Researchers at the University of Guelph announced they had discovered how cannabis plants create pain-relief molecules as much as 30 times more effective at treating inflammation than Aspirin. The molecules, called “flavonoids,” exist in all plants and create vegetable pigments. However, those in cannabis have particular anti-inflammatory potential.
Press Release, Sudbury.com
- Cannabis flavonoids known as Cannflavin A and Cannflavin B are the most powerful anti-inflammatories. They’re believed to be more potent than THC or CBD and show potential as alternatives to opioids.
- Flavonoids normally occur in very low amounts, but the University of Guelph researchers have developed a way to metabolically engineer the two Cannflavins without having to grow plants.
- Tilray acquired UK boozy-gummies maker Smith & Sinclair for an undisclosed amount, with plans to develop CBD edibles.
- California’s cannabeverage manufacturer Tinley Beverage Company said it’s “closing in on a deal with a Canadian licensed producer,” as new data suggests most Canadians want to try CBD beverages.