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Hall of Flowers – Event Recap

By Sham Shivaie | September 25, 2018

On September 17th, Team Oov had the opportunity to attend the launch of Hall of Flowers, an exciting new cannabis industry trade show. The event was an amazing chance to discover and network with all kinds of cannabis professionals from a wide range of specialties. An impressive number of emerging brands were […]

Could Biopesticides Help The Cannabis Industry Grow?

By Sham Shivaie | September 17, 2018

The birth of commercial cannabis regulation As the legal cannabis business continues to expand, the struggle to decide on various forms of regulation continues alongside it. As more and more entrepreneurs seek entry, lawmakers are still in the process of determining the best way to supervise the booming industry. Most […]

Is Cannabis The Solution for The American Opioid Crisis?

By Anne-Marie Fischer | August 24, 2018

In 2016, opioids killed 63,632 Americans. According to the CDC, “nearly two-thirds of these deaths (66%) involved a prescription or illicit opioid. Overdose deaths increased in all categories of drugs examined for men and women, people ages 15 and older, all races and ethnicities, and across all levels of urbanization.” […]

Minorities in Cannabis Series: Cannabis and the LGBTQIAPK+ Communities

By Anne-Marie Fischer | June 20, 2018

In past articles, Oov has explored different under-served communities and their relationships to cannabis, including women, immigrants, and African Americans. Each exploration presents an opportunity to learn about and become sensitive to the experiences of these groups. LGBTQIAPK+ communities are no different from other underrepresented communities in their relationships to […]

“Big Cannabis” and Why Many Businesses Are Being Left Out

By Anne-Marie Fischer | May 22, 2018

With cannabis becoming the economic cash cow none of us could have predicted, some of those responsible for building the cannabis industry we know today are being left out in the cold when it comes to legal cannabis. Cannabis pioneers and small businesses are facing a new challenge as the […]

A Look Up North to Canada’s Legal Cannabis Situation

By Anne-Marie Fischer | May 9, 2018

    If there’s three things that Canadians like, it’s beer, hockey and cannabis, and now it’s Canada’s turn to shine in the legal cannabis movement worldwide. Canada will be making the sale of recreational cannabis federally legal later this summer, although the data is still to be announced. It’s […]

Windy Borman Producer of “Mary Janes: Women of Weed”

By ozzie@oov.life | May 6, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Windy Borman at the Mill Valley Film Festival during the screening of her documentary Mary Janes: The Women of Weed. At the time, I had no idea what the film was about, but can distinctly remember the hairs on my entire body standing up […]

5 Global Cannabis Destinations to Put on Your Map

By Anne-Marie Fischer | April 25, 2018

It’s time to get global and expand your cannabis horizons by enjoying some cannabis tourism. While this is an industry that has been thriving in the U.S. for a long time in the legalized states like Colorado, new and exciting destinations are cropping up as epicenters for cannabis consumption. If […]

Poets, Musicians, and Artists: The Connection Between Cannabis and Creativity

By Anne-Marie Fischer | April 16, 2018

When people ask me why I enjoy cannabis, “the creativity it brings me” has usually been one of the first responses I’ll offer as someone who has built her career on a creative skill set. As a writer, cannabis is integral in helping me to get my creative juices flowing […]

Cynthia Nixon Announces Position on Cannabis

By ozzie@oov.life | April 12, 2018

On Wednesday, former Sex and the City star, Cynthia Nixon, graced Twitter with her official stance on marijuana. “We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white people do with impunity.” After her video, she posted a follow up tweet: “Now that public opinion has […]

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