Cannabis-friendly RV parks? Yep
Grow Condos, Inc., a company that provides "condo" style turnkey grow facilities for the cannabis industry, is launching a new division to target the development of cannabis-friendly RV campgrounds/resorts specifically tailored for owner/operators. The company plans to build out a branded RV campground/resort named "Smoke on the Water Resorts," providing a turnkey solution for the campground owner/operator.
Cannabis and executives: Business as usual (finally)
Inc. Magazine just released its 2016 "30 Under 30" list, featuring an entrepreneur from an industry that has, until now, been excluded from this prestigious group of executives. Aeron Sullivan (who made the list) is founder and executive chairman of Tradiv, a B2B distribution platform that is revolutionizing the way dispensaries and cultivators buy and sell cannabis. Sullivan, aware of some of the antiquated perceptions of cannabis, is optimistic for change. "We hope that by offering professional services, we can demonstrate to the rest of the country that cannabis businesses can be a healthy part of the community - not something to be feared."
New service offers up-to-date data
Cannabiz Media has launched what it calls "Marijuana License Alerts," to provide actionable marijuana license information through email to subscribers from its database of more than 10,000 cultivator, producer, dispensary, and retail licenses. Daily or weekly email alerts are used by sales, marketing, investing, and research professionals as well as regulators who need current data to make strategic decisions, close sales, and evaluate investments, acquisitions, and more.
MJ use leads to...gum disease
A long-term study of nearly 1,000 New Zealanders from birth to age 38 has found that people who smoked marijuana for up to 20 years have more gum disease, but otherwise do not show worse physical health than non-smokers. Tobacco users in the study were found to have gum disease as well as reduced lung function, systemic inflammation and indicators of poorer metabolic health. "We can see the physical health effects of tobacco smoking in this study, but we don't see similar effects for cannabis smoking," said Madeline Meier, an assistant professor of psychology at Arizona State University who conducted the study with colleagues at Duke University, King's College in the UK and the University of Otago in New Zealand. Read the study here.