritis patients benefit from medical cannabis and CBD

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A new study conducted by CreakyJoints revealed that both medical cannabis and CBD alone helped nearly 90 percent of the arthritic patients they observed. CreakyJoints is a nonprofit organization that operates under the Global Healthy Living Foundation. They provide support and information to people suffering from arthritis. Click here to read the full story.  

HEALTH: Are cannabinoids the key to treating fungal infections?

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Although they’re incredibly common, fungal foot infections are both uncomfortable and inconvenient – especially with summer approaching. If you’re looking for a natural solution other than tea tree oil to treat a foot fungus, it’s believed that a couple of different cannabinoids could offer an effective alternative. Click here to read the full story.

RECREATIONAL: How to choose the best pre-rolled CBD joints

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A lot of people want to experience all of the medicinal effects of CBD has to offer, but they either don’t want to, or don’t know how to roll a joint, which is one of the most popular ways to smoke flowers around the world. If either of those apply to you, CBD pre-rolls are an excellent solution for your dilemma. Click here to read the story.

RECREATIONAL: Almost 20 new recreational products coming to Canada

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As Canada prepares to expand their recreational cannabis laws in just a few months, consumers can expect to see a wide variety of new products on dispensary shelves. In addition to dried flower, oil, plants, and seeds which are currently legal, also available will be cannabis edibles, topicals, and concentrates as well. Click here to read the full story.

LIFESTYLE: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about CBD edibles


CBD edibles are food products infused with cannabidiol, and they’re also one of the most popular food trends of the year. While some people use them recreationally, they can also be good for treating certain medical conditions, especially those that have chronic symptoms such as pain. Click here to read the full story.

LIFESTYLE: CBD improves quality of life for seniors, study finds

A recent study of 1000 people aged 54 years and older discovered something very telling about that demographic and CBD. Apparently, more than half of the seniors who use cannabidiol report having an “improved quality of life”. Researchers also looked at the most popular consumption methods among seniors. Click here to read the full story.

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About the author

Alexandra Hicks

Managing editor at Cannadelics and U.S based journalist, helping spread the word about the many benefits of using cannabis and psychedelics.