A Snapshot Of America’s Medical Marijuana Markets: Vermont

Vermont’s cannabis market has seen modest growth as legal adult-use inch toward a legal framework, while medical market regulations favor patient access over revenue. Vermont’s Medical Market At The MomentThe Green Mountain State generated $20 million in medical sales in 2018, according to data from BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research. That figure is...

Coronavirus: Ontario’s Private Pot Shops Upset About Giving Up Delivery and Curbside Pickup

Ontario’s private cannabis stores will have to give up offering delivery and curbside pickup next week — and they’re not happy about it. The stores were allowed to start offering both services in April under a temporary emergency order the Ontario government issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the province is working on extending its...

Push for Cannabis Bio-Medical Innovations as Covid-19 Spreads in Africa

CANNABIS CULTURE – Gogo Maseko, head of South Africa’s Traditional Herbalists Organization and a member of South Africa’s Science Ministry Indigenous Bio-Innovation Consortium, is angry and pleads, “Give us the right to tinker with cannabis and explore medical solutions for side-effects of a range of illnesses; flu, diabetes or Covid-19.” After a slow start,...

Isiah Thomas Discusses His Journey From NBA Champion to Champagne to Cannabis

NBA champion, Hall of Famer and cannabis entrepreneur Isiah Thomas was recently appointed CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the publicly traded, Colombian hemp and cannabis producer One World Pharma, replacing the company’s founder, Craig Ellins. The basketball legend isn’t new to business or investing. In fact, his holding company,...

Can Cannabis Help Save The Bees?

Hemp could be a vital life line for bee populations struggling in nutrient scarce environments, and can support at least 16 different species of bees, according to a recent study. Titled “The Bee Community of Cannabis sativa and Corresponding Effects of Landscape Composition,” the study found that while hemp doesn’t produce nectar, it “produces...

Jamaica to Help Small Farmers Enter the Cannabis Industry

Jamaica is making it easier for its small business owners and farmers to enter the cannabis industry. The Cannabis Licensing Authority of Jamaica (CLA) announced in late June that its special permit policy is in an advance stage of completion and consultations with interested parties have begun. The goal of the CLA is to lower...

Cannabis May Reduce Deadly COVID-19 Lung Inflammation: Researchers Explain Why

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, researchers have started to look for solutions in an unlikely place – the cannabis plant. Cannabis’ active compounds have a number of properties that make it appealing as a potential adjunct treatment for infections from the novel coronavirus, and recently scientists have begun looking at its potential...

The Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabis Interacts With the Body

Discovered by scientists in the early 1990s, the endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating many basic functions throughout the body. The system can be activated by cannabinoids that are naturally created by the body — and those found in the cannabis plant, which, as you might have guessed, is where it got its...

Can Medical Cannabis Help Treat Clinical Burnout?

Beyond the 2.3 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S and the more than 120,000 coronavirus deaths, as of mid-June, there exists an urgent medical situation. The treatment of medical personnel is an additional pandemic element, complicated by the rapid spread of the virus in the population. Burnout has hit many professionals, but most...

Edmonton-Area Company Set to Be Canada’s Largest Producer of Cannabis-Infused Gummies

Dynaleo acquired production licence. A new cannabis-infused gummy producer near Edmonton is set to be the largest in the country. Dynaleo received its production licence from Health Canada last week. The company has a 26,000-square-foot warehouse in an industrial park just south of the city. “The next phase of that would be getting our sales licence...
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