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Does cannabis make you mellow or manic? A new genetic test may explain why

About a year ago, the head of a cannabis company approached genetic technology expert John Lem with a problem; why did he have an adverse reaction from pot when everyone else who had smoked the same joint  seemed fine?

So Lem set out to find whether there was a genetic explanation for the different ways people react to THC, and that's how his Toronto-based company Lobo Genetics was born.

"Looking into the science, we came to the conclusion that there is actually a genetic basis for someone's reaction to THC," said Lem.

Fri
10
May

Synthetic cannabis use associated with greater risk of mental health issues per study

Adults who frequently consume illicitly-produced synthetic cannabinoid agonists (e.g., JWH-018) are significantly more likely to report experiencing mental health issues than are similarly matched controls who only use cannabis, according to data published in the journal Psychopharmacology.

Thu
09
May

Here’s a quick primer on when to use the terms ‘marijuana’, ‘cannabis’ and ‘hemp’

Is there really a difference? Everyone seems to be using the terms “cannabis” and “marijuana” interchangeably. And the word “hemp” is also rising in popularity. But does it matter which term you use?

According to Rod Kight, international hemp and cannabis business law attorney, it’s important to know the difference, especially if you’re talking in legal terms. But either way, it’s a good lesson for all of us.

Thu
09
May

How Jesse Williams is fighting to decriminalize marijuana

While Jesse Williams might be best known as Dr. Jackson Avery on the long-running series Grey’s Anatomy, he’s also become an active social justice activist over the past several years. That angle of social justice is how he viewed the opportunity to work with Spike Jonze on MedMen’s “The New Normal” advertisement, which documents the history of cannabis in America.

During a recent appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Williams expanded about some of the themes found in the video and he felt compelled to join the project.

Thu
09
May

Levi's found a way to make hemp feel like cotton, and it could have big implications for your wardrobe

Denim icon Levi Strauss & Co. debuted garments made from a soft hemp-cotton blend in March, and head of innovation Paul Dillinger said he expects 100% cottonized-hemp products in about five years.

Hemp uses significantly less water and chemicals than cotton during cultivation. Levi's has found a way to soften hemp using far less water than was previously used.

Dillinger said the long-term goal is to incorporate sustainable cotton blends by using fibers such as hemp into all of its products.

This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism.

Thu
09
May

Partnership meant to fill gaps on cannabis consumption risks and benefits with hard evidence

The Ontario Lung Association and its industry partner, Tetra Bio-Pharma, have joined forces to fund and promote medical research that the two partners believe should help resolve some of the major controversies over the possible lung health risks and benefits of using cannabis.

Thu
09
May

How universities are adapting cannabis curriculums

This past spring, ZipRecruiter’s CEO, Ian Siegel, revealed that cannabis is the fastest growing job category in the United States. With 445 percent year-over-year growth in job listings, cannabis is far outpacing tech and healthcare career growth (245 and 70 percent, respectively). Data released by Mordor Intelligence suggested that the country’s market value could reach $65 billion by 2023. Potential supporting evidence comes from cannabis staffing agency Vangst which reported a 690 percent jump in job listings since 2017.

Thu
09
May

CBD coming to a cookie jar near you: Report

Could CBD — the cannabis-based miracle elixir — be coming to a cookie jar near you?

According to the New York Daily News, Mondelez International — which own brands like Chips Ahoy, Oreo, and Cadbury chocolate — is considering adding the chemical found in hemp and marijuana to some products.

But Mondelez CEO Dirk Van de Put told CNBC not expect a little extra in your Oreo just yet.

“Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and play it the right way,” Van de Put said, adding that CBD may go against the company’s wholesome image.

However, CBD doesn’t make one high and is different than the buzz-inducing THC.

Thu
09
May

Everything you need to know about hempcrete houses

As you may have already heard, hemp is one of the world’s most sustainable and versatile materials.

But it’s not only a nutritious addition to your diet, great for skin, and able to be made into textiles. Part of the hemp plant can also be used to build what could be the world’s most eco-friendly housing solution, hempcrete structures.

Wed
08
May

Nanoemulsion: the hottest new trend in the cannabis beverages industry

Unlike BHO and THC distillates, nanoemulsion could help create THC or CBD infused beverages optimized for recreational drinking and pharmaceutical use.

With the recreational cannabis beverage industry on the rise, nanoemulsion-infused beverages are leading to the development of drinkable cannabis products that are both potent and fast acting.

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