420 with CNW – Marijuana Could Improve the Memory of Older People, Study Finds

Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany and Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Israel) have done a study to investigate whether cannabis can improve brain function once endocannabinoid system (ECS) activity is increased by administering cannabis.

Lead researcher Andreas Zimmer and his team got three categories of mice for this study. The first group of mice was two months old while the second group was 12 months old. The third group of mice was 18 months old. These three groups represented the young, mature and old age-groups respectively.

The mice in each age group either received a placebo or had an implant that released THC slowly into the bloodstream. This was done consistently for 28 days after which several days were allowed to elapse with no THC being administered. This abstinence period was referred to as the washout period.

Additionally, all the mice (whether they got THC or a placebo) took part in memory and behavioral tests. For example, one activity involved testing whether the mice recognized other mice to which they had been exposed prior to receiving the placebo or THC.

Another test required the mice to locate a safe platform in a pool of water. The time taken during this activity was recorded for all the mice in the study.

The results of the study were eye-opening. For example, the young mice (the group which was two months old) showed a deterioration in their memory function after receiving THC. In contrast, the mature (12 months old) mice showed an improvement in their memory function. How could this be?

The researchers studied the brain structures of these mature mice and discovered that the brains suddenly looked young (comparable to those of the two-month old mice). Specifically, the hippocampus acquired new synaptic spines, a sign that brain neurons could now communicate more effectively with each other, and thereby heighten brain activity.

In other words, the THC had rewritten the genetic programming of the brains of the mature mice. The researchers used the elimination method to discount any other factor which could be responsible for the improved brain function and the result was that the THC reversed the aging of the brain cells.

What do these results mean for humans? The work done by Zimmer and his team shows a high likelihood that older humans can see improvements in brain function if they consume cannabis. However, this isn’t a certainty until human trials are done and documented. The good news is that Zimmer has already secured funding to study how THC affects memory function in humans.

The study involving human subjects will paint a clearer picture of how cannabis can be used to combat mental decline with age, especially dementia. Redfund Capital Corp. (CSE: LOAN) (OTC: PNNRF) (Frankfurt: O3X4), SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) and the entire cannabis industry wish Zimmer and his team of researchers all the best in their bid to broaden how much we know about cannabis and its medicinal value.

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Political Change and E-commerce Drive Ongoing Growth for Cannabis Industry

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: Years of steady growth in the cannabis industry are expected to continue.

  • Cannabis industry forecasts anticipate revenues of $146 billion by 2025.
  • Individual U.S. states are already seeing cannabis sales exceed $1 billion in a year.
  • The departure of Jeff Sessions and expected passage of the Farm Bill will bolster these profits.
  • E-commerce is helping cannabidiol (CBD) products reach a growing market.

SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) (SING Profile) is showing how much technology can boost the industry, with support software and an online store. Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC) is also profiting from supporting producers, through the sale of hydroponic equipment. American Premium Water Corp. (OTC: HIPH) (HIPH Profile) is providing innovative cannabis-based products in the form of its CBD-infused water. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (TSX.V: WTER) (OTCQB: WTER) has announced the formation of a beverage division that will offer a hemp-derived, CBD-infused product, while Level Brands, Inc. (NYSE American: LEVB) is partnering with…

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420 with CNW – US Federal Government Sends Out Advert for Cannabis Cultivators

The Federal Business Opportunities website recently featured an advert of great interest to the cannabis industry. In that advert, the federal government was inviting entities to submit their capability statements if they felt they could grow or supply different quantities of marijuana strains or products.

The advert stipulates that any firms interested in the opportunity should have the capacity to store at least 5000 kilos of marijuana.

This advert is good news to the cannabis industry because for long, it has been difficult to get hold of cannabis for research purposes. This is because the only federally-licensed producer, Mississippi University, could not meet the quantity and quality requirements of the marijuana needed for clinical trials and other research purposes. The sole cultivator was licensed in 1968 and that is how the situation remained for all these decades.

The advert also explains that any prospective cultivator should have the ability to grow or procure cannabis having different concentrations of CBD and THC from reputable foreign sources.

