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Analyst warns Canada could hit cannabis oversupply by end of year

Canada could reach an oversupply of legal pot as soon as the end of this year, depending on how the rollout of edibles and other next-generation products impacts supply, a U.S. cannabis research analyst says.

FDA extends comment period on products containing cannabis

The FDA has extended the public comment period related to cannabidiol by two weeks, from July 2 to July 16, the agency’s principal deputy commissioner Dr. Amy Abernethy announced yesterday.

Cannabis edibles will be available in Canada by mid-December

Ottawa - New cannabis products - like edibles, beverages, topicals, and extracts — will be for sale legally in Canada in mid-December, Radio-Canada has learned.

Complaints piling up in Canada over stinky cannabis operations

Gatineau - From Gatineau, Quebec to Pelham, in southern Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula and many other areas, complaints about the stinky smell of cannabis grow operations are piling up, as are the complaints about light pollution.

Canadian pilots warned to stay off cannabis for 28 days

Pilots in Canada have been warned not to smoke or to consume cannabis containing products up to 28 days before the they are due to fly. This is due to concerns about impaired performance.

Is it possible William Shakespeare smoked weed? — Well, maybe

Back in 2001, a South African anthropologist named Francis Thackeray used tech from a narcotics crime lab to see what sorts of substances might have been smoked in 400-year-old pipe fragments unearthed in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Home-grown hash oil labs — An exploding danger in U.S.

A butane-gas explosion in San Diego, California resulting from an illegal attempt to make a concentrated form of marijuana called hash oil or honey oil, sent three people to the hospital and blew a garage door 20-feet into the air.

Cannabis look-alike found in Ontario contains carfentanil

Waterloo - Waterloo Regional Police are warning members of the public to be aware of a street drug that looks just like cannabis, but actually contains powerful opioids.

Higher potency weed hitting market raises health concerns

As more states legalize marijuana, more people in the U.S. are buying and using weed — and the kind of weed they are buying has become much stronger. In turn, this has lead to a jump in emergency room visits.

Regular cannabis users need more surgical anesthesia — study

An interesting, small-scale study on the effects of surgical sedation on regular cannabis users has turned up some interesting results that show users may need two times the level of sedation required by nonusers when undergoing medical procedures

Reintroduction of the Safe Banking Act would cover cannabis

U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) have reintroduced the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act in the U.S. Senate as the House companion bill, HR 1595, gains momentum.

Q&A: Insight into AR technologies for the cannabis industry Special

According to NexTech AR, augmented reality technologies for the cannabis industry can improve customer experience and drive sales through on-demand, interactive AR shopping. CEO Evan Gappelberg tells Digital Journal how.

Essential Science: How does cannabis affect the brain?

The impact of cannabis on the brain is a subject to circling medical study, with studies offering different evidence and contrasting perspectives. We take in two recent studies looking at different aspects.

SXSW 2019's Cannabusiness track opens on Thursday

Austin - South by Southwest (SXSW) has been going on annually since 1987, and at the same time, has grown to become an interactive 10-day event featuring everything from music to conferences and film. This year, for the first time, cannabis is a major theme.

U.S. cannabis investors need to keep an eye on banking access

U.S. Federal regulations currently prevent banks from building relationships with cannabis businesses in legalized states.

Scientists show that yeast can make marijuana compounds

Researchers have demonstrated that a type of yeast can be turned into a cannabinoid-producing factory, offering a low-cost and environmentally-friendly means to make cannabis products.

Yield Growth registers CBD oil lip glosses with Health Canada

Vancouver - Yield Growth Corp. has announced that its subsidiary Urban Juve has registered for sale with Health Canada three lip glosses containing cannabis sativa hemp seed oil extracted using Urban Juve’s proprietary patent-pending technology.

Where's the weed? Canada still struggles with pot shortage

Cannabis shortages appeared almost immediately after recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada four months ago. Provincial distributors blamed producers and federal regulators. One expert says the shortage could last five years.

Millennials keep pouring money into marijuana stocks

Cannabis stocks have gained popularity among investors at Robinhood, a free-trading app popular among younger traders, after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada.

Emergency calls for pets eating cannabis have increased 765%

Just as parents should keep marijuana-dosed candies out of reach from unsuspecting children, pet owners should take every precaution to keep edibles away from treat-seeking dogs.

Cannabis industry boosts demand for jobs

A new survey reveals that the growth in the legalization of cannabis and the corresponding increase in uses is leading to an increase in the range and types of jobs required to support the burgeoning cannabis economy.

Brewing a cannabis alternative — the rise of beverages Commissioned

The following story is sponsored content from Tidal Royalty. The development of cannabis beverages continues to capture the attention of investors, and business leaders within the industry see a lot of potential in the space.

Canopy Growth-backed Slang lists on CSE - Valued at $500 million

Canopy Growth-backed cannabis consumer product company Slang Worldwide Inc. began trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange on Tuesday with an implied market value of around C$500 million.

The incredible 10,000-year history humanity shares with cannabis

Today, as more countries change their laws and relax the legal restrictions surrounding the use of marijuana, one thing is missing from the discussion - the incredible 10,000-year history that cannabis shares with humankind.

Germany looking for home-grown legal marijuana growers

Germany has accepted bids for supply contracts from 79 prospective cannabis growers as the country seeks to develop its own medicinal marijuana industry and reduce reliance on imports from Canada and the Netherlands.

OurCrowd launches investment in global cannabis technology fund

Israeli-based OurCrowd and U.S.-based 7thirty Opportunity Fund have come together to to invest in early-stage companies aimed at applying new technology to the cannabis industry.

Study shows 45% of patients end benzodiazepine use with cannabis

On Thursday, Canadian cannabis company, Aleafia Health Inc. released what it believes is the first study reporting reduced benzodiazepine use among patients initiated and monitored on medical cannabis.

Bloomberg says legalizing marijuana was 'stupid'

It's 'the stupidest thing anybody has ever done', according to Michael Bloomberg. This isn't a reference to inventing nuclear weapons or the Vietnam war, but the legalization of marijuana.

Green Growth Brands goes public with Aphria takeover offer

Leamington - Green Growth Brands (GGB), a US-based marijuana company, on Tuesday, announced that it filed an offer to acquire all Aphria outstanding common shares through an all-stock deal.

U.S. hemp production could rise once government shutdown ends

The recently passed 2018 farm bill included the legalization of the production of industrial hemp. Farmers and business owners have started planning for a big crop this year, but the government shutdown means they must wait for now.
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A marihuana plantation.
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Six people were injured  four critically  in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid  Spain.
Six people were injured, four critically, in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid, Spain.
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Tilray grow room
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A variety of space cakes from Amsterdam.
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Gilbert Stuart oil painting of George Washinton, finished in 1821. People may be surprised to know that the "father of our country" used marijuana to alleviate toothaches. He also grew marijuana and hemp at Mount Vernon.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order ...
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
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This cannabis plant is being grown in a coco coir medium. It is only making stems and leaves at this point because it is in the vegetative stage, Image dated January 4, 2016.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marjuana
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Marijuana Edible at the Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience in 2018.
Marijuana Edible at the Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience in 2018.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's government has already moved to legalise medicinal ...
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's government has already moved to legalise medicinal cannabis, with legislation on the issue working its way through parliament
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File photo: A grouping of marijuana buds.
Canada legalized recreational marijuana.
Canada legalized recreational marijuana.
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Cannabis use worldwide
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