Biochemist Jahan Marcu has found “a very rewarding career” working to assure the safety of medicines. “It is really touching to see patients using our products and leaving opioids behind,” says Adam Kavalier, a phytochemist who works in the same industry. The fast-growing field where these scientists work provides not only these satisfactions, but also,…

Now that the dust has settled around attorney general Jeff Sessions’ promise of harsher federal marijuana enforcement, advocates of legalization have largely exchanged their initial disappointment over the move for one of long-term optimism. “I think there was a knee-jerk reaction of something approaching panic, but once everyone calmed down, they’ve come to realize that…

As a cannabis advocate, I’m reasonably concerned by the social stigma around parents who use the plant. This is partially because some of my loved ones happen to be parents who use cannabis, but it’s also because I don’t think it makes sense to demonize responsible adults for enjoying marijuana. And contrary to popular opinion,…

Today, women are in leadership positions at every level of the cannabis industry, from CEOs of blossoming companies to cultivators taking cannabis from plant to product. Women grow cannabis, make medicines, own their own farms and operate their own dispensaries. Some women are also producing and directing documentaries in order to fight the stigma of…

Progress in crafting marijuana plants that are high in the non-psychoactive marijuana cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) and tobacco that’s low in nicotine sent 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSEMKT:XXII) rocketing 157% higher in 2017, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. 22nd Century is a plant biotechnology company that genetically engineers and breeds tobacco and cannabis plants to make them…

Vancouver, British Columbia, Jan. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE:FFT) (OTCQB:FFRMF) is pleased to announce that it has closed on the previously announced 10-acre operating greenhouse acquisition, which generated approximately $2,800,000 USD in revenue and $400,000 USD in EBITDA for 2017*. The purchase price was $3,000,000…

The percentage of adults in the U.S. who favor legalizing marijuana has doubled since 2000, to the highest level ever, according to a new survey. The survey, released Friday by Pew Research Center, found that 61% of American adults believe the drug should be made legal. Currently, eight states and Washington, D.C. allow recreational marijuana…

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