Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals, a division of Emerald Health Therapeutics (TSXV:EMH), announced key members of its scientific team found the potential for EHP-102, a patented aminoquinone derivative of the non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid, to treat Parkinson’s disease.

As quoted in the press release:

This research was done in collaboration with Professor Javier Fernandez-Ruiz (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain).

These results were published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation in a scientific paper entitled, “Benefits of VCE-003.2, a cannabigerol quinone derivative, against inflammation driven neuronal deterioration in experimental Parkinson’s disease: possible involvement of different binding sites at the PPARγ receptor.” Co-authors of this paper included Eduardo Muñoz, MD, PhD, EHP’s Chief Scientific Officer and Mari-Luz Bellido, PhD, EHP’s Vice President of European Operations.

Researchers evaluated the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of EHP-102 in two animal models of Parkinson’s disease, as well as in vitro cellular models. Findings showed that EHP-102 is neuroprotective against inflammation-driven neuronal damage in these models. EHP-102 is a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) modulator acting on both the canonical and alternative binding sites. These data demonstrate that EHP-102 could potentially be used as a neuroprotective agent in Parkinson’s disease due to its multi-target properties specific to the disease.

Click here to read the full press release.

An Emerging Markets Sponsored Commentary

Some pretty important news out of health and wellness; beverage and natural products company BevCanna Enterprises Inc. (CSE:BEV, Q:BVNNF, FSE:7BC) this week. For those of you following the Company with us, stay tuned.

Keep reading... Show less

As investors continue to prioritize cannabis opportunities in the US, market watchers expect mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to play a role in the future for Canadian companies.

A consolidation trend has been expected in the Canadian cannabis space for some time now based on the size of the market compared to the number of operations in the country.

Keep reading... Show less

The product will include polyphenols known to have significant health benefits.

BioHarvest Sciences Inc. (CSE: BHSC) (“BioHarvest” or the “Company”) has reached an important milestone in its development program of additional Nutraceuticals. The olive-based Nutraceutical product scheduled for market availability in the second half of 2022 will contain the following unique matrix of polyphenols: hydroxytyrosol, trosol, and verbascoside. These compounds are the major polyphenols in naturally grown olives and are responsible for the high antioxidant activity of olives and olive oil. Importantly, the BioHarvest olive-based Nutraceutical product will provide all the benefits of olives and olive oil with a low calorie count per serving.

Keep reading... Show less

Cresco Labs (CSE:CL) (OTCQX:CRLBF) (“Cresco” or the “Company”), one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, announced today that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31 st , 2020 on Thursday March 25 th , 2021 before the market opens.

The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results and provide investors with key business highlights on Thursday March 25 th , 2021 at 8:30am Eastern Time (7:30am Central Time).

Keep reading... Show less

 Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NASDAQ: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or “the Corporation”) announced today that EVP & CFO Mike Lee will be participating in a fireside chat at the BofA Securities Virtual Consumer & Retail Technology Conference on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:30am ET .

Keep reading... Show less