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Sep

India bans all e-cigarettes following vape-related deaths in USA

India has banned the sale of all e-cigarettes in the country in response to the string of vaping-related deaths in the United States, according to a report from CNN.

“Unfortunately, e-cigarettes got promoted initially as a way in which people can get out of the habit of smoking cigarettes. It was to be a weaning process from using cigarettes,” said India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

“The Cabinet rightly thought it is time and we immediately took a decision so that the health of our citizens, of our young, is not thrown to a risk,” she added.

Thu
19
Sep

CannTrust’s cannabis sales licence suspended by Health Canada

CannTrust Holdings Inc.’s licences to produce and sell recreational and medical cannabis in Canada were suspended by federal regulators on Tuesday, the latest blow to the beleaguered pot firm after an inspection uncovered that it grew thousands of kilograms of marijuana in unlicensed rooms.

CannTrust said in a statement that it received notice from Health Canada earlier Tuesday morning that it won’t be able to sell and produce cannabis, other than cultivating and harvesting existing plants.

Thu
19
Sep

Tech company aims to revolutionize cannabis supply chain

The legal cannabis industry is a work in progress. In many ways, the industry shapes itself as it grows and as more and more places continue to legalize weed.

A key part of this evolutionary process is figuring out what aspects of the burgeoning industry work and what parts don’t, and then searching out solutions to improve the system.

Cannabis logistics company WAYV is the latest example of this evolution. The company just announced the rollout of its “Dynamic Distribution” technology. Designed to streamline the entire supply chain, Dynamic Distribution aims to improve the legal cannabis industry for everyone involved, from cultivators and distributors, to retailers and consumers.

Thu
19
Sep

European cannabis THC levels have doubled in ten years

Cannabis potency in Europe has risen dramatically with THC levels more than doubling in a decade.

And, cannabis remains the most widely used ‘illicit’ drug in Europe, show findings from some recent research. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) report shows that the THC concentration of ‘herbal cannabis’ doubled from 5% to 10%, from 2006 to 2016, whilst cannabis resin potency increased from 8% to 17% over the same period.

Wed
18
Sep

Kansas hemp growers experiencing struggles, successes in first year

The newest crop in Kansas is bringing mixed results for farmers. 2019 is the first year people in Kansas are allowed to grow hemp.

“Consistently lot of farmers having trouble getting growing to start,” said James DeWitt, co-founder of United American Hemp in Olathe.

Weather conditions and access to hemp seed have been a struggle for some growers.

Right now, the only people that are allowed to grow hemp are those that applied to perform research to the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Research varies from types of seed, soil, to water usage.

DeWitt is researching how hemp reacts to different types of light.

Wed
18
Sep

The industrial uses and possible uses for Hemp

Everybody is talking about hemp. When we recently attended a family gathering in Vermont we talked to three of my young cousins, Heidi, Tammy and Debby, who had planted hemp. A change in the Vermont laws now makes it legal to plant hemp. Four-hundred-fifty or so farms are now doing just that. Dairy farming is not as profitable as it was, and hemp is now in demand. Please remember, industrial hemp does not contain THC, the compound in marijuana that makes you get high.

My cousins got their start with a friend who gave them about 1,900 baby cannabis plants in the spring. They had rototilled one and a half fertile acres of the old family farm. Then they set to planting in early May. There had been rain and their soil had good drainage.

Wed
18
Sep

Collaboration in cannabis testing to innovate research

Find out how Emerald Scientific is bringing together analytical scientists to advance cannabis scienc

As the regulatory framework for the cannabis testing industry evolves, there is a growing need to bring together analytical scientists working in this field to help implement quality standards, as well as provide a unified approach to the advancement of cannabis science.

Wed
18
Sep

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wants To ban flavored E-Cigs by emergency order

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has jumped in with other politicians to demand a quickly-enacted ban on flavored tobacco vaping products. His Sunday announcement came in the midst of a little-understood string of vaping-related deaths by severe lung disease, despite the fact that some of the dead were known to have smoked cannabis products.

Wed
18
Sep

Shopify agrees to hemp-derived CBD sales

Leading e-commerce platform Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SHOP) has finally opened its internet doors to hemp-derived Cannabidiol or CBD. The company announced new features on its platform to help U.S. merchants sell these products online or in brick-and-mortar retail locations, as long as that state permits such sales.

Wed
18
Sep

Marijuana labs adding tests targeting Vitamin E acetate in response to vaping health scare

Cannabis testing labs around the country are adding more specific tests targeting an additive that’s been linked to the string of recent illnesses and deaths health authorities say are related to marijuana and tobacco vaping devices.

Although no definitive cause of the vaping-related issues has been identified, early reports have targeted the additive vitamin E acetate as a possible culprit, and several cannabis testing labs are working to develop methods to flag it if detected.

Cannabis laboratory officials also said the crisis surrounding vaping has underscored the need for industry-wide testing standards.

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