Industry & Business

TOH Opinion Files: Mainstream Cannabis Industry Continues to Plague Due to Financing Challenges

Financing challenges are at the top of a long list of growing pains cannabis companies are facing. Despite more than three-quarters of the U.S. population now living in a state that has legalized some form of marijuana, it remains a Schedule 1 controlled substance at the federal level – creating both financial and operational hurdles for law-abiding …

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DEA-Permitted Marijuana Research Cultivator Debuts on Nasdaq, Shares Mount

Bright Green Corp. made U.S. marijuana industry history Tuesday. The Florida-based company, which says it has conditional approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to grow marijuana for research purposes, became the first American plant-touching company to trade on a major exchange in the United States – in this case, the Nasdaq. The stock, traded …

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Accelerator Supports German Startup Curating ‘Critical Link’ to Capitalize on Carbon

German startup HempConnect has been selected for an EU-backed program that helps early-stage carbon dioxide (CO2) removal initiatives realize their business potential. HempConnect is the only hemp-oriented enterprise among 16 international startups selected for the program, a part of CLIM Accelerator, a broader project that fosters climate solutions. The accelerator advises entrepreneurs and helps them interface with …

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Cannabis Product Sampling is setting off, Despite Legal & Pandemic Challenges

Azuca employees hand out samples of CBD-infused syrups at a cannabis industry conference earlier this year in New Mexico. (Photo courtesy of Azuca) Want to get shoppers to try a new product? Start by giving them a free taste. Product sampling is the gold standard of consumer packaged goods marketing. From plastic cups in a …

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Latest Data Supports Efficacy of Medical Cannabis for Depression & Anxiety

A Canadian survey has found evidence to suggest that medical cannabis is associated with sustained improvements in anxiety and depression. The study is thought to be the largest to date examining medical cannabis for anxiety and depression In what is thought to be the largest dataset of its kind, Canadian researchers surveyed over 7,000 patients authorised …

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A Thought to Munch On: To Vape or Not to Vape?

Medical cannabis oil has been life-changing for Julia, but she’s still struggling to come to terms with vaping. Fibromyalgia patient Julia Davenport says cannabis oil has been life-changing for her, but she’s still struggling to get on board with flower. My perception of cannabis has changed dramatically in the few years since I started taking …

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How regenerative Cultivation Can Boost Cannabis Farmers Sustainability

Flora Growth, based in Bucaramanga, Colombia, captures rainwater on its 1,000-acre outdoor cannabis grow to supplement its irrigation water. (Photo courtesy of Flora Growth) Cannabis growers looking to take their cultivation sustainability methods to the next level are adopting the tenets of regenerative farming. The core principle of regenerative farming is “closing the loop,” or …

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New Research Findings Suggest CBD May Ease Hay Fever Symptoms

With UK pharmacies reporting a shortage of hay fever medication – could CBD help ease symptoms? UK pharmacies are reporting a shortage of hay fever medication – could CBD offer an alternative option? Pharmacies across the UK are reporting a shortage of Chlorphenamine maleate, the active ingredient in commonly used allergy medicines, such as Piriton. High-street …

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Cannabis Flower the Last Hope in Dawn of Fatigue Syndrome

For the first time findings have shown that consuming cannabis flower appears to lead to a reduction in fatigue. Patients consuming cannabis flower report a reduction in fatigue.             Researchers have examined for the first time the effects cannabis has on symptoms of fatigue. Fatigue is defined as extreme tiredness often resulting …

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Limited Research on Cannabis Results in Dipping Prescriptions for Arthritis

The review found limited progress in understanding the potential of cannabis for the treatment of pain. A lack of research is preventing wider uptake of medical cannabis prescribing for arthritis pain, according to a new review published in the US. A new review article has found that there has been limited progress in understanding the potential of …

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