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Hot down under
Australia will allow exports of medicinal cannabis in a bid to dominate a global market set to be worth $55 billion by 2025. Investors have scrambled to buy shares in marijuana companies - pushing several of them, and the sector as a whole, to record highs. However, the gun, as they say, might've been jumped.

NFL and cannabis: It's time
It seems like every week there's an NFL player with head trauma. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive degenerative brain disease linked to blows to the head. It's serious and can lead to death. There's a new study on how cannabis can help out.

Cannabis and food trends
This piece is a deep-dive and fascinating look at food trends but also dips into how cannabis will help change and drive the food industry. Takeaway: a decline in booze consumption and a rise in edibles. 

Cannabis trends for 2018?
The Seattle Weekly weighs in. Some interesting predictions for sure. Like, a decline in smoking cannabis and an increase in vaping, dabbing, and other concentrates. More cannabis companies going public and entering the stock market, and more investing in medicinal marijuana research. 

More California numbers
BDS Analytics has been keeping tabs on cannabis sales in California since January 1. How big were (well, are) sales so far? By week's end of that first week they were confident of their forecast "that overall legal sales in California would grow 22% to $3.7 billion in 2018 would turn out to be, if anything, too conservative." So, yeah, really big.

 

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