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Quebec once again asks Ottawa to delay deadline for marijuana legalization - BNN

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:52

BNN

Quebec once again asks Ottawa to delay deadline for marijuana legalization
BNN
The Quebec government asked the federal government again on Wednesday to push back the marijuana legalization deadline by one year, one day before the province tables its own cannabis bill. Ottawa has promised marijuana will be legal across Canada ...
Recreational pot: 'Cannabis Quebec' law to be tabled ThursdayMontreal Gazette
Quebec calls for one-year delay on legal marijuanaCTV News
Quebec expected to table cannabis legislation todayNational Post
CBC.ca -The Globe and Mail
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Legal, charter challenges budding for cannabis impaired driving laws, says lawyer - Calgary Herald

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:12

Calgary Herald

Legal, charter challenges budding for cannabis impaired driving laws, says lawyer
Calgary Herald
Alberta's impaired-driving enforcement is careening toward major logistical and court challenges over marijuana, a top Calgary defence lawyer said Wednesday. Uncertainties over the effects of cannabis on individual motorists, the lack of roadside ...

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Parsons says Newfoundland's marijuana strategy coming — soon - The Gander Beacon

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:05

The Gander Beacon

Parsons says Newfoundland's marijuana strategy coming — soon
The Gander Beacon
Justice Minister Andrew Parsons is asking for just a little bit of patience before the province unveils his plans for marijuana legalization. Parsons was asked about the issue by Opposition Leader Paul Davis in the House of Assembly Thursday, but he ...

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Julian Fantino, who once compared weed to murder, defends opening medical marijuana business - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:26

CBC.ca

Julian Fantino, who once compared weed to murder, defends opening medical marijuana business
CBC.ca
I'm involved in the medical aspect that helps people greatly through the dispensing of medically prescribed marijuana cannabis. People suffering from chronic pain, people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep deprivation, the post events ...

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Ontario marijuana bill includes school bus safety law that has 'nothing to do with pot' - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:11

CBC.ca

Ontario marijuana bill includes school bus safety law that has 'nothing to do with pot'
CBC.ca
The two seemingly unrelated issues are packed into one piece of legislation from Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government. Ontario's cannabis legislation, Bill 174, would regulate everything about the sale of recreational marijuana in the province ...

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San Francisco Almost Certainly Won't Be Selling Cannabis on Jan. 1 - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:29

Leafly

San Francisco Almost Certainly Won't Be Selling Cannabis on Jan. 1
Leafly
SAN FRANCISCO—If you booked a New Year's trip to San Francisco—the birthplace of medical cannabis in America and the first city in the country to experiment with the concept of retail sales—in order to celebrate the dawn of the recreational ...
Pot-friendly San Francisco fights over recreational cannabisPress Herald
Cannabis industry must ensure equal opportunitySan Francisco Examiner

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How to Become a Judge at a Cannabis Competition - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:01

Leafly

How to Become a Judge at a Cannabis Competition
Leafly
Becoming a judge at a cannabis competition may just be the ultimate bucket list item for a cannabis enthusiast. After all, the prospect of being given dozens of cannabis products to rate and review seems like a literal dream come true to the budding ...

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The $3,600 Blunt: Marijuana Goes High-End and Super Luxe

Alternet - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:34
A new frontier for capitalizing on a redefined, more sophisticated stoner market.

When Alejandro Canto opened up his luxury cannabis retail store in Seattle earlier this year, one of the products on the shelf was a $3.6K blunt that contained 28 grams of ground high-end marijuana and 7 grams of concentrate wrapped in cannabis leaves.

A gimmick? Hardly. Canto, owner of Diego Pellicer — a swanky 3,300-square-foot retail showcase featuring imported Spanish tile, granite floors and ornate chandeliers — sees the future. And the future for marijuana includes a growing sector of the market hungry for luxury and high-end goods.

“We know the market is shifting toward a more sophisticated consumer,” Canto said. “And we want our customers to have a taste of luxury. From the moment they step inside, customers will know that the quality of our cannabis products and service is beyond anything they’ve previously experienced,” he added.

Canto is not alone in his laser focus on the premium end of the cannabis market. A growing number of cannabis entrepreneurs are hoping to establish a foothold in the luxury sector.

According to a recent study by Miner and Co. Studio, today’s cannabis consumer looks decidedly different than the traditional ‘stoner’ stereotype. According to the study, released last month, 65 percent of cannabis consumer report a household income of more than $75,000 and 84 percent hold down full-time jobs.

“Understanding this new cannabis consumer isn’t just important for these new and growing cannabis brands that market to them," said Robert Miner, president of Miner & Co. Studio. “Almost every major brand will have a portion of their customer base who are cannabis consumers.”

Most cannabis consumers do not regard their use of the product as a key identifier of who they are. The average cannabis consumer is, well, average. The lazy stoner stereotype perpetuated by media depictions is just a myth.

