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Video StaffSeptember 23, 2022


Canadian cannabis company Aurora Cannabis (Nasdaq: ACB) reported that its fourth-quarter net revenue for medical cannabis increased 4% year-over-year to $36.6 million, while adult-use cannabis revenue fell 35% year-over-year to $12.6 million. Sequentially, sales of adult-use cannabis increased 22% from the third quarter, primarily due to sales from its “profitable acquisition” of Thrive Cannabis. 

C21 Investments Inc. (CSE: CXXI) (OTCQX: CXXIF) posted results that showed slimming revenue in a state that has seen less tourist and local spending as wallets get tighter. The company posted revenue of $7.2 million – down 4% sequentially, “narrowly outperforming Nevada market sales which saw an overall decline of 5% in total sales over the same period. C21 said it was pivoting away from tourists and focusing more on locals. 

Medical marijuana company Vireo Health, a subsidiary of Goodness Growth Holdings (OTC: GDNSF) is fighting back against a recent loophole for edibles in the state of Minnesota. The conflict stems from a recent amendment to Minnesota laws that now allows anyone to sell edible products with up to 5 milligrams of THC derived from hemp and a THC concentration of up to 0.3% to anyone over the age of 21. The complaint against the state says that the hemp-derived edibles are chemically identical to medical cannabis-derived edibles sold by Vireo that have the same type, quantity, and concentration of THC.

Northern Lights Acquisition Corp. revealed that it will need a few extra weeks to deliver the $70 million that it owes Safe Harbor Financial under the terms of a deal signed back in February, with the cash now due on Sept. 28 instead of Aug. 31. But the delay is only due to both parties waiting on approval from the Nasdaq, which is relatively common and doesn’t mean the deal is in danger, 

The New York Cannabis Control Board awarded conditional business licenses to 19 cultivators and 10 processors, which brings the total number of licensed growers to 261 and the total number of processors to 25. 

Noemi GonzalesJune 25, 2021


The Art of COOKING CANNABIS with CBD and THC-Infused Recipes from Across America – Tracey Medeiros

 Who doesn’t love some solid marijuana edibles in their life?

You can absolutely take your cannabis connoisseur game to the next level with this awesome book of cannabis recipes put together by author Tracey Medeiros.

Do you know how to make a Vegan Hemp cream of mushroom soup? Get into “The Art of Cooking Cannabis” and you will learn that recipe among tons of additional recipes available in this book.

Shall we then?

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The topic focus of this book is evident in the title and yet you will still find yourself surprised and even blown away by the impressive array of cannabis recipes that this wonderful book has to offer.

There is more than just a robust plethora of recipes available in this book as you will find topics addressed such as factors to consider when shopping for hemp products, detailed instructions for making tinctures, and even profiles on people and companies that stand out in the world of modern edible cannabis products.

Even the seasoned veteran of the cannabis culinary game will find some incredibly useful and fascinating tips to add to their own repertoire. Great stuff to be had in this book!

-About the Author-

The author of “The Art of Cooking Cannabis with CBD and THC-Infused Recipes from Across America” is the avid author and cannabis proponent Tracy Medeiros who currently resides in northern Vermont.

She has experience as a recipes developer, author of cookbooks, and writer on the topic of food and culinary projects.

Cookbooks she has written include: “The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook”, “Dishing Up Vermont”, and several more thorough cookbooks with a wide array of recipes.

-Reading Experience-

You quickly get the sense that author Tracey Medeiros takes her business seriously as these recipes are very much on point in terms of detail and just how thorough they are written out to be. The high-resolution images included in this book are a genuine pleasure to behold for those of us who consider ourselves to be cannabis connoisseurs. Very tempting pictures indeed!

The profiles of other cannabis culinary connoisseurs are interesting and educational to read as well. This book does a great job of illustrating a larger picture of the greater cannabis culinary world of today.


This book is clearly a wonderful addition to the library of anyone who enjoys a nice marijuana-infused edible in their life as the sheer amount of recipes available in this book is impressive.

