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Tue
23
Jun

Marijuana legalization will produce a dizzying array of choices

Consumers of legal marijuana will be confronted with more choices than were ever imagined back when Deadheads got their buzz from joints and pipes. 

Sour Diesel, Trainwreck and Blue Dream are some of the vivid names for marijuana strains that reportedly make you want to pucker up, duck for cover or float away to a South Pacific island.

For pot users who don’t want to inhale, there are edibles such as cookies and brownies, as well as tinctures that can be taken under the tongue or in tea.

Tue
23
Jun

UTech advancing ganja research with 'revolutionary' cannabis testing machine in Jamaica

Associate Professor and Dean, College of Health Sciences Dr Ellen Campbell-Grizzle, discuss the QunataCann2TM instant annabis analysis machine (pictured) recently donated to UTech by Steep Hill Labs Inc, USA. Looking on at left is Dr Donald Land, Chief Scientist, Steep Hill Labs Inc.

THE University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has further advanced research efforts to examine the scientific and medicinal properties and potential of the cannabis (marijuana) plant with the acquisition of a cannabis testing machine known as QuantaCann2.

Tue
23
Jun

How cannabis becomes medicine

Chemist Markus Lüdi is Switzerland’s only producer of a natural tincture made from cannabis. In his laboratory in Burgdorf in canton Bern he demonstrates how a liquid drug can be produced from cannabis flowers. 

 

The cannabis contains around 5% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychotropic substance of the plant with therapeutic properties.

Mon
22
Jun

Hemp nanosheets could be better than graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors, according to David Mitlin, Ph.D.

Supercapacitors are energy storage devices that have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Unlike today’s rechargeable batteries, which sip up energy over several hours, supercapacitors can charge and discharge within seconds. But they normally can’t store nearly as much energy as batteries, an important property known as energy density.

Mon
22
Jun

Honeybees Will Help Police to Find Weed

With drug laws changing all the time, it’s hard for police sniffer dogs to keep up with what they’re supposed to find and what they aren’t. That’s why police forces are turning to insects to sniff out narcotics.

An odd scientific paper in PLoS One today details the very first attempts to get insects to become drug sniffers. The researchers tested three insects — the grapevine moth, the hissing cockroach, and the western honeybee — just to assess how well they could differentiate the smell of one substance from another. The bees won, because their antennae make great “biosensors,” the researchers report.

Sat
20
Jun

Big funding for vaporizers suggests confidence in cannabis biz

Pax Labs, the San Francisco maker of a popular electronic cigarette, announced $46.7 million in new funding Wednesday — a sign of investor confidence not only in the booming vaporizer market but also in the marijuana industry.

Formerly known as Ploom, the maker of the Pax and JUUL vaporizers will use the investment to expand its technology into other spaces as well as expand its current products overseas. Currently, the product is only sold in the U.S. and Canada.

Fri
19
Jun

Concentrates 101: What’s on the market, from kief and CO2 oil to BHO

Though cannabis in general has a learning curve, perhaps the most intimidating and mysterious aspect for new users is concentrates.

When a customer walks into a medical dispensary or recreational shop looking to try something new, a query about concentrates often results in a barrage of unfamiliar terms, and he or she has little to no frame of reference for quality, dosage, expected effects or ways to consume.

Fri
19
Jun

Marijuana grower turns to strawberries

Montreal-based Affinor Growers to showcase its vertical farming technology

MONTREAL— Affinor Growers, a diversified agriculture and biotechnology company, which is perhaps better known as a legal marijuana grower, has announced a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The agreement will allow the USDA Agricultural Research Service to work with Affinor’s vertical farming technology at its facility in Kearneysville, W.V. and at Affinor’s controlled environment in Quebec. The ARS will use Affinor’s proprietary vertical farming systems to grow not marijuana, but strawberries.

Thu
18
Jun

Colorado: 'First Ever' Extended Release

Wana Products on Tuesday announced the launch of WanaCaps XR, a family of extended release cannabis capsules that provide medicinal benefits for up to 12 hours.

Wana Products partnered with Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc., a United States-based Drug Development Company with research and development in Israel, that developed the proprietary technology behind the extended release formulation.

WanaCaps XR will be offered in three different formulations: capsules with a 10:1 CBD to THC ratio (WanaCaps XR High CBD Capsules), a 10:1 THC to CBD ratio (WanaCaps XR High THC Capsules), and a balanced formulation with 1:1 THC:CBD ratio (WanaCaps XR THC/CBD Balanced Capsules).

Thu
18
Jun

How Colorado hemp has grown from novelty to an industry with potential

 

The hype over hemp that erupted last year during Colorado’s first sensational flirtations with the marijuana look-alike is now starting to live up to expectations. A handful of growers in 2014 planted and harvested small-scale crops that attracted large-scale attention under hemp’s newly legal status.

This year, hype is being replaced with indicators of hemp’s industrial potential as seen in farm fields, factories, retail outlets and university laboratories. Hemp and its byproducts have a wide range of uses in nutrition, clothing, building materials, cosmetics and health.

The sector still is too tiny to rate even an asterisk in most conventional measures such as crop value and retail sales in Colorado.

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