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Drug News Bot - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:09
lagrandeobserver.com (US) Eastern Oregon focuses on opioid crisis ... (Fri Dec 29 22:09:57 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $police_related_news(100%), $youth(75%), $school(100%)]
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CANADA: Year in Review: Deaths prompt changes to dealing with opioids

Drug News Bot - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:08
tricitynews.com Year in Review: Deaths prompt changes to dealing with opioids Two Tri-City young people who died of an opioid overdose and whose deaths were ruled accidental in 2017 brought home concerns about what has become a provincial health care crisis. (Fri Dec 29 02:08:20 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(95%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(95%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $use_is_abuse(95%), $propaganda_theme4(95%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $opioid_narcotic_analgesic(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $naloxone(100%), $heroin(100%), $methadone(100%), $fentanyl(100%), $morphine(100%), $oxycodone(100%), $OxyContin(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $youth(60%), $jury(100%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Domestic stock funds draw huge money over past month

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:06
koreaherald.com Equity funds focused on local stocks posted a net money inflow of 3.54 trillion won in the month to Thursday, according to FnGuide. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index surged 1.26 percent to 2,467.49 Thursday, the las... (Fri Dec 29 01:06:13 2017 PST)
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INTERNATIONAL: Domestic stock funds draw huge money over past month

Drug News Bot - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:06
koreaherald.com Equity funds focused on local stocks posted a net money inflow of 3.54 trillion won in the month to Thursday, according to FnGuide. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index surged 1.26 percent to 2,467.49 Thursday, the las... (Fri Dec 29 01:06:13 2017 PST) [$drug_related(55%), $illegal_drugs(55%), $plants(55%), $intoxicant(55%), $cannabis(55%), $cannabis_industry(55%)]
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CANADA: Manitoba evaluating more than 100 marijuana retail proposals, plans to pick 4 - Business - Cape Breton Post

Drug News Bot - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:05
capebretonpost.com (US) Plans to pick 4 WINNIPEG b Manitoba is sifting through more than 100 applications from businesses that want to sell recreational marijuana when it become legal next summer. (Fri Dec 29 02:05:17 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(90%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $dissent_attacked(90%), $propaganda_theme8(90%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(70%), $tobacco(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Triple-fatal driver was heading home from methadone clinic

Drug News Bot - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:05
smh.com.au (US) Triple-fatal driver was heading home from methadone clinic The motorist suspected of causing the horrific south coast crash that killed himself and a Sydney couple. (Fri Dec 29 01:05:02 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(80%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(80%), $propaganda_theme2(75%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme5(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $methadone(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(50%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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CN ON: County Has Questions About Pot Legalization

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:00
The Daily Observer, 29 Dec 2017 - Renfrew County councillors have more questions than answers when it comes to the impending legalization of marijuana by both the federal and provincial Liberal governments. Earlier this month, legislation giving the provincial Liberals a monopoly on recreational marijuana sales in Ontario passed at Queen's Park. The bill creates a provincial agency that will distribute and retail pot through storefronts and online. It also creates stiff fines that could top $1 million against companies and people who sell marijuana in defiance of the government monopoly.
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CN NS: Local Dispenser Foresees Growing Demand

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:00
The News, 29 Dec 2017 - Legalization of marijuana was a long time coming, but Carl Morgan believes the future is bright for selling the product in Nova Scotia. Morgan is currently the owner of two medical marijuana dispensaries - Scotia Green Inc. on East River Road in New Glasgow and one on Spring Garden Road in Halifax.
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CN MB: 'It Could Happen To Any Of Them'

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 29 Dec 2017 - Grieving father warns kids about dangers of drugs after son's death SMOKE from a smudging stick and the warm breath of friends and family of Jeremy Hobson filled the front yard of the house where the 21-year-old accidentally overdosed and died on the weekend, during a ceremony held Thursday.
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Ackrell Capital Publishes “2018 Cannabis Investment Report” - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 21:00

GlobeNewswire (press release)

Ackrell Capital Publishes “2018 Cannabis Investment Report”
GlobeNewswire (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ackrell Capital today announced the publication of its "2018 Cannabis Investment Report." Ackrell Capital's 180-page report provides in-depth analysis and insight into the current and future state of the ...

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Cannabis expert calls for independent research body as Canada prepares for legalization - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 17:41

The Globe and Mail

Cannabis expert calls for independent research body as Canada prepares for legalization
The Globe and Mail
Canada's foremost cannabis academic says a new independent body is needed to organize and prioritize the diverse array of research on the drug as the country gets set to become the world's largest case study on the dangers – and potential benefits – of ...

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The cops and politicians joining Canada's cannabis business - BBC ... - BBC News

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 16:45

BBC News

The cops and politicians joining Canada's cannabis business - BBC ...
BBC News
As Canada moves towards legalising recreational cannabis, there's a surprising group of entrepreneurs jumping into the market: cops and politicians. In 2015, former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino was "completely opposed" to marijuana legalisation ...
Marijuana stocks surge again as trading resumes after Christmas ...Financial Post

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Part 1, The Top CBD Cannabis Studies of 2017 - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 15:06

Leafly

Part 1, The Top CBD Cannabis Studies of 2017
Leafly
The past year was important for proponents of medical cannabis. Those seeking to remove cannabis' Schedule I status are now armed with even more evidence for its medicinal and wellness benefits from a combination of human and rodent studies. From ...
The top 10 cannabis lifestyle trends of 2017The Cannabist
The latest edibles are pre-mixed botanical cannabis cocktailsMetro
Marijuana's Unexpectedly Helpful Role in Psychosis Revealed in New StudyInverse
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Palm Springs Is California's Smoking-Hot Cannabis Tourist Destination - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 14:54

Leafly

Palm Springs Is California's Smoking-Hot Cannabis Tourist Destination
Leafly
The company's branded buds, joints, and Orange Box collections are sold throughout the Coachella Valley. The Coachella Valley Patients Collective of Desert Hot Springs, which plans to operate the largest indoor growing facility in California, tapping ...