You will quickly find yourself learning more about the practice of cannabis culinary projects and enjoying the journey along the way with the high quality images placed in this book.

Get started with on your own journey to become a master of the cannabis culinary arts by getting your own copy of  “The Art of Cooking Cannabis with CBD and THC-Infused Recipes from Across America” by hitting the following link:

Noemi GonzalesJune 18, 2021


The Art of Marijuana Etiquette: A Sophisticated Guide to the High Life”

 by Andrew Ward

 So let’s suppose that you or someone you know are new to the cannabis scene.

How does one learn the basic lingo of the marijuana world? Where do you turn to in order to understand some of the commonly observed proprieties in smoke circles?

Author Andrew Ward has compiled such information to catch those up to speed who have not been lurking in the random corners of the cannabis realm.

There’s more to this book so let’s get into it then!

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The social stigma surrounding cannabis usage is rapidly deteriorating so we are beginning to see more and more new people explore just what marijuana has to offer and this book does a fantastic job of inducting these rookies into the ranks with solid information.

How to roll, smoke session etiquette, how to prepare for your first run to the dispensary, the various methods of consumption, and so much more are all present in this book and expertly broken down in a fashion that even the densest of new readers can begin to pick up the culture.

There is also a fair amount of scientific information present that covers just what the difference is between hemp and cannabis, information about concentrates, and so much more.

-About the Author-

The author of “The Art of Marijuana Etiquette” is Andrew Ward. Ward is an accomplished writer who focuses on the cannabis industry.

You can find Ward’s previous work in publications such as PotGuide, The Marijuana Times, PROHBTD, and more. He is also the author of “Cannabis Jobs” and has been covering the movements of the cannabis industry for over a decade now.

Andrew Ward lives and works out of Brooklyn. You can find him on Twitter @TheCannaWriter

-Reading Experience-

“The Art of Marijuana Etiquette” gets right to work as it dives into useful information and that’s something that is always appreciated. Very minimal fluff to be had in this book.

The sections are properly broken up and the information itself is very clearly written so the reader can easily digest the content and rapidly learn from the book. Such a comfortable structure of a book is very kind to the reader.

You can treat this book as a reference guide of sorts once you realize just how thoroughly the table of contents communicates where to find what information.


If you’re new to the world of cannabis and looking to get caught up to speed or know someone who could use such assistance then this book will serve that end very well.

One can acquire a decent range of knowledge when it comes to the wonderful world of weed with even a brief session spent reading “The Art of Marijuana Etiquette” as this book expertly breaks down many aspects of the modern cannabis culture.

If you don’t want to get caught slipping in the next smoke session then you can get your hands on your own copy here:



Noemi GonzalesMay 14, 2021


“Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home”

By Jamie Evans

 Oh yeah, here’s another book that I suspect you’re going to love!

“Cannabis Drinks” by Jamie Evans is a wonderful book that will fascinate and enlighten the reader when it comes to the staggering amount of possibilities when it comes to conjuring up some tasty cannabis concoctions and potable treats.

Let’s get into it and see what we can pick up from this book when it comes to marijuana infused beverages.

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As the title indicates, this awesome little book takes an informative dive into breaking down how to create cannabis drinks, interesting recipes, and a degree of scientific data regarding decarboxylation, terpenes, phytocannabinoids, and so much more.

Not only do you get to learn a ton about different cannabis drinks but you also get to explore various ways to create extractions, tinctures, and some ridiculously fancy and unique cocktails.

Coffee lovers will adore the section that breaks down the benefits of combining coffee with cannabis and a fun variety of ways to combine the two into your daily routine in a way that is fun, tasty, and achieves the desired effect.

-About the Author-

Jamie Evans, the author of “Cannabis Drinks”, is also a known personality in the cannabis industry due to her work in cannabis culinary events, her writing contributions in magazines such as The Clever Root, POPSUGAR, and others, while also writing multiple books that focus in on the cannabis industry.

