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Wed
04
Apr

Infusion of Biotechnology into cannabis market leads to booming growth

The tremendous growth of the licensed cannabis market has naturally led to an increase in research in this area. A number of specialist biotech companies have emerged, creating innovative cannabinoid applications. 

Tue
03
Apr

Canada: Micro-security for micro-processors

When the federal government unveiled its proposed cannabis regulations on March 19, an animated public dialogue followed.

Industry stakeholders, commentators and others debated the merits of the proposed labelling and packaging regulations, which many people see as too restrictive.

In all the commotion, another proposed regulation garnered little attention.

The proposal, which was released after a two-month consultation period, outlines how Ottawa intends to regulate small-scale cultivators and processors. The plan is now receiving a lukewarm response from big and small producers.

Mon
02
Apr

Cannabis in clean technology - A new renewable energy

The global push towards utilizing a greater amount of sustainable resources in an effort to reduce our dependence on polluting energy sources such as fossil fuels has led to an increasing amount of research devoted on alternative energy sources.

Commonly known alternative energy sources include solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass energy.

Plants possess a number of biomass components that have been transformed into currently used fuel sources.

Additionally, plants also possess a wide variety of phytochemicals that are shown to successfully mimic liquid fuels and therefore potentially substitute petrochemicals.

One plant of interest for similar alternative fuel purposes is Cannabis sativa L., which is more commonly referred to as hemp.

Wed
28
Mar

Strainprint™ Technologies Ltd. ("Strainprint") Launches its Strainprint Analytics Business

Strainprint, the leader in cannabis data collection and strain efficacy reporting, is thrilled to announce the launch of Strainprint Analytics, a powerful web-based data platform for visually mining the world's largest data set on strain efficacy and real-time patient use. On March 27, Strainprint gathered with key Members of Parliament, Health Canada and cannabis industry leaders at the Rideau Club in Ottawa for the launch of Strainprint Analytics to demonstrate Strainprint's ability to support public policy for both medical and recreational cannabis use across North America, based on factual data and analytics.  

Wed
28
Mar

Legal status of cryptocurrencies and medical marijuana and how they overlap

Cryptocurrencies, over the past few years – have risen to prominence in the world of finance and technology.

This FinTech revolution has now become mainstream, especially with 2017 being a landmark, breakout year for cryptocurrencies.

In a year where names such as Ripple and Ethereum boomed by 36,000% and 9,000% respectively, a larger number of people are now aware about cryptocurrencies than ever before. However, this has forced many governments around the world to regulate them.

Wed
28
Mar

Data points to the growth in value of the legal cannabis market

According to data published by Energias Market Research, the global medical cannabis market is anticipated to grow significantly from USD 8.28 billion in 2017 to USD 28.07 billion by 2024 and at a CAGR of 19.1% over the forecast period.

Factors driving the growth of the legal cannabis industry include mounting recognition of medical benefits, growing demand for cannabis in the treatment of various diseases, and increasing number of research and development activities. In the U.S, there are 28 states that have approved the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

Tue
27
Mar

A convention of cannabis minds at the CannaTech conference

The CannaTech Conference was just held March 18-21, 2018, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The conference was about as comprehensive as a medical cannabis conference could be.

The most significant global industry leaders were there, and thought leaders led workshops in the fields of research and science, medicine, finance, technology innovation, agriculture and government policy--all with a singular focus on medical cannabis.

The event was an amazing showcase into the groundbreaking and very significant contributions in all of these fields.

Tue
27
Mar

How cannabis tech can help build a better cup of coffee

In the hills near Santa Barbara, something funky is growing. No, it’s not the newest strain of bubba kush. It’s coffee, sprouting farther north than it should be. Coffee belongs in the tropics—it doesn't like cold snaps. But here at Frinj Coffee, a special variety called geisha flourishes.

And it’s about to get a whole lot more special—thanks, actually, to cannabis. Front Range Biosciences, which produces marijuana plants free of viruses and bacteria, is branching out into other crops like coffee, today announcing it would provide Frinj more than 3 million plants (technically known as “rooted cuttings”) over the next four years.

Mon
26
Mar

Aurora Cannabis increases stake in Hempco to 35%

Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora") (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) and Hempco Food and Fiber Inc ("Hempco") (TSX-V: HEMP) announced today that Aurora has exercised 10,558,676 warrants to purchase common shares of Hempco for total proceeds of $4.3 million to Hempco.

Consequent the warrant exercise, Aurora now owns 21,117,352 Hempco common shares, reflecting an ownership interest of approximately 35%.

"With this further investment by Aurora we are now very well capitalized to accelerate our various strategic initiatives to drive growth at Hempco," said Diane Jang, CEO of Hempco.

Fri
23
Mar

THCA and CBDA crystalline: Cannabinoids at their purest

Purity and potency are driving forces in the cannabis concentrates market. Chemists and engineers conducting research and development in this field have been hard at work creating concoctions that consistently push the boundaries of what can be done with cannabis extractions and isolations.

One question more curious extract consumers ask is this: Can pure cannabinoids be isolated and packaged for consumption? Yes, they can. Extractors are now delivering a crystal-like isolate product composed of THCA and CBDA that is often referred to as “crystalline.”

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