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US WA: Column: Turkeys Of The Year

Mon, 11/25/2024 - 00:00
Seattle Weekly, 25 Nov 2024 - Time to reveal this year's cannabis turkeys-the fattest, most frivolous, flapping, dumb-ass ideas in need of being stuffed, baked, and smoked once and for all. Let's start with a turkey large enough for the whole family, and by that I mean Gov. Chris Christie. He not only had the nerve to call cannabis a gateway drug, but said potheads lack restraint (ahem). "If I'm elected president I will go after marijuana smokers and the states that allow them to smoke," he said. "I'll shut them down big-time. I'm sick of these addicts, sick of these liberals with no self-control." Governor GobbleGobble got in one more zinger on the campaign trail: "If you're getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it," Christie lectured a small crowd last month. "As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws." Don't hold your breath, Guv. Well, unless you inhaled, of course.
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CN NS: Developer Hopes Fish Urine Gives Edge In Cannabis Market

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:00
Truro Daily News, 06 Jan 2018 - Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Fish urine is the secret sauce that will allow some 50,000 cannabis plants to thrive in Liverpool. We'll get to that momentarily. Myrna Gillis, founder and president of Aqualitas, reported recently her company had collected $8.7 million from investors across Canada and the United States.
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Canada: High Hopes For Canada's Cannabis Industry

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00
Hamilton Spectator, 05 Jan 2018 - U.S. pot enforcement policy could give companies north of the border an advantage A move by the U.S. Attorney General to quash an Obama-era policy that allowed legalized pot to flourish south of the border dealt a blow to marijuana stocks Thursday, but observers and industry players say the crackdown is a boon for the Canadian cannabis industry.
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CN ON: Pot Business Embraced

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00
Northern News, 05 Jan 2018 - First Nations invest in KL marijuana business KIRKLAND LAKE - Canada's marijuana industry is expanding rapidly and some First Nations are looking to cash in on the emerging economic opportunities. Phil Fontaine, an Indigenous politician turned marijuana executive, has spent the past year travelling the country and talking to First Nations about jobs, wealth and training opportunities the burgeoning marijuana business could bring.
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US CA: For Marijuana Users, It's High Times As California Makes

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00
Los Angeles Times, 02 Jan 2018 - "Groove on! Groove on!" blared from speakers outside a gray warehouse in Santa Ana. Inside, a line of 60 people snaked through the shop, waiting to be helped by a budtender. "We were bombarded!" said Robert Taft Jr., founder of the marijuana dispensary 420 Central.
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US CA: State Pot Bureau Ready To Enforce California's New Marijuana

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00
Los Angeles Times, 02 Jan 2018 - The state has issued 104 licenses for retail stores to sell marijuana for recreational use in California and 239 other applications for those permits are pending, officials said Tuesday. An official with the state Bureau of Cannabis Control added that the agency is prepared to begin taking enforcement action against pot shops that are not properly licensed.
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US: Trump Administration Targets Recreational Pot

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00
Los Angeles Times, 04 Jan 2018 - MARIJUANA BUSINESSES IN CALIFORNIA AT RISK Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions ended an Obama-era federal policy that provided legal shelter for marijuana sales in California and five other states that have allowed recreational pot, placing at risk thousands of marijuana businesses operating legally under state laws.
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CN NS: Dispenser Foresees Growing Demand For Medical Marijuana

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00
Truro Daily News, 04 Jan 2018 - EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Legalization of marijuana was a long time coming, but Carl Morgan believes the future is bright for selling the product in Nova Scotia.
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CN NS: N.S. Man Has High Hopes To Convert Abattoir To Marijuana Plant

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00
Truro Daily News, 05 Jan 2018 - EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Up an Antigonish County woods road, Frank MacMaster's surroundings were modest.
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CN NF: Column: 2018 Is Gonna Be Far-Out, Man

