Medical Cannabis News

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Wed
12
Jun

Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence

Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing.

At least 1.4 million Americans are using marijuana for their health, according to an Associated Press analysis of states that track medical marijuana patients.

The number of medical marijuana cardholders more than tripled in the last five years as more states jumped on the bandwagon. The analysis is based on data from 26 states and the District of Columbia. The total climbs to 2.6 million patients if California, Washington and Maine are included, the AP estimates.

Tue
11
Jun

Green Growth plans 70 new CBD shops in Brookfield Properties' U.S. malls

Green Growth Brands Inc. has signed a deal to open more than 70 new CBD stores at Brookfield Properties' shopping centres throughout the United States.

The Ohio-based cannabis company says these stores will sell CBD-infused personal care products under its existing Seventh Sense banner and under a new brand called Green Lily.

The chief executive of Brookfield Properties' retail group, Sandeep Mathrani, says it is the company's job to bring in retail offerings that consumers desire, and this includes Green Growth's CBD products.

Green Growth currently has seven shops within Brookfield Properties' portfolio.

Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-intoxicating compound which can be derived from cannabis or hemp and has been touted for its health benefits.

Tue
11
Jun

London researchers sound alarm over marijuana's toll on fertility

Western University researchers are trying to set the record straight about how marijuana may affect fertility, rounding up the latest research findings in a podcast episode and article for the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

“The general public’s knowledge about the effects of marijuana on fertility is limited.

This is equally true of health care providers’ knowledge,” said Sara Ilnitsky, a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellow at Western’s Schulich school of medicine and dentistry.

She also practises at London Health Sciences Centre’s fertility clinic.

Tue
11
Jun

How Alberta is poised to become a hub of the hemp industry

When he decided to take up farming part-time six years ago, Roy Renneberg (Welder ’90) did a very Alberta thing and planted hay.

Still employed in the construction industry, the native of Cudworth, Sask. grew up on a farm and hay seemed like a comfortable choice. But when Ottawa announced plans to legalize cannabis and update rules around industrial hemp, its non-stoner sister plant, a seed of inspiration was planted.

Hemp was an unknown, but after doing some research Renneberg was intrigued with the prospect of a crop that could produce revenue from every part of the plant – seeds, flowers, leaves and stalks.

“I thought, this could get very interesting and that’s where we went with it,” he says.

Fri
07
Jun

Spectrum Therapeutics issues two year medical cannabis research plan

With medical cannabis usage now legal across Canada and in 33 US states, licensed producers have been engaging in lab work, clinical trials, and scientific studies to determine the specific uses for cannabis in the medical field. 

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED; NYSE: CGC), through the company’s medical division Spectrum Therapeutics, today outlined a two year research plan to find new uses for cannabis and new ways to market products towards specific ailments. 

Thu
06
Jun

Real reasons CBD products are projected to outpace marijuana

Today, many marketers and retailers, seem to think that their brand(s) can become supercharged just by adding two words to their brand(s) name. More awareness. More sales. Significantly increased revenues! All they have to do is to add the following: "CBD infused (insert the brand name here)". Beer, alcohol, candy, foods, lotions… pet food! Recent market reports, however, back up this phenomenon. Recent predictions for the CBD infused products market have created much enthusiasm and the optimists not only see the glass as half full… but they see it as overflowing!

Thu
06
Jun

WeedMD launches Color Cannabis adult-use brand

 WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V:WMD) (OTCQX:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE) (“WeedMD” or the “Company) a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis, is pleased to announce the launch of ColorTM Cannabis (“Color”). ColorCannabis products include a variety of strains, in multiple formats, developed with the same high-quality cannabis that consumers have come to expect from WeedMD.

Wed
05
Jun

Is cannabis safe for dogs? Pet marijuana poisoning is rising exponentially as more edibles are available

If you have a furry friend at home, you probably know that just about anything left on the floor, the coffee table, or in the garbage can pique your pet’s interest as a potential treat.

But what happens when they start wobbling around, showing clear signs of disorientation? Or, you look into Fido’s eyes and realize they look glassy, rather than playful? That’s what happened to Jen Gunter, a resident of Marin County, Calif. Her energetic three-year-old Labrador retriever, Hazel, wasn’t acting like herself.

Mon
03
Jun

Triple green threat: Why cannabinoids are synbio’s next big market

The first year I could vote, in the early 2000’s, medical marijuana was on the Michigan ballot. I voted yes, even though I didn’t know nearly as much as I do now as a PhD-trained research scientist. I was aware even then that marijuana could have many more uses than just giving someone a good time. While many conservatives laughed at the word “medical” tacked to the front of it, viewing it as a ploy to legalize bad behavior, this conservative placed her bets on the future of medical marijuana in the clinic.

Mon
03
Jun

Canadian cannabis shortages resolving more quickly than expected: BMO analyst

The Canadian cannabis industry is beginning to solve the supply shortages that have plagued it since legalization came into force, according to an analyst at Bank of Montreal (BMO). Tamy Chen, an equity research analyst for BMO Capital Markets, says the chronic issues are being resolved more quickly than projected. “It appears that the industry supply is improving sooner than we had anticipated,” Chen wrote in a letter to clients on May 30.

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