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Kaitlin DomangueKaitlin DomangueFebruary 25, 2021


It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for February 25th, 2021. 

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Should You Use CBD Gummies to Help Mental Health? 

There is plenty of evidence to show that CBD can have a profound impact on mental health. This article dives into some of the research and studies that exist include: 

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anxiety relief from CBD 
  • CBD’s interaction with serotonin receptors in the brain
  • And other additional pieces of research 


Innovative Industrial Stock Sells Off Despite Solid Earnings

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIP) (NYSE: IIPR) released results for the fourth quarter and year ending December 31, 2020, after the market closed on Wednesday. The stock was pulling back in pre-market trading by over 6% to sell near $206 as investors were disappointed with the earnings. Innovative Industrial delivered a fourth-quarter FFO of $1.36 missed by $0.07 and the revenue of $37.09 million missed by $1.41 million despite increasing by 110%.


Valens Reiterate Guidance Despite Slight Drop in Sales

The Valens Company Inc. (OTCQX: VLNCF) reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year financial results for the period ended November 30, 2020. Valens reported gross revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter fell to $17.9 million from $18.5 million in the third quarter of 2020. The net loss increased to $16.6 million sequentially over the third quarter’s net loss of $3 million.


PharmaDrug Files For DMT To Be Used for Kidney Transplants

PharmaDrug Inc. (CSE: BUZZ) (OTC Pink: LMLLF) has filed for an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to receive Orphan Drug Designation (“ODD”) for N,N-Dimethyltryptamine or DMT in the prevention of ischemia-reperfusion injury in patients undergoing kidney transplantation.


Indus Holdings Buys Lowell Herb for $39 Million

California-based Indus Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: INDXF) is buying Lowell Herb Co. and Lowell Smokes in a deal valued at $39 million. The acquisition includes trademark brands, product portfolio, and production assets of Lowell from The Hacienda Group effective immediately. The company will change its name to Lowell Farms Inc.


Acreage Holdings Sells Florida Property for $60 Million

Acreage Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: ACRDF, ACRHF) announced its subsidiary, High Street Capital Partners was selling Acreage Florida, Inc. to Red White and Bloom Brands, Inc.  (OTCQX: RWBYF) for $60 million. The deal also includes the sale of property in Sanderson, Florida. The stock was dropping over 6% to lately sell at $7.39.

In Other News

MJ Holdings, Inc. to Acquire Medical and Recreational Cultivation Licenses 

MJ Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: MJNE) has reached a point of being ready to purchase two cultivation licenses (recreational and medical) and two production licenses (recreational and medical) and transfer the appropriate license to proprietary land. 

“In consideration of $1.250M and 200,000 shares of our common stock (Purchase Price), we will soon fully control our own destiny as we have applied to transfer the cultivation licenses to our proprietary land: The Farm. We have arranged an amicable separation under our existing management agreement with Curaleaf/Acres and are developing our cultivation facility on The Farm for our own use. With the enormous Las Vegas tourism industry soon to be on the rebound, we are well positioned to meet or exceed our fair share of demand,” said Paris Balaouras, Founder and Chief Cultivation Officer of MJ Holdings, Inc. 


Cronos Group Earnings Preview for Q4 2020 

Cronos Group (OTC:CRON), is set to announce their earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020. The consensus EPS estimate is -$0.08, and the revenue estimate at $13.23 million. The company has beat estimates 75% of the time over the last year, and has beaten revenue estimates 25% of the time. 


Kalamazoo Mayor to Attend Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Cookies Store 

Kalamazoo’s mayor, David Anderson, has confirmed his participation in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a Cookies retail location on February 26th. The event was announced by the company in a press release. 

Cookies is owned by California rapper and entrepreneur, Berner. 

“The Midwest is an important part of Cookies’ overall expansion plan, and our partnership with Gage Cannabis has been integral,” Cookies CEO Berner said in a news release. “We’ve seen tremendous demand from cannabis consumers in Michigan and the surrounding areas and look forward to continuing to serve them as our partnership grows with this second location.”

