420 with CNW – Smoking Cannabis Makes You Less High than Vaping It, Study Finds

As the law and people’s attitude towards marijuana gradually eases up, questions are emerging about how the different methods of consuming marijuana compare against each other. Well, scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine sought to answer that question by looking into how vaping cannabis differs from smoking it.

With just 17 participants, this study can be aptly described as a small one. However, its findings cannot be discounted when one considers the thoroughness invested in investigating what the researchers had set their minds upon.

First, the study participants were recruited on the basis of being healthy and having abstained from marijuana for at least a month prior to the study. There were eight women and nine men selected for the study.

These selected participants were then given marijuana at varying levels, that is, at concentrations of 0 milligrams (placebo), 10 milligrams and 25 milligrams. This marijuana was given a week apart, and the participants had to consume it within an eight-hour window.

The researchers then subjected the participants to psychomotor and cognitive function tests, tested how much THC was present in their blood, and then recorded their vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, etc.).

Additionally, the study volunteers were asked to complete a questionnaire in which they reported their subjective assessment of how they felt after consuming the cannabis. For example, they were asked to state whether they felted nauseated, anxious, restless or motivated.

The researchers discovered that vaping appeared to trigger stronger effects among the study participants when compared to smoking marijuana, and this was given further credence when lab tests showed that the level of THC in the blood of the participants was higher in the samples taken after they had vaped the substance.

Other scientists who reviewed the findings commended the researchers for focusing on infrequent users of cannabis since all other research centered on regular consumers. Additionally, the methodical approach taken also attracted acclaim.

However, some observers wondered whether the use of pipes to smoke marijuana could give results that were representative of the marijuana joints (cannabis rolled in a paper) that are commonly smoked.

Furthermore, the study participants were asked to vaporize their marijuana three times in quick succession in order to complete their “dose” for the day. This may differ from what people normally do, that is, vaporize once before taking a long break. Consequently, the study could have brought out the extreme effects that are rarely seen among normal users.

Nevertheless, the study provides valuable information that will be useful to particularly individuals taking medical marijuana. This is because such individuals can adjust the dosage based on the method of use. Cannabis companies like Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF) (CSE: SPR) (FRA: 38G) and Sugarmade, Inc. (OTC: SGMD) certainly appreciate the insights provided to users and the industry by the research at Johns Hopkins.

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Hemp Industry Sees Profitable Harvest as Farm Bill Approaches Finale

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: With the end in sight for the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, which contains provisions likely to grant hemp full agricultural legalization, and revenues from existing hemp products rising, hemp farmers are seeing reasons for excitement this fall.

  • The Farm Bill is set to finally pass through Congress in the near future.
  • Predicted hemp revenues for the next few years are soaring.
  • Hemp is doing particularly well in states with supportive politicians, such as Kentucky.

Sugarmade, Inc. (OTC: SGMD) (SGMD Profile) has made the most of this opportunity through investment in Hempistry, a hemp cultivator with big plans for expansion. The popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) products means that hemp may soon surpass the value of other cannabis products, which is providing strong profits for companies such as Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY). This popularity will likely to lead to growth in the food and beverage industry, one reason why Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) (TSX: WEED) has received substantial investment from that sector. HEXO Corp. (OTC: HYYDF) (TSX: HEXO) plans to increase its 310,000 square feet of cannabis cultivation space to almost 1 million square feet by the end of the year. Meanwhile, Aphria (NYSE: APHA) (TSX: APHA) is developing new products to tap into…

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Cannabis Boom Fuels Mergers and Acquisitions in Hydroponics and Beyond

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: The rapid growth of the cannabis sector is pushing companies to innovate expansion strategies.

  • Among the companies affected are hydroponics suppliers, which sell vital equipment to cultivators.
  • Hydroponics companies, like others in cannabis, are using mergers and acquisitions to benefit from a bullish market.
  • A recent trade show in Las Vegas saw companies on the hunt for future acquisitions.
  • Other companies are seeking outside investment or partnerships to increase their presence.

Hydroponics supplier Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) (SGMD Profile) has leaned into the current trend for mergers, with a big acquisition and open plans for future growth. Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) is focusing on research and design, using public offerings to finance this work. Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) (TSX: WEED) has gained $4 billion in investment from a beverage company, an investment some believe will lead to a takeover. Both Cronos Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON) and Aphria (NYSE: APHA) (TSX: APHA) are relying on diverse strategies, including…

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420 with CNW – 3 House Bills Seek to Reform Cannabis Policies for US Veterans

A team of Republican and Democratic lawmakers revealed that they will be tabling three bills aimed and reforming the different marijuana policies that affect veterans in the country. The bills, if enacted, would formalize the protections offered to veterans who seek medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids as well as create mechanisms for such options to be implemented in a safe way.

