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California considers 'green banking' as it transitions to fully legal pot - Los Angeles Times

Google - Cannabis - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:05

Los Angeles Times

California considers 'green banking' as it transitions to fully legal pot
Los Angeles Times
Talks are underway between the state, banks and federal regulators on a plan to allow banks to serve a marijuana market that is expected to grow to $7 billion annually by 2020 in California. Starting Jan. 1, it will be legal to grow and sell marijuana ...

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OR: Mexican journalist in US detention says life is in danger if deported - kugn-am

Drug News Bot - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:01
kugn.com After reporting on corruption in Mexico's military, Gutierrez said he learned he had a price on his head, so he was forced into hiding. They regularly checked in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials as required, his attorney said, and continued the asylum process. They regularly checked... (Sun Dec 17 22:01:46 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(90%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme3(55%), $propaganda_theme6(90%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $prohibition_agency(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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CN ON: Public Grills Wynne At Brampton Town Hall

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Toronto Star, 14 Dec 2017 - Is Ontario keeping too tight a lid on pot? Premier Kathleen Wynne faced that question at a town hall meeting Wednesday night in Brampton, where about 250 citizens - some with anger in their voices - grilled her about high local auto-insurance rates, health care, workers' compensation, the Tarion new home warranty system, the rising minimum wage, the recent five-week community college strike and other issues.
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CN ON: Substance Use Among Ontario Students Down

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:00
Hamilton Spectator, 14 Dec 2017 - TORONTO - Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a biennial survey of Grade 7 to 12 students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. But the 2017 survey released Thursday turned up a disturbing finding: almost one per cent of respondents in Grades 9 to 12 reported having taken illicit fentanyl in the previous year, raising a red flag given the opioid's involvement in hundreds of overdose deaths across the country.
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CN NS: People Growing Their Own Pot Problematic For Police Chief

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Cape Breton Post, 14 Dec 2017 - He may not be able to change it but that doesn't mean he has to like the new law allowing people to grow their own pot plants. "Personal cultivation is something I personally really struggle with as a citizen, a parent and a police chief," Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter McIsaac said during the recent Police Commissioners meeting.
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CN ON: Mayors In York Region Reject Legal Pot Shops

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:00
Toronto Star, 14 Dec 2017 - Politicians voice their concerns over 'little information' available, possible impact on community A number of York Region mayors have come out against proposed marijuana stores in their municipalities.
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CN BC: Streetlights Top Pot Shops In City Complaints

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 00:00
The Georgia Straight, 14 Dec 2017 - STREETLIGHTS TOP POT SHOPS IN CITY COMPLAINTS Complaints about marijuana dispensaries have increased each year since the City of Vancouver implemented a licensing regimen in 2015. But even after three years of consecutive growth, the number remains relatively small.
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6 doctors have submitted medical marijuana applications in La. - NOLA.com

Google - Cannabis - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:13

NOLA.com

6 doctors have submitted medical marijuana applications in La.
NOLA.com
BATON ROUGE -- The number of doctors who have applied for permission to dispense medical marijuana is edging upward, as the estimated summer start of the program gets closer. In October, only two doctors had submitted applications for the permit ...
Doctors Slowly Applying for Medical Marijuana PermitU.S. News & World Report

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Marijuana Advocates Build 100-Foot-Long Joint In Worcester - CBS Boston / WBZ

Google - Cannabis - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 18:06

MassLive.com

Marijuana Advocates Build 100-Foot-Long Joint In Worcester
CBS Boston / WBZ
The Harvest Cup brings together growers, vendors and cannabis enthusiasts. They're gearing up for next summer, when recreational pot shops are open for business. Massachusetts last year voted to legalize the possession and consumption of marijuana and ...
See inside the inaugural 'Harvest Cup,' the marijuana trade show drawing marijuana activists and advocates to WorcesterMassLive.com
100-foot joint a hit at Worcester marijuana conventionBoston Herald
100-foot-long joint steals show at Harvest Cup cannabis expo in WorcesterWorcester Telegram

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Medical cannabis is safe, says WHO - Inquirer.net

Google - Cannabis - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:10

Inquirer.net

Medical cannabis is safe, says WHO
Inquirer.net
Responding to that interest and increase in use, WHO has, in recent years, gathered more robust scientific evidence on therapeutic use and side effects of cannabis and cannabis components. “Current information does not justify scheduling of cannabidiol ...
Cannabis Regulators Busy Rolling Out the Rules for Legal PotU.S. News & World Report
California's new pot rules violate the promise to small farmersLos Angeles Times
Marijuana regulators rolling out rules for legal potWCVB Boston
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These Are the Best Pot Products in 2017

Alternet - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 12:28
Many old-time favorites are still the most popular with cannabis consumers.

