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Wed
08
Aug

Daily CryptoCann™ Report: West Virginia offers blockchain-based mobile voting; Aurora Cannabis expands its greenhouse operations

Investors have compiled a laundry list of reasons to be cautious about cryptocurrency from its volatility to its lack of regulation. A stigma that crypto is the currency of criminals has lingered.

A new study from the US Drug Enforcement Agency may shift some perspectives.

Illegal activity was once behind 90% of crypto transactions, but that number has shrunk to around 10%, according to a Bloomberg report.

So, who’s behind the majority of cryptocurrency transactions? Bitcoin speculators.

Tue
07
Aug

Propagating into cannabis culture

For horticulture, propagation using tissue culture is nothing new. In fact, the technique has been used in crops like lettuce, hops, mint, potato stock, orchids, ornamental plants and berries.

“Tissue culture is the basis for just about every other big ag company,” says Dr. Jon Vaught, CEO and co-founder of Front Range Biosciences (FRB), an agricultural biotech company based in Lafayette, Colorado that specializes in tissue culture propagation of high value crops such as cannabis through its Clean Stock program. 

Mon
06
Aug

Cannabis industry leaves bad smell with some counties

While much of the country is focused on cannabis as it relates to consumers — the countdown to legal weed on Oct. 17, protocols for marijuana retailers, penalties for impaired drivers, and so on — municipalities along Ontario’s south coast are busily trying to manage the growth of a nascent industry.

Here, the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes and the arrival of industrial-scale production have sprouted concerns that will only thicken in years ahead. After all, the time remaining before the recreational marijuana market opens up in Canada is about the same as the life cycle of a cannabis plant.

Fri
03
Aug

Lift & Co.'s Cannabis Concierge is a trip advisor for nugs

There’s Yelp for restaurants and TripAdvisor for hotels. So it was only a matter of time before cannabis got its own user-generated database of reviews. 

Just in time for legalization this fall, Lift & Co., “Canada’s medical marijuana marketplace and community,” is launching Cannabis Concierge, an online platform to help consumers find strains and products that are right for them. 

Part of that means tapping into “the world’s largest review platform of federally legal cannabis products” – namely, the Toronto-based cannabis-tech company’s database of more than 1,000 cannabis strains and products and more than 60,000 user reviews.

Thu
02
Aug

Delta 9 enters deal for tech that delivers medicine through skin

Delta 9 Cannabis, a Manitoba-based medical marijuana producer, has entered into a deal with a U.S. company for the rights to a technology that allows medicine to be administered through the skin or mucous membrane.

This nano technology was produced by the startup Nanosphere Health Sciences. It allows for medicines to go directly into the bloodstream, which stops it from going through the gut or the liver.

According to a news release from Delta 9, in terms of cannabis this means someone “can get better ‘bio-availability’ of cannabinoids than even smoking provides.” The company adds that it is the first technology that provides a dosage system for cannabis that is medically appropriate.

Wed
01
Aug

THC-containing cannabis oil shows promise for treating Dravet syndrome epilepsy

Toronto researchers have determined what dosage of a specially formulated cannabis oil is safe and can be tolerated by children with Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic form of epilepsy that causes lifelong seizures.

Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children tested the cannabis oil, which contains CBD (cannabidiol) and a small amount of marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol) in 20 children with Dravet syndrome, whose seizures were not well-controlled with standard anti-convulsant medications.

Tue
31
Jul

High Tide enters into multiple MOUs to supply its Saskatchewan wholesale operations

High Tide Ventures Inc. ("High Tide" or the "Company") today announced that it has recently entered into multiple non-binding memorandums of understanding ("MOUs") to supply the Saskatchewan market on a wholesale basis for a combined total of up to 9,500 kilograms of cannabis products over the next year, as available.  High Tide is in the process of becoming a licensed wholesaler of cannabis products in the province of Saskatchewan.  The MOUs are with FV Pharma Inc. ("FV Pharma"), Maple Leaf Green World Inc. ("Maple Leaf"), Sundial Growers Inc. ("Sundial") and The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. ("Supreme").

Tue
31
Jul

IBM launches blockchain platform for big banks; Aurora Cannabis receives license for Alberta facility

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IBM (NYSE:IBM) has teamed up with foreign-exchange settlement provider CLS to launch a blockchain app store for financial services, as per a Reuters report.

Mon
30
Jul

From hydroponics to robotics, a medical cannabis grower took StarMetro through his process from seed to harvest

Hydroponics, robotics, high-powered lights — growing weed on an industrial level is a serious business. But according to one local independent grower, getting cannabis to flower is as simple as tending to a house plant.

Tom Neumann, who has a medical licence to grow and consume on his farm in Ardrossan east of Edmonton, thinks anyone who is curious should give growing a shot when it becomes legal on Oct. 17. Each household is permitted to grow four plants.

“It’s no different than growing any other plant,” Neumann said. “My parents managed apartments when I was a kid, and my brother used to grow (marijuana plants) in the hallway.”

Mon
30
Jul

The rise of 'weed tech': Cannabis tech sector flourishes in lead up to legalization

A growing number of Canadian tech entrepreneurs are betting big on the future of cannabis in the lead up to legalization later this year. These “weed tech,” or “canna tech,” companies, as they are sometimes called, are hoping to cash in on the new legal market by creating specialized software and hardware to serve the cannabis industry and consumers.

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