CannabisNewsBreaks – Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) Is Frontrunner in Search for Elusive Prize

Pac Roots (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) is well equipped to pursue – and achieve – the quest for consistency and customization that offers value for money to recreational cannabis users. “The company’s unique partnership with Phenome One, recognized as one of Canada’s largest live genetic libraries, allows Pac Roots to focus on selective breeding and preservation,” reads a recent article. “That key partnership, which enables Pac Roots to optimize the genetic makeup of its cannabis plants as well as develop unique strains featuring a variety of beneficial characteristics, established the company as a frontrunner in the search for what the New York Times called an elusive prize: ‘a predictable, reliable product.’ With Phenome One in its corner, along with existing infrastructure, equipment and access to land as well as aligned brands, Pac Roots is ideally positioned to preserve the excellence of its elite strains while also introducing the highest quality strains.”

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About Pac Roots Cannabis Corp.

Pac Roots is the future of genetics. By focusing on elite cannabis genetic development, the company maximizes the quality of its products by keeping yields and profit margins high. Pac Roots subsidizes costs with several strategic partners: Phenome One, one of the largest live genetic libraries in Canada composed of over 350+ live cultivars, as well as its JV partnership with Rock Creek Farms and Speakeasy Cannabis Club, leveraging existing infrastructure, equipment and access to land on a 100-acre hemp project. This combination has the company positioned to be cash-flow positive within their first year of trading. For more information about the company, visit www.PacRoots.ca.

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420 with CNW — US Surgeon General Calls for End to Marijuana-Related Incarcerations

The war on drugs, which was launched with the noble aim of curbing drug use and defunding criminal enterprises behind the illicit drug trade, is an unmitigated failure. Tens of millions of people have been arrested and incarcerated over the past four decades, breaking up families, ruining lives and leaving the United States with the largest prison population in the world. Minorities, specifically communities of color, bore the brunt of the drug war, and they are still victim to intense policing and harsh sentencing due to drug policies.

Drug reform activists have long been advocating for the end of cannabis-related incarcerations, especially as more states have legalized either medical or recreational cannabis, and the U.S. Surgeon General is of the same opinion. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, while talking about a federal marijuana legalization bill circulated by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, said that it is time America stops imprisoning people for cannabis use. While he didn’t endorse broad commercial legalization, he emphasized that there is no value behind incarcerating individuals for cannabis possession, stating that he thinks it doesn’t “serve anybody well.”

Taking a more neutral stance on cannabis, he pointed out that it has pros and cons, although the hype seems to have outpaced the science. The country will have to let the science guide its efforts towards decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana, he says. While the controversial drug has medicinal properties, it also has potential harms that have to be considered, and putting these two perspectives together will help inform policymakers.

Back in 2015, Murthy, who also served as Surgeon General under former President Barack Obama, pointed out that preliminary evidence showed that cannabis can be helpful against certain medical conditions and symptoms.

However, he later stated in 2018 that the wave of cannabis legalization reform sweeping across America concerned him, especially given how little remains unknown know about marijuana’s effects. The industry has grown a great deal in just a few years, and sellers have taken to making false claims about what their products can do to boost sales. In fact, the FDA has had to send warning letters to several companies to curb this false advertising.

With more states legalizing cannabis, researchers have been able to look into cannabis’ capabilities and its side effects better than ever before. President Joseph Biden, who ran his campaign on cannabis decriminalization among other issues, supports incremental decriminalization and expunging prior cannabis-related infractions from records. However, he still hasn’t acted on these promises since he took office, choosing instead to work on a massive $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill.

The views expressed by the U.S. Surgeon General regarding the futility of sending people to jail because they consume cannabis was realized years back by other countries, including Canada, where a legal marijuana market that gave companies such as Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) space to thrive was created.

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CBD Tincture vs. CBD Oil: How Do They Differ?

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you have most likely heard of CBD (cannabidiol), even in passing. It is one of more than 100 cannabinoids produced by plants in the cannabis family, and preliminary research coupled with anecdotal evidence claims that it has plenty of potential medical benefits without making users feel “high.” As such, a growing number of people have turned to hemp-derived CBD to alleviate a wide variety of health issues, with CBD oils and tinctures being among the most popular forms of consumption.

