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U.S. Illness Related to Liquid Vaporizers Worries Dry-Herb Vape Makers

U.S. illness related to liquid vaporizers worries dry-herb vape makers By: Solomon Israel Brandon Sun Rick Macl, owner of Growers and Smokers on 18th Street North, uses a vaporizer for his medical marijuana, which he has a prescription for, at his shop on Tuesday. (Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun) A man uses a hand-held dry-herb vaporizer, which heats cannabis without burning it. (Mike Aporius/Winnipeg Free Press) A black market cannabis vape pen, which uses a replaceable cartridge filled with concentrated liquid cannabis extract. A portable dry herb cannabis vaporizer unit for sale inside a Cannabis NB retail store in New Brunswick. Unlike cannabis oil vape pens, dry herb vaporizers heat up ground cannabis bud. A cannabis vape pen cartridge is displayed at a Seattle cannabis store in 2015.

Article by Solomon Israel, Leaf News Call it a tale of two vapes: a lung illness related to liquid vaporizer devices, believed to have killed six people in the U.S. and sickened hundreds more, is raising concern among firms that manufacture and sell dry herb cannabis vaporizers, which have not been implicated in the outbreak. The slim, portable gadgets involved in the ongoing public health ...

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Health Canada Warns Against Modifying Vape Pens as Illness Spreads in U.S.

HEALTH CANADA WARNS AGAINST MODIFYING VAPE PENS AS ILLNESS SPREADS IN U.S. CANNABIS CANADACANNABIS LEGALIZATIONCBD NEWSFEATUREDHEALTHHEALTHMARIJUANA LEGALIZATIONMARIJUANA NEWS

Article by Cannabis Life Network People who vape should get medical attention right away if they’re worried their electronic cigarettes/vape pens are harming them, Health Canada said Thursday. The federal department said there is no sign in Canada of an affliction reported in as many as 25 American states that seems to be linked to vaping, but it is monitoring the situation. People have reported respiratory and ...

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Canadians Hit With Lifetime Bans for Carrying CBD Oil Across U.S. Border

Canadians hit with lifetime bans for carrying CBD oil across U.S. border CBD oil gets Canadians banned from the U.S. There's a new warning for Canadian travellers thinking about crossing the U.S. border with CBD oil. What you need to know about crossing the border with cannabis A lawyer shares three things anyone thinking of crossing the border with cannabis products should know. David Molko, Senior Reporter, CTV Vancouver

Article by David Molko, CTV News Two Canadians have been given lifetime entry bans to the United States after they attempted to enter the country carrying cannabidiol oil or CBD, a popular cannabis extract legal in Canada that’s often used to treat pain and anxiety. Blaine, Washington-based immigration lawyer Len Saunders, who represents both travellers, told CTV News during both ...

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Cannabis Canada: Why the DEA is Expanding Cannabis Research Applications

Cannabis Canada: Why the DEA is expanding cannabis research applications

Article by BNN Bloomberg First Nations discussing new cannabis laws with Canadian government Canada’s First Nations are engaging with the Canadian government to work out cannabis rules that would determine jurisdictional control as well as what kind of revenue-sharing would be developed between the two parties. The CBC reports that First Nations leaders are holding regular meetings that are exploring the ...

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Brits Give Their Verdict on Canada’s Cannabis Industry

BRITS GIVE THEIR VERDICT ON CANADA’S CANNABIS INDUSTRY MARTIN GREEN

Article by Martin Green, Grizzle British economists, politicians and marijuana legalization advocates have criticized the Canadian cannabis model after conducting a research trip to Ontario. Volte Face, a campaign group that aims to see cannabis legalized in the UK, took a cross-party group of MPs across the Atlantic on a fact-finding mission. It also brought Chris Snowden, head of lifestyle economics at ...

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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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