In the USA, the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission has chosen six companies to manufacture low-THC cannabis oil in the state. Back in 2019, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 324 ( "Georgia's Hope Act") into law, which authorized the Commission to oversee the regulated licensing of in-state...
Research out of Australia is indicating the "entourage effect" associated with medicinal cannabis is likely really a thing. So, what is the entourage effect? Coined by Israeli researchers in the late 1990's, the entourage effect describes medical cannabis treatment efficacy not being limited to a specific cannabinoid such as THC or...
Hemp bioplastics company Sivana Converting LLC has purchased the remaining portion of the former Sunbury Textile Mills in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Among its myriad applications, hemp can be used to create various plastics that have traditionally been manufactured using fossil fuels. Some of the advantages of hemp bioplastics include compostability,...
An industrial hemp research project in Florida has been completed, finding significant environmental and economic challenges. University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has wrapped up two years of research into hemp. The goals of the project were to: assess hemp varieties' suitability for Florida develop hemp...
In an effort to better assist patients and families, Ireland's medical cannabis refund system is to be replaced by a direct payment arrangement. Eligible patients in Ireland currently source their prescriptions from a pharmacy in the Netherlands, Transvaal Apotheek. This arrangement was challenging due to patients or their families needing...
The Kentucky Hemp Association (KYHA) has made its stance very clear regarding recent police raids on hemp stores in the state. The KYHA alleges State Troopers last week raided two lawful hemp retail stores, looking for Delta-8 THC products. While Delta-8 THC is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in cannabis, it is...
US medical cannabis company MedPharm Holdings subsidiary MedPharm Research has been approved for a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Schedule I Researcher License. Acquiring this was no mean feat as the DEA is still particularly sensitive to anything cannabis related. “It’s been a long road to getting a federally approved license,” said Albert...
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation regulating the intoxicating cannabinoid delta-8 THC. Untested items containing the substance have been sold widely across the state - including in convenience stores and gas stations. Delta-8 THC has really taken off in the USA as a result of perceived loopholes in federal...
Australian medical cannabis company Althea Group Holdings Limited (ASX: AGH) says its Canadian subsidiary has signed a manufacturing agreement with another cannabis company in that country. The agreement is between Peak Processing Solutions and Delshen Therapeutics Corp's wholly owned subsidiary 48North Cannabis Corp and involves Peak manufacturing four products for...
A syndrome that appears to affect some regular users of cannabis is making headlines again  - "scromiting". So, what is it? The USA's NBC news is reporting the case of a young man who presented to hospital 11 times for the same issue: severe vomiting that lasted for hours...