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The widespread acceptance of cannabis in our modern-day society has opened the floodgates of innovation in the cannabis industry. There are now several mindblowing ways in which consumers can enjoy the divine benefits cannabis offers and one of these includes the refreshing weed-infused ice lollies.

Weed-infused ice lollies are basically an iced smoothie or juice with a mild blend of cannabis. Unlike most other cannabis-infused products that can be pretty rigid, iced lollies come in several flavors and combinations,  and just like the fruity components you can add as many cannabinoids as you like for that euphoric or medical effect. The best part of this isn’t even all the numerous benefits that consumers stand to enjoy, it’s the fact that virtually anyone can easily afford to make one at the comfort of their home and enjoy all the wonders. The recipes necessary are very easy to make and by following a few easy steps you’ll be enjoying this perfect blend to get you medicated or high in no time.

In this article, I’ll briefly run through the basics of making two of the most common weed-infused iced lollies, the fruity iced lolly, and the creamy fruity iced lolly. But before I get into that let’s go through a list of the basic equipment needed to make your fresh and tasty weed-infused ice lollies. To efficiently make your ice lollies you need the following

Measuring cup

Freezer

Popsicle molds

Knife

Blender

Chopping board

The fruity ice lolly

If you’re one of those who relish the consumption of an all-fruit ice lolly without creamy ices then this gem right here is for you. It tastes wonderful and can be flavored as you see fit.

Ingredients

A cup of any liquid of your choice, it can be

coconut water

Ordinary distilled water

Fruit juice

Sweetened water, etc. This ingredient is very important because your lolly mixture needs to be pourable into the molds.

Two cups of any fruit combo of your choice. Lemons, grapes, apples, berries, you name it. You can’t grow wrong where this is concerned, you can mix it up however you like.

Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon). This is also a key ingredient to add, it brings more than that peculiar flavor to the table; it also gives your ice lollies a unique mouthfeel that’s irreplaceable.

1 tablespoon of a sweetener. Honey, glucose, sugar, etc. 

A cannabinoid-infused edible tincture. The importance of this cannot be overemphasized, it gives your ice lolly the cannabis effects you desire. And unlike other ingredients employed in making the ice lollies, this requires precision. It is imperative that you know the nature and the potency of the tincture you’re applying. If you’re aiming for psychoactive or euphoric effects THC based tinctures will be more suited for your needs while if you want medical-related effects you’d be better served by tinctures with higher CBD levels. It should be noted that the cannabinoid should be accurately dosed and as always it’s highly advisable to start with smaller doses as ingested cannabinoid is a lot stronger than other forms.

Directions

Follow the steps below to make the most refreshing fresh and fruity weed-infused ice lolly ever.

Wash the chosen fruits to get rid of any debris and unwanted particles that can contaminate your ice lolly.

Carefully cut and trim the fruits to get rid of the outer portions. The juicy, luscious inner portions are what you need.

Chop the required portions into smaller bits that can be easily blended.

Add your sweetener, liquid substance, vanilla extract, and place them all into your blender and blend them all together.

After blending, add the appropriate amount of cannabinoid to the mix and pour out the contents into your rinsed out popsicle molds. Afterwhich you place them in the freezer.

The creamy fruit ice lolly

If you prefer a more creamy, silky blend of ice lolly infused with your favorite cannabinoid, then this marvel is the right choice for you.

Ingredients

Two cups of any fruit combo of your choice that blend seamlessly with creamy flavors. You can go for bananas, berries, mangoes, etc. (It should be noted that studies show that mangoes shorten the time of onset of euphoria, a huge positive for stoners). Fruits with high acidity like some fruits of the citrus family and apples shouldn’t be added. They tend to curdle the Prep.

1 tablespoon of a sweetener. Honey, glucose, sugar, etc. It should be noted that if you prefer it natural you can go without adding a sweetener, whatever works for you.

Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon). This is also a key ingredient to add, it doesn’t just amplify the sweet creamy flavors of the mix; it also gives your ice lollies a unique mouthfeel that’s irreplaceable.

A cup of a creamy substance. You can go with any creamy substance of your choice, dairy, seed milk, nut milk, coconut cream, yogurt, etc. They’re basically added for the creamy texture they provide.

A cannabinoid-infused edible tincture. And as mentioned above the importance of getting this right can’t be stressed enough. You have to be accurate with your doses, not adding too much or too small to the mix. Start with smaller doses before working your way up.

