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FL: Maine Asks Restaurant To Stop Giving Lobsters Cannabis Before Boiling Them - WUWF

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:09
wuwf.org (US) Says she is convinced that a small dose of cannabis can help calm crustaceans before they're cooked in a traditional lobster pot. (Tue Sep 25 20:09:01 2018 PDT)
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FL: Maine Asks Restaurant To Stop Giving Lobsters Cannabis Before Boiling Them - WUWF

Drug News Bot - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:09
wuwf.org (US) Says she is convinced that a small dose of cannabis can help calm crustaceans before they're cooked in a traditional lobster pot. (Tue Sep 25 20:09:01 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $paraphernalia(100%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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FL: Florida Matters: Navigating The Medical Marijuana Industry - WUSF News

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:08
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu More and more Floridians every week are signing up for access to medical marijuana. (Tue Sep 25 20:08:23 2018 PDT)
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FL: Florida Matters: Navigating The Medical Marijuana Industry - WUSF News

Drug News Bot - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:08
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu More and more Floridians every week are signing up for access to medical marijuana. (Tue Sep 25 20:08:23 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $propaganda_theme3(60%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $compassion_club(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $school(100%)]
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CO: Boulder attorney representing second Kavanaugh accuser has history of working high-profile sexual assault cases - Lamar Ledger

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:07
lamarledger.com (US) Lamar Police Report - Sept. 18: Search warranted executed for open air marijuana grow (Tue Sep 25 16:07:17 2018 PDT)
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TOP: Pennsylvania Supreme Court grapples with whether drug abuse during pregnancy is child abuse

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:05
www2.philly.com Pennsylvania Supreme Court grapples with whether drug abuse during pregnancy is child abuse For the first time. (Tue Sep 25 14:05:28 2018 PDT)
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TOP: Black community leader: Legalizing weed should come with reparations to people of color - NJ.com

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:04
TOP: Black community leader: Legalizing weed should come with reparations to people of color - NJ.com (US) Ending prohibition is an essential step to realizing this purpose. Lawmakers have the opportunity to do reparative justice for communities of color. (Tue Sep 25 14:04:45 2018 PDT)
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TOP: Big N.J. cannabis industry event sold out, evidence of strong interest in legal weed - NJ.com

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:04
TOP: Big N.J. cannabis industry event sold out, evidence of strong interest in legal weed - NJ.com (US) Big N.J. cannabis industry event sold out, evidence of strong interest in legal weed ! NJ.com ... (Tue Sep 25 14:04:45 2018 PDT)
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Vancouver police won't be using federally approved marijuana testing device - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 16:29

Globalnews.ca

Vancouver police won't be using federally approved marijuana testing device
Globalnews.ca
WATCH: The federal government has just approved a piece of equipment that police will use for road-side screening to detect drug-impaired drivers. The legalization of marijuana is less than two months away, and there are concerns this device may pose ...

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Edmonton police still undecided on marijuana roadside testing equipment - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 16:09

Globalnews.ca

Edmonton police still undecided on marijuana roadside testing equipment
Globalnews.ca
Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould approved the roadside test to check for drugs, named the “Drager DrugTest 5000” in August. The saliva screening equipment will be used by police to test for the main psychoactive agent in cannabis: THC.

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Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple to $19.1M in 4th quarter - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:27

Globalnews.ca

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple to $19.1M in 4th quarter
Globalnews.ca
Analyzing the performance of marijuana companies is tough because of accounting rules used in the agriculture industry that require companies to put a value on their pot plants before they are harvested, and approaches differ between producers on how ...
Aurora Cannabis Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and 2018 Fiscal YearCanada NewsWire (press release)
Nanaimo's Tilray Inc. briefly the world's largest cannabis companyVernon Morning Star

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Work, investment in cannabis industry shouldn't affect travel to US, lawyer says - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:00

CBC.ca

Work, investment in cannabis industry shouldn't affect travel to US, lawyer says
CBC.ca
Kruger said she saw the news story that warned people they could face a lifetime ban if they invested in cannabis companies or worked in the industry. "Simply working in the marijuana industry or investing in the marijuana industry in Canada, engaging ...

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Pelham cannabis producer CannTrust ready for Oct. 17 legalization - StCatharinesStandard.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 14:02

StCatharinesStandard.ca

Pelham cannabis producer CannTrust ready for Oct. 17 legalization
StCatharinesStandard.ca
Rogers said CannTrust — one of several major marijuana producers that have set up shop throughout Niagara in the past few years — has already seen "phenomenal growth." CannTrust was founded in Vaughan four years ago, developing products from the ...

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Dozens protest raids on cannabis dispensaries in the Annapolis Valley - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 13:27

Globalnews.ca

Dozens protest raids on cannabis dispensaries in the Annapolis Valley
Globalnews.ca
WATCH: Supporters of medical marijuana in the Annapolis Valley staged a rally in front of Kentville provincial court on Monday, after several dispensaries were recently raided. Alicia Draus reports.
Cannabis dispensary arrest protested in KentvilleTheChronicleHerald.ca

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Eyes of the global marijuana industry are on Canada as it legalizes recreational use - CNBC

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:09

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Eyes of the global marijuana industry are on Canada as it legalizes recreational use
CNBC
In less than a month, Canada will become only the second country in the world and the first G-7 nation to bring marijuana prohibition to an end, legalizing cannabis for recreational use. The move comes at a time when major corporations such as ...

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Trump’s Terrible, No Good Plan to Gin Up a Worldwide Drug War

Alternet - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 08:36
He's at the U.N. to try to grab control of global drug policy.