She has also been recognized as one of the “Most Important Women in Weed” by the Green Market Report in 2020 and has been named Top 40 Under 40 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as she also has a background in the wine industry.

All this while continuing to attend and contribute to various cannabis events and producing high-quality articles for various platforms

 -Reading Experience-

The physical edition of “Cannabis Drinks” has a high-quality cover, vivid images, and the information regarding making your own cannabis drinks feels genuinely empowering as you realize that you can actually do this.

The recipes themselves look and sound delicious while not seeming to be out of reach at all due to the thorough instructions presented in this book. It’s hard not to get a bit excited as you learn about the potential cannabis drinks from the book.

This book feels well balanced between fun and exciting recipes, pleasant images, and detailed scientific data regarding aspects of cannabis that are relevant to the topic at hand.


You can become quite the cannabis drink connoisseur with the addition of “Cannabis Drinks” by Jamie Evans to your library.

It’s fun, enticing, informative, and downright fun to look at! This book really is a solid addition for anyone who wants to learn more about interesting ways to incorporate marijuana infusions in your life.

You can get to making your own awesome cannabis beverages by getting yourself a copy of “Cannabis Drinks” here.

Noemi GonzalesApril 30, 2021


“Weed: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Cannabis”

By Ellen Holland

 Let’s take a moment to appreciate just how many different strains of cannabis there are, ways to ingest them, unique combinations of edibles, and so much more when it comes to exploring the wonderful world of marijuana products.

Where does one even begin? Author Ellen Holland addresses this very question in her book,” Weed: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Cannabis”, by diving into a wide array of topics that can help the recreational user and medical user alike when it comes to seeking guidance regarding cannabis usage.

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Within this book, there is so much information on cannabis related topics ranging from cannabis edibles and dining, sustainable marijuana practices, various cannabis flavors, marijuana-oriented events, and so much more.

Much of the information presented in this book is sourced from industry professionals, modern scientific data, and a bit of personal experience.

You can learn a ton about the types of cannabis products available on today’s market, how to use them, and which ones might be ideal for you. This can really help people to avoid wasting time and money as they become more educated consumers and cannabis buyers.

-About the Author-

The author of “Weed: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Cannabis” is Ellen Holland, a passionate writer/author who has experience as a senior editor for Cannabis Now Magazine.

She was also interviewed on the non-commercial radio station, KPFA, and has also served as a contributing writer for platforms such as AlterNet, San Francisco Chronicle, and more.

Holland was also a featured panelist for events such as the New West Business Summit and SXSW.

She is clearly a passionate advocate of intelligent and responsible cannabis usage.

-Reading Experience-

It’s hard not to appreciate the fluid combination of solid information, aesthetically pleasing photos, and the tight writing style of “Weed: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Cannabis” as you move through this book.

It can be quite a challenge at times to find reliable information regarding cannabis edibles so that facet of this book alone is very valuable.

As this book is due for its release in October 2021, this review only covered excerpts from the book. This book is expected to drop at 256 pages and will be published by Quarto via their Epic Ink imprint. You can expect initial editions of “Weed: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Cannabis” to be hardcover editions.


There’s no shortage of misinformation and questionable sources when it comes to learning about this budding cannabis industry so coming across books that can serve as reliable resources is a genuine boon to those of us who appreciate what marijuana can do for us.

The images truly bring the topic to life and you absolutely get the sense that this author knows her stuff and is downright passionate about the subject matter at hand.

You can pre-order your own copy of “Weed: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Cannabis” here:

Noemi GonzalesApril 23, 2021


Reader’s Digest The Essential Guide to CBD: Everything You Need to Know About What It Helps, Where to Buy, And How to Take It

By Reader’s Digest – Review

 Once upon a time, many of us had never heard of CBD and yet these days you can’t stop at a gas station without seeing a variety of CBD products or hop on social media without seeing someone trying to sell some kind CBD related service or item.

