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Wed
15
May

From AI to machine learning: How these tech platforms are pushing cannabis into the future

Today's cannabis industry can best be described as pioneering, writes Natan Ponieman. No word is a better fit to describe the spirit of a now-booming industry that’s had to fight its way to legality through decades of activism and self-determination. As the cannabis industry hurdles into the future, innovative cultivators and scientists have been developing new technologies to accommodate the ever-expanding commercial market and the regulations it must abide by.

Wed
15
May

Rules around cannabis edibles need to be set, says industry expert

As Canada prepares to legalize edible products containing cannabis, an industry expert says it's important for regulators to get the rules around the packaging and dosages of edibles set as quickly as possible.

Edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals will become legal no later than Oct. 17.

"As the days tick by, that becomes ever more of a challenge for the market to react quickly enough and not have any kind of disruption when the new rules go into effect, to make it clear what will be required of industry when the time comes," Tom Adam told CBC's Information Morning. He works with BDS Analytics, a Colorado-based company that specializes in cannabis market research.

Tue
14
May

Canada’s oldest and largest independent brewer will release a line of cannabis beverages

Canada’s oldest and largest independent brewer is making a big splash in the cannabis industry.

New Brunswick’s Moosehead Breweries, which has been in the beer business for more than 150 years, recently announced plans to release a line of cannabis-infused drinks to the Canadian market through a joint venture with Sproutly – a licensed cannabis producer based in Toronto. 

Tue
14
May

Infusing drinks with water soluble cannabis drops

For those like to drink in their cannabis but don’t like the taste of cannabis or the slightly oily residue often left behind when using oil-based cannabis tinctures, welcome to the world of water soluble cannabis drops. They are a clear liquid with no taste that can be added into coffees, teas, sodas, water, beer, ciders, cocktails, or mocktails without disrupting the texture or taste.

Tue
14
May

What experts have to say about the Endocannabinoid System

“For decades, scientists and mental health physicians tried to figure out how THC worked on the brain and body,” explained Dr. Paul Song, Chief Medical Officer of Calyx Peak Companies via email. A significant breakthrough came with the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

Tue
14
May

Oregon’s solution for cannabis over-supply: Quit growing it

Let’s hear it for Oregon, where recreational cannabis is providing an ongoing lesson in elementary economics and the role of government in the marketplace.

Also, let’s hear it for Oregon, where the state’s cannabis producers have grown and processed so much product — a six or a seven-year supply, depending on who you ask, and that’s if every single plant currently under the lights or the sun were ripped out root-and-stem and never seen again. In Oregon, consumers are enjoying record-low prices.

Tue
14
May

Top tips on organic grow mediums (and additives)

Choosing the right stuff in which to grow your plants determines the quality of the cannabis you’ll harvest. Knowing the differences between different organic mediums and additives can help strengthen your ability to create craft-quality buds. 

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When selecting the right medium, you should not only consider NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) ratios, but also the medium’s ability to hold water and provide aeration to allow proper capillary action between wet and dry periods. Below is a list of all the various grow mediums that can be bought from any grow shop, along with my top tips so that you can customize your organic grow medium.

Mon
13
May

Recreational cannabis growers face challenges as they enter the first summer of legalization

Albertans looking for a homegrown high this summer are set to face a shortage of supplies and a set of regulations restricting how many plants can be grown and where they can grow them.

Growing cannabis was legalized alongside recreational cannabis use last October. Alberta Gaming, Liqour and Cannabis’ (AGLC) online store started selling and supplying seeds in January, however the agency has felt the hardships of a nationwide supply shortage, leaving the online store seedless as of last Friday.

Fri
10
May

Full Bloom harvest for Arcadia Biosciences’ Hawaiian hemp facility

Just two months after announcing the launch of Arcadia Specialty Genomics™, a new cannabis-dedicated division of agricultural crop improvement, the company has released images of its first crop of sun-grown, Hawaiian hemp. Arcadia’s new cannabis unit, cultivates six Hawaiian hemp strains on its 10-acre Hawaiian facility.

In March, the company revealed it had been granted an Industrial Hemp Pilot Program (“HIHPP”) License by Hawaii’s Department of Agriculture. The license allows for the cultivation of industrial hemp for the purposes of agricultural and academic research. Hemp and hemp products produced under the program may be commercially sold.

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