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An Ontario cannabis producer wants to plant Canada’s first (legal) open-air crop - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:03
An Ontario cannabis producer wants to plant Canada’s first (legal) open-air crop  Toronto Star

48North Cannabis Corp. seeks permission to grow on 100 acres near Brantford in the spring.

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An Ontario cannabis producer wants to plant Canada’s first (legal) open-air crop - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:03
An Ontario cannabis producer wants to plant Canada’s first (legal) open-air crop  Toronto Star

48North Cannabis Corp. seeks permission to grow on 100 acres near Brantford in the spring.

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CAQ to make legal age to buy cannabis 21, ban smoking in public - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:00
CAQ to make legal age to buy cannabis 21, ban smoking in public  CBC.ca

The CAQ plans to raise the age limit to 21, ban smoking cannabis in public and require government-run stores to be at least 250 metres from any school, ...

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Cannabis compound a possible diabetes treatment - ABC Action News

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:32
Cannabis compound a possible diabetes treatment  ABC Action News

A Marin County, California doctor says his research into medical marijuana has identified a compound that can help diabetes patients.

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Cannabis compound a possible diabetes treatment - ABC Action News

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:32
Cannabis compound a possible diabetes treatment  ABC Action News

A Marin County, California doctor says his research into medical marijuana has identified a compound that can help diabetes patients.

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Massive, corrupt BC cannabis, crypto, mining and energy shares scheme alleged by BCSC - Burnaby Now

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:29
Massive, corrupt BC cannabis, crypto, mining and energy shares scheme alleged by BCSC  Burnaby Now

B.C.'s top securities cop is alleging a corrupt, made-in-B.C. share distribution scheme that has left retail investors holding on to a significant amount of ...

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Cannabis Canada Daily: Aphria lost half its market valuation since Monday - Article - BNNBloomberg.ca

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:18
Cannabis Canada Daily: Aphria lost half its market valuation since Monday - Article  BNNBloomberg.ca

Aphria CEO fires back at short-seller report. Aphria CEO Vic Neufeld responded to a short-seller report that has sent the company's shares down over 50 per ...

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Livonia latest community to ban marijuana facilities after passage of Proposal 1 - Hometownlife.com

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:47
Livonia latest community to ban marijuana facilities after passage of Proposal 1  Hometownlife.com

The city council voted unanimously to ban marijuana facilities from opening in Livonia at its Dec. 3 meeting.

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Kamloops woman suing cannabis distributor over alleged mislabelling - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00
Kamloops woman suing cannabis distributor over alleged mislabelling  CTV News

A university student in Kamloops, B.C. is suing the province's cannabis distributor over an alleged labelling mistake she claims led her to inadvertently consume ...

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Kamloops woman suing cannabis distributor over alleged mislabelling - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00
Kamloops woman suing cannabis distributor over alleged mislabelling  CTV News

A university student in Kamloops, B.C. is suing the province's cannabis distributor over an alleged labelling mistake she claims led her to inadvertently consume ...

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Consumers have been finding bugs in bud purchased from the Ontario Cannabis Store - Straight.com

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:40
Consumers have been finding bugs in bud purchased from the Ontario Cannabis Store  Straight.com

RedeCan, a cultivation company already facing a product recall over mold, says it uses the tiny mites instead of pesticides to prevent spider-mite outbreaks.

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Trump predicts 'incredible' results from sentencing drug dealers to death — and shows why his sadistic strategies will only make things worse

Alternet - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:52
Trump’s gleeful celebration of death is surreal.

This article was originally published by Filter, a magazine covering drug use, drug policy and human rights. Follow Filter on Facebook or Twitter.

A little before 9 am on December 5, President Trump tweeted the following about his recent fentanyl agreement with China:

One of the very exciting things to come out of my meeting with President Xi of China is his promise to me to criminalize the sale of deadly Fentanyl coming into the United States. It will now be considered a “controlled substance.” This could be a game changer on what is.......

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2018

.....considered to be the worst and most dangerous, addictive and deadly substance of them all. Last year over 77,000 people died from Fentanyl. If China cracks down on this “horror drug,” using the Death Penalty for distributors and pushers, the results will be incredible!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2018

People immediately pushed back against that figure of over 77,000 supposed fentanyl deaths. It’s incorrect. It seems likely that Trump got “70,000” from federal data released last week—the number of people who died from all drug overdoses in the US last year, not just fentanyl—and added 10 percent for good measure, to hype up support for his inconsequential “deal” with China.

