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Mon
11
Feb

New line of advanced skincare aimed at addressing acne, eczema, itch and rash revealed

Abacus Health Products, Inc. has launched an advanced skincare line within its CBDMEDIC family of products—which targets the consumer market—to help treat acne, eczema, and itch and rash.​

Including ointments, creams and facial cleansers, the four topical products use U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “monograph active pharmaceutical ingredients, cannabinoids and [is] formulated with natural and organic ingredients,” notes a statement from Abacus.

Fri
08
Feb

Lifestyle Delivery Systems kicks offs cannabis plant genetic development at Core Isogenics Inc.

B.C.-based Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Core Isogenics Inc., has begun nursery operations in cannabis plant genetic development at its environmentally controlled facility in Adelanto, Calif.

“The goal is to control all aspects of plant genetics with consistent and repeatable cannabinoid, terpene and flavonoid profile compositions,” notes a press release from Lifestyle Delivery Systems, which licenses its technology to a state-of-the-art production and packaging facility in Southern California.

Fri
08
Feb

Getting in the mood: How pot could change depression and anxiety treatment

Even the world’s most seasoned tokers have experienced the overwhelming and frightening feeling of THC-induced anxiety. We’ve all taken a hit (or consumed an edible) too many, inadvertently thrusting our stoned minds into a vortex of bleak thoughts, or even raising unsubstantiated questions like why is everyone looking at me right now?

Thus, while cannabis has been proven to be beneficial for a wide range of medical conditions, one might assume that it doesn’t offer much relief for mood-related disorders like depression and anxiety.

Fri
08
Feb

Humble beginnings for Ample Organics

In 2012, John Prentice was job-hunting from the couch of his girlfriend’s apartment when he noticed an opportunity. That opportunity would put in motion Prentice working with Peace Naturals on filing to become a licensed producer (LP) under the then Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation.

Thu
07
Feb

The future of big data in cannabis

People often want to look to hard data to solve the most difficult issues in society. That seems preferable to taking best guesses at predicting the future.

With the legalization of recreational cannabis this past October, the world is looking to Canada for best practices and lessons learned, with regard to recreational and to the country’s longer experience to date with medical cannabis patients.

As the industry continues to evolve, big data is ever more critical in the process to best understand every step of the journey.

Thu
07
Feb

Shoppers want Amazon-brand prescription drugs, medical marijuana and cryptocurrency

Consumers can buy almost anything on Amazon.com Inc., but they would like to be able to purchase more, including prescription drugs, medical marijuana and cryptocurrency, according to an Investing.com study.

Investing.com polled about 1,000 Amazon AMZN, -0.81%   shoppers, both Prime members and non-Prime members. Of the 1,013 respondents to a question asking which products and services they would feel comfortable purchasing beneath an “Amazon” brand, 36.7% said prescription drugs, 29.5% said medical marijuana, 16% said virtual doctor visits and 12.7% were OK with cryptocurrencies.

Thu
07
Feb

Medical marijuana recalled for seventh time as pressure mounts

Almost nine pounds of medical marijuana and infused products are being recalled from a Vassar store in Michigan’s seventh recall so far this year.

Seven strains of marijuana as well as edibles and concentrates sold at Elite Wellness Vassar from November 2018 to Feb. 1 contained too much chemical residue to pass lab testing, according to the the state’s Bureau of Marijuana Regulation.

The Wednesday, Feb. 6, recall is the sixth instance of marijuana grown by caregivers and sold untested to patients that has now been tested and has failed since Jan. 1. In total, 60 pounds of marijuana and related products have been recalled from licensed provisioning centers across the state.

Thu
07
Feb

New Zealand company Cannasouth secures new licenses to import, cultivate and research medicinal cannabis

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has granted new licenses to allow Waikato medicinal cannabis company Cannasouth to import and cultivate a wide range of cannabis cultivars for research purposes. 

These licenses are in addition to Cannasouth’s other MOH-approved license to possess controlled drugs, which allows the company to extract, process, and manufacture cannabis products for scientific research. One of the new licenses allows Cannasouth to import an approved pharmaceutical ingredient (API) from the Netherlands - dried cannabis flower - for research purposes.

Thu
07
Feb

Aleafia Health’s first product data science fellow to lead acceleration of research efforts

Dr. Graham Merry, Aleafia Health Inc.’s first-ever product data science fellow, will lead the company’s ongoing medical cannabis research efforts into the development of evidence-based, proprietary treatment methods and products for chronic illnesses.

Leveraging Aleafia Health’s proprietary, 10 million-point medical cannabis patient dataset, Dr. Merry will guide medical cannabis research into chronic illnesses such as pain, insomnia, anxiety and eating disorders, notes a statement from the company.

Wed
06
Feb

Pot without plants is the goal of new cannabis fermentation venture

A US$255 million deal to convert sugar into cannabis-chemicals is opening the door to an era of pot without plants.

Amyris Inc. already works with genetically modified yeast that excrete designer molecules to make sweeteners and skin-care products. Now it plans to use that fermentation technology to convert sugarcane syrup into the active ingredients found in marijuana, the California-based company said in a statement Tuesday. Those ingredients can be used in consumer products ranging from beverages to skin creams and deodorant.

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