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Mon
27
May

Study disputes earlier research suggesting cannabis elevates stroke

A May 2019 study suggests that cannabis use was not an independent ischemic risk factor, contradicting previous research.

Strokes cause approximately 1 out of every 20 deaths in the United States each year, claiming the life of one American every four minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Considering around 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes, which is the result of reduced blood flow to the brain, stroke prevention strategies should target medical and lifestyle risk factors.

Mon
27
May

Ethiopia’s cannabis potential valued at USD 10 billion

Hemp fabric could revolutionize Ethiopia’s textile

The African Regional Hemp & Cannabis Report, 2019 industry outlook, a study by New Frontier Data, a Washington based research institute, indicated that cannabis, which is a genus of flowering plants in the family of Cannabaceae, recognized for its use in medical or recreational purposes, potential in Ethiopia has a market potential of USD 9.8 billion, standing second in the continent only following Nigeria’s USD 15.3 billion industry.

Fri
24
May

One in five roadside marijuana tests may be inaccurate, study claims

While legislation regarding medical and recreational cannabis use may have been relaxed in numerous countries over recent years, driving while stoned remains a criminal offense everywhere, and for good reason. However, enforcing this common-sense law is not as easy as it might sound, with new research indicating that roadside tests for marijuana are wildly inaccurate.

Fri
24
May

Facebook is finally getting sued for targeting cannabis businesses

It’s poetic justice at last as Facebook finally gets sued over their unrelenting anti-cannabis policies.

Even though representatives from the social media network recently said they would update their cannabis polices to be more fair and inclusive, they continue to delete accounts that sell or discuss cannabis. Now, their inconsistencies have come around full circle as Facebook gets sued by a small, cannabis business owner.

Fri
24
May

UFC will study effects of CBD on athletes

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced a multi-year partnership with Canadian cannabis company Aurora to test CBD products on the performance of UFC athlete participants, in pursuit of advancing science to better support the health and wellness of competitors in one of the most physically testing sports on the planet.

Thu
23
May

Tripping on the high road: Cannabis & psychedelics

Research on recreational drugs tends to be limited and biased due to prohibitions and stigma, not to mention ethical concerns about giving people drugs in an experimental setting. Despite these obstacles, when it comes to most psychoactive drugs, we have a robust, growing corpora of research.

But the landscape becomes far more barren when it comes to psychedelics, namely magic mushrooms and lysergic acid (LSD). Unlike many drugs that lend themselves to habitual use, psychedelic usage tends to present as a trip — a jaunt away from one’s usual perceptual framework that happen more out of occasional perceptual wanderlust than as a standard accompaniment to a party, a movie or the end of the work day.

Thu
23
May

Cannabis growth: introducing the first new THC free strain

The Spanish company, Hemp Trading, specialised in the international distribution of products for cannabis growth, has developed the first cannabis strain THC free with high medicinal potential.

Hemp Trading, together with the Spanish University Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (UPV), have developed the first cannabis strain THC free with high medicinal potential. The new strain, the only one in the cannabis market, is totally legal as it is free of psychoactive components and stands out for its big therapeutic potential in the treatment of illness as Crohn’s disease, colon cancer, glaucoma, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, among others.

Thu
23
May

How technology is helping to put the green in the green rush

In the seven months since the Trudeau government legalized recreational marijuana use, licensed producers across the country have been locked in a frenetic race to grow mass quantities of cannabis for the new market.

But amid the rush for scale, questions of sustainability have often taken a back seat.

According to EQ Research LLC, a U.S.-based clean-energy consulting firm, cannabis facilities can need up to 150 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year per square foot. Such input is on par with data centres, which are themselves 50 to 200 times more energy-intensive than a typical office building.

Thu
23
May

UW study looking at how marijuana impacts infants’ brain development

It’s safe to say that most baby books don’t tell pregnant women to sign up for marijuana studies, but the University of Washington is nonetheless recruiting.

The study is looking at whether prenatal marijuana use impacts infants’ brain development, outside of the influence of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Called the “Moms + Marijuana” study, the pregnant women will have their marijuana use tracked from the first trimester and until six months in to see if their infants’ brain are altered in any way.

Thu
23
May

Canopy Growth acquires established skincare and well-being company this works

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Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) (the “Company” or “Canopy Growth”) has finalized an all-cash transaction to acquire This Works for a purchase price of £43 million (CDN $73.8 million). Founded in 2004, This Works has cemented itself as a global leader in natural skincare and sleep solutions with a devout customer base spanning 35 countries.

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