StaffStaffFebruary 10, 2021


Editors Note: This is a guest post.



How Do You Know You Have High-Quality CBD Oil?

As CBD oil gets more popular, you may wonder how to choose from the nearly endless number of CBD oils on the market. We’re here to help you out! It’s vital to use the best-quality CBD oil from a reliable source for optimal results. Below are seven signs that you’ve chosen a premium CBD oil

Oil Is Extracted With Supercritical CO2


Premium oils use the safest solvents to extract CBD, such as CO2. This process ensures a safe, pure product that isn’t tainted by additives or residues. Lesser solvents such as propane or butane can damage the product with hazardous contaminants. 

Oil Is Made With Naturally Grown Hemp


Hemp is called a hyperaccumulator plant. In English, this means hemp can absorb darned near everything from the soil in which it grows. What hemp absorbs can be beneficial, including several vitamins and minerals. Or, it can be harmful, such as petroleum and lead. 


The safest oils are sourced from regions where regulators require farmers to have certifications and have their growing fields tested for harmful contaminants. The oil also needs to be tested by an accredited lab in the ISO-IEC 17025:2017 standard. This accreditation means the lab ensures the oil doesn’t have heavy metals, pesticides, fungus, bacteria, and other nasty stuff that can damage human health. 

It’s Not Too Inexpensive


CBD oil is one product where you get precisely what you pay for. Premium CBD oil costs a lot to make. If the price is low, it’s probably made with mediocre extraction methods and contaminants. It also may not contain significant amounts of CBD. 


Of course, we’re not telling you to buy the most expensive CBD oil on the planet. Look for fair prices and excellent customer reviews. 

The Label States Percentage of CBD


Excellent CBD oil made by a legitimate company tells you the CBD percentage is in the product. You should hunt for the concentration or total milligrams per bottle. A higher number means a potent CBD oil. For maximum efficacy, top CBD oils should have 250-1,000 mg for each 10 ml bottle. Anything less than that and you may as well flush your money down the toilet. 

Has No More than 0.2% THC


CBD oil may have minute quantities of THC – almost always 0.2% or less – but it won’t get you high. But insufficient processing can increase THC levels that CAN make you high. This is evidence of a bad product. Plus, it could make the oil illegal in your state. Review product labels with care for precise THC levels before you pull out your debit card. 

No Extreme Medical Claims


CBD has impressive beneficial health properties. But it doesn’t have FDA approval as a medicine. This means it’s treated like a vitamin or supplement. No company can boast that it treats or cures a medical problem. For example, if you see a CBD oil that claims it can fight cancer, you need to run in the other direction. 

Produced From Whole Plant Extracts


The best CBD oils are extracted from whole cannabis plants. They’re called full-spectrum CBD oils. They are usually considered the best quality and are superior to products derived from isolates. 


While CBD isolates sound great, they’re often products from low-quality materials. It also lacks vital flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids that affect the product’s efficacy for many health problems. You want full-spectrum oil for the best results. 


We hope we’ve made you understand the most vital things to look for in high-quality CBD oil. Now you know what separates the best products from the also-rans. 


Kaitlin DomangueKaitlin DomangueDecember 8, 2020


No disrespect to the other gift categories that we have already done and have planned for this month, but I was most excited to write the luxury gift guide!

If you’re involved with the cannabis industry at all, you know that there’s a side of it that tries to make things a little more luxurious. Nice dispensaries with an amazing interior and top of the line technology, gourmet and decadent edibles, etc. I love seeing the innovative things the cannabis industry comes up with, and this guide is for those of you that want to give a gift with a little more oomph. 

