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Sun
17
Feb

Florida lawmaker proposes creating a state hemp program

With officials seeing a potentially lucrative industry, Senate Agriculture Chairman Ben Albritton, R-Wauchula, is proposing creation of a state hemp program.
Albritton on Thursday filed a bill that would set up the program under the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The bill came after Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried last week named Holly Bell as the state’s first director of cannabis, a position that is expected to focus on building a hemp industry.
The bill also comes as agriculture officials say hemp production could help farmers and timber owners in Northwest Florida who sustained heavy damage in Hurricane Michael.

Fri
15
Feb

Potency of commercially marketed CBD products questioned

Independent testing reveals that many commercially marketed CBD-infused products contain lower percentages of cannabidiol than are advertised on the products’ label, according to an investigation conducted by NBC News in Miami.

Investigators submitted 35 commercially available products for third-party independent lab testing. “Of the 35 samples … tested, 20 of them had less than half of the amounts of CBD advertised on the label,” NBC reported. Some samples, such as a package of infused gummies claiming to contain 1,000 mg of CBD, contained no cannabidiol.

Thu
14
Feb

What the heck is nebulizing? And is it the next big thing for consuming cannabis?

Anyone who knows someone with severe asthma might recognize a nebulizing machine. If not, the device is likely a complete mystery.

Thu
14
Feb

Parkinson’s Foundation will gather experts to study cannabis as disease therapy

These days, people with Parkinson’s disease tend to ask their doctors more questions about cannabis than any other subject; yet, few physicians have adequate answers for them.

So says a new survey announced by the Parkinson’s Foundation, which plans a conference on that subject next month in Denver.

The March 6-7 meeting will bring together about 40 top scientists, clinicians, physicians and marijuana industry executives, said James Beck, MD, the foundation’s chief scientific officer.

Thu
14
Feb

OPINION: Any cannabis in that natural health product?

With all of the talk about cannabis these days, it’s not surprising that many people have questions about what type of cannabis products are, in fact, legal in Canada.

Consider, for example, natural health products (NHPs). Do these products contain cannabis? Can they contain cannabis? What are they being used for? And what claims are NHPs making?

With all those questions, the average Canadian may be a bit confused about what cannabis products are available and how the associated regulatory framework was determined.

Wed
13
Feb

Is FDA behind the latest CBD crackdown?

There is local and state level crackdown presently underway on the popular cannabis extract cannabidiol—commonly known as CBD—because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants all food products containing this substance to go through the federal approval process before it is sold to the public. Maine, Ohio and New York City have all imposed bans on CBD, citing the FDA’s vague rules. Other states, including North Carolina, have also joined in. It remains uncertain just how far this backlash will go before it is all said and done, and the FDA isn’t helping much to provide clarity.

Wed
13
Feb

Kurvana capitalizes on vape pen trends

The vape pen category has shown enormous growth in the cannabis industry, but not all vapes are created equal. Consumers are also beginning to show a preference in their purchasing habits when it comes to vapes as well. Kurvana has kept an eye on these trends and has managed to make a product to satisfy multiple consumers.

Wed
13
Feb

Identifying the ideal harvest window for big beautiful buds

When it comes to flowering cannabis plants, the best part of being a grower is during this stage. The anticipation of watching your babies grow into mature ladies, packed with dense buds, oozing resin, and stinking up your grow room. Knowing when to harvest your plants can be the difference in the amount of resin, trichome ripeness, calyx development, and overall psychoactive experience. Below better explains the harvest window and knowing when’s the perfect time to pull down your plants.

Tue
12
Feb

Roots more than doubles cannabis yields

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Limited (ASX:ROO) emerged from a trading halt on Friday with the results of its Root Zone Temperature Optimisation (RZTO) heating pilot on cannabis and news that it has secured $1.62 million in financing to commercialise RTZO opportunities.

Roots’ patented RZTO technology was used to heat the roots of multiple cannabis strains in a world first open field pilot in Washington State in heavy frost conditions during October and November last year.

The RZTO heating system was used on eight cannabis strains in collaboration with American Farms Consulting and its clientele of licensed cannabis producers.

Tue
12
Feb

Premier Health expanding into cannabis clinics

The acquisition of Cloud Practice means Premier Health Group—which is focused on developing approaches combining human skill-based expertise with emerging technologies for the healthcare industry—has formally entered into the cannabis clinic space as part of its expansion plans.​

The recent acquisition provides “an underlying platform to help empower and streamline patient-doctor interaction,” says Premier’s CEO Dr. Essam Hamza, who notes that the company is “currently working on a partnership model to hard code the decision-making process into the Electronic Medical Records (EMR).”

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