With one of the oldest barbershops in the world opening its doors at Meherchand Market in the Capital, the occasion called for a celebration and appreciation of men’s grooming. And yes, who can be more thankful for that more than the womenfolk.In pictures: Mahi’s way: 11 years of Dhoni’s hair evolution For over two centuries, Truefitt & Hill has used their expertise to groom the royalty of UK, so we turned to the experts to help us nail Virat Kohli’s look. With the cricketer killing it both on the field with his moves and off the field with his selfies (besides winning the best-ex of the century award), we know for a fact that this is one look guys will love to sport this season.So bring out that razor and throw in some styling product to perfect the cricketer’s look.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Change comes fast in the cannabis business and entrepreneurs have to stay up-to-date on leading products to capitalize on the world’s fastest-growing market.Back in 2014, whole flower was by-far the most popular product and, naturally, the technologies of choice for consumption were pipes, bongs and rolling papers. Just a few years later, the most popular cannabis products are different than they were when weed legalization started. Today, other methods of consumption are experiencing rapid growth and CBD has emerged as a distinct product.Determining the hottest cannabis products.There are a lot of variables that make tracking product sales difficult. For one, cannabis is illegal federally, which means that consumption methods and data are regional. On top of that, the cannabis industry relies heavily on cash due to federal restrictions. This makes it more difficult to track of sales, especially since normal business considerations like opening a bank account are not the same for weed businesses.The industry is still young. From an entrepreneur’s perspective, this is an advantage because it offers an opportunity to capitalize on a brand-new industry. But for statistics, estimates on growth can vary and can only take a few years of data (at most) into account.With that in mind, here are the six fastest growing cannabis products shaping this year’s weed market.Related: 9 Totally Normal Business Considerations That Are Completely Different in the Cannabis IndustryGummiesCannabis edibles are an increasingly popular method of ingestion. Specifically, edibles sales reached over $1 billion in 2018 alone, and are predicted to be worth $4.1 billion by 2022.Gummies have been the most popular edible in Colorado since 2016. Sales grew 53 percent between 2017 and 2018. Sales of infused gummies in Colorado were up 43 percent for Valentines Day Weekend this year compared with sales from 2018, per data from point-of-sale system Flowhub.Related: Utah State Senator Live Streams Taking Gummies for First TimeLive ResinLive resin is a type of high-THC cannabis concentrate. It’s made through a process by which the cannabis plant is frozen to preserve the terpenes, which give weed its flavor. Typically, live resin is more psychoactive than other forms of ingestion, meaning that you’ll experience more of a high.Between 2017 and 2018 resin sales increased 66 percent in Colorado and 128 percent in Oregon. Though live resin accounts for a smaller market share than vapes, it now represents 13 percent of concentrate sales in Colorado, according to recent data, and will continue to grow in 2019.VapesFor the first time ever, there were more concentrates sold than flower in California, with vapes being the most popular method of ingesting concentrates. Vape sales grew 69 and 80 percent in California and Oregon, respectively, according to data from BDA Analytics.More generally, cannabis oil of all types is a booming market. First quarter data shows CBD vape sales rose a staggering 105.5 percent, driven by consumers are choosing cannabis oil over flower for a cleaner, more convenient experience.The current CBD boom is expected to continue into 2019, creating an even bigger recreational and medicinal vape market.Related: The Evolving Cannabis Market Offers Limitless OpportunitiesCBD TincturesTinctures are among the most popular CBD cannabis products due to their versatility. A classification under CBD oil, CBD tinctures can be added to virtually any food or drink or taken by themselves, which drove sales of CBD tinctures up 111.5 percent between Q1 of 2017 and Q1 of 2018.With the passage of the Farm Bill, extracting CBD from hemp is federally legal, though still closely regulated. This means that 2019 will be an even bigger year for CBD tinctures and other high-cannabidiol cannabis products. Overall, the CBD market is projected to be worth $22 billion by 2022, according to Brightfield Group.Related: Business Is Booming for Product You Don’t InhaleChocolateThough chocolate is no longer the most popular type of marijuana-infused edible, it’s still one of the hottest cannabis products thanks to the rise in CBD chocolates. Between the first quarters of 2017 and 2018, chocolate edibles sales increased 166 percent. By contrast, the CBD chocolate market grew 530 percent in the same time frame.Keep in mind that the CBD chocolate market is significantly smaller than the entire infused chocolate market, though it will represent an even larger share in 2019.Related: Marijuana Edibles Make the List of Top 10 Food Trends This YearCBD GummiesBoth THC and CBD-infused gummies are growing in popularity, but CBD gummies are the hottest cannabis product right now. CBD gummies are so popular that they were the third most searched food term in the U.S. on Google in 2018 according to their annual search data report. It came in behind unicorn cake and romaine lettuce but ahead of keto pancakes and keto cheesecake.Specifically, CBD gummy sales grew 925 percent in a year. Growth is expected to remain strong as legal hemp provides a legitimate source for CBD and ever more people learn about the benefits of taking CBD in its most popular form.Almost all cannabis products surge in popularity.When it comes to legal weed, the biggest question isn’t whether the market is flourishing, but which cannabis products are growing the fastest.The recreational cannabis market becomes larger by the year. And within the states that have legalized weed, more Americans than ever before are taking cannabis in its various forms.And the trend in 2019 is moving away from flower and towards cleaner, more convenient, non-smokable forms of ingestion. Edibles, vapes, and tinctures will continue to take part of flower’s market share in 2019, with CBD leading the charge. Green Entrepreneur provides how-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. Image credit: Selina Kempa | EyeEm | Getty Images Add to Queue Next Article Founder of crypto site Blocklr & Growth Nuts, an organic growth co. 6 Hottest Cannabis Products in 2019 March 6, 2019 Get 1 Year of Green Entrepreneur for $19.99 Scott McGovern –shares Contributor 5 min read Sales for these cannabis products are growing faster than ever. cannabis industry Subscribe Now
