Researchers Learn How to Improve Medical Cannabis Plant Production

University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant production, helping move the industry into the realm of high-tech laboratories and evidence-based practices. “Growing marijuana has been illegal for so many years that there has been hardly any scientific research up…

Opioid-related deaths fell 6.5% after recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado, research finds

Opioid-related deaths have fell by more than 6 percent in Colorado in the two years after the state started selling recreational marijuana, The researchers who conducted the study found the 6.5-percent reduction represented “a reversal of” a 14-year increasing trend in opioid-related deaths in Colorado since 2000. But they stressed in the report that further…

Niagara going to pot: Coyote’s Run winery sold to major legal marijuana operation

Those gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, the famed Red Paw/Black Paw blocks, of Coyote’s Run in Niagara-on-the-Lake will be no more as of Nov. 29. Tweed Marijuana Inc., a burgeoning medical marijuana greenhouse operation with properties in Smiths Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, has purchased the winery, which in itself was sold to a Toronto businessman…

Growing marijuana industry sparks new research around cannabis, scientists say

With the looming legalization of recreational pot next summer, and the expansion of licensed medical marijuana producers, scientists at the University of Guelph say more organizations are turning to researchers for help growing better plants. The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields,…

Mother ‘forced’ to buy cannabis to feed to her nine-year-old daughter

Doctors refuse to prescribe illegal drug to treat the girl’s seizures A mother has been forced to make cannabis oil at home to treat her nine-year-old daughter’s seizures because the Australian government refuses to legalise it. Katrina Spraggon from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been petitioning lawmakers for three years to no avail, even when they…