The first proposed bill is titled “Department of Veterans Affairs Policy for Medicinal Cannabis Use Act 2018”. The intention of this bill is to amend and codify the existing policy at the VA office through which veterans are protected from any adverse consequences in case their healthcare providers learn that the veterans are using medical cannabis.

This new bill plans to clarify what the roles and responsibilities of veterans/patients and their healthcare providers are on the subject of medical cannabis. The bill would also require that the policy is displayed prominently at all facilities set up by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The second bill is titled “Department of Veterans Affairs Survey of Medicinal Cannabis Use Act 2018”. This bill seeks to make it possible for research to be done by the VA department in order to get concrete information about how veterans are seeking and using medical cannabis.

Such information can be vital in designing interventions which will help the veterans to get medical cannabis in a way that doesn’t compromise any other treatment which they may be receiving for their conditions. The bill is informed by the fact that just over a fifth of all veterans have used some form of medical cannabis, so the process needs to be understood by the authorities.

The third bill is titled “Department of Veterans Affairs Medicinal Cannabis Education Act 2018”. The purpose of this bill is to make it possible for the Department of Veterans Affairs to create partnerships with medical universities that are conducting training on medical cannabis. Such a partnership would help to educate primary healthcare providers about medical cannabis so that veterans benefit from that better understanding of how medical cannabis can be added to the other treatment plans of veterans. This education would take the form of continuing education.

As you can see, the bills are well-intentioned and they deserve a favorable treatment by Congress. It remains to be seen how they will be received and the final form in which they will be passed, if they get to that stage. Cannabis industry players like Sproutly Canada, Inc. (OTCQB: SRUTF) (CSE: SPR) (FRA: 38G) and Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) have a high regard for all veterans and hope that the bills make it through so that the veterans can access medical cannabis in a formal way.

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Hydroponics Increasingly Key as Booming Cannabis Sector Goes to Next Level

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: With Canada’s decision to decriminalize cannabis nationwide and the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill’s provision to potentially make industrial hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) legal nationwide, the cannabis CBD product sector is gaining a strong foundation.

  • Analysts expect runaway growth in the cannabis and CBD markets.
  • Industry is scaling up amid regulatory reform.
  • Underlying growth metrics are bullish for hydroponics suppliers and cultivators alike.
  • Branding and marketing are increasingly important and tied to quality control.

Numerous interests stand to benefit as the cannabis sector begins to hit its stride, ranging from cannabinoid biopharma developers to cultivators with rapidly expanding acreage footprints. Pick-and-shovel plays such as hydroponics supplier Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) (SGMD Profile) could be some of the biggest winners, quietly supplying tons of hardware to a variety of end users without having to jump through the all the legal hoops. Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), one of the first companies licensed to produce medical cannabis as dried flower in Canada, has quickly become known for its full-spectrum cold-extracted cannabinoids with clearly indicated tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD potencies. Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) (TSX: WEED) has parlayed its leadership in cannabis and hemp with dried, oil and softgel capsule products into a landmark $4 billion investment from beer, wine and spirits major Constellation Brands, Inc. Cronos Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) (TSX: CRON), which operates two wholly owned Canada-licensed producers, is making its presence felt across five continents. And Aphria Inc. (NYSE: APHA) (TSX: APHA) is also making serious waves as…

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420 with CNW – South African Cannabis Workshop Tickets Sell Out in Record Time

The first weekend of November witnessed the first ever cannabis grow workshop in Cape Town, South Africa. Event tickets were sold out in two days flat after the organizer, Grant Taylor, went to social media to announce the event.

He said that the idea of organizing a workshop on how to grow marijuana was motivated by two things. First, the Constitutional Court ruled recently that adults were free to grow and consume cannabis in South Africa as long as it wasn’t sold or consumed in public.

Secondly, Grant had previously tried to grow something and he had failed miserably. He had also recently heard many people who live in apartments saying that it was impossible for them to grow anything in such an environment.

The workshop was therefore organized to teach people the complexities involved in growing cannabis organically. To that end, organic soil and pots were also on sale so that event attendees could go and start cultivating their own marijuana or any other plant they wished to grow.

