27
Jun
2019

Bacteria Killer? Research Suggests Cannabidiol Has Antibiotic Potential

Preliminary research out of the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience indicates the cannabinoid cannabidiol is effective in killing bacteria in lab testing – including some that have become mainstream antibiotic resistant. The research, carried out by IMB’s Centre for Superbug Solutions’ Dr Mark Blaskovich in collaboration with Australia’s Botanix Pharmaceuticals Ltd, determined cannabidiol

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26
Jun
2019

What’s next in New York and New Jersey? Marijuana business experts weigh in

Illinois became the 11th state in the nation Tuesday to legalize adult-use marijuana after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a recreational bill into law. The governor’s historic bill signing comes not long after New York and New Jersey both failed to legalize potential billion-dollar commercial recreational programs. What lessons were learned by the cannabis industry, and how are business strategies shifting? Why

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24
Jun
2019

Medical Marijuana Research Program Launched In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s Department of Health last week announced a medical marijuana research program involving clinical registrants and approved universities is to kick off in the state. The program will start with three clinical registrants, who each have a grower/processor and a dispensary permit. The initiative will see the collaborations conducting clinical research on any of the

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8
May
2019

Can Santa Barbara County become cannabis king? Economist says growing pot offers opportunities

Santa Barbara County could become one of the nation’s leading cannabis sources, providing an opportunity for those already being squeezed out of other crops by competition and costs, based on an economist’s review of issues delivered Tuesday at the North County Economic Summit in Santa Maria. Peter Rupert, executive director of the UCSB Economic Forecast

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8
May
2019

Many traditional VCs are hesitant to buy into cannabis startups, but these investors are taking the plunge

Venture capital is upping its tolerance for cannabis investments. At DCM’s CannTech conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Casa Verde Capital Manager Partner Karan Wadhera spoke about the hurdles facing venture firms that want to invest in cannabis startups but have partners that are not yet comfortable wading into the murky legal waters. “Every major

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