Researchers at the University of Manitoba are investigating the use of hemp protein to prevent and treat high blood pressure, also called hypertension. The study of 35 hypertensive adult volunteers will also assess the effects of hemp protein on other physical attributes, including weight, cholesterol, body mass, hormones, and insulin production. “Hypertension is a multifactor disease,” says Dr. Rotimi...
With cannabis legalization working its way across the country, more and more cannabis products are being produced and sold. With the increase in sales comes a growing concern about the waste generated from packaging materials and how to make this part of the burgeoning industry more sustainable. It’s estimated that between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons of plastic materials make...
Amid the marijuana industry’s already massive first quarter of M&A and capital infusion activity this year, a new record has already been set. Flow Kana announced today the completion of a $125 million round of financing from Gotham Green Partners — the largest private funding round of a cannabis company executed in the United States to date. Since its start...
The new shop will be opening in Beverly Hills. Luxury department store Barneys is adding a cannabis lifestyle and wellness section to its store. Racing to grab a piece of the thriving Cannibidiol (CBD) market, Barneys is to become the first department store to introduce an entire section devoted to cannabis. On Wednesday, the retailer announced the new department, called The High...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bank officials and others urged Congress on Wednesday to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry, a change that supporters say would reduce crime risks and resolve a litany of challenges for cannabis companies, from paying taxes to getting a loan. The number of banks and credit unions willing...
One of the greatest aspects of cannabis is the community it comes with. After all, with the industry being so new, we’re really all just trying to figure out as we go along. This sense of newness encourages community members to reach out to one another for advice and support, fostering a sense of tight-knit camaraderie unique to this...
The potential of the cannabis industry is drawing the interest of entrepreneurs from every conceivable background. But because of the intricacies of the regulations and restrictions surrounding the industry, including licenses and other fees, the entry level price point can be prohibitive. Some states in the U.S. require proof that those applying for dispensary licenses have at least $1...