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Cannabinoids: A Brief Excursion into Neuropharmacology

Cannabinoids: A Brief Excursion into Neuropharmacology

One of the first things to learn about cannabis is that nobody knows much for sure about it; not about its botany, chemistry or uses. This article brings you a quick overview of a few biochemical aspects of cannabis for human consumption and use.    Knowledge about...

The D-Limit Order Type of IEX Has My Support

The D-Limit Order Type of IEX Has My Support

Most of you know I prefer markets that are listed. You also know I prefer markets that are not dark. I also prefer markets that have many and a multitude of participants, in numbers and size. These are all features of a proposal from IEX before the SEC for its D-Limit...

Lessons Learned in Real Time

Lessons Learned in Real Time

At the end of the IDX-V session on the lessons learned Wednesday, just after Chris Smith from LME mentioned the importance of infrastructure for working from home, my internet failed. FIA’s Don Byron, who moderated the panel, had mentioned how when the movie Frozen II...

Brent Crude: Global Benchmark

Brent Crude: Global Benchmark

The closing session of IDX-V Day 2 offered ICE pumping its own oil in the form of an infomercial (“sponsored session”) about ICE Brent crude futures. The two-person session had Chris Edmonds, ICE Global Head of Clearing and Risk, as master of ceremonies, and ICE Head...

Industry Leaders Describe COVID-19’s Impact on the Markets

Industry Leaders Describe COVID-19’s Impact on the Markets

Day one of IDX-V concluded with a discussion about much the same topic as the panel that preceded it - that is, how the coronavirus impacted the markets, and how things will be different from now on. This time, it was a panel consisting mostly of managing directors...

CBD Suffers from Hangover as Planting Season Begins

CBD Suffers from Hangover as Planting Season Begins

The prices for unprocessed hemp for CBD (CBD biomass) and for distilled CBD have consolidated at low levels, according to May data reported by the PanXchange, holding at about 20 percent of last year’s peak prices posted shortly before the harvest started.  Around...

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