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Fri
08
Feb

Scientists are racing to make pot like booze so you can drink it

People who drink alcohol typically learn the hard way how much is too much-usually in their teens or early 20s. As adults, they're not interested in learning the same hard-knocks lesson about cannabis.

This is the challenge for an industry seeking to win over new or inexperienced users as legalization spreads through North America and around the world. It's a particularly daunting one for makers of cannabis-infused beverages, which are keen to participate in a category that researcher Canaccord Genuity Group expects will be worth $600 million in the U.S. by 2022.

Wed
06
Feb

Pot without plants is the goal of new cannabis fermentation venture

A US$255 million deal to convert sugar into cannabis-chemicals is opening the door to an era of pot without plants.

Amyris Inc. already works with genetically modified yeast that excrete designer molecules to make sweeteners and skin-care products. Now it plans to use that fermentation technology to convert sugarcane syrup into the active ingredients found in marijuana, the California-based company said in a statement Tuesday. Those ingredients can be used in consumer products ranging from beverages to skin creams and deodorant.

Wed
06
Feb

Consistency and transparency: A blockchain company offers solutions to the cannabis industry

A Vancouver company, BlockStrain, is using a trending technology solution to tackle some of the cannabis industry’s biggest issues.

From cryptocurrencies to crowdsourced data storage, blockchain seems to be one of the most widely discussed innovations out of the software space lately. Many believe the new technology could be the answer to issues plaguing the nascent legal cannabis market—a system already rife with supply bottlenecks, product recalls, and dodgy testing standards.

Tue
05
Feb

Marijuana fertilized by fish waste? A Canadian cannabis company is making it happen

The unlikely combination of freshwater fish and cannabis is producing outsized medical marijuana crops that Green Relief Inc. aims to capitalize on, as the Canadian company plots a stock market listing and global expansion.

In an underground southern Ontario facility surrounded by farmland, Green Relief operates a cutting-edge aquaponic farm, using filtered fish waste to fertilize cannabis plants, which in turn clean the water for the fish.

The company says it is the world's only licensed producer to grow medical marijuana this way, a pesticide-free process that took 2-1/2 years to fine tune. The only signs of this operation, which is built into a hill and insulated by some three feet of dirt and grass, is above-ground ventilation equipment sticking out of the ground.

Thu
31
Jan

Cannabis growth continues to drive technology innovation for EnviroTechnologies International, Canopy Rivers, Aphria and WeedMD

 Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering hemp and cannabis stocks releases a snapshot focusing on how the cannabis industry continues to force technology innovation as it faces new challenges with the sector’s continuing rapid growth.

The cannabis industry has begun to fully affect the beverage, food, medical and pharmaceutical industries but one area cannabis has helped drive forward from inception has been the tech industry. Due to the complexity of the cannabis plant as well as the strict regulations surrounding it, technological innovations have been a “must have” for any cannabis company that hopes to expand and grow.

Thu
24
Jan

OurCrowd targets emerging cannabis industry with 7thirty Opportunity Fund

Leading investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is jumping into the hot cannabis sector. OurCrowd has launched a $30 million cannabis tech fund called 7thirty Opportunity Fund.

OurCrowd said it will build the “world’s leading global cannabis technology venture capital fund.” The new fund is said to be focused on cannabis technology companies in Medtech, Agtech, retail, e-commerce, marketplaces, SaaS solutions, and the deep-tech research in Cannabis. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado – a state that has legalized recreational use of marijuana, the fund will be active globally and include activities in Israel, Canada, and the United States.

Tue
22
Jan

Can this stock go from potential Zika Virus savior to marijuana kingpin?

Marijuana stocks may not have had the best year in 2018, but the one thing that really stood out was the maturation of the industry as a whole. Following months of debate, Canada finally passed the Cannabis Act in June, and officially legalized adult-use pot in October, legitimizing the marijuana industry as a valid business model. Within a few years, Canadian pot stocks should be generating billions of dollars in added annual sales.

Fri
18
Jan

Winnipeg Cannabis grower branches out into Grow-Pods

Winnipeg-based Delta 9 Cannabis has added a new venture to its budding craft-grown, high-quality cannabis business - Grow Pods - renovated shipping containers, built in-house utilizing Delta 9’s standardized hydroponic growing methodologies.

Delta 9 was founded by father and son team, Bill and John Arbuthnot, in 2012. They obtained their license to distribute medical cannabis in March 2014, becoming the 4th Licensed Producer of medical cannabis in Canada.

Thu
17
Jan

Teen brain volume changes with small amount of cannabis use, study finds

What the increased brain matter volume means is unclear.

"The implication is that this is potentially a outcome of cannabis use", commented senior study author Hugh Garavan, PhD, a University of Vermont (UVM) professor of psychiatry. She is a lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Orr's research has also shown there is a range of effects within the group of cannabis-using teens, which could be related to cognition and emotion.

"In our sample of cannabis users, the greater volumes in the affected parts of the brain were associated with reductions in psychomotor speed and perceptual reasoning and with increased levels of anxiety two years later", Orr said.

Tue
15
Jan

Legalization sparks boom in once-stigmatized field of marijuana research

Dr. Mark Ware has devoted the past 20 years of his career to studying marijuana, and he can remember some "dark, lean" periods when he had to fight for meagre funding.

"There were times when I was told you couldn't even use 'cannabis' and 'research' in the same sentence," he recalled.

Now, Ware is the chief medical officer of one of Canada's largest pot companies, Canopy Growth Corp., which is conducting millions of dollars worth of research on the use of cannabis to treat conditions including anxiety, insomnia and pain.

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