Cannabis Canada: Health Canada suspends second pot firm from growing, selling legal cannabis – Article – BNN

Cannabis Canada: Health Canada suspends second pot firm from growing, selling legal cannabis - Article - BNN

B.C.-based pot firm Evergreen Medicinal has licence suspended by Health Canada British Columbia-based cannabis producer Evergreen Medicinal Supply had its licence to grow and sell legal marijuana in Canada suspended by Health Canada. The company’s suspension is the second time a Canadian producer had its licence withdrawn by federal regulators following Bonify’s suspension earlier this […]

Online platforms help patients and professionals understand cannabis

Online platforms help patients and professionals understand cannabis

iStock/LattaPictures Two new platforms have been launched that hope to help medical professionals and patients alike understand cannabis, its health effects, and different strains. One initiative is an interactive online resource platform for medical doctors to help patients heal with the use of medical cannabis. Numerous studies have shown that medical cannabis can slow, stop, […]

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Inhaling cannabis is not inherently dangerous; humans have been doing so for thousands of years. Extracting the essential oils from cannabis and inhaling those isn’t inherently dangerous either. To date, no customers of any legal dispensary in Massachusetts have developed any illness relating to using legal cannabis vaporizers. The national media surge—and subsequent rapid responses […]

Legalise cannabis, says Liberal Democrat candidate for London mayor

The legalisation of cannabis should be tested in London to improve public health and stop young people being drawn into crime, a London mayoral candidate has said. Siobhan Benita, the Lib Dem candidate for next year’s election, said the idea of legalising the drug was “no longer controversial” and the serious crime in the capital […]

Imperial College London expands its cannabis research programme

Imperial College London expands its cannabis research programme

iStock/CasarsaGuru Imperial College London and research partner EMMAC will be expanding a cannabis research programme that aims to evaluate the ‘entourage effect’ of cannabinoids for helping pain. EMMAC, the leading European independent medical cannabis company, uses in vitro models for the study, and looks at the mechanisms of action in a range of medicinal cannabis […]

Duchess of Sussex’s nephew grows new strain of ‘Archie Sparkie’ cannabis

Duchess of Sussex's nephew grows new strain of 'Archie Sparkie' cannabis

MEGHAN Markle’s nephew has grown a new strain of ‘Archie Sparkie’ cannabis as he builds a business  based on her name, according to reports. Cannabis farmer Tyler Dooley, 26, insists he created the strain to get ahead in the “very competitive businesses” of marijuana production. 4 Meghan Markle launching her clothing collection with Marks and […]

Cannabis use by young significantly increases mental health risks

Cannabis use by young significantly increases mental health risks

About one in five Irish 15-16-year-olds report using cannabis. That means one in five adolescents are using a drug that can have a multitude of demonstrably negative effects on their short- and long-term mental health at a time when their brains are at the peak of their development. Until relatively recently, cannabis use among Irish […]

Former Patrón Spirits and Grey Goose CMO Lee Applbaum joins cannabis firm

Former Patrón Spirits and Grey Goose CMO Lee Applbaum joins cannabis firm

Marijuana company Surterra Wellness has amped up its leadership team with the addition of former Patrón Spirits and Grey Goose CMO Lee Applbaum.  He will sit at the helm of Surterra’s marketing department as Philippa Classey becomes its first managing director, Europe. “Lee is one of the most extraordinary brand builders in the business and […]

Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis

Cannabis sativa. Image Credit: Filip Jedraszak / Shutterstock

To date, over 545 different compounds have been identified and isolated from the Cannabis sativa L. (Cannabaceae) plant, of which include over 100 different cannabinoids. These compounds differ greatly in their chemical structure; thus, consumption of the cannabis plant can induce a wide range of effects. Although cannabis has been used for a wide range […]

Former Patrón and Grey Goose CMO resurfaces at cannabis brand

Former Patrón and Grey Goose CMO resurfaces at cannabis brand

Lee Applbaum, the Bacardi exec previously charged with heading up marketing for Patrón and Grey Goose, has been named chief marketing officer of cannabis brand Surterra Wellness. Applbaum resigned from Bacardi in July, citing a desire to “pursue [his] personal passions in business and life”. He will now lead Surterra’s global marketing teams in product […]