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Wed
22
May

Australis Capital acquires Green Therapeutics Brands in $8 million deal

 Australis Capital Inc. (CSE: AUSA) (OTC: AUSAF) entered into an asset purchase agreement with Green Therapeutics, LLC and affiliated companies, to acquire its Tsunami, Provisions, and GT Flowers cannabis brands in a deal valued at $8 million. The deal is expected to close in late 2019.

Wed
22
May

New study finds CBD significantly reduces opioid cravings in addicts

Coming off of a heroin addiction is notoriously difficult. But a new study suggests CBD can make it much easier. According to a study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, cannabidiol (CBD) can significantly reduce cravings in people addicted to opioids and manage withdrawal symptoms. Cravings and abstinence anxiety are two of the most critical features of addiction, and triggering them often contributes to relapses and continued drug use.

Wed
22
May

Superweed: The quest to create the ultimate premium strain

Probably the best, and certainly the most famous, grower in Canadian weed is a man named Remo Colasanti.

The 51-year-old from Maple Ridge, B.C., has been reading High Times since before he was legal drinking age. But he preferred hash to marijuana until the skunk strains proliferated in the Lower Mainland around 1985. Grown under powerful artificial lights in a hydroponic nutrient solution, they cost a princely $40 for 3.5 grams. They also looked, smelled and smoked better than anything that had come before — the difference between airplane lettuce and farmer’s market greens.

Wed
22
May

How cannabis companies can utilize mobile surveillance

In today’s world, cannabis business operations are complex, multifaceted affairs – this notion is heightened with the nuances of transport in the industry. With cannabis products still demanding a large price on the black market, and business operating in a “cash only” industry, cannabis companies have plenty to protect. As such, forward-looking security technology companies are implementing mobile surveillance systems for transporting sensitive assets. 

Wed
22
May

Women are disappearing from the cannabis industry. Why?

When cannabis was legalized in Oregon, many people saw business opportunity. But Amy Margolis saw something more specific: She saw business opportunities for women. 

Wed
22
May

Will June’s marijuana stock picks show more potential than May?

The marijuana stock market has been flying high for quite some time now. In the past few years, we have seen some incremental shifts in the industry that have built the foundation for where it stands today. With so many moving parts, it can be difficult at times to figure out what the best options are for investing in the market, but despite this, there are a few businesses that come to mind. These companies may not be the largest growers in the industry, but the innovation that they put forward is quite high and unparalleled.

Wed
22
May

Scientists racing to create lab-grown synthetic cannabinoids, but cannabis plant not obsolete just yet

Kevin Chen spent much of the last two years attending every cannabis-related conference he could find, trying to convince investors about the potential of a scientific development he had come up with in his student lab at Concordia University: Using yeast to create cannabinoids such as CBD, a compound now widely used in cannabis-based ingestibles and pharmaceuticals.

A month before legalization, Chen finally struck gold — Organigram Holdings, a New-Brunswick-based licensed producer agreed to invest $10 million in Hyasynth Bio, Chen’s Montreal-based startup.

Wed
22
May

Top 5 resources you didn’t know Hemp could be used for

Countless opportunities are being discovered from the cultivation of the hemp plant.

Hemp is a diverse, sustainable, and economical resource that can be used to manufacture endless amounts of products. This relative of the cannabis plant, also happens to be extremely low in psychoactive compounds.

Tue
21
May

A brief history of CBD

CBD – short for Cannabidiol – is a compound inside hemp and cannabis that was first discovered in 1940. Recent studies have shown CBD to have medicinal value for treating things like anxiety, pain, and insomnia but where did the story begin with this gift from nature?

Tue
21
May

How cannabis can benefit your sleep

Cannabis and the various compounds found within this plant have been found to have numerous benefits for sleep. 

As more states are making the use of medical marijuana legal, more people are considering the use of cannabis to aid with sleep and sleep disorders. While all effects of cannabis on sleep are still unknown, scientific research to date has confirmed beneficial relaxing and sedative effects. One study found cannabis was helpful for falling asleep, while another found that it could lengthen the time spent in deep, slow wave sleep.

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