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19
Apr

Exclusive: Effects of cannabis use in adolescents may not last long, new research finds

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Research about the effects that cannabis use has on adolescents and young adults often yields inconsistent results. Typically studies show a strong correlation between marijuana consumption and reduced cognitive functioning but new research is showing that these cognitive effects may not persist for very long even for chronic users.

JAMA Psychiatry published the findings from their meta-analysis that combined data from previous studies, all which examined the effects of heavy marijuana consumption on cognitive functioning in adolescents and young adults.

Wed
18
Apr

Exclusive: Canopy Growth Corporation to provide hands-on learning experience for Niagara College students

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Canopy Growth Corporation’s President, Mark Zekulin along with President of Niagara College Canada, Dan Patterson, announced Tuesday their new partnership to provide experiential learning opportunities to students and graduates interested in pursuing careers in Canada’s flourishing legal cannabis industry.

The announcement took place at Canopy Growth’s Tweed Farms facility, located in the heart of South Western Ontario’s Wine Country, Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL), a less than ten minute drive from the college campus.

Fri
13
Apr

Breaking: Donald Trump promises to protect states with legalized marijuana

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

President Trump has promised Senator Cory Gardner that he will support efforts made to protect the states that have legalized marijuana.

Trump told Gardner in a call late Wednesday that the cannabis industry in Colorado will not be targeted, the Senator announced Friday.

Trump’s promise to the Senator diffuses the standoff that’s been taking place between Gardner and nominees for the Justice Department.

Fri
13
Apr

Exclusive: Second Cup reveals partnership with marijuana firm to turn cafés into cannabis shops

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Canada’s second largest coffee distributor announced Thursday that they will be diversifying by entering the cannabis retail market.

Second Cup has entered into a strategic alliance with National Access Cannabis Corp (NAC) to operate NAC branded recreational marijuana dispensaries in Canada.

NAC is a health-care company that works with patients to get them access to the medical marijuana they need. They currently have nine locations in six provinces: three in Calgary and one in Victoria, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax.

Mon
09
Apr

Exclusive: Budding your brand: branding cannabis in a competitive market

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

The legal cannabis industry has brought no shortage of opportunities, with positions ranging from cultivation to the retail floor and everywhere in between.

With so many companies both small and large-scale trying to make their way in the very early stages of the industry, marketing experts, public relations specialists and graphic designers are playing a huge role in creating an image for cannabis brands.

Thu
29
Mar

Exclusive: Working toward an efficient future in power-hungry cannabis grow facilities

By Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Marijuana is often associated with a nostalgic, hippie, care-free lifestyle, but as legalization occurs throughout the world, the user demographics and outlook on cannabis is changing. The reality is that legal cannabis is actually becoming a massive, corporate industry that is having major environmental impact.

Currently, marijuana is the most energy-intensive commodity in agriculture due to the high energy costs required for 24-hour indoor lighting and HVAC systems in indoor production facilities. Most commercially produced cannabis is produced in indoor grow facilities, which consumes more energy and resources than outdoor facilities.

Fri
23
Mar

Announcement: Canadian cannabis legalization imminent following last minute vote

By Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Thursday evening was a very promising night for the Canadian cannabis industry and advocates all over the country as the Senate officially approved in principle bill C-45 that will make recreational marijuana legal across the country.

As Canada quickly ramps up toward legalization, we at 420 Intel have a very exciting announcement to make: the launch date of 420 Intel Canada!

420 Intel Canada will be a unique Canadian experience that coincides with nationwide legalization as a news site dedicated entirely to the Canadian cannabis industry. We’ll be keeping you updated on:

Fri
23
Mar

Friday Funny: The most 'Canadian' diagram of cannabis grow area

By Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Canadians don’t all live in igloos and they don’t all ride polar bears to work, but a standard sized hockey rink is a perfectly valid unit of measurement.

At least this is true according to the report released by the Government of Canada on the Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis.

The report details the feedback given following a 60-day public consultation launched by Health Canada for proposed regulations for legal marijuana in the country.

Section 2.3 outlines the proposed thresholds for micro-cultivation and micro-processing so that small producers can also participate in the country’s legal industry.

Thu
22
Mar

U.S. Congress set to approve federal budget which will continue to protect medical marijuana companies

By Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

The new spending plan that was proposed last night at Congress will once again protect medical marijuana patients and business in legal states.

When Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo in early January of this year, the legal marijuana industry in the United States was left vulnerable to federal enforcement of the Controlled Substance Act if the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment would not be included in the next budget.

Fri
09
Mar

Exclusive: Burning the stigma of cannabis as “the gateway drug”

By Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

Early last week, over 40 Governors descended on Washington DC to attend the 110th National Governor’s Association meeting. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in attendance and where he is typically vocal and aggressive with his opinions on marijuana, he was reportedly dismissive toward governors wanting to speak with him about state and federal laws on medical and recreational cannabis.

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