While both products are similar in that CBD is the main ingredient, they differ greatly based on how they are produced and consumed, and, in some cases, even how quickly their effects take hold. CBD oils are created by extracting cannabidiol from a hemp plant’s flowers, seeds and stalks then suspending the CBD within a carrier oil, resulting in a potent, oil-based product that often includes proteins and fatty acids, as well as essential vitamins plus proteins from the hemp plant. On the other hand, CBD tinctures use alcohol rather than oil as a base, resulting in a relatively low potency product suspended in 60–70% distilled alcohol.

CBD oils use oil bases such as coconut oil, MCT oil, vegetable glycerin or hemp seed oil, and because of this, they usually have a short shelf life. On the bright side, the fact that they are suspended in oils makes it much easier for one’s body to assimilate and absorb them. Note that the rate of absorption will depend on how you consume the CBD oil, with CBD edibles taking much longer to digest and kick in when compared to vaping. Additionally, they tend to be much more potent than tinctures, and users will find just two or three teaspoons of CBD oil per day more than enough. They have a bitter, unpleasant taste when consumed orally, but you can get rid of this taste by infusing the oils in edibles.

CBD tinctures are quite different, with most CBD tinctures containing a mixture of glycerin, or peppermint/cinnamon oil and alcohol. They are usually consumed sublingually, meaning placed under the tongue, and they come in a variety of flavors, including peach, chocolate and vanilla. Due to the alcohol base and mode of consumption, a CBD tincture has a much higher bioavailability compared to cannabidiol oil, and using water-soluble CBD to cook with CBD tinctures makes the absorption rate even higher. Tinctures also have a longer shelf life, and their effects tend to kick in much faster. Vaping CBD oil will also result in quicker effects; however, users are cautioned to choose high-quality vapes to stay safe.

Regardless of how they are consumed and how long it will take for the effects to kick in, both CBD oils as well as tinctures possess the same therapeutic effects. Both offer discreet consumption methods, although tinctures will kick in faster than oils, so the choice between oils and tinctures will ultimately depend on preferences. However, make sure you consult a doctor before consuming a CBD product, especially if you are pregnant or on medication.

Needless to say, companies such as Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM), which are involved in the extensive cultivation of hemp and manufacture of CBD products, make both oils and tinctures, among other products, so that each consumer can choose what will best serve their needs.

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CannabisNewsBreaks – Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) Methodically Positioning as Premier Brand

Pac Roots (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) has been steadily building a formidable asset base, including constructing a new production facility, forging a key joint venture, as well as penning an agreement to acquire prime agricultural land as it emerges as a premium provider of cannabis and hemp products with its genetics-focused approach. “Pac Roots isn’t looking to get into a pricing war with low-quality suppliers but is methodically positioning itself as a premier brand since it went public last year,” reads a recent article. “The company has partnered with Phenome One, one of the largest live genetic libraries in Canada composed of over 350 live cultivars, and formed a JV with Rock Creek Farms and Speakeasy Cannabis Club leveraging existing infrastructure, equipment and access to land on a 100-acre hemp project. Despite the coronavirus pandemic and some unseasonable weather conditions, the initial pilot run from the JV resulted in the profitable sale of 105,000 pounds of industrial hemp.”

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About Pac Roots Cannabis Corp.

Pac Roots is the future of genetics. By focusing on elite cannabis genetic development, the company maximizes the quality of its products by keeping yields and profit margins high. Pac Roots subsidizes costs with several strategic partners: Phenome One, one of the largest live genetic libraries in Canada composed of over 350+ live cultivars, as well as its JV partnership with Rock Creek Farms and Speakeasy Cannabis Club, leveraging existing infrastructure, equipment and access to land on a 100-acre hemp project. This combination has the company positioned to be cash-flow positive within the first year of trading. For more information about the company, visit www.PacRoots.ca.

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420 with CNW — House Committee Backs Using Drones for Identifying Illicit Marijuana Grows

More than a decade after launching a state-legal cannabis industry, America’s illicit cannabis market is still going strong. One of the objectives of legalizing marijuana was to draw clientele away from the black market and deprive the criminal organizations behind it of revenue from cannabis sales, but most states have failed to do major damage to illicit cannabis sales. To add insult to injury, a large percentage of illegal marijuana is grown on public land, and since cannabis is a water-intensive plant, these illegal grows tend to steal a lot of water as well.

