Smart Soda Gets $3 Million and a Huge Vote of Confidence
By Teddy Lyons on August 4, 2022
We first recommended Smart Soda in November 2020. The company makes healthy, vitamin-infused sodas that it sells through two business lines — ready-to-drink bottles and proprietary soda dispensing machines. And in the nearly two years since our recommendation, the company has achieved remarkable success. Smart Soda has grown into a 15 employee outfit operating out of a spacious office in Cleveland. The company has raised fresh financing, and CEO Lior Shafir told us…
News Fix: CBD Products Could Still Make You Fail a Drug Test
By Vin Narayanan on November 9, 2019
In the news this week: New York hemp farmers get a break, Saudi Arabia backs Travis Kalanick again and David Marcus says bitcoin isn’t a currency.
Cannabis Isn’t Going Anywhere
By Adam Sharp on November 8, 2019
Cannabis stocks are down, but this industry is still booming. If you can ride out the bear market and buy the dip, you’ll be sitting pretty long term.
The Deep, Dark Hole of Drug Addiction
By Andy Gordon on November 6, 2019
The opioid crisis has taken thousands of lives. And Andy Gordon has experienced the damage firsthand. But there is hope for a better future.
Everyone Is Googling CBD
By Allison Brickell on October 28, 2019
Americans are Googling cannabidiol and CBD more than ever. This increased interest is another reason we desperately need marijuana reform.
What Cannabis Businesses Need to Learn From Curaleaf and Icarus
By Vin Narayanan on August 9, 2019
Cannabis businesses need to learn from Icarus: Don’t fly too close to the sun. It could be your downfall.
News Fix: FDA Warns Curaleaf About Health Claims
By Vin Narayanan on July 27, 2019
In the news this week, the FDA sends Curaleaf a warning letter, Toyota invests in Didi and Steven Mnuchin is still salty about bitcoin.
Cannabis Report: Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, FDA Talks CBD
By Early Investing on June 6, 2019
There’s big news out of Illinois and the FDA this week. Illinois legalized recreational marijuana and the FDA had a hearing on CBD regulations.
Cannabis Picks Up Where Conventional Medication Falls Short
By Andy Gordon on April 15, 2019
About a third of epilepsy patients don’t respond to conventional medication. But a growing body of medical research is giving them hope.
Study Finds Cannabis Helps Treat Autism
By Allison Brickell on April 15, 2019
Speakers at the Cannabis Science Conference had an important message to deliver. And a recent study out of Israel backs them up.
News Fix: Lyft Launches Its IPO, Trades Higher
By Allison Brickell on March 30, 2019
This week, Lyft launched its much-anticipated IPO, Uber bought one of its rivals and New Jersey worked by its own schedule.
Despite Growing Pains, the Hemp Industry Has a Bright Future
By Vin Narayanan on February 6, 2019
Now that the 2018 Farm Bill has legalized hemp, the industry has staggering growth potential.