Weed Science

Cannabis Nutrients: Regulating Plant Food


Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network Cannabis might not need chemically formulated foliar pesticides sprayed onto it, but it does need to eat food to maintain its own pest management capabilities. All of that THC, CBD, and rich, dank aroma does not just come from water! Canadian cannabis producers have a huge list of nutrients, plant growth regulators, and supplements to help their plants grow. Unlike pesticides, though, some ...

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Edmonton: Cannabis Cutting Class Gives Hands-On Experience to Students Looking to Branch Out

Cannabis cutting class gives hands-on experience to students looking to branch out Omar Mosleh By Omar MoslehStar Edmonton

Article by Omar Mosleh, Star Edmonton First there was a cannabis shortage. Now there’s a shortage of people to cut the cannabis. In order to address a need for more skilled workers in the budding cannabis industry, NorQuest College has partnered with producer Freedom Cannabis to train students in trimming cannabis buds at their production facility. According to an August ...

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Can Using Cannabis Help Lower My Cholesterol?

HEALTH Can using marijuana help lower my cholesterol? While more research is needed, existing studies have raised some interesting points about marijuana’s potential role in the fight against high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease By Jordan Tishler, M.D., The Fresh Toast Studies have shown that marijuana can help treat diabetes and reduce abdominal fat, so we know that cannabis can aid weight loss and enhance cardiovascular health — both keys to bringing bad cholesterol down. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Jordan Tishler, M.D., The Fresh Toast via Growth Op Millions of Americans live with high cholesterol, which can increase the risk of developing heart disease, developing peripheral artery disease, or having a stroke — all of which are potentially life-threatening. Research is being conducted to determine whether patients with high cholesterol could see health benefits from using marijuana. So ...

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Vapes Spiked with Illegal Drugs Show Dark Side of CBD Craze

Vapes spiked with illegal drugs show dark side of CBD craze By: Holbrook Mohr, The Associated Press

Article by Holbrook Mohr, The Associated Press via Leaf News Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapour that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That’s because the vapour he inhaled wasn’t CBD, a natural compound that marketers say can ...

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CAMH: Long-Term Cannabis Use Might Cause Higher Anxiety, Stress in Youths, Study Suggests

Toronto Long-term cannabis use might cause higher anxiety, stress in youths, study suggests Social Sharing CAMH study raises questions about common perception of cannabis as stress relief Stephanie Matteis · CBC News A slide showing the difference in the presence of the brain protein TPSO between a regular cannabis user and someone who doesn't use the drug. (CAMH)

Article by Stephanie Matteis, CBC News Long-term cannabis use could be elevating stress and anxiety levels in young adults, according to a new study by Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The study’s lead author, Dr. Romina Mizrahi, said the perception is so widespread that cannabis helps users cope with anxiety and stress that her team expected to see that in ...

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Here’s How Much Weed and Cocaine are Consumed in Toronto vs Other Cities

Here's How Much Weed and Cocaine are Consumed in Toronto vs Other Cities Scientists found a combined 450 grams of THC-COOH in wastewater across all 14 test sites per million people per week. Image via Statistics Canada.

Article by Lauren O’Neil, BlogTO Halifax likes cannabis, Edmonton prefers meth and Vancouverites are into morphine (… and coke, and also meth). This is what federal government scientists were able to determine through the results of a 12-month-long pilot project that tested municipal wastewater samples across five major Canadian cities for traces of at least a dozen different drugs. “Accurate measures ...

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Number of Pets Exposed to Cannabis on Rise: Vet Association

Number of pets exposed to cannabis on rise: vet association By: Solomon Israel Dr. Jonas Watson, local vet and president of the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association, poses with Lou the golden retriever in Winnipeg on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Although there is a danger of accidental overdoses of cannabis with pets, there is also potential for therapeutic use. Winnipeg Free Press 2018.

Article by Solomon Israel, Leaf News New data suggest pet poisonings from cannabis are on the rise, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says. The Pet Poison Helpline, a U.S.-based animal poison control centre that also serves Canadian pet owners and veterinarians, tracked 179 cases of pets being exposed to cannabis in Canada between the start of 2016 and June 30, 2019. ...

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UNB Researcher Receives Grant to Explore Medical Potential of Cannabis


Article by Cannabis Life Network A biochemist at the University of New Brunswick says the legalization of recreational cannabis has opened the door for scientists to find medical potential of cannabis. Yang Qu says: Cannabis is rapidly being transformed from an underground species into an industrial crop that awaits medical and agricultural development. “In the past the major driving force of the breeding was to get a ...

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Zero-Tolerance Workplace Cannabis Policies Common, Survey Finds

Zero-tolerance workplace cannabis policies common, survey finds Safety-sensitive employers more likely to take a zero-tolerance approach, says Conference Board of Canada By: Solomon Israel Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results A thousand or more cups of urine arrive most nights by express mail to Comprehensive Pain Specialists clinics. The samples are tested for narcotics and other drugs, both legal and illegal. (Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News/TNS) HEIDI DE MARCO / KAISER HEALTH NEWS / TNS According to Alison McMahon, CEO of Cannabis at Work, in practice, workplace drug testing for cannabis isn't truly "zero-tolerance," but typically measures levels of cannabis-derived chemical compounds in a worker's urine or saliva against a "cutoff limit."

Article by Solomon Israel, Leaf News Zero-tolerance policies towards employee cannabis use have been instituted by 40 per cent of Canadian employers surveyed for a recent Conference Board of Canada report. The survey didn’t explicitly define “zero-tolerance,” meaning the term could have been open to respondents’ interpretations, said Conference Board senior researcher Monica Haberl. But the think-tank’s report defined zero-tolerance workplace cannabis policies as those ...

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Toronto Company Develops DNA Test Kits That Will Basically Ensure You Never Have a Bad Cannabis Trip

HEALTH Toronto company develops DNA test kits that will basically ensure you never have a bad cannabis trip Now you can figure out how pot affects you before even trying it By Anisha Dhiman The four-inch cube used to process the test kits at Lobo Genetics. John Lem, CEO of Lobo Genetics. The company was founded in 2018 and later that year announced the addition of Charles Sousa, former Ontario finance minister, to the board.

Article by Anisha Dhiman, Growth Op Even though some may consider having a bad trip as normal, wouldn’t it be amazing if a person could learn how cannabis affects them before they even tried it? No more anxiety attacks, paranoia, bodily discomfort… a world without bad cannabis trips. Lobo Genetics, a Toronto-based healthcare technology company, claims it has the answer: DNA testing. The ...

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