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Eurofins Scientific, Medicinal Genomics Partner on World’s Most Comprehensive, Informative Cannabis SNP Chip

Medicinal Genomics

Eurofins Scientific , a global leader in bioanalytical testing, today announced a partnership with Medicinal Genomics Corp. MGC), a pioneer in harnessing cannabis genomics to improve agricultural productivity, safety, and transparency of cannabis, to introduce a next generation high-density SNP chip for cannabis and hemp genotyping, breeding, and pathogen testing.

Cannabis going to the International Space Station – SpaceX

Cannabis Life Network

Boldly going where no cannabis has gone before, Front Range Biosciences and SpaceCells USA Inc. announced plans to send cannabis to the International Space Station, aboard the SpaceX CRS-20 cargo flight scheduled for March 2020.

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NHS approves CBD drugs for the first time

Leafly

In a landmark decision, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has approved two CBD drugs for the first time. The post NHS approves CBD drugs for the first time appeared first on Leafly. Health epilepsy multiple sclerosis United Kingdom

Cannabis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Project CBD

What would you do if you were faced with the incurable symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? One woman’s journey led her to a life-changing experience with cannabis

Report: Baseball drops cannabis testing of minor leaguers

Leafly

Major leaguers aren't currently tested. The new policy would affect all professional players. The post Report: Baseball drops cannabis testing of minor leaguers appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle baseball drug testing sports

EU Court Decision Says Cannabis Products Cannot Be Granted Trademarks

Cannabis Law Report

Bloomberg reports…… Logos implying sale of marijuana products can’t get trademark protection in the European Union because they’re “contrary to public policy,”an EU court said, posing a new challenge for companies seeking marijuana-related EU trademarks.

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Former State Rep. Diane Russell on Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Woes

NORML

On November 5, 2016, Maine’s voters legalized recreational, or adult-use, marijuana. At the time, the state’s legalization bill was one of the most progressive, which included protections for home growers, preservation of one of the nation’s best medical marijuana programs, and a social consumption clause that would’ve made Maine one of the first states to host licensed cannabis bars and lounges.

What does the UK election mean for Britain’s cannabis sector?

Cannabis Law Report

Authored By: Mark Taylor. Britain heads to the polls today to vote in what has been billed the ‘Brexit election’, with the Conservative party widely tipped to win a majority despite a last-minute tightening of the polls.

MLB to treat cannabis like alcohol, and instead test for opioids

Cannabis Life Network

Major League Baseball announced Thursday, in a joint drug agreement between the MLB and the players’ association, that it will start testing for opioids and cocaine, but only players who do not co-operate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline.

Stats Canada report: $908M worth of cannabis sold in first year of legalization

Leafly

New Statistics Canada report shows the country failed to hit sales projections as illicit economies managed to stay alive in key markets. The post Stats Canada report: $908M worth of cannabis sold in first year of legalization appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry reports statistics

How Legal Cannabis Relieves CHS – Limits of Irradiation

Cannabis Life Network

We recently explored the rare phenomenon that causes cannabis to induce profuse vomiting and excruciating pain, a condition that has been tagged Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS.)

What’s The Legal Amount Of Medical Marijuana I Can Grow?

MMJ Recs

Medical marijuana is now legal in 33 states. Well, we say legal, but in fact marijuana is still defined as a Schedule 1 drug, making it an illegal substance under federal law.

Only 5% of Canadian cannabis tests positive for pesticides

Leafly

Health Canada conducts random cannabis sampling in the regulated market. The post Only 5% of Canadian cannabis tests positive for pesticides appeared first on Leafly. Canada Health Industry health health canada

Ingestion Vs Inhalation: What’s the Difference?

LIWTS

Every cannabis user - recreational or therapeutic - has their own preferred consumption method. Most will enjoy experimenting with the various ways of getting THC and CBD into the body. But most will also instinctively go back to one tried, tested and trusted method on a day-to-day basis.

Social Media Bans on CBD Ads Make No Sense

Canna Law Blog

Last month, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen delivered a now widely shared keynote speech at an Anti Defamation League event in New York, in which he spared no harsh words for social media companies who he claims provide a platform for hate speech and the proliferation of fake news.

