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[2]: Jazmine Greene

Drug News Bot - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:14
wistv.com (US) Lexington County A 67-year-old Lexington man has been sentenced to serve several years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking methamphetamin... (Wed Oct 03 23:14:20 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(80%), $propaganda_theme2(80%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $govt_prohib_other(100%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $incarceration(100%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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OR: Man sentenced to prison for crash that paralyzed friend - Mail Tribune

Drug News Bot - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:14
mailtribune.com (US) Grimes remains in Jackson County Jail pending federal charges alleging that between November 2011 and May 2012 he distributed and conspired to distribute oxycodone. (Wed Oct 03 22:14:20 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $analgesic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(100%), $narcotic(100%), $alcohol(100%), $oxycodone(100%), $incarceration(100%)]
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OR: After she overdosed, investigators followed chain to California - Mail Tribune

Drug News Bot - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:14
mailtribune.com (US) A low-level drug dealer who sparked a multi-state prescription drug-trafficking investigation will serve three months in prison after he sold opiates to a Jackson County woman who died of an overdose. (Wed Oct 03 22:14:20 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $govt_prohib_other(66%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $opioid(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $alcohol(100%), $oxycodone(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $incarceration(100%)]
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OR: How students are raising opioid awareness in Medford - Mail Tribune

Drug News Bot - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:14
mailtribune.com (US) How students are raising opioid awareness in Medford ! Mail Tribune Raising opioid awareness The people fighting the opioid crisis in Southern Oregon are often nurses. (Wed Oct 03 22:14:20 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(80%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(80%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $various_drugs(90%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $youth(60%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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[2]: VOCM - Woman Succumbs to Injuries Following Crash Near Roddickton

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:13
vocm.com Cannabis Retailer Clears Hurdles Blocking Shop in Portugal Cove-St. Thomas Clarke, owner of the Wild Newfoundland Blueberry Cannabis Company, says he's on cloud nine knowing his store will be ready in time for... ... (Wed Oct 03 23:13:56 2018 PDT)
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[2]: VOCM - Woman Succumbs to Injuries Following Crash Near Roddickton

Drug News Bot - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:13
vocm.com Cannabis Retailer Clears Hurdles Blocking Shop in Portugal Cove-St. Thomas Clarke, owner of the Wild Newfoundland Blueberry Cannabis Company, says he's on cloud nine knowing his store will be ready in time for... ... (Wed Oct 03 23:13:56 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $incarceration(100%)]
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[2]: VOCM - RNC's First Female Police Dog, Dali Hits the Streets

Drug News Bot - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:13
vocm.com Dali Hits the Streets Dali is a purebred German Sheppard who recently completed her six-month training program at the RCMP&#8217. (Wed Oct 03 23:13:56 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(75%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $prohibition_agency(75%), $drug_dog(75%), $incarceration(100%)]
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OR: Dementia Conversations - Crook County Library - Prineville Events at ktvz.com

Drug News Bot - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:04
events.ktvz.com (US) Senate passes legislation to fight opioid epidemic ... (Wed Oct 03 22:04:14 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $youth(60%)]
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CANADA: Cape Breton Post

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:04
CANADA: Cape Breton Post (US) Opening day for legal pot on its way in Cape Breton Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce hosts panel on legalization of marijuana... (Wed Oct 03 02:04:40 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Cape Breton Post

Drug News Bot - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:04
CANADA: Cape Breton Post (US) Opening day for legal pot on its way in Cape Breton Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce hosts panel on legalization of marijuana... (Wed Oct 03 02:04:40 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $legalization(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $school(100%)]
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FL: Alejandra Martinez - WJCT NEWS

Bot - Cannabis - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 01:02
news.wjct.org TheB University of Miamib s Sports Medicine Institute concussion program is testing a medical marijuana pill for high school football players.B TheB University of Miamib s Sports Medicine Institute concussion program is testing a medical marijuana pill for high school football players.B. (Wed Oct 03 19:02:49 2018 PDT)
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High stakes: cannabis capitalists seek funds to drive drug trade - The Guardian

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:01

The Guardian

High stakes: cannabis capitalists seek funds to drive drug trade
The Guardian
From 17 October, Canada – which led the way in legalising prescription cannabis in 2001– will allow the sale of all recreational marijuana. “It's been too easy for our kids to get marijuana – and for criminals to reap the profits,” Canada's prime ...
'Weed' Like to Know panel discusses impacts of cannabis legalization on seniors' careVancouver Sun
Can Employers Ban Workers From Using Cannabis In Their Private Lives After Legalization?HuffPost Canada

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Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce hosts panel on legalization of marijuana - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 17:10

TheChronicleHerald.ca

Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce hosts panel on legalization of marijuana
TheChronicleHerald.ca
As head of a police force that serves about 95,000 people across 2,400 square kilometres, panellist Peter McIsaac said he's spoken to a wide range of Cape Breton Regional Municipality residents — including business owners — about the cannabis law.
Don't expect personal recommendations when NSLC cannabis shops open Oct. 17CBC.ca

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Cannabis sales clerks learn how to sell pot — and how not to - Winnipeg Free Press

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 17:08

Winnipeg Free Press

Cannabis sales clerks learn how to sell pot — and how not to
Winnipeg Free Press
Cannabis store employees in Manitoba are busy learning how to sell — and how not to sell — marijuana come legalization on Oct. 17. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada chief executive officer Andrew Murie led part of a Tuesday training session ...

