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Washington State University has joined the search for hemp varieties that can fulfill the hopes of growers and promises of advocates.

David Gang, professor at WSU’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, will collect information this summer from seven test plots across the state. The university has not participated in hemp research at this scale before.

Gang said he expects researchers to learn a lot over the next five years about hemp’s chemistry and which varieties will thrive in different regions of Washington.

“I don’t think there’s going to be one hemp variety. The answer I think is that we’ll have a battery of hemp varieties,” he said.

WSU faculty members obtained hemp licenses from the Washington State Department of Agriculture after the 2014 Farm Bill allowed state-supervised hemp cultivation and research.

Hemp, however, remained a federally controlled substance. Hemp and marijuana are the same plant, cannabis, but distinguished by hemp’s low level of THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana.

Hemp research projects bogged down, requiring the same federal scrutiny as research involving marijuana. “It was a nightmare. It just became too hard,” Gang said.

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized live plants and viable seeds. Farmers still need a state license and must have their plants tested for THC. If sample plants have too much TCH, the crop must be destroyed.

With hemp no longer a controlled substance, WSU has an opportunity, and perhaps an obligation, to help develop it as a profitable agricultural crop, Gang said.

Washington has 170 licensed hemp farmers, far fewer than leading hemp states such as Oregon, Colorado and Kentucky.

“We know we’re behind the curve compared to a number of states,” Gang said. “We’re trying to play catch-up right now.”

WSU has collaborated with the Industrial Hemp Association of Washington and farmers on field trials in Spokane, Kennewick, Chelan, Mabton, Mattawa, Prosser and La Center.

About 19 acres are involved, and 17 varieties are being gown, the hemp association’s director, Bonny Jo Peterson, said.

She estimated the trials will cost more than $300,000, with more than $200,000 coming from in-kind contributions of farmers. Peterson said she’s still raising the rest from the hemp industry.

Trials have a long list of goals, including finding a variety that can be planted in June and harvested in September, fitting into short growing seasons in Western Washington, Peterson said.

“We’re relying on the scientists and the farmers to figure this out rather than people who like hemp and think that it will save the world,” she said. “We’re still building an industry, and we have a long way to go.”

Lyn Larson-McCann planted a dozen varieties on a little less than 2 acres near La Center, the only field trial west of the Cascades. She’s growing the hemp organically, and pulling a lot of weeds by hand.

She said she started planting hemp last year, interested in it as a medicinal plant.

“We’re so new at being allowed to do this. Like any new business, it’s going to take years,” she said.

“But I know this isn’t going to go away, so now we’re down to the meat-and-potatoes to see how it grows and who it can benefit.”

Hemp advocates tout the plant’s versatility and its ability to yield seeds to eat and fiber to make clothing, building materials, biofuel and other products.

So far, however, the plant’s chemistry has attracted the most consumer interest. The most popular product is cannabidiol, or CBD.

CBD and THC are just two of more than 80 naturally occurring chemicals in hemp, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA has approved CBD in a drug to treat rare forms of epilepsy. CBD’s status as a prescription medication makes it illegal to put in food or beverages. The FDA sends letters warning companies not to do it.

CBD fueled a huge expansion in hemp production nationwide last year. Peterson said it was too much, too soon. She estimated 80% of Washington’s crop was unsold. “Most people are sitting on their stuff,” she said.

A Washington state hemp commission to support ongoing research is at least two years away, Peterson said. “Farms can’t fund anything with the state of the industry.”

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Watermelon Dream Sauce

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Visit our community site for vetted suppliers at http://theCBD.place. It’s time that this subject was given more internet exposure. We are here to discuss topics related to medical marijuana and our experiences using CBD. Please do not assume that anyone here is a medical professional.

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Pharmather Secures Exclusive Rights to Novel Microneedle Delivery Technology for Psychedelic Pharmaceuticals

Pharmather Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Newscope Capital Corporation (“Pharmather” or the “Company”) (CSE: PHRM) and a specialty life sciences company focused on the research and development of psychedelic pharmaceuticals, is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an exclusive license agreement (the “Agreement”) with BioRAE, Inc., for the development and commercialization of […]

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October 23rd, 2020

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Pharmather Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Newscope Capital Corporation (“Pharmather” or the “Company”) (CSE: PHRM) and a specialty life sciences company focused on the research and development of psychedelic pharmaceuticals, is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an exclusive license agreement (the “Agreement”) with BioRAE, Inc., for the development and commercialization of a novel biocompatible and biodegradable gelatin methacryloyl microneedle (“GelMA-MN”) delivery technology developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (“UCLA”) for use with psychedelic pharmaceuticals, including, but not limited to Psilocybin, Ketamine, Ibogaine, LSD, MDMA, DMT, and Cannabinoids.

