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Q&A: Are hemp plastics really sustainable? Special

Many companies tend to tout hemp plastics as a superior alternative to petroleum-based plastics, but its disadvantages often go unmentioned. Cody Ziering of PAQcase explains more.

Study: Cannabis users make for the most dangerous drivers

Driving and cannabis consumption do not go well together, a new study finds. The key finding is that recreational marijuana use impacts driving ability even when users are not intoxicated with the drug.

Researchers uncover hidden antibiotic potential of cannabis

Hamilton - A cannabis compound has been shown to kill some of the most worrisome antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a study by Canadian researchers at McMaster University.

Q&A: Meet the crockpot of cannabis extraction Special

High recreational cannabis taxes and hazardous black market concentrates are leading consumers to make homemade concentrates. It is now safe to make homemade concentrates by using Source Turbo by ExtractCraft. Troy Ivan explains.

New-found cannabis compound 30 times more potent than THC

Two new-found cannabinoids have been discovered in the glands of the Cannabis plant, and one of them may be at least 30 times more potent as the high-inducing compound THC.

Free handouts of cannabis oil at Bangkok medical marijuana clinic

Bangkok - A medical clinic in Bangkok opened Monday offering free cannabis oil to hundreds of Thais seeking relief from cancer, insomnia and muscle pain as the government drives home the economic and health benefits of their gamble of marijuana.

Medicinal cannabis substitute can treat Parkinson's disease

Scientists have found that a non-cannabis drug has a positive impact upon some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson's' disease, providing an alternative to media cannabis products and avoiding the associated 'high'.

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.
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Canada legalized recreational marijuana.
Canada legalized recreational marijuana.
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Cannabis use worldwide
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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
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 cannabis.
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 marjuana
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Marijuana plants.
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Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien
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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.
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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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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The new company logo is on the right.
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A man sells marijuana-related products at his stand during the "Cannabis Cup 2015" in Mont...
A man sells marijuana-related products at his stand during the "Cannabis Cup 2015" in Montevideo, on July 19, 2015 which gave an award to the best cannabis of the year
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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.
Cannabis growing as weeds at the foot of Dhaulagiri  Nepal.
Cannabis growing as weeds at the foot of Dhaulagiri, Nepal.
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Photo by Tidal Royalty
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
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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