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    Could Hemp Be Canada’s Next Billion-Dollar Industry?

    Back in the 70’s, a group of researchers developed a product called canola that has become a popular item located on grocery store shelves everywhere. Now, canola has become a billion dollar industry for Canada, and they are hoping that hemp can do the same. Hemp is a very resourceful product that can be used […]

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      UK Getting Medical Cannabis in November

      UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that cannabis-derived medications will be cleared for prescription by physicians in England, Wales, and Scotland on November 1st. The drugs will be placed on schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs regulations (2001), which will allow them to be prescribed legally. The cases of twelve-year-old Billy Caldwell and six-year-old […]

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        Yeast Used to Create CBD and THC Synthetically

        Unlike other drugs, cannabis cultivation doesn’t require a doctorate in medicine or science. For the most part, it’s treated as a form of agriculture, but that may soon change. Ginkgo Bioworks, a Boston-based company that refers to themselves as “the organism company,” landed a $100-million-dollar deal with one of Canada’s most prominent cannabis companies, Cronos […]

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          Moss-Like Plant Could Be Cannabis Copycat

          Scientists have recently discovered another source of cannabinoid that comes from liverwort, a relative of mosses. Radula, a genus of the plant, for example, has several species that can produce a chemical very similar to THC found in cannabis, the psychoactive component of the drug that causes the feeling of being “high.” Scientists have yet […]

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            An Untapped Well of Labor for Cannabusinesses

            This week marked the launch of the first ever National Expungement Week, where, in cities across the country, Americans are trying to leave their past behind them. According to FBI crime statistics, just last year nearly 1.4 million Americans were arrested for drug possession, and 600,000 of those were for marijuana. Of the remaining drug […]

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              For Cannabis, the Real Money isn’t in Recreational; It’s in Medical

              It should come as no surprise that Canada’s recent legalization has taken over the cannabis news lately. Users are excited for yet another area pushing for legalization and businessmen, and the government is ecstatic about the lucrative opportunities the legalization of recreational use promises to provide. However, it turns out the real money may actually […]

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                THC, CBD Levels May Not Vary Between Strains

                There are so many options of weed available. Usually, when selecting the perfect strain, there is some information listing the concentration levels that particulars strain of CBD and THC, the two main psychoactive chemicals in cannabis. This information could give you somewhat of an idea of the high you would expect. At the University of […]

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                  Trump Administration Seeking Comments from the Public on Reclassifying Cannabis

                  The federal government is considering reclassifying marijuana in global drug treaties. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked for public comment on the “abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use” of marijuana and several other substances. The international status of marijuana means that those […]

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                    Walmart Undecided About Selling Cannabis in Canada

                    Walmart Canada is still undecided on whether they will sell cannabis-based products yet. They have been researching the possibility of carrying these items, but as of now, they don’t want to get into the much-hyped industry. Dianne Medeiros, a spokeswoman for Walmart, stated in an email “As we would for any new industry, Walmart Canada […]

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                      What to Look Forward to at NCIA’s Second Annual California Cannabis Business Conference

                      The National Cannabis Industry Association is having their annual California Cannabis Business Conference on October 22-23, 2018. The two-day conference, held at the Hilton Anaheim, is the most influential cannabis industry event in the state, with an expected attendance of 3,000 cannabis industry professionals. The conference will focus on the volatile first year of legal […]

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