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Silicon Valley Is Spending Millions Trying to Synthesize THC From Yeast

Silicon Valley Is Spending Millions Trying to Synthesize THC From Yeast Startups are growing THC, CBD, and "unnatural cannabinoids" from yeast. But some scientists say yeast-grown compounds will never compete with the real plant. By Troy Farah

Article by Troy Farah, Vice News A growing number of marijuana companies are betting that the cannabis plant will someday be obsolete. These startups predict powerful compounds called cannabinoids—such as THC, responsible for the “high” in marijuana—can be produced cheaper using bioengineered fungus rather than the traditional herb. It’s not difficult to insert enzymes into brewer’s yeast so that it yields something ...

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Aurora Cannabis Selected as Sole Winner in Italian Cannabis Tender

Aurora Cannabis Selected as Sole Winner in Italian Cannabis Tender PR Newswire PR NewswireJuly 18, 2019 Secures Two-Year Contract to Continue to Supply Italy with high-quality medical cannabis Aurora Cannabis Inc--Aurora Cannabis Selected as Sole Winner in Aurora Cannabis Inc. (CNW Group/Aurora Cannabis Inc.)

Article by PR Newswire via Yahoo News Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (ACB) (ACB), the Canadian company defining the future of cannabis worldwide, announced today that the Company has been selected as the only winner of the Italian government’s public tender to supply medical cannabis in Italy. The supply contract is expected to be signed in September 2019. The tender ...

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CannTrust Probe, Sector Woes Hurt Push for U.S. Cannabis Legalization, Experts Say

CannTrust probe, sector woes hurt push for U.S. pot legalization, experts say ANDREW WILLIS

Article by Andrew Willis, Globe and Mail Health Canada’s investigation into CannTrust Holdings Inc. and other coming-of-age issues in the domestic cannabis industry are becoming roadblocks to legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. market, according to industry experts, jeopardizing the growth plans at many Canadian companies. . Vaughan, Ont.-based CannTrust, which lists its shares on New York and Toronto ...

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Linton Likely Headed to U.S. Next After Canopy

Business Linton Likely Headed to U.S. Next After Canopy By Kristine Owram July 7, 2019, 10:00 AM EDT Updated on July 8, 2019, 5:00 AM EDT ‘Canada is done,’ former co-CEO of biggest pot firm says on TV Ontario to allow 50 more pot shops with Aug. 20 lottery Bruce Linton Photographer: Galit Rodan/Bloomberg SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share Tweet Post Email Bruce Linton is not going gently into that good night

Article by Kristine Owram, Bloomberg Bruce Linton is not going gently into that good night. Usually, executives who get fired will go quiet for a while, taking time to repair the damage to their ego and work out what they want to do next. But no one who knows the former co-chief executive officer of Canopy Growth Corp.was surprised to see him ...

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Canada’s Missed Opportunity: Cannabis Industry Now Being Run Out of the U.S.

Canada’s missed opportunity: Pot industry now being run out of the U.S. ANDREW WILLIS

Article by Andrew Willis, Globe and Mail With Bruce Linton’s firing, it’s now all too clear that the biggest companies in Canadian cannabis are run out of New York and the state of Washington. . An industry that this country seemed destined to lead when the federal Liberals legalized recreational cannabis last October is increasingly dominated by foreigners. The opportunity ...

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Diary of a Strain Hunter: The Life & Times of Arjan Roskam

Diary of a Strain Hunter: The Life & Times of Arjan Roskam Andrea Larson Andrea Larson

Article by Andrea Larson, Dope Magazine It’s early afternoon on May 20th, 2019 and on the other end of the phone is Arjan Roskam, best known for his lead role on the television series “Strain Hunters,” although his relationship with cannabis dates back to the ‘80s. In 2005, Roskam approached his team of global strain hunters with the idea of ...

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Two People Arrested after 2.5 kg of Suspected Cannabis Seized at New Brunswick Border

Two people arrested after 2.5 kg of suspected cannabis seized at N.B. border Detector dog Keo and her handler assisted Canada Border Services Agency officers with a seizure at the port of entry in Woodstock, N.B., on May 26, 2019. (Canada Border Services Agency)

Article by CTV News Two people are facing charges after border officers seized what is believed to be cannabis at the border in New Brunswick. The Canada Border Services Agency says officers found two large bags containing 2.5 kilograms of suspected cannabis inside the travellers’ vehicle at the port of entry in Woodstock on May 26. Detector dog Keo and ...

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Amid Cannabis Legalization, Pot Seizures at Border Crossings Soar

Amid cannabis legalization, pot seizures at border crossings soar BILL KAUFMANN it is unusual that the Canadian Border Services Agency isn't subjected to an external body that could provide oversight, says the Herald editorial board. JIM WELLS / JIM WELLS/POSTMEDIA Cannabis users are less paranoid about carrying their drugs across international borders, but it’s still illegal in most cases. STEVEN SENNE / AP Cannabis can be legally transported across provincial borders. TREVOR HOWELL / POSTMEDIA

Article by Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Herald Canadian border agents seized dramatically larger amounts of pot in the months following legalization of the drug. From October through December of last year, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confiscated nearly 574 kilograms of cannabis products, including dried flower, resins and other concentrates, states the federal government department’s statistics. That compares with about ...

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‘In the Eighth Inning’: Canada’s Cannabis Startup Scene Lags Behind U.S.

MARIJUANA Commodities Investing 22h ago 'In the eighth inning': Canada's pot startup scene lags behind U.S. By David George-Cosh

Article by David George-Cosh, BNN Bloomberg Canada may be the first developed country to legalize cannabis, but the country lags far behind the U.S. when it comes to growing a robust marijuana startup industry. Globally, 125 venture and private equity investments were made in the cannabis sector since the first quarter of 2013 to the second quarter of this year, ...

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Coca-Cola Heir Caught With 5000 Cannabis Plants on Private Jet

CANNABIS Coca-Cola heir caught with 5000 cannabis plants on private jet He insists it was all hemp and no laws were broken WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Originally published on High Times. By A.J. Herrington

Article by A.J. Herrington, High Times via Georgia Straight Billionaire and Coca-Cola heir Alkiviades “Alki” David was arrested on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts last week after customs officials discovered 5,000 cannabis plants on his private jet. David and his friend Chase Ergen were taken into custody by officers with the Anti-Narcotics Unit at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport ...

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