$2.7 Million Awarded for Medical Marijuana Research in Colorado

The state has awarded $2.7 million for research into how medical marijuana could replace opioids to ease chronic spinal pain — and how it might treat irritability in children and adolescents with autism.

The research will be conducted at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the state Department of Public Health and Environment announced this week. Continue reading “$2.7 Million Awarded for Medical Marijuana Research in Colorado”

Pot stocks rally after Canopy Growth buys US hemp researcher to help it grow marijuana better

Marijuana stocks rallied Monday after one of the largest Canadian cannabis companies announced that it has agreed to acquire a U.S.-based hemp company.

Canopy Growth told investors its purchase of Evergreen, Colorado-based ebbu will “complement and accelerate” its ambitions to expand into new types of consumer products. Continue reading “Pot stocks rally after Canopy Growth buys US hemp researcher to help it grow marijuana better”

Cova Software Announces Plan to Retain Retail Cannabis Data in Canada

Retail cannabis point of sale software company and part of the iQmetrix group, Cova Software today announced plans to help retailers in Canada improve protection of retail data and Canadian consumer information by migrating all Canadian cannabis retail data to Azure Canada-Central located in Toronto. The move is set to begin September 27. Continue reading “Cova Software Announces Plan to Retain Retail Cannabis Data in Canada”

Despite Popularity, Scientists Are Still Looking for Reliable Marijuana DUI Test

This spring, 16 state patrol officers from Colorado and Wyoming took a couple days off their usual work schedule to do something special. They assembled in a hotel conference room in Denver. As instructed, they wore street clothes for their first assignment: going shopping at nearby marijuana dispensaries. Continue reading “Despite Popularity, Scientists Are Still Looking for Reliable Marijuana DUI Test”

Study Proves Marijuana Can Reduce Epileptic Seizures

Medical researchers have confirmed what some desperate parents have been claiming for years—that a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana known as cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce epileptic seizures in some children.

Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the findings stem from a double-blind, placebo-controlled study—the most scientifically rigorous type of investigation possible. Continue reading “Study Proves Marijuana Can Reduce Epileptic Seizures”

New security technology now available for the cannabis industry

As a cannabis security consultant, I have had the privilege of working with many leading security equipment vendors across the United States. Working with these vendors allows me to get first-hand knowledge of some pretty cool security technology for the cannabis industry, like the five featured here. Continue reading “New security technology now available for the cannabis industry”

What Researcher’s Found in California’s Marijuana

Researchers in Northern California have delivered some unsettling news for marijuana users: It turns out, a sizeable amount of the pot sold in California’s medical marijuana dispensaries test positive for mold and bacteria that could be dangerous for patients with compromised immune systems. Continue reading “What Researcher’s Found in California’s Marijuana”