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Mon
25
Mar

5 ways technology can transform the marijuana industry

The marijuana industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and investors have taken notice. Arguably no industry has been stronger since the year began, or over the trailing three years, than cannabis. According to various Wall Street investment banks, this is an industry that has the potential to hit $50 billion to $75 billion in annual sales in roughly a decade.

Thu
21
Mar

Canada's Smartest Kitchen partners with first cannabis client

New Brunswick's largest licensed grower of marijuana has enlisted Canada's Smartest Kitchen in Charlottetown to develop a line of cannabis-infused chocolate for the edible market — due to be legalized in the fall.

The grower, Organigram, currently produces 36,000 kilograms of marijuana per year and plans to triple production by December.

"Most of the market doesn't like the thought of smoking," said Organigram's chief commercial officer Ray Gracewood.

Interest in the edible market

Customers have demonstrated a lot of interest in the edible market and are looking for something that's discreet, Gracewood said.

Tue
19
Mar

Flowr Corp’s medical cannabis available to patients online at Shoppers Drug Mart

The Flowr Corporation (TSX-V:FLWR) (OTC:FLWPF) announced Monday that its FlowrRx products are now available for purchase through Shoppers Drug Mart’s online medical cannabis site.

Tue
19
Mar

4 Canadian marijuana stocks with a clinical trials research edge

Cannabis plants contain an estimated 113 cannabinoids (THC & CBD are the two that are most well known), each of which may have some medical purposes.

Companies that are spending money on clinical trials could be winners in the long run as there is potential for cannabinoids to be used as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), as seen by the FDA approval of GW Pharmaceuticals Epidiolex, for the treatment of seizures.

However, much research still needs to be done to determine the efficacy and safety of cannabis as a medical ingredient. It typically takes a pharmaceutical company 10 years to bring a new drug onto the market.

Mon
18
Mar

CBD oil products promise miracle cures. But does science support the hype?

In order to survive wearing high heels at the Oscars this year, Melissa McCarthy put a dab of CBD oil between her toes. Both US Magazine and Women’s Health called the move “genius!

Thu
14
Mar

Will Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) get involved in cannabis?

Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of interest in cannabis from other industries. While most of it has been just tire kicking, there have been a couple of big deals, most notably involving Constellation Brands and Canopy Growth.

Mon
11
Mar

Pot advocacy groups struggle to promote message as Facebook censors ads

A medical cannabis advocacy organization’s Facebook ad account was disabled in error and will be reinstated, the platform tells Global News.

Earlier this year, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) was ramping up a campaign to eliminate taxes on medical cannabis, which included social media.

Wed
06
Mar

Cannabis trial for post-concussion problems offers hope to former NHL players

Former Vancouver Canuck Andrew Alberts says NHL alumni are hopeful a new clinical study will find cannabinoids can help treat post-concussion neurological problems.

Mon
04
Mar

Cannabis grower Canopy partners on clinical research on retired NHL players

A Canadian cannabis producer that has a large-scale East Ladner greenhouse among its operations has signed a clinical research deal with the National Hockey League’s Alumni Association to investigate the use of cannabinoids as a treatment for post-concussion neurological diseases in former NHL players.

In a news release this weekend, Canopy Growth, in partnership with the NHLAA and NEEKA Health Canada, says 100 former players will be enrolled in a randomized double-blind study. The research will be led by two neurosurgeons whose clinical trial may lead to novel cannabis therapies that have the potential to improve the lives of patients suffering from post-concussion healthcare issues, states Canopy.

Fri
01
Mar

Yield Growth registers CBD oil lip glosses with Health Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Yield Growth is working in the cannabis wellness products market. By January 31, just one month after its retail sales launch, Yield Growth announced its Urban Juve skin care products were available for purchase in 20 retail locations across Canada.

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