Directions

Wash the chosen fruits to get rid of any debris and unwanted particles that can contaminate your ice lolly.

Carefully cut and trim the fruits to get rid of the outer portions. The juicy, luscious inner portions are what you need.

Chop the required portions into smaller bits that can be easily blended.

Add your sweetener, vanilla extract, creamy substance, and place them all into your blender and blend them all together.

After blending, add the appropriate amount of cannabinoid to the mix and pour out the contents into your rinsed out popsicle molds. Afterwhich you place them in the freezer.

The cannabinoid-infused ice lollies are a refreshing and innovative way to stay cool and refreshed especially now that summer’s here while enjoying the benefits of cannabis. This treat works wonders for the body and the mind on a heated day delivering an abundance of soothing relief with overwhelming cannabinoid bliss.

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Source: http://cannabis.net/blog/how-to/how-to-make-weedinfused-lollies-at-home

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Irish start-up raises funds to get farmers to grow hemp using drones

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An Irish start-up has just raised $5.3 million (€4.5 million) in financing to provide loans to farmers in Ireland and across the world to encourage them to grow hemp for use in cannabidiol (CBD) products.

Co Meath-based Greenheart CBD, which was founded by Paul Walsh and Mark Canavan two years ago, uses drones and artificial intelligence to help maximise crop cultivation by continually monitoring plant health.

The company, which previously secured a government licence to grow hemp with farmers in Co Wicklow, has developed a number of organic CBD products for consumers that have full traceability “from seed to shelf”.

CBD is the lesser-known compound found in the cannabis sativa plant; its more famous sibling, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the active ingredient in marijuana.

Having recently signed a major distribution contract with Uniphar to distribute its products, the company is now looking to expand its supply chain. It has managed to grow, in retail terms, $12 million worth of crop so far from 10 acres in Ireland but now wants to secure more hemp, particularly from the developing world.

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Despite the growing popularity of CBD products, many farmers find it difficult to obtain financing from banks for hemp production due to its connection with cannabis. Greenheart is therefore stepping in to lend directly to them via smart contracts, which are built on blockchain technology.

Farmers essentially sign up for a package that allows them to start growing hemp immediately. As well as seeds, they get a drone and other smart technology that allows them to produce the purest crop at a decent yield. Greenheart then buys the crop from them.

The drones are used to continually monitor the health of the crop, and they have retractable arms that can remove weeds, pick buds and so on.

“There hasn’t really been an upgrade in terms of technology in agriculture since the introduction of the tractor but I believe that drone technology could change everything,” said Mr Walsh.

A typical loan to a farmer using the company’s lending model could be anywhere between $500 to $50,000 over five years, with interest at 5 per cent. Greenheart estimates that a farmer in the developing world might typically realise $1,500 per annum from existing cash crops but that they could get $2,500 per crop cycle from an acre of CBD cultivation.

Full traceability

According to Mr Walsh, its model could transform the livelihoods of farmers while also giving the company access to the highest-quality hemp, while consumers get full traceability of products that aren’t harmful to the environment.

“Greenheart CBD has committed itself to making a difference in today’s world with a unique and original approach to helping smallholders climb from the poverty trap,” said Liam Robertson, chief executive of Alphabit Fund, which has led the $5.3 million fundraiser.

The company is shortly to publicly launch the Greenheart Punt, a digital token that can be bought and sold. The €5.3 million raised has come from investors buying some of these tokens with others to be made available more widely shortly. One punt is equivalent to $0.10 with 150 million tokens minted in total.

Those who have tokens will be able to use them to access Greenheart products at a significant discount. Money raised via the punt will also help the company finance the purchasing of new land for CBD production, and go towards building a decortication plant to enable an expansion into other product lines, including insulation materials and bio-plastics.

Greenheart is already in profit and has secured over 2,500 customers since it launched in January 2020.

Source : https://www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/irish-start-up-raises-funds-to-get-farmers-to-grow-hemp-using-drones-1.4534453

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4 Tips to Market Your Marijuana Dispensary

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Even Marijuana Needs Marketing

Marijuana has become a household name. It has already turned that page of history when speaking about weed or smoking it was considered illegal and was punishable. Nowadays, people have a more accepting attitude to the preferences of others and many of them advocate for diversity of opinions and choices. Marijuana, cannabis, and weed, in general, have always been the subject of hot debates, but one thing is clear. People need them for various reasons. Some use marijuana to get that feeling of satisfaction, to feel happy, while others opt for it for recreational purposes. This means that the owners of marijuana dispensaries and shops already have a long-developed customer base. The only thing remaining is to target them carefully and market your product correctly to win their loyalty and trust.

