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Jul

Australian study shows that even low CBD extracts can treat epileptic seizures

It’s been widely believed that CBD is the compound in cannabis with medicinal value, but a new study out of Australia shows that THC shouldn’t be discounted in medical use either, wrirtes Jericho Knopp.

The study, out of the University of Sydney, looked at parents who turned to medicinal cannabis to treat epileptic seizures in their children, many of who were getting their drugs through the black market.

Thu
19
Jul

Step into the first virtual reality cannabis dispensary

Toronto's Weed VR launches technology that will allow consumers to virtually touch and smell weed products online – getting a real high from the experience is still unfortunately out of reach.

For anyone who has ever been intimidated about walking into a shop to buy some bud, you may never have to – at least not physically.  Weed VR, a virtual reality dispensary for cannabis, is expected to drop before legalization in October. 

Thu
19
Jul

3 Companies harnessing the power of CBD

Although many investors are highly focused on companies that cultivate marijuana, the CBD opportunity is significant and seems to be flying under the radar.

Today, we highlighted 3 companies that are focused on the burgeoning CBD opportunity. We think the CBD market is barely in the first inning of a major growth cycle and investors need to keep an eye on this emerging market.

Wed
18
Jul

Is new cannabis technology the road to an IPO?

For every cannabis company gone public recently, there are still those waiting in the wings for the perfect moment for their own IPO. Some companies use new cannabis technology on the road to their IPO.

Segra International Corp. is one of those companies. Their market expertise is tissue culture technology. Long a standard of industrial-scale agriculture, Segra is bringing this cannabis technology to the marijuana industry.

Tue
17
Jul

California college paying people to smoke cannabis and virtually drive for study

If you have a history of consuming cannabis, there’s still spots available to get paid to drive high.

In an effort to better understand the ways cannabis use impacts traffic safety, UC San Diego is conducting a virtual driving study that tests how driving high impacts the ability to respond to common challenges on the roadway.

he study, the largest of its kind to date, is being conducted by the college’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research. And to make sure they’re attracting the right candidates, researchers are paying people to smoke weed for the study.

Mon
16
Jul

Aurora Cannabis selects Shopify to power global eCommerce platform

Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with Shopify Inc. ("Shopify"), one of the world's leading multi-channel, online commerce companies, to leverage the Shopify platform as Aurora's ecommerce engine for medical and recreational cannabis distribution globally.

Working closely with Aurora Cannabis' industry-leading software engineering team, Shopify will assist in transitioning Aurora's current ecommerce site to a new, Shopify-developed platform, improving the customer experience for Aurora's current medical and future adult consumer use customers. One of the key benefits of the Shopify platform is its rapid and seamless scalability as Aurora executes on its domestic and international expansion strategy.

Mon
16
Jul

Eaze CEO: 'No doubt' Amazon will sell weed

It won’t be on sale this Prime Day, but one day the CEO of cannabis delivery company Eaze thinks Amazon will be in the weed business.

“I think there’s no doubt that eventually Amazon will get into this business. The question is, is that five years, 10 years, or 20 years,” says Eaze CEO Jim Patterson. “I think it will be a bit longer for them … until there’s much more clarity at the federal level.”

With laws changing around the country, legal sales of marijuana are expected to more than double in the next five years. Venture capital has taken notice with a reported $700 million worth of investments. Eaze is one of the most highly funded cannabis startups, delivering products in major cities across California.

Fri
13
Jul

They worked at Apple, Amazon and Lyft. Now they're working to bring you cannabis

For much of her career, Natasha Pecor followed a path well-worn by tech workers. She built her reputation with her first employer in the industry, earning the title head of platform at Yelp. Then she jumped to one of the giants, Amazon, where she worked as a product manager.

Most recently she parlayed that experience into a leadership role at a smaller start-up — a common move among techies willing to take a risk for a new challenge and perhaps a big payday.

But this start-up wasn’t exactly a tech company.

Pecor was living in Seattle when the state of Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana. “I saw this huge shift,” she said. “I never thought it would happen in my lifetime, and I knew I just wouldn’t forgive myself if I wasn’t part of it.”

Fri
13
Jul

3 Marijuana stocks with strong ties to California

This has been a year of big changes for the marijuana industry. Namely, our neighbor to the north passed bill C-45 on June 19, which also is known as the Cannabis Act. It will allow Canada to become the first industrialized nation in the world and second, overall, to legalize recreational marijuana for adults.

Thu
12
Jul

Top 5 Pax 3 Vaporizer Hacks

If you’ve just invested in a Pax 3 vaporizer, or if you’re thinking of buying one, you’ll want to maximize your vaping experience. While you’re sure to get some impressive vapor and flavor production however you use the Pax 3 vaporizer, you can improve your vape even more if you take a few simple steps. That’s why we’re bringing you the top five hacks to make sure you get the most out of your new device so that you can really enjoy your vape to the max!

The Pax 3 vaporizer is the latest addition to the Pax collection, following on from the incredibly popular Pax 2 vaporizer. Let’s get hacking!

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