Just how does a newcomer to CBD get involved and where does one start? What are the best methods of delivery? Just what afflictions can CBD help with?

You can learn all this and so much more when you take the time to dive into “Reader’s Digest The Essential Guide to CBD: Everything You Need to Know About What It Helps, Where to Buy, And How to Take It”

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Being able to have access to such a wonderful trove of information such as this book on a topic that is still relatively new to the world can really aid the reader in finding their way when it comes to proper usage of CBD to enhance your own personal wellness and possibly treat health issues.

Information on proper dosages, ideal CBD delivery methods, advice for purchasing CBD products, and so much more.

You can view this book as a single resource point for all things CBD as it has clearly been put together with an advanced degree of research.

 -About the Author-

“Reader’s Digest The Essential Guide to CBD: Everything You Need to Know About What It Helps, Where to Buy, And How to Take It” was not put together by a single author but is a team effort by Reader’s Digest.

Reader’s Digest is a well-established magazine that enjoys an audience of over 25 million regular readers in the US. They were established in 1922 and focus on publishing content such as news stories and other information.

-Reading Experience-

This book is very expertly written and it becomes clear that the team behind it was truly striving to bring top-notch information in order to maximize the ideal results for those seeking guidance when it comes to CBD usage.

The table of contents is really eyebrow-raising at it is a review of the vast amount of information that is present in this book and just how it benefits your life and the lives of your loved ones via CBD usage.

The writing itself flows well, is very accessible to even the greenest of us, and the book holds high-quality images that are pleasant to look at as you absorb tons of awesome information.


All in all, you can absolutely count on this book to serve as a very useful guide to maneuvering the murky waters of the new world of CBD products as there are no shortages of people who are looking to cash in on the craze by putting out subpar CBD products.

Having a reliable resource such as “Reader’s Digest The Essential Guide to CBD: Everything You Need to Know About What It Helps, Where to Buy, And How to Take It” can really save you serious time and money while also making sure that you are on a good path to wellness and health via CBD usage.

Noemi GonzalesApril 16, 2021


Branding Bud: The Commercialization of Cannabis

By David Paleschuck

As we have seen the rapid social and legal acceptance and proliferation of cannabis usage/sales we are also seeing a warp speed commercialization taking place right before our very eyes. This trend shows zero signs of slowing down.

To this end, author David Paleschuck has done us all the solid of putting together a very valuable compendium that expertly breaks down the trends we are seeing take shape in this emerging market that has so many of us excited.

“Branding Bud: The Commercialization of Cannabis” takes the reader on a thorough tour of the cannabis industry and will help you to glean interesting and useful information on the trends, tactics, and emerging niches within this industry.

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Which companies are killing it in the cannabis industry and what sets them apart from the pack? What kind of marketing tactics are veterans of the marijuana industry utilizing with positive results? You can learn about all this and so much more in this fascinating book.

You can also enjoy learning about the wide array of the most popular THC-infused products available in modern dispensaries and how these trends have evolved.

This book has serious intel for any entrepreneur/business owner that is looking to ride this green wave and understand the strategies that the successful are leveraging.

-About the Author-

Author David Paleschuk is no stranger to the wonderful world of the marijuana business and has a background in brand-building, consumer marketing experience, and product development with organizations such as MasterCard, Microsoft, PepsiCo, and American Express.

He is the founder of PALESCHUCK LLC and serves as a consultant in the cannabis industry. He also worked with Dope Magazine for over ten years and has his writing published on platforms such as New Cannabis Ventures, High Times, and more.

David currently lives in Seattle, Washington where he focuses on pursuing his entrepreneurial cannabis endeavors.

-Reading Experience-

It’s not easy to find such a competent amalgamation of intel when it comes to the exciting growth of the cannabis industry that is written with such clarity and this factor really helps the book to stand out among others.

The level of analysis when it comes to marketing strategy is worth exploring whether or not your business takes place in the world of legal cannabis sales, products, and services.

