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Thu
23
Aug

FinCanna advances second tranche of capital to Refined Resin Technologies Inc.

FinCanna Capital Corp. ("FinCanna") (CSE:CALI) (OTCQB:FNNZF) a royalty company for the US licensed medical cannabis industry, has advanced US$1 million, the second tranche of capital, to its investee company Refined Resin Technologies Inc.("Refined Resin") of Oakland, California. Refined Resin is a cannabinoid research and extraction company that provides B2B and B2C products and services to licensed dispensaries and distributors in the medical cannabis supply chain.

Wed
22
Aug

Cannabis goes high-tech

Companies increasingly employ science and technology to change the way patients and connoisseurs consume.

Educators and employers are putting increased emphasis on STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The cannabis industry, too, is embracing the disciplines, not only in areas like genetics, laboratory testing, and greenhouse design, but also in consumer product development. As more doctors, scientists, academics, and other professionals migrate to cannabis from the mainstream, they’re changing the way the plant is perceived and used.

Wed
22
Aug

The Amazon of cannabis in an emerging industry

In recent weeks, Tilray Inc. (TLRY) to develop cannabis-infused beverages.  What both companies have in common is that inherent in their respective share prices, investors are getting the upside call option of their biotech research & development.

While history paints a picture of Reefer Madness, cannabis and hemp have emerged as the base-line ingredients in a wide array of end-products and use cases that include building materials, plastic composites, cosmetics & vanity, pet supplements, clothing, food, and yes, medicine.  While each of these verticals have investment merits, it is the wellness arena that excites us most.

Wed
22
Aug

Canada: Can blockchain technology disrupt the cannabis black market?

Come mid-October 2018, both medical and recreational cannabis will be legal across Canada.

When first introduced, the Trudeau government made it clear that the intent of legalization is to stamp out the country’s entrenched black market — one-third of which is supplied by organized crime.

Wed
22
Aug

Federal marijuana prohibition has opened a short window of opportunity for investors

Legal marijuana is one of the fastest-growing industries in the US. It generates hundreds of millions in tax revenue in states where selling the drug is legal, and it's expected to become a $32 billion global market in the next four years. It's also considered illegal by the federal government.

Tue
21
Aug

Why these patients, retailers and researchers say Canada shouldn't drop medical cannabis post-legalization

CMA says doctors won't be needed in 'gatekeeper' role, while others say expert oversight still required.

Some researchers, patient advocates and industry professionals say Canada needs to maintain a distinct medicinal cannabis system following legalization of marijuana for recreational use, despite the Canadian Medical Association's position that doctors should no longer be gatekeepers.

"It is simply a reality now that cannabis is part of the medical landscape," said James MacKillop, director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research at McMaster University in Hamilton.

"I think we need to address that reality head-on as opposed to sort of walking away from the reality at this point."

Mon
20
Aug

Cannabis is creating a boom for biological pesticides

As legal cannabis farms take the spotlight, safer methods of pest control are also taking root in more 'mainstream' agriculture.

With more states enacting medicinal and adult recreational cannabis laws each year, health officials have increasingly warned about the potential hazards of products made from crops treated with certain chemicals.

In particular, chemical pesticides have been identified as a threat to cannabis consumers' health, with potential risks that can vary depending on whether products are eaten, smoked, vaped, or topically applied.

Mon
20
Aug

Here are the top 10 marijuana stocks

This is what you’ve all been waiting for — here are the top 10 marijuana stocks on the TSX, ordered from smallest to largest.

10. Supreme Cannabis Company (TSXV:FIRE)

Mostly due to growing its share count by roughly 60% from a year ago, Supreme had about $80 million in cash as of March 31.

Supreme’s biggest news items for the summer months have been its supply agreements with the liquor boards of B.C., Alberta, and Manitoba.

Tue
14
Aug

Canada: Why cannabis vape pens and concentrates are illegal

Cannabis vape pens can be found in several dispensaries across Vancouver. But after October 17, cannabis concentrates and vape pens will not be allowed.

Vape pens allow cannabis users to ingest concentrated extracts from the cannabis plant.

Cannabis concentrates usually consist of THC extract, or the less psychoactive component, CBD. They are sold in either liquid form or a waxy substance.

Vape pens are portable battery-powered devices.They are easy to use, do not produce any smoke and emit little odour. 

Tue
14
Aug

3 Canadian LP's That Need To Be On Your Radar

The summer has been a rough time for Canadian cannabis stocks and Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF (HMMJ.TO) (HMLSF) has fallen approx. 25% from its late June highs.

This weakness has taken place on light volume and we have been closely monitoring this trend. Although the decline has been painful, it does not come as a surprise. During the last three years, we have seen the cannabis sector pullback during the summer months and this year has been no different.

We expect the selloff to end very soon and investors need to be monitoring the cannabis sector. Today, we have issued an update on three Canadian licensed producers that are worth highlighting.

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