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Cannabis shops in Vancouver I would send my mother to - Straight.com

Google - Cannabis - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:02

Straight.com

Cannabis shops in Vancouver I would send my mother to
Straight.com
My favorite part of the store is the wall of cannabis strain samples where I enjoy stopping to smell the terpenes, and getting to know the aromas that drive each strains effect. Each month Aura is hosting Flower & Freedom fitness classes where you have ...
Police nab suspects connected to robbery at marijuana dispensary and home invasionSquamish Chief

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Best Marijuana Products of 2017: Top Cannabis Strains, Edibles And More - Newsweek

Google - Cannabis - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 07:00

Newsweek

Best Marijuana Products of 2017: Top Cannabis Strains, Edibles And More
Newsweek
Adults in legal marijuana states exercised their rights in 2017 and indulged in a variety of products. Despite a wave of new customers entering the landscape after five states legalized recreational pot in the 2016 election, experts found many old-time ...

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Marijuana marketing expected to be more low-key than blunt - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 04:08

Toronto Star

Marijuana marketing expected to be more low-key than blunt
Toronto Star
To get a glimpse into the future of legal marijuana advertising in Canada, look no further than Snoop Dogg's website. Surprisingly, there are zero pictures of the weed-loving rapper smoking a big blunt on leafsbysnoop.com. In fact there are no images ...

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FL: Voters Go To Polls Tuesday For House District 58 Special Election - WUSF News

Drug News Bot - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:59
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu (US) "There's very little chance for a Democrat or a no-party candidate - there are three, there's a Democrat, a no-party candidate and a Libertarian running. , Libertarian ... (Sat Dec 16 19:59:52 2017 PST) [$drug_related(55%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $drug_reform_party(55%), $youth(75%), $school(100%), $meeting(60%)]
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FL: 3-year-old taken off life support after mother's boyfriend accused of child abuse -- WSVN 7News - Miami News, Weather, Sports - Fort Lauderdale

Drug News Bot - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:53
wsvn.com (US) PHOENIX (WSVN) -- A 3-year-old girl has died after police said her mother's boyfriend abused the child. According to police, Landers was frustrated while changing Morgan's diapers, held his hand over Morgan's mouth and used ... (Sat Dec 16 19:53:20 2017 PST) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $drug_dog(50%), $youth(75%)]
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FL: Florida bill proposes refunds for customers paying for inoperable services -- WSVN 7News - Miami News, Weather, Sports - Fort Lauderdale

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wsvn.com (US) Lawsuit filed after body cam footage captures innocent woman being attacked by K-9 ... (Sat Dec 16 19:53:20 2017 PST) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $drug_dog(50%), $youth(75%)]
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FL: ICE detention facilities had insufficient protection of detainee basic rights, says IG report - The Sky 973

Drug News Bot - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:50
thesky973.com Multiple Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities were found to have problems with basic detainee rights. (Sat Dec 16 19:50:35 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(60%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $prohibition_agency(100%), $incarceration(100%), $for_profit_prisons(100%), $youth(60%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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OR: Joseph city council will leave marijuana legalization to voters - Local News - Wallowa County Chieftain

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:36
wallowa.com (US) Joseph city council will leave marijuana legalization to voters - Local News - Wallowa County Chieftain Joseph city council will leave marijuana legalization to voters - Local News - Wallowa County Chieftain Joseph city council will leave marijuana legalization to voters - Local News - Wallowa County Chieftain Joseph city council will leave marijuana legalization to voters A conservative estimate is that Jose... (Sat Dec 16 18:36:18 2017 PST)
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TOP: Uber's driver screening practices fuel political debate on rider safety - Lehigh Valley Business Cycle

Bot - Cannabis - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 00:23
mcall.com (US) Bethlehem medical marijuana dispensary prepares for patients ... (Sat Dec 16 14:23:27 2017 PST)
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