Grant and his team of organizers didn’t have any cannabis seeds or plants on sale during the workshop. This omission was deliberate since the court ruling allowing citizens to grow and consume marijuana didn’t permit the sale of marijuana or its products.

Grant Taylor admitted that putting the event together wasn’t a smooth task. He was denied the venue he preferred because the management at that venue wasn’t comfortable about hosting a cannabis workshop in their premises.

Grant had used that same venue in the past to host trainings in hydroponics, but that history wasn’t enough to secure the venue for a workshop on cannabis.

Grant isn’t deterred by such setbacks and he plans to host similar events in future.

For now, one of the co-organizers of the cannabis workshop is going to set up and run a vlog (video blog) on cannabis while Grant will set up a Facebook group and manage it in addition to operating a website on cannabis cultivation.

Contrary to what some people may have thought, the Grow Cannabis Workshop wasn’t attended by drug addicts. Ordinary people like florists, nurses and dentists were in attendance to learn how to grow this plant.

Those interviewed at the workshop said that they wanted to learn how to grow cannabis so that they could have a supply for medicinal use.

It is such ordinary people that give Grant his drive to create a group of likeminded people for purposes of sharing ideas and experiences. Cannabis companies like SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) and Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) know that it is through people like Grant Taylor that major changes can take place in any community.

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Bumper Hemp Crops Promise Profit for Farmers and Cannabis Companies

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: This year will see the largest U.S. hemp crop since changes to federal law created an avenue for production to start again, turning over decades of fallowed industry.

  • Thousands of acres of hemp will be harvested across 19 states.
  • Kentucky is seeing particularly good crops, due to near-perfect growing conditions over the summer.
  • The main product taken from these crops will be cannabidiol (CBD) oil, used in a growing range of health and wellness products.
  • Crop production is set to continue increasing in light of high demand and legal changes.

Sugarmade, Inc. (OTC: SGMD) (SGMD Profile) is profiting from this development by expanding from hydroponics into investment in hemp production, broadening its cannabis-related portfolio. Other companies are expanding internationally. Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) is now working with affiliates and subsidiaries in Europe, South America and Australasia. Cannabis grower Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) (TSX: WEED) has drawn billions of dollars in investment from the beverages industry as big companies look to get into the market. And Aurora Cannabis, Inc. (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB) has established an extensive network of supply agreements across Canada, which will help to raise sales and awareness of cannabis and related products. New uses are also set to increase demand, thanks to research by companies such as…

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Flow of Finance Funds Acquisitions and Investment Across the Cannabis Sector

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: A growing market is supporting a wave of acquisitions and cross-company investments in the cannabis industry.

  • Significant growth in the cannabis industry is supporting a range of multimillion-dollar investments.
  • Some of these have taken the form of acquisitions, as innovators evolve into established companies.
  • Others are cross-company investments, some within the sector and some from outside.
  • Profits are coming not just from cannabis itself but from support services, with companies profiting from pick-and-shovel plays.

One of the companies making a pick-and-shovel play is Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) (SGMD Profile), which is expanding its position in cultivation supplies through acquisitions and marketing agreements. GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) recently carried out a public offering to fund further growth, raising $345 million to expand its cannabis-oriented pharmaceuticals work. AbbVie, Inc. (NYSE: ABBV), on the other hand, has retained only a limited connection to cannabis, moving instead into other treatments. Specialist consulting company MariMed, Inc. (OTCQB: MRMD) provides advice for those looking to expand in the sector, covering the development and management of cultivation facilities, and recently investing in a related software company. For Medmen Enterprises, Inc. (OTCQX: MMNFF) (CSE: MMEN), expansion means a vertically integrated supply chain across four US states as it expands a carefully developed brand.

Cannabis Acquisitions Continue as Companies Seek Liquidity

With the completion of cannabis legalization in Canada, investors are watching closely to see what effect this will have on the market. Over less than 20 years, cannabis has evolved from nothing into a multimillion-dollar industry, with companies ranging from cultivators and retailers to payment specialists and equipment suppliers. As it continues to expand at a rapid rate in both Canada and the US, the market is seeing growth for players both big and small.

To fuel this development, many companies are looking for fresh finance. Liquidity is needed to fund research, development, and expansion, from building larger cultivation facilities to setting up new retail outlets. This is both driven by and driving a wave of new finance deals and acquisitions, as the sector matures and consolidates its resources.