It’s hard not to be impressed by the sheer amount of viable information present in this book. It truly is a reliable resource for the cannabis entrepreneur in that regard.


It’s always a treat to dive into a book that leaves you feeling as though you could go out and make money by leveraging what you just learned. “Branding Bud” Does exactly that by empowering you with the knowledge to go out and get your cut in the modern marijuana market.

The content itself is clearly written by a professional who knows what’s what and will serve as an excellent guide for anyone looking to make their way in the cannabis industry today.


You can get your copy here:

Noemi GonzalesApril 9, 2021



Weed Mom: The Canna-Curious Woman’s Guide to Healthier Relaxation, Happier Parenting, and Chilling TF Out

By Danielle Simone Brand – Review

 Alongside this modern green rush, we are seeing a plethora of books and content to help the grower, the entrepreneur, the seeker of health, so it is about time we start seeing content designed with cannabis consuming mothers in mind and that is exactly what the author Danielle Simone Brand brings to the table here.

“Weed Mom: The Canna-Curious Woman’s Guide to Healthier Relaxation, Happier Parenting, and Chilling TF Out” is a book with moms in mind and ways to help them to relax, enhance their own personal wellness via marijuana usage, and so much more.

Moms love flowers so this makes sense!

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This book does a wonderful job of breaking down topics such as ways to chat about cannabis with family and friends, tips for shopping for your herb in dispensaries, tips on micro-dosing, a plethora of ways to consume cannabis, and so much more and it’s all written with moms in mind.

Here you will also find an abundance of information regarding the social history of cannabis usage, the legalities surrounding it, and a summation of modern marijuana politics.

“Weed Mom” has plenty here for the rookie and the veteran alike.

-About the Author-

The author of “Weed Mom: The Canna-Curious Woman’s Guide to Healthier Relaxation, Happier Parenting, and Chilling TF Out” is Danielle Simone Brand, a passionate Weed Mom who is on a mission to help other mommas live better lives through intelligent cannabis usage.

She has a wide array of experiences ranging from teaching yoga, serving as a researcher, working as a professional writer and author, and she also holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MA from American University.

She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two kids, and their terrier.

-Reading Experience-

It’s hard not to become fascinated with this book just by looking at the table of contents. The range of topics such as vaping, oils, edibles, conversation points, and so much more are all very appealing and all written with mothers in mind and that becomes clear as you get into it.

There is a fun mix of facts and storytelling utilized to paint pictures in this book to help convey the information in a way that is sure to resonate with other mothers reading this book.

The book flows well and you quickly get the sense that the author has a genuine passion and desire for helping other cannamoms find their way and live better lives.


If you’re a cannabis-loving mother then this book will make for a fantastic addition to your book collection and if you’re not a mother then you might want to consider this book as a gift for that special mother in your life.

Even the mom that is no stranger to the wonderful world of cannabis is likely to find a new and useful nugget of information in “Weed Mom: The Canna-Curious Woman’s Guide to Healthier Relaxation, Happier Parenting, and Chilling TF Out”.

You can find yourself a copy here.

Noemi GonzalesApril 2, 2021


Marijuana Hater’s Guide to Making a Billion Dollars from Hemp: The Next Disruptive Industry

By Matthew Harmon

 Seeing as how are living in the midst of a historical green rush due to the rapid acceptance of cannabis since legalization it should come as no surprise to see so many people out there carving out their own fortunes and paths by taking advantage of these new exciting opportunities.

It should also come as no surprise to find books coming out that can help you to navigate the murky waters of cannabis and hemp entrepreneurship to guide you in growing your own endeavors in these rapidly growing industries while minimizing the potential pitfalls you experience.

Got your interest yet? Let’s get into it then!

-Topic Focus-

Today’s book topic does a wonderful job of laying out possible opportunity paths in the hemp and cannabis industries put together by a seasoned entrepreneur with skin in the game and a genuine desire to see others do the same.

