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13
Sep

Is your vape cartridge safe? This is how to make sure

After dozens of people across the Midwest and California were sickened as a result of vaping cannabis or e-cigarettes, consumers, vape makers, and retailers alike have to be aware of how products are made and where they were made.

Vape pens have surged to new heights on the marijuana mountain by offering a portable and discreet way to consume THC or cannabidiol (CBD)-heavy concentrates. 

Fri
13
Sep

Further success in South Australian industrial hemp trials

After two years of hemp trials in the Riverland and South East regions of South Australia, it’s been concluded the crop will grow very successfully in the state.

Released late last week, a report from South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) follows on from a SARDI report published last year.

Over two seasons trials have compared nine different industrial hemp varieties all told, sown across different sowing times from late October to mid-January.

Fri
13
Sep

Tired of smelly pot? First-ever ‘odourless cannabis’ announced

Tired of smelly cannabis? One company might have a solution for you.

Fri
13
Sep

Vaping furor intensifies as Trump vows tougher U.S. scrutiny

Faced with a worsening epidemic of teenage vaping and a mysterious illness stalking users of cigarette alternatives, the Trump administration promised to ratchet up its oversight of a burgeoning but increasingly troubled industry.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that vaping had become an urgent public-health concern in the U.S., “specifically with respect to children.” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that 5 million kids say they’ve vaped this year, a steep and startling jump from the 3.6 million who told government surveyors they’d used e-cigarettes in 2018.

Mon
09
Sep

Why ‘Hard Seltzer summer’ bodes well for cannabis beverages

The Boston Beer Company, best known for its traditional flagship beer Samuel Adams Boston Lager, has had some tough years recently, as Americans continue to become more health-conscious. But they’re already getting in on where folks are heading, and it includes hard seltzer and cannabis drinks.

Mon
09
Sep

Missouri receives approval and is studying hemp once again for agriculture

After nearly a century, the state of Missouri is once again looking at hemp as part of its agriculture.

The growth is being tested in several facilities across the state.

Prior to the prohibition of hemp in the 30s, Missouri was one of the top several states growing hemp.

In June 2019, Governor Mike Parson signed a bill to allow the plant to be researched once again.

Superintendent of the University of Missouri, David Cope, is taking care of the research.

“We’re tasked with growing some demonstration plots of hemp to see how they would act in certain parts of the state,” said Cope. “We’ve got four different varieties of fiber hemp. This is not to be confused with hemp used for CBD or even medical marijuana.”

Mon
09
Sep

New test in South Africa to help police and employers check for cannabis use

A new test has been announced that could drastically improve the ability of law enforcement and employers to determine if people are under the influence of cannabis.

South Africa’s changing stance on marijuana

Testing of the substance has become quite complicated in South Africa after it was effectively made legal in the country.

Mon
09
Sep

Vitamin E acetate in cannabis products possibly causing vape-related illnesses

New York officials may have found an answer for the mysterious rash of illnesses linked to vaping that has already claimed three lives in the United States. On Thursday, the state’s Department of Health announced that it had uncovered lab results that identified “very high levels” of vitamin E acetate in “nearly all” the cannabis products they had examined in relationship to the vaping illness. Authorities say vitamin E is now “a key focus” of the investigation going forward.

Mon
09
Sep

What AI (Artificial Intelligence) will mean for the cannabis space

Just about every estimate shows that the cannabis industry will see strong long-term growth. Yet there are some major challenges–and they are more than just about changing existing laws and regulations.

But AI (Artificial Intelligence) is likely to be a big help. True, the industry has not been a big adopter of new technologies. However, this should change soon as investors pour billions of dollars into the space.

Fri
06
Sep

Oregon vaping death investigation centers on marijuana oil purchased from 2 stores

A middle-age Oregon resident who died from lung disease tied to vaping bought cannabis oil from two marijuana retail stores and investigators are now trying to find leftover product to analyze it, state health officials said Thursday.

It’s unclear if the person vaped products from one or both of the stores, said Oregon Health Authority spokesman Jonathan Modie. Nor do health officials know if the person altered the THC liquid or mixed it with a home-made product, Modie said.

Health investigators are trying to track the oil to figure out if or how it led to the resident’s death in July. Officials wouldn’t identify the stores where the victim shopped.

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