Is AYR Wellness Making the Right Choice Going with Levia?

News surfaced mid-August 2021 that AYR Wellness would acquire Cultivauna, maker of the cannabis-infused spirit Levia. Levia is Massachusetts’ first cannabis beverage brand and is sold only in Massachusetts, as of August 2021. AYR Wellness,…

Were You Exposed to COVID-19? Here’s What You Could Do Next.

Note: This article is not intended as medical advice.  The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired people of all talents to help wherever they can whether it be distilling hand sanitizer rather than spirits or making masks rather than shirts. Most…

Cannabis Crickets Might be the Key to Expanding Human Life to Mars

Worldwide, high profile billionaires are pouring money into the space race. According to Euroconsult’s Government Space Programs 2019 report, $70.9 billion was spent on government space programs around the world in 2018. Elon Musk’s…

Second Leading Assignee in Cannabinoid Biosynthesis Secures Series A Funding

The second leading assignee behind Teewinot Life Sciences Corp. in the cannabinoid biosynthesis space just secured its Series A funding and it’s more than likely because of its patent assets. CB Therapeutics of Carlsbad, CA closed an…

GMO Cannabis Products are Headed to Market Soon. We’re Sure of It. So is Canopy Growth.

If the last 20 years have taught us anything, it's that patent investment leads market activity. The GMO cannabis patent space already has over 15 corporate owners and independent inventors within it.  Canopy Growth, the leader in…

Seth Rogen is Bringing Weed to California

This week in Cannabis: Seth Rogen brings weed to California, a UPS Vape Ban, and the 16th state to legalize cannabis for adult use. What may come as no surprise, Houseplant, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldeberg’s cannabis and lifestyle brand, is…

Edibles are Trending

Cannabis use is blazing faster than a wildfire and with anxiety and stress levels up due to the pandemic, more people are asking themselves if cannabis is right for them. There are now many ways to consume cannabis whether smoked or…

Is there really any CBD in that drink?

Cannabis-infused drinks are not new. But are the cannabinoids really able to infuse into drinks? Can the cannabinoids mix into solution and provide the same therapeutic benefits? What about for the non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD;…

CBD Could Help Treat COVID-19 Symptoms

In Brain, Behavior, and Immunity's July issue, researchers from the University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute have proposed that CBD could assist with the fight against the novel coronavirus.  The novel…

Stable Water-Soluble Cannabinoid Formulations by Canopy Growth

Trait Biosciences isn't the only company set on creating water-soluble cannabinoid formulations with Canopy Growth Corporation granted a patent (US Pat. 10,722,490) this week for water-soluble compositions containing cannabinoids. …

Microalgal Biosynthesis of Cannabinoids

Cannabinoid biosynthesis is a fast-growing market, with industries like pharmaceutical and food & beverage extremely interested. So far, the majority of host organisms used for synthesizing cannabinoids have been bacteria or fungi;…

Cannabis Infused, Thickened Protein Beverage

A patent (US Pat. 10,674,750) published this week assigned to Swallow Solutions LLC could provide a therapeutic workout recovery drink for those suffering from dysphagia or that require thickened beverages.  Markedly, the protein…

Patent Granted for Enantiopure Cannabinoid Purification

Flavor, fragrance, natural nutrition, and cosmetic ingredients solutions company Symrise had a patent (US Pat. No. 10,647,691) published this week for a method of purifying cannabinoids using enantiopure synthesis. An enantiomer is one of…

Powdered Food and Beverage Cannabis Additives

Pivot Pharmaceuticals has been granted a patent (US Pat. No. 10,631,556) for powdering a cannabis oil concentrate for increased stability and use in food and beverages.  A cannabis oil concentrate is mixed with a consumable human…

Cannabis Just Got Sweeter

A patent application (US Pub. No. 20200038421) for a cannabinoid-sugar alcohol complex has surfaced this week in Magic Number's cannabis sector's "Food and Beverage - Food Additive" category.  The publication was applied for by Axim…

Water-Soluble Cannabinoid Food and Beverage Additives

Pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and health and cosmetics will all look for a supplier of effective cannabinoid extracts to be incorporated into their products. Tasteless, powder-form, water-soluble, etc. will become the standard to…

Water-Soluble CBD to Revolutionize Food and Bev Industry

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive oil found in cannabis with a multitude of medicinal properties, but it doesn't mix well with water and other polar solvents, making its incorporation into many food and beverage items a challenge.…

Pot Wheels: Bridgestone’s Patent for a Rubber Containing Hemp Oil

Burning rubber might take on a whole new meaning with the roll out of pot wheels‚Ķ All jokes aside, Bridgestone has been tinkering with the addition of hemp oil into rubber for improving tire durability since 2014. A recent patent…

Lexaria Bioscience Acquires Poviva Tea

In November 2017, the Canadian company Lexaria Biosciences acquired the final 49% of their subsidiary Poviva Tea, based in Arizona, for their intellectual property. Poviva was acquired for $70,000, relieved of certain debts, and will…

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