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Wine veteran hopes to elevate cannabis with wine and food pairings - San Francisco Chronicle

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:30

San Francisco Chronicle

Wine veteran hopes to elevate cannabis with wine and food pairings
San Francisco Chronicle
But most were simply “canna-curious,” either out on a date or trying something fun with friends. As curiosity about marijuana usage builds, Evans has found that elegant, curated events like this are the best way to educate a new class of consumer that ...

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NY health officials warn of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison - WCAX

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:19

WCAX

NY health officials warn of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison
WCAX
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Officials in New York are warning hospital emergency rooms about a new form of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison that is linked to cases of uncontrolled bleeding. The state issued the warning on Monday. Officials say that ...
3rd death reported in Illinois linked to synthetic marijuanaWGN-TV
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Ontario Real Estate Association calls for stronger protections against marijuana grow ops - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:59

The Globe and Mail

Ontario Real Estate Association calls for stronger protections against marijuana grow ops
Globalnews.ca
“Realtors would support a full ban on the home cultivation of marijuana, however we don't expect the government of Ontario to take that step with legalization of recreational marijuana on the horizon.” The group is instead asking the Ontario government ...
BMO ramps up efforts in marijuana sector by assigning a cannabis analystThe Globe and Mail
Cannabis legalization prompts update of Alberta gaming and liquor lawsCBC.ca
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Cannabis Wheaton Could Become a Maritimes Force - SmallCapPower (press release)

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SmallCapPower (press release)

Cannabis Wheaton Could Become a Maritimes Force
SmallCapPower (press release)
SmallCapPower | April 9, 2018: Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp.'s (TSXV:CBW) last two announced acquisitions appear to be positioning the Company as a force to be reckoned with in Canada's Maritime provinces. On April 9, 2018, Cannabis Wheaton said it ...
Cannabis Wheaton Announces Acquisition of Robinson's CannabisGlobeNewswire (press release)

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John Hickenlooper talks to Rolling Stone about marijuana, the 2020 presidential race and the future of The Denver Post - The Denver Post

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:22

The Denver Post

John Hickenlooper talks to Rolling Stone about marijuana, the 2020 presidential race and the future of The Denver Post
The Denver Post
John Hickenlooper spoke to Rolling Stone for a piece the magazine posted Monday as part of a four-day, cross-country tour and the two-term Democrat used the conversation to defend Colorado's decision to legalize marijuana while addressing other issues ...

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New Colorado border-town marijuana dispensary concerns Utah officials - The Cannabist

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:11

The Cannabist

New Colorado border-town marijuana dispensary concerns Utah officials
The Cannabist
Dinosaur residents in 2016 voted 102-50 to authorize the establishment and operation of retail marijuana stores as well as medical marijuana centers. The ballot question also authorizes cultivation, product manufacturing and testing facilities. Rocky ...
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Here's My Prediction for Cannabis Stocks Before and After ... - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:07

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Here's My Prediction for Cannabis Stocks Before and After ...
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB), and Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH) are back in correction territory after more than quadrupling up in the latter part of last year. For a long-term investor, it's become quite difficult to justify ...

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Pot and Hops: A Family Reunion

Alternet - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 08:35
New beer brews with cannabis terpenes -- and hops oil extracts fortified with THC

Once upon a time, cannabis and humulus (hops) were the same plant.

About 27 million years ago, cannabis and hops diverged from their common ancestor and evolved as separate botanical species.

Today, cannabis and humulus are identified as distinct species within the same plant family Cannabaceae. One can see a family resemblance in the jagged-edged leaves emblematic of both plants.

Family ties are also evident in the fact that cannabis seeds and pollen look the same as humulus seeds and pollen. These similarities make it difficult to distinguish between the fossilized remnants of both plants.

So how did scientists figure out when cannabis became cannabis, a unique species of its own?

Niche theory

Dr. John McPartland addressed this question when he spoke at the 2016 meeting of the International Cannabinoid Research Society in Poland. He used “niche theory” to ascertain whether a carbon-dated pollen sample was indicative of cannabis or its humulus cousin.