“We are very pleased to have acquired the rights to this novel microneedle delivery technology as it strengthens the foundation of our strategy to develop and commercialize a unique pipeline of psychedelic pharmaceuticals for FDA approval and I believe puts us in the conversation with companies such as Compass Pathways and Mind Medicine, who are leading the way in psychedelic medicines,” said Fabio Chianelli, Chief Executive Officer of Pharmather. “The GelMA-MN delivery technology is complementary to our approach in finding new uses and combinations of psychedelics to improve therapeutic and safety outcomes while potentially offering a differentiated product profile, improving patient compliance and enabling out-patient treatment options. We are focused on realizing the potential of the GelMA-MN delivery technology and it will open up new market opportunities in multi-billion dollar categories such as mental health, nervous system disorders, pain, skin cancer, wounds, mucosal diseases and surgical applications.”

“We are pleased to partner with Pharmather and to realize the commercial potential of the GelMA-MN delivery technology as a unique delivery system for treating unmet medical needs,” said Dr. Ali Khademhosseini, Co-Founder of BioRAE, Inc. and Co-Inventor of GelMA-MN delivery technology.

About GelMA-MN Delivery Technology

The GelMA-MN (Figure 1) delivery technology was invented and developed by the members of the Khademhosseini Lab at UCLA. Studies have shown that GelMA can be used for the fabrication of MN arrays and the delivery of both water-soluble and insoluble drugs with desirable release profiles. GelMA is derived from the natural polymer gelatin with crosslinkable methacrylate group making it an ideal candidate for MN fabrication and various other biomedical applications. The GelMA-MNs are biocompatible and biodegradable, can efficiently penetrate the stratum corneum layer (outer layer of the skin), enable flexible drug load capacity and combinations, and control-release delivery. MNs are considered as a promising way to achieve systemic effects by transdermal delivery of drugs. In addition to applications on the skin, MNs may be applied in other organs and tissues like the eyes and mucosal surfaces. MNs are minimally invasive, painless, and may overcome the potential drawbacks of oral administration, subcutaneous injections and other transdermal delivery systems.

Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company gained exclusive worldwide rights to intellectual property to develop and commercialize the GelMA-MN delivery technology with psychedelics, cannabinoids, and various compounds for therapeutic uses. Consistent with industry standards, Pharmather will pay a one-time fee for entering into the Agreement and all other future payments will be based on clinical trial and revenue milestones reached by Pharmather in the future.

About Pharmather Inc.

Pharmather Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Newscope Capital Corporation (CSE: PHRM), is a specialty life sciences company focused on the research and development of psychedelic pharmaceuticals. Pharmather repurposes psychedelic pharmaceuticals, such as ketamine and psilocybin, for FDA approval to treat disorders of the brain and nervous system. Our team includes world-class strategic partners, advisors and a strong leadership team with a proven track record of success in drug development, business development and capital markets. Our goal is to advance the development of panaceAI™, our drug repurposing artificial intelligence platform, and our clinical product pipeline with ketamine and psilocybin in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, depression, traumatic brain injury and stroke. Learn more at: pharmather.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

This article was published by CFN Enterprises Inc. (OTCQB: CNFN), owner and operator of CFN Media, the industry’s leading agency and digital financial media network dedicated to the burgeoning CBD and legal cannabis industries. Call +1 (833) 420-CNFN for more information.

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Mr. Allway has over a decade of experience in the financial markets as both a private investor and financial journalist. He has been actively involved in the cannabis industry since its inception, covering public and private companies.


