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Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 00:02
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INTERNATIONAL: A ven lite cannabis stor hjA$rnan - Drugnews

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INTERNATIONAL: Marijuanaodlare strider i hovrA$tten - Drugnews

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INTERNATIONAL: Cannabis Archives - Drugnews

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INTERNATIONAL: A ven lite cannabis stor hjA$rnan - Drugnews

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This Cannabis Company Plans to Turn a California Desert Town Into a Pot Paradise - TIME

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 22:53

TIME

This Cannabis Company Plans to Turn a California Desert Town Into a Pot Paradise
TIME
"I think he would find a lot of humor in that," she finally said, adding that as a Libertarian Freeman had no problem with people using marijuana, and as a proponent of green power he'd be all in favor of energy independence. Over the years he'd ...
Calif. town may be going to pot: Cannabis firm trying to create marijuana meccaUSA TODAY
US Cannabis maker buys Old West town to attract pot-friendly customersBNN
Cannabis Company Buys Nipton, Calif. To Build Marijuana ParadiseHuffington Post Canada
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How medical marijuana saved the Town of Smith Falls' economy - Globalnews.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 15:42

Globalnews.ca

How medical marijuana saved the Town of Smith Falls' economy
Globalnews.ca
Four years ago, the Town of Smiths Falls, Ont., took a chance when it welcomed Tweed Inc. to town. The company has since become one of the country's biggest medical cannabis producers. When it bought what used to house a Hershey chocolate factory ...

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Roger Goodell talks marijuana and its potential in treating player health in the NFL - The Denver Post

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:59

The Denver Post

Roger Goodell talks marijuana and its potential in treating player health in the NFL
The Denver Post
Earlier this week, the NFL wrote a letter to the NFLPA to work in tandem with the players in cannabis research. According to The Washington Post, the NFL's letter to the union outlined multiple areas for potential research, including pain management ...
Roger Goodell: Marijuana is a “medical issue” that needs further researchNBCSports.com

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Globe editorial: When it comes to the rules of the marijuana market ... - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:29

The Globe and Mail

Globe editorial: When it comes to the rules of the marijuana market ...
The Globe and Mail
If the legislative timeline holds, it will be possible for Canadians to legally buy marijuana by this time next year.

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The NFL Wants to Work with Players' Union on a Marijuana Study - Fortune

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:23

Fortune

The NFL Wants to Work with Players' Union on a Marijuana Study
Fortune
The National Football League's chief medical officer believes it's "really important" for the league to research whether to reverse its policies that prohibit players from using marijuana to treat and managing pain. That's what Vanderbilt University ...
NFL's chief medical officer emphasizes importance of marijuana researchConcord Monitor

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Chuck Rifici: The Problem-Solving Cannabis Financier - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:58

Leafly

Chuck Rifici: The Problem-Solving Cannabis Financier
Leafly
Today, Rifici is CEO of finance company Cannabis Wheaton, but he made his name in the industry first as co-founder of Tweed Marijuana Inc., North America's first federally regulated and publicly traded cannabis producer, listed on the TSX as WEED.

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California Is Growing Way Too Much Weed, And It’s A Problem

Alternet - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:33
The state has an 800% surplus.

As the cannabis industry continues to expand there will be growing pains. The expansion of any new industry in its adolescence requires such issues but one headline you’ve perhaps seen regards marijuana shortage in certain states or countries. To those more aware within the cannabis industry, this comes across as false alarms. The panic is mostly manufactured.

But it appears California might have the opposite problem—the state could have too much weed. So claims a recent report by CBS 5 in California, who detailed the unique circumstance the state faces. California produces 14 to 16 million tons of marijuana, according to the report. However, it claims Californians only consume 1.5 million to 2 million tons of cannabis.

You can perhaps deduce that some product won’t remain within California borders. On its surface, this is nothing new. However, California Growers Association Executive director Hezekiah Allen indicated that the 800 percent surplus will force farmers and growers to keep stricter tabs on where their product goes.

“In the past, when a product left the farm there’s a really good chance the grower had no idea where it was going,” Allen told CBS 5. “But in the future, every single license holder is going to need to know exactly where every gram of product is ending up and so conditions are going to change very quickly.”

While recreational marijuana law was passed, California residents won’t be able to enjoy recreational cannabis until January 1, 2018. Then regulations will force growers to get a license and perhaps keep excess marijuana in-state, or continue to move product beyond the state borders violate federal law under the radar.

“Nobody wants to operate under the radar. They want to do this legally, They want to say, ‘Hey, look, what I’m doing is okay,’” said Dr. Aseem Sappal, Provost and Dean of Faculty at Oaksterdam University in Oakland.

Again this is a report with caveats. Whether California will continue to have excess marijuana when recreational usage becomes legal next year is debatable, as residents who previously purchased on the black market and potential visitors could buy up that product. Instead, it shows to what degree the marijuana industry continues to define itself as it grows beyond its adolescence. Well, actually, from this report it seems growing isn’t the problem at all. Now it’s about doing so legitimately.

 

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#LegalizeIt: Cory Booker Introduced New Marijuana Legislation Geared Toward Criminal Justice Reform to Senate

Alternet - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:17
Click here for reuse options! Booker is looking to support communities and minorities disproportionately affected by strict cannabis laws.

