Medical Cannabis News

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Tue
27
Aug

Medical marijuana vs recreational marijuana: What’s the difference?

More and more states have been legalizing marijuana in the United States for medicinal use, but only a fraction of those states have made the use of recreational marijuana legal. The majority of the people that support the legalization of marijuana are in favor for the way that it can help with many health conditions, treating pain and soothing the side effects of cancer treatment. However, there are some people that believe that using it recreationally is inappropriate, and that even allowing adults to smoke it will ultimately lead to the country’s demise.

Wed
21
Aug

Canopy Growth receives key extraction licence

Canopy Growth Corporation(TSX: WEED), (NYSE: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received a licence from Health Canada for its 

Fri
16
Aug

Cannabis stocks: the future is medical

For a long time, I have been down on cannabis stocks. I have looked only to their poor earnings, the hype surrounding them, and the recreational aspect of the products.

I am still not convinced that they will be able to be competitive on a recreational level due to the ease with which the product can be replicated by individuals and smaller companies as well as the moral implications of selling narcotics.

But there is one aspect of cannabis which has recently gained legitimacy in my mind, and that is the utilitarian value of their medical effects.

My relatively recent turnaround in this department has come as a result of a close friend that had developed an illness that was not responding well to conventional treatments.

Thu
15
Aug

Pot and your pet: Veterinarians seeing more THC toxicity in dogs

"Your dog is positive for THC, and she's really high right now."

That's something Jennifer Wright never expected to hear from the on-call veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Cambridge.

Coco, the Wright family's nine-month-old Yorkie-Havanese cross, had been acting out of sorts that evening. 

"She was really lethargic, she picked her head up and it was wobbling," Wright said. "So I picked her up and I tried to set her down on the ground, and that's when I noticed ... her back end was sort of swaying back and forth. She looked like she was going to fall over, and she could not walk, she would not walk."

The family piled into the car and franticly tried to find a clinic that was open in the off-hours. 

Thu
15
Aug

Shoppers Drug Mart successfully completes phase 1 of its medical cannabis verification pilot program

Shoppers Drug Mart ("Shoppers") today announced the successful completion of Phase 1 of its blockchain-secured pilot program (the "Pilot Program") with software partner TruTrace Technologies Inc. (CSE: TTT; OTCQB: TTTSF) ("TruTrace"). The Pilot Program is specifically designed to increase transparency, interoperability and product identification within the medical cannabis industry. Shoppers has now engaged TruTrace and Deloitte Canada LLP ("Deloitte")  to execute Phase 2 of the Pilot Program, with full production and implementation of TruTrace's StrainSecure platform targeted for late November 2019.

Wed
14
Aug

Pure CBD oil capsules and CBD oils are top selling consumer favorites in 2019

The top selling CBD brands for the first half of 2019 are brands that feature pure CBD either in capsule form or liquid oils form that have been independently lab tested for purity and authenticity, see here https://cbdrevu.com/cbdpure-hemp-oil-cbd/.

Mon
12
Aug

Should cannabis investors buy into the biosynthesis hype?

The cannabis space is getting interesting again ahead of the legalization of edibles and other peripheral products this fall. With Aphria rocketing on an encouraging quarterly win (and creating a much-needed tailwind for other marijuana stocks in its wake), investors are eyeing the hegemony of the fledgling sector with their appetite for risk and upside renewed.

However, one stock in particular has been grabbing the attention of pot stock believers.

Fri
09
Aug

Cannabis company MGC Pharmaceuticals on watch after “transformational event”

The MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX: MXC) share price could be on the move today after the cannabis company released a late announcement on Thursday.

What did MGC Pharmaceuticals announce?

On Thursday MGC Pharmaceuticals provided an update on the planned construction of its Malta-based state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) production and research facility.

According to the release, the company has signed a long-term lease agreement on a 6,000m2 site in Malta, which was previously identified and designated to MGC Pharma by Malta Industrial Parks.

Fri
09
Aug

Spectrum Therapeutics announces strategic patient support and education partnership with Medical Pharmacies

Spectrum Therapeutics, the medical division of Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy Growth") (TSX: WEED)(NYSE: CGC) today announced that it has entered into a five year service agreement with Medical Pharmacies Group Limited ("Medical Pharmacies"), Canada's largest specialty pharmacy that services residents in long-term care, retirement homes and other settings. Under the agreement, Spectrum Therapeutics will be the preferred medical cannabis education partner to Medical Pharmacies and the seniors it serves in over 500 residences and care facilities.

Wed
07
Aug

Cannabis expert talks medical marijuana boom and cannabis 2.0

Some industry experts, however, say that medical cannabis is going to be much more lucrative globally. During a panel presentation last week, investors got the chance to learn from cannabis expert Charles Taerk about the best moves to make in marijuana.

Taerk, who is president and CEO of Faircourt Asset Management, said that medical cannabis is where the most impressive opportunities are going to develop in the next few years as the industry stabilizes.

Faircourt Asset Management is a sub-advisor to Ninepoint Partners, a Toronto-based investment manager. Faircourt has its hand in the metals sector, North American equities and, more recently, the cannabis space through the Ninepoint Alternative Health Fund.

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