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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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Aphria to develop weed patches; Aurora Cannabis comes to Portugal

Canadian cannabis producer Aphria (APHA) on Tuesday announced a deal to produce and sell medical cannabis transdermal patches developed by scientists at MIT, while Aurora Cannabis (ACB) announced moves to expand into Portugal. Aphria stock, Aurora Cannabis stock and other marijuana stocks rallied.

The deals reflect efforts by Canada's marijuana industry to treat cannabis as a form of therapy. They also reflect ongoing efforts to expand in the global medical market. The global medical market, executives say, represents a huge sales opportunity.


Canada cannabis payments face their own hurdles

Since last year, when Canada legalized recreational pot in full, the nation became a kind of country-sized lab for how that new business would play out. That market could reach as much as $5.1 billion in annual sales by 2020, according to one estimate – though some predictions are higher, especially ones that include spending on accessories and growing supplies.


St. Stephen aquaponics farm to target medical cannabis market

The owner of a proposed aquaponics farm in St. Stephen is hoping to start growing medical cannabis this year.

The business was announced in 2016, but at the time, Tanner Stewart had planned to grow "leafy green produce," along with farming fish.

As the demand for medical cannabis increased, so did Stewart's vision for his business.

He said he saw a need for organically grown, sustainable cannabis.

"So I pivoted into a cannabis crop," Stewart said.

How the farm works

Stewart's aquaponics farm has a system that sees fish tanks and plants being farmed in the same facility.

Stewart will be farming tilapia but use the water from the tanks to water the cannabis.


Engineer deals the straight dope on marijuana production facilities

Marijuana (cannabis) for medical and recreational purposes is legal in Canada now.

The annual demand for the formerly evil weed is estimated to be as high as hundreds of thousands of kilograms, which, when sold, could produce billions of dollars in honest and upstanding revenue.

Under the 2018 Cannabis Act, only producers who are licensed by Health Canada are allowed to grow the product. As of October 2018, when recreational marijuana became legal in Canada, there were approximately 120 such licensed producers in the country, some large and some small.


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