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Fri
24
Jan

Beginners Guide to Dry Herb Vaporizers

Amidst the controversy surrounding major vape retailers like Juul, the world is missing out on the rest of the products that the vape industry has to offer. Besides liquid concentrate vapes, for which there are many besides the ones you see sold in convenience stores, there are also vaporizers designed to handle substances such as wax concentrates and even dry herbs.

While many can imagine how a wax vaporizer would work (think dabs) the concept of a dry herb vaporizer can be elusive to others. If you are interested in a dry herb vaporizer but want to know how it works and why you should buy one first, take a look at the beginner’s guide to dry herb vaporizers below!

Thu
23
Jan

Could Hemp Really Replace Cotton?

Hemp, a member of the Cannabis sativa family, can trace its uses back to as early as 8000 BCE. Traditionally, the fiber of hemp was widely used to produce items such as clothing and fishing nets, while the oil was applied for cosmetic purposes. 

In the 20th century, hemp was determined to be an illegal substance due to its native structure. Hemp is a close relative to the marijuana plant, both indistinguishable in look. Hemp does not, however, boast the psychological effects of marijuana.

Thu
23
Jan

How did the University of Mississippi become the sole supplier of cannabis for FDA trials?

National Institute of Health (NIH) spends an estimated $150 million per year on marijuana research. All of which is sourced from one farm at the University of Mississippi.

Thu
23
Jan

New Zealand Overturning Cannabis Vaporizer Ban

New Zealand appears to be on the brink of relegalizing cannabis vaporizers after passing a ban against the devices.

According to a report published Tuesday on MJBizDaily.com, New Zealand plans to overturn its law banning such products. This development dovetails with the country's legalization of medical cannabis, which is set to take effect in April.

Citing part of the law the ban falls under, an unnamed Health Ministry spokesperson said the nation's "cabinet has agreed to replace the Misuse of Drugs Utensils Notice with a notice that enables the import of vaporizers that have been approved as medical devices by an overseas regulator."

Wed
22
Jan

Genetically Modified Cannabis: Is it Safe?

Genetically modified agriculture crops are widespread, especially in North America. It is estimated that as much as 70% of food products in stores contain at least one ingredient that was derived from a genetically modified crop.

Wed
22
Jan

Why this will be the decade of CBD

Think we’ve achieved some saturation point for all things cannabidiol (CBD)? Think again. The hemp-based CBD extract market will become a $2.25 to $2.75 billion industry in 2020, according to Nielsen projections. In five years, they expect those figures to more than double. The company predicts CBD will become a $6 billion industry by 2025, when CBD-infused food and beverages become more widely available.

Their 2020 projection, says Rich Maturo, vice president of cannabis practice at Nielsen, skews toward a conservative estimate. The company accounted for possible headwinds from any Food and Drug Administration regulations or other roadblocks that might comes this year.

Wed
22
Jan

Cannabis House at Davos 2020 to tackle climate change, sustainability, healthcare

In a show of the growing acceptance of the pot industry, the World Economic Forum in Davos will host the Cannabis House for the second year in a row this week.

Top cannabis industry executives will flock to the small Swiss town for a two-day conference at the Cannabis House hosted by CannTech.

Discussions will aim to highlight “the economic role of cannabis in the future of healthcare, international trade, investment, and environmental and resource security, with the goal of creating a fair and viable cannabis-related industry globally.”

Wed
22
Jan

Law Enforcement Struggles To Differentiate Weed From Hemp: This 50-Year-Old Technology Might Be The Solution

The hemp industry got a major boost from the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill a year ago.

Almost overnight, hemp was no longer considered a controlled substance, as long as plant material contained less than 0.3 percent dry weight tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main psychotropic compound in cannabis.

Since the bill was passed, 34 states have made it legal for farmers to grow hemp, and about 16,000 farmers have been licensed to grow the crop. Industry experts forecast the U.S. hemp market to generate more than $25 billion in sales by 2025.

Tue
21
Jan

Economic innovation in the Maltese medical cannabis industry

Dr Joseph Muscat, former-Prime Minister of Malta, gave the keynote address at the Medical Cannabis World Forum in November 2019, which MCN attended as a media partner.

The Medical Cannabis World Forum was held in Malta from 19-21 November 2019; and Medical Cannabis Network was in attendance as a media partner of the Forum.

Tue
21
Jan

Washington State Lawmakers Propose Bill That Would Limit THC in Certain Products

A bill proposed last week by a group of Washington lawmakers would limit the THC content of all non-medical cannabis sold in the state to 10 percent. 

The legislation, co-sponsored by 22 Democrats in the state House, cited “health professionals and researchers [who] continue to find an association between the use of high potency marijuana and the occurrence of psychotic disorders.”

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