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FridayDec 28, 2018 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Israeli Parliament Approves Export of Marijuana

The Israeli parliament voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would pave the way for Israel to start exporting medical cannabis. The approval of this bill by cabinet would allow Israel to be the third country in the world (following the lead of the Netherlands and Canada) to tap into the global medical marijuana market. iCAN, an Israeli company that specializes in medical cannabis, welcomed the decision in parliament and added that the global medical cannabis market is likely to be worth $33 billion within the coming five years as the stigma directed at marijuana melts away. This growing…

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FridayDec 28, 2018 11:15 am

Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) Keeping Pace with Rising B2B and Consumer Demands for Online Payment Options

NETE platforms offer one-stop omni-channel processing solution with 100-plus payment options E-commerce expected to become largest retail channel in the world by 2021 Consumers quickly migrating toward omni-channel shopping, with up to 80 percent of shoppers planning to buy online during 2018 holiday season Online retail sales jumped 19.1 percent in 2018 over 2017 with U.S. retail sales totaling more than $850 billion Growth in North American market drove Net Element’s net revenue up nine percent Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE), a global financial technology and value-added solutions provider that supports electronic payments in an omni-channel environment, is meeting the…

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FridayDec 28, 2018 10:33 am

ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (CIIX) Appoints Alex Hamilton as CFO of Subsidiary as it Offers CBD-Based Products to Mainland China

Alongside its traditional set of offerings for the Chinese-speaking investment community, ChineseInvestors.com is making strategic moves to capitalize on the burgeoning CBD oil industry Alex Hamilton has been appointed as chief financial officer of subsidiary company CBD Biotechnology, LTD ChineseInvestors.com recognizes the unprecedented industry potential of CBD-based nutrition and wellness products and hopes to offer them to mainland China ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX), a premier provider of financial information to Chinese-speaking investors in the United States and China, recently announced the appointment of Alex Hamilton as chief financial officer of CBD Biotechnology, LTD, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary. Hamilton will…

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FridayDec 28, 2018 9:57 am

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) to Attend Cantech Investment Conference 2019, January 29-30 in Toronto

Summit will highlight 100+ leading technology firms in the international cannabinoid-derived pharmaceuticals space; more than 3,500 investors are expected to attend LXRP is a drug delivery platform innovator with a growing IP portfolio of 10 patents granted and more than 50 patents filed globally LXRP out-licenses its delivery technology, such as its proprietary DehydraTECH; it holds a patent for oral delivery of all cannabinoids Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX: LXRP) (CSE: LXX), a drug delivery platform innovator, will exhibit at the Cantech Investment Conference 2019, taking place on January 29-30 in Toronto, and it will participate in a specialized event where…

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FridayDec 28, 2018 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Oregon Eases Access to Medical Marijuana

The authority in charge of overseeing cannabis in Oregon (the Oregon Liquor Control Commission) has released new rules that will make it easier for patients to access medical marijuana. The new rules that are set to take effect tomorrow (December 28) will allow marijuana to be delivered to those areas where the local authorities have passed ordinances banning any marijuana-related business activity within their jurisdictions. The new provision of the rules is welcome news to patients and caregivers because they will no longer have to travel long distances in order to replenish their medical cannabis supplies. Additionally, the new rules…

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ThursdayDec 27, 2018 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Cannabis Legalization Has Reduced Smuggling and Improved Border Security, Study Finds

A new study has shown that the legalization of marijuana in different states has reduced drug smuggling and made the Southern U.S. border safer. This research was conducted by the Cato Institute. The Cato Institute analyzed data on how much marijuana has been seized by Border Patrol agents over time. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regularly releases statistics about the different drugs that have been seized at the different ports of entry into the country. The analysis shows that over a period of five years, the quantity of marijuana smuggled has reduced by a whopping 78 percent. Similarly, the amount…

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ThursdayDec 27, 2018 12:48 pm

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) Increases the Performance of Products for Third-Party Partners

Changing the way cannabinoids and nicotine enter the blood stream Enhancing products worldwide, with patents issued and pending in more than 40 countries Providing a powerful new delivery method with a cost of less than a penny per serving to implement Smoking is an efficient way to absorb cannabis and nicotine into the blood stream. However, it is also a health hazard that takes the lives of over six million people each year through smoking-related diseases. What would it mean for the cannabis, nicotine and other medicinal industries if the dangers of lighting up were eliminated from the equation? What…

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ThursdayDec 27, 2018 12:29 pm

The Flowr Corporation (TSX.V: FLWR) Offers Premium Cannabis Products While Surpassing Health Canada’s Stringent Health Requirements

Canada’s recreational cannabis use is predicted to soar as adult-use spending increases The Flowr Corporation is using its cultivation expertise to be a leader in super-premium products With production facilities ready for completion in 2019, Flowr is positioned to stay ahead of the competition The Flowr Corporation (TSX.V: FLWR), a vertically integrated Canadian cannabis company, offers consumers a premium cannabis experience by maintaining the highest standards of quality in its production methods. With one of the industry’s top cultivation teams, proprietary growing systems and a commitment to R&D, Flowr aims to become “the leading seller of premium, non-irradiated cannabis in…

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ThursdayDec 27, 2018 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Research Shows that Fewer Teens Consumed Cannabis in Washington after Legalization

Many opponents of cannabis legalization often argue that teens will use the substance once it is legalized. However, a recent study done in Washington State has found that such fears are unfounded. The researchers carefully analyzed the data collected during the Washington Healthy Youth Surveys conducted in 2010-2012 and the data gathered during the 2014-2016 survey. The data clearly shows that the number of teens who reported that they use cannabis had declined. Recreational marijuana was legalized in the state in 2012, so the researchers had a keen interest in comparing consumption rates before and after legalization. The study found…

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WednesdayDec 26, 2018 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – New Zealanders to Vote on Cannabis Legalization in 2020

New Zealand is likely to be the first Asia-Pacific country to legalize recreational cannabis if the expected vote in 2020 goes in favor of legalization. Such a development will make New Zealand the third country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana. The next general elections in 2020 will have a binding referendum spelling out how exactly the industry will be regulated and managed in case voters approve legalization. The government announced this approach in order to avoid a situation in which voters approve legalization, and then different parties disagree on how to implement the decision of the voters. A…

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