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INTERNATIONAL: STOP Act to track opioid distribution takes effect in NC -- World Tribune: Window on the Real World

Drug News Bot - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:02
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US CA: Recreational Marijuana Is Legal. But Smoking In Public And

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:00
Los Angeles Times, 02 Jan 2018 - As Los Angeles moves toward allowing the sale of recreational marijuana, joining cities across the state in the newly legal enterprise, police here offered a stern word of caution. Yes, recreational pot will be legal to sell (and buy, and consume, and cultivate). But there are limits. And the Los Angeles Police Department will help enforce them.
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Canada: Cannabis Growers Face Hefty Pesticide Fines

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:00
Globe and Mail, 01 Jan 2018 - Licensed marijuana producers caught using banned chemicals could pay up to $1-million Federally regulated marijuana companies caught using banned pesticides that put consumers' health at risk will now face fines of up to $1-million per violation, The Globe and Mail has learned.
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As stock prices soar, marijuana stock owners enjoy high times - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:57

CTV News

As stock prices soar, marijuana stock owners enjoy high times
CTV News
For those who have already invested in marijuana companies, the early days of 2018 have been high times. In just the past two days, the stock price of some cannabis companies has gone up 30 per cent. Among those thrilled by the surge is 20-year-old ...

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Entrepreneurs looking to open recreational pot shops in Calgary - Calgary Herald

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:53

Calgary Herald

Entrepreneurs looking to open recreational pot shops in Calgary
Calgary Herald
Marijuana dispensary firms' efforts to launch dozens of franchises and shops in Calgary has ignited concerns of a chaotic scramble ahead of the drug's recreational legalization. Calgary-based Spiritleaf has attracted 40 entrepreneurs willing to put up ...

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Australia aims to be world's top medicinal cannabis supplier after exports get green light - The Guardian

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:35

The Guardian

Australia aims to be world's top medicinal cannabis supplier after exports get green light
The Guardian
The opposition frontbencher Anthony Albanese said it was a “sensible move forward” for Australia to export medicinal cannabis products. “We know that medicinal use of cannabis can alleviate people's health issues and, therefore, if Australia's in a ...
Australia to permit medicinal cannabis exports in bid to capture lucrative marketCNBC
Medicinal cannabis: Australia aims to become top exporterBBC News
Australia to allow medicinal cannabis exportsNewshub
CNNMoney -FRANCE 24 -ABC Online
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US marijuana ETF goes 'viral' as investors look for easy entry to sector - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:15

The Globe and Mail

US marijuana ETF goes 'viral' as investors look for easy entry to sector
The Globe and Mail
Inflows into the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF swelled from $5.7-million on Dec. 26, its first trading day, to $77.4-million by Tuesday.
New Marijuana ETF Ablaze As California Legalizes Retail SalesForbes

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A Jeff Sessions Adviser Thinks Doctors Should Force Suspected Addicts Into Rehab and Drug Test All Patients

Alternet - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:25
Robert DuPont has the attorney general's ear.

 

 

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions received marijuana policy advice from a seasoned veteran of the War on drugs, who helped popularize the phrase "Gateway Drug" and has proposed that doctors force some ...

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Advisor to Jeff Sessions calls for mandatory drug testing amid increasing marijuana legalization - CNBC

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:08

CNBC

Advisor to Jeff Sessions calls for mandatory drug testing amid increasing marijuana legalization
CNBC
A marijuana policy advisor to Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promoting an aggressive drug testing regimen — and stands to gain from it, The Daily Beast reported. Dr. Robert DuPont met with Sessions and an exclusive group of drug policy experts to ...

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Legal Cannabis Preferences: Not Your Grandpa's Grass - Investopedia (blog)

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:56

Investopedia (blog)

Legal Cannabis Preferences: Not Your Grandpa's Grass
Investopedia (blog)
On Jan. 1, 2018, California became the sixth state to allow recreational marijuana sales, though the transition was less than earth-shattering: only a few cities have issued licenses to deal legal dope, and the old, medical-only regime was not known ...

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What Happens When You Suddenly Stop Using Marijuana?

Alternet - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:56
What to expect when you suddenly just say no.