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The 5 Most Surprising Cannabis Stories of 2017 - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 13:11

Leafly

The 5 Most Surprising Cannabis Stories of 2017
Leafly
The abrupt evolution of Orrin Hatch, the longstanding Republican senator for Utah, who this fall punctuated his historic career of conservatism by coming out swinging for medical cannabis. What inspired Hatch's about-face? The same thing that's ...

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California marijuana laws: When will it be legalised, and what will happen? - The Independent

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 11:19

The Independent

California marijuana laws: When will it be legalised, and what will happen?
The Independent
Of course, it's not all small farms: cartels and large-scale criminal enterprises are also operating. Plenty of small-scale growers say they want clearer rules so they can distinguish themselves from the bad guys and grow in a way that's safe for ...
The year ahead in pot: The marijuana issues we're watching in 2018Reno Gazette Journal
California Goes Marijuana Crazy on Jan. 1: What You Need to KnowFortune
As California legalizes recreational marijuana, this LA pot shop weighs closing its doorsLos Angeles Times
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Your Regional Guide to Growing Healthy Cannabis Plants Outdoors - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:50

Leafly

Your Regional Guide to Growing Healthy Cannabis Plants Outdoors
Leafly
Fortunately, cannabis plants can thrive in different climates around the world thanks to the diversity of its genetics. Sativas, with their airy bud structure, can tolerate hotter, more humid climates. Indicas grow dense and resinous buds as protection ...

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Marijuana And Sex: How Much Weed Is Too Much?

Alternet - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 10:30
If you don't know about the 'bidirectional effect.' you need to read this.

It’s not secret that medical cannabis has been proved beneficial to those seeking pain management, alleviating chronic ailments and improving appetite. And for millennia it has been reported that marijuana and sex go together, too.

A new study released this month reveals that cannabis use, indeed, can improve sexual function — but it depends on the amount you and your partner partake.

Cannabis and Sexuality,” a report authored by Richard Balon and published in Current Sexual Health Reports, suggests that low doses of marijuana enhances sexual desire, while higher doses may lead to a bad sex. Says the report:

Cannabis has bidirectional effect on sexual functioning. Low and acute doses of cannabis may enhance sexual human sexual functioning, e.g., sexual desire and enjoyment/satisfaction in some subjects. On the other hand, chronic use of higher doses of cannabis may lead to negative effect on sexual functioning such as lack of interest, erectile dysfunction, and inhibited orgasm. Studies of cannabis effect on human sexuality in cannabis users and healthy volunteers which would implement a double-blind design and use valid and reliable instruments are urgently needed in view of expanded use of cannabis/marijuana due to its legalization and medicalization.

Of course, this is not new to anyone who has smoked a joint and is not a virgin. Another study, released late last year, concluded:

“For centuries, in addition to its recreational actions, several contradictory claims regarding the effects of cannabis use in sexual functioning and behavior (e.g. aphrodisiac vs anti-aphrodisiac) of both sexes have been accumulated. … Marijuana contains therapeutic compounds known as cannabinoids, which researchers have found beneficial in treating problems related to sex.”

But dosage is important. Too much pot can be unhealthy for male sexuality. “You get that classic stoner couch lock and lose your desire to have sex at all,” according to Dr. Perry Solomon, chief medical officer at HelloMD. Perry suggests that men should consume cannabis that contains 10-14 percent THC.

 

Although it appears women have a different tolerance when it comes to cannabis and sexual activity, it is recommended to start with low doses before escalating the high.

According to HelloMD:

One reason why this may be so is that cannabis consumption is known to stimulate the production of oxytocin in the body. The production of oxytocin, also known as the bonding hormone, is closely related to the endocannabinoid system. Oxytocin is involved in a variety of human interactions, including sexual intercourse. Oxytocin is often released during orgasm, creating a bond between sexual partners that brings them closer together. The increased oxytocin production experienced while using cannabis during sex leaves me feeling deeply connected to my partner on a physical and spiritual level. Cannabis helps us achieve a level of closeness and unity that is truly unique.

 

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Canada's medical marijuana producers are pushing to take over the world - Financial Post

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 09:48

Financial Post

Canada's medical marijuana producers are pushing to take over the world
Financial Post
The country's emerging legal producers have a chance to seize opportunities in other countries that could make them worldwide leaders, according to Canopy Growth Corp. Chief Executive Officer Bruce Linton. “If you pick a theme for 2018 it will be the ...
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First Nations look to grow marijuana industry for economic highs - National Post

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 01:01

First Nations look to grow marijuana industry for economic highs
National Post
Other communities in B.C. believe cannabis could be a boon and are asking the provincial government to help ensure they get a piece of the emerging market. In recent submissions to the government's consultation on cannabis regulations, the Lake ...

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