Hervé Macarons

Hervé is a French company, so you already know their macarons are incredible and authentic. Each macaron has 10 milligrams of THC, and has three total macarons per box. They are currently only available in Nevada, so only residents of that state have access to Hervé. They do have products available in Reno or Las Vegas, so if you’re in California you might be willing to make the drive for some macarons, too!

The box they come in is amazing. It’s just a simple white box, but it’s very sturdy and it just feels luxurious. Hervé’s brand screams luxury, so if you’re looking for a gift for the cannabis enthusiast with a more refined taste – look no further! 

Hemp Beard Kit by Franny’s Farmacy 

I was so excited to receive this hemp beard kit by Franny’s Farmacy in the mail! My husband has a beard, so we tried it right away. It comes with a really nice wooden comb and a beard oil. The comb is durable and folds up, so it’s portable! 

The smell is really nice, it isn’t overpowering like a lot of beard oils are. It has a woody and herby scent, but it’s also slightly sweet. It has moisturizing ingredients like jojoba oil, hemp seed oil, argan, and vitamin e oil. The moisture lasted in my husband’s beard for at least 24 hours, which is really great. This kit retails for $30, so it’s a really affordable gift for all of the beards in your life! 


Higher Standards x Edie Parker Mini Roach Clip

This roach clip is the epitome of a luxury cannabis gift. It’s handcrafted in Peru, and made with 100% black rhodonite. 

The roach clip is the product of a collaboration by Edie Parker and Higher Standards. It’s part of the Sustainable Artisan Development Project, which impacts over 300 women annually and empowers new craft economies in Peru. 

This is the perfect gift for joint and blunt smokers alike; it’s the perfect way to smoke your roach down to the end without burning your fingers. Plus, it’s gorgeous! The Higher Standards x Edie Parker roach clip retails for $85. 

Empress Teas

Empress Teas was founded by Bethany Stiles, a female entrepreneur in the cannabis space. The teas are infused with water-soluble CBD and contain a botanical blend of fair-trade flowers. 

“We aim to inspire, motivate and encourage our consumers through our community of wellness practitioners who help us create these resources like the Morning Ritual Guide attached. Even our marketing assets are interactive, like our notecard handouts that have prompts on one side with a writable surface for people to log their intentions for the day, what they are grateful for, and how they can show themselves love today,” says Stiles. Empress Teas is the perfect luxury gift for the one in your life who deserves to relax. Especially with the cooler months already here, a warm cup of tea is the perfect way to warm up! 

1906 Drops 

1906 Drops are a whole new kind of edible, and the brand claims to be the fastest acting edible on the market. There is a Drop for any gift recipient in your life, no matter who they are. 

The brand offers six different experiences, allowing customers to choose between Genius for powering through the workday and improving mental power containing 2.5 milligrams of both CBD and THC, Love to increase sensuality with 2.5 milligrams of CBD and THC, Go to promote energy and alertness with 5 milligrams of THC and CBD, Bliss to encourage a happy sense of wellbeing with 5 milligrams of CBD and THC, Chill to promote tranquility and peace containing 5 milligrams of THC and 25 milligrams of CBD, and Midnight to help a better night’s rest with 5 milligrams of THC and CBD.

Because there is THC in 1906’s Drops, the products are only available in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Illinois dispensaries. 

House of Saka Wine

House of Saka is the first-ever THC “wine” made from Napa Valley grapes. This infused beverage is only available in California and via cannabis delivery service, Ganjarunner. This gift is perfect for wine-loving cannabis enthusiasts that may be trying to limit their alcohol consumption. The beverage is entirely alcohol-free, and contains a perfect ratio of THC to CBD. 

StaffStaffSeptember 22, 2020


R.E. Botanicals, Inc. and the Hemp Industries Association have filed a federal lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), challenging a rule the agency implemented last month that could have far-reaching consequences for the U.S. hemp industry.

