Mice cured of MRSA, raising hopes of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria, raising hopes of a new weapon in the fight against superbugs. Scientists screened five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol (CBG), was particularly potent at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of...
Jesse B. StaniforthJanuary 20, 2020 Wedding Crasher by BLK MKT. Photo courtesy of GTEC Holdings Ltd./GlobeNewsWire A booth slogan at Vancouver’s Lift & Co. trade show last week sparked controversy over racism and diversity in the cannabis sector. At its centre was a booth from BLK MKT, an adult-use brand launched in early December by LP GTEC Holdings, with large text on...
This conservative state could be going green by this fall. Despite the fact that marijuana stocks had a miserable 2019, cannabis momentum marches on in North America. For instance, by no later than April 30, we should see Mexico officially become the third country in the world to legalize adult-use weed. This follows the country’s Supreme Court ruling mandating that...
Veterans Affairs Canada is considering adding disposable vaping pens to a reimbursement program that has spent more than $2-million on cannabis vaporizers for military vets since 2015, despite growing health concerns around those products. More than five years ago, the federal department classified vaporizers as medical devices and began reimbursing veterans and former RCMP officers up to $300 for their...
Derrick BergmanJanuary 18, 2020 Johan and Tukta Van Laarhoven before their arrest. Johan has returned to the Netherlands, but Tukta remains in prison because she is a Thai citizen. (Courtesy of Justice for Johan) Johan van Laarhoven, the Dutch cannabis coffeeshop pioneer who has been detained in Thailand for over five years on drug charges, returned to his native country on...
Ben AdlinJanuary 18, 2020 (Mitch/iStock) Citing concerns about a suspected connection between cannabis and psychosis, a group of Washington state lawmakers wants to slash the allowed potency of all non-medical cannabis concentrates, limiting THC levels to no more than 10%. The new proposal, House Bill 2546, would dramatically alter the face of Washington’s legal cannabis landscape by outlawing the vast majority of...
The celebrity cannabis business club has a new member: Carlos Santana. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is partnering with Left Coast Ventures, the same California company that provides flower for Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart’s Mind Your Head brand and Marley Natural. Asked how the Left Coast partnership came together, Santana, 72, told Variety: “They picked me. I...