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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.

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.
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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
Cannabix Technologies new breathalyzer. The Cannabix device would be used to help establish recent u...
Cannabix Technologies new breathalyzer. The Cannabix device would be used to help establish recent use/impairment at roadside.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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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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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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
York Regional Police is issuing a warning to cannabis users and parents after a $1.7 million seizure...
York Regional Police is issuing a warning to cannabis users and parents after a $1.7 million seizure of illegal cannabis and cannabis edibles that appear to look like common candy.
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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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Many new strains could make their way into the scene if wide-scale legalization takes place in America.
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The numbers are in and Colorado loves the new, legal weed.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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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A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Photo by Tidal Royalty
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A variety of space cakes from Amsterdam.
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A woman waves a flag with a marijuana leaf in place of the Canadian maple leaf
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File photo: Cannabis setup inside a residential premises that was discovered by UK police officers.
File photo: Cannabis setup inside a residential premises that was discovered by UK police officers.
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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 cannabis.

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