Extracting CBD and THC from hacked beer yeast

The complex relationship between cannabis and alcohol just became even more complex. The yeast that humanity has used to ferment alcohol for over 10,000 years has now been hacked to produce cannabinoids and their medicinal and sometimes mild-altering effects found in cannabis. A University of California, Berkley team of scientists transformed a specific sugar in brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) called galactose into THC. The same…

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CBD for Pets. It’s a dog’s breakfast.

Pets have endocannabinoid systems too. That’s the conclusion of a Civilized.life article that reveals pet owners interest in CBD products for pets — your ever loyal and loving cat, dog or other other pets. Just as with humans, CBD reportedly has therapeutic properties with animals, just like CBD has with humans, including to help with anxiety, depression, nueroprotection and inflammation cited from a Surgical Neurology…

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The CBD boom will lead to cannabis normalization.

The CBD market size was estimated to be worth 600 million in 2018, and projected to reach an eye-popping $22 billion by 2022, the side effect of the CBD boom will be the normalization of cannabis into the mainstream, speculates Entrepreneur’s article. With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp farming, will lay a foundation for that normalization. The DEA is moving…

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What the heck is Synthetic CBD?

With the hype around CBD and the mad rush to deliver on the demand, here’s one more thing to be aware of: Synthetic CBD or synthetic cannabinoids. These are lab produced cannabinoids that bind to the human body’s cannabinoid receptors, mimicking what nature does with hemp and marijuana. Beyond even GMO where corporate interests are tampering with the DNA of plants and animals, with synthetic…

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Beyond CBD: the ‘Other’ Cannabinoids — CBG and THCV (oh and CBGV, CBDV, CBDA, CBN, CBC, CBCV and THCA too)

It’s common to see articles on CBD isolates, Full-Spectrum CBD, THC and terpenes to deliver the elusive “entourage effect” there are any more molecules in cannabis that exist but aren’t as prominent. Let’s brief you on a couple of them, and in future posts we’ll explore the wide world of more obscure cannabinoids. CBG With the current hype around CBD, new research has shown that…

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Weed is tax deductible. Only in Canada you say? Pity.

FYI (for your information), the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) has officially confirmed with the CMCIA (Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association) that legal cannabis acquired from licensed producers can be claimed as a legitimate medical expense — a tax deduction, with a physician’s prescription or order of course. So this is the official 411 on the tax deductibility of 420 medical treatments, but a potential problem…

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CBD: The Entourage Effect

How Full-Spectrum CBD products are different from isolate. The recent popularity of CBD products has resulted in CBD being added in everything from beverages, facial washes, lip balms, creams, salves, pet treats, edibles and tinctures, of course. With this, confusing jargon being thrown around a CBD product like full spectrum and isolate to describe the CBD additives themselves isn’t always apparent or understood by consumers….

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Do CBD spiked foods “work”?

One of the fastest growing trends in the coastal US cities, recently halted by a number of Health Departments in various cities, is spiking foods and beverages with CBD. Beyond the current Canadian black market of THC and CBD edibles, this trend was adding CBD to common menu items such as lattes, cold brew coffees, smoothies, kombucha. You name a snack, food or beverage, and…

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Inconvenient Truths: The Unholy Matrimony of Alcohol and Cannabis.

A study showed those with alcohol use disorder were less likely to develop cirrhosis or liver cancer if they took cannabis. The study included those with Cannabis use disorder and those who take it for social intent. “In a massive study that included 320,000 individuals with an alcohol use disorder* (of which over 26,000 were non-dependent cannabis users and 4,300 were dependent cannabis users), the…

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