June 17, 2021

Entheon acquires Lobo Genetics, enabling cannabis genetic testing protocol

Entheon Biomedical appears to be well on its way to developing a safe and effective solution for treating addiction and substance-use disorders, potentially changing the way society approaches drug addiction.

In April the company launched the industry’s first psychedelics genetic test kit, setting it on a path to creating more value out of data and technology to serve its customers.
June 13, 2021

Nanoplastics — invisible vectors of disease and death

National Geographic says the problem of discarded plastic is so severe, that if nothing is done, by 2050 the oceans will contain more plastic than fish, ton for ton.

Especially worrying are “nanoplastics” — pieces that are so tiny, they are able to penetrate human cell walls.
May 14, 2021

Rising food prices threaten world’s most vulnerable

Continuing the US (and Canadian) economic recovery is obviously important but it should not come on the backs of the poor who bear the most weight of inflation, particularly increases in food prices.

Government officials need to be aware of how their monetary and fiscal policies are impacting the most vulnerable in society.
May 3, 2021

Death by resource depletion

Look up the word sustainable in the Oxford English dictionary and you get the following definition: “avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.”

Unfortunately the world’s ecological balance has not been right for a very long time. As a society, we are consuming resources far more quickly than we are replacing them, which is the very definition of unsustainable.
April 24, 2021

Biden’s Green New Deal

Joe Biden came to power as the 46th US president expecting to spend more on green energy and clean technology. Just how much more is starting to be revealed.
April 20, 2021

Water — the next US-Canada trade irritant

What gets me, though, is how bad Canadian politicians are at negotiating. Here we finally have a resource that should give us significant leverage in dealing with our largest trading partner, ie., critical metals. In return for offering our minerals and our mining expertise, what are we asking for in return? I’ve yet to discover anything in print.
April 13, 2021

ESG seen as biggest risk to mining industry

ESG was a dominant theme running through this year’s AME Roundup conference in Vancouver.

Ross Beaty, chairman of Pan American Silver and Equinox Gold, said “It’s just critical. Every single meeting you have with investors, it’s number one on the topic (list).”
April 10, 2021

Entheon Biomedical commercializes industry’s first psychedelics genetic test kit

As pioneers of a leading-edge addiction recovery solution based on psychedelic medicine, Entheon Biomedical Corp. (CSE: ENBI) (FSE: 1XU1) has been actively expanding its business over the past weeks. The culmination of that work is the release of a potentially groundbreaking product in the field of psychedelic therapy, which would also represent the company’s first revenue stream.
March 31, 2021

We are drowning in plastic

As the fight against the coronavirus continues to take center stage, an insidious environmental problem is getting worse: plastic pollution.

The global health crisis has prompted a rush for single-use plastic just as governments around the world were taking steps to curtail or ban its usage. Demand has surged for everything from face shields and gloves to takeaway food containers and bubble wrap for online shopping — most of which cannot be recycled and is ending up as waste.
March 27, 2021

AOTH stocks – project development stages and risk versus reward

When looking for an investment, the approach I take involves looking at the global, big picture conditions. I study trends, read the news, basically watch and listen to what’s going on in the world. Then I study the different sectors to select the one (or ones) that I think is going to match up well with the overriding, long-term theme. This is top-down investing.

The second part of my search for the dominant investment is a bottom-up approach. This is where I find individual companies, in the specific sector I have chosen to invest in.
March 23, 2021

Competition for energy and battery metals intensifying

Goldman Sachs says that the next structural bull market for commodities will be driven by spending on green energy.

The fossil-fueled based transportation system needs to be electrified, and the switch must be made from oil, gas, and coal-powered power plants to those which run on solar, wind and thorium-produced nuclear energy. If we have any hope of cleaning up the planet, before the point of no return, a massive decarbonization needs to take place.

In a recent report, commodities consultancy Wood Mackenzie said an investment of over $1 trillion will be required in key energy transition metals over the next 15 years, just to meet the growing needs of decarbonization.
March 21, 2021

Arctic mines face thawing permafrost disaster

The thawing of permafrost is yet another manifestation of climate change, that populations living near it will have to deal with in the coming decades as global warming accelerates, particularly in the polar regions

Mining is often deemed complicit in the rise of greenhouse gas emissions, given its use of heavy machinery and ground disturbance, but in this case, in areas where the ground is permanently frozen but starting to thaw, operations can be negatively impacted, and big miners are having to shell out millions. We have seen the implications of thawing permafrost at Teck’s Red Dog Mine in Alaska, and at Norilsk Nickel’s Oktyabrsky and Taimyrsky mines in Siberia.

