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Companies link up to produce and distribute soluble CBD strips

Written by Freddie Dawson || 12th November 2018 || Business briefing |

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Two North American companies have announced collaborations with established drug delivery firms to produce and expand distribution for oral CBD strips – soluble strips that dissolve in the mouth ...

Don’t judge cannabis by THC/CBD content alone, say scientists

Written by Barnaby Page || 1st November 2018 || Business briefing |

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Many cannabis strains marketed as distinct are in fact chemically much the same, but there may also be non-obvious differences and their effects on humans should not be judged purely on THC and CBD content, scientists say ...

Tobacco industry divided on involvement in CBD and cannabis

Written by Freddie Dawson || 26th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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CBD and other legal cannabis products appear to be dividing the tobacco industry. Around half of the major Western tobacco companies have publicly announced an interest in the cannabis and cannabis-product spheres with the other half continuing to deny...

CBD.io teams up with vape expo for major Las Vegas show

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 17th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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A major CBD show is to be held in Las Vegas next month in what is billed as “an epic collaboration of two industries”. The CBD.io event will take place on 9th and 10th November in conjunction with...

A new Brazilian president is unlikely to free CBD from its legal chains

Written by CBD-Intel || 17th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Prospects for CBD in Brazil depend hugely on the outcome of the forthcoming presidential election, in which the far right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro has emerged as a very strong favourite ...

Emerald Health prepares to sort the CBD from the chaff

Written by Freddie Dawson || 4th October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Canadian company Emerald Health Therapeutics is set to sign a deal to use an extraction facility capable of processing 1000 tonnes of biomass to produce 600m softgel CBD capsules a year ...

US biotech specialists move into cannabinoid fermentation

Written by Freddie Dawson || 2nd October 2018 || Business briefing |

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Intrexon, an American biotech company listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, has announced a development in its microbial platform capable of producing cannabinoids for medical use ...

Medical cannabis company lands in hot water with sexy ‘nurses’

Written by Freddie Dawson || 1st October 2018 || Business briefing |

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A Canadian company has come under regulatory scrutiny and lost a major business deal after it attempted to recruit new medical cannabis users at a dance club party using scantily clad women in nurses’ uniforms ...

Imperial Brands looks to CBD for growth, says CEO

Written by David Palacios || 28th September 2018 || Business briefing |

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Tobacco giant Imperial Brands is looking to new markets such as cannabis and CBD in the near future. “At the moment we are looking to understand this space”, said Alison Cooper, CEO of Imperial Brands, about the cannabis market in...

Massachusetts growers losing patience over licensing hold-ups

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 18th September 2018 || Business briefing |

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Cannabis growers in Massachusetts have indicated they may sue the state’s Cannabis Control Commission over a dispute that appears to have delayed the start of legal sales there ...

Canadian cannabis distributor makes move on UK and Europe

Written by Freddie Dawson || 17th September 2018 || Business briefing |

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Namaste Technologies, the company behind Canadian online cannabis sales platform CannMart, is planning an advance into Europe, taking CBD products into the UK market as food supplements ...

Big shift in preferred extraction methods from CO2 to distillation

Written by CBD-Intel || 14th August 2018 || Business briefing |

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Vaping businesses in the US are experiencing a shift in consumer preferences for methods of extracting CBD and THC from cannabis, with more manufacturers developing distillers to help meet the growing demand for purer products ...

Is PMI preparing for a future move into the cannabis business?

Written by Daniel Mollenkamp || 13th March 2018 || Business briefing |

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In our latest report on developments in the legal cannabis market, ECigIntelligence considers whether PMI may be setting up a future move in that direction. We also look at the potential dangers of synthetic cannabis products ...

Lucrative marijuana market has e-cig firms heading for greener pastures

Written by CBD-Intel || 8th May 2017 || Business briefing |

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E-cigarette firms who already have devices on the market are manoeuvring to see how their products can serve the growing marijuana industry – and they face competition there from some well-financed...

The not-so-noxious weed: how e-cig companies could lead in cannabis

Written by ECigIntelligence || 14th October 2015 || Business briefing |

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39 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have laws that legalise and/or decriminalise marijuana use or possession to various extents. E-cig companies are well positioned to enter the emerging marijuana market because of their technical expertise and...