Weed Science

OPINION: Does the Entourage Effect Theory Hold Water? New Study Looks at the Interaction Among Six Common Cannabis Terpenes and THC

OPINION: 1+1=3? Does the entourage effect theory hold water? New study looks at the interaction among six common cannabis terpenes and THC By Olga Chernoloz, Omnica Biotech Tourist Laura Torgerson, visiting from Arizona, smells cannabis buds at the Green Pearl Organics dispensary on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in California, January, 1, 2018 in Desert Hot Springs, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Article by Olga Chernoloz, Omnica Biotech via The GrowthOp A new study out of Australia investigating the entourage effect theory concludes that terpenes most commonly found in the cannabis plant did not change the effect that THC produces at cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors. What do the study findings say about the entourage effect, and is it time to shift long-held perceptions? … ...

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Cannabis Consumption on the Rise in Canada Since Legalization: Study

Cannabis consumption on the rise in Canada since legalization: Study HARRISON MOONEY Mature cannabis plants are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. TIJANA MARTIN

Article by Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun As expected, Canada is going to pot. Marijuana use has risen in the country since legalization, according to a new study from Western Canadian research company Insights West, which shows that nearly a quarter of adult Canadians consumed cannabis in the last few months of 2018. In an online study conducted from Dec. 13 ...

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Thornhill Doctor Says Cannabis Oil Treatment Eliminates Epileptic Seizures

Thornhill doctor says cannabis oil treatment eliminates epileptic seizures Mom thrilled with results as 3-year-old daughter gets relief from severe attacks NEWS 06:00 AM by Tim Kelly Thornhill Liberal Mom Carrie Calhoun holds daughter Quinn, 3, in her lap. The Caledon mom says her daughter's epilepsy has been arrested by treatments of cannabis CBD oil when nothing else would work to stop the severe epileptic attacks Quinn would suffer from. CBD is the non-psychoactive element in marijuana. - Carrie Calhoun photo Pediatric neurologist and epilepsy specialist Dr. Evan Lewis, a native of Thornhill, has had tremendous success using CBD oil, a non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, to treat severe epilepsy in a three-year-old child from Caledon. - Temmy Lewis photo

Article by  Tim Kelly, Thornhill Liberal via York Region A mother is thankful to a Thornhill doctor — and the wonders of CBD oil for what she says has been the elimination of her young daughter’s severe epileptic seizures. Carrie Calhoun’s daughter, Quinn, had started developing the seizures just after her second birthday. They were so frequent and so debilitating ...

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CBD Vs. THC: The Science Behind The Most Popular Cannabinoids

CBD Vs. THC: The Science Behind The Most Popular Cannabinoids Shanthi Rexaline , Benzinga Staff Writer

Article by Shanthi Rexaline , Benzinga Whenever pot is discussed, two acronyms — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and cannabidiol, or CBD — are usually mentioned in the same breath. The following is a look at how the substances differ. The Science Cannabis sativa, an annual herbaceous flowering plant, has numerous uses thanks to the multiple natural compounds present. Cannabinoid, or phytocannabinoid, is ...

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Marijuana In Space Station Can Provide Important Data For Space Biology

Science Marijuana In Space Station Can Provide Important Data For Space Biology By Lorraine Lorenzo

Article by Lorraine Lorenzo, International Business Times Ever since Canada fully legalized the use of both medical and recreational marijuana and the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill federally legalizing hemp, the future of weed has reached new highs. First, marijuana’s growth projection has increased exponentially. According to Wall Street’s cannabis analyst, Vivien Azer, the U.S. sales of marijuana will rise to as much ...

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65% of Canadians Would Take Cannabis if Covered By Insurance: Survey

Marijuana Leaf Close Up with Texture Background of Cannabis Leaves 65% of Canadians would take cannabis if covered by insurance: survey Homegrown indoor pot plants and leaves

Article by Benefits Canada  Two-thirds (65 per cent) of Canadians would take a drug containing cannabis if it were prescribed by a doctor, approved by Health Canada and covered by insurance, according to a new Ipsos poll. Among the 65 per cent, 36 per cent said they’re very willing and 29 per cent said they’re somewhat willing to do so. Men (69 per ...

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Research Program Eyes Cannabinoids to Treat Former NHL Players’ Pain

Research program eyes cannabinoids to treat former NHL players’ pain ALLAN MAKI

Article by Allan Maki, Globe and Mail The National Hockey League Alumni Association is offering “hope and help” to its ailing members through a clinical research initiative that includes diagnosis, treatment and the use of cannabinoids [CBD] for pain management. NHLAA executive director Glenn Healy will unveil the program Saturday in Toronto and has called it “the most ambitious project ...

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Doctor’s Prescription, Insurance Coverage Would Convince Two-Thirds to Try a Drug Containing Cannabis

People of different ages and nationalities having fun together Doctor’s prescription, insurance coverage would convince two-thirds to try a drug containing cannabis If the cost of drugs was not covered, just 38 percent of respondents say they would still be willing to pay out of pocket By Angela Stelmakowich Poll sought to gain a better understanding of the attitudes, behaviours and opinions of Canadians on cannabis drugs Rawpixel / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, The GrowthOp A mix of trust and practicality could convince surveyed Canadians to try pharmaceutical drugs containing cannabis, with 65 percent of respondents to a recent Ipsos poll saying they would be willing if prescribed by a doctor, approved by Health Canada and covered by public or private insurance. More specifically, 36 percent of respondents say ...

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Scientists Brew Cannabis Using Hacked Beer Yeast

Scientists brew cannabis using hacked beer yeast Researchers modify microbe to manufacture cannabis compounds including the psychoactive chemical THC. Elie Dolgin Modified brewer's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) could soon provide researchers with access to rare cannabis compounds.Thomas Deernick, NCMIR/Science Photo Library

Article by Elie Dolgin, Nature The yeast that people have used for millennia to brew alcoholic drinks has now been engineered to produce cannabinoids — chemicals with medicinal and sometimes mind-altering properties found in cannabis. The feat1, described on 27 February in Nature, turns a sugar in brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) called galactose into tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis ...

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Bricks-and-Mortar Stores Drive Legal Cannabis Sales, Researcher Says

NS Cannabis Bricks-and-mortar stores drive legal cannabis sales, researcher says Lagging provinces need more physical outlets to catch up to leaders: Michael Armstrong By: Solomon Israel A customer carries his purchase after leaving the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation cannabis store in Halifax on Oct. 17, 2018. Residents can make their purchases at 12 Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation stores across the province and online. Andrew Vaughan Consumers in Nova Scotia spent about half as much money on legal cannabis in December as consumers in Quebec, even though Quebec has nearly nine times as many people as Nova Scotia. (Andrew Vaughan)

Article by Solomon Israel, Leaf News Provinces with a higher proportion of licensed bricks-and-mortar cannabis stores are selling considerably more cannabis per capita than provinces with less storefront access to legal marijuana, says a Brock University professor who crunched Statistics Canada’s latest retail trade data for cannabis. The December data show that $55.2 million worth of legal cannabis was sold in Canada, a ...

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