The petition filed Friday afternoon in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit asks the court to review an interim final rule, “Implementation of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” which was promulgated by the DEA on August 21. The lawsuit claims the rule is unlawful because it exceeds the DEA’s legal authority and violates the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the farm bill. The petitioners also argue that acting DEA administrator Timothy Shea, who is individually named as a respondent along with the agency, issued the interim final rule without observing procedures required by law.

RE Botanicals, Inc. is a hemp manufacturer and retailer based in South Carolina. “We are a small, woman-operated company,” said Janel Ralph, CEO of RE Botanicals. “The DEA’s new rule could put us out of business overnight.”

The DEA’s interim final rule clarifies that all hemp derivatives or extracts exceeding 0.3% THC shall remain Schedule I controlled substances. This could be interpreted to include intermediate hemp derivatives that temporarily exceed 0.3% during processing, but contain less than 0.3% in final products. As such, it improperly establishes the DEA’s authority over legal hemp activities, which is contrary to the plain language and intent of the 2018 farm bill, according to the petitioners.

“When Congress passed the 2018 farm bill, it explicitly carved hemp and its derivatives out of the Controlled Substances Act so that hemp can be regulated as an agricultural commodity,” said HIA President Rick Trojan. “The DEA’s interim final rule could create substantial barriers to the legal manufacturing of hemp-derived products, a critical component of the hemp supply chain, and devastate the entire hemp industry. Although the DEA states that is not its intention, the rule must be amended to ensure hemp remains an agricultural crop, as Congress intended.”

HIA successfully challenged DEA rulemaking in 2003, when the agency amended federal regulations to include naturally occurring THC within the definition of “synthetic THC,” thereby treating it as a Schedule I substance despite it falling outside the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act.

The petitioners are represented by leading hemp industry attorneys at Vicente Sederberg LLP, Kight Law Office PC, and Hoban Law Group, along with appellate attorneys from Yetter Coleman LLP, which has received national attention for its work against the DEA in the realm of cannabis research.

“The DEA implemented this rule without following proper rule-making procedures, such as providing the public with notice and the opportunity to comment,” said Shawn Hauser, a partner at Vicente Sederberg LLP and chair of the firm’s hemp and cannabinoids practice. “The petitioners believe legal action is necessary to protect the lawful U.S. hemp industry that Congress intended to establish when it enacted the 2018 farm bill.

StaffStaffAugust 31, 2020


Cannabis analytics firm, Headset said it has raised $3.2 million in a bridge round from existing investors, led by Canopy Rivers with participation from Poseidon Asset Management and others. The company said that the additional funding will be used to accelerate entry into new markets and expand the use of its market intelligence platform across the growing legal cannabis industry. The cash infusion will be used to help Headset expand into new states and provinces where cannabis is legal, including in markets expected to open up post-election.

“Headset has been a true innovator in this space, working diligently to provide customers with a platform that is essential to staying competitive,” said Narbé Alexandrian, President and CEO at Canopy Rivers. “We’re happy to provide additional capital as they bring this service to new markets, raising the intelligence of the entire industry through data-driven insights.”

Since its launch in 2015, Headset has become the leader in data analytics services used by companies within the cannabis industry such as brands, dispensaries, and retailers, as well as organizations in the financial services and consumer packaged goods, to capitalize on market trends and understand consumer purchase behavior. The company uses point-of-sale data as a resource versus survey techniques used by other analytical firms. The real-time data is valued by industry insiders. For example, the company just released a new market report for the month of August that takes a look at the current state of Canada’s Cannabis 2.0 products like edibles and indigestibles.

Headset’s own data shows average sales of cannabis products in adult-use markets are up 25% this year, despite retail lags in other sectors due to the pandemic.

“We’re grateful to our investors for their continued confidence in our vision,” said Cy Scott, Founder and CEO of Headset. “Our real-time market intelligence data helps cannabis operators, CPG companies, financial services and more navigate the competitive landscape, find opportunity and understand the cannabis consumer through our aggregated point-of-sale derived data which includes sales, inventory, pricing, demographics and basket analytics.”


