Beyond THC and CBD: Meet the new cannabinoids on the block

Extraction tech is advancing, and the cannabis industry is just starting to discover and isolate the numerous cannabinoids found in the plant besides THC and CBD. Could delta-8 be the next hot trend? Age-reversing eye creams packed with scientifically-selected cannabinoid ratios. A diet pill made from weed. Dabs that will never get you too baked. This is what the future of cannabis…

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Is vaping cannabis safer than smoking?

The topic of whether vaping is safer than smoking cannabis has more questions than answers. Depending on whom you ask, the answers will vary widely. Experienced users tend to prefer smoking cannabis in deep breaths compared to vaping, writes Joseph Lama. But is this the healthier way of consuming cannabis? More people prefer vaping to smoking. It’s all in the numbers. Researchers tend to think…

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Strainprint Closes USD$3 Million (Cdn.$3.8M) Series A Funding

Strainprint Technologies — the leader in cannabis data and analytics is pleased to announce the closing of a USD $3 Million (Cdn.$3.8 Million) non-brokered, Series A private placement. The round was led by strategic industry investor, Cesare Fazari, Chairman of Molecular Science Corp and seed investor of leading cannabis companies, Ample Organics and Hydropothecary. Mr. Fazari will also join Strainprint’s Board of…

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Canadian companies dominate global marijuana trade, says report

Canada’s rapidly growing cannabis industry now dominates the global trade in legal marijuana, says a report from a Washington, D. C., data analytics firm. The companies that are frantically building growing facilities to supply Canadians with marijuana are also in a unique position to sell their products and expertise around the world, says the report from New Frontier Data. The…

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Ultrasound increases yields and cannabinoid extraction speed

Researchers found introducing ultrasound to cannabis extraction leads to better and faster results. Could ultrasound be the next step in the evolution of cannabinoid extraction? Researchers in Hungary tested how ultrasound could impact the speed and efficiency of cannabinoid extraction. The results were promising. In fact, they found ultrasound increases yields and cannabinoid extraction speed. Using Ultrasound During Cannabinoid Extraction A study that was…

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Cannabis is the fastest growing job sector in America

It outgrew tech and health last year. The number of cannabis jobs is growing faster than jobs in any other field, according to the CEO of a leading company that connects businesses with employees. “You know what the fastest-growing job category in the United States is?” Ian Siegel, CEO of ZipRecruiter.com, told Forbes: “Marijuana.” Legal marijuana has seen “445 percent job growth in job listings in…

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BLOCKStrain brings blockchain technology to cannabis

CFN Media Group (“CFN Media”), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry, announces publication of an article covering Vancouver technology company, BLOCKStrain Technology Corp. (TSX-V:SR.H). The company has developed the first integrated blockchain platform that registers and tracks intellectual property for the cannabis industry. Strain protection and genetic identification are major issues for growers…

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Canada: Where cannabis meets e-commerce

Namaste technologies’ compelling strategy to win in the cannabis marketplace. The medical marijuana industry in Canada and globally is still in its early stages, leaving plenty of room for new players with good ideas to establish first-mover advantage. One such company is Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: N) (OTCQB: NXTTF) (FRA: M5BQ), a diversified cannabis technology company focused on developing the best cannabis-related…

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Canada: BC passes marijuana driving-impairment law, but confusion remains

B.C.’s top cop says he’s frustrated by Ottawa’s slow pace in selecting the roadside testing equipment that provinces will use to police drivers under the influence of soon-to-be-legal marijuana. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said it was difficult for B.C. to pass new legislation this week that sets out a ticketing and policing regime for drivers and cannabis, because it still…

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