The problem is not going away; in fact, there is every indication it will get worse.
March 20, 2021

Plugging the fossil fuel energy gap with nuclear

The modernization and electrification of our global transportation system will require a change hitherto unprecedented in the history of civilization. Not even the shift from horse and buggy to the crank-start Ford Model T can compete with what it will take to electrify the billion-plus cars on the planet’s roads, and eventually put a complete stop to noxious tailpipe emissions resulting from the combustion of gasoline and diesel fuel, that are poisoning the air we breathe.

For now, thorium is a theoretical solution to our energy dilemma, but it could be much more than that. A concerted effort to develop thorium reactor technology could provide stable, clean, base-load power for millions, something that is not possible with renewables due to the intermittency factor and the current early stages of renewable battery storage technology. It is safer and better for the environment than uranium and can even use radioactive waste as feedstock for the nuclear reaction, thus killing two birds with one stone. The market is not yet ready for thorium, but when it is, a whole new mining sector and supply chain will be born.
March 18, 2021

Love Hemp inks multi-million-dollar, 5-year deal with UFC

CBD start-up Love Hemp Group PLC (AQSE:LIFE, OTCQB:WRHLF) one of the UK's leading CBD and Hemp product suppliers, and UFC®, the world's premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced a five-year agreement that names Love Hemp the Official Global CBD Partner of UFC®.

The multi-million-dollar, five-year deal pairs the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and the largest pay-per-view event provider, with the leading UK supplier of hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) products.
March 15, 2021

Love Hemp: Curaleaf’s $285 million deal signals Europe as the new battleground for cannabis giants

A recent study by Grand View Research predicted the global legal market for cannabis to be worth as much as $73.6 billion by 2027. A multi-billion-dollar industry boom is not a matter of if, but when.

At Ahead of the Herd, we are always on the lookout for value plays within the nascent global cannabis space.

This brings us to cannabis investment firm World High Life, which recently changed its name to reflect its prized holding company: Love Hemp Group PLC (AQSE: LIFE) (OTCQB: WRHLF).
March 12, 2021

Love Hemp: MMA legend Georges St-Pierre touts CBD product use in his miraculous recovery

As pioneers of the European CBD industry, Love Hemp is one of the UK's leading CBD and hemp suppliers, and has more than 40 product lines comprising oils, sprays and vapes, and a variety of edible and water-based CBD products. The brand has established relationships with over 2,000 stores in the nation, including leading brands such as Sainsbury's, Boots, Ocado and Holland & Barrett.

Georges, who will forever be recognized as one of the planet's best pound-for-pound fighters and all-around athletes, has often attributed his speedy recovery to the use of CBD, which was one of the main reasons why he signed up to become a brand ambassador for Love Hemp.
February 26, 2021

Bitter US cold snap is a sign of the times

2021.02.26 The polar vortex is at it again. The weather phenomenon responsible for […]
February 18, 2021

Entheon Biomedical: Psychedelic-assisted therapy presents a new pathway to solving Canada’s opioid crisis

2021.02.18 Despite improvements in medical technology and billions of dollars injected into treatment […]
January 21, 2021

US CBD sector moving closer to legalization

2021.01.21 Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana and hemp plants. […]
January 16, 2021
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Entheon Biomedical makes investment in psychiatric clinic platform

2021.01.16 Entheon Biomedical Corp. (CSE: ENBI) (FSE: 1XU1) has completed its first deal […]
December 19, 2020
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World High Life’s Love Hemp: pioneers of the UK’s CBD revolution

2020.12.19 Few products have grabbed the attention of a global consumer market within such a short period of time. Cannabidiol - or CBD as most people call it - has generated a lot of buzz over the past couple of years following the legalization of cannabis in Canada and multiple US states. Cannabidiol - or CBD as most people call it - has generated a lot of buzz over the past couple of years following the legalization of cannabis in Canada and multiple US states. CBD is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds found naturally in hemp and marijuana plants. While many tend to associate marijuana with feelings of psychoactivity, CBD by itself does not cause a “high” and is non-intoxicating.
December 2, 2020

