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Metered dosing of herbal cannabis effective in hospitalized patients per clinical trial

Hospitalized patients administered cannabis via a metered dose inhaler report symptom relief and no severe adverse effects, according to clinical data published in the journal Palliative & Supportive Care.

Israeli investigators assessed the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of metered dose cannabis inhalation in a group of hospitalized patients. The device allowed for patients to self-administer precise quantities of cannabis in a vaporized (non-combustion) form.

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7/10: “Dab Day” Expected to be a High Sales Day for 2019

Move over, 4/20, there’s a new cannabis “holiday” to be celebrated. July 10, also known as 7/10 has been fondly named “Dab Day” within the cannabis community.

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CannTrust warns of cannabis shortages after Health Canada finds greenhouse facility non-compliant

Cannabis producer CannTrust Holdings Inc says customers may experience temporary shortages after Health Canada found that its greenhouse facility in Pelham, Ont. is non-compliant with regulations.

The regulator found that cannabis had been grown in five unlicensed rooms between October and March of this year during which time CannTrust was applying for licences and that inaccurate information was provided to the regulator by CannTrust employees. The rooms received licences in April.

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Understanding Hemp sustainability and its Impact on the environment

One of the many advantages of hemp is its natural sustainability.

Over the last few decades, the effects of unsustainable practices have become more apparent than ever before. Accelerated climate change, inhuman working conditions, and a growing economic gap between countries are some of the biggest problems we face today.

By implementing sustainable farming and industrial techniques, we can help tackle these challenges and secure a better future for generations to come. But, to be successful, we need to find a feasible way to thrive from a social, environmental, and economic perspective.

This is where industrial hemp comes in.

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How will history judge Canopy Growth’s founder as a dealmaker?

Bruce Linton’s run as Canada’s foremost cannabis entrepreneur may be over — at least for the time being — but it could be years before the Canopy Growth Corp. founder’s legacy as a dealmaker is decided, good or bad.

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The growing green rush towards hemp CBD oil

Interest in the cannabis component CBD, or cannabidiol, is growing quickly, and more and more companies looking to take advantage of related opportunities seem to be jumping on the bandwagon. Along with that green rush, however, comes a stream of products that all have their own individual ways of using the cannabinoid.

If exhibition floor buzz at March’s Natural Products Expo West is any indicator, CBD is all the rage. That said, one major trend is developing: hemp-derived CBD oil rather than CBD oil from cannabis.

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Don’t panic, it’s organic! Success in growing cannabis at home starts with the soil

We like big buds and we cannot lie! A rich, high-nutrient soil sets the foundation for high yields of quality cannabis. 

Legalization has made growing cannabis at home more accessible for the everyday individual. Instead of it being a hushed secret, people can now utilize science and cultivation to truly fine tune the growing process from seed to harvest. The right soil, drainage, and nutrient combination sets you up for success, allowing your cannabis plants to grow and yield bountiful harvests. 
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Hiking with cannabis or CBD: What you should know before taking off into the wilderness

Summer is officially here and for many people that means connecting with nature and heading into the great outdoors.

As many of you may or may not know, I’m an avid hiker. Comfortably situated in the Mojave desert between Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP) and various mountain ranges, I’m in a prime location for some exciting adventures. Basically, when I’m not writing, I’m trying to spend as much time outside as humanly possible.

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What is cannabigerol and what are its benefits?

Cannabis is now mainstream, but several of its active compounds are still being discovered. Many understand the difference between cannabidiol (CBD) and THC, one is psychoactive and the other is not.

But, few are familiar with cannabigerol (CBG). This rare cannabinoid has some surprising health benefits, according to several recent studies.

 

Differences Between CBD and CBG

Even though CBG and CBD are made from the same plant, they differ in many ways. Their chemical structures differ and their concentration within the plant differs as well.

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3 marijuana stocks to avoid in July

After a pretty awful May, marijuana stocks as a whole had a much better June, with the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF crawling higher by 2%. There's potentially $75 billion in annual sales on the line by 2030, and investors don't want to miss out on their chance for once-in-a-generation-type growth.

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