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Mind Cure Announces LOI for Acquisition of Epiphany360 Digital Therapeutics Platform for Treating Mental Health

Mind Cure Health Inc. (CSE: MCUR) (“Mind Cure” or the “Corporation”) is pleased today to announce that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent dated October 16, 2020 (the “LOI“), which sets out basic terms and conditions for the acquisition by Mind Cure of Ephiphany360, a proprietary cloud-based digital therapeutics platform for treating mental health. The […]

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Mind Cure Health Inc. (CSE: MCUR) (“Mind Cure” or the “Corporation”) is pleased today to announce that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent dated October 16, 2020 (the “LOI“), which sets out basic terms and conditions for the acquisition by Mind Cure of Ephiphany360, a proprietary cloud-based digital therapeutics platform for treating mental health.

The Epiphany360 platform has been clinically validated on more than 10,000 patients over the last 20 years. Four feasibility studies are currently underway, the protocols of which have been designated ‘non-significant risk.’ The data being collected will form part of Epiphany360’s submission to the FDA for clearance as a Class II medical device.

“We are accelerating our move into digital therapeutics with the Epiphany360 platform to bring evidence-based insights in the diagnoses and treatment of patients suffering from mental health related illness,” stated Philip Tapley, Mind Cure Chairman, President, and CEO. “Technology innovation has a key role to play in modern healthcare as we look to find new and more effective ways to treat mental health. Epiphany360 will enable Mind Cure to more effectively create and evaluate products, drugs and therapies.”

Dr. Antonio Ocana, the Founder of Epiphany360, said, “We created the Epiphany360 platform to address the devastation experienced by individuals, families and society in the wake of the tragedy associated with mental health and addiction. It’s like a dream come true to work side by side with Mr. Tapley and the Mind Cure team. Together we will optimize the technology that will finally co-ordinate care between doctors, therapists and patients, ultimately, making these solutions accessible to researchers, employers and insurers who will benefit from the improved outcomes and lower healthcare costs. We feel very lucky to have Mind Cure’s scientific advisory team alongside as we move towards regulatory approval.”

The mental health crisis, made worse by COVID-19, is impacting hundreds of millions of people, lowering productivity and increasing absenteeism and disability, the global burden of which is estimated at more than $1 trillion annually. Mind Cure believes that the application of digital therapeutics can unlock immense value, both enhancing patient access and engagement, as well as making mental health treatment safer and more effective.

About Epiphany360

Epiphany360 is a proprietary and cloud-based digital therapeutics platform. It monitors, collects and generates evidence-based insights to optimize treatment and improve patient outcomes in mental health-related conditions. It is powered by proprietary software that compares treatments and outcomes to continuously improve the validity and accuracy of unique patient care options and is backed by 25 years of clinical experience and scientific data.

Four feasibility studies are currently underway, the protocols of which have been designated ‘non-significant risk.’ The data being collected will form part of Epiphany360’s submission to the FDA for clearance as a Class II medical device.

About Mind Cure Health Inc.

Mind Cure is a mental health and wellness company with a mission to identify, develop and commercialize products that ease suffering, increase productivity, and enhance mental health. It is the therapeutic potential of nootropics, psychoactive products, and psychedelic substances to treat the profound distress of a world suffering from a mental health crisis that led to the formation of Mind Cure.

Pursuant to the LOI, the parties intend to negotiate the terms of a definitive agreement (the “Definitive Agreement“), which will provide for, among other things the acquisition by Mind Cure of substantially all the assets of Epiphany360 in exchange for $2,000,000 of common shares in the capital of Mind Cure based on the ten day volume weighted average price of Mind Cure’s common shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange immediately prior to the closing date (the “Purchase Shares“). The Purchase Shares will be subject to an escrow agreement to be released as follows: 15% released immediately at closing, and the balance to be released in six equal installments every six months for 36 months. There can be no assurance that the Definitive Agreement will be entered into or that the acquisition will be completed on the terms proposed in the LOI or at all.

This article was published by CFN Enterprises Inc. (OTCQB: CNFN), owner and operator of CFN Media, the industry’s leading agency and digital financial media network dedicated to the burgeoning CBD and legal cannabis industries. Call +1 (833) 420-CNFN for more information.

Ryan Allway

About Ryan Allway

Mr. Allway has over a decade of experience in the financial markets as both a private investor and financial journalist. He has been actively involved in the cannabis industry since its inception, covering public and private companies.


Source: https://www.cannabisfn.com/mind-cure-announces-loi-for-acquisition-of-epiphany360-digital-therapeutics-platform-for-treating-mental-health/

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