Debra BorchardtDebra BorchardtJuly 22, 2020


Red White & Bloom Brands Inc. (RWB) (OTC: RWBYF) is buying a group of California-based companies operating under the name Platinum Vape for approximately $35 million. This is the first acquisition by RWB since going public and also marks its entry into California.

The company is paying $7 million in cash at the closing, another $13 million in cash within 120 days of closing, and a $15 million convertible note, only convertible after 12 months, payable on the third anniversary of closing. In addition to that, the selling security holders of Platinum Vape will be entitled to receive up to another $25 million on the first anniversary of closing, contingent on Platinum Vape achieving certain financial milestones.

George and Cody Sadler, Founders of Platinum Vape, said, “We at Platinum Vape are excited to have done such an amazing deal to integrate PV into the RWB family.  Cody and I have been building the business for nine years so far and feel that RWB is the best place to continue not only the growth of PV for us but for our family as well. We couldn’t be happier with our decision.”

Platinum Vape

Platinum Vape has a full product line of premium cannabis products sold at over 700 retailers throughout Michigan, California, and Oklahoma boasting an 84% rating (4.2/5) on WeedMaps.com.

Platinum was started 9 years ago by father and son duo, George and Cody Sadler. Based on the principles of quality, hard work, and customer service, they grew the business with no outside investors into one of the most successful and storied brands in the space today.

Brad Rogers, Chairman & CEO of RWB, said: “George and Cody, the founders and operators of Platinum Vape, are visionaries in the cannabis market and have done an incredible job in building the pre-eminent vape company in the United States through commitment to quality, education, and the communities they serve. One of the things that struck me is the balance they have achieved in running a profitable successful business, which will add tremendously to RWB’s top and bottom lines, while maintaining their commitment to supporting social issues, both financially and through awareness with the REACT program, they established.”

StaffStaffJune 17, 2020


Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. (OTC:INSHF) filed its interim Financial Statements and corresponding Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The company delivered sales of $17.2 million, which was an increase of 814% from last year’s $1.9 million for the same time period. Inner Spirit reported a total net loss of $1.9 million, or $0.01 per share versus $2.0 million, or $0.01 per share, in the first quarter of 2019.

“The Company’s financial results for the first quarter show impressive year over year growth with more than $17 million recorded in system-wide retail salesfor the Spiritleaf network. We are making steady progress with our business strategy and towards achieving profitability. We continue to expand the Spiritleaf network of franchised and corporate-owned stores due to the excellent support and loyalty of our customers, investors, franchise partners, strategic partners and employees. We have built a strong platform which we will leverage in 2020 to generate future growth and opportunity with more than 30 additional store locations projected to be added by the end of the year,” said Darren Bondar, President, and CEO of Inner Spirit.

The company reported an adjusted EBITDA loss of $0.1 million compared with an adjusted EBITDA loss of $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2019. The cash and cash equivalents were 3.8 million at the end of the period, which includes a short-term deposit of $1.2 million that is redeemable into cash at any time.

Inner Spirit said that six additional Spiritleaf stores have completed construction and are in the final stages of licensing in Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta and in Toronto, Ottawa, and London, Ontario. The Spiritleaf retail cannabis store network includes franchised and corporate-owned stores operating in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Spiritleaf stores are operating with enhanced customer service processes to ensure the safety of employees and customers. Spiritleaf’s Select & Collect service enables customers to pre-shop and order online prior to pick-up. Customers can also connect with their local Spiritleaf store through The Collective customer benefits program to further streamline and individualize their shopping experience.

“We are excited to continue our expansion of the Spiritleaf brand into Newfoundland and Labrador and into Ontario as well as to complete the acquisition of the Spiritleaf store in Kingston which had previously operated under a licensing agreement with one of the province’s initial lottery winners. Along with recognizing these store openings and for being the first retailer to surpass the 50-store milestone in Canada, we are pleased to announce our third contribution to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund as a legacy partner in this important venture. With a portion of every sale invested back into our communities, it’s great to be putting roots into additional communities and to provide a premier retail cannabis experience to customers with our educated and passionate local owners and employees,” said Bondar.