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This company filed the first cannabis DNA patent—and nobody knows who they are

Leafly

Bioscience Institute lists no executive officers and no corporate address. But it owns potentially valuable cannabis patents. The researchers who work for them don't want to talk about it.

Study: Marijuana Retailers Not Selling to Underage Customers

NORML

Licensed cannabis retailers in Colorado and Washington are highly compliant with state laws refusing the sale of products to minors, according to data published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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Thai PM Launches Govt Medical Cannabis Website

Cannabis Law Report

We’re trying hard to even contemplate one Australian politician who might do the same. And yes that is the Thai PM in the picture. Prayut argued in favor of the therapeutic use of cannabis, stating that it represents a potential treatment option for low-income people in particular.

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Where are they now: Abi Roach, Hotbox Café

Leafly

In part four of this series, Canadian cannabis warrior Abi Roach discusses Ontario cannabis regulations, the retail landscape, and more. The post Where are they now: Abi Roach, Hotbox Café appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry retail stores

Gifting medical pollen – Overtaking legal genetics

Cannabis Life Network

When cannabis was initially legalized, Canadians were granted federal permission to legally grow their own cannabis, but without access to legal propagation materials.

How to Build a Successful Cannabis Company

CannaTech

In our blog today we welcome Alvit LCS Pharma CEO Yona Levy with valuable insight on how to build a successful cannabis company. In addition to Yona’s 5 years at the helm of Alvit, Yona also has over 20 years of experience in business management and investment banking.

CO Hemp Clone Farm, “National Hemp Farm”, Used Client’s Money For Own Investment Purposes Inc Real Estate & Capital Equipment Purchases Without Ever Intending To Supply Order Worth $US590K, Lawsuit Alleges.

Cannabis Law Report

Authored By: Teri Buhl for Cannabis Law Report. A real estate entrepreneur from Texas, Robert W.

How PurePressure’s rosin press technology makes solventless processing a no-brainer

Leafly

PurePressure's commercial rosin press technology makes creating solventless concentrates easy for cannabis brands that want to expand their inventory. The post How PurePressure’s rosin press technology makes solventless processing a no-brainer appeared first on Leafly.

Canadians have spent $908 million at recreational cannabis stores since legalization, StatCan

Cannabis Life Network

OTTAWA — Canadians spent about $908 million on non-medical cannabis in the first year since legalization, but online sales dropped as more brick-and-mortar locations opened, said Statistics Canada. The agency says Canadians spent $24 per capita at cannabis stores from Oct.

Six Tips for Cultivating Cannabis on a Terrace or Balcony

LIWTS

You’d be forgiven for thinking that in order to successfully cultivate cannabis outdoors, you’d need a significant amount of space to get the job done. After all, most outdoor cultivation guides tend to target growers with larger gardens, greenhouses and so on.

USA: SEC Obtains Touting & Fraud Judgement Agaianst Colorado Cannabis Stock Promoter,

Cannabis Law Report

Here’s the release in full. Washington, D.C., 9, 2019 – A Colorado stock promoter and two of his companies agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s charges for fraudulently promoting and trading a cannabis stock. On Dec. 5, 2019, the U.S.

Leafly investigation: Inside the billion-dollar race to patent cannabis

Leafly

Backstabbing partners, secret financial backers, hired-gun geneticists: Welcome to Leafly's series on the new cannabis patent war. The post Leafly investigation: Inside the billion-dollar race to patent cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

Ontario officially doing away with pot shop lottery system

Cannabis Life Network

TORONTO — Ontario‘s legal cannabis retail scene will become better equipped to compete with the black market starting next month, the government said Thursday as it announced it was doing away with the province’s controversial licence lottery system.

Charlotte’s Web Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Improperly Marketing CBD Products

Canna Law Blog

We’ve written extensively about hemp-derived CBD and the myriad issues faced by manufacturers CBD edibles. You can read more about this topic here: Is Hemp CBD Really Unlawful in California? The FDA Issues Hemp-CBD Warning Letters and a Consumer Update.

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Illinois: Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx files motions for 1,000 cannabis conviction clearances

Cannabis Law Report

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx personally filed motions to vacate more than 1,000 low-level cannabis convictions Wednesday.Reports ABC News 7. This was done in advance of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act taking effect on Jan.