Tip #1. Personal Values

Surprisingly, personal values play a significant role in choosing marijuana over other types of relaxing and recreational activities. Studies have shown that young adults, especially, highly value their health and well-being. However, as this period is probably the most stressful among the others in the human lifespan, young adults very often need something to unwind and have some rest. For these purposes, they can choose weed. Research has shown that young adults consider marijuana healthier than alcohol, and it has become an essential part of their emotional wellness.

Tip #2. Teach New Ways

This can be very applicable to adults and baby boomers. Thinking that marijuana can be interested only to youngsters is the very right step to cutting down a large part of your potential buyers. It turns out that baby boomers have been also interested in marijuana for years; however, they refrained from using it due to societal constraints. As a result, the boomers might not be very well aware of the new and healthier ways to consume marijuana. The best approach here is to advertise and educate boomers on the health benefits of it. On the other hand, it would be great to train your staff to be welcoming to boomers. The latter usually seek information and are very keen on learning and trying something new.

Tip #3. Use Personas in Your Marketing

Personas are a very powerful tool when it comes to marketing. When you do market research, you will see that certain population groups are especially interested in your product. Those groups can be broken down into subgroups based on their gender, occupation, location, etc. For each of them, you can create a persona – a representative figure which accumulates the interests and the motives of these groups in one person. You can name her or him the way you want; the important thing here is that you can consider that persona’s internal frame of reference every time you present a new product. You can use him or her to find out whether that new offer will work for that particular group or not. Based on various reasons, like the frequency of their purchases or benefits they want to get, you can come up with something even better.

Tip #4. Use customized items.

Using custom-printed items would do a great favor to any marijuana dispensary. It is something that helps stand out and promote your business without putting much time and effort into creating something new. Ganjaprint, an all-inclusive store of custom-branded promotions for dispensaries and smoke shops provides a big variety of lighters, bags, matches, grinders, jars and rolling papers, and much more. The best thing about Ganjaprint is that the dispensary-owner can order its logo to be printed on any product, which will make it more recognizable and would differentiate it among the others. For example, Ganjaprint has already come up with designs for refillable custom clipper lighters with a 72-hour rush print offered. Using their website, you can order these lighters or any item that you want choosing the colors and the location.

Marijuana’s Four

By carefully using the tips above any shop owner can make sure that he/she targets the right audience and communicates the products in the right way. On one hand, knowing your customers and speaking in their language would serve the need to win their hearts. On the other hand, applying for the services of Ganjaprint and ordering your unique items will help your product be in use longer than any alternative to it.

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4 Tips to Market Your Marijuana Dispensary

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Even Marijuana Needs Marketing

Marijuana has become a household name. It has already turned that page of history when speaking about weed or smoking it was considered illegal and was punishable. Nowadays, people have a more accepting attitude to the preferences of others and many of them advocate for diversity of opinions and choices. Marijuana, cannabis, and weed, in general, have always been the subject of hot debates, but one thing is clear. People need them for various reasons. Some use marijuana to get that feeling of satisfaction, to feel happy, while others opt for it for recreational purposes. This means that the owners of marijuana dispensaries and shops already have a long-developed customer base. The only thing remaining is to target them carefully and market your product correctly to win their loyalty and trust.

Tip #1. Personal Values

Surprisingly, personal values play a significant role in choosing marijuana over other types of relaxing and recreational activities. Studies have shown that young adults, especially, highly value their health and well-being. However, as this period is probably the most stressful among the others in the human lifespan, young adults very often need something to unwind and have some rest. For these purposes, they can choose weed. Research has shown that young adults consider marijuana healthier than alcohol, and it has become an essential part of their emotional wellness.