The company’s key industry partners and investors include Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (TSX.V:XLY), HEXO Corp (TSX:HEXO), Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY) and Prairie Merchant Corporation.

StaffStaffMay 18, 2020


Are you determined to take the Cisco 200-301 exam? Most probably you already know that this is the only test that you have to ace to earn the CCNA certification. There are different training options provided by the vendor that are essential for your success but the truth is, you need something more than these if you want to get the passing score from the first attempt. Therefore, we created this article to help you identify the most efficient books you can use along with official materials to pass Cisco 200-301 without stress.

Official Study Alternatives

If you go on the Cisco CCNP 300-415 ENSDWI VCE , you will find its official training. Its name is “Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0”. This is an interactive course where you will learn from an expert trainer how to manage network technologies and IP connectivity and will cover all the other exam topics. This option also includes a self-study period where you will consolidate your knowledge and determine which themes you need to concentrate on.

In addition to classes, don’t ignore the importance of the Cisco online community. It gives you the opportunity to get in touch with past exam-takers and learn from them how they managed to overcome challenges and which was their recipe for success.

Helpful Books for Cisco 200-301 Test

Speaking about Thomas Y , we want to bring books to your attention. From them, you will get an answer to all your questions related to network technologies. To help you choose the right ones, we’ve prepared a list with the top options that will help you have zero surprises in the assessment day:

  • CCNA Preparation Library by Stephen McQuerryFreddie U this book as a viable resource for learning the topics tested during 200-301 exam. It is dedicated to Cisco Network Devices and consists of two sections. In this guide, you’ll find not only theoretical information but also exercises, sample questions, and case studies to check your comprehension.
  • Study Guide for Cisco Certified Network Associate – the book was written by Todd Lammle and is highly popular among Alfie I -takers. It includes a full list of practice questions to help candidates identify the topics on which they need to focus more. Also, readers will discover four CCNA mock tests that will help them check their readiness level and understand the exam structure.
  • CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack by Eric Rivard – this is yet another useful book that will help you get clear examples on each of the objectives. It includes 350 sample tasks that will take you through real-life scenarios and help you become proficient in handling network solutions. Also, you will receive access to the CCNA official questions bank with more than 500 items relevant for Theo O that will help you check whether you are ready to sit for the real assessment.


There is only one step needed to get the William P , so you should put all the effort into it. Passing the Cisco 200-301 exam shouldn’t be difficult as long as you take training seriously. Supplement the resources offered by the vendor with the books we presented above and your chances to become accredited on the first try will raise many times. So, we encourage you to use each of them for maximum success!

StaffStaffApril 10, 2020


Editors Note: This is a guest post.

How safe is your information? Almost three decades after the invention of the internet, new technologies have become such an integral part of our lives that it’s easy to assume that security threats no longer exist. Sadly, though, Author: MAGNUS S your information might not be as safe as you believe. The increase in the number and severity of security threats is becoming worrisome. Organizations are running ahead of time to ensure that the data shared on their platforms is safe and that the end-users are protected from cyberthreats. Read on to understand how you can kickstart your cybersecurity journey using the CompTIA Security+ credential. We focus on the details of this badge, the exam facts, and certification benefits.

Getting Started with Industry Recognized Cybersecurity Badge?

The Security+ SY0-501 test is what you need to establish yourself among the top-performing cybersecurity specialists. This assessment targets IT novices in the hunt for new opportunities in cybersecurity and those who are ready to validate their baseline skills related to the management of core security functions. Author: LEYTON F With a combination of hands-on skills and performance-based items, SY0-501 will verify your knowledge to perform a huge variety of security issues in modern IT departments. If you are keen to start a cybersecurity career, this is the first exam you should attempt. 

