All posts by Mary Sparks

Cannabis Ingredient CBD Could One Day Become an Antibiotic – Newsweek
23 Jun
11:54

Cannabis Ingredient CBD Could One Day Become an Antibiotic – Newsweek

As scientists work to stem the tide of antibiotic resistance, the authors of a study believe an ingredient in cannabis could one day form the basis of a new drug. Antibiotic, or antimicrobial, resistance is where bugs such as bacteria can survive drugs created to kill them, making infections difficult, […]

Health Canada Considering Categorizing CBD as Natural Health Product – Leafly
23 Jun
11:38

Health Canada Considering Categorizing CBD as Natural Health Product – Leafly

When a Health Canada representative told a media call last week the agency had “committed to conducting further consultations on the precise question of CBD as a Natural Health Product (NHP),” some expressed pessimism such consultations would arrive quickly. There were no timelines in last week’s new regulations on a move for […]

Verified Organic, Treum launch Ethereum blockchain solution for organic hemp production – Yahoo Finance
23 Jun
10:34

Verified Organic, Treum launch Ethereum blockchain solution for organic hemp production – Yahoo Finance

Verified Organic has kicked off the first phase of a project that tracks organic hemp production for Integrated CBD from seed to sale, using the Ethereum blockchain. This has launched in partnership with Treum, (formerly Viant.io), a supply chain platform backed by ConsenSys. The aim is to ensure quality, reduce fraud […]

Shopper News blog: Nature’s Crossing offers healing herbs and CBD – Knoxville News Sentinel
23 Jun
9:07

Shopper News blog: Nature’s Crossing offers healing herbs and CBD – Knoxville News Sentinel

CLOSE Jim Haslam speaks about new Knox Promise at Fulton High School in Knoxville, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Knoxville News Sentinel What’s new in your community? Find out here at the Shopper News blog. We’ll have updates on people, places, businesses, schools and sports in your community. Check back throughout the […]

CBD foods pulled from Upper Valley store shelves after N.H. Liquor Commission warning – Valley News
23 Jun
9:05

CBD foods pulled from Upper Valley store shelves after N.H. Liquor Commission warning – Valley News

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Staff at the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society have pulled beverages and food products containing CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical found in hemp or marijuana, from the shelves of all of their stores on both sides of the Connecticut River. They took down the five products containing cannabidiol […]

In Wisconsin, users of cannabis and CBD are as close as Main Street – Madison.com
23 Jun
9:04

In Wisconsin, users of cannabis and CBD are as close as Main Street – Madison.com

In a tiny room inside a hair salon in Viroqua, Wisconsin, two women gaze over a glass case. They have driven 30-some miles down the Mississippi River from La Crosse just to check out Kickapoo Kind, a shop established last summer in the heart of the state’s politically liberal Driftless […]

US farmers may harvest hemp as China trade war drags on – Business Day
23 Jun
6:46

US farmers may harvest hemp as China trade war drags on – Business Day

The FDA said in a statement to Reuters that it had developed a strategy to evaluate existing CBD products and create lawful pathways for bringing them to market. The agency knows some companies are marketing products containing hemp-derived compounds in ways that violate the law but has prioritised those making […]

Ruh-roh: What happens when your dog gets into your weed stash – OregonLive
23 Jun
6:37

Ruh-roh: What happens when your dog gets into your weed stash – OregonLive

It all started on a Tuesday night, when I came home from work to an unmistakable absence. My brown-and-white pitbull mix, Maizey, wasn’t at the top of the stairs to greet me. Instead, she was in her bed, shaky and confused. When I tried to get her up, she stumbled, […]

Nearly Half of All Major Canadian Pot Growers Have Entered the U.S. Hemp Market – Yahoo Finance
23 Jun
4:34

Nearly Half of All Major Canadian Pot Growers Have Entered the U.S. Hemp Market – Yahoo Finance

It’s probably not much of an exaggeration to state that most investors’ eyes are “on the green.” Marijuana is arguably the hottest investment idea of this generation, with global legal sales potentially growing to between $50 billion and $75 billion by 2029/2030, up from around $12 billion in 2018. Given […]

As a young mother dies after refusing chemotherapy, how social media is fuelling the rise of fake cancer cures – The Telegraph
23 Jun
3:24

As a young mother dies after refusing chemotherapy, how social media is fuelling the rise of fake cancer cures – The Telegraph

Last week, at a converted 18th-century farmhouse near Derby, friends gathered in memory of Katie Britton-Jordan, who died recently after a valiant struggle against breast cancer. She was 38 and leaves a grieving husband, Neil, and Delilah, their five-year-old daughter. Neil, who announced his wife’s death on Facebook earlier this […]