Acquiring the Fundamentals

The appeal of acquisitions is driving the strategy of companies such as hydroponics supplier Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD). Hydroponic equipment is essential to the indoor cultivation of cannabis, so the growth of the sector promises a boom in demand for hydroponics. Sugarmade is using this boom to attract additional finance and undertake a raft of acquisitions, with an end goal of becoming a major player not just in hydroponics but in the cannabis space itself.

Such acquisitions have taken off in a big way over the past year. The first half of 2018 saw 145 mergers and acquisitions in the cannabis sector, nearly double the number for the same period in 2017. Some of these represent consolidation by existing cannabis players, as they mature from innovative startups into established businesses in a widely accepted field. But money is also coming in from the outside, for example through Constellation Brands’ acquisition of a large portion of Canopy Growth.

A pattern is emerging of cannabis-adjacent companies moving directly into the sector. For a company such as Constellation, the move is a sideways one from investment in alcohol to one in cannabis, protecting its place in the recreational consumables market. It’s the same play that other alcohol and tobacco companies are eyeing. For Sugarmade, acquisitions represent expansion within its existing business, ensuring a firm hold on hydroponics, as well as a move up and down the supply chain to better profit from the businesses it is already tied to.

A Pick-and-Shovel Strategy

Earlier this year, Sugarmade announced that it was moving to acquire two other suppliers of cultivation equipment. Now details of those deals are emerging, with the signing of a binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to acquire Sky Unlimited, LLC. This could allow Sugarmade to expand its distribution channels, thanks to the different models followed by the two companies. While Sugarmade’s sales to the cannabis sector primarily come through online buyers, Sky Unlimited specializes in selling to wholesalers and large commercial cultivators. Combining the two may create manufacturing, logistical, and marketing efficiencies across an expanded customer base.

“The trend in cannabis cultivation is toward the larger commercial cultivation operations, and Sky Unlimited is in the thick of that dynamic marketplace,” said Jimmy Chan, CEO of Sugarmade. “This year, Sky Unlimited and its associated operations are expected to produce in excess of $40 million in revenues with profitability and positive cash flow. This new revenue stream combined with our recently upwardly guided revenue forecast of $30 million for next year will make Sugarmade one of the largest publicly traded suppliers to the booming cannabis cultivation marketplace, with a combined revenue forecast for next year in excess of $70 million.”

The types of company being targeted by Sugarmade reveal a pick-and-shovel strategy. Rather than making a direct jump into cannabis, the company is investing in the underlying products and services cannabis suppliers need. It’s a more conservative move than investing directly in cannabis, one that will buffer Sugarmade against the immediate effects of a fast-changing and still controversial sector, while letting it profit from the sector’s growth.

Following a previous Master Marketing Agreement with BizRight, this latest move makes Sugarmade one of the largest publicly traded cannabis supply companies. The company shows no sign of stopping there, having announced its intention to continue with an expansion strategy. The next likely move may well be brand acquisition, providing a higher price-to-earnings ratio for investors. Having already made an acquisition proposal for a Washington state retailer with $5 million in annual revenues, Sugarmade is on its way to becoming a more public fixture in the cannabis market.

Financing Growth in Cannabis

As in any sector, the success of expansion strategies will depend upon their liquidity. Fortunately, the state of the cannabis market appears to currently ensure a steady stream of finance. The US cannabis market alone is expected to be worth $10 billion in 2018, 50 percent more than it was only two years ago. Canada’s market is also expected to be worth billions, as legalization transfers the recreational consumer base from illegal dealers to legitimate businesses.

Cannabis companies are using this opportunity to channel finance into growth. Some are striking deals for bank loans in newly legalized regions, while others are using public offerings to raise fresh finance through sales of shares.

Sugarmade is taking a different approach, using expansion to fund further expansion. Following the BizRight and Sky Unlimited deals, the company has upgraded its projections for revenue in 2019 from $6 million to $70 million. Its previous deals will now provide the liquidity for future acquisitions, allowing a rolling strategy of expansion across the sector.

The pick-and-shovel plays look to pay off.

Cannabis Companies Making Big Moves

As the market keeps growing, so do many of the companies working in cannabis.

GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) is a world leader in the development of cannabis-related medicines, thanks to its strong research program and manufacturing expertise. Already a major player in the sector, the company has recently sought funds for expansion through a public offering. The result was an extra $345 million in funds, reflecting investors’ faith in the cannabis sector and in the future of companies such as GW. These funding will allow the company to keep growing its research and production work, with that research work expanding its portfolio of cannabis-related intellectual property.

