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How long will weed stay in the system? Ask An Expert with Dr. Markus Roggen

Have you ever wondered how long weed stays in the system? Ask An Expert! Dr. Markus Roggen will tell you all about it and more! This week is all about plant genetics and making sure you are getting the good stuff… into your system and out of it.  Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of Ask an Expert!  Season 2, Ask an Expert Episode 5 – You asked and he answered! How is cannabis grown with no THC (CBD)? Doesn’t every flower produce pollen (at least cannabis flowers)? These are two questions; how do you grow a cannabis plant without […]

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Drugs work, is a natural remedy like cannabis an antiviral for Covid-19?

A year into Covid-19 and no governing health organization has established a task force to study pre-existing medications in the prevention of Covid-19, according to Dr. Pierre Kory‘s testimony at a US Senate meeting. An anti-parasitic drug, Ivermectin, has shown unproven but ‘miraculous‘ results in large doses that are now accepted by many physicians. Despite positive clinical trials, a lack of negative studies, and its forty years of use, Ivermectin still cannot be suggested for coronaviruses. So, do any drugs work, is a natural remedy like cannabis an antiviral for Covid-19? The popularity of Ivermectin and Azithromycin as a Google […]

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Can masks cause DNA damage prevented by cannabis?

The use of face masks has been controversial during the pandemic considering a lack of adequate scientific study, even though they have been used in hospitals for decades without noticeable issues. However, scientific evidence does suggest masks can restrict a user’s ability to breathe. Respiratory inhibition led us to a link between masks and decreased immunity, genetic modification, and DNA damage via oxidative stress. How can cannabis affect these symptoms as a major agent of redox homeostasis? CO2, masks, and you If we ignore statements that disclose a lack of scientific evidence due to limitations, masks help more than they […]

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Boveda packs and the best part of the bud? Ask An Expert

Dr. Markus Roggen, PhD. has a doctorate in Chemistry. He is the founder and CEO of Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures LTD, a licensed cannabis research laboratory. He answers our questions about weed… or really, your questions about weed.  From fascinating to funny, we ask stoner questions from our viewers and get real answers. Have you ever had a deep thought after a big toke and ended up wondering something about weed? You aren’t alone! Thanks to the viewers posting questions on our social media, we have had a lot to work with. For the sake of science and improving our […]

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Cannabis Wine -Everything You Need To Know

You either hate it, have never heard of it, or can’t wait to try it, but by now you might have heard of weed wine. While the cannabis craze isn’t necessarily new, thanks to new technology, cannabis-infused wine has had some upgrades recently. In other words, thankfully the cannabis wine doesn’t taste like bong water anymore. Weed wine is most prominent in the US and producers are still facing a lot of red tape in terms of regulation. A common misconception is that cannabis wine has alcohol in it, but due to complicated legal reasons, you won’t find any alcohol […]

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Canopy Growth Corporation patented cannabis extraction infringed, CGC v. GWPH

Canopy Growth Corporation acquired a patented cannabis extraction technique that GW Pharmaceuticals allegedly infringed. So, two giant players in Canada’s commercial cannabis are now in a head to head legal battle. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas will host this landmark battle. Greenwich Biosciences is a US subsidiary of GW Pharmaceuticals Who wrote the patent in 2001? The 632 patent, as it is known in the industry, was originally published in 2001 in Germany and granted to Delta-9-Pharma in 2014 and Bionorica SE in 2014 and 2015, respectively. GW knowingly infringed Bionorica’s patent to manufacture CBD in its […]

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THC and Total THC explained, Compliance labelling

We previously explored how cannabinoid content is displayed on cannabis labels in some Canadian provinces, such as BC. Whether those quantities are given as a percentage or in milligrams per gram, two different values of THC and CBD can be strangely advertised. We will explain the differences between THC and the THC total based on Health Canada’s compliances and beyond. Dr. Roggen demands precision in his cannabis-approved research lab. D9 versus Total THC As detailed in our previous installment, we spoke with CLN’s contributing scientist, Dr. Markus Roggen, to gain a more precise understanding of cannabis labelling. We were surprised […]

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Does weed make you hallucinate and did Jesus smoke it? Ask An Expert

We’re back to answer your questions! Does weed make you hallucinate? Did Jesus smoke it? Ask An Expert and get an answer from Dr. Markus Roggen. He is the founder and CEO of Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures LTD, a licensed cannabis research laboratory. He’s letting us pick his brain, again.  Dr. Markus has been answering all sorts of strange and interesting questions and we never seem to run out! At this point, it’s safe to say that we stoners get pretty creative, as well as curious. Thank you to everyone who has submitted questions through our social media. You guys […]

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Ask An Expert about Cannabis and COVID

We are back with our favorite cannabis chemist, Dr. Marcus Roggen! The topic for this week’s episode of Ask An Expert is cannabis and covid. Living in a pandemic is easier when you stay informed and the weed lovers of the world have got questions. Some may seem silly to ask but the truth is, this information may save a life. Either way, Dr. Marcus Roggen is always happy to provide answers. Staying safe and stoned has never been so entertaining.  Want to hear the details? You asked and he answered! What are the effects of cannabis second-hand smoke?  It […]

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Magic Mushrooms – The Story behind our Christmas Traditions

BC’s latest health order was announced, banning all social gatherings until the new year. This Christmas, we can only interact with those in our core bubble. Since we have to adapt our yuletide festivities, let’s go back to the old ways… we should all do some mushrooms. After all, it’s an ancient tradition. That’s right. Christmas is really about psychedelics and the proof is visible throughout our current customs. But, it’s not about getting high. There is a deeper meaning behind the mushrooms and that’s where the spirit of Christmas comes from. In case you have never heard it, here […]

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