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Blockchain techonology hopes to keep CBD honest

Olympic silver medal skier, Devin Logan, is wrapping up a three-month suspension for using a cannabis-based product she says contained higher-than-allowed levels of the banned substance, THC.

Logan expressed her disappointment on social media, saying that she made a serious mistake that she regrets completely. She explains that she was using a CBD product that she trusted did not contain more than trace amounts of THC, a cannabinoid banned by most sports organizations, only to find out by USADA that, in fact, the tests came back positive.

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Nosing out the cannabis competition: U.S. patent sniffs IP rights for terpene-based pesticide

Digipath, Inc. reports it has filed a U.S. provisional patent application in a bid to secure “a method of using natural, plant-based, non-toxic compounds instead of chemical pesticides in cannabis and hemp cultivation.”

The patent application relates to “a method of determining terpene-based biocontrol agents for cannabis and hemp,” notes a statement from the service-oriented independent testing laboratory, data and media firm focused on developing cannabis and hemp markets. Terpenes are compounds responsible for the aroma of cannabis.

Tue
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Two Seattle cannabis software companies merging to build bigger stake in a growing market

Dauntless, Inc., a Seattle-area software developer providing point-of-sale and tracking software to the cannabis industry, has acquired pot sales software company Soro.

The combined companies aim to create an all-encompassing platform serving growers, packagers, and retailers across the U.S., said Soro CEO Jerry Tindall.

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Does hemp oil have health benefits?

It seems like everyone and her sister (and grandma, and aunt and second cousin twice-removed, and ... you get it) is sprinkling CBD oil in her smoothies because of claims it can help with everything from pain to anxiety. But what about CBD's sister: hemp oil? Are hemp oil benefits legit? Proponents say it can help with sleep and anxiety, balance your hormones, make your skin glow, and protect your ticker. But here's what you should know before you start drizzling it on top of your food or slathering it on your skin.

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U.S. licence to grow hemp to fuel hemp energy storage research facility

Alternet Systems, Inc. (ALYI) has secured acreage in New York to grow and house a facility where hemp bast will be harvested for conducting further research within the company’s hemp energy storage imitative.

Having secured a licence in the state to grow hemp needed, the move will help fuel efforts at the company’s hemp energy storage initiative launched late last year, notes a statement from ALYI, which is focused on offering varied, environmentally sustainable, energy storage solutions for targeted markets.

ALYI has engaged the services of Nouveau to manage the hemp farming operations, the press release states.

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Cannabis drinks taste a lot like urine, but a Canadian company thinks it’s found a solution

Infused-drinks are predicted to bring in some serious cash—$600 million in the U.S. by 2022, as estimated by Canaccord Genuity Group. That can only mean good news, considering the decline in beer consumption and legalization of cannabis in Canada and several U.S. states.

But it’s not. That’s because infused drinks taste awful, almost like urine, or soap dish, as per a recent The Wall Street Journal report.

Tue
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Mexico's medical marijuana industry getting boost from higher yields

Although Medical marijuana has been legal in Mexico since June 2017, the lack of a regulatory structure has prevented the industry from taking off. That means that those who could benefit from consuming medicinal pot, treating their glaucoma or anxiety with a toke, haven't been able to do so.

Now, however, those regulations are on the horizon. That's because two former Mexican lawmakers and a Denver cannabis consulting company are teaming up to write the regulations themselves.

Mon
11
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Rules, timing for edibles remain murky as planned October legalization approaches

Nearly five months after recreational cannabis use was legalized in Canada, uncertainty remains for the future of edibles, with regulations and timing murky.

On Saturday, a panel of cannabis industry leaders took the stage during the Cannabis and Hemp Expo at BMO Centre to speak about the future of edibles.

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Pioneering new medical cannabis clinic opens in UK

UK’s first specialist medical cannabis clinic opened in Manchester – could this be the vital step forward to tackle chronic and debilitating conditions?

9 March 2019, open to patients at The Beeches Consulting Centre in Manchester, UK, patients and clinicians have welcomed the first specialist medical cannabis clinic. Led by Dr David McDowell, an independent pain specialist and consultant neurologist Professor Mike Barnes will serve as Clinical Director.

The opening follows the Home Office’s decision to reschedule medical cannabis in November 2018, and is the first of a planned network of specialist clinics being opened by European Cannabis Holdings (ECH) around the UK.

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Thailand to start testing medical marijuana on patients

Thailand is poised to start its first tests of cannabis oil on patients, a health official said Friday, as excitement swirls around a new industry that could create money-making avenues for entrepreneurs while offering relief for suffering patients.

Marijuana has been used as a traditional herb for centuries in Thailand but was banned decades ago.

The junta's rubber-stamp parliament voted in December to legalize it for medical purposes.

Thailand is the first in Southeast Asia to embrace medical marijuana though recreational use remains illegal.

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