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Tue
15
Sep

Transdermal Patch Offers New Path to Cannabis Commercialization

As Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB:GTSO) continues to develop new solutions for the rapidly growing U.S. cannabis industry, a new innovation is poised to transform the way adults and patients enjoy the plant’s benefits: transdermal patches.

“The rise of edibles and other smokeless forms of cannabis consumption show how desperately the market needs a product like this”

Transdermal patches comprise a new way to consume cannabis: through the skin. Working on much the same principle as more common nicotine or birth-control patches, cannabis patches can be applied directly to various parts of the body, where they deliver a slow and controlled release of cannabinoids.

Tue
15
Sep

GW Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Proof of Concept Data in Schizophrenia

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq:GWPH) (AIM:GWP) ("GW," "the Company" or "the Group"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, today announced positive top line results from an exploratory Phase 2a placebo-controlled clinical trial of Cannabidiol (CBD) in 88 patients with schizophrenia who had previously failed to respond adequately to first line anti-psychotic medications. In the trial, patients remained on their anti-psychotic medication and were randomized to receive CBD or placebo as adjunct therapy.

Tue
15
Sep

Scientists are engineering yeast to brew a cocktail of marijuana chemicals

David Sinclair, Harvard Medical SchoolYeast cells.

We use yeast to make the staples of life: bread, beer, and wine.

Now, researchers from the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany have engineered yeast to generate some notable chemicals in marijuana, including THC, which is mostly responsible for the marijuana's high, and cannabidiol.

And that's just the start. The work could unlock the true potential for medical marijuana — or for actually deriving medicine from the more than 80 cannabinoids (and more than 500 other chemical compounds!) found in the plant.

How this works

Tue
15
Sep

Scientists engineer yeast to produce active marijuana compound, THC

Yeast has been engineered to produce the main psychoactive compound in marijuana - tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Responsible for the majority of marijuana's psychological effects - including the high - THC can also be use to treat symptoms of HIV infection and chemotherapy and researchers are hoping their yeast will be able to pump it out more efficiently than producing synthetic versions.

Fri
11
Sep

Nearly one in five high-school vapers has also vaped marijuana, study finds

While the purveyors of e-cigarettes talk up the technology as a harmless substitute to traditional smoking, there’s a fast-mounting body of research saying that’s not the whole story. Not only are some e-cigarette substances even more dangerous than tobacco, but there’s increasing evidence that vaping encourages people to take up smoking.

Fri
11
Sep

Bringing It Home: Industrial Hemp and a Greener Future

More industrial hemp is exported to the U.S. than to any other country and American consumers are purchasing over $450 million in hemp products annually. BRINGING IT HOME explores the question of why a crop with so many widespread benefits cannot be farmed in the United States by illustrating its history, current industries and talking to both opponents and proponents of the industrial hemp farming legalization effort.

Fri
11
Sep

Cannabis compliance: Why good books, solid security and great tech are key

The cannabis industry has come a long way. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana, and voters in up to five more states might do the same next year. Plenty of businesses have launched to successfully sell (and legally, I might add) cannabis and extracts.

Fri
11
Sep

The big greenfield cannabis cloud

Imagine an agribusiness that never had access to a modern commodities market and had never used any real information technology. Suddenly, it had the opportunity to leap into high tech and potentially enjoy whole new economies of scale -- a pure greenfield proposition. What would happen?

With new international and state legalization, as well as a current moratorium on federal enforcement, marijuana is that agribusiness. Untouched by the traditions of an internal IT practice, it's creating a road map for the future, charted almost entirely in the cloud.

Out of the filing cabinet and into the cloud

To be clear, trepidation remains about digitizing the business side of cannabis. Ask Eddie Miller, CEO of eCann, which runs a site called Investincannabis.com:

Thu
10
Sep

Tracking Social Media Following of 37+ Cannabis Companies

By Tim Strombel

Wed
09
Sep

FutureWorld CB Scientific to Deliver Affordable Legal Global Access to Complete Cannabis Testing for Potency & Detection

CB Scientific & uPrep Make History by Giving Access to Patients & Growers to an Advanced Scientific Laboratory from Anywhere Without Boundaries Affordably

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