Tip #2. Teach New Ways

This can be very applicable to adults and baby boomers. Thinking that marijuana can be interested only to youngsters is the very right step to cutting down a large part of your potential buyers. It turns out that baby boomers have been also interested in marijuana for years; however, they refrained from using it due to societal constraints. As a result, the boomers might not be very well aware of the new and healthier ways to consume marijuana. The best approach here is to advertise and educate boomers on the health benefits of it. On the other hand, it would be great to train your staff to be welcoming to boomers. The latter usually seek information and are very keen on learning and trying something new.

Tip #3. Use Personas in Your Marketing

Personas are a very powerful tool when it comes to marketing. When you do market research, you will see that certain population groups are especially interested in your product. Those groups can be broken down into subgroups based on their gender, occupation, location, etc. For each of them, you can create a persona – a representative figure which accumulates the interests and the motives of these groups in one person. You can name her or him the way you want; the important thing here is that you can consider that persona’s internal frame of reference every time you present a new product. You can use him or her to find out whether that new offer will work for that particular group or not. Based on various reasons, like the frequency of their purchases or benefits they want to get, you can come up with something even better.

Tip #4. Use customized items.

Using custom-printed items would do a great favor to any marijuana dispensary. It is something that helps stand out and promote your business without putting much time and effort into creating something new. Ganjaprint, an all-inclusive store of custom-branded promotions for dispensaries and smoke shops provides a big variety of lighters, bags, matches, grinders, jars and rolling papers, and much more. The best thing about Ganjaprint is that the dispensary-owner can order its logo to be printed on any product, which will make it more recognizable and would differentiate it among the others. For example, Ganjaprint has already come up with designs for refillable custom clipper lighters with a 72-hour rush print offered. Using their website, you can order these lighters or any item that you want choosing the colors and the location.

Marijuana’s Four

By carefully using the tips above any shop owner can make sure that he/she targets the right audience and communicates the products in the right way. On one hand, knowing your customers and speaking in their language would serve the need to win their hearts. On the other hand, applying for the services of Ganjaprint and ordering your unique items will help your product be in use longer than any alternative to it.

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Cannabiz Media Client Spotlight – Shield Compliance | Cannabiz Media

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Shield Compliance is a comprehensive compliance management platform for banking cannabis-related businesses. The company’s focus is on transforming the way cannabis banks and legal marijuana financial institutions manage risk, comply with regulations, and satisfy operational demands across the United States.

Cannabiz Media recently spoke with Tony Repanich, President and Chief Operating Officer at Shield Compliance, to learn more about how he and his team use the Cannabiz Media License Database to support their business development, data intelligence, and license verification processes.

Why Does Shield Compliance Subscribe to the Cannabiz Media License Database?

Shield Compliance subscribes to the Cannabiz Media License Database for access to reliable industry intelligence and licensing data for the cannabis industry. “We rely on the Cannabiz Media License Database to bring information into our platform,” shares Tony Repanich. “It’s an important part of our license verification process and our licensed data set.”

Thanks to the reliable data in the Cannabiz Media platform, Tony and his team save a significant amount of the time and frustration previously required to find the data they need to do their jobs. 

Tony explains, “There are a lot of states that make it very difficult to get information about the licenses they’ve issued and the enforcement actions they’ve undertaken. Where we can get direct state integration to get data, we do that. However, where we need an additional uplift in terms of boots on the street or boots on the phone and keyboard to get the information from states that are more difficult to deal with, we rely on the Cannabiz Media License Database to bring that information into our platform.”

Bottom-line, Tony says, “The Cannabiz Media team has done a great job bringing together that information and having diligence around filling those gaps.”

What’s Next for Shield Compliance?

A big focus for Shield Compliance in the near future is its new onboarding solution. Tony explains, “We brought our new onboarding solution to market at the end of 2020, and it’s really helping our bankers streamline the onboarding process and creating a much better client experience. We’re really excited to get that in front of more bankers this year.”

With more states legalizing cannabis and launching new cannabis programs, Shield Compliance is focusing on future trends and the evolving industry. “We’re having a lot more conversations with bankers that we’ve never talked to in the past, like New York and New Jersey,” Tony shares. “We’re also having a lot more conversations with bankers about their willingness and ability to lend, which is great for the industry.”

For more information about Shield Compliance and to hear additional insights from Tony Repanich, follow the link and listen to Cannabiz Media’s recent Cannacurio podcast episode featuring Tony as the special guest.

To learn more about how subscribing to the Cannabiz Media License Database can help your business like it helps the team at Shield Compliance, follow the link and schedule a free demo.

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