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27
Jun
2019

Ireland Greenlights Medical Cannabis Pilot Program

Ireland on Wednesday launched a scheme that will allow its citizens to use cannabis for medicinal purposes. Simon Harris, the country’s health minister, signed legislation that establishes a program to give patients access to marijuana for treatment purposes. “The Medical Cannabis Access Programme” will be maintained for five years until 2024, at which time it

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26
Jun
2019

The CBD producer that is leading Europe in CBD isolate production, product development, and health research

KannaSwiss is a Swiss-based CBD producer that is one of the top largescale CBD isolate and product manufacturers in Europe. With a dedication to offering CBD isolate and products of the highest purity and potency, KannaSwiss currently produces 1,000kg of isolate per month along with products that leverage a range of CBD delivery methods including oil, flower, hemp briquettes,

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8
May
2019

ISRAELI MEDICINE COMPANY AIMS TO MANUFACTURE CANNABINOID-PRODUCING CELLS

If successful, the cannabis industry would shift from agriculture-based growing into a full 3-D cell culturing platform for growing and expanding cannabinoid-producing cells. Pluristem Therapeutics, best known for developing novel placenta-based cell therapy products, announced May 6 that it has filed a US provisional patent application titled “Methods and Compositions for Producing Cannabinoids,” which covers

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2
May
2019

Chinese blockchain firm swaps Bitcoin for cannabis in search of new highs

Following the effects of the crypto-winter, one Chinese firm has been forced to diversify its business model away from blockchain. It’s chosen industrial hemp as the next addition to its portfolio. Grandshores Technology has historically invested in blockchain-based infrastructure and hardware but is shaping up to buy a 40-percent stake in Chinese industrial hemp producer

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1
May
2019

Sunny Portugal Now Path to EU Medical Marijuana

For years, the Portuguese city of Cantanhede has been known for its wine products and roasted suckling pig, a local specialty. But the city has something new: Portugal’s first medical cannabis production farm. The cannabis plant produces cannabinoids – chemical compounds used in treating health disorders. Parts of the plant are used to make the

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