It will also be mandatory for the selected suppliers to manufacture standardized cannabis cigarettes.

Needless to say, the advert also asked interested companies to apply only if they have the capacity to ship cannabis securely to scientists in different locations around the country. FDA quality requirements will be adhered to for any manufacturing or storage facility used by the producers.

You should remember that this announcement comes a few months after University College San Diego got permission to import marijuana capsules from Canada since those needed products couldn’t be obtained within U.S. borders. The cannabis was to be used for clinical trials aimed at finding a treatment for childhood autism.

The invitation sent out by the federal government will therefore open the way for large cannabis industry players to take part in making it possible for scientific research on cannabis to be conducted in the US.

This business opportunity advert comes at a time when the news of the resignation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General is still fresh in the cannabis industry and around the country. Could his presence in office have delayed the making of such decisions since he was so opposed to any form of cannabis legalization?

Industry players like Redfund Capital Corp. (CSE: LOAN) (OTC: PNNRF) (Frankfurt: 03X4) and SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) can only hope that the companies which will be selected at the end of the screening process will deliver cannabis whose quality is high enough for research purposes unlike what has been previously available from federal sources.

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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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As the Cannabis Industry Grows, So Do Challenges of Supply and Distribution

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: The cannabis industry is seeing repeated waves of growth, creating challenges for supply and distribution.

  • Currently worth over $7 billion, the cannabis industry is expected to exceed $65 billion in the next five years.
  • This growth is creating challenges for supply and distribution, as companies struggle to meet surging demand.
  • The passing of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill will allow for further growth, adding to the cannabidiol (CBD) supply.

SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) (SING Profile) is one of the companies tackling distribution problems through the establishment of an online store selling CBD products. Tetra Bio-Pharma, Inc. (TSX.V: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), a medical cannabis company, is expanding into the leisure market with a hemp-based energy drink. Luxury consumer products company American Premium Water Corp. (OTC: HIPH) is tapping into a similar market with CBD-infused water. The Supreme Cannabis Company (TSX.V: FIRE) (OTCQX: SPRWF) (FIRE Profile) just launched 7ACRES, an exclusive brand of high-end cannabis flower. And through its focus on research, Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSY) is exploring the use of…

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420 with CNW – Analysts Predict the Medical Cannabis Industry Will Out-Earn the Recreational Market

While the world is still marveling at the bold step that Canada took to legalize recreational marijuana and the resources that the recreational market is likely to command with that legalization, analysts are suggesting that the real money is most likely to be made in the medical cannabis arena.

The medical cannabis market is predicted to be worth approximately $50 billion by 2025. This is a huge jump from what the value of the medical cannabis market was in 2017 (just over $8 billion).

The huge potential for the medical marijuana takes on a bigger positive outlook when one considers the rate at which several countries around the world are legalizing the medical use of cannabis.

The UK plans to allow doctors to start prescribing marijuana in November this year. Malaysia is working out how to permit the medical use of cannabis. Denmark and Luxembourg are also taking steps to legalize medical cannabis.

The rate at which the list of countries where medical marijuana is allowed is growing much faster than the rate at which recreational cannabis can be expected to be decriminalized around the world.

The stigma attached to recreational cannabis use is one of the major reasons why one would be well advised to put their money on medical cannabis instead of thinking of investing in the recreational marijuana sector.

It is significant that the FDA approved a marijuana-based drug in June for the treatment of childhood epilepsy. That was the first time that the U.S. agency approved a cannabis-based drug in a country where the federal government still looks at marijuana as a schedule 1 substance (substances with no medical use and a high likelihood of being abused).

Pharmaceutical companies have also been courting Canadian cannabis industries in order to discuss possible partnerships in developing the medical cannabis sector further. For example, the Canadian division of Swiss-based Novartis International AG has reached an understanding with Tilray Inc. to develop cannabis delivery systems and products jointly.

It should be noted that the pharmaceutical industry carefully weighs the prospects in a given sector before making a commitment. This is because lots of resources are usually invested in R & D before a product ever has a chance to reach the market.

