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StaffJanuary 11, 2023
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The Daily Hit is a recap of cannabis business news for Jan. 11, 2023.

ON THE SITE

Connecticut Recreational Cannabis Sales Top $250,000 on Day One

According to Biotrack, the cannabis technology platform Connecticut uses to trace marijuana inventory from seed to sale, those seven retailers passed the $250,000 mark by 5 p.m. after just seven hours of sales, bringing crows of victory from state regulators. Read more here.

More from Connecticut’s Adult-Use Cannabis Launch:

Algernon Pharmaceuticals Looks to Advance DMT Stroke Research

Treating stroke with DMT (N, N-Dimethyltryptamine) is a novel idea being pursued by Algernon Pharmaceuticals (CSE: AGN) (FRANKFURT: AGWO) (OTCQB: AGNPF), a Vancouver-based clinical stage drug development company. The opportunity is big, with the global stroke treatment market is expected to reach $15 billion by 2027. Read more here.

REITs on the Downslope?

The REIT trend appears to be cooling down, according to data from Cannabiz Media. In the third quarter of last year, just four deals were solidified for a total value of $90 million, down from a high of nine deals worth $305 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. Read more here.

IN OTHER NEWS

Kaya Group

Kaya Group (OTC: NUGL) announced its Kaya Extracts subsidiary plans to enter the legal psilocybin market in Jamaica where the laws are relaxed, targeting the multibillion-dollar industry for the development, marketing, and distribution of psilocybin mushrooms. Read more here.

Grown Rogue International

Grown Rogue International Inc. (CSE: GRIN) (OTC: GRUSF), a craft cannabis company operating in Oregon and Michigan, issued a total of 200,000 common shares, at the current market price, to an owner of Golden Harvests LLC. The common shares were issued pursuant to an option agreement relating to the prior acquisition of a 60% controlling interest in Golden Harvests by Canopy Management LLC in May 2021. Read more here.

FarmaceuticalRX

In a Monday bid to dismiss claims that they misclassified drivers as independent contractors in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, FarmaceuticalRX and five other companies said that there was no indication that they operated jointly or that any of them employed their accusers. Read more here.


Adam JacksonOctober 24, 2022
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Canadian clinical stage drug development company, Algernon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE: AGN) (OTCQB: AGNPF), has entered a clinical trial agreement with Yale University to study DMT for the treatment of depression.

Algernon will provide DMT for the study in return for intellectual property rights with Yale around the clinical use of the drug. The company will also have the option to negotiate licenses to both IP developed jointly and IP developed solely by Yale — subject to rights reserved by the US government in conjunction with publicly funded research.

“The study may enhance our current understanding of the dosing regimen in the subjective effects induced by DMT,” said Deepak D’souza, the trial’s principal investigator and professor of psychiatry and director of Schizophrenia Neuropharmacology Research Group at the Yale University School of Medicine.

D’Souza is an experienced researcher with DMT and other controlled substances.

Algernon will also receive data from the study that it could use for its DMT stroke research program.

“After careful consideration, we chose to support Dr. D’Souza’s clinical DMT study and work with Yale University,” said Christopher Moreau, CEO of Algernon Pharmaceuticals. “Although the treatment of psychiatric disorders with DMT is not the company’s current focus, we have patents pending on novel forms of DMT which could potentially be used across a broad range of diseases. In addition, we believe the data generated from this study may help inform Algernon’s stroke research program.”

“A rising tide lifts all boats, and we feel a corporate responsibility as well to improve global awareness and support psychedelic medicine research when possible. It is in that spirit that we also chose to become the lead sponsor of Wonderland, the world’s largest conference on psychedelic medicine to be held November 3-5 in Miami.”

N, N-Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, is a hallucinogenic tryptamine drug producing effects similar to those of other psychedelics like LSD and psilocybin. DMT occurs naturally in many plant species and animals including humans and has been used in religious ceremonies as traditional spiritual medicine by indigenous people in the Amazon. DMT can also be synthesized in a laboratory.

The “double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover-controlled” study will compare different bolus and constant infusion dosing regimens of DMT in healthy control participants and individuals with depression.

Algernon has active research programs for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) with chronic cough, chronic kidney disease and a psychedelic program investigating a proprietary form of DMT for stroke.


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