Medicating in Wartime: The Cannabis Legacy of Vietnam Veterans

Medicating in Wartime: The Cannabis Legacy of Vietnam Veterans

April 30th marks the 43rd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the end of the War in Vietnam. About three million Vietnamese, and more than 58,000 Americans, were killed during the war. Studies have found that about one-third of American soldiers in Vietnam consumed cannabis. Close to three million American men and women served […]

Global Cannabis Partnership announces media partners

Logo: Global Cannabis Partnership (CNW Group/Civilized Worldwide Inc. (Civilized))

The Global Cannabis Partnership is developing a worldwide corporate social responsibility standard related to the production, marketing, sales, after-sales service and informed consumption of legal, adult-use recreational cannabis. Through their content, Civilized and Business of Cannabis will be reporting on the Partnership as well as promoting the principles of social responsibility within the cannabis industry. […]

Lexaria Technology Brings “Fast-Acting” to Nuka’s 1906 Cannabis Products with 10-Year Deal Consummating Proof-of-Concept Relationship

Lexaria Technology Brings "Fast-Acting" to Nuka’s 1906 Cannabis Products with 10-Year Deal Consummating Proof-of-Concept Relationship

KELOWNA, British Columbia, April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire — Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX:LXRP) (CSE:LXX), an innovator in drug delivery platforms, today announced a major new licensing agreement with Nuka Enterprises LLC, maker of 1906 brand cannabis chocolates and other edible products. The deal renews Nuka’s DehydraTECH™ license rights for use in its […]

Cannabis waste costs charity thousands

Cannabis waste costs charity thousands

Image copyright Woodland Trust Image caption Rubbish related to the growing of cannabis is a huge eyesore, conservationists say Cannabis paraphernalia dumped in woodland is costing a charity thousands of pounds a year to clean up. The Woodland Trust recently organised clearances in Smithills Estate, Bolton and Sandybrook Wood, Preston. Police in Greater Manchester and […]

World-first cannabis trial looks to treat insomnia

Credit: University of Western Australia In a world-first study, researchers at The University of Western Australia will examine the effect medicinal cannabis has on adults suffering from chronic insomnia. Around one in three Australians has regular difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep and it is believed the sedation effect brought on by medicinal cannabis […]

Is Microdosing The Future Of Cannabis?

Is Microdosing The Future Of Cannabis?

Dispensaries are selling more low THC products and strains than ever before. As weed is legalized and becomes more mainstream, cannabis products seem to be getting “weaker” rather than stronger. This trend toward microdosing and low-THC products is, in part, to appeal to a wider audience of new and inexperienced users. But, it’s also helping […]

Sahtu chiefs disappointed after being ‘shot down’ on cannabis ownership proposal

Sahtu chiefs disappointed after being 'shot down' on cannabis ownership proposal

Some Sahtu chiefs in the Northwest Territories are disappointed the territorial government won’t let their First Nations sell cannabis when it becomes legalized. Colville Lake Chief Wilbert Kochon said he and other leaders in the region had a property in Norman Wells lined up last year from which they could sell pot once it became legal. They wanted to […]

Alberta comes in third for cannabis use per person, new StatsCan data finds

Alberta comes in third for cannabis use per person, new StatsCan data finds

Canadians consumed more than 20 grams of marijuana per person last year, spending $5.6 billion on the product, according to estimates from the government statistics agency. Alberta placed third among provinces in per capita cannabis use in 2017 at 24.1 grams person, trailing Nova Scotia at 27.1 grams and British Columbia at 24.6. Alberta placed third […]

Health Ministry heads look at medical cannabis reform up close

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cannabis background macro close up. (photo credit: INGIMAGE) They didn’t go to buy, just to look. Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman and his director-general, economist Moshe Bar Siman Tov, toured a Jerusalem pharmacy on Sunday that is authorized to supply medical cannabis by prescription to patients who need it to relieve pain and […]

Cannabis investors flock to Vancouver conference

Cannabis investors flock to Vancouver conference

John Brecker was a co-founder at Longacre Fund Management Inc., which increased in size to have billions of dollars under management, and has since co-founded a new fund that has invested US$20 million in cannabis companies since March Millions of dollars for cannabis-related ventures will be up for grabs this week as hundreds of investors […]