Tuesday Came And Went — Still No Agreement To Reopen The Gov’t, Raise The Debt Ceiling Differences among House GOP lawmakers are a key factor in this ongoing Capitol Hill drama, as some members continue to push to delay and derail parts of the health law. The current proposal emerging from the Senate includes changes to the overhaul, but most say these provisions would not significantly alter the measure.The New York Times: Debt Talks In Disarray As House BalksA day that was supposed to bring Washington to the edge of resolving the fiscal showdown instead seemed to bring chaos and retrenching. And a bitter fight that had begun over stripping money from the president’s signature health care law had essentially descended in the House into one over whether lawmakers and their staff members would pay the full cost of their health insurance premiums, unlike most workers at American companies, and how to restrict the administration from using flexibility to extend the debt limit beyond a fixed deadline. Even so, the House speaker, John A. Boehner, Republican of Ohio, and his leadership team failed in repeated, daylong attempts to bring their troops behind any bill that would reopen the government and extend the Treasury’s debt limit on terms significantly reduced from their original push against funding for the health care law (Weisman, 10/15).The New York Times: With G.O.P. Badly Divided, Boehner Is Left ‘Herding Cats’It was yet another moment of decision for Mr. Boehner, who finally finds himself at the crossroads he has been marching toward for weeks: an imminent financial default on the one hand, and on the other an unyielding conservative rank and file that persists with the futile effort to take down President Obama’s health care law even if they also take down the speaker in the process. While his colleagues sang about how what once was lost had now been found, Mr. Boehner did not tell them a more dispiriting truth: With less than 48 hours left before the nation is set to exhaust its authority to borrow money, he and his lieutenants were running out of ideas — a fact made starkly evident by the mad and fruitless scramble on Tuesday to come up with a measure that could win enough support from his members. Around 7 p.m., he sent the House home and canceled all votes for the day (Parker and Peters, 10/15).The Wall Street Journal: House GOP Abandons Its ProposalFor all the drama, the House legislation looked much like the Senate plan and, like the Senate proposal, was only a short-term fix. The House bill would have raised the debt limit through Feb. 7 and ended the 15-day government shutdown by funding federal agencies through Dec. 15. Conservatives objected both to the Senate bill and Mr. Boehner’s alternative because they gave Republicans too little of what they had been demanding—major changes in the 2010 health-care law and measures to reduce the deficit (Hook, Cui and Peterson, 10/15).Los Angeles Times: Boehner’s Push For House Budget Compromise FaltersShortly after House leaders officially called off a vote on their most recent plan, spokesmen for Reid and McConnell said Senate talks were resuming. They had paused for the day to allow Boehner (R-Ohio) a chance to get a bill through the House. … Senate aides said the agreement would extend the Treasury’s authority to borrow money through Feb. 7 and end the government shutdown, providing federal agencies with funds through Jan. 15. … The plan would make no significant changes in President Obama’s healthcare law. Democrats were expected to drop a proposal to repeal a new tax on insurance plans that is opposed by some unions. The agreement also would direct officials to confirm that people receiving insurance subsidies under the law were eligible for them, something Democrats say the law already requires (Memoli, Mascaro and Bennett, 10/15).The Wall Street Journal: Republicans Insistent About Tweaking Health-Care LawSome of the changes in the health-care law Republicans have sought in budget negotiations affect provisions so obscure few have heard of them, while others would hit more high-profile parts of the legislation. What the changes all have in common is that they are relatively small, particularly when compared with opponents’ original hopes: to use the budget debate as a lever to strip funds from implementation of the law, or delay for a year its signature provision that most individuals carry insurance or pay a penalty. Those efforts have fallen short (Radnofsky, 10/15).CNN: Proposed Budget Deal Barely Dents ObamacareAlthough the terms of a deal that would end a two-week partial shutdown of federal offices and raise the government’s legal borrowing limit weren’t final Tuesday, Democratic sources told CNN one possible change being weighed by Senate leaders could delay a fee on employers, unions and other health-plan sponsors that compensate insurance companies for taking on high-risk customers in the first year of the program set up under the Affordable Care Act. Another could strengthen verification measures for people seeking federal subsidies to help them purchase health insurance required by the law. Both of those are far short of the target set by conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives, who hoped to wipe out funding for Obamacare, as the program has become known. “This doesn’t, frankly, do a whole lot to Obamacare,” said Lawrence Jacobs, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance (Smith, 10/16). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.