President Trump is in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, but he's going to kick off his appearance with an unofficial event aimed at promoting a tougher global line on drugs. He will host a meeting on "The World Drug Problem," and countries that have agreed to sign on to a document circulated by the administration, "The Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem," will be rewarded by being invited to the event and given the opportunity to "participate in a group photo" with the president.

"The purpose of this event is to demonstrate international political will to enhance efforts to effectively address and counter the serious threats posed by the world drug problem," says an August 31 diplomatic note first reported by The Intercept.

In that note, the administration says it is already "collaborating" with a couple of dozen countries, but many of them are already proponents of harsh drug policy approaches. At least three of them—China, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore—are quick to resort to the death penalty for drug offenders, while others, such as Russia and the United Arab Emirates, are not exactly beacons of progressive drug policy. Yet other countries, including Costa Rica, India, and the United Kingdom, have signed on despite not hewing to draconian drug policy positions—perhaps just to stay on the right side of the mercurial and vindictive Trump.

Unlike the UN drug policy process, which involves lengthy, finely detailed study, negotiation, and consensus-building among member states and civil society actors, Trump's Global Call is an attempt to impose the administration's hardline drug war positions on other countries. The cover letter accompanying the Global Call makes clear that the text of the document "is not open for discussion."

In Trump's Global Call to Action, states agree to develop "action plans" based on a "four-pronged strategy" of demand reduction, drug treatment, international cooperation, and cutting the supply of illicit drugs that reflects the global drug policy consensus of a decade or two ago—not today.

Twenty years ago, the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs ended with a call for "a drug-free world." That chimera, of course, never happened, and the UN's political declaration in 2009 ratcheted down the rhetoric, calling merely for demand reduction, supply reduction, and international cooperation—language strikingly reminiscent of Trump's current Global Call. But by the 2016 UNGASS on Drugs, the global community had moved beyond pure drug war theater, explicitly tying drug policy to human rights, access to health care, and sustainable development and implicitly endorsing harm reduction. The words "harm reduction" didn't make it into the final UNGASS documents, but their spirit was present.

Trump's Global Call also reverts to the sort of "eliminationist" language regarding drug cultivation that many countries have been moving away from. The strategy wants to "reduce" drug demand, but "cut off the supply" of drugs by "stopping" their production. Such language implies the resort to repressive eradication measures aimed at poor peasants in the developing world, a policy that has failed for decade after decade.

Drug policy advocates are raising the alarm over the administration's moves.

"This Global Call to Action is a unilateral move orchestrated by the U.S. government that shows utter disregard for multilateralism and regular UN processes of negotiation and consensus. This is clearly an example of Trump attempting to wade into the international drug policy debate and create a splashy camera-ready opportunity, carefully orchestrated to create the appearance of support from dozens of other countries," said Hannah Hetzer, senior international policy manager at the Drug Policy Alliance.

Holding the event at the UN provides a "veneer of multilateralism and global accord, but these trappings of multilateralism should not be mistaken for a new-found global drug policy consensus," the International Drug Policy Consortium declared. "Far from an effort at achieving mutual understanding and genuine consensus, it is an instance of heavy-handed U.S. 'with us or against us' diplomacy."

The world need not leave global drug policy to the tender mercies of Donald Trump. In fact, it would be better off listening to one of the men who will address the Monday meeting: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. As president of Portugal, Guterres oversaw that country's groundbreaking decriminalization of drug use and possession in 2001.

Or it could listen to the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which consists of the former presidents and prime ministers of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, East Timor, Greece, Malawi, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, and Switzerland. On Monday, the same day that Trump attempts to cement a repressive alliance, the commission is launching its new report, “Regulation: The Responsible Control of Drugs,” which calls for reforming the prohibition-based global drug control system and examines how responsible regulation can take control of currently illegal drug markets.

"President Trump is the last person who should be defining the global debate on drug policy. From his support of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war to his call for the death penalty for people who sell drugs, Trump has shown complete disdain for human rights and international law," warned Hetzer. "Governments should be very wary of signing on to this document and showing up for the photo op at Trump’s event."

This article was produced by Drug Reporter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

The Drug Policy Alliance is a financial supporter of Drug Reporter.

 

 

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The Tilray toll: 4 warnings for cannabis stock investors about buying into a new market bubble - CNBC

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 08:08

CNBC

The Tilray toll: 4 warnings for cannabis stock investors about buying into a new market bubble
CNBC
Now there are multiple asset managers trying to get cryptocurrency ETFs approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission, along with marijuana ETFs, one of which passed $1 billion in assets (in Canada), and the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ) ...
Canadian retail investors no longer the only game in town for cannabis stocksFinancial Post
Opinion: How to survive marijuana stocks' rollercoaster rideMarketWatch
Top 4 Overbought Canadian Cannabis StocksSmallCapPower (press release)
Seeking Alpha -Motley Fool -Investor's Business Daily
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Have cannabis questions? The government says its new website has answers - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 07:19

CBC.ca

Have cannabis questions? The government says its new website has answers
CBC.ca
The justice minister says the provincial government says it's ready for marijuana legalization — and now it's time for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to get ready too. "I'd like to think that the short answer is a resounding yes," Andrew Parsons ...

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How colleges and cannabis companies are working together to create pot training programs - Financial Post

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 06:47

Financial Post

How colleges and cannabis companies are working together to create pot training programs
Financial Post
Okanagan is just one of a number of post-secondary institutions across the country that have been working closely with the cannabis industry to provide training programs ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana in October. The new sector is ...

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FL: Woman swallows meth in jail, facing more charges

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 00:58
wjhg.com (US) Facing more charges Holmes County Sheriff's Officials say a woman has been released from the hospital and is facing charges after she swallowed meth while in custody for a misdemeanor. (Mon Sep 24 19:58:43 2018 PDT)
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