In a bid to curb the use of public land to grow illicit cannabis, an influential House committee has backed the use of drones by law enforcement in California to spot these illicit grows. Attached to a spending bill for the state’s Department of the Interior and Environmental Efforts, a report by the House Appropriations Committee talks about illegal cannabis cultivation on public land owned by the federal government. Last year’s report also addressed illicit marijuana grows, but this is the first time the report has contained language about leveraging drone technology to deal with the issue.

The report stated that these illicit grows negatively impact the state’s public, water, soil and wildlife. Furthermore, it said that the committee supported efforts by the U.S. National Forest Service to develop tools that would assist in detecting and getting rid of these illegal grow sites. On drones, the committee wrote that it supported their use by the Department of the Interior, stating that it was firmly behind using drones to identify these sites and provide estimates for how much it would cost to reclaim them.

However, the report said that the department would first have to deal with concerns about domestic production, cybersecurity and technology. While it doesn’t expand on concerns about cybersecurity and technology, hundreds of Chinese-made drones were recently grounded by the federal government, partly because of cybersecurity risks. Regarding domestic production, the committee most likely wants to avoid cases of drones accidentally surveilling state-legal marijuana grows that happen to border public lands, such as the ones in Humboldt County.

The last month has seen several spending bills touching on wide-ranging, cannabis-related legislative issues advance including benefits for veterans working in the state-legal cannabis sector, regulations for CBD and hemp, and immigration eligibility for individuals who use or have used cannabis in the past.

Illicit marijuana sellers hurt the operations of licensed cannabis companies, so it wouldn’t be surprising if sector players such as Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) back the use of any means available in different jurisdictions to identify and destroy illegal grows.

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420 with CNW — UN Calls for Worldwide Ban on Cannabis Advertising

Every year, the United Nations’ (“UN”) drug division releases a drug report, offering policy recommendations regarding drug and drug use for its member nations. The 2021 World Drug Report, released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (“UNODC”), has urged a global ban on cannabis advertising, promoting and sponsoring. According to the report, as more territories have legalized marijuana and THC potency has continually increased, the perception of the drug’s risks has reduced, especially among the youth.

A comprehensive ban on all forms of marijuana advertising is in the best interest of public health, the report states, and a ban would ensure that business interests follow guidelines to protect public health interests. Although such a proclamation would seem like a major blow to the young but swiftly growing cannabis industry, pundits say it is tacit recognition of the inevitability of legal cannabis by the prohibitionist body. Before the 2021 report, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s standard policy on cannabis was that it should be prohibited, not regulated.

By giving its member nations tips on how to regulate the industry, which is one of the fastest-growing sectors in America, the UN is unofficially recognizing the popularity of cannabis reform and preparing for a future where legal cannabis markets will be the norm rather than the exception. As such, some players in the cannabis market feel that the UN’s recommendation to ban cannabis advertising is a positive development. According to UNODC, this ban would have to apply across “all jurisdictions,” and member nations would need to invest more in cannabis research.

Specifically, these funds would be used to research the negative effects of recreational cannabis use as well as the various medical conditions that are said to be treatable by cannabis. However, since the UN doesn’t have the authority to enforce a ban on cannabis advertising, the report’s recommendation is one that member nations are free to take up or ignore. The report compares such a ban to the provisions placed on tobacco by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Steve Rolies, a senior policy analyst at Transforma Drug Policy Foundation, says the UN’s recommendation is an acknowledgement of the fact that cannabis legalization is inevitable. Comparing it to the ban on tobacco advertising shows that, although the division may not approve of the industry, it has accepted that there is no stopping the forward momentum and has decided to protect vulnerable individuals, especially the youth, from cannabis promotion.

Cannabis sector players from different jurisdictions, including  Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM), are already operating under tight regulatory frameworks.

