Emerald Health Submits Applications For Expansion

Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV:EMH) (OTCQX:EMHTF), through Emerald Health Botanicals Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary and a Licensed Producer under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, has submitted license applications to Health Canada for approval of two new growing sites. Emerald is preparing for the large-scale production of cannabis in anticipation of legalization…

N.Y. lets health facilities obtain medical marijuana for patients, residents

Hospitals, nursing homes and residences for disabled New Yorkers are among facilities that could obtain medical marijuana for their patients and residents under emergency regulations issued a week ago by the state Health Department. The facilities would be deemed “caregivers” under the state medical marijuana program. New York’s strict rules permit medical cannabis to be…

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,…