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New test in South Africa to help police and employers check for cannabis use

A new test has been announced that could drastically improve the ability of law enforcement and employers to determine if people are under the influence of cannabis.

South Africa’s changing stance on marijuana

Testing of the substance has become quite complicated in South Africa after it was effectively made legal in the country.

Mon
09
Sep

Vitamin E acetate in cannabis products possibly causing vape-related illnesses

New York officials may have found an answer for the mysterious rash of illnesses linked to vaping that has already claimed three lives in the United States. On Thursday, the state’s Department of Health announced that it had uncovered lab results that identified “very high levels” of vitamin E acetate in “nearly all” the cannabis products they had examined in relationship to the vaping illness. Authorities say vitamin E is now “a key focus” of the investigation going forward.

Mon
09
Sep

What AI (Artificial Intelligence) will mean for the cannabis space

Just about every estimate shows that the cannabis industry will see strong long-term growth. Yet there are some major challenges–and they are more than just about changing existing laws and regulations.

But AI (Artificial Intelligence) is likely to be a big help. True, the industry has not been a big adopter of new technologies. However, this should change soon as investors pour billions of dollars into the space.

Fri
06
Sep

Oregon vaping death investigation centers on marijuana oil purchased from 2 stores

A middle-age Oregon resident who died from lung disease tied to vaping bought cannabis oil from two marijuana retail stores and investigators are now trying to find leftover product to analyze it, state health officials said Thursday.

It’s unclear if the person vaped products from one or both of the stores, said Oregon Health Authority spokesman Jonathan Modie. Nor do health officials know if the person altered the THC liquid or mixed it with a home-made product, Modie said.

Health investigators are trying to track the oil to figure out if or how it led to the resident’s death in July. Officials wouldn’t identify the stores where the victim shopped.

Fri
06
Sep

Ventures tout potential of cannabis tech

As Thailand's cannabis market starts to take off, the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs may be in technology and services surrounding cannabis, as opposed to cultivating the plant itself.

"We think the market is going to grow very quickly starting now and are looking at an investment timeline of four years," said Douglas Abrams, managing director of the Southeast Asian venture capital firm Expara. "I think Thailand could be the cannabis tech hub, not just of Southeast Asia but of the world."

Fri
06
Sep

Inside Facebook's campaign against hemp advertising

Over the past few months, social media and search engine behemoths Facebook and Google have gone to great lengths to ban and censor CBD and hemp-related advertisements on their platforms — despite that the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the cultivation of hemp-derived CBD, writes Sara Brittany Somerset.

Facebook recently confirmed the ban, disabled advertising and “boost-post” privileges for mainstream brands like Dr. Bronner’s hemp-based soap company, and yet, has still not announced clear rules or reasoning for this decision. 

Thu
05
Sep

How to store cannabis seeds

Want to know the best way to grow the best marijuana? Start with great seeds. But once you find the perfect strain, how do you save those seeds so that you can use them for future plants? It’s not that hard; actually, you just need to keep them cold, dark, and dry. However, there are few other things that you could do to preserve your precious seeds – keep reading to learn more.

 

Storing Cannabis Seeds is Important

If you plan to grow marijuana for fun or profit, you’ll need to know how to store your seeds.

Storing Cannabis Seeds

Thu
05
Sep

Breeding inconsistency: Why cannabis profiles matter

One of the first reports to be published in the first ever peer reviewed cannabis journal highlights the importance of consistency of cannabis profiles for patients.

Thu
05
Sep

5 proven strategies for using data to boost your business

Likes, views, clicks, swipes, counts, seconds, minutes, grams and liters consumed.

In a world of limitless measurement, data analysis has helped companies to enhance day-to-day operations. In the cannabis business, many pioneers have begun to implement data analysis and optimization to keep ahead of the curve.

But it's one thing to collect data, it's another to understand how it can be used to inform your decisions. Here are a few key items to understand.

1. Identify your data experts

Amid the constant whirlwind of a rapidly scaling industry, it is often difficult to make sense of all the data being captured. Moreover, how do you know if it is accurate and useful? 

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05
Sep

New Zealand hemp processing facility progressing

NZ Yarn has announced it will soon begin installing hemp fibre processing equipment in a space at its factory in Burnside, Christchurch.

The new plant incorporates a decorticator that will separate hemp stalks into fibre and hurd. Hemp fibre can be used for many applications ranging from clothing to furniture coverings and flooring. Among its attributes, hemp fibre doesn’t require chemical processing or bleaching, is strong and durable, has good breathability and anti-bacterial properties.

The hurd (or shiv), is the woody core material of the hemp plant – it has applications as a fire retardant, in insulation and can be used to create paper and bioplastic products.

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