Reading Time: 2 minutes A change in attitude – I read that Japanese people tend to see doctors’ words as indisputable authority; and if doctors disapprove of cannabis, there is little chance for patients to be able to experience what cannabis might do for them. I anticipate in countries like Australia, Canada, America and parts […]
Easier access to medicinal cannabis and soaring sales in Germany, Key Insights by Adam Isaac Miller | Jun 28/2020
Reading Time: 2 minutes Regulations changes – This week the QLD government removed the state approval process required for patients to access medical cannabis. Now doctors will only require Federal approval from the TGA, this should lead to an increase in prescriptions across the State. On the other side of the world, the Swiss government wants […]
Psychedelics for Mental Health and a Glimpse into the European Cannabis Market, Key Insights by Adam Isaac Miller | Jun 21/2020
Reading Time: 3 minutes The importance of standardization – Authorities across Europe have listed 114 products containing CBD in the European Union’s food-safety alert system since the start of last year, with data indicating that some countries are policing novel-food violations more frequently than others. This is an excellent example of the importance of harmonization […]
Canadian Medicinal Cannabis Exports and the Future of Psychedelics, Key Insights by Adam Isaac Miller | Jun 14/2020
Reading Time: 2 minutes Export of cannabis – Canadian businesses exported more dried medical cannabis than ever last year, but that growth is expected to be challenged when the country’s main export destination – Germany – initiates local production later this year. In 2019, federally regulated producers in Canada exported roughly 3,740 kilograms (8,245 pounds) […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Cannabis vaporization and pain – A study led by a team of Israeli scientists, published earlier recently in the European Journal of Pain, found precise doses of THC administered via inhaler were effective in reducing pain in neuropathy patients. The randomized placebo-controlled study divided 27 chronic pain patients into three groups: […]
Cannabis Farming Accounts For $2.3b In Cash Receipts and the Benefits of Cannabis on Memory Abilities, Key Insights by Adam Isaac Miller | May 31/2020
Reading Time: 3 minutes The wonders of psychedelic compounds – A beautiful excerpt from Franz X. Vollenweider, recent years have seen a burgeoning scientific interest in the neurobiology of altered states of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs (e.g. such as psilocybin, LSD, and DMT), also driven by renewed and growing evidence of their beneficial clinical effects […]
MDMA a Therapeutic Life-Saver for US Veterans in Recent Trial, Key Insights by Adam Isaac Miller | May 24/2020
Reading Time: 2 minutes MDMA for PTSD – MDMA, the active ingredient in the party drug ecstasy, is being touted as a game-changing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is being trialed in America—and for one army veteran the drug has been a life-saver – this is a truly marvelous video EU is a cast cannabis landscape – The […]
Important Updates From Cannabis in Germany and US Federal Legal Action – Adam Isaac Miller’s update | May 03/2020
Reading Time: 2 minutes Cannabis in Germany – A great article by my good friend Alfredo Pascual (Link) – Germany imported 1,032 kilograms (2,275 pounds) of medical cannabis flower for pharmacy dispensing through March 6, an amount that indicates little if any growth versus the average cannabis imported in 2019 over an equivalent amount of time. […]
The wonders of the cannabis Sativa plant and possible reclassification of CBD – Adam Isaac Miller’s update | Apr 26/2020
Reading Time: 2 minutes The marvel of the cannabis plant is endless – here is an excerpt I came across this week speaking about the cannabis Sativa plant. The plant is a wonder of nature, a factory for brain-altering chemicals unlike any the world has ever seen. But there is a tremendous amount of variance […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes CBD and anxiety – It is very likely that CBD will eventually become a treatment for anxiety (amongst other things). A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment asked 200 people with past-month opioid and marijuana use […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes A note on psychedelics – Before they were banned about a half-century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. Researchers say it’s time for regulators, scientists, and the public to ‘revisit drugs that were once used but fell out of […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Based on limited time, I’ve postponed top-level insights this week. I do know to acknowledge the great work the ACI is doing in the U.K. to create a CBD Safety Certification programme. I’ve previously commented on the need for standards for CBD products in emerging markets. The ACI Certification will […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Differentiated delivery formats are still an area of uncharted territory amongst cannabis companies. There are several products in the market with minimal pharmacokinetic data to support bi-availability, yet this has not appeared to be an issue to the growing number of patients accessing cannabis. If companies want to ensure doctors […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes This week I read that