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What's the difference between the 2 types of marijuana plants? - 680 News

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 16:29

680 News

What's the difference between the 2 types of marijuana plants?
680 News
Roger Petersen sits down with the co-founder of Weedbox and finds out what the difference is between the two types of marijuana plants: Sativa and Indica. Oct 02, 2018, 7:09 PM. Advertisement ...

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Licensed cannabis growers charged with running illegal grow-op north of Toronto for second time in two months - Toronto Star

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:07

Toronto Star

Licensed cannabis growers charged with running illegal grow-op north of Toronto for second time in two months
Toronto Star
York Regional Police have charged two Quebec men for the second time in two months with growing more cannabis than is permitted by their Health Canada licences at a grow-op in King Township. The men, whom police charged after a Sept. 26 raid on two ...

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'No amount of cannabis is safe': Kids and pot shouldn't mix, experts warn parents - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:58

CBC.ca

'No amount of cannabis is safe': Kids and pot shouldn't mix, experts warn parents
CBC.ca
When Michelle Bilodeau needs a moment to relax after a long week, the Toronto mom doesn't reach for a beer, she uses cannabis. Describing herself as an out and proud user, the 39-year-old recalls one time when she took too much of an edible before ...

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Here Are the 10 Most Popular Ways to Consume Marijuana

Alternet - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:56
Smoking and vaping dominate the market.

The stereotypical picture of marijuana consumption is someone toking up buds in a joint or bong, but as weed comes out from the shadows and into the legal marketplace, entrepreneurs are busily concocting all sorts of pot products. From vape pens to concentrates to edibles, drinks, tinctures, and even creams and topical lotions, marijuana is now available in myriad forms.

But what's the most popular? Here, we turn to the good folks at BDS Analytics, a company that prides itself on providing "data-driven insights, market intelligence, and complete consumer understanding" of the marijuana industry. BDS has just released its list of the Top 10 ways people are consuming cannabis in 2018, based on results from its proprietary GreenEdge™ Retail Sales Tracking database, which gathered data from California, Colorado, and Oregon from the first half of the year.

The biggest takeaway is that despite all the hoopla about the multitude of new marijuana products, people still overwhelmingly favor inhaling their weed, either as smoke from buds or via vaping. Sales of buds, pre-rolled joints, vape cartridges, and disposable vapes accounted for around $1.8 billion in sales, with another $200 million coming in sales of concentrates, which are typically also inhaled. And it was buds (flowers) that made up more than half of that figure.

Edible and tincture products that made it into the Top 10 only accounted for about $200 million in sales or about 10 percent of the total pot market in those three states. While edibles and other cannabis concoctions may be the wave of the future, as of now, bud is still the king.

Here are BDS Analytics' Top 10 pot products, based on total retail sales:

1. Flower: This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. We all had joints, bowls, and bongs long before we could easily buy weed-infused kombuchas. Good old flower was there first, and it remains on top. Sales: $1.1 billion.

2. Vape cartridges: This category only looks at vapes and vape-accessories that come with cannabis and are sold in dispensaries—not the pot-free vaporizers you can buy online. And they are extremely popular—rising all the way to No. 2 in our list. Sales: $476 million.

3. Pre-rolled joints: Forms of inhalation claim all of the top 3 ways people take their weed. Pre-rolls include plain flower and those that are “infused” with concentrates. To keep things simple, we just looked at the broad joint category, including infused. Sales: $185.5 million.

4. Gummies: People who like eating their ganja are especially fond of the sweet and sour and chewy treats. Way to represent, gummies! Sales: $135 million.

5. Dropper: Bet you didn’t guess droppers would round-out the top 5, did you? Not long ago, they didn’t. But droppers’ popularity has been spiking for several years, and now they represent one of the most popular forms of cannabis consumption: fill the dropper with a dose, squirt it into your mouth, and savor the flavors, which often involve things like tropical fruits and berries (along with cannabis). Sales: $68 million.

6. Shatter: This stiff, glass-like form of concentrate, which often gets inhaled after it is heated on a dab rig, was a popular form of concentrate from the beginning—in fact, when Colorado first began legal adult-use sales in 2014 it was the second most popular kind of concentrate in the state for the year, behind wax. Back then, vape was a minor category. But now, shatter is second only to vape in the concentrates race to supremacy. Sales: $64 million.

7. Wax: It’s a bit of a sibling rivalry, the jockeying for second place that takes place between shatter and wax, which is pliable compared to stiff shatter. The two routinely trade the No. 2 spot, among concentrates. Sales: $63 million.

8. Live Resin: … Sales: $61 million.

9. Disposable vapes: As we know, vape pens are extraordinarily popular with cannabis consumers, and most people buy cartridges (No. 2 on this list) which they fit into their pens when the previous cartridge’s oil is all gone. But some vape pens come pre-filled with cannabis oil and are tossed when the oil runs out—no option for just plugging a new cartridge of oil into the pen. Sales: $56 million.

10. Chocolate bars: Rounding-out the Top 10 we have another edible. Chocolate bars were the No. 1 way of eating weed back when adult-use sales were first made legal; in Colorado, during 2014, chocolate bars grabbed 20 percent of the edibles market, compared to 17 percent for gummies. But trends have changed dramatically. Still, chocolate squeaked into the Top 10. Sweet! Sales: $39 million.

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

 

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Marijuana stock Tilray plunges 16% after PepsiCo CFO says company has no pot plans - CNBC

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:17

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Marijuana stock Tilray plunges 16% after PepsiCo CFO says company has no pot plans
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One of the hottest companies in the booming cannabis sector is going on a hiring spree — and it shows how the ... - Business Insider

Google - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:21

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