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Sep

Canada: Organigram invests in firm that can produce cannabis' active ingredients in lab

The parent company of marijuana producer Organigram Inc. has closed a $10-million investment deal with Hyasynth Biologicals, boosting its access to biotechnology that can produce cannabis' active chemical ingredients in a lab without needing a costly grow-op.

Organigram says Hyasynth's proprietary technology can produce active ingredients that occur naturally in the cannabis plant, called phytocannabinoids, using genetically engineered strains of yeast in a technique known as biofermentation. The Montreal-based biotech's enzymes and yeast strains have enabled them to produce cannabinoids such as cannabidiol, known as CBD, which can be used for cannabis-based products such as beverages or pharmaceutical products.

Fri
14
Sep

The first medicinal cannabis kitchen of its kind in the United States will debut in Arizona

The Mint Dispensary, operator of one of the largest medicinal cannabis dispensaries in the United States, is launching the country’s first full-service cannabis kitchen in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday, Oct. 5.

Patients seeking relief through medicinal cannabis can now access freshly prepared, cannabis-infused meals created by a professional chef at the dispensary’s 12,000-square-foot Tempe location.

Thu
13
Sep

Colorado: Data shows decline in workplace fatalities after legalization of medical marijuana

Over the past several years, the medical benefits of marijuana have continuously been tested and have slowly but surely become more well-known and accepted. And seeing as how there are about 31 million injuries that require medical attention each year, more and more people are realizing the benefits of medical marijuana. But despite the benefits it can offer, employers continue to test employees and job candidates for cannabis use. However, a new study shows that this testing can actually to lead to a less safe work environment.

Thu
13
Sep

Zimbabwe’s medical marijuana future uncertain

The country is the second in Africa to permit cannabis cultivation, but months after approval there’s been little uptake by farmers and no scientific proposals.

In May, the government of Zimbabwe announced a law that allows farmers to grow and sell cannabis for medical and research purposes. The country becomes only the second in Africa to permit medical marijuana, Lesotho being the first to do so in 2017. 

Thu
13
Sep

FSD Pharma to expand into Jamaican market and introduce FSD Jamaica

FSD Pharma Inc. ("FSD" or the "Company") (CSE: HUGE) (OTC: FSDDF) (FRA: 0K9) is pleased to announce that it intends to launch a strategic partnership into the Jamaican cannabis market as part of its plan to expand internationally.

FSD has signed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") effective September 10, 2018 with JJAMACANN Inc. ("JJAMACANN") to form a joint venture operating as FSD Jamaica ("FSD Jamaica").

Thu
13
Sep

These industries are most likely to produce marijuana users

There isn't really any demographic or characteristic that defines marijuana users. People of all races, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds all use cannabis. But apparently your profession may somewhat contribute to the likelihood that you're a stoner, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Thu
13
Sep

5 Underrated uses for CBD you probably don’t know about

CBD is growing in popularity for insomnia, anxiety, and chronic pain. But the cannabinoid has so more potential. Here’s Herb’s guide on the most underrated uses for CBD.

Everyone in the cannabis industry knows these days: the CBD market is booming. According to The Hemp Business Journal, a division of data analytics firm New Frontier Data, the CBD market will grow 700 percent between 2016 and 2022, reaching a total of $2.1 billion in sales. So why’s CBD so popular?

Thu
13
Sep

University of Alberta lays out new cannabis rules, including designated consumption areas

The University of Alberta is embracing Canada’s legalization of cannabis.

For many colleges and universities, the idea of cannabis on campus is a nonstarter. Where cannabis laws don’t expressly forbid consumption or possession of marijuana at schools, school administrators have set clear policies prohibiting them.

In the United States, these bans are so strict that they often prevent students with illness from bringing and taking their medicine at school, and have thus prompted legal challenges. In Canada, however, universities are taking a more progressive approach.

Thu
13
Sep

Medical marijuana system will continue after legalization, says Health Canada

Review will be done within 5 years after legalization on Oct. 17.

Health Canada will continue operating the medical marijuana system after recreational use of cannabis is legalized next month, but it will be reviewed within five years. 

The announcement came in response to a call last month from the Canadian Medical Association — which represents doctors in this country — asking that the medical marijuana system be phased out post-legalization.

Thu
13
Sep

Ohio medical marijuana: Everything you need to know about the state program

Ohio is continuing its progress toward starting its first medical marijuana program. The process has raised numerous questions about how it will work, who will be involved and what the rules will be. We’ve collected some of the most frequent questions and our most informative coverage of the issue below.

How did Ohio arrive with medical marijuana?

Polling in 2015 showed up to 90 percent of Ohioans were willing to support legalizing medical use of marijuana. But a measure put before voters that November also included provisions for home growing and recreational use of pot, factors that led to a nearly 2-1 defeat at the ballot box.

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