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Interview: How to identify lung disease linked to vaping Special

The U.S. CDC has confirmed that EVALI, the name given by the CDC to identify lung disease linked to vaping is caused by illicit THC, not legal vapes. We looks at a new test called Cann-ID will be able to screen for vitamin E acetate.

Interview: How to identify lung disease linked to vaping Special

The U.S. CDC has confirmed that EVALI, the name given by the CDC to identify lung disease linked to vaping is caused by illicit THC, not legal vapes. We looks at a new test called Cann-ID will be able to screen for vitamin E acetate.

Brazil approves sale of medical cannabis in pharmacies

S - Brazil's health watchdog on Tuesday approved the sale of cannabis-based products for medical use in pharmacies to people with a prescription.

Exploring CBD’s newly found antibacterial properties

Cannabidiol (CBD) may have a new property to add to the others that fall within the medicinal bracket: effectiveness against Gram-positive bacteria, including the ability to act upon some species classed as pathogenic.

Australian man accused of starting bushfire to protect cannabis crop

Sydney - An Australian man has been accused of deliberately lighting a fire to protect his cannabis crop, sparking an out-of-control bushfire as blazes rage along the country's east coast.

Canadian cannabis market continues its downward spiral

It was a bad week for the cannabis industry. While the Canadian stock market was reaching an all-time high, shares of cannabis companies continue their downward spiral.

Cannabis now available in fully recyclable tins

To mark the anniversary of the legalization of cannabis in Canada, a licensed producer in Alberta that is putting a priority on the environment and sustainability. This takes the form of providing the drug in fully recyclable tins.

Olivia Newton-John on medical cannabis, to auction Grease jacket

Veteran actress and singer Olivia Newton-John feels that medical cannabis should be readily available to people for medicinal purposes. She will be auctioning off her "Grease" jacket.

Cannabis made legal in Australian Capital Territory

Sydney - Australians living in the home of the country's parliament will be allowed to grow and possess small amounts of cannabis from next year under a new law passed Wednesday.

Lesotho, Africa's medical cannabis pioneer

Vast white greenhouses sit high up on the slopes of Lesotho's Marakabei town, hidden from view. It's not fruit or vegetables, however, growing under the 18 plastic covers, but thousands of cannabis plants.

Cannabis leaves show antibacterial effect against MRSA

The search for antimicrobials often leads scientists into the unlikeliest of areas. New research shows that the leaves of the cannabis plant have an antimicrobial effect, including efficacy against drug resistant forms of Staphylococcus aureus.

Luxembourg becomes first European country to legalize cannabis

Aside from a relaxed approach to criminalization in The Netherlands, cannabis use has been heavily restarted in the European Union. This is set to change with Luxembourg becoming the first member state to legalize use.

Next wave of cannabis products will include vape pens

Vaping has been established firmly with tobacco-based products, but legislation has prevented similar developments with cannabis — until now. Pre-loaded cartridges of cannabis extract, will soon be legal in Canada.

Technology shapes cannabidiol oil industry in a variety of ways

With the cannabis sector being subjected to large growth and considerable investment, it’s perhaps no surprise that technology developers are taking an interest in how new platforms and devices can disrupt production and distribution.

Portable cannabis potency test launched

The world's first portable, instant cannabis potency testing solution has been developed by a U.S. company which specializes in testing of cannabis for its biochemical properties. The technology is based around a smartphone.

Patent laws could pose a challenge to the cannabis industry

Inconsistent federal and state cannabis laws are leading to confusion for lawyers and cannabis companies when it comes to patents and trademarks, a panel on cannabis intellectual property at the NYC Bar Association said on Tuesday.

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.
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Many new strains could make their way into the scene if wide-scale legalization takes place in Ameri...
Many new strains could make their way into the scene if wide-scale legalization takes place in America.
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The entry into force of the Cannabis Act makes Canada only the second nation after Uruguay to legali...
The entry into force of the Cannabis Act makes Canada only the second nation after Uruguay to legalize the drug
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Joe Rey  a grower at 3D Cannabis Center  waters marijuana plants at the company facility in Denver  ...
Joe Rey, a grower at 3D Cannabis Center, waters marijuana plants at the company facility in Denver, ahead of a New Year's Day grand opening that marks a new chapter in America's drug culture
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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
Frankie the sniffer dog found a cannabis farm as well as undisclosed amounts of undelivered mail.
Frankie the sniffer dog found a cannabis farm as well as undisclosed amounts of undelivered mail.
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The numbers are in and Colorado loves the new  legal weed.
The numbers are in and Colorado loves the new, legal weed.
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Bend  OR: caramel cannabis edible
Bend, OR: caramel cannabis edible
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Canada's parliament is debating the government's bill to legalize the recreational use of ...
Canada's parliament is debating the government's bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana
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Cannabis activist Marc Emery (left) pictured during a press conference with his wife, Jodie, before surrendering to authorities on Sept. 28, 2009
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A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam  The Netherlands
A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A marihuana plantation.
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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
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 cannabis.
A woman waves a flag with a marijuana leaf in place of the Canadian maple leaf
A woman waves a flag with a marijuana leaf in place of the Canadian maple leaf
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HOMEGROWN: Oregon decriminalization advocate Paul Stanford stands in the marijuana garden maintained...
HOMEGROWN: Oregon decriminalization advocate Paul Stanford stands in the marijuana garden maintained by his organization, The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, in Portland in 2013.
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