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What’s going on with Canada’s micro-cultivation licenses for cannabis?

The first cannabis micro cultivation license has been issued in BC only a couple of weeks ago, and the process hasn’t sped up since then.

In the beginning, solving the black market crisis was one of the main points that the legalization of cannabis was supposed to do.

However, as we move away from Oct 17th, 2018, it would seem that this is becoming a less important goal to achieve as market analysts have started focusing on the money legalization has brought in.

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What’s the deal with CBD water?

The list of CBD products on the market today is seemingly endless. There are CBD oil tinctures in a range of flavors, CBD vape juices, CBD gummy bears and even CBD for pets. But what about CBD water? Now there’s an idea.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound in cannabis and hemp that’s getting a lot of attention lately. The attention is generally very positive; whether it be from the media or medical professionals, and user feedback is also pretty good. CBD could treat a range of ailments and issues like insomnia, anxiety, and depression, and pain, to name a few. 

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Yet another study: ‘Synthetic marijuana’ is huge risk to teens

It’s literally deadly, literally mind-numbing and so hazardous it renders people into near-literal zombies when it isn’t contaminated with enough rat poison to kill people. There may be no way to overestimate how profoundly bad “Spice,” “K2,” and the other do-it-yourself chemical cocktails sprayed onto plant material and sold as “synthetic marijuana” are for you.

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If Arizona legalizes recreational marijuana, it should regulate its potency

The medical marijuana industry is reportedly gearing up for another initiative to legalize recreational pot in Arizona.

This will rekindle familiar arguments. But there is one new issue that should take center stage in this debate: the regulation of the potency of recreational marijuana.

The observation is frequently made that today’s marijuana isn’t the marijuana familiar to aging boomers from their college days. It’s far more potent.

And there is growing medical evidence linking high-potency pot with a substantially higher risk of psychosis.

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Certain kinds of cannabis may help kill cancer cell, study

Past research has suggested that medical marijuana might have the ability to slow the growth of cancerous tumors. Now, new research suggests that cannabis could also help kill certain cancer cells. brings us a little closer to understanding how to maximize this potential, writes Calvin Hughes.

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The cannabis industry is in need of innovation

The development of new technologies or significant societal change often comes with a boom or bust cycle. As these new technologies or ways of doing things gain in popularity, the public and investors may rush in to get involved and get a piece of the action. As people storm into stocks, start businesses or get involved in other ways, the bubble is blown up until it eventually bursts.

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Opinion: Cannabis retailers have to change their approach in order to target the right consumers

Financial predictions about the cannabis market have been exciting analysts for some time as marijuana becomes more mainstream. Consider the facts: As of 2018, there were already 12 cannabis companies with stock market value worth more than $1 billion; One of the first celebrity-chef darlings, Martha Stweart, has signed a deal to market CBD; The company behind Budweiser has invested in a venture to research cannabis-infused beverages. 

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Legalization gives cannabis-growing competitions the green light

It was only a matter of time before growing turned into a competition.

Cannabis cups—events in which cultivators of cannabis products enter samples of their goods head-to-head for bragging rights, and sometimes prizes—have been popular in legal and semi-legal jurisdictions, including the U.S., the Netherlands and Spain. Now, the phenomenon has inevitably come to Canada.

Since the passing of recreational cannabis laws in October 2018, adults from coast to coast—with the exception of Quebec and Manitoba—have had the ability to grow up to four cannabis plants in their residence.

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Report: Synthetic cannabinoid identified in CBD product sold online

Analytical testing of a commercially available CBD product sold online identified the presence of the synthetic cannabinoid agonist AB-FUBINACA (aka 5F-ADB), a component typically identified in ‘Spice’ and other controlled substances sometimes marketed as ‘synthetic cannabis’ products. The findings appear in the journal Clinical Toxicology.

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Vireo Health launches New York’s first same-day marijuana delivery service

Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Vireo Health International (CSE: VREO), a leading physician-led, science-focused multi-state cannabis company, today announced that patients living in the New York City metro area, Westchester County, and Nassau County now have access to free, same-day marijuana delivery.

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