Democratic Senator Cory Booker is looking to push a bill legalizing the use of marijuana a step further, taking on criminal justice reform in the process.

The bill, which has been introduced on a national level, would declassify the Schedule 1 drug, retroactively expunge marijuana convicts’ records and reduce or eliminate the sentences of current prisoners. It also aims to create a Community Reinvestment Fund that would provide job training and re-entry services, pay expenses related to expungement, and invest in libraries, community centers, and youth programs.

Booker took to Facebook Live on August 1 to make the announcement, indicative of how the bill is by the people, for the people—geared toward supporting an America that has grown weary of strict laws that disproportionately affect black people and poorer communities. In 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union found there have been more than eight million pot arrests between 2001 and 2010, and that black people are nearly four times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession. 

A recent poll by CNN found that 61 percent of Americans think marijuana should be legalized and more than half the states permit some form of marijuana use. Yet the bill faces a great battle if it is to succeed in a Republican-led Senate and facing the resistance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a vocal opponent of legalized marijuana. Though medical marijuana is legal across much of the U.S., Sessions regard medical use as an "unhealthy practice” that is still in violation of federal law.

In a statement to Buzzfeed, Taylor West, the deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, agreed that passing the bill will be difficult. “Given the general lack of activity in Congress, it's hard to make predictions about any piece of stand-alone legislation passing,” West said. 

Nevertheless, many believe that the focus on criminal justice reform is a step in the right direction. Tom Angell, chairman of Marijuana Majority, said, "This is the single most far-reaching marijuana bill that’s ever been filed in either chamber of Congress... this is something that more senators should be signing on to right away."

“It’s not enough just to say that it is going to be legalized, let's move forward. This has done serious damage to our communities, serious damage to American families," Booker said on Facebook. "We need to make sure we are not only making it legal on the federal level—and moving states to do the same—and not only ending the racial disparities in incarceration and the targeting of poor people, but trying to do what I call restorative justice—finding ways to take communities who have been disproportionately impacted and helping them to heal, helping them to recover from what has been the unjust application of the law."

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'Disgusting': Infuriated NH Senator Lashes Out at Trump for Calling Her State 'A Drug-Infested Den'

Alternet - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:14
The president bad-mouthed New Hampshire in his now leaked call to the Mexican president.

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) on Thursday defended her state against Donald Trump, after a leaked transcript revealed he boasted about winning “New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den” during a phone call with Mexican President Peña Nieto.

“We have a massive drug problem where kids are becoming addicted to drugs because the drugs are being sold for less money than candy,” the president told Nieto as he criticized the Mexican president for allowing illegal drugs to flow into the United States. “I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den.”

In a series of tweets, Hassan called the president’s remarks “disgusting.”

“As he knows, NH and states across America have a substance misuse crisis,” Hassan wrote.

“To date, [Trump] has proposed policies that would severely set back our efforts to combat this devastating epidemic,” she continued. “Instead of insulting people in the throes of addiction, [Trump] needs to work across party lines to actually stem the tide of this crisis.”

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Sen. Maggie Hassan   ✔@SenatorHassan

.@realDonaldTrump's comments about New Hampshire are disgusting. As he knows, NH and states across America have a substance misuse crisis 1/

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To date, @POTUS has proposed policies that would severely set back our efforts to combat this devastating epidemic 2/

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Trump campaigned heavily on the promise to combat the opioid crisis ravaging many communities in the United States. A recent report by the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis found that Americans are “enduring a death toll equal to 9-11 every three weeks” from opioid overdose. The commission urged the president to declare a national emergency, a move Trump has yet to do.

Critics say the president’s current approach will do little to combat the crisis. Trump’s attorney general has signaled an escalation of the failed War on Drugs, and his administration has repeatedly pushed Obamacare replacement plans that would gut Medicaid—which funds treatment for 30 percent of the country’s addicts.

 

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Q&A: Horizons' co-CEO on what's next for its marijuana ETF - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 08:16

The Globe and Mail

Q&A: Horizons' co-CEO on what's next for its marijuana ETF
The Globe and Mail
With positions including marijuana grower Aurora Cannabis Inc, medical marijuana companies such as GW Pharmaceuticals Plc, and fertilizer company Scotts Miracle-Gro Co, the fund attempts to capture the full extent of the Canadian marijuana industry, ...

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Congress Is Heading for a Confrontation With Sessions Over Marijuana - Bloomberg

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:24

Bloomberg

Congress Is Heading for a Confrontation With Sessions Over Marijuana
Bloomberg
Eight states have fully legalized marijuana for adult use and 21 more have legalized it for medical use only. Federal law continues to ban the use and sale of cannabis. During the Obama administration, the Justice Department didn't actively prosecute ...
Cory Booker's marijuana bill could expunge my federal record for ...Philly.com

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Native American Marijuana Hits Nevada, And It's Tax Free - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 04:52

Forbes

Native American Marijuana Hits Nevada, And It's Tax Free
Forbes
A tribal Cannabis consulting firm in Nevada has helped arrange key compacts with Native American tribes. Tribal Cannabis Consulting (TCC) is a national consulting firm specializing in Native American cannabis policy. It successfully established the ...

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AK: Norton Sound Health Corp. alleges doctor over-prescribed opioids - The Nome Nugget

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AK: News - The Nome Nugget

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