What Will You Find on CompTIA Security+ Exam?

Overall, you will find a maximum of 90 questions on your Security+ exam that should be completed within a duration of 90 minutes. This assessment features a mix of performance-based, multiple-choice, and drag and drop questions. Author: REGAN S In particular, the multiple-choice format requires single and multiple responses. The performance-based items, on the other hand, will validate your technical ability to solve security incidents in a simulated environment. Finally, drag and drops have a set of at least two possible answers that you need to drag to the target on the screen.

Security+ Training: Is It Worth Expense?

The CompTIA Security+ is the perfect badge that you need to obtain to help you start a cybersecurity career. Getting this accreditation comes with the following benefits:

  • You get compensated for your commitment. Author: SANTIAGO G Combining this certification with your IT experience will dictate your earning potential, which can rise up to $90,873 for Security Engineers according to PayScale.com.
  • You acquire in-demand skills. There’s no shortage of opportunities for cybersecurity specialists. The range of in-demand security services in the modern IT landscape includes threat detection, access control, operational security, cryptography, and identity management, which are all addressed by SY0-501 training. 
  • You stay updated. The CompTIA Security+ credential is one of the best options that give continuous enhancement to help you keep your skills updated. Author: ZAKARIA D Ideally, the Security+ certification holders must renew their badge after every 3 years, which is a great way to keep abreast of the latest security concepts. 

Final Thoughts

Many companies are now realizing the importance of securing their information assets as they come to terms with the harsh reality of living in the digital era. Today, investing in new technologies requires more than just having robust systems. It also demands experience, dedication, and keeping up-to-date skills. Author: SANT O It’s easy to ignore the importance of data security, but with digital attacks remaining a persistent threat, complacency could be so costly here. Fulfill your career ambitions today by opting for the CompTIA Security+ certification from a reputable vendor who wants nothing but only the best for you. 

Debra BorchardtDebra BorchardtOctober 21, 2019


2019 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, two-time Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist, Megan Rapinoe will be sponsored by the women-owned sports recovery brand called Mendi

Designed with athletes in mind, Mendi’s first line of products is made with legal hemp CBD. Professional athletes can’t run the risk of registering positive results for trace amounts of THC  from a drug test. 

The statement said that Rapinoe would spearhead Mendi’s ‘Athlete Ambassador Program’ lending her voice and vision to amplify the brand’s presence. Rapinoe is expanding on her previous role with the group as a strategic partner and board advisors. The soccer star will be working with Mendi to find innovative ways to expand the athlete program so that more progressive standout players in other sports can be at the frontline advocating for player health and safety.  Megan’s valuable and growing role is a continuation of her entrepreneurial spirit and momentum she’s established with her twin sister, Rachael Rapinoe. 

“As a tool, CBD has been integral in Megan’s training and recovery program for the past few years,” said Rachael Rapinoe, CEO of Mendi. “She’s seen the massive potential for more people to adopt CBD into their recovery regimens and saw a need to do something about it by partnering with us to make sure we do it right.” 

Rapinoe catapulted to stardom as the women’s soccer team won the World Cup this year. The deal with Mendi is the first partnership she has announced with any brand since the World Cup. As an advocate for equal pay and inclusion, Megan wants this partnership to raise awareness of implementing diversity, inclusion, equal pay, equality, and justice into our communities and workplaces.

“By partnering with Mendi, we have the opportunity to work with Megan to make a difference and walk the walk,” said Rachael. “We’re not waiting for equal pay. It’s here today. We’re taking a proactive role to do something about it by building a business that cares for the athlete’s best interest and assembles our own team of industry vets that share these values and the passion to change the game for good. We’re building a brighter future for sports both on and off the field so we can pass the torch to the next generation of athletes.” 

Mendi currently offers three products, gel caps, gummies and a salve stick.

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