Synthetic opioids like fentanyl were in fact involved in approximately 30,000 deaths in the US in 2017—still a staggering number, but less than half of the figure that Trump blithely shared with his 56.1 million followers.

Could Trump have been referring instead to some kind of global figure? Well, no. It’s impossible to find accurate global estimates of fentanyl-related fatalities, as definitions and reporting vary so much by country. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime states in its 2018 report: “Some 450,000 people died in 2015 as a result of drug use. Of those deaths, 167,750 were a direct result of drug use disorders [mainly overdoses], in most cases involving opioids.”

Worse than statistical innaccuracy, by describing fentanyl as a “horror drug,” Trump continues to exploit the US overdose crisis to rationalize brutal policies—whether advocating for the death penalty in China or the US, or for human rights abuses against refugees arriving from Mexico. “STOP THE DRUGS,” Trump tweeted on December 3, as a rationalization for building “the Wall.”

We would save Billions of Dollars if the Democrats would give us the votes to build the Wall. Either way, people will NOT be allowed into our Country illegally! We will close the entire Southern Border if necessary. Also, STOP THE DRUGS!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018

Trump’s gleeful celebration of death is surreal, though not new. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called the death penalty“barbaric,” and demanded that the US—the world’s eighth most enthusiastic executioner—abolish the practice. “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century,” he said in October 2017. Among US citizens, support for the death penalty is at an all-time low.

China carries out the highest number of known executions in the world—thousands in 2017, although exact figures are hard to come by due to state controls. Four other countries—Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Pakistan—accounted for 84 percent of the confirmed executions in the rest of the world in 2017.

With no regard for the American people or the UN’s perspectives, Trump has repeatedly said that he “loves” the idea of the death penalty for drug dealers. He has also expressed an affinity for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, whose murderous drug war has resulted in the killings—without trial—of over 12,000 peoplesuspected of drug-law violations. In 2017 Trump reportedly congratulated the Philippine president for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem.”

Despite Trump’s inaccurate number, he’s correct that the fentanyl overdose crisis is real. His sadistic strategies, however, will only make things worse.

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Tax revenue from legalized marijuana eyed for subway repairs - Curbed NY

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:15
Tax revenue from legalized marijuana eyed for subway repairs  Curbed NY

The legalization and taxation of marijuana could garner $670 million annually for New York that could help fund subway repairs.

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Lawsuit filed to overturn pot convictions - WXYZ Detroit

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:54
Lawsuit filed to overturn pot convictions  WXYZ Detroit

A Royal Oak marijuana legal group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Wayne County Sheriff's Department to overturn pot crimes.

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In Canada, you can study marijuana production for college credit - Washington Post

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:31
In Canada, you can study marijuana production for college credit  Washington Post

The country is facing a labor shortage now that the sale and cultivation of cannabis is legal.

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WATCH: What parts make up the cannabis plant? | Weed Easy - The GrowthOp

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:15
WATCH: What parts make up the cannabis plant? | Weed Easy  The GrowthOp

Whether you're just getting into cannabis, or a seasoned cannabis connoisseur, tune into Weed Easy to learn more about the terms, elements, and effects of ...

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WATCH: What parts make up the cannabis plant? | Weed Easy - The GrowthOp

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:15
WATCH: What parts make up the cannabis plant? | Weed Easy  The GrowthOp

Whether you're just getting into cannabis, or a seasoned cannabis connoisseur, tune into Weed Easy to learn more about the terms, elements, and effects of ...

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Quebec takes hard line on cannabis with bill raising legal age to 21 - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:04
Quebec takes hard line on cannabis with bill raising legal age to 21  CTV News

The Quebec government tabled legislation this morning that would raise the legal age for consuming cannabis in the province to 21.

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Quebec takes hard line on cannabis with bill raising legal age to 21 - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:04
Quebec takes hard line on cannabis with bill raising legal age to 21  CTV News

The Quebec government tabled legislation this morning that would raise the legal age for consuming cannabis in the province to 21.

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