overall U.S. sale of legalised cannabis was expected to reach $13.6 billion throughout 2019, up 32% from 2018’s total of $10.3 billion. I wonder if the economic slowdown which COVID-19 has created will make cannabis legalisation at the federal and state level more attractive as […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Once again, the WHO is expecting to delay the vote affecting the scheduling of THC and CBD. At a time where CBD across the EU is under fire, a firm position from the WHO would be welcomed by the industry. However, countries have welcomed the expected postponement of the vote […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes The coronavirus outbreak in China likely will benefit American hemp companies that compete with Chinese suppliers on the global and domestic markets. And this newest issue underscores the vulnerabilities in the global marketplace that vape and other cannabis and hemp companies rely on for products ranging from LED lighting to […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Europe offers growth opportunities for the next wave of cannabis organisations. The UK, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands already have legal systems in place for medicinal cannabis and France and Spain are currently reviewing key legislative reform to align themselves with international practices. In addition to medicinal cannabis, several key […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazil and New Zealand share common fates as the two countries open up patients’ ability to access medical cannabis. Both countries emphasise GMP only products, meaning companies that intend to import into these countries require manufacture under EUGMP (or equivalent). This is however ambiguous, as the manufacturing process of cannabis […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes 3,682 medicinal cannabis prescriptions were approved via SAS Category B in December 2019. Prescriptions throughout 2019, increased month on month excluding November which dropped by 190 prescriptions compared to October. The only drop in prescriptions recorded before this was in December 2018 when prescriptions were lower than November numbers. As […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes The growing concern over calories and hangovers is driving more millennials to replace alcohol with cannabis in their social life. A recent study by Future research found US millennials drink far less alcohol than previous generations: The percentage of college students who drink alcohol daily declined from 6.5% in 1980 […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Cannabis production may be too risky and restrictive for new cultivation companies. High input costs, unstable genetics, and a steep learning curve lead to non-viable output costs for cannabis companies. The new entrants into the market are also seeing high barriers to entry within the nascent industry due to the […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute As an educator Rossco has taught 1000s of people how to interact with crypto. He has taught them how to open a wallet, how to save a private key, and how to record a seed string offline. And yet, while people are naturally drawn to the world of cryptocurrencies and […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Today the EOS Dublin podcast interviews Adam Dorfman, serial entrepreneur and founder of TAP (formerly Ifwhenthen) which aims to democratise access to jobs based on skills not degrees. He is matching up people with skills with employers – on the EOS blockchain
Reading Time: 7 minutes BlockLeaders recently spoke with Zimbabwe-born Garth Richmond about his work with mobile wallet developer Kuvacash. and also discussed his passion for fostering the adoption of blockchain technology worldwide, and the value of educating people about this relatively new tech.
Reading Time: 2 minutes This week saw the continuation of change on blockleader.io, further introducing new elements into our formula. As well as proudly continuing our engaging CoinChat Wednesday sessions, we are also pursuing the blockchain world through our latest and exciting additions.
W. Scott Stornetta: A life of research, education, and solving the fundamental riddle of data immutability through blockchain
Reading Time: 8 minutes The life of W. Scott Stornetta can broadly be divided into two distinct parts. The first part of his career was spent on research and consulting, when he worked at such prestigious corporations as Bell Labs, for example. The second part is a life dedicated to the education of others. Scott spoke to BlockLeaders about his experiences in both fields, and how he solved the issue of data immutability while trying to prove that it couldn’t be done!
Reading Time: 2 minutes This week focused on people transforming their lives and moving towards blockchain, making a difference for those around them.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Next week is centred around the concept of people transforming their lives and moving towards blockchain, making a difference for those around them.
Reading Time: 2 minutes This week we observed people’s passion for blockchain and their work to popularise it.
Reading Time: < 1 minute This week we will be exploring the thinking behind decentralization which is demanding that we take a step back and look at the systems we have created, assess them, and decide what needs to change.