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Marijuana is stronger than ever, but do not get too excited

Surgeon General Jerome Adams raised eyebrows when he warned that cannabis was getting stronger two weeks ago. He added that, as a result, developing adolescents and pregnant mothers should avoid using today’s cannabis, due to the possible long-term damage. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar went as far to call cannabis “a dangerous drug.” “This ain’t your […]

How radio frequency technologies is preserving top excellent cannabis

Pioneered by food safety companies, the cannabis industry is starting to use radio frequency disinfection processes to remove pathogens while maintaining quality. How dirty is your pot? Odds are, it’s probably teeming with mold and mildew. In sizable markets such as Colorado and Nevada, as well as Canada, growers are required to report Total Yeast […]

Utah Lawmakers to revise Medical Cannabis Access Legislation

State lawmakers are scheduled to convene a special session on Monday, September 16, to amend the state’s nascent medical cannabis access law. Specifically, lawmakers are seeking to revise the law so that public health departments are no longer responsible for the overseeing of the distribution of medical cannabis products. Instead, legislators are proposing that regulators license […]

California’s prohibited cannabis sector three times larger than controlled marketplace

​It has been nearly three years since California voters overwhelmingly approved a measure legalizing recreational marijuana use, opening the door for boutique pot shops and cannabis bakeries. But a report this week found that the state’s illicit market is still plenty active in its own right. <div id=”mvp-content-body-top” relative”=””> In fact, according to a report […]

Reshaping how we speak about CBD: Proof or exaggeration?

Even with the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (AKA The Farm Bill) being signed by President Trump ultimately removing the hemp plant from the Schedule 1 controlled substances classification, many still remain skeptical or confused about the hemp-based CBD compound.  Those are some monumental conditions, symptoms and ailments that regular people suffer from each and every […]

US DEA needs more marijuana generated in 2020

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wants to increase the amount of marijuana produced for research next year – and by quite a margin. The DEA is proposing a boost from 2,450 kilograms in 2019 to 3,200 kilograms in 2020. This year’s level was also quite a jump on 2018, when it was just 443 kilograms. […]

USA 2019 berry season per stunner

More than 510,000 acres of hemp were licensed across 34 U.S states in 2019, representing an increase of over 455% compared to 2018 according to VoteHemp. However, what is licensed compared to what is actually planted and then harvested will be very different numbers. VoteHemp estimates 230,000 acres will have been actually planted and as […]

European novel food law – What is it all about?

Makers and sellers of CBD products should be conforming to the European Union’s Novel Food regime introduced in January this year. But, as things stand, just one firm Cannabis Pharma, a Czech Republic company, has made an application to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with a handful of others said to be in the […]

Is the tape cartridge secure? This is the way to make certain

After dozens of people across the Midwest and California were sickened as a result of vaping cannabis or e-cigarettes, consumers, vape makers, and retailers alike have to be aware of how products are made and where they were made. Vape pens have surged to new heights on the marijuana mountain by offering a portable and […]

Additional success from South Australian industrial hemp trials

After two years of hemp trials in the Riverland and South East regions of South Australia, it’s been concluded the crop will grow very successfully in the state. Released late last week, a report from South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) follows on from a SARDI report published last year. Over two seasons trials […]

Tired of smelly pot? First-ever ‘odourless cannabis’ declared

Tired of smelly cannabis? One company might have a solution for you. Brampton, Ont.-based CannabCo Pharmaceuticals announced Tuesday that it will launch an “odourless cannabis,” and claims that it is the first ever to do so. The company says in the statement that it will use a technology called “PURECANN” to create the odourless cannabis, […]

Germany receives initial medical cannabis imports from Portugal and Australia

Germany received its first imports of medicinal cannabis from Portugal and Australia this week. Two German companies took delivery of the shipments that will be used for testing purposes and to supply the country’s growing demand for medical marijuana, which was legalized in 2017. In Cologne, Cannamedical Pharma received a commercial shipment of cannabis from […]

Vaping furors intensifies as Trump vows tougher U.S. evaluation

Faced with a worsening epidemic of teenage vaping and a mysterious illness stalking users of cigarette alternatives, the Trump administration promised to ratchet up its oversight of a burgeoning but increasingly troubled industry. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that vaping had become an urgent public-health concern in the U.S., “specifically with respect to children.” Health […]

A research to the 1st year of this Wisconsin berry app

Farmers in Wisconsin have high hopes for a new cash crop: Hemp. It looks and smells like marijuana but it will not get you high. FOX 11 Investigates examined the state’s new hemp pilot program earlier this year. Robert Hornacek traveled to Mount Horeb to follow up on the program and what it could mean […]

The way the cannabis business is redefining supply chain management

Wholesale and retail veterans know that mastering the supply chain is the key to meeting customer expectations. However, it can also be one of the biggest operational headaches. What if you could start from scratch, optimizing the supply chain with brand new technologies built for the sole purpose of efficiency? That’s exactly what’s happening in […]

Have Canadians given up on Israeli hashish exports?

DLA Piper Canada partner Adv. Noam Goodman and iCan founder Saul Kaye speak to “Globes” about the cannabis opportunities Israel is missing. Last month cannabis became completely legal throughout Canada for both medical and leisure purposes. However, although the Canadian market represents a larger than ever opportunity for Israeli companies, the Canadians have already given […]