The moves by pharmaceutical firms to partner with cannabis companies is therefore an indicator that the long-term prospects for medical cannabis are solid and major investments can be made into the sector. American marijuana companies like NUGL Inc. (OTC: NUGL) and SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) can only pray that the regulatory climate in the U.S. improves quickly so that they aren’t left behind as the medical cannabis industry evolves rapidly.

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420 with CNW – Walmart Canada Considers Selling Cannabis-Based Products

The Canadian branch of Walmart Inc. has revealed that it is thinking about including cannabis-based products on its shelves.

This announcement makes Walmart the first major retailer to express interest in participating in the cannabis industry. Other major companies from the U.S. to show interest in the Canadian cannabis industry were from the beverage and alcohol industry (Coca Cola and Constellation Brands).

Just how free are these companies when it comes to making decisions about getting involved in the cannabis industry? Market sentiment may be forcing their hand as was seen when Pepsi Cola shares dipped on the stock exchange when the company announced that it had no interest in venturing into the cannabis industry. Other mega brands, fearful of suffering a similar fate, may be sending out feelers to identify at what point they can get on the marijuana wave sweeping everything in its wake.

Marijuana or its derivatives has been linked to several medicinal functions, such as helping people deal with chronic pain. Cancer, pediatric epilepsy, PTSD and other conditions are all said to be improved by cannabis ingredients.

Diana Medeiros, the spokeswoman for Walmart confirmed that the company had conducted some preliminary research but they hadn’t made any decision yet to have CBD products in their stores.

The move by Walmart comes just days before the adult-use of marijuana becomes legal in Canada. Canada is the first country with a large economy to decriminalize recreational marijuana. The retail sales of marijuana in Canada are expected to reach C$10.4 billion by 2025.

Canada’s decision and process is likely to be copied in other developed nations since many are already watching the developments in Canada closely. Canada has started exporting medical cannabis products to different countries, and many developed nations will not want to be left out on the revenues that can accrue from this industry that is enjoying wide popularity across all sections of the population.

The interest shown by large corporations is giving the marijuana industry positive publicity, something that is likely to fuel the push for further legalization in jurisdictions where marijuana is still prohibited.

It is that same interest in revenue that is driving decriminalization in several U.S. states. For example, New Hampshire is already calculating the potential tax revenues from the cannabis industry ahead of legalization. Such forces are likely to play a major part in any decision made regarding the legalization of marijuana.

Whether Walmart sells CBD products or not, cannabis industry players like Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTCQX: PHVAF) and SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) welcome the buzz that their interest has created around the cannabis industry.

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420 with CNW – Seattle Court Agrees to Vacate Marijuana Misdemeanor Convictions

All the seven judges of the Seattle Municipal Court have agreed to vacate all the convictions for marijuana possession dating back to 1996 when cannabis had not yet been decriminalized. The judges also made a decision to dismiss all cannabis possession charges against anyone who was being prosecuted within the jurisdiction.

This decision is the culmination of a process that started in February when Peter Holmes, the City Attorney, filed a motion calling on the court to take this historic action. He said that step was needed to right the wrongs committed against people of color, especially African Americans, who had been targeted during the drug war. Approximately 46% of all people prosecuted were African American.

The judges agreed with his motion and directed that the state should provide the last known addresses of the individuals affected by the court’s decision so that notices could be mailed to them about what has been agreed upon by the judges. About 542 individuals could benefit from the court’s ruling.

The people with marijuana criminal records now have 33 days within which to object to the court’s decision or file a request for an individualized finding.

Jenny Durkan, the Seattle mayor, welcomed the decision saying that the misdemeanor record had denied hundreds of people numerous opportunities ranging from jobs, education, housing and loans. Vacating the convictions would therefore give the affected people a chance to rebuild their lives even if the harm they suffered earlier could not be undone.

The period covered by the court’s decision was determined based on the years during which the Seattle Municipal Court had jurisdiction over marijuana misdemeanor cases. That jurisdictional authority started in 1996.

