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Fri
08
Mar

Cannvas and Ellementa partner to answer women’s questions about cannabis, health and wellness

Cannvas MedTech Inc. and Ellementa, Inc. have teamed up to better serve women across North America who are interested in the potential health benefits of cannabis.

“With 35 percent of women consumers using cannabis for medical reasons, Cannvas.Me data shows health and wellness issues are primary reasons why women explore cannabis as an alternative treatment,” notes a statement from Cannvas, a digital cannabis education and analytics company that seeks to deliver deeper insights into consumer behaviour and cannabis consumption across Canada.

Fri
08
Mar

America's first 'HempTrain' is coming to Central Pa., and it could forge a hemp revolution

A HempTrain is ready to roll into York County.

Steve Groff, owner of Wyndrige Farm in Dallastown and a licensed physician, is purchasing a $1.5 million Canadian-made machine, named the HempTrain, that can mass process hemp. The machine will be installed in an 80,000-square-foot warehouse in Red Lion.

Groff's HempTrain is currently being manufactured by Canadian Greenfield Technologies in Calgary, Alberta and will arrive in Red Lion in mid- to late-summer. Groff expects to be processing hemp this fall.

“It’s very exciting,” Canadian Greenfield Vice President Stephen Christensen said. “We’ve seen a huge amount of interest since the Farm bill and it’s only increasing.”

Fri
08
Mar

CO2 v. ethanol extraction: What’s the difference?

Oils, topicals, vapes, pills and edibles: As the market literally blossoms with alternatives to the standard joint and lighter, cannabis extracts are looking pretty sleek.

Colloquially referred to as “hash” or “kief”, depending on the context, producers and consumers alike have been known to employ expensive equipment and don safety gear to suss out cannabis’ raw potential as both a pain-easing healer and a perception-twisting stimulant.

However, precisely how cannabis extract makes its way from the dense, sticky leaves of its native plant to brownies, tinctures and creams hinges on what extraction specialists want out of it.

Fri
08
Mar

Canada’s proposed cannabis beverage regulations ban any association with alcohol

Back in December, a draft of Canada’s proposed regulations for edible cannabis products was released, outlining the plans for cannabis-infused food and drink in the country, writes Brandon Hicks.

Thu
07
Mar

The DEA is searching for field test kits to differentiate hemp and marijuana

The Drug Enforcement Agency has requested input from companies who may be able to provide field test kits that can differentiate hemp from marijuana. In a notice posted to the federal business opportunities website, the DEA said it is conducting market research to obtain test kits or instruments that can determine if a sample of cannabis contains more than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight.

Wed
06
Mar

Six books to make your cannabis-growing prowess the envy of the at-home crowd

Entering a legal dispensary is an experience for sure, offering as it does convenience, selection and information. But imagine how satisfying it would be to grow and harvest your very own cannabis in your very own home.

Google the words “grow my own weed” and behold the pages upon pages of results. There’s a wealth of information, but plenty of misinformation as well. Plus, the sheer breadth can be overwhelming.

To keep things focused on the very best offerings, The GrowthOp has rounded up six books that will explain how to expertly grow legal cannabis at home, no matter your skill level, and avoid having to dig through mounds of internet garbage.

Wed
06
Mar

What current research tells us about cannabis and autism spectrum disorder

About 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to data from the CDC. This figure has risen steeply since the 1970s and 1980s when about 1 in every 2,000 children was diagnosed with autism or autism-related disorders. While it remains unclear exactly what these numbers imply, there is hope that cannabis could be an effective treatment option for ASD.

Tue
05
Mar

Empower Clinics expected to soon open CBD extraction facility in Oregon

Empower Clinics Inc. has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Aibeida LifeTech Ltd. with a view to opening a fully functioning, hemp-based CBD extraction facility in greater Portland, Ore. sometime during the second quarter of 2019.

As per the agreement, Empower will pay Aibeida US$1 million in cash at closing and a US$250,000 performance holdback, notes a statement from Empower, an owner/operator of a network of physician-staffed clinics that are focused on helping patients to improve and protect their health through innovative uses of medical cannabis.

Tue
05
Mar

What you need to know about selective breeding

When chromosomes of a cannabis plant pair with another the plant will evolve and create a new genetic lineage that is a genetic copy of both parents. With the advancement of seed banks and nurseries, obtaining great genetics is easier now than ever. Knowing what traits will likely enhance an existing strain comes down to a number of things. Below is better explained what to consider when breeding for enhanced progeny.

 

 

Mon
04
Mar

NHL Alumni Association strikes deal with cannabis company for medical exams, brain scans

The NHL Alumni Association has signed a landmark agreement with Canopy Growth Corp., that will see the Canadian cannabis company finance one or more studies that could be an important step towards establishing the first comprehensive snapshot of the health of retired hockey players.

Canopy Growth has agreed to cover the costs of a double blind randomized study, which will involve about 100 former players in the Toronto area and take about a year to produce results, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The study will explore whether cannabinoids might help to wean former players off of addictive opioids. If the results of the initial study are encouraging, Canopy Growth has agreed to fund a second study of former players with more subjects.

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