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Tue
11
Feb

Four Ways To Bridge The Cannabis Industry Reality With Wall Street Expectations

The turbulent market in 2019 has been a wake up for public cannabis companies.

Tue
11
Feb

Hemp could help sustain vitally important bee populations

Recent studies suggest that newly-legalized hemp may help a critically important species – bees.

Scientists have been warning about the consequences of dwindling bee populations for years as these pollinators are responsible for about 70% of all food crops.

And humans aren’t the only species that depends on the pollination provided by bees – a host of other animals depend on the plants pollinated by these creatures.

Colony collapse disorder (CCD), which affects beehives around the world, results in significant economic losses and is a serious threat to the ecosystem.

Human activity such as the use of pesticides and deforestation is believed to have led to the rapid decline in bee populations.

Tue
11
Feb

Cannabis extraction: preserving the natural cannabis terpenes

A company has recently announced its new strain specific terpene rich product lines derived from the highest quality hemp and using exclusive cannabis extraction technology.

COMERGTM, cannabis extraction experts, which owns the worldwide IP and R134a extraction technology has announced its new strain specific terpene rich product lines, delivered by utilising its PURE5TM equipment, extracting high quality flower.

Mon
10
Feb

Are There Too Many Hurdles In Marijuana To Make Money?

Marijuana companies have many battles towards profitability, causing investors to sour on cannabis stocks.

Making money in the marijuana industry isn’t easy. Due to the plant’s federally illegal status, it prohibits cannabis companies from accessing many financial services available to other entrepreneurs. Failure is not an option, as bankruptcy or short-term loans aren’t accessible in many cases. Instead, companies have relied on capital infusions from investors to grow in the market.

Mon
10
Feb

Which Marijuana Stocks Are Making Moves in February?

As we enter into the second half of the month, it seems as though a few marijuana stocks are attempting to make their mark. This is characterized by shifts in business models as well as the trading patterns from pot stock investors. For anyone who has been trading marijuana stocks know that last year was not kind to the bulls. But, since the beginning of January, we have seen quite the uptick in bullish sentiment in the industry. This is a solid sign for future growth and something that has gotten many investors excited recently.

Mon
10
Feb

Stems and Stalks of the Green Industry – What Happens to Cannabis Waste?

A surprising thing could close the loop in the green economy and make it more sustainable – its waste.

A rumor has it that no one managed to calculate precisely how much waste the industry is leaving behind.

Some estimates are that there were 1 million tons of green “leftovers” in 2019, in North America alone.

And when we imagine all the packaging, often described as excessive, needed to distribute green goods, the pile seems to raise even more alarming questions.

Fri
07
Feb

Cannabis Use in E-cigarettes Increases Among Teens

E-cigarettes and vaping devices made news several times last year as deaths caused by vaping-related illness raised a new round of questions about the safety of this trend.

Now, new survey shows that vaping marijuana is rising among teens — and at record rates. As a result, the medical community is becoming increasingly concerned that as usage soars it could have significant effects on teen health.

 

What is vaping?

Fri
07
Feb

Producers talk fast-growing hemp industry

Farmers, educators, city leaders and academics came together this week to learn about growing hemp in Kansas.

This first annual Kansas State Industrial Hemp Conference was held Feb. 4 at the Kansas State Research and Extension Center in Wichita.

Researchers from K-State spoke about the difficulty of growing hemp. Cary Rivard, a K-State researcher based at the Olathe Horticulture Center, spoke to the crowd of more than 225 people about the test results of growing 400 hemp plants on 0.45 acres at his center.

“This is one of the fastest-growing plants I’ve ever seen,” Rivard said.

Fri
07
Feb

The Connection Between Cannabis And Multiple Sclerosis

One recent survey reported that upwards of 66% of those who suffer from MS may use cannabis in their efforts to control the disease.   

Multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS) — brain and spinal cord — by damaging the fatty myelin sheaths that surround our nerve cells. Those with multiple sclerosis may experience a wide array of symptoms, including a worsening lack of coordination, trouble walking or getting around, muscle spasms and pain, dizziness, and changes in mood or sleep. 

Fri
07
Feb

Cutting edge cannabis research at the University of Colorado Boulder

Professor Kent Hutchison speaks to Health Europa Quarterly about his groundbreaking cannabis research and establishing an online cannabis education course on its medical applications at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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