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Tue
06
Oct

Is Low-THC Cannabis Possibly The Next Big Trend in Cannabis?

For many decades THC was the most popular and well-known cannabinoid.

That has changed in recent years to some extent.

THC is still very popular, however, other cannabinoids have seen their popularity increase recently, with CBD seeing the most dramatic increase in popularity and awareness.

Google search trends show that CBD is queried more often than THC, and that has been the case for a few years now.

Interest in CBD is clearly on the rise, but what about actual use? 

Will CBD products, often referred to as ‘low-THC’ products, ever eclipse THC in terms of actual popularity among consumers and patients?

Tue
06
Oct

Cannabidiol May Finally Be a Breakthrough for COVID-19

With the lockdown restrictions easing, COVID-19 remains a very serious health threat worldwide. Dozens of coronavirus vaccines are in development across the world in combined global effort with high hopes to bring one to the market in record time to ease the global crisis.

One interesting candidate is cannabidiol or CBD. Recent research shows it may help fight COVID-19.

Tue
06
Oct

The Evolution of Low-THC Cannabis

Despite the recent success of low-THC cannabis flowers, there are still many skeptics of the smokable hemp “fad.” Many of these critics fail to distinguish between industrial-grade and premium high-CBD smokable hemp. Examined closely, there is a world of difference in flower quality between these two hemp variants.

Put bluntly, industrial hemp is grown for mass not quality. Therefore farmers produce industrial hemp for…well, industrial purposes. From plastic and paper to concrete and car fuel, hemp has many uses across various sectors. So understandably industrial farmers are most concerned with producing plants that yield the highest quantity of hemp imaginable for those purposes.

Mon
05
Oct

The race for artificial cannabinoids heats up

The fake cannabinoids are coming. And, like the artificial meat popping up on fast-food menus and grocery shelves across the country, they could disrupt multiple industries.

As CBD has become more popular, a growing number of companies are scaling up efforts to produce lesser-known cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN. Although the compounds can come from the plant itself, some biotech firms are finding it’s cheaper to engineer them synthetically.

Now, the race is on to improve production and bring down costs as demand grows for cannabis-derived treatments for sleep, pain relief, relaxation and more. That could open new opportunities for consumer goods and pharmaceuticals.

Mon
05
Oct

5 Tips For Making Strain-Specific Edibles At Home

Love strain-specific edibles but have a hard time finding them? You are not alone! As people learn more about the variety present in cannabis’ many strains, many find that only some of these options give them the effects they are looking for. For those strain-sensitive patients who prefer edibles, this can present a challenge. It’s not always easy to find the strains you need locally, but it can be almost impossible to find them in edibles. Since most edible companies leave the strain a mystery (or mix many strains together) it is hard to find specific strains when you need them.

Mon
05
Oct

Ohio recalls medical marijuana chocolates sold at 8 dispensaries

Ohio medical marijuana regulators have issued a mandatory recall on marijuana-infused chocolate products after they found higher than allowed levels of heavy metal cadmium. 

The Encore Edibles (dark chocolate indica) from Canton processor Mother Grows Best didn't pass all the required tests before being sold at eight dispensaries across the state, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced in a Thursday recall message. The products were sold between Aug. 17 and Oct. 1. 

The Ohio Department of Commerce did not say Friday how the issue was identified but has launched an investigation that includes testing product samples. Ohio medical marijuana products must undergo a battery of tests for contaminants including heavy metals before sale.

Fri
02
Oct

Tilray Posts Positive Clinical Trial Results For Cancer Patients

These encouraging results indicate medicinal cannabis can help improve quality of life for chemotherapy patients.

Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) announced that Australian researchers have published preliminary results finding that one of the company’s GMP-produced products is showing promise reducing nausea and vomiting for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in a clinical trial.

Fri
02
Oct

High Fashion Hemp

Wearing hemp clothing is no longer a fringe, hippie fashion statement. In fact, big brands and high end boutiques alike are embracing the sustainable material.

Fri
02
Oct

Canopy to bring cannabis beverages to the U.S. next year

Canopy Growth Corp., the cannabis company that attracted Corona beer producer Constellation Brands Inc. as an investor, is moving to bring cannabis beverages to the U.S. in 2021.

The drinks will contain THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, in dosage amounts designed to keep people buzzed and social in a similar way to beer, cocktails or wine.

“Just as hard seltzer disrupted beer by providing a lighter, low calorie alternative, we believe cannabis beverages will be an attractive option for what have traditionally been alcohol-driven occasions and mood states,” said David Klein, Canopy’s chief executive officer, in an email exchange with Bloomberg News.

Fri
02
Oct

Why Is Twitter Flagging Searches for Marijuana (And Not Alcohol or Tobacco)?

Twitter has started to work with the federal government to flag searches on the social media platform that include the word “marijuana” and provide users with a message offering substance abuse resources.

The message is coming from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). If you enter :”marijuana” on the Twitter search page, you get this message under the headline “Help is available”:  “If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, you are not alone. Our partner SAMHSA 1-800-662-4357 can help.

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