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Fri
05
Oct

Integrated cannabis makes an entry into Canada through a significant LP, GTEC

Last month, we issued an update on Integrated Cannabis Company, Inc. (ICAN.CN) (ICNAF) and we have been closely monitoring the company following the recent developments.

ICAN has attractive leverage to the smokeless product market and offers a novel line of health care and life-enhancement nutraceutical sprays for pain relief, awareness, sleep, libido, energy, and recovery.

Fri
05
Oct

Biotech company raises $10 million for cannabis research project

Front Range Biosciences has plans for a large-scale cannabis research project. And now, they have the funding to do so.

Front Range Biosciences, an agricultural biotech company based in Lafayette, Colorado, has raised $10 million to finance a cannabis and hemp research and development program. The investments constitute the largest round of fundraising by a U.S. cannabis biotech company to date, according to a release from the company.

High Tech Propagation

Dr. Jonathan Vaught, the CEO and co-founder of Front Range Biosciences (FRB), said that the company will use the cash to expand its tissue culture propagation operations to provide growers with high-quality, healthy plants.

Wed
03
Oct

Some U.S. scientists and politicians are baffled by the Federal Government’s latest actions on medical cannabis

Conflicting signals from Washington, regarding the federal government’s approach to medical marijuana, has both politicians and researchers in the U.S. expressing frustration over how lawmakers on Capitol Hill are handling the issue.

Last month the House Judiciary Committee approved the Medical Cannabis Research Act. The measure, sponsored by Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz, would “increase the number of manufacturers registered under the Controlled Substances Act to manufacture cannabis for legitimate research purposes.” It would also let Veterans Affairs health care providers make recommendations to veterans when it comes to taking part in federally-approved cannabis clinical trials, “and for other purposes.”

Tue
02
Oct

Canada: One of the largest tech-company launchers in the country is a relatively unknown entity

Montreal's Centech is home to technopreneurs from 26 universities in 11 countries across varied disciplines.

Richard Chénier is sometimes taken aback by the number of applicants at Centech. “I don’t know why they choose us because we don’t do promotions,” says the director-general of the Montreal-based incubator and accelerator.

The fact that word of mouth is enough to fill their ranks is a clear testament to Centech’s success. Established in 1996, it is in fact one of the oldest incubator/accelerators in the country. Over those 20-plus years it has grown to become one of the largest tech company launchers in the country and has been ranked among the top 10 accelerators in the world according to University Business Incubator.

Tue
02
Oct

'Weedcraft Inc.' asks you to make sense of a thousand different marijuana laws

Here's a strange scenario from the rapidly changing world of federal and state marijuana legalization. Let's say you're running a completely-- on the state level--legal marijuana business in California. Or, by a similar token, you've purchased some completely--on the state level--marijuana in Oregon.

It's still illegal to bring your legal marijuana from Oregon--where the product is legal--to California--where the product is also legal. That's because crossing state lines falls under the purview of the federal government, for which marijuana remains firmly illegal

Tue
02
Oct

2 Marijuana biotechs to watch

On Sept. 27, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) made official a long-awaited decision on a cannabidiol (CBD)-based drug. GW Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:GWPH) drug Epidiolex was reclassified from Schedule 1 to Schedule 5.

According to the DEA, Schedule I drugs are highly addictive and have zero medical benefits, such as heroin and cocaine. Clearly marijuana and hemp do not fit this definition; however, because both are still classified as Schedule 1 substances, Epidiolex had to receive the same scheduling when it became the first cannabis-based drug to be approved the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in June.

Mon
01
Oct

Elon Musk sued over 420 tweet which caused Tesla stock’s to tank

The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Elon Musk for sending out a tweet which not only got the world wondering whether he smokes weed, but led to chaos among his investors.

The latest Elon Musk controversy might be his most serious one yet. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on September 27 that the Tesla CEO will appear in court over the infamous 420 tweet that he sent out earlier last month.

Fri
28
Sep

Clearing the smoke: 5 interesting findings from a deep dive into cannabis studies

Despite being consumed by humans for thousands of years, cannabis remains a somewhat mysterious plant. The same joint that may ease one person into a soothing state of euphoria could jolt another into a hellish panic attack.

Complicating matters is the plant’s outlaw status. It remains federally illegal in the United States, deemed a Schedule 1 substance in the same category as heroin, requiring special permission from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to use in studies.

Despite the U.S. federal government’s strict stance, several American states have gone rogue and permitted recreational use, and even more states are considering it.

Fri
28
Sep

As cannabis market heats up, local scientists race to build ‘weed biofactories’

Scientists are hustling on behalf of the weed industry to find new ways to produce the most valuable compounds in marijuana, ditching greenhouses in favor of big steel vats of yeast that can ‘brew’ cannabis like Budweiser brews beer.

The science, once brought to market, would be a goldmine for those who perfect it, giving two separate industries — pharma and legal weed — stable, potent, and cheap sources of the ingredients they need.

Thu
27
Sep

Ohio’s Hocking College to offer cannabis lab technician major

The cannabis lab technician major will include hands-on lab training and courses on the industry’s broader history.

Students enrolled at Hocking College in southeast Ohio will soon have the opportunity to pursue a new major.

This week, the small college of just under 3,500 students received final approval from the Higher Learning Commission to launch a new degree program in biomedical sciences. The major will prepare students for careers as cannabis lab technicians. And that’s good news for students looking for employment after they graduate; the medical and adult-use cannabis industry is definitely hiring.

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