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Fri
12
Jul

Tilray imports medical cannabis oil in bulk to UK

Tilray has managed to successfully import its first bulk supply of medical cannabis oil into the UK.

Thu
11
Jul

Researchers think they know why weed makes some people happy and others paranoid

With marijuana now medically legal in 33 states and recreationally legal in 11 states (plus D.C.), the concept of smoking, vaping, or eating it is fair game in the mainstream. But with lingering restrictions on testing it due to the Drug Enforcement Administration, how it affects the brain remains murky territory.

Thu
11
Jul

Paper mill town in Northern Ontario to house sizeable and scalable medical cannabis facility

Touted as only the second commercial cannabis growing operation in Northern Ontario, Sudbury-based GaiaCann Inc. is looking to position itself as a medical cannabis industry leader with plans to launch a 32,000 sq. ft. indoor cultivation facility in 2020.

“The Innovation Project” facility is to be located in the northeastern Ontario town of Espanola, approximately 40 minutes from Sudbury. The facility will primarily focus on cultivation, extraction and purification of cannabis and center on medical products, notes information on the company website. Its expected capacity could produce 2,750 kg of dried cannabis and 200,000 kg of extracted product each year.

Wed
10
Jul

Sudbury cannabis company plots explosive growth in medical marijuana

The Town of Espanola could soon be host to Northern Ontario’s second commercial cannabis growing operation by the spring of 2020.

Sudbury-based GaiaCann Inc. is out to make a global name for itself in the medical marijuana business with a sizeable and scalable development in the northeastern Ontario paper mill town, 40 minutes west of Sudbury.

Their ambitious expansion plans over the next two to three years are already underway with construction started on a first-phase cultivation and extraction facility, located on the southeast corner of the community. 

Wed
10
Jul

TruTrace adds A&L Labs Canada to medical cannabis partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart

TruTrace Technologies Inc (CSE:TTT) (OTC:TTTSF) is weaving in cannabis testing facility A&L Canada Labs to its medical cannabis verification pilot program with Shoppers Drug Mart.

A&L Canada Labs will be one of the inaugural testing facilities at Shoppers locations. The program is built around TruTrace’s StrainSecure platform, which can verify the origin, authenticity and quality assurance of cannabis products.

Tue
09
Jul

Marijuana's impact varies depending on the part of the brain it's acting on, researchers say

Marijuana can produce radically different effects depending on the person, researchers studying different areas of the brain have found.

It’s a drug that’s been legal now for close to a year, but one that researchers like Dr. Steven Laviolette of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, say needs further examination.

“From a research point of you it’s a fascinating drug because it has this diverse range of psychological effects and we are really just starting to scratch the surface as to what’s happening in the brain to control those effects.”

By using rodent models, Laviolette and his research team studied the effects THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) had on specific areas of the brain.

Tue
09
Jul

How Canada’s adult use legalization has affected patients

A recent survey, commissioned by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), brings to light some of the effects of legalization on patients.

The compilation of three separate online surveys of 2,319 Canadian residents aged 18 and over that included nearly 1,000 medical cannabis users highlights some of the challenges, gaps and barriers patients are facing, both in terms of access and support from the health care system.

Mon
08
Jul

Cannabis use during pregnancy doubles risk of premature birth, study says

Women who use cannabis during pregnancy are twice as likely to experience a premature birth and have higher rates of potentially serious complications, according to a new study.

Twelve per cent of those who took the drug gave birth before 37 weeks, found researchers in Canada, where marijuana is legal. 

This compared to 6.1 per cent among women who did not report using the drug.

The study used responses form more than 661,000 pregnancies in Ontario, Canada, including nearly 10,000 where the mother said they used cannabis.

Fri
05
Jul

Top things you need to know about CBD oil for cats and dogs

As it becomes easier for Canadians to test the benefits of cannabis-related products such as increasingly popular CBD oil, it’s little wonder that some pet owners are looking to give their furry loved ones the same treatment.

But hold on, doggone it.

Health Canada has yet to approve any CBD oils for pets, leaving owners a bit in the dark about what they can or can’t, should or shouldn’t do when it comes to CBD and their cats, dogs and even horses.Experts, however, offer some clarity.

Fri
05
Jul

Cannabis Canada: 1 in 4 medical cannabis users claim supply harder to access since legalization

Medical cannabis patients say recreational pot legalization has made it harder to obtain their medicine: Survey

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