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Will pot patches make this marijuana stock soar?

The marijuana industry has taken the investing world by storm, and cannabis stocks have soared so far in 2019. Rising demand from the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada has been a huge growth opportunity, and as more states in the U.S. join the legal marijuana movement, the industry continues to gain momentum.

Mon
04
Mar

The amazing link between CBD and PTSD

When one thinks about the psychological landscape of contemporary America, stories of PTSD and disturbing behavior abound. Furthermore, through the mass media, the people of the United States are continuously inundated images of violence, sickness, and despair. Looking at these notions with a critical eye, there is an underlying string of connectivity between mental illness and its subsequent manifestations in violent acts.

Mon
04
Mar

Cannabis conundrum: California researchers struggling to get their hands on it

While Humboldt State University is located in the heart of cannabis country, undergrad students who want to study the county’s biggest cash crop say they aren’t allowed to touch the stuff or even get near it in a research setting.

The policy is drawing concerns from both university students and local researchers, including those at HSU’s Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research, the expressed objective of which is to “serve as a clearinghouse of marijuana-related research.”

Fletcher Kennamer, a sociology student, said it’s kind of an absurd policy that makes local cannabis research an arduous process.

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01
Mar

It's official: Scientists can now make the cannabis psychoactive without the plant

Lab-made marijuana is coming.

In a move that's expected to transform the marijuana and pharmaceutical industries, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced on Wednesday that they had for the first time created cannabis compounds in a lab, instead of by harvesting them from a plant.

If the technique can scale, it could pave the way for making marijuana's therapeutic components more quickly and efficiently, for a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

Thu
28
Feb

It could be the great outdoors if cannabis agreement gets the go-ahead

48North Cannabis Corp. reports the company has signed what it believes to be the country’s first-ever letter of intent (LOI) for outdoor grown cannabis with the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC).

As Quebec’s sole legal retailer of recreational cannabis, the agreement calls for 48North to supply 1,200 kg of cannabis—scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019—to the SQDC from its Brandt, Ont. outdoor farm, and 120 kg of indoor-grown cannabis from its facilities in the Ontario communities of Brantford and Kirkland Lake. The LOI with the SQDC was signed Feb. 22, 2019 and pertains to calendar year 2019.

Thu
28
Feb

Worried about pesticides in cannabis? Growing organic may offer peace of mind

Over the years, there have been a handful of scientific studies published detailing the presence of pesticides, industrial solvents, growth regulators, heavy metals, bacteria and other potentially hazardous contaminants in commercially available cannabis products.

Thu
28
Feb

Aphria and Manna Molecular Science ink licence agreement on cannabis transdermal patches

Aphria Inc. has reached a worldwide licence agreement with Manna Molecular Science, LLC regarding the latter company’s state-of-the-art cannabis transdermal patches.

“Under the agreement, Manna grants Aphria exclusive preferred vendor status for a period of five years, and an exclusive licence to produce, market, distribute, promote and sell Manna patches containing cannabis oil as an active ingredient,” notes a statement from Leamington, Ont.-headquartered Aphria, a global cannabis company.

Thu
28
Feb

THC might have more medical value than CBD, says cannabis study

A group of researchers from the University of New Mexico have found that scientists may have been mistaken about the chemicals that are most and least associated with marijuana's medicinal properties, writes Calvin Hughes.

THC is the compound in marijuana best-known for creating the signature high you get after consuming cannabis. And most of the time, THC is disregarded as having any medicinal properties. Instead, the medicinal properties of marijuana are usually attributed to CBD, a cannabis compound that does not have any intoxicating effects. That may not be the case though, as new research suggests these common assumptions about THC and CBD could be wrong.

Thu
28
Feb

Engineered yeast can brew up the active ingredients in cannabis plants

Genes from the cannabis plant have been added to yeast strains to enable them to make cannabinoids, key chemicals from the plant that have therapeutic value.

The “cannayeasts” should make it possible to turn sugar into pure forms of many different cannabinoids, and to do so more cheaply and with less environmental damage than farming.

“It gives us access to all these rare cannabinoids that might even be better therapeutics,” says Jay Keasling at the University of California, Berkeley, who led the team behind the work.

Our bodies produce cannabinoids to help regulate everything from memory to appetite. Marijuana plants make more than 100 chemicals that can also bind to the cannabinoid receptors in our nervous system.

Wed
27
Feb

You can now buy weed on Amazon. But is it legal?

You can buy pretty much anything on Amazon–and now you can add cannabis to that list.

Cannabis enthusiasts who wish to buy their product through a giant corporation are in luck, as sellers on the site have seemingly decided to hawk their wares through the retail giant.

The listings don’t specify the cultivar, producer, or origin of the bud–although seller 713CBD purports to be a “Licensed Seller” in a listing title.

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