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ThursdayFeb 22, 2024 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Prohibitionist States See Nearly Double Search Traffic for Delta-8 THC as Legal States

A recent study on the online search behavior concerning delta-8 THC says that the cannabinoid seems to be substantially more common in states where cannabis is still prohibited, based on information obtained from Google Trends. According to an analysis by CBD Nationwide, delta-8 THC online searches were almost twice as common in states where recreational marijuana is still illegal. This indicates that there has been a notable movement toward other cannabinoids in reaction to marijuana prohibitions. A contributing factor to the popularity of delta-8 in these states is its extensive availability, both online and in physical stores such as gas…

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WednesdayFeb 21, 2024 8:29 pm

Radicle Femmes Celebrates Women in Cannabis in Toronto, Ontario

Inaugural networking event is raising women to high places on International Women’s Day 2024 Toronto, ON, Feb. 01, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marigold PR, an award-winning public relations agency to the North American cannabis industry, presents the inaugural Radicle Femmes, Canada’s largest networking event celebrating women in cannabis. Held on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2024, in Toronto, ON, the event is in collaboration with VIP sponsor the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), as well as cannabis advisory firm The Panther Group, creative agency Sister Merci, and cannabis wellness brand Solei. Radicle Femmes will highlight the achievements of women entrepreneurs, professionals, and advocates in shaping the industry landscape and…

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WednesdayFeb 21, 2024 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Experts Say Marijuana Potency Has Dramatically Increased Over the Years

There has been a significant growth in both the THC potency and range of cannabis products in recent decades, according to recent research by the University of Mississippi’s School of Pharmacy. The study, conducted through the university’s Natural Center for Natural Products Research, involved testing marijuana samples seized in federal raids during the last 50 years. The findings reveal a significant increase in potency, with modern cannabis flower being 57%–67% stronger compared to those from the 1970s. Since legalization in most states, such as Michigan, the cannabis market has undergone strict regulation and has expanded to provide users with even…

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WednesdayFeb 21, 2024 10:30 am

Virginia’s Assembly, Senate Pass Differing Cannabis Sales Bills

The Senate and House in Virginia recently approved marijuana resolutions that would legalize retail cannabis sales in the commonwealth. Both resolutions would establish legal, regulated cannabis sales starting 2025, though considerable differences remain in terms of licensing, timing, criminal penalties, social equity, taxes and whether growers would be allowed to grow marijuana outdoors. The house measure’s sponsor, Delegate Paul Krizek, stated ahead of the second reading that the time had come for Virginia’s illegal marijuana market to have competition from tested, safe and taxed products. The possession, use and limited cultivation of marijuana by adults in Virginia is legal, following…

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TuesdayFeb 20, 2024 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — Navy Expands Cannabis Waiver as Recruitment Nosedives

The Navy is changing its policy for recruits who test positive for cannabis upon arriving at boot camp, choosing to grant waivers rather than dismiss them outright in light of the continuous difficulties the United States military faces in recruiting. Head of the Navy’s personnel policy and plans unit, Rear Admiral James Waters, explained that if a recruit tests positive for cannabis and admits to using it, an assessment is done to make sure there are no underlying problems. The adaptation aims to align with social laws and provide an opportunity for young people to acclimate to the Navy’s culture…

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TuesdayFeb 20, 2024 10:30 am

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX) Doubles Down on GLP-1 Clinical Studies for 2024; Terms 2023 as its Most Successful and Active Year of R&D

Lexaria, a global innovator in drug delivery platforms to enhance bioavailability, announced recently that it will focus on GLP-1 applications for diabetes and weight loss for the 2024 calendar year Chris Bunka, Lexaria’s CEO, has expressed his confidence in the company’s direction, reiterating the intention to demonstrate the superior performance of GLP-1 drugs processed with its patented DehydraTECH(TM) technology The company looks to build on the success of the early-stage results achieved in 2023, and looks to embark on two human pilot studies, a multi-arm 12-week animal chronic study, a human chronic weight-loss and diabetes study, as well as a…

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FridayFeb 16, 2024 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — Operators Say Marijuana Incubators Could Boost Equity While Growing Business

A set of fresh marijuana incubators and mentorship initiatives now offer support and practical training to small-scale cannabis brands and newcomers, aiming to promote equity and create opportunities for individuals affected by the consequences of the drug war. In exchange, organizers anticipate gaining advantages from local community ties and affordable labor while also inspiring employees with purpose-driven tasks. With the decline in available capital in the marijuana sector, most operators feel compelled to accomplish more with limited resources. Oscar Carrillo, who had served four years in prison for drug sales, found it discouraging that large multistate operators (MSOs) dominated the…

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FridayFeb 16, 2024 10:00 am

Thai Cannabis Businesses Brace for Regulatory Shakeup

Marijuana businesses in Thailand are preparing for major regulatory and legal changes as the country works to keep recreational sales in check and make the industry primarily medicinal again. The latest draft marijuana law from the Thai government is focused on eliminating the vacuum that allowed the adult-use industry to flourish after the drug was declassified as a narcotic. The new law could greatly impact the business prospects for thousands of growers and store owners, depending on how relevant authorities chose to enforce it. Some of the proposed changes include the following: Affording law enforcement more authority to enforce the…

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FridayFeb 16, 2024 9:00 am

Software Effective Solutions Corp. (SFWJ) Experts Work with Partners, Customers to Meet Impressive Market Growth

Research forecasts global medical marijuana space will see CAGR of 22.32% over the next decade Several key factors contribute to double-digit growth MedCana has assembled a team of pharmaceutical scientists who are some of the world’s most respected chemists Recent forecasts for the global medical marijuana sector indicate significant growth, a trend that Software Effective Solutions (d/b/a MedCana) (OTC: SFWJ) is paying close attention to. A global infrastructure and holding company in the cannabis industry, MedCana is on a mission to become the world’s premier resource for pharmaceutical cannabis products. The recent ResarchAndMarket.com article reported that the global medical marijuana…

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ThursdayFeb 15, 2024 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — New Study Explores How Cannabis Entourage Effect Impacts Therapeutic Benefits

A recent review that delves into the collaborative interplay of different marijuana chemical compounds, such as flavonoids, terpenes and cannabinoids, has shown that to fully understand the therapeutic potential of marijuana, it’s important to understand how the different constituents interact. Echoing sentiments expressed in the cannabis community for years, the study underscores that the effects of cannabis extend beyond only CBD and THC. The study stresses the entourage effect, which describes the complex interactions between flavonoids, terpenes, cannabinoids and other chemicals found in marijuana plants. The study, published in the scientific journal “Molecules” last month, highlights the need to explore…

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