Study Shows That THC Benefits Are Greater Than CBD’s

Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to simply as CBD, is everywhere, and with good reason.  It’s been proven to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, inflammation, pain, and many other conditions.  But when it comes to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), things get a little quieter.  Since this is the psychoactive component in the cannabis plant (the cannabinoid that produces …

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Eliminating biofilm in drip irrigation

With the ongoing legalisation of cannabis in many countries, the cannabis industry is also rapidly growing. The industrial cultivation of cannabis uses dripping/irrigation lines to provide the plants with sufficient water. However, invisible from the outside, a biofilm may build up on the inner lining of these water systems. Such biofilm may significantly reduce the …

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Cannabimovone (CBM), a rare cannabinoid can sensitize cells to insulin

News from the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry in Italy. In a study published in the journal Molecules, researchers found that cannabimovone (CBM), a rare cannabinoid, can sensitize cells to insulin. CBM thus joins CBD, THC, THCV, and THCA as a potentially promising avenue of research for diabetes prevention. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease …

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How to make valuable levulinic acid and cement additive from hemp waste

In Kentucky, Louisville scientists just exploited a simple process that transforms hemp crop waste into levulinic acid, a valuable chemical and a cement additive for green concrete made from spent CBD flowers. Kentucky industrial hemp has long been a cash crop, originally for its fiber. More recently, in 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration …

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Today’s Cannabis Crisis Zones

While several nations around the world have deemed marijuana an “essential” or “critical” item during the current pandemic, other places aren’t so fortunate. In France, weed street prices are soaring as local underground supplies are being frantically hoarded. Cannabis remains outlawed in France for all purposes, though the country plans to launch a limited pilot program sometime …

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The Technology Behind Cannabinoids in Toothpaste

The toothpaste market is enormous. Over $26 billion dollars in 2018 to be exact, and the toothpaste market is expected to increase in value to nearly $37 billion by 2024. Revolutions in new research with terpenes could eventually prove to be a gamechanger for the toothpaste industry. The cannabis plant is one of the most versatile plants …

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