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ThursdayJan 31, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – UC Berkley Launches Cannabis Research Center

The University of California at Berkley has announced that it has opened a cannabis research center that will study the effects of cannabis production upon society and the environment. This announcement was made on Tuesday this week (January 29). UC officials also revealed that the research center will primarily focus on three major areas. The first is cannabis regulation and policy. Cannabis regulations and policies have been evolving rapidly and they merit research in order to ascertain whether those policies and regulations have made the industry better, whether the policymakers had sufficient information upon which they based when drafting the…

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ThursdayJan 31, 2019 12:08 pm

This Week in Cannabis: Will the Next U.S. Attorney General be Good on Cannabis Policy?

A number of newsworthy items occurred this week, including a potential hands-off enforcement policy at the federal level. Cannabis exports are coming to an international cannabis-leading nation, fewer people are going to be arrested for cannabis in a major metro area, and some good news is on its way in New Jersey. Find out more in our weekly recap below. Attorney General nominee puts his hands-off cannabis enforcement pledge in writing What happened: United States Attorney General nominee William Barr has previously expressed verbal support for allowing legal cannabis states to proceed without federal interference. This week William Barr put that pledge in writing…

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ThursdayJan 31, 2019 11:46 am

Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA) Engages in the Cultivation and Distribution of Hemp-Derived Products

MCOA supports a variety of portfolio companies, which participate at different levels within the cannabis and hemp industries The company has CBD-derived product brand hempSMART as a primary portfolio holding MCOA provides turn-key services to the legal cannabis and hemp industries Marijuana Company of America Inc. (OTCQB: MCOA) delivers recognized brands via innovative marketing distribution companies. MCOA is an umbrella company. It is undergoing development to support an array of portfolio companies that participate within the cannabis and hemp industries. Primarily an industrial hemp business, one of MCOA’s main companies is wholly owned subsidiary hempSMART Inc. Company management has expertise…

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ThursdayJan 31, 2019 10:45 am

Spectrum Global Solutions Inc. (SGSI) Announces Uplisting to OTCQB Venture Market

Spectrum Global Solutions sees trading on OTCQB as a necessary next step in its continued development Demand for increased network capabilities is increasing as global use of data continues to grow exponentially Spectrum Global is set to reach this increased demand primarily through its multiple subsidiaries with regional, national and global projects Spectrum Global Solutions Inc. (OTCQB: SGSI), a leading single-source provider of end-to-end, next-generation wireless and wireline networks, recently announced that its stock has been uplisted and approved for trading on the OTCQB Venture Marketplace. The company provides professional service solutions to the service provider and corporate enterprise markets.…

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ThursdayJan 31, 2019 10:24 am

Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) DehydraTECH Receives New R&D Funding for Oral Nicotine Delivery Technology

LXRP subsidiary Lexaria Nicotine LLC enters definitive investment agreement with large tobacco company to receive R&D funding in exchange for licensing and equity Partner has provided initial $1 million – with an option for up to $11 million more – for research on DehydraTECH’s oral forms of nicotine delivery through a series of private financings LXRP still retains majority equity ownership of Lexaria Nicotine, while partner receives a minority equity interest in the subsidiary, not in LXRP itself Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) DehydraTECH absorption platform will receive a significant injection of R&D financing under an investment agreement…

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ThursdayJan 31, 2019 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Craft Medical Cannabis Growers Form Co-op in British Columbia

Small medical cannabis growers and producers in the Canadian province of British Columbia are coming together to form a co-op in order to bridge the supply gap. This co-op venture will be incorporated at the provincial level instead of seeking national incorporation. This undertaking involves a partnership with Victory Square Technologies and Grow Tech Labs. The supply shortages that have plagued the Canadian recreational cannabis market prompted the initiators of this co-op to take action. The company will be called the British Columbia Small Cannabis Producer and Processor Co-op. This is intended to reflect the character of the province as…

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WednesdayJan 30, 2019 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – What is CBD, and what is its Relationship with THC?

People who have heard about CBD-infused drinks, cosmetics and pet food may be wondering why that cannabis extract isn’t attracting as much polarized attention as THC. Read on and learn everything that you need to know about CBD and THC, and why CBD is gaining in popularity in nearly every industry. A Brief Primer on Cannabinoids… The cannabis plant has more than 100 different compounds within it. These are called cannabinoids and terpenes, so you should therefore not imagine that the cannabis plant has only two compounds. However, two of the most abundant cannabinoids in the cannabis plant are CBD…

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WednesdayJan 30, 2019 12:11 pm

Earth Science Tech Inc. (ETST) to Introduce Super Supplement to Boost Brain Power

ETST partners with Iq2 to develop food supplement designed to improve brain function Clinched deal with Forzagen to distribute cannabinoid product line in Mexico and South America Developing CBD beverage to tap $12 billion market Earth Science Tech Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) has done it again. In partnership with Iq2 Labs, the Florida-based biotechnology company is formulating a super food supplement designed to enhance brain function through an initiative that continues the ongoing drive to strengthen its position in the hemp-derived cannabinoid, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device markets (http://cnw.fm/eS7QJ). The product, containing high-grade full-spectrum cannabinoids, is currently going through the package design…

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WednesdayJan 30, 2019 11:34 am

The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1) Rises to Top of Blossoming Cannabis Industry

The Supreme Cannabis Company's business model allows it to control every stage of the process, from cultivation to distribution Its subsidiary, 7ACRES, operates a 440,000 square foot facility in Ontario, Canada – the largest facility of its kind to commercially cultivate cannabis The company recorded 71 percent revenue growth from Q3 to Q4 in its fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTC: SPRWF) (FRA: 53S1), a key player in the medical and commercial cannabis industries, intends to become the largest commercial cannabis retailer worldwide through its focus on innovation and emphasis on product…

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WednesdayJan 30, 2019 9:00 am

Outside Investment, New Technology Support Growing Cannabis Industry

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Revolutionary innovations and advancements within the cannabis industry are drawing significant investment from big corporations. Technology currently in development will make it easier to consume active ingredients in cannabis. Advances have attracted investment for the technology’s use in tobacco as well as cannabis. These improvements could move consumers to healthier forms of consumption than smoking. Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) (LXRP Profile) has benefited from recent investment by Altria to support its innovative research and design work. Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) (TSX: WEED) has received substantial investment from a beverage company, which will support…

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