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Oct

The scientist who identified THC is now working on synthetic cannabinoids

In the 55 years since he first isolated D9-tetrahydrocannabinol (better known today as THC) with colleagues Dr. Yehiel Gaoni and Dr. Haviv Edery at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam has been the absolute leader in the science of cannabis. He basically started that science from scratch with 5 kilos of Lebanese hash the police donated to his research after Mechoulam’s boss put in the request.

Even all these years later, when Mechoulam talks pot, the cannabis world stops with its ears wide open. This latest announcement from the legendary scientist was no different.

Wed
02
Oct

How greasy foods might make CBD more effective

A new study says that ingesting foods containing high amounts of fat might boost the therapeutic effects of CBD.

Most things in life can be improved with a slice of pizza and a greasy burger. Thanks to some science, we can now add CBD to this list.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota discovered that consuming foods with high amounts of fat before ingesting CBD improved the cannabinoid’s absorption rate by a large margin, allowing for more therapeutic effects.

Wed
02
Oct

Western University study shows how CBD can help mitigate negative effects of THC

Researchers at Western University are demonstrating how cannabidiol (CBD) can help diminish the negative psychiatric side effects from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) during cannabis consumption in rats.

Although researchers were previously aware that high-THC cannabis cultivars could cause such symptoms, the mechanism behind the symptoms was not fully understood.

Wed
02
Oct

Why Aurora Cannabis wants to grow cannabis outdoors

Aurora Cannabis (ACB), a popular player in the cannabis industry, wants to grow cannabis outdoors now. In July, it received Health Canada licenses for outdoor cultivation at two Canadian sites. With the cannabis industry evolving, this could be an interesting turning point for the company. Let’s dig into this further.

Wed
02
Oct

Vapes tainted with Hydrogen Cyanide – death toll up to 16

For the last few weeks, young and very sick people have been turning up at hospitals all over the country with troubling lung symptoms.

We recently reported that some state health officials have proposed that solvent known as Vitamin E acetate could be the cause of all this. Others have suggested certain brands and different ingredient combinations that could be responsible for the epidemic, but the CDC has yet to narrow it down to a specific product or additive for us.

Wed
02
Oct

Breaking tradition: Instant CBD fix in a latte mix by Toronto superfood company

A Toronto-based, organic superfood company recently launched an instant CBD latte mix.

Each serving of CBD + Golden Mylk Turmeric Instant Latte is packed with cannabis compounds like CBD, THCV, CBDV and CBG. It also contains “a blend of other medicinal compounds, including terpenes and flavonoids, as well as turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, saffron and dairy-free, shelf- and heat-stable Bacillus Coagulans (a beneficial bacteria that helps in treating infections) probiotics,” notes Ally Mamalider, director of business strategy at Organic Traditions, in an email.

Tue
01
Oct

Why THCV might be the next big thing in weed

2019 has the potential to be remembered as the year when minor cannabinoids really hit the scene. While it's true that the cannabis market is generally interested in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the intoxicating cannabinoid that most marijuana consumers have come to know and love; as well as cannabidiol (CBD); but cannabinoids such as cannabinol (CBN), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), along with cannabigerol (CBG) have started to attract attention on their own.

Tue
01
Oct

B.C. teen vaping plan coming within the month, says minister

B.C.’s plan to tackle the alarming increase in teen vaping and e-cigarette use will come within a month and likely include a new licensing system similar to tobacco sales, says the province’s health minister.

Adrian Dix said he is concerned by the rising number of cases across North America of youth who have suffered lung damage and other health problems after using e-cigarettes.

“We’re going to act soon,” Dix said Monday. “I think it’s a serious situation. We’re disappointed, despite our considerable efforts, that the federal government didn’t act before the election. But we remain optimistic they will (act). People expect us to act very soon and we will lay out our plan certainly within the next month.”

Tue
01
Oct

The life of a cannabis plant

Tue
01
Oct

8 most important things to avoid when growing marijuana

So you’ve decided to embrace your inner-agrarian and want to grow your own marijuana. How hard could it possibly be? Well, cannabis can actually be incredibly tricky to grow, particularly if you don’t have the right resources, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Here are eight tips of things to avoid when growing your own marijuana:

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