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Sleep and CBN: What we really know about the buzzy cannabis compound
The cannabinoid CBN has shown promise in helping cannabis consumers sleep. Due to increased consumer demand and industry experimentation, we are beginning to learn more about the sedative qualities of CBN. Turns out that CBN works, but it has to be in combination with CBD. Bloom Farms’ Sleep Tincture, featured in Mashable, contains a 5:1 CBD:CBN ratio.
New genetics test predicts if cannabis will be THC or CBD-rich
Cannabis and hemp are incredibly similar, except that the latter is federally legal due to its usually low or no THC content. A fear of hemp farmers is that they will come to the end of a growing season and realize they have noncompliant crops. University of Minnesota researchers developed a genetic test that predicts whether a cannabis seed yields a plant with mostly CBD or THC. “For hemp to take off in Minnesota and elsewhere, there must be ways to assure growers they won’t have to destroy their crops at the end of the season.” – head researcher and university professor George Weiblen in a statement shared on Ganjapreneur.
THC prevents colon cancer in mice, findings suggest
For people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), no medical solutions are widely available. Furthermore, IBD in some cases can lead to cancer. University of South Carolina researchers however have discovered that prevention might begin with cannabis. Their research found suggests that THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis, could help prevent colitis-associated colon cancer in mice.
Can the cannabis industry prepare for a future of climate change?
Not long before marijuana became legal, the biggest threat to growing cannabis outdoors was the law. Now that threat is a constellation of climate change-fueled weather disasters: drought, record heat and fires so big they take weeks and thousands of firefighters to extinguish. In an interview with Forbes, Jay Evans, CEO and Founder of commercial cultivation technology company Keirton Inc., shares his insights on how tech can help mitigate the damage that fires and other natural disasters cause, and potential ways cultivators and entrepreneurs within the cannabis industry can prepare for increasing climate change.
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Partners in the News: November 13, 2020
At Bengal Capital, we have been fortunate to partner with companies that share our values and are some of the best operators in cannabis. These companies are driving growth and demonstrating the vast potential of the industry. Below we have collected articles that highlight our "partners in the news." Green Thumb CEO on its Q3 estimates beat, election results: Green Thumb Industries continues to demonstrate the incredible growth potential of the cannabis industry. CEO Ben Kovler joined CNBC to share what drove GTI’s successful results this past quarter. GTI has differentiated itself due to its conservative approach to capital allocation, an ability to avoid overextending itself, and through the pursuit of the highest ROI opportunities within the markets where it already operates.