Niche theory involves identifying a plant remnant based on other botanicals found in proximity. Cannabis prefers uplifted, flood-disturbed, alluvial soil and appears in a pollen assemblage dominated by high grassland flora, cereal grains, Artemisia, and flowering plants of the Goosefoot family. When remnants of these plants are present, cannabis rather than hops is likely among them.

Humulus, by comparison, colonizes a wetter ecological niche, flourishing in the vicinity of poplars and willows, for example. When remnants of these plants are found with cannabis/humulus seed or pollen, hops is the likely suspect.

Based on chloroplast DNA sequences and radiocarbon dating, McPartland suggests that cannabis emerged as a distinct botanical species 27.8 million years ago, and its area of origin was the Tibetan Plateau.

Therapeutic attributes

As well as their shared physical characteristics (leaf, seed, pollen), cannabis and hops are similar in other ways. Some of the same components, including terpenes and other phytonutrients, are found in the female inflorescences of both species.

Cannabis has a rich history as a medicine going back to prehistoric times, and so does hops. Long before they became a bittering agent in the brewing industry, hop flower tops were used in traditional Eurasian cultures to treat restlessness and sleep disturbances. Ditto for cannabis flower tops.

In addition to their calming, sleep-inducing qualities, hops and cannabis share other significant therapeutic attributes. Both herbs have potent antibacterial and anti-cancer properties, according to recent scientific research.

Xanthohumol is one of several phenolic compounds in hops that have noteworthy medical potential. This “prenylated flavonoid” was shown to be a “’broad-spectrum’ cancer chemopreventive agent” in a 2004 preclinical study at Oregon State University, which recommended further investigation into its “potential for application in cancer prevention programs.” Subsequent research in Belgium found that xanthohumol “effectively inhibits proliferation of prostate cancer.”

Chinese scientists reported that xanthohumol is effective against HIV infection and suggested that it might serve as “an interesting lead compound” for developing “a novel therapeutic agent” for HIV. 

Another flavonoid, 8-prenylnaringenin, found in hop flowertops is a potent phytoestrogen that could be useful as a dietary supplement for treating post-menopausal hot flashes. This flavonoid compound also has anti-diabetic potential, according to a 2018 report by German and Italian scientists.

Beer & Bud

What goes around, comes around. Eons ago cannabis and hops were the same plant, and now they are being reunited by several West Coast beer-makers who are spiking their brew with THC or CBDor other cannabis components.

In the summer of 2017, Lagunitas, the craft beer exemplar, partnered with CannaCraft, a California-based cannabis oil producer, and introduced a limited edition of “Supercritical,” an ale brewed with terpenes (but no THC or CBD) extracted from two popular cannabis varietals, Girl Scout Cookie and Blue Dream.

For an encore, CannaCraft is producing a couple of different THC-infused vape oil blends combined with terpenes extracted from hops. The dominant terpenes in “Stereoterpical” and “Hop Cannon” – the newest psychoactive additions to the AbsoluteXtracts vape cartridge product line – are also present in various cannabis cultivars.

The terpene profiles of these THC-fortified hop oil blends include memory-enhancing pinene with its woody aroma; anxiety-reducing limonene with its citrus flavor; relaxing linalool with lavender notes; humulene, an appetite-suppressing sedative; and anti-inflammatory beta-caryophyllene, a bitter, all-star phytonutrient.

So smell the mystery, and sleep well. If you can’t smoke your beer, you might try vaping it.

Project CBD director Martin A. Lee is the author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific. He consults for CannaCraft and several other cannabis businesses. Patrick Anderson provided research assistance for this article.

Sources:

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This Mysterious Marijuana Syndrome Is Relieved by Hot Showers - Live Science

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 03:58

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This Mysterious Marijuana Syndrome Is Relieved by Hot Showers
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Rubber Match: Medical marijuana gains 3-2 support - The Pioneer News

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 02:02

CBC.ca

Rubber Match: Medical marijuana gains 3-2 support
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