The experience had a profound impact on Jacobson who is now the Director of Clinical Research at Tilray, the second largest provider of medical cannabis in Canada.
Master horticulturalist Francoise Levesque tends to the thousands of marijuana plants at Tilray, one of 35 federally licensed producers of medicinal marijuana that have brought pot growing “from the basement into the light.” “We are pioneering, in a way, how to do things,” says Levesque.
ICBC attendees will be treated to packed lineup of speakers from around the globe. Topics will include Canadian legalization, the state of cannabis worldwide, industry innovations, and much much more. Both days will be kicked off by keynote speeches, featuringC EO of Privateer Holdings Brendan Kennedy on Friday.
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Meanwhile, a trial for chemotherapy patients is progressing through ethics and regulatory approvals and is expected to being towards the end of this year, confirms the NSW Health Department. This research will aim to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting using oral cannabis-derived capsules containing THC and CBD, developed and supplied by Canadian medicinal cannabis company Tilray.
Along with the growth of recreational pot sales in Oregon, Washington and Colorado (and now Alaska) came the rise of cannabis-focused sites such as Leafly, which offers extensive information on its website about consuming, growing and harvesting pot. Leafly describes terpenes on its website: "Secreted in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes are the pungent oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine."
“Cannabis is a rapidly developing industry around the world,” says Brendan Kennedy, Tilray president. “We see enormous opportunity to expand distribution of our products globally. Right now, we are in the process of exporting Canadian products to Australia and Germany. We see additional export opportunities on the immediate horizon elsewhere in Europe as well as in Latin America."
Whitney Cummings doesn’t know how exactly she became a headlining advocate of the marijuana movement, but true to form the bold stand-up doesn’t shy from the tough questions. As part of the Cannabis Comedy Tour, Cummings is playing a free show Thursday at the Wilbur, sponsored by Leafly — an emerging company that is seeking to become the primary information resource on all things pot.
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