“While TV and movies have unquestionably played a powerful role in driving awareness and acceptance of cannabis as a normal part of our lives and culture, media is still stuck propagating the stoner stereotype such that anyone who consumes cannabis becomes the modern equivalent of Otis, the town drunk in Andy Griffith’s Mayberry – hapless, bumbling and out of it,” Miner said.

“Just as drinking a beer doesn’t mean someone is a drunk or an alcoholic – simply consuming cannabis doesn’t make him or her a zoned out stoner. Media has an opportunity to present the new cannabis consumer in a more positive light to overcome the stoner stereotype that still casts a stigma on the consumers in this vast and growing market,” he added.

While mainstream media still giggles about Cheech and Chong and jokes about the munchies, the industry will continue to keep its focus on the future. And the future is as bright as this blingy $2,190 Sweet Leaf anklet from Jacquie Aiche.

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Cannabis edibles: 5 potent tips to make your experience more enjoyable - Straight.com

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:20

Straight.com

Cannabis edibles: 5 potent tips to make your experience more enjoyable
Straight.com
There is a growing wave of cannabis edibles available in both legal markets and illegal markets, from infused drinks to gourmet chocolates. Whether the government has approved them or not, consumers are using them for pain relief, better sleep and a ...

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Naked People 'Out Of Their Minds' On Drugs Seen Terrorizing Missouri Town

Alternet - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:08
It wasn't your typical weekend in Sullivan, MO.

 

 

Naked People 'Out Of Their Minds' On Drugs Seen Terrorizing Missouri Town

A town in Sullivan, Missouri, saw bizarre behavior last weekend when four individuals were said to have wandered the streets while stripping off their clothes, barking, yelling, trespassing and showering in soda water.

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OR: Entertainment: Celebrity gossip and Hollywood news - KPTV - FOX 12

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:53
kptv.com (US) Rock singer Etheridge pleads guilty to possessing marijuana Grammy-winning rock singer Melissa Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charg... (Wed Nov 15 21:53:15 2017 PST)
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OR: Colorado doctors claim first marijuana overdose death - KGW.com

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:37
kgw.com (US) KUSA - Two poison control doctors claim to have documented the first known case of death by marijuana overdose. Which was listed as the boy&rsquo. Was brought on by ingesting marijuana. The only thing that we found was marijuana. (Wed Nov 15 21:37:33 2017 PST)
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OR: Jonathan Bach

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:27
statesmanjournal.com (US) Medical marijuana shield threatened in Congress Medical marijuana shield threatened ... (Wed Nov 15 22:27:01 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Lego thief now behind bars for drug dealing out of a north Langley home - Aldergrove Star

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:23
aldergrovestar.com (US) Lego thief now behind bars for drug dealing out of a north Langley home - Aldergrove Star Lego thief now behind bars for drug dealing out of a north Langley home Henry Bennett Smith was in Surrey Provincial Court on Oct. 31. (Wed Nov 15 02:00:44 2017 PST)
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CANADA: Fraser Health launches team in Langley to help the severely addicted - Aldergrove Star

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:23
aldergrovestar.com (US) Fraser Health launches team in Langley to help the severely addicted - Aldergrove Star Fraser Health has launched a new Intensive Care Management team that will offer help to those with severe addictions and who are homeless. (Wed Nov 15 02:00:44 2017 PST)
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CANADA: VIDEO: Shoppers Drug Mart on the hunt for a medical marijuana brand manager - Kelowna Capital News

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:22
kelownacapnews.com Currently Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager. (Wed Nov 15 02:22:13 2017 PST)
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OR: California Weed on the Eve of Proposition 64 - Cannabuzz - Portland Mercury

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:21
portlandmercury.com (US) California Weed on the Eve of Proposition 64 - Cannabuzz - Portland Mercury Oregon Cannabis Guide 2017 Cannabis Cannabis Events Cannabis Directory California Weed on the Eve of Proposition 64 The doctor who issued my California medical marijuana card over the phone said this might happen. b San Francisco dispensaries are way more liberal about letting cardholders without California IDs inside than LA dispensa... (Wed Nov 15 22:21:45 2017 PST)
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OR: Print Edition for October 25, 2017 - Portland Mercury, News, Entertainment, Trouble

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:21
portlandmercury.com (US) Oregon Cannabis Guide 2017 Cannabis Cannabis Events Cannabis Directory ... (Wed Nov 15 22:21:45 2017 PST)
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OR: Can Users of Medicinal CBD Be Denied Organ Transplants? - Ask a Pot Lawyer - Portland Mercury

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:21
portlandmercury.com (US) Can Users of Medicinal CBD Be Denied Organ Transplants? - Ask a Pot Lawyer - Portland Mercury Oregon Cannabis Guide 2017 Cannabis Cannabis Events Cannabis Directory Oregon Can... (Wed Nov 15 22:21:45 2017 PST)
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OR: City: No ban on marijuana shops;

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:21
currypilot.com City: No ban on marijuana shops The Brookings City Council quickly decided Monday night it will not put a moratorium on new marijuana shops in town. (Wed Nov 15 21:21:48 2017 PST)
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