Cannabis Research Project Will Follow 100 Ex-Players to See if CBD Can Help Avoid Opioid Use – LPC A new cannabis research project in Toronto will investigate whether or not using CBD can help wean ex-National Hockey League (NHL) players addicted to opioids. The cannabis research partners the NHL Alumni Association with Canopy Growth Corp.,…

Lifestyle Maven Advises Canopy Growth on CBD Products – LPC Martha Stewart, who is famous for her lifestyle brand Martha Stewart Living, is bringing her domestic touch to CBD products. A CNN report (please see link at the end of this LPC article) states that Stewart has agreed to join Canopy Growth to help develop…

“At that point I realized that there was an ally in the president on [cannabis legalization].” How does Trump really feel about cannabis legalization in the United States? A private conversation between Donald Trump and Colorado Senator Cory Gardner may reveal the answer. According to Gardner, he spoke with Trump the day the Justice Department announced its crackdown…

Nannette de Gaspé Cannabis-based Beauty Product in “Everyone Wins” Swag Bag The Oscars were a big night for cannabis-based beauty product company Nannette de Gaspé, too. The Montréal-based luxury beauty product company was invited to add their Bain Noir cannabis sativa bath soak treatment to the famous “Everyone Wins” Swag Bag given to actor nominees.…

“Growthy” Cannabis Stocks to Be Taken Over in the US by Tobacco and Drinks Companies – US Wealth Adviser To say that Carol Pepper of Pepper International is hot on cannabis stocks is an understatement. She is calling cannabis stocks the “next huge growth area” – presumably because US cannabis legalization is expected soon. “If…

Innovators Rushing to Patent Cannabis Tech Before Legalization An article from IPWatchdog (please see link below) highlights the growing number of cannabis patents in the United States. In 2016, there were only 14 patents registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) related to cannabis tech. That climbed to 29 in 2017 and 39…

Nova Cannabis Sets Up Licensing Agreement with Toronto-Based Retailer The rules around Ontario’s retail cannabis licence structure are beginning to take shape. There have been some clear regulations, including the fact that licensed producers (LPs) cannot own more than 9.9 per cent of a retail cannabis operation. So how would the retail cannabis system work…

Revenues Up but Profits Missed Expectations – Could Be Sign of Things to Come Canopy Growth reported that third-quarter sales rose 282 per cent over the past year, though a dig deeper into the numbers could reveal something about the current cannabis industry. Unsurprisingly, the recreational cannabis market was the key driver, accounting for more…

Health Canada Receives 83 Micro-Cultivation Licence Applications Health Canada’s micro-cultivation licence may create a whole new sector of the cannabis industry: cannabis co-ops. The government agency said it has received 83 applications for micro-cultivation licence applications as of January 31, 2019. Many of those are from cannabis co-ops pooling knowledge and resources. In BC, the…