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00
The Telegram, 05 Jan 2018 - Predictions and Top 10 lists are popular topics this time of year, but never mind the other nine - let's talk dope and hypocrisy. After half a century of pointless law enforcement and the demonstrably insane "war on drugs," which Canada mindlessly followed the U.S.A. into, 2018 will prove to be a historic year - come July, if the federal Liberals follow through on their promise to legalize marijuana, the hippies and stoners will be proven right, and the politicians, police chiefs and conservative pundits will be proven wrong.
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CN BC: Public Hearing On Recreational Pot Next Week

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 00:00
Nelson Star, 05 Jan 2018 - Nelson council will hold a public hearing on Monday about its intention to disallow recreational cannabis businesses at least until July. It plans to do this through change to its zoning bylaw. Council decided in December that it wants this moratorium because it does not want anyone opening up a recreational cannabis business in Nelson before federal and provincial rules are made known in the summer, and before council has carried out a public consultation process that will start this month.
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US CA: Recreational Pot Sales Roll Out In California, With

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:00
Hartford Courant, 01 Jan 2018 - Legal sale of recreational marijuana began in California on Monday with fanfare, and some anxiety. Companies began selling pot in a relatively small number of businesses Monday, with more expected to join in the coming days and weeks.
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Canada: Pot Taxes Will Adjust To Keep The Prices Right

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:00
Toronto Star, 03 Jan 2018 - Legal weed will have to compete with black market, Bill Blair says OTTAWA- Justin Trudeau's marijuana czar is warning that policy-makers may need to adjust taxes to prevent prices from falling too low after legalization. Canadian marijuana companies - which have surged in value - will achieve economies of scale that will help drive down production costs, according to Bill Blair, the lawmaker and former Toronto police chief leading the legalization effort.
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CN MB: Pot Shop In My Neighbourhood? Sure, Why Not

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:00
Winnipeg Sun, 03 Jan 2018 - A new poll suggests many Manitobans are ready for marijuana retailers to set up shop in their communities. Probe Research Inc. polled 1,000 adults in the province between Nov. 23 and Dec. 14 and 58% of Manitobans said they'd be comfortable with a marijuana store opening up in their neighbourhood, as opposed to the 40% who opposed it and the 3% who were unsure.
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CN ON: Councillor Wants Numbers On Cost Of Pot Legalization For City

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:00
Hamilton Spectator, 03 Jan 2018 - Coun. Sam Merulla wants to head off new local taxpayer costs to cover increased bylaw and policing enforcement - and public health services - - from legalized pot well before legalization happens this summer. "Fifty per cent of what we tax for now has nothing to do with city council," he said, adding that much of it is a result of services once funded by the province being downloaded onto municipalities.
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Canada: Column: Burning Lessons From California's Lead In Cannabis

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:00
Globe and Mail, 03 Jan 2018 - The most important lessons Canada can take from California revolve around how to cater to consumers of cannabis. On New Year's Eve, some Californians raised flaming joints in lieu of the traditional champagne toast - a fitting gesture given that Jan. 1 marked the launch of the world's largest legal commercial market for cannabis.
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Canada: Ottawa Targets Black A And Grey A Markets With Legal Cannabis

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:00
Globe and Mail, 02 Jan 2018 - The legalization of cannabis in coming months will offer a clear opportunity for provinces to shut down the black market for the drug and put an end to any notion there are still "grey" areas in Canadian law, top Liberal officials said. In a joint interview, federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and her parliamentary secretary, former Toronto police chief Bill Blair, said the new regime for legal marijuana will vary by province, as different rules are being put in place for distribution and retail.
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Canada: Majority Of Canadians Are Against Legalizing Pot By July 1

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:00
Globe and Mail, 03 Jan 2018 - Nanos finds only 43 per cent of respondents in favour of current deadline, with many critics wanting more time for cities and police to prepare A majority of Canadians are in no hurry to see the legalization of recreational cannabis by Canada Day, a new poll has found.
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CN NS: Truro Medical Marijuana Grow Operation Also To Serve As

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 00:00
Truro Daily News, 03 Jan 2018 - Today begins a series on Nova Scotia business people who are looking to become involved in the marijuana industry that will soon be sweeping the entire country. This is the first in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. From a business perspective, it seemed like a no-brainer.
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