Entheon Biomedical hires Dutch research firm to conduct human clinical trial of psychedelic drug DMT

2020.12.02 Opioids belong to a class of medications used to treat pain. Examples […]
November 28, 2020

Entheon Biomedical: Opioid addiction – a history

2020.11.28 Opioids belong to a class of medications used to treat pain. Examples […]
November 12, 2020
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Entheon Biomedical (CSE:ENBI): Developing a powerful psychedelic-assisted therapy for the treatment of addiction

2020.11.12 Psychedelic drugs, or sometimes called hallucinogens, are shrouded in a mist of […]
October 27, 2020
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Re-elected BC NDP pressing ahead with LNG disaster

2020.10.27 British Columbia’s NDP government was re-elected on Saturday with a comfortable majority, […]
October 21, 2020
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How the coronavirus is exacerbating global inequality, hunger

2020.10.21 Autumn is harvest season in North America and many families gather on […]
September 26, 2020
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Rising food prices threaten social stability

2020.09.26 Has the bill for your weekly shop gone up? If so you’re […]
July 30, 2020

The American Dream

2020.07.30 In Provo, Utah, members of an anti-government group patrol the streets wearing […]
June 26, 2020

Saving the planet with clean and green

2020.06.26 Lockdowns and reduced industrial activity aimed at reducing the spread of the […]
June 20, 2020

‘Perfect storm’ for race riots brewing in Tulsa, Oklahoma

2020.06.20 Already high racial tensions in the United States could boil over this […]
June 16, 2020

Gold’s outlook brightens on dark covid news

2020.06.16 US stock markets are once again gripped by fear and volatility, following […]
May 2, 2020

A tale of two depressions

2020.05.02 As the coronavirus continues to hammer state and provincial economies, politicians are […]
May 1, 2020

Breadline blues

2020.05.01 Is it safe to re-open? That is the question facing US governors […]
April 25, 2020

Is the covid crisis good or bad for the environment?

2020.04.25 You may have read articles about how scrapped flights are clearing the […]
April 22, 2020

Living in a virus-controlled world

2020.04.22 As the coronavirus pandemic continues to infect populations, though in some countries […]
April 10, 2020

Covid-19: Who, what, when, where and why

2020.04.10 If there is one thing we know about the coronavirus, it’s that […]
March 31, 2020

US between Scylla and Charybdis

2020.03.31 I’m just going to come right out and say it: The United […]
March 25, 2020

We the people

2020.03.25 $1,200. That’s the amount the US Congress is considering doling out to […]
March 21, 2020

The new stay at home economy

2020.03.21 For a lot of workers, the coronavirus is starting to get personal.   […]
March 19, 2020

Could the coronavirus cause the next ‘Arab Spring’?

2020.03.19 The rich are getting richer, inequality is on the rise, and the […]
March 17, 2020

How a ‘Debt Jubilee’ + mining could be a path to coronavirus recovery

2020.03.17 Stock markets rebounded on Tuesday, after the White House announced further measures […]
March 13, 2020

Virus won’t keep copper down for long

2020.03.13 The current stock market rout is pulling the world economy down into […]
March 7, 2020

Coronavirus infects dollar

2020.03.07 Up to a month ago the US dollar was showing resilience in […]
February 22, 2020

Pandemic fears: real and imagined

2020.02.22 “Pandemic”. Few words in the English language conjure as much fear. The […]
February 5, 2020

Coronavirus and the vulnerability of critical mineral supply chains

2020.02.05 Just in time (JIT) is an inventory system designed to efficiently match […]
November 30, 2019

A psychedelic renaissance

2019.11.30 Fifty-three years after LSD was banned by the FDA, psychedelic drugs are […]
November 26, 2019

Growing inequality threatens mining

2019.11.26 In the 1986 classic ‘Platoon’, Charlie Sheen’s character Chris Taylor tells everyone […]
November 14, 2019

3D printing is a manufacturing game-changer

2019.11.14 Calling all carnivores: ever thought about getting a meat printer? Of hand-crafting […]
November 2, 2019

Lifting the entitlement burden

2019.11.02 On Wednesday the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third […]
October 12, 2019

Palladium is an unsung green superhero

2019.10.12 Smog from vehicle emissions is estimated to cause a third of the […]
October 5, 2019

Feeding the world vs saving the planet

2019.10.05 When China closed its door to all US agricultural exports in August, […]
October 3, 2019

When the levee breaks

2019.10.03 In John Steinbeck’s epic novel ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, a poor family […]
August 22, 2019