Here you will find interesting looks into topics such as potential cannabis skincare products, the hemp industry, breaking down common misconceptions of these industries, and so much more.

 Many paths and doors seem to open up by growing your own understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape of the legal cannabis realm.

-About the Author-

The author of “Marijuana Hater’s Guide to Making a Billion Dollars from Hemp: The Next Disruptive Industry” is veteran entrepreneur Matthew Harmon.

His background experiences include but are not limited to endeavors such as operating as an investor guide in the hemp industry, a documentary filmmaker, a growing businessman, and an author of several other books.

Harmon’s passion for combining the exciting worlds of business and cannabis becomes quite evident as you move through this book and start taking on the wealth of knowledge he shares here.

-Reading Experience-

You cannot help but feel a degree of the excitement that bleeds through from the author regarding the plethora of opportunities that have arisen these recent years since cannabis was legalized in many states.

There are so many more ways to make your way in the legal cannabis industry that is not always as obvious so it can be exciting and inspiring to learn about all the niches that reside within the industry and just how many possible paths are available to each of us.

The level of expertise that the author possesses quickly becomes abundantly clear so be ready to take some notes and leap into action after reading.


If you’re looking to make your way into the wonderful world of the cannabis business then this book will do a fantastic job of serving as a resource that will help you to make better decisions and produce superior results.

The author clearly knows his stuff, has the background to back it up, and eager to share what he knows with us readers.


You can acquire your own copy of “Marijuana Hater’s Guide to Making a Billion Dollars from Hemp: The Next Disruptive Industry” here.


Noemi GonzalesMarch 26, 2021


“Women & Weed: How the Green Rush Is Changing Our Lives”
By Elena Frankel

As we are seeing a modern green rush due to legalization we are also seeing a rapid rise in the number of women who are braving the murky waters of marijuana entrepreneurship and coming out on top.

It’s quite amazing to see such an influx of female talent and this book by Elena Frankel does a wonderful job of illuminating this phenomenon while also providing a degree of tips and advice that any lady would find useful as she enters into the arena of cannabis entrepreneurship.
Let’s jump on in to “Women & Weed: How the Green Rush is Changing Our Lives” by Elena Frankel to see what we can learn for ourselves.

Topic Focus

This book takes an unflinching look at the ups, downs, and complexities that women face as they dive into the legal cannabis industry in a wide variety of roles and positions. You can gain the unique perspective of a woman with the first-hand experience in the cannabis industry as well as a fine plethora of useful and actionable information that more than makes the book worth purchasing and then reading. Of course, there is plenty of information here that pertains directly to cannabis usage as well. Information on topics such as infused edibles, growing tips and more.

About the Author

Elena Frankel, the author of “Women & Weed”, has a wide array of experiences ranging from serving as Creative Director for several web sites and magazines, and has quite the passion for seeing other women make their own way in the legal cannabis industry. The majority of her work and content has been focused on providing educational information focused on helping others to grow their own projects and business endeavors. She also has much experience speaking as a panelist or guest speaker at a wide variety of cannabis industry events. You can also find her as a guest speaker on many cannabis-oriented podcast shows.

Reading Experience
“Women & Weed” starts off very strong with the information and summary of what to expect. The information is written in a way that makes it easy to read and understand for the cannabis newcomer as a resource guide. The color schemes, style, and images really help this book to stand out and are pleasant to
look at. The graphics really help to drive the information home when reading and reviewing the content.

You can easily get the sense that the author is quite passionate about the subject and genuinely desires to see other women grow in the entrepreneurial world of legal marijuana. We absolutely need more of that in the world!


If you’re in the market for a book that can serve as a genuine resource for women who are looking to explore and understand the fascinating realm of the cannabis business then “Women & Weed” would make for a great purchase. It’s amazing to see how many women are truly carving out their own path in the realm of herbal entrepreneurship and even more so to see resources dedicated to helping those same women further grow their endeavors.

The book can be purchased here.

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