Pamela Moore


Extraction methods affect cannabinoid composition and may affect biological activity

Manufacturers of medical cannabis products depend on consistent extraction methods to supply patients with medicine containing standardized cannabinoid concentrations. But how do differences between the range of extraction methods used by commercial producers affect cannabinoid content and biological activity? A series of experiments from researchers at the University of Maribor in Slovenia aimed to shed […]

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Lygos CBx scales up bio-based production of cannabinoids

A Bay Area company that specializes in low-cost alternatives to plant-derived cannabinoids has launched commercial-scale production. Lygos CBx will use its proprietary fermentation and processing technology to produce more than 100 kilograms of high-purity cannabinoids, including CBG, CBC, CBD and CBDA. The company claims that, by using only selected portions of the cannabis plant’s metabolic […]

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Arizona hemp growers suffer losses due to crown and root rot

With the burgeoning market for CBD, it is no wonder hemp cultivation has taken off in many US states. But successfully growing this crop means finding the right conditions, as some growers in Arizona are discovering the hard way. Last summer, about 85 percent of drip-irrigated industrial hemp plants in Yuma and Graham counties experienced […]

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Impairment following medical cannabis use subsides within four hours

Recreational users have been recommended to wait at least seven hours after inhaling cannabis before engaging in driving or other safety-sensitive tasks. But a new review of clinical studies looking only at medical cannabis users concludes the duration of impairment lasts less than four hours, a finding that has significant implications for those who drive […]

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Ethanol injection promises to reduce extraction costs, time

Kelowna, BC-based Vitalis Extraction Technology believes it has discovered a new approach to cannabis extraction that will cut operational costs and significantly lower the time needed to produce extracts from both marijuana and hemp. Not yet patented, the Vitalis Cosolvent Injection System (CIS) injects a controlled amount of ethanol into the CO2 extraction process to increase […]

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M.J. Hall & Company introduces the first admitted cannabis product in Arizona

The wholesale insurance brokerage company will introduce CannaBOP to Arizona businessowners beginning March 8th, 2021. San Francisco, CA March 8, 2021  M.J. Hall & Company, a wholesale insurance brokerage covering the western United States, announced today that they are now the only wholesaler to have access to the first admitted carrier for cannabis in Arizona, […]

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Review study: Cannabis and driving cognition

How long should you wait after using cannabis before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle? The answer is not straightforward according to a review and meta-analysis of the effects of cannabis on driving and driving-related cognition. While the study confirms THC impairs driving, there is no simple formula to determine how long to wait […]

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US foundation will study effects of cannabis on PTSD

Across the US, an estimated 22 veterans lose their lives each day due to their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the California-based Battle Brothers Foundation, the causes of death range from opioid overdoses to suicide. In late February, the foundation received approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to conduct an observational study of […]

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Minority owned cannabis company, TheraTrue Inc., announces new CEO Victor Mancebo, $50 million in funding, and applies in Georgia and Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25th, 2021   Company co-founded by Dr. Paul Judge, Tech Investor and Entrepreneur ATLANTA, GA and RICHMOND, VA – February 25, 2021 – Today, TheraTrue, Inc., a minority owned medical cannabis production company, announced the addition of cannabis industry veteran Victor E. Mancebo as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition, […]

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