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LISTEN: Former NHL’er Rob Schremp on how Cannabis helped his depression and anxiety

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Cannabis was legalized a year ago and with that has come a mind-numbing (pardon the pun) array of products.  Host Dean Millard takes a run at demystifying the topic.  From Indica and Sativa to CBD Oils and flavoured bong water, Dean explores the topic with the help of people like former Oiler Rob Schremp who on this episode tells his story of paralyzing depression and anxiety.

By Dean Millard: Rob Schremp is a former NHL player who learned about the benefits of the cannabis plant and is now helping others in and out of sports find their path. It’s helped him with depression and anxiety and it he feels it can help current and former athletes with recovery etc as well. Chris Ianson, our educator dropped by with LA Confidential from Aurora in What’s That Strain.

Rob Schremp is a former NHL player who learned about the benefits of the cannabis plant and is now helping others in and out of sports find their path. It’s helped him with depression and anxiety and it he feels it can help current and former athletes with recovery etc as well. Chris Ianson, our educator dropped by with LA Confidential from Aurora in What’s That Strain?. Our Cannabis Question is Have you ever been asked to stop or go somewhere else to smoke a joint? It happened to me this past weekend, even though I had permission from the home owner. Some people are simply hypocrites. We discussed Gronk getting into CBD and how you can get gummy bears at home when Season 2 hits, and speaking of hits, have you ever tried flavoured bong water?

 

 

After 22 years in the media world of television and radio, from Brandon, Manitoba to Red Deer, Alberta over to Regina, Saskatchewan and settling in Edmonton, Alberta, I found myself on the side of the desk with a pink slip in my hand, unexpectedly. ​ Over the next few weeks and with my mind racing to a million thoughts, I decided to embark on the journey of podcasting. My broadcasting background has mainly been in sports, and it will still be a big part of my podcasting, but I will be focusing on other subjects as well, from sports to cannabis education and more.

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Listen: The slowly growing industry of Cannabis Tourism this week on The Cannabis 101 Podcast

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We are now past the one year mark when it comes to legalization of recreational cannabis use in Canada. Some areas of the industry have grown quite quickly, the Cannabis Tourism industry has not. Whether’s because of strict regulations or fear there aren’t a lot of cannabis friendly hotels etc. Jennifer Mason recently hosted the New Heights Cannabis Summit in Ontario and joined me to discuss the event and the changing landscape of legalization.

Chris Ianson is our Educator and the Manager of the Off Whyte location of Nova Cannabis and he shed some light on the strain Outlaw Amnesia from Acreage Pharms Ltd, a local Alberta company. It’s a sativa dominant hybrid that comes on fast and a good strain for a person to graduate to after some initial experience. Not a beginner strain.

https://www.acreagepharms.ca

We are also giving away a BeachComber storage box from Mood and a promo code for 50% off a Lobo Genetics DNA Kit to customize your cannabis use.

 

 

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Edmonton medical cannabis company expanding to Denmark

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From Atlas Biotechnologies Inc.

Atlas Biotechnologies announces a major expansion into the European market.

Atlas Biotechnologies Inc. is pleased to announce its expansion into Europe with Atlas Growers Denmark. Atlas Biotechnologies is proud to be the first Canadian grower to execute a large-scale indoor medicinal cannabis production facility in Europe.

Sheldon Croome, Atlas President & CEO notes: “We have been seeking to expand our production base outside of Canada for some time and are pleased to have secured this high-impact opportunity. The rapidly emerging European medical cannabis market is primed for tremendous growth and our Denmark expansion will provide Atlas a solid foundation to further serve our ever-growing client base of European buyers. We are excited to be planning one of the largest, most sophisticated indoor cultivation and GMP processing facilities in Europe, the next major frontier for medical cannabis legalization.”

Atlas Growers Denmark is structured using a finance lease of the assets of Egehøj Champignon; Atlas retains the right to purchase the assets at a fixed price at any time for twenty years. The assets consist of a 170,000 sq. ft. facility located on Funen, Denmark and will serve as Atlas’ European base of operations for the development and production of medical cannabis-based products. The property features 36 individual climate-controlled rooms, allowing for in-house cultivation of pharmaceutical grade cannabis flowers, as well as production of pure, extracted medical inputs, & GMP manufacturing of down-stream finished goods. The microclimates can be tailored to the unique environmental demands of each specific medical cannabis cultivar, or plant variety.

Kent Stenvang, CEO and Owner of Egehøj Champignon will lead the Atlas team as Denmark Head of Operations​.

Kent Stenvang added: “I am thrilled to become an integral member of the Atlas team and am consistently impressed by their biotech and pharmaceutical research focus in medical cannabis. This cultivation and processing expansion is a boost for the area by creating 50 local jobs with over 100 hires expected by late 2020.”

Drawings of European Facility

 

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Working with Novo Nordisk Engineering, Atlas has engineered a new 20,000 sq. ft. processing laboratory, which will meet European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (EU GMP) standards, the certification necessary for pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Atlas Denmark has submitted a cultivation license. Approval is pending and is expected in the next few months with planting to begin soon after. The first harvest is scheduled for early 2020 with an expected eventual product yield of 20,000 kg each year.

About Atlas Biotechnologies Inc. (“Atlas”) and Atlas Growers Ltd.

Atlas is based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and its wholly owned subsidiary, Atlas Growers Ltd. is federally licensed for cultivation and processing of cannabis products, with a focus on medical use markets. Atlas currently operates a purpose-built 38,000 square foot facility and laboratory, which has in-house capabilities to refine cannabis into distilled and isolated cannabinoid concentrates as well as specialized medical formulations in large volumes. Atlas’ proprietary controlled environment cultivation system is designed to maximize production of the highest consistency and quality of cannabis products for medical use applications. Atlas is heavily focused on research and development and continues to solidify collaboration with some of the world’s most prestigious post-secondary institutions, including Harvard Medical School. Atlas continues towards its vision of improving lives by creating The World’s Most Trusted Cannabis ProductsTM.

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