Fresh water crisis unfolding

2019.08.22 When planetary scientists search for life on other planets the first thing they look for is […]
August 16, 2019

A steady diet of plastic

2019.08.16 People eating fish are advised to watch carefully for bones, but how […]
July 25, 2019

The day the current stopped

2019.07.25 Anybody who’s ever planted cedar bushes knows how drought-sensitive the little suckers […]
July 17, 2019

Africa rising

2019.07.17 A lot of resource investors stop listening to corporate presentations when they […]
July 17, 2019

Palladium is integral to global transportation, energy shift

2019.07.17 Despite reports of its imminent demise, the internal combustion engine-powered vehicle isn’t […]
May 7, 2019

The future of pot

2019.05.07 The passage of Bill C-45 on October 17, 2018 made Canada the […]
April 9, 2019

Cannabis space green shoots not what most think

2019.04.09 As signs of spring emerge in the Great White North, green shoots […]
March 29, 2019

$1B for Trump’s border wall could fix crumbling military bases

2019.03.29 US military families will continue to stay in run-down accommodations while they […]
March 22, 2019

Push for more LNG overshadows fracking-caused earthquakes

2019.03.22 LNG Canada is getting more ambitious in its plans to build BC’s […]
March 22, 2019

Push for more LNG overshadows fracking-caused earthquakes

2019.03.22 LNG Canada is getting more ambitious in its plans to build BC’s […]
March 5, 2019

Veg out on asparagus to resist cancer

2019.03.05 The health effects of “superfoods” have been touted for nearly 30 years, […]
January 18, 2019

Choose thorium-fueled reactors instead of Site C

2019.01.18 I was flying through the Twitterverse when I came across this doozy […]
December 16, 2018

BC earthquakes and fracking

2018.12.16 There is no fracking going on right now in northeastern British Columbia, […]
December 8, 2018

Human body plug and play

2018.12.08 One of the most perplexing issues to confront modern medicine has been […]
December 1, 2018

Whisky is for drinking; water is for fighting over

2018.12.01 The problem of severe water stress in the United States – and […]
November 17, 2018

The real price of LNG

2018.11.17 “This is a spectacular day for all British Columbians, again not one […]
November 10, 2018

BC’s killer whales v LNG

2018.11.10 The snow-capped mountains north of Vancouver are famous for skiing, but eight […]
October 6, 2018

Uranium’s ugly stepsister

2018.10.06 Most junior resource investors know uranium, and many got in on the […]
October 16, 2017

Lithium Supercycle

2017.10.16 The truth, in regards to the world’s mineral resources, is that we […]
October 2, 2017

Why Lithium, Why Now?

2017.10.02 Our ‘who cares’ attitude towards pollution and habitat destruction are all increasing […]
June 25, 2017

Orphaned Poisoned Waters

2017.06.25   There’s a lot of water on the planet we inhabit – […]
May 27, 2017

Earth Overshoot Day

2017.05.27 The second half of the 20th century saw the biggest increase in […]
May 22, 2017

Saving Us From Us

2017.05.22 According to Al Gore if we would all pony up US$15,000,000,000,000.00 he […]
February 2, 2017

The Missing Link

2017.02.02 Pollution and climate change are key drivers for the global adoption of […]
January 1, 1970

Solar Windows and Roofs

2017.03.21 Feldspars are found in granite type pegmatite rocks which are a mixture […]
January 1, 1970

Cannabis testing: the new frontier

The legalization of cannabis in Canada was heralded by growers, dispensaries and users […]
January 1, 1970

The Lowdown On Getting High In Canada

600 tonnes of marijuana a year up for grabs as Canada moves to […]
January 1, 1970

The case for palladium

Discovered by English chemist William Wollaston in 1803, palladium was named after the […]
January 1, 1970

For Canadian cannabis companies, the US is the prize

The legalization of cannabis products is still big news in Canada, but the […]