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Thu
16
May

The State of cannabis extracts

I’ll never forget the first time I tried shatter, back in 2008. As the mind-shatteringly potent high took hold, I felt certain we had reached the final destination of cannabis. Here was the ultimate expression of the plant that consumers had been relishing for years. Shatter was the holy grail, it seemed. For cannabis, there was nowhere else to go. I was wrong. 

Thu
16
May

Highly potent weed has swept the market, raising concerns about health risks

As more states legalize marijuana, more people in the U.S. are buying and using weed — and the kind of weed they can buy has become much stronger.

That concerns scientists who study marijuana and its effects on the body, as well as emergency room doctors who say they're starting to see more patients who come into the ER with weed-associated issues.

Thu
16
May

How New Frontier Data brings analytics to cannabis

How one woman’s vision is bringing data-driven solutions to a global market.

The legal cannabis industry is rapidly expanding across the U.S. In fact, it generated more than $8 billion in 2017 and is expected to surpass $23 billion by 2025, according to a 2018 industry report. This is critical information for investors, operators, and policymakers involved in the sector. Further, it’s information that is only available thanks to the rigorous studies conducted and compiled by New Frontier Data (NFD), an independent, technology-driven analytics company.

Thu
16
May

Aurora doesn’t expect much appetite for cannabis-infused beverages

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB.TO) isn’t planning to invest heavily in cannabis-infused beverages amid concerns about demand for the product, company executives said on Wednesday.

During a conference call with analysts, the Canadian cannabis producer’s executives downplayed the company’s efforts in investing in the pot drinks space as they anticipate “low market share” when the sale of such products becomes legal in Canada later this year.

Thu
16
May

Industrial hemp seeds on board the international space station

Hemp seeds found their way safely aboard the International Space Station last week. But is this the first time cannabis has been in space?

Back in October last year we reported on a mission to send industrial hemp to the ISS for research purposes.

Seeds from Kentucky-grown hemp arrived at the station last Monday local time, carried by SpaceX 17 that launched out of Cape Canaveral early the day before.

The companies behind the venture are Space Tango, Atalo Holdings and Anavii Market. According to the latter, the seeds will stay aboard the ship, housed in a “Space Tango Cube”* and will be returned to Earth in around a month’s time.

Wed
15
May

Report: Unlicensed LA dispensaries are selling dangerous knock-offs

Burdensome and irksome, arbitrary and protectionist, the many webbed network of laws governing commercial cannabis in California are there for at least one reason even hardcore libertarians should grudgingly appreciate: They are meant to prevent consumers from purchasing knock-off products that have the potential to do them harm. This is noble and good.

Wed
15
May

Industry groups call for CBD to be removed from prescription drug list

Health food and hemp industry groups are calling on Ottawa to change the regulations for CBD to treat the cannabinoid as a natural health product rather than a drug.

The Canadian Health Food Association and the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance say CBD, a non-intoxicating compound which can be derived from cannabis and hemp, should be removed from the prescription drug list.

The groups also asked in a joint paper for a regulatory pathway to allow for CBD derived from industrial hemp to be included in natural health products and supplemented foods, with the appropriate therapeutic and wellness claims.

Wed
15
May

Why is THC still illegal in the country where it was discovered?

THC – short for Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol – is the compound in cannabis responsible for all the hype and the one that has the mind-altering effects. But why is it still illegal in the country where it was first discovered?

Wed
15
May

4 ways Hemp plastic can help save our planet

It’s no secret that plastic pollution is rapidly destroying our planet. Plastic Oceans say that of the 300million tonnes of plastic we produce every year, 50% of it is single use plastic. And from all the world’s plastic produced, only about 9% of it has ever been recycled.

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