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Tue
16
Apr

The state of hemp

Earlier this year, a trucker hauling nearly 7,000 pounds of hemp found himself in an Idaho jail cell. When he pulled into the East Boise Port of Entry weigh station for a routine inspection, a state trooper seized the truck and charged the driver with felony drug trafficking—a crime that carries a minimum of five years in prison and a fine of at least $15,000. The case remains unresolved.

Tue
16
Apr

Alberta pot facility expands to meet global demand

The company attributed the design change to a rapidly growing global demand for high-quality medical marijuana. The facility’s initial 1.2-million-square-foot footprint will be expanded by 33 per cent to 1.62 million square feet. Aurora officials stated they were confident in projecting an expected production capacity at Aurora Sun in excess of 230,000 kilograms of high-quality cannabis a year.

Tue
16
Apr

Cannabis companies say they are growing enough pot, they just can’t deliver it

One pesky stamp has become the symbol of a continuing problem in Canada: Pot producers struggling to get enough cannabis to market, at least in the ways that buyers want it. Pot producers had to scramble to apply the required excise-tax stamps with no glue as legalization kicked off last October, and many are still having to apply them by hand to some packages months later as supply issues continue.

Mon
15
Apr

Should we blame marijuana for a 14-year high in positive work-related drug tests?

It's been a pretty incredible ride for the marijuana movement over the past couple of years. After spending decades as a taboo topic that lawmakers almost always swept under the rug, cannabis has now become a mainstream issue. It's been legalized for adult consumption in Canada, has been given the green light in some medical capacity in more than 40 countries around the world, and has more support in the U.S. than at any point over the past 50 years, according to polling by Gallup.

Mon
15
Apr

Legalization led to people trying cannabis for the first time ever

Cindi Phelps never imagined herself running a pot shop. She smoked weed as a teenager, but as an adult she says she became "cranky" about cannabis, endlessly lecturing her kids and judging everyone who touched the stuff.

It was only when she neared 50 that she realized marijuana could soothe her pain from a chronic health issue. Now that she manages the Tamarack Cannabis Boutique in Kimberley, B.C., Phelps can relate to customers who are nervous about trying pot for the first time in decades -- or ever.

About 15 to 20 per cent of her customers fall into this category, and most are baby boomers, she said.

Fri
12
Apr

Cannabis suppositories: Are they what you think?

Period cramps got you down?

Are the usual over-the-counter medications doing nothing to help ease discomfort and pain? Is popping pain relievers like candy part of a regular, unwelcome routine meant to—please, please, please—deliver you from a foetal to upright position: Maybe cannabis suppositories offer a glimmer of hope.

If so, the option may prove attractive to both women and their doctors, some who are already prescribing a combination of CBD—known to have anti-inflammatory properties—and THC to ease menstrual pain.

Thu
11
Apr

Aurora to expand cannabis facility in Medicine Hat by 33%

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB.TO 3.67%) said it is expanding the size of a marijuana production facility currently under construction in Medicine Hat, Alta., by 33 per cent. The Edmonton-based pot producer said in a release Wednesday that it is increasing its high-tech Aurora Sun facility from an original plan of 1.2 million square feet to 1.62 million square feet, as the firm seeks to ramp up production amid growing global demand for medical cannabis.

Aurora said it expects the Medicine Hat facility will produce more than 230,000 kilograms of cannabis per year.

Thu
11
Apr

B.C.'s legal cannabis lagging in competition with 'grey market' marijuana

B.C. rang up $19.1 million in legal cannabis sales in 2018, just seven per cent of Canada’s overall marijuana revenue, even though the province makes up nearly 14 per cent of the national population, according to an analysis by Arcview Market Research.

In Alberta, however, legal sales — both recreational and medical — added up to $216.5 million, about 28 per cent of the nation’s overall legal revenue although that province is only 12 per cent of Canada’s population.

Thu
11
Apr

CannTrust launches three new medical cannabis product formulations

CannTrust Holdings Inc. (“CannTrust” or the “Company”, TSX: TRST,NYSE: CTST) is pleased to announce that it has launched three new cannabis extract formulations to meet the growing demand for oil-based products. The new formulations are designed to fill previously unmet needs within the Canadian medical market, identified through market research and the Company’s long-standing relationships with thousands of medical cannabis patients and their healthcare practitioners.

CannTrust’s three new product formulations are:

Wed
10
Apr

How can marijuana's pain-relieving benefits help people with arthritis?

More than 3 million people will be diagnosed with arthritis in the United States in 2019 alone, and an estimated 54 million are already living with the disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Inflammation in the joints leads to pain, reduced range of motion, and stiffness in arthritic individuals, most of whom are older than 65. Prescription pain medication, over-the-counter pain relievers, and joint replacement surgeries are among the most common treatments for arthritis.

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