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Thu
23
Jan

How did the University of Mississippi become the sole supplier of cannabis for FDA trials?

National Institute of Health (NIH) spends an estimated $150 million per year on marijuana research. All of which is sourced from one farm at the University of Mississippi.

Thu
23
Jan

New Zealand Overturning Cannabis Vaporizer Ban

New Zealand appears to be on the brink of relegalizing cannabis vaporizers after passing a ban against the devices.

According to a report published Tuesday on MJBizDaily.com, New Zealand plans to overturn its law banning such products. This development dovetails with the country's legalization of medical cannabis, which is set to take effect in April.

Citing part of the law the ban falls under, an unnamed Health Ministry spokesperson said the nation's "cabinet has agreed to replace the Misuse of Drugs Utensils Notice with a notice that enables the import of vaporizers that have been approved as medical devices by an overseas regulator."

Wed
22
Jan

Genetically Modified Cannabis: Is it Safe?

Genetically modified agriculture crops are widespread, especially in North America. It is estimated that as much as 70% of food products in stores contain at least one ingredient that was derived from a genetically modified crop.

Wed
22
Jan

Why this will be the decade of CBD

Think we’ve achieved some saturation point for all things cannabidiol (CBD)? Think again. The hemp-based CBD extract market will become a $2.25 to $2.75 billion industry in 2020, according to Nielsen projections. In five years, they expect those figures to more than double. The company predicts CBD will become a $6 billion industry by 2025, when CBD-infused food and beverages become more widely available.

Their 2020 projection, says Rich Maturo, vice president of cannabis practice at Nielsen, skews toward a conservative estimate. The company accounted for possible headwinds from any Food and Drug Administration regulations or other roadblocks that might comes this year.

Wed
22
Jan

Cannabis House at Davos 2020 to tackle climate change, sustainability, healthcare

In a show of the growing acceptance of the pot industry, the World Economic Forum in Davos will host the Cannabis House for the second year in a row this week.

Top cannabis industry executives will flock to the small Swiss town for a two-day conference at the Cannabis House hosted by CannTech.

Discussions will aim to highlight “the economic role of cannabis in the future of healthcare, international trade, investment, and environmental and resource security, with the goal of creating a fair and viable cannabis-related industry globally.”

Wed
22
Jan

Law Enforcement Struggles To Differentiate Weed From Hemp: This 50-Year-Old Technology Might Be The Solution

The hemp industry got a major boost from the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill a year ago.

Almost overnight, hemp was no longer considered a controlled substance, as long as plant material contained less than 0.3 percent dry weight tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main psychotropic compound in cannabis.

Since the bill was passed, 34 states have made it legal for farmers to grow hemp, and about 16,000 farmers have been licensed to grow the crop. Industry experts forecast the U.S. hemp market to generate more than $25 billion in sales by 2025.

Tue
21
Jan

Economic innovation in the Maltese medical cannabis industry

Dr Joseph Muscat, former-Prime Minister of Malta, gave the keynote address at the Medical Cannabis World Forum in November 2019, which MCN attended as a media partner.

The Medical Cannabis World Forum was held in Malta from 19-21 November 2019; and Medical Cannabis Network was in attendance as a media partner of the Forum.

Tue
21
Jan

Washington State Lawmakers Propose Bill That Would Limit THC in Certain Products

A bill proposed last week by a group of Washington lawmakers would limit the THC content of all non-medical cannabis sold in the state to 10 percent. 

The legislation, co-sponsored by 22 Democrats in the state House, cited “health professionals and researchers [who] continue to find an association between the use of high potency marijuana and the occurrence of psychotic disorders.”

Tue
21
Jan

CBG May Be A Leading Defense Against Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Preliminary research suggests that cannabigerol (CBG) may be the best cannabinoid to utilize in the fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs like MRSA.

Microbiologists from Hamilton, Ontario’s McMaster University compared CBG against THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) to see which compound was most capable of killing bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). As it turns out, CBG won by a landslide.

Mon
20
Jan

Hemp Batteries are Reportedly Stronger Than Graphene

It’s a well-known fact that hemp is an incredibly versatile plant, one that can be smoked, eaten, and processed into a seemingly endless number of different products ranging from topicals to plastic.

Topping the list of innovative new hemp creations is a high-performance energy storage device which scientists say can perform better than graphene and lithium. So essentially, hemp batteries. According to the research team, this technology can be used to power electric cars, power tools, and many other items.

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