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Cannabis Business

What is Cannabis?


Check out these websites for more information:

What is Marijuana? - Center for Disease Control

Cannabis (Marijuana) and Cannabinoids: What You Need to Know- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana (Cannabis)- MedicalNewsToday

Cannabis- World Health Organization

Types of Cannabis

Graphic about three types of marijuana - for text see image source The Medical Progress

Source: The Medical Progress

Cannabis Database Chart

Cannabis Business Databases

Sometimes it's challenging to choose a right database to start your search among so many available resources, and it's often hard to remember all features for various databases. This chart includes 9 BIS subscribed key databases and their various features. Click on the database name to directly go to the database. You will need your NetID and password to login.

Database Articles Policy Consumers Medical Marijuana Industry Information Company Information Products/ Patents
BCC Research         ✔ Products
Business Source Ultimate      
Derwent Innovation Index via Web of Science ✔ in Web of Science          
IBISWorld     ✔ Products
Nexis Uni            
ProQuest One Business            


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Cannabis Search Terms

The UGL has created a guide called "Marijuana Legalization".  Some of their suggested search terms include:

  • Controlled substance
  • Decriminalization
  • Drug control 
  • Drug laws
  • Drug legalization
  • Herbal medicine
  • Marijuana industry
  • Marijuana legalization
  • Marijuana prohibition
  • Medical marijuana

Also search for:

  • Cannabis 
  • Cannabis Industry
  • CBD
  • Cannabis Regulation
  • Cannabis Sales
  • Cannabis Business
  • Cannabis Segmentation