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Wed
22
May

How cannabis companies can utilize mobile surveillance

In today’s world, cannabis business operations are complex, multifaceted affairs – this notion is heightened with the nuances of transport in the industry. With cannabis products still demanding a large price on the black market, and business operating in a “cash only” industry, cannabis companies have plenty to protect. As such, forward-looking security technology companies are implementing mobile surveillance systems for transporting sensitive assets. 

Wed
22
May

Scientists racing to create lab-grown synthetic cannabinoids, but cannabis plant not obsolete just yet

Kevin Chen spent much of the last two years attending every cannabis-related conference he could find, trying to convince investors about the potential of a scientific development he had come up with in his student lab at Concordia University: Using yeast to create cannabinoids such as CBD, a compound now widely used in cannabis-based ingestibles and pharmaceuticals.

A month before legalization, Chen finally struck gold — Organigram Holdings, a New-Brunswick-based licensed producer agreed to invest $10 million in Hyasynth Bio, Chen’s Montreal-based startup.

Wed
22
May

World’s largest outdoor cannabis farm given the go-ahead

Canadian firm, 48North Cannabis Corp, is to begin planting the world’s largest outdoor cannabis growing facility.

The company says the 100-acre facility near Hamilton in Ontario will produce over 40,000 kilograms of organic outdoor cannabis this year. This September, the first crop will be harvested at what is what is expected to be the lowest-cost per gram in Canada.

This will coincide with pending changes to Canadian legislation with a host of new cannabis products, such as edibles and topicals, becoming legal in October.

Wed
22
May

Top 5 resources you didn’t know Hemp could be used for

Countless opportunities are being discovered from the cultivation of the hemp plant.

Hemp is a diverse, sustainable, and economical resource that can be used to manufacture endless amounts of products. This relative of the cannabis plant, also happens to be extremely low in psychoactive compounds.

Wed
22
May

Federal government offers millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

The federal government is boosting funding to help B.C. police recognize drug-impaired drivers and buy roadside testing devices, as many forces remain wary of the technology.

Bill Blair, the minister responsible for organized crime reduction and border security, announced on Tuesday the spending of $10.1 million over five years to increase the number of officers trained in field sobriety testing and as drug recognition experts.

The money will also help police forces buy approved roadside devices to develop standardized data collection and help the province get a clearer picture of the extent of drug-impaired driving, Blair said.

Tue
21
May

A brief history of CBD

CBD – short for Cannabidiol – is a compound inside hemp and cannabis that was first discovered in 1940. Recent studies have shown CBD to have medicinal value for treating things like anxiety, pain, and insomnia but where did the story begin with this gift from nature?

Tue
21
May

How cannabis can benefit your sleep

Cannabis and the various compounds found within this plant have been found to have numerous benefits for sleep. 

As more states are making the use of medical marijuana legal, more people are considering the use of cannabis to aid with sleep and sleep disorders. While all effects of cannabis on sleep are still unknown, scientific research to date has confirmed beneficial relaxing and sedative effects. One study found cannabis was helpful for falling asleep, while another found that it could lengthen the time spent in deep, slow wave sleep.

Tue
21
May

Dehydration technology delivers CBD into bloodstream within minutes.

A new Lexaria animal study shows DehydraTECH formulation can pass up to 475% more CBD into the bloodstream than MCT oil based products.

Lexiaria’s DehydraTECH formulation was shown to deliver more CBD into the bloodstream (up to 475 percent more) within 15 minutes than a coconut oil based product did in an hour. Coconut oil, a medium chain triglyceride (“MCT”) oil, is often used as a co-ingredient to make cannabis edibles throughout North America.

Tue
21
May

Is there a trend for low fat, low calorie edibles?

Long gone are the days when pot brownies were the standard edible option.

Tue
21
May

Civil rights groups calling on Congress to evaluate DEA’s war on drugs effectiveness

Civil rights groups such as ACLU, NAACP and Drug Policy Alliance sent a letter to the House Committee on Appropriations last month to ask for a suspension of DEA’s war on drugs until the effectiveness of their actions has been reviewed.

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