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Alberta's cannabis industry gears up for edibles legalization

When cannabis industry leaders descended on Edmonton for a one-day conference, a topic that lit up multiple panels was the second wave of legalization and the implementation of edibles into the market.

The WeCann Conference, co-hosted by The Cannalysts and Grant Thornton LLP earlier this month, had a variety of speakers and panels on cannabis-related topics ranging from agriculture to retail.

Trisha LeBlanc, national cannabis industry leader at Grant Thornton LLP, said there was considerable discussion on the issue of shelf space for edibles in Alberta.

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Mythbusting CBD: 5 popular misconceptions debunked

Cannabidiol (CBD) has received a lot of attention recently, writes Macey Wolfer. It has been touted as a therapy or cure for a number of health concerns, sometimes in place of pharmaceuticals. While it’s an exaggeration to call this component of cannabis a “miracle drug,” it does have several therapeutic properties that are beneficial for a variety of conditions.

With so much talk about CBD in the media, plenty of misconceptions have arisen. Let’s take a look at the most popular myths about CBD to clear up any confusion.

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The big food brands eyeing marijuana moves

As cannabis becomes increasingly normalized, big-name food brands are getting in on the trend, writes Calvin Hughes.

Legal weed is big business these days. The industry pulled in $12.2 billion globally last year by some estimates, and profits are expected to continue seeing masive growth over the next couple of years. With all that potential comes a whole lot of interest from a number of more mainstream industries looking to get a piece of the pie.

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Hot pot products: What’s new for cannabis cultivators and connoisseurs

Whether you’re a professional grower, a beginner, a connoisseur, or just experimenting, we’ve got some great gear suggestions for you.

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Explore a results-driven approach to the medical cannabis industry

Its holistic focus, commitment to social responsibility, and competitive advantage set Jamaica Cannabis Estates apart in the rapid-growth medical cannabis industry.

Here, Jamaica Cannabis Estates delve into the world of the medical cannabis industry. Utilising the most current research along with proprietary data analytics collected from over 7,000 medical cannabis users, Jamaica Cannabis Estates (JCEL) has developed an exclusive line of medical, wellness, lifestyle and medi-spa products designed to effectively treat some of the most prevalent human conditions.

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Canadian company invests millions in Kiwi research to improve cannabis crops

The world's largest grower and supplier of medicinal cannabis has invested more than $2 million in a small Kiwi agri-tech company.

Canadian company Canopy Rivers' investment of US$1.5m (NZ$2.2m) in BioLumic is for the development of UV treatments that improve the performance and yield of cannabis crops.

Palmerston North-based BioLumic's chief executive Warren Bebb said it was satisfying to see more global companies choose to invest in the "world-leading" company. 

"New Zealand agri-tech companies are starting to make a mark globally... It's a testament to the value of scientific research.

"Given our results with other flowering crops such as lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries and soybeans, medicinal cannabis is a natural fit for our technology," Bebb said.

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17
May

Two sides of the story about cannabis genetics

When we talk about cannabis genetics, a lot of people think about the potency of the plant. But what about you? Do you have the right genes for smoking cannabis?

Cannabis genetics is something that’s been heavily worked and experimented on in the past three decades. It is very rare that we get to see something like herbal genetics being perfected in illegal greenhouses, and yet here we are.

The growers perfected their plants’ genetics by handpicking only the best, strongest and most potent phenotypes and crossed them with their peers. That is how we got extremely potent strains such as OG Kush and many others.

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May

How do cannabis and alcohol mix? Studies show it can get dangerous

With springtime here and winter behind us, many might be getting in the party mood, to stretch out their legs and hit the town.

As we all know, part of the festivities may include certain substances, two of them likely cannabis and alcohol.

On a night out at a bar, chances are high that at some point somebody will whip out a joint.

According to Public Health Ontario, combined use of cannabis and alcohol is the most common form of poly-substance use.

But what exactly happens when the two substances are combined?

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17
May

From the farm to the lab: The future of cannabinoid production

In the near future, cannabis consumers and medical patients will very likely find themselves purchasing cannabis products that were not derived from the marijuana plant. Instead, the cannabinoids could be derived from yeast, gene graphing, or even moss. If all the quality control, consumer safety, and satisfaction boxes get checked, does the source of the cannabinoids really matter?

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16
May

Most health professionals supportive of the use of medical cannabis in clinical practice per study

The majority of health professionals — including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists — express support the use of medical cannabis in clinical practice, according to a systematic review of the relevant literature published in the journal PLOS One.

An international team of investigators reviewed over 100 studies assessing health professionals’ opinions with regard to medical cannabis.

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