Canadian Researchers Map the Cannabis Genome

Canadian Researchers Map the Cannabis Genome

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 7, 2018
Researchers at the University of Toronto are mapping the cannabis genome, and have discovered that marijuana and hemp evolved into separate species of the same plant through the action of virus-like DNA segments...
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Massachusetts Rolls Out Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 22, 2018
Voters in Massachusetts legalized adult-use marijuana back in 2016, and two long years later adult-use pot shops opened in Leicester and Northampton, making them the first retail stores on the East Coast to have legalized recreational sales..
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Marijuana Wins Big in Midterm Elections

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 16, 2018
Election Day is finally behind us, and there were big wins for marijuana legalization. Here's how the votes played out in Michigan, North Dakota, Missouri, and Utah...
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Cannabis at the Ballot Box: Which States Will Legalize?

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 2, 2018
Four states have marijuana initiatives on the ballot this November, two to legalize recreational marijuana and two to legalize medical marijuana. With voting less than a week away, here's everything you need to know about which states could legalize cannabis...
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Demand for CBD Fuels Support for New Research

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 24, 2018
There's been a lot of buzz around CBD these days, even before rumors that Coca-Cola is considering a CBD-infused beverage. The CBD industry has doubled in size in the last two years, and one cannabis research firm estimates that the cannabis market will reach $20 billion by 2020...
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Canada Officially Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 17, 2018
Its Official: On October 17, Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis making it legal for adults 18 years-and-older to purchase, possess, and grow cannabis. 
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FDA says CBD Should be Descheduled, but There’s a Catch

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 3, 2018
In a newly released memo, the U.S. FDA suggested cannabidiol (CBD) should be removed from the Controlled Substances Act to Schedule 5. Drugs in this category are considered to have a low potential for abuse and include over-the-counter medications...
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South Africa Legalizes Recreational Cannabis Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 21, 2018
This week, South Africa became the first African country to legalize cannabis use. In a unanimous ruling, South Africa's highest court ruled that it was "unconstitutional and therefore invalid" to criminalize marijuana...
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New Bill Would Allow VA Doctors to Legally Recommend Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 14, 2018
This week, the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act would give VA physicians the ability to legally recommend medical cannabis, plus it requires the VA to conduct additional studies and help veterans' access to cannabis across states with the aim at reducing opioid abuse.
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Competition Drives Colorado Cannabis Market

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 15, 2018
The Colorado marijuana industry continues to be a competitive and thriving market nearly five years after adult-use sales began. A new report commissioned by the Colorado MED focuses on falling prices, increasing potency, and market consolidation & competition...
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California Marijuana Industry Faces Regulation Woes

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 8, 2018
The roll-out of adult-use sales in the world's largest cannabis market has been a bit of a mess - Rec marijuana sales became legal in California as of Jan. 1st, but, a whole slew of issues including steep taxes, licensing delays, regulations, and testing backlogs have contributed to plenty of frustration...
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UK Legalizes Cannabis-Based Prescriptions

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 1, 2018
The United Kingdom has softened its stance on medical marijuana, and by this autumn, cannabis-derived medication will be available by prescription. The surprise announcement by the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, comes after two severely epileptic children were denied cannabis oil to treat their seizures.
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California Bans CBD Extracted from Hemp in Edibles

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 27, 2018
California health regulators announced that hemp-derived CBD cannot be used in edibles (both food and drink) for either humans or pets. The rule change is a huge blow to the state's industrial hemp industry and has left much confusion in its wake...
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Red & Swing States Warming Up to Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 12, 2018
Last month, Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana. Oklahoma has long been known as a "law-and-order" state, so the fact that a medical marijuana initiative passed with a 57% win shows just how much public opinion has shifted...
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Why Marketing & Brand Design is So Important

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 5, 2018
Good marketing has always been important to any business, but when you're a cannabis start-up, your marketing and your brand can be the difference between success and failure....
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FDA Approves First Cannabis-Based Medication to Treat Epilepsy

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 27, 2018
On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-derived medication used to treat certain forms of epilepsy. The drug, Epidiolex, is made from cannabidiol (CBD) and contains no THC. This is the first time the FDA has approved a cannabis-based medication. The FDA approved Epidiolex to treat two rare forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut […]
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Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Nationally

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 20, 2018
Canada legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, becoming the second country in the world to end cannabis prohibition. The Cannabis Act legalizes marijuana possession, home growing, and adult-use sales...
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