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Health Canada Revokes Licences of B.C. Cannabis Producer Agrima thumbnail

Health Canada Revokes Licences of B.C. Cannabis Producer Agrima

Company under creditor protection as Health Canada finds ‘unauthorized activities’. B.C. cannabis producer Agrima Botanicals Corp. has had its licences revoked by Health Canada, months after the company disclosed the regulator’s finding that “unauthorized activities” with pot took place at the firm. Agrima is now listed on Health Canada’s website of licensed producers with the…

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Does Luxury Cannabis Ignore Social Equity?

Luxury cannabis is not just a concept anymore, it’s taking up physical space in some of the bougiest establishments. It’s jarring to see Saks Fifth Avenue’s in-house salon in Manhattan stocked with high-end CBD and Barneys in Los Angeles armed with a cannabis retail wing when people are still getting locked up in prohibition states.…

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Cannabis Sprays Explored: Parasitic Pesticides thumbnail

Cannabis Sprays Explored: Parasitic Pesticides

In a crop, certain insects can be introduced to nibble on excess mould instead of pesticides. Not only are these potentially harmful to plants, but they will also only mildly suppress instead of outright preventing fungal invasions. Mould eating insects are also less versatile and create their own problems whereas parasitic myco-solutions can be sprayed…

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Meet Canada’s newest micro-cannabis farmer

An Ontario cannabis farmer with a brand new micro-cultivation licence says the federal licensing process takes time and money, but it’s achievable for independent growers who are willing to start small. Micro-cultivation licences for cannabis were announced by Health Canada in late 2017, with the goal of bringing small-scale growers into the legal cannabis market.…

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Study Finds Legal Cannabis Reduces Illicit Grows in National Forests thumbnail

Study Finds Legal Cannabis Reduces Illicit Grows in National Forests

Conversations about the effects of legalizing cannabis frequently focus on a few key issues: economic opportunity, social justice, the potential for new medical treatments, and other health benefits. What’s less talked about, however, is how cannabis legalization impacts the environment. Researchers have long documented the ways unchecked outdoor cannabis cultivation can strain resources and negatively…

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What to Do With Disappointing Weed

So your last cannabis purchase didn’t live up to expectations? It happens. But with the right approach, even the most middling cannabis can make a comeback. A word of caution: if you suspect that mould or mildew are the cause of your distaste, toss the batch entirely—it’s not worth the health risks. But for cannabis…

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Beer Brewers on New Cannabis Beers: ‘They Should Just Stop’ thumbnail

Beer Brewers on New Cannabis Beers: ‘They Should Just Stop’

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing more satisfying than cracking open a frosty bottle of—non-alcoholic beer with weed in it? Aimed at millennials, who are apparently tired of drinking, a confusing batch of cannabis-infused beer alternatives recently arrived on dispensary shelves. These drinks aren’t labeled as “beer,” there’s 5 to 10 milligrams of THC…

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Does your cannabis oil contain palm oil? thumbnail

Does your cannabis oil contain palm oil?

Mike Babins is on a mission to convince Canada’s licensed producers to stop making cannabis oils using palm oil, an ingredient he abhors for its negative environmental impact.Ingestible cannabis oils are typically made with a food-grade “carrier oil,” used to dilute the concentrated cannabis oil to a reasonable strength for oral administration. In many cases,…

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Health Canada revokes licences of pot producer Agrima Botanicals thumbnail

Health Canada revokes licences of pot producer Agrima Botanicals

By: The Canadian Press Posted: 07/15/2019 11:53 AM VANCOUVER – Cannabis producer Agrima Botanicals Corp. has had its licences revoked by Health Canada, months after the company disclosed the regulator’s finding that “unauthorized activities” with pot took place at the firm.Agrima is now listed on Health Canada’s website of licensed producers with the status “revoked,”…

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If You’re Curious About CBD, Give This Comprehensive Guide a Read Before You Try It thumbnail

If You’re Curious About CBD, Give This Comprehensive Guide a Read Before You Try It

Whether you’re a CBD newbie or you’ve been (literally) bathing in it for years, figuring out your ideal dose is incredibly confusing—until now. CBD oil is unquestionably the most buzz-worthy ingredient right now. It’s so popular, in fact, that revenue from products made with CBD—the naturally-occurring compound present in the flowers and leaves of cannabis…

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Cannabis Oil Can Reduce Seizures in Kids, University of Sask. Study Suggests thumbnail

Cannabis Oil Can Reduce Seizures in Kids, University of Sask. Study Suggests

Report co-author says results are preliminary but promising. Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan say preliminary results suggest medicinal cannabis oil can reduce or completely stop seizures in children experiencing severe and drug-resistant epilepsy. The study, funded by Jim Pattison’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, monitored seven children with severe pediatric epilepsy, a debilitating condition that can…

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