While some companies invest more heavily in cannabis, others are diversifying. Pharmaceuticals manufacturer AbbVie, Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) is the company behind Marinol, a drug used to tackle appetite loss due to AIDS and cancer treatments. But while Marinol’s active ingredient is chemically identical to THC, the best-known active ingredient in cannabis, the company has filed only a handful of patents relating to cannabis and shows no sign of expansion into the sector. It’s a move that may help AbbVie in marketing to cannabis’s opponents, but one that leaves the space open for competitors.

The expansion of cannabis companies has supported the emergence of specialist support services, such as those provided by MariMed, Inc. (OTCQB: MRMD). A cannabis consulting firm, MariMed provides professional guidance on the development, funding, and operation of cultivation facilities. This can help other firms navigate the complicated issues surrounding the industry, covering everything from real estate to regulatory compliance. The company recently invested in Sprout, a software company supporting cannabis brands and dispensaries, allowing it to bundle software with its other business solutions.

Medmen Enterprises, Inc. (OTCQX: MMNFF) (CSE: MMEN),  has used expansion to develop a vertically integrated supply chain. The company works in both cultivation and retail, meaning that it handles the product all the way from planting first seedlings to placing packaged cannabis into customers’ hands. Its recent acquisition of dispensary and cultivation facilities from Treadwell Simpson Partnership means that it is spreading its carefully managed brand from existing bases in California, Nevada, and New York into Florida.

The growth of the cannabis market is providing a flow of finance, leading to acquisitions and cross-company investments across the sector.

For more information on Sugarmade, visit Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD)

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420 with CNW – New Research Proves that there is More to Marijuana than THC and CBD

There is an assumption among marijuana consumers (for medical or recreational purposes) that the variations in the effects they get from the different cannabis strains are a result of variations in the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) concentration in those strains. However, a new study has revealed that such a perception may not be a full reflection of what is going on.

The University of British Columbia-based researchers studied 33 strains of both Sativa and Indica strains of cannabis and found that there was little variation in their CBD or THC content.

However, the different strains varied widely in terms of the other cannabinoids that they contained. This finding raised the possibility that it is those other active ingredients which determine what therapeutic or psychoactive reaction a consumer will get when they consume a particular product.

Consumers need to know that cannabis has approximately 100 cannabinoids but regulations only require manufacturers to declare how much THC and CBD is present in a given product. The focus on THC and CBD may be based on the fact that those two active ingredients are the most plentiful in the cannabis plant.

However, as any lawyer will tell you, the devil is always in the details. The little-known cannabinoids could the real “heroes” of the effects that cannabis users experience.

More attention therefore needs to be focused upon understanding all the active ingredients in marijuana and how they affect a consumer.

The way cannabis strains are bred also needs to be formalized so that the scientific community can understand which strains contain which combination of active ingredients and which ones were lost during a breeding procedure.

The prohibitionist laws which have existed for long made it impossible for breeders to accurately document the lineage and characteristics of the different marijuana strains currently available. Consequently, it is possible that the same strain may have a different name based on the interests of the entity currently growing and marketing that variation of the same strain.

On the consumer side, the researchers advise that users educate themselves about the benefits of “whole plant medicine” instead of being lost in how this strain has this amount of THC or CBD when compared to another strain.

If the research achieved anything, that thing was showing the world how little is currently known about the composition, effects and uses to which marijuana can be put. You can bet that Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTCQX: PHVAF) and Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) are working to unravel the secrets marijuana has for the world.

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Hemp and CBD Set to Eclipse the THC Marijuana Market

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: As the cannabis market continues to grow, hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) are occupying an increasingly large share of the escalating industry.

  • Hemp, the form of cannabis without psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is an important part of the cannabis market.
  • Hemp is common in many health and wellness products.
  • Total sales of hemp-derived products are expected to exceed $1 billion this year.
  • Some industry experts expect hemp products to soon exceed marijuana for their share of the cannabis industry.

Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) (SGMD Profile) is taking advantage of this shift by making a heavy investment in hemp production. Medical marijuana company Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) bridges the gap between product types through its production of CBD oils. One of the largest cannabis growers in Canada, Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) provides plants used in a wide range of products. GW Pharmaceuticals Plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) has created the first cannabis-derived prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Meanwhile, public acceptance and more positive perception of the cannabis sector are shifting, thanks at least in part to publicity efforts by shifted by cannabis companies such as…

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