The decision to vacate those convictions hasn’t just dropped upon the city. Earlier in 2003, a decision was made by the voters to compel law enforcement agencies to take marijuana possession cases to the bottom of their priority list.

In 2010, another major step was taken by the City Attorney (Holmes) to halt the prosecution of people for cannabis possession.

It has taken months to figure out how to implement the decision to vacate the convictions because non-citizens would still be regarded as ex-cons by the immigration authorities since marijuana is still illegal at the federal level.

The court decided that any non-citizen who wanted a ruling that their previous marijuana conviction could no longer affect them in an immigration court could apply in that 33-day window mentioned in the court’s decision. Phivida Holdings Inc. (CSE: VIDA) (OTCQX: PHVAF) and SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) must be glad that the court gave ex-cons that clean slate since the measure can be an additional way to remove the stigma that has shrouded marijuana for so long.

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420 with CNW – Study Suggests CBD Could Treat Psychosis

Researchers from King’s College London have found that a cannabis extract, cannabidiol (CBD), can reset the brain so that the abnormal reactions characteristic of psychosis is reduced.

Their findings were published in the JAMA Psychiatry journal. The researchers were led by Sagnik Bhattacharyya, PhD., who works at King’s College London at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.

The team recruited 33 young people who hadn’t been diagnosed with psychosis but displayed the classic symptoms of that condition. Nineteen control subjects were also included in the study.

These study subjects were divided into three groups. One group had the control subjects while another group had 16 youths showing symptoms of psychosis. The third group had 17 psychotic youths.

The brain activity of all the study subjects was studied and recorded using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Then, one group of the psychotic subjects was given a single dose of CBD while the other group received a placebo.

The three groups were then given a memory test designed to activate the same areas of the brain that fire abnormally in psychotic individuals. MRI scans were done as the study subjects completed the memory test.

The scan results revealed that the psychotic youth who were given CBD showed a reduced level of abnormal brain activity in the target brain regions. This reduction of abnormal activity brought the performance of those subjects to almost the same level as the level of the control subjects.

The researchers welcomed these results for several reasons. First, CBD seemed to be well tolerated by all the subjects who received it. This is unlike contemporary medicines, which aren’t tolerated by some patients.

Secondly, CBD showed promise as a substance that can be used to treat young people who are at risk of developing psychosis. Currently, there is no medication that can be used for such people, because what is available is too strong and causes several adverse reactions.

Interestingly, an earlier study at the same university established that CBD counteracts the effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabidol), the cannabis ingredient which can cause psychosis.

The King’s College London researchers now plan to conduct a larger clinical trial that will include several trial centers. This follow-up study will provide more concrete answers about the possibility and mechanism of treating psychosis with cannabis extracts.

Such studies that unearth the promising cannabis cures are encouraging to companies like ChineseInvestors.com (OTCQB: CIIX) and SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING), which are involved in the young cannabis industry.

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CannabisNewsBreaks – SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) CEO Discusses Roth Capital Conference on MoneyTV

Specialized holding company SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCQB: SING) was a featured company on this week’s episode of MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is an internationally syndicated television program discussing “money and what makes it happen.” In this week’s episode, SinglePoint CEO Greg Lambrecht discussed the company’s recent appearance at the Roth Capital Conference in Orange County, California. Lambrecht noted that the company experienced investor interest during the conference regarding its recently announced effort to create the cannabis industry’s first waste diversion program. “That’s really a first mover on our part, and of course, we’ve hired experts in that field to put together a program. A lot of the different investors at the show wanted to hear about that, especially because no one else has even thought of it,” SinglePoint CEO Greg Lambrecht stated in the interview.

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SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) has grown from a full-service mobile technology provider to a publicly traded holding company. Through diversification into horizontal markets, SinglePoint is building its portfolio by acquiring an interest in undervalued subsidiaries, thereby providing a rich, diversified holding base. Through its subsidiary company SingleSeed, the company is providing products and services to the cannabis industry. For more information, visit www.SinglePoint.com.

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