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CannabisNewsBreaks – Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) Raising Quality Bar with Focus on Cutting-Edge Techniques

Pac Roots (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) has sought to address the poor reputation of legal Canadian marijuana through a relentless focus on cutting-edge cultivation techniques, thereby raising the quality bar. This distinction sets the company apart as, despite recreational marijuana being legalized across Canada in October of 2018, legal recreational sales have been slow to take off. “A Canadian government survey released in February 2021 found that 40% of country’s marijuana consumers admitted to having obtained the drug illegally since legalization – largely a result of the poor quality inherent to legal produce as well as a distinct lack of retail store locations,” reads a recent article. According to its website, Pac Roots Cannabis is intent on preserving the excellence of its elite strains and is passionate about introducing the highest quality of strains to the public. “With Canada’s legalized marijuana market finally on an upswing, Pac Root Cannabis Corp.’s relentless focus on high-quality cultivars and marijuana products may place it in the ideal position to benefit from rising demand from an increasingly discerning Canadian retail consumer base.”

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About Pac Roots Cannabis Corp.

Pac Roots is the future of genetics. By focusing on elite cannabis genetic development, the company maximizes the quality of its products by keeping yields and profit margins high. Pac Roots subsidizes costs with several strategic partners: Phenome One, one of the largest live genetic libraries in Canada composed of over 350+ live cultivars, as well as its JV partnership with Rock Creek Farms and Speakeasy Cannabis Club, leveraging existing infrastructure, equipment, and access to land on a 100-acre hemp project. This combination has the company positioned to be cash-flow positive within their first year of trading. For more information about the company, visit www.PacRoots.ca.

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420 with CNW — Why Each Strain of Marijuana Is Actually a Hybrid

You’ve probably heard of people referring to marijuana as either indica or sativa, but do you know what the terms actually mean? Contrary to popular opinion, sativa and indica are botany terms that describe the observable physical traits of a marijuana plant and not the effects they induce.

If you were to trace any strain of marijuana back to its original genetics, you’d end up with landrace strains, which are basically marijuana strains whose genetics stabilized and evolved in their natural environments in different parts of the world. Examples of such strains include Thailand’s Chocolate Thai, Mexico’s Acapulco Gold and South Africa’s Durban Poison.

Botanists utilized the terms ruderalis, sativa and indica to classify strains that exhibited different physical characteristics. For instance, Cannabis ruderalis was classified by D.E. Janischewsky, a Russian botanist in the early 1920s, while Cannabis sativa was coined by Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist who was studying European plants in the early 1750s. On the other hand, Cannabis indica was classified by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck who had been studying Indian strains in the mid-1780s.

While ruderalis plants have thick, big leaves and more CBD than do indica and sativa, indica has dense flowers and is usually bushy and wide while sativas are lanky and tall with skinny leaves. In the present day, indica describes strains that you can use to fall asleep, slow down or relax while sativas have been labeled as strains that offer you the mental high needed for focus and creativity.

In dispensaries, the term hybrid is meant to show you strains that possess effects of both sativa and indica. However, a hybrid actually means a strain bred from various strain varieties and one that has inherited favorable characteristics. This means that while products are still labelled as either hybrids, indicas or sativas, the truth is that every single marijuana product smoked today is a hybrid.

Insane OGGreen Thumb Farmz and Dr. Greenthumbs lead cultivator Kenji Fujishima explains this by pointing to Runtz, a popular strain, which is a cross of Gelatto#33 and Zkittlez; both of those are crosses of Thin Mint GSC x Sunset Sherbert and Grapefruit and Grape Ape respectively. Fujishima notes that all hybrids are simply hybrids from other hybrids, despite the marketing behind indica and sativa strains.

While these differences are well known to brands and growers, the sativa/indica dichotomy may be a bit harder for consumers to let go of, with a 2019 report by Weedmaps finding that brands that have tried to stop using the aforementioned terms have confused their customers, who prefer the simple classification that the sativa and indica provide.

Other companies such as Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) have an extensive library of high-end genetics that they leverage to come up with premium products that are cementing their position in the market.

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420 with CNW — Licensed Cannabis Sellers in Canada Put Squeeze on Black Market Operators

Although cannabis has been illegal in most territories until a decade or so ago, it has been the most-used drug across the globe for years. Demand for the controversial plant has always been high, and since consumers had no legal place to source cannabis, they turned to the black market. As such, the illicit cannabis market has become immense, grossing billions of dollars worldwide as the drug became more popular and demand skyrocketed.

Even as several countries and states have passed cannabis legislation, the black market has been quite tenacious. Although there is a degree of risk with dealing with black market players, these sellers have continued to thrive as they generally sell at cheaper prices compared to licensed stores, among other reasons. In Canada, however, recent data shows that registered cannabis merchants have been slowly encroaching on the illicit market’s territory.

