biotechnology

New York: Company Wants To Produce Marijuana's Cannabinoids In Tobacco Plants

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

Wait, what? In another development on the fast-breaking front regarding the corporate takeover of cannabis, a New York-based company wants to produce cannabinoids in plants other than marijuana, particularly in tobacco.

22nd Century Group, Inc., a plant biotechnology company that calls itself "a leader in tobacco harm reduction and cannabis research," on Thursday announced that it is launching a major new initiative to produce medically important cannabinoids in plants other than cannabis – including tobacco plants.

In support of this initiative, the company also announced that has opened its own fully outfitted molecular biology laboratories in the Cleveland BioLabs building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. 22nd Century said its new laboratories will host cutting-edge research in industrial hemp/cannabis and tobacco biotechnology.

Paul J. Rushton, Ph.D., the Company’s recently appointed Cambridge and Max Planck Institute-educated Vice President of Plant Biotechnology, will manage the Company’s research efforts at the new laboratories.

Oregon: Panel To Speak On Cannabis As A Biotechnology In Eugene On Jan. 21

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A panel of experts will speak on "Cannabis as a Biotechnology" from 3:30 to 5 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce at 1401 Willamette Street.

Speakers include Troy Morris of MxResearch and colleagues who will explore medical and recreational cannabis as a "real resource, a clinical tool, which should benefit Oregon most if applied effectively," reports Eugene Weekly.

"The approach creates a hub of biotechnology in Eugene, and converts the old-world I-5 drug corridor into a pipeline for research connecting performance agriculture with biotech quantification and clinical investigations that generate best practice, direction and policy," reads a statement from the organizers.

For more information, contact Paul Berger, paul@saavsus.com .

U.S.: Leafstrain Medical Marijuana Mobile App Approved By Apple, Ready For Download

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Earth Science Tech, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on nutraceuticals, bioceuticals and dietary supplements, on Tuesday announced that its Leafstrain.com mobile application, for use on iOS devices including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, is now available for immediate free download in the iTunes App Store using this link (click here).

Users can also find it by simply searching the iTunes App store using the key word search "Leafstrain.com."

"ETST is extremely enthusiastic to be approved and now listed in Apple iTunes as an approved developer and now having its first iOS mobile application 'Leafstrain.com' ready for download," the company announced in a prepared statement. The new Leafstrain.com mobile iOS app can be downloaded free of charge and installed in the user's mobile device of choice.

Using the Leaftsrain.com app, users can leverage the power of iOS mobile devices by searching, finding, sharing, reviewing, commenting and mapping the best cannabis strains and dispensaries, plus more, according to ETST. Right from a mobile device, users can search the Leafstrain.com social network and online community as well as its large online database of 3,000+ medical marijuana dispensaries and 300+ cannabis strains.

Users can use their zip code or city and state names to search for dispensaries, which are then displayed on a map of the area. The dispensary profiles contain store locations, hours, photos, reviews and much more.

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