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Cannabis retailers stake ground with hundreds of store applications - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:22

Toronto Star

Cannabis retailers stake ground with hundreds of store applications
Toronto Star
CALGARY — Calgary's entrepreneurial spirit is budding in anticipation for the federal legalization of cannabis. On Tuesday, hopeful weed retailers put forward applications for 226 proposed cannabis stores. The city said 14 people physically lined up ...
Calgary Cannabis: Hundreds of retail store permit applications filed at city hallCalgary Herald

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'The Truth About Cannabis': Inside New Pro-Pot Web Doc - RollingStone.com

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:16

RollingStone.com

'The Truth About Cannabis': Inside New Pro-Pot Web Doc
RollingStone.com
Ten years ago, Lindsey Ward was an aspiring filmmaker looking for his first job, when a local cannabis dispensary owner near his home in San Diego asked for his help making a film. Astounded by the wide variety of patients coming into his dispensary ...

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Stoner app lets cannabis users keep track of how high they are - New Scientist

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:33

New Scientist

Stoner app lets cannabis users keep track of how high they are
New Scientist
By New Scientist staff and Press Association. Dude, am I stoned? An app that tests memory, attention and reaction – traits that are often impaired by cannabis use – aims to answer that question by giving people a measurement of how well (or badly) they ...
New app could make cannabis use saferScience Daily
New app could help make cannabis use saferBT.com

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Police execute search warrant at east end marijuana dispensary - Ottawa Citizen

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:46

Ottawa Citizen

Police execute search warrant at east end marijuana dispensary
Ottawa Citizen
While one officer suggested details about the raid would be available through their media relations office, that department was not able to provide further details about the warrant. The business is adjoined by a Subway shop. An employee at the ...

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Bill would allow limited-service banks for cannabis businesses - CNBC

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:27

CNBC

Bill would allow limited-service banks for cannabis businesses
CNBC
Even though California has legalized the use of cannabis by adults, it is still illegal under federal law. That means when cannabis-related money touches the federal money transfer system, it poses legal risks for federally chartered or federally ...

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No High Rollers Allowed: Stoned Marijuana Users Cannot Gamble In Nevada - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:35

Forbes

No High Rollers Allowed: Stoned Marijuana Users Cannot Gamble In Nevada
Forbes
It is here that adult citizens have the freedom to blow college funds, engage in a full menu of pay-to-pork activities and even purchase marijuana without relying on a shady street dealer out behind the Bellagio. To some, especially those folks living ...

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'Pot Is Over': Cheech & Chong Tell Stephen Colbert They've Moved On -- To More Illicit Substances

Alternet - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 06:05
The legendary stoner duo said marijuana became too mainstream.

For legendary stoners Cheech & Chong, smoking marijuana was thrilling partly because of the fact that it was illegal and rebellious.

But as views towards legalized pot have shifted quite dramatically in recent years, and using pot has become more mainstream, the duo has decided it's time to move on from their typical stoner comedies. Instead, they explained, it was time to dive into "edgier territory."

It all began on Monday night when "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert said he still couldn't stop thinking about the news that former House Speaker and "maple-glazed American" John Boehner had completely changed his tune on marijuana.

Earlier this month Boehner was appointed to the board of advisors at Acreage Holdings, a multi-state cannabis business that aims to "make cannabis available to any patient who can benefit from safe and reliable access." After serving as a GOP lawmaker who was staunchly opposed to progressive marijuana legislation, he announced that his "thinking on cannabis has evolved."

"Wow," Colbert said. "In one sentence he came around on three things Republican congressman normally don't: cannabis, evolution, and thinking."

Colbert explained that he needed to check in with two experts in the field, none other than Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.

Colbert pointed out that marijuana has essentially became mainstream, and asked if the pair thought that was a good thing.

"Actually Stephen, we think this news sucks," Marin said. "I mean, pot used to be rebellious."

Chong chimed in, "Yeah, now crusty old Republicans like John Boehner are into it."

"Pot's over man!" he added.

The two said they were not excited about legalization, because it's "boring."

"The last time I bought weed it was in a store in a strip mall," Marin said.

"Well where'd you used to buy it?" Colbert asked.

Marin quipped, "Behind a store in a strip mall."

Chong announced that the iconic duo was no longer doing stoner comedies. But they reassured Colbert they weren't quitting comedy and were just moving onto "edgier territory stuff, stuff that's still illegal," such as unpasteurized dairy products.

The two explained they were into other illicit stuff as well, like "importing exotic reptiles," and "taping an distributing football games without the express-written consent of the NFL."

Watch the full segment below:

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