This is despite the fact that Canada’s cannabis sector is relatively new and has just recently incorporated the sale of products such as edibles and vapes. According to the most recent data from Statistics Canada, the gap between the legal sector and the illicit market is widening, with more consumers choosing to purchase cannabis from licensed retailers instead of black market players. While it is estimated that the illicit cannabis market brought in roughly CA$754 million in the final quarter of 2020, the legal adult-use market saw cannabis sales worth CA$918 million.

Legal adult-use cannabis sales surpassed illicit sales for the first time ever in 2020’s second quarter, Statistics Canada found, with sales in the adult-use sector surpassing those in the illicit market by an estimated CA$59 million. This can be attributed to reducing prices, increasing retail options and a wider variety of more consistent inventory from retailers.

For instance, Toronto had only seven regulated cannabis stores at the start of 2020 but at the end of the year, the city had registered 89 more retailers. Consequently, Toronto saw cannabis sales jump from CA$17 million in January 2020 to CA$40 million as the year drew to a close.

Additionally, Canada’s recreational cannabis sector has recently been expanded to include more products such as edibles and cannabis vaporizers. Last year — 2020 — was the first full year of legal sales for vapes and cannabis edibles, with edible sales increasing from CA$12.7 million in the first quarter to CA$42.2 million by the end of the fourth quarter. As Canada’s young cannabis sector matures, even more consumers will likely be drawn from the illicit market.

The chokehold illicit market actors had on the marijuana industry will keep loosening as licensed Canadian companies such as Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) keep availing high-quality cannabis products at affordable price points.

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420 with CNW — Genetic Testing May Help Transform the Marijuana Sector

Recent research conducted by CSO and president of EVIO Labs Inc. (OTC: EVIO) Anthony Smith and M.J. Murdock Metabolomics Lab director Bernd Markus Lange, together with their colleagues, may be useful to marijuana consumers, producers and breeders. The researchers examined various data sets to differentiate marijuana strains.

Each strain of marijuana contains different concentrations of cannabinoids, including CBD, which is nonpsychoactive, and THC, which is psychoactive. This allows consumers to choose marijuana based on desired effects, such as particular aromas and relaxation. However, the genetic information that makes up these differences isn’t well understood.

This is why the researchers’ discoveries will be useful, as they will help make sure that consumers choose products that have been labeled appropriately and come in handy in new cultivar development. Additionally, the findings will enable marijuana producers and breeders to determine the type of cannabinoid and sex of young plants.

Lange, who is also a professor at the Institute of Biological Chemistry, explained that terpenoids and cannabinoids were mainly concentrated in marijuana flowers, with Smith adding that despite this, they didn’t share the same biosynthetic pathways. For their study, the researchers from Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science designed assays to help determine cannabinoid type and sex of cultivars, which are young plants.

One of the researchers, Jacob Toth, explained that cultivars shared chemical, physiological and morphological characteristics, noting that they discovered that some plants produced just as much CBD as THC. Toth observed that plants which produced more levels of THC were problematic, which emphasized the need to develop a way to identify plants that produce too much THC to assist growers in remaining compliant.

The researchers used algorithms and RNA-seq to identify distinct gene networks in marijuana strains. In addition to this, they also quantified and separated terpenoids and cannabinoids through the use of liquid chromatography and gas chromatography, with their findings demonstrating a correlation between terpenoid and cannabinoid products and biosynthetic genes.

Lange noted that this showed that marijuana strains could be differentiated by conducting an analysis of transcriptomic and metabolic data sets. He added that the marijuana industry as a whole would benefit from genetic testing, as it would allow them to label various strains correctly.

Furthermore, Smith explained how transcriptomic, genomic or metabolic data could serve different purposes, noting that while the first two were markets growers would need in order to validate their engineering and breeding efforts, the latter could be utilized as a benchmark for developing and studying cultivars for therapeutic needs and consumer interests. This, he said, would drive therapeutic research and product preference.

A number of marijuana companies such as Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) (FSE: 4XM) are already leveraging the power of genetics in order to produce superior products, so it is just a matter of time before genetic testing is used in all aspects of the industry.

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