Back in 1994, there were lots of things we were undecided about: Raves, were they the pied-piper of the techno-tribal revolution, or unrelenting embarrassment? Bill Clinton—corrupt, lying philanderer, or charming, lying philanderer? Brenda or KellyZima or death?

 

For its part, the DSM-IV, the standard psychiatric diagnosis manual, was undecided whether the marijuana habit could be kicked cleanly or whether there would be consequences. In the run-up to the next revision, there was a flurry of studies on marijuana withdrawal, including ones that looked at the general population of users, adolescents, and even “non-treatment-seeking adult cannabis smokers.”

By the time the DMS-5 was released in 2013, the jury was in and there was a new entry: Cannabis withdrawal syndrome.

Evoking images of innocent teen-aged lives ruined by the allure of “jazz cigarettes” and dangerous “race music,” the idea of marijuana withdrawal has often been dismissed as a legacy anti-drug hysteria, from Reefer Madness to Just Say No. Nevertheless, clinicians have documented some 40 symptoms associated with quitting marijuana use—which range from the troubling (aggression and other mood disorders) to the trivial (excessive yawning) to the downright scatological (runny nose and diarrhea). The DSM-5 recognizes just seven symptoms: irritability, weight loss, insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, depression, and physical symptoms (including fever, chills, stomach- and headache). You’ll be happy to know that diarrhea did not make the cut.

Compared with the torment of opioid withdrawal and the potentially deadly alcoholic DTs, cannabis withdrawal is relatively mild. Only about half of heavy users who go cold turkey will even experience withdrawal symptoms of any kind. If you’re one of the unlucky fifty percent, expect your symptoms to peak anywhere between a week to 10 days. They might even linger for a month.

“Mild” withdrawal symptoms does not mean “pleasant,” however, and marijuana detox can be a trial, for both the former user and those around them.

 

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Canadian cannabis producers set their sights on global domination - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:20

CBC.ca

Canadian cannabis producers set their sights on global domination
CBC.ca
Medical marijuana consumers in Prague rang in 2018 with a new Canadian import, Tilray Milled Cannabis, a high THC marijuana product grown on Vancouver Island. The Czech Republic is just the latest nation to sell Canadian weed, joining Germany ...
A Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry's cash problemThe Cannabist

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The Grass Is Only Getting Greener For The US Marijuana Market [Infographic] - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 04:59

Forbes

The Grass Is Only Getting Greener For The US Marijuana Market [Infographic]
Forbes
1, marijuana sales for recreational use became legal in California. Shares in cannabis-related companies have taken off, adding nearly $2 billion in value since pot started being sold legally within the borders of the world's sixth largest economy ...
What You Can (and Can't) Do In California With Recreational MarijuanaLifehacker
Recreation Weed Legalized in California: Pot Stocks, Cronos Group ...Fortune
Cannabis Market Surges as California Legalizes Recreational UseteleSUR English
Voice of America -USA TODAY -New Scientist
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Pivot to Commercialize Cannabis Products in California Under New Regulations - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 01:01

Pivot to Commercialize Cannabis Products in California Under New Regulations
GlobeNewswire (press release)
The state of California represents the biggest legal recreational marijuana market in America. It is estimated that the sale of recreational cannabis in the state of California could reach US $7 billion by 2019. Pivot has positioned itself to introduce ...

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OR: Cascade, Roseburg Fire Department's public relations K9, passes away - KPIC

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:55
kpic.com (US) Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch Mike Tyson breaks ground on California marijuana ranch (Wed Jan 03 21:55:24 2018 PST)
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FL: Health News Florida Staff - WUSF News

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:42
wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu (US) Florida Blue To Stop Covering OxyContin To Prevent Opioid Abuse Floridab s largest health insurance company will stop covering OxyContin. (Wed Jan 03 19:42:21 2018 PST)
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FL: Tampa Bay Lightning news - FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:40
fox13news.com (US) Bucs' Ward arrested on marijuana charges after October incident (Wed Jan 03 19:40:20 2018 PST)
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FL: Bucs safety T.J. Ward arrested on drug charges - WTSP.com

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:39
wtsp.com (US) Ward was arrested Wednesday morning on drug charges. (Wed Jan 03 19:39:05 2018 PST)
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