Cannabis use appears to encourage, not replace, non-medical opioid use — ScienceDaily

Contrary to some claims, people in the U.S may not be substituting cannabis for opioids, according to new research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The study examined the direction and strength of association between cannabis and opioid use over 90 consecutive days among adults who used non-medical opioids. The findings showed that opioid use was at least as prevalent on days when cannabis was used as on days when it was not, and that this was irrespective whether participants were experiencing pain or not. The study, published in the scientific journal Addiction, is among the first to test opioid substitution directly.

The study, which compared the probability of non-medical opioid use on days when cannabis was used with days when cannabis was not used, included 13,271 days of observation among 211 participants from the greater New York area. The participants were predominantly male, urban, unemployed, unmarried,

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Data indicates 61 percent of patients who used cannabis began after age 60 — ScienceDaily

With growing interest in its potential health benefits and new legislation favoring legalization in more states, cannabis use is becoming more common among older adults.

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that older adults use cannabis primarily for medical purposes to treat a variety of common health conditions, including pain, sleep disturbances and psychiatric conditions like anxiety and depression.

The study, published online October 7, 2020 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found that of 568 patients surveyed, 15 percent had used cannabis within the past three years, with half of users reporting using it regularly and mostly for medical purposes.

“Pain, insomnia and anxiety were the most common reasons for cannabis use and, for the most part, patients reported that cannabis was helping to address these issues, especially with insomnia and pain,” said Christopher Kaufmann, PhD, co-first author of the study and

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Cannabis VCs explain what it takes for startups to get their attention

  • As the cannabis industry matures, winners have begun to separate themselves from the pack and position themselves as leaders in their categories.
  • VCs are taking notice. They said they’re shifting their investment dollars from early stage firms to growth stage companies that already have a proven track record.
  • According to data from PitchBook, VC investment in cannabis startups cratered this year, as the cannabis bubble burst and investors pulled back during the pandemic.
  • Many investors told us they’re still open to new exceptional startups, however.
  • Business Insider talked to six VCs who say that for a startup to get their attention, the company would need to have solid leadership, an idea that would completely innovate or create a category, and the ability to scale quickly, among other qualities
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The crowded cannabis market has thinned out since its boom in late 2018,

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Aurora Cannabis Stock: Love It or Leave It?

Canadian marijuana company Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) had a dreadful 2019; its stock lost 56% of its value over the year, compared with a 36% decline in the industry benchmark Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF. External headwinds in Canada, along with Aurora’s own haphazard acquisitions, dragged down revenue and made profit challenging, while expenses kept piling up. All these factors led to its decline, and hopes of the company recovering anytime soon were minimal.

Hence, its third-quarter results at the end of March came as a pleasant surprise. The company reported a surge in revenue — to be precise, a year-over-year jump of 35% to 75.5 million Canadian dollars. Aurora gave a sneak peek into its fourth-quarter results on Sept. 8 when it discussed some impairment charges and a decline in revenue. But investors hoped to get some good news from the actual results, and the stock was up 16%

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Big Issues Face The Cannabis Industry But A.I. Is Here To Help

If two markets are pretty much guaranteed to make money over the next decade separately it’s artificial intelligence and cannabis. Together, the pair could form a perfect storm thanks to COVID-19 driving demand. Cannabis is more popular than ever thanks to lockdowns and vape technology and the market is predicted to be worth $76.3 billion by 2027). A.I. adds new business benefits for the industry that the COVID boom could mean big changes ahead for regulation.

Adrian Holguin, CEO of CannaShark Consulting, started consulting for cannabis companies in 2017, and in three years he says the changes have been dramatic. Previously a Silicon Valley alum working in intellectual property and patents and trademark work, Holguin, now works with entrepreneurs and startups entering the

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Two Colorado Companies Join Forces to Expand Cannabis Extraction Technology Development and Equipment Sales

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 1, 2020–

ExtractionTek Solutions (ETS) and Pinnacle Stainless, two Colorado-based innovators in cannabis extraction technology, equipment design and fabrication, are pleased to announce they are merging operations, effective Jan. 1, 2021. The company will operate under the name ExtractionTek Stainless, Powered by Pinnacle.

The merger brings together expertise in closed-loop hydrocarbon and ethanol extraction methodologies, and allows the companies to centralize all equipment design with in-house fabrication, all of which will facilitate business expansion. As a result of this merger, the company projects combined revenues of $45 million in 2021. Company leadership plans to maintain current staffing levels.

“As the cannabis space continues to grow more competitive, we understand that combining our forces is the path forward to achieve a level of synergy impossible alone. ExtractionTek Solutions brings industry-leading hydrocarbon extraction technology, and Pinnacle offers expertise in ethanol extraction, excellent fabrication capability and an advanced

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Cannabis Extraction Market 2020 Top Key Players, Share, Size, Evolving Technology, Trends and Industry Analysis 2026

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 28, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “Cannabis Extraction Market” report includes overview of industry characteristics, manufacturing technology, industry chain analysis and latest market trends and dynamics. The Cannabis Extraction Market report also explores future trends for supply, demand and growth rate, size, prices, Cannabis Extraction market share, trading, competition and value chain as well as Key Players of the industry’s information with forecast from 2020 to 2026.

Scope of the Cannabis Extraction Market report is as follows:

● To define and segment the market for Cannabis Extraction ● To analyse and forecast the Cannabis Extraction market share and size, in terms of value and volume ● Raw Material Supply and Downstream Consumer Information are provided in Cannabis Extraction market report. ● Industry Barriers and New Entrants SWOT Analysis

Top Key Manufacturers in Cannabis Extraction Market Report:

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Akerna Publishes eBook Detailing the Complex Needs of Technology in Cannabis

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The ability of technology in allowing the flow of data through the full cannabis supply chain becomes of paramount importance in facilitating regulatory compliance in the industry.

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The ability of technology in allowing the flow of data through the full cannabis supply chain becomes of paramount importance in facilitating regulatory compliance in the industry.

DENVER, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), a leading compliance technology provider and developer of the cannabis industry’s first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) software technology (MJ Platform®), is releasing a new eBook titled: Technology in the Cannabis Industry.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8728752-akerna-mj-freeway-platform-ebook/

The eBook details the growing need for operators to adopt sophisticated software technologies, like Akerna’s enterprise software MJ Platform, in order keep up with the increasingly complex and rapidly consolidating cannabis industry.

Read the eBook: https://info.mjfreeway.com/hubfs/E-Books/MJF_Technology_ebook.pdf

The unique and complex nature

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The findings are reported as use of cannabis during pregnancy has ‘skyrocketed’ — ScienceDaily

While cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found evidence that the resulting children are more likely to have psychopathology in middle childhood.

The team’s analysis are the first steps in studying the effects of cannabis on children as attitudes surrounding its use change rapidly — recreational adult cannabis use is now legal in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Patterns of usage, too, are changing; one of the fastest-growing subsets of cannabis users may come as a surprise: the pregnant.

“There have been increasingly permissive and lenient attitudes toward cannabis use among pregnant people,” said Sarah Paul, a clinical psychology graduate student. “It has skyrocketed in the past few years,” she added, with data indicating a quick rise from 3% to 7% past-month use.

“Unfortunately, despite the increase in use, we know remarkably little about the potential consequences of

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