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Fri
24
May

Federally licensed cannabis producers get in the game with CBD research

It’s no secret cannabis can be used as a treatment for a number of psychical and psychological conditions. The plant has been used for thousands of years throughout various cultures to manage ailments like joint pain, muscle inflammation, and insomnia. It’s hardly a surprise, then, that a number of athletes have turned to weed for post-game and -training relief.

As perceptions shift, research spikes, and legalization gains traction throughout a number of regions across North America, several professional athletic associations are also changing their tune. Where once a number of these regulatory organizations relegated weed to the "banned substances" list, now they are investing in cannabis research for player wellness.

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.

Tue
21
May

Mom and Dad, I'm going to cannabis school

Colleges are launching cannabis-centric courses to train the next generation of industry leaders.

Fri
10
May

Does cannabis make you mellow or manic? A new genetic test may explain why

About a year ago, the head of a cannabis company approached genetic technology expert John Lem with a problem; why did he have an adverse reaction from pot when everyone else who had smoked the same joint seemed fine?

So Lem set out to find whether there was a genetic explanation for the different ways people react to THC, and that's how his Toronto-based company Lobo Genetics was born.

"Looking into the science, we came to the conclusion that there is actually a genetic basis for someone's reaction to THC," said Lem.

Through a simple cheek swab, Lobo Genetics examines three genes to see how your body interacts with THC.

Wed
08
May

TruTrace Technologies enters into strategic working relationship with Strainprint Technologies

TruTrace Technologies Inc. (TSXV: TTT; OTC: BKKSF) ("TruTrace" or the "Company") today announced that it has entered into a letter of intent dated April 30, 2019 (the "LOI") with Strainprint™ Technologies Ltd. ("Strainprint").

Under the terms of the LOI, the parties will work together to explore development and integration opportunities to utilize their mutual technologies in order to bring greater transparency and visibility to the legal cannabis industry.

Wed
08
May

Cannabis Canada Daily: Cronos Group to make next-gen vape products in Israel R&D lab

Green Growth links up with Abercrombie & Fitch to sell CBD-infused products 

Tue
07
May

WeedMD is unlike most pot producers in Canada

“This is an industry where you hear stories about people working on next-level things… We’ve stripped it back to the basics,” says Keith Merker, CEO of WeedMD, an Ontario-based licensed producer and distributor of cannabis and cannabis oil. “We are growing lots of cannabis, and very good cannabis. Without cannabis, after all, there is no cannabis industry.”

Wed
01
May

Consolidation trend shows cannabis growers are buying labs

Cannabis now falls under Health Canadaregulations, like any other consumable product. That means more business for lab-testing companies because growers, and producers of capsules, oils and other cannabis-based products, must have their products tested by licensed labs to determine potency and the presence of heavy metals, pesticides, yeast and mould.

A couple of dozen independent labs across Canada are licensed to test cannabis products. But there has been a trend lately where bigger players in the medical marijuana industry are not content to merely contract out their testing and research. They have been acquiring testing and research labs to bring that expertise in-house.

Tue
30
Apr

Waterloo startup develops app to have legal cannabis couriered right to your door

When Evan Adcock told his parents he was leaving university to launch his own tech startup, they weren't too happy.

The fact that it was to develop an app that facilitated cannabis deliveries only made it worse.

"Especially my dad, he's a conservative guy and a reverend — so when I told him, No. 1, that I was dropping out of school and, No. 2, to do legal drug dealing in his eyes, he was not very happy," said Adcock, the 20-year-old CEO and co-founder of Verda Innovations Inc., an app that connects legal cannabis stores with third-party couriers to guarantee same-day delivery to customers.

Tue
23
Apr

10 cannabis tech startups to watch in 2019

Recreational marijuana is legal in ten states and more than forty states have legalized medical marijuana. A new industry is burgeoning and technology is here to support it in every way possible. The days of buying weed from a shady person on a deserted neighborhood corner are gone. Thanks to these cannabis tech startups, now you can get weed delivered at your doorstep. The Industry Leaders magazine takes a look at the top cannabis startups who are at the forefront of this growing industry. From helping you grow weed at home to giving medial advise, these ten cannabis tech companies are the best in their niche-market.

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