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Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom - OZY

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:02

OZY

Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom
OZY
Khiron launched in Colombia on December 7 at Bogota's Marriott Hotel to an audience of sharply dressed Colombian medical professionals, invited guests and Canadian investors. CEO and founder Alvaro Torres declared the company's goals to provide medical ...

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Two Toronto police officers accused of consuming marijuana edibles while on duty - Toronto Star

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:44

Toronto Star

Two Toronto police officers accused of consuming marijuana edibles while on duty
Toronto Star
Toronto police confirms two of its officers have been suspended after police sources say the pair consumed edible marijuana while on duty over the weekend — shortly after a marijuana dispensary raid in the area. Police spokesperson Mark Pugash said ...
2 cops allegedly ate marijuana edibles, got high, and called for backupMashable
Toronto cops suspended after consuming marijuana edibles while on duty: sourcesCP24 Toronto's Breaking News
Two Toronto cops suspended for ingesting cannabis edibles on-duty, sources sayCTV News
Globalnews.ca -CBC.ca -Daily Mail
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City of Saint John to host international forum on cannabis - CTV News

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:57

CTV News

City of Saint John to host international forum on cannabis
CTV News
Government agencies forecast that in the years to come, 3,000 New Brunswickers will be employed in cannabis-related industries. "The industry is changing,” says Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities New Brunswick. “The acceptability is changing. We're not ...
Saint John set to host cannabis conferenceGlobalnews.ca
Organigram to Help Welcome Global Industry Leaders to First-Ever World Cannabis ConferenceCanada NewsWire (press release)

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Aphria's $826 million deal highlights cannabis producers' global ambitions - Financial Post

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:34

Financial Post

Aphria's $826 million deal highlights cannabis producers' global ambitions
Financial Post
Cannabis company Aphria Inc. made a massive bet on international markets on Monday, agreeing to pay around $826 million for a competitor with no record of cannabis production but a number of potentially significant assets overseas. Nuuvera Inc., the ...
Cannabis producer Aphria signs deal to buy Nuuvera Inc., looks to expand internationallyCBC.ca
Cannabis producer Aphria in $826-million deal for Nuuvera as industry consolidation mountsThe Globe and Mail
Canadian cannabis groups agree $670m tie-up in latest sign of consolidationFinancial Times
Straight.com -Manitoba Co-operator
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Williams Lake could be the 'cannabis capital' of BC, says city councillor - CBC.ca

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:16

CBC.ca

Williams Lake could be the 'cannabis capital' of BC, says city councillor
CBC.ca
Local politicians in Williams Lake, B.C., want the Interior city to become a hub for marijuana production in anticipation of cannabis legalization this summer. Council voted unanimously last week to encourage regulated marijuana production in the hope ...

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California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs - Forbes

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:01

Forbes

California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs
Forbes
New Year's Day saw the implementation of the long-awaited Medicinal And Adult-Use Cannabis Regulatory Safety Act (MAUCRSA), allowing Californians over the age of 21 to legally buy pot for recreational use. But a sense of chaos looms over the nascent ...

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Ontario marijuana producers feel pressure from minimum pay rate hike - CTV News

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:31

CTV News

Ontario marijuana producers feel pressure from minimum pay rate hike
CTV News
Coffee chains and restaurants aren't the only businesses under pressure from Ontario's minimum wage hike -- marijuana companies say the higher provincial pay rate is driving up the cost to produce and sell cannabis products as well. Licensed medical ...
From weed to wages: Ontario marijuana producers hit by minimum ...CBC.ca

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Mayor puts 4 councillors in charge of cannabis plans - CBC.ca

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:29

CBC.ca

Mayor puts 4 councillors in charge of cannabis plans
CBC.ca
Four city councillors have been handed the task of rolling out Winnipeg's plan to deal with the impending legalization of cannabis. Mayor Brian Bowman announced Monday that councillors Matt Allard (St. Boniface), Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre), Scott ...
Mayor Bowman establishes new committee to deal with legal cannabisWinnipeg Free Press

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After legalization, black people are still arrested at higher rates for marijuana than white people - Vox

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 05:50

Vox

After legalization, black people are still arrested at higher rates for marijuana than white people
Vox
The marijuana arrest rate for Whites and Hispanics is comparable, but the marijuana arrest rate for African‐Americans is almost three times that of Whites (348/100,000 for Blacks and 123/100,000 for Whites).” This is still progress for marijuana ...
Survey: 48 Percent of Marijuana Users Have Gone to Work HighWestword

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Is Smoking Pot While Pregnant Safe For The Baby? - NPR

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 01:59

NPR

Is Smoking Pot While Pregnant Safe For The Baby?
NPR
But with recreational cannabis now legal in at least eight states and the District of Columbia, physicians like Gossett are worried that newborns and young children, whose brains are rapidly developing, constructing billions of neural connections, will ...

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Mondo Cannabis Powder Is Weed Made for Taking at Work - Bon Appetit

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 01:52

Bon Appetit

Mondo Cannabis Powder Is Weed Made for Taking at Work
Bon Appetit
I was introduced to cannabis by a friend with a joint. Although that is still the way most people first experience the plant, we're currently living in what I like to call the Cannabis Renaissance. Folks are creating all kinds of products that dial in ...

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From weed to wages: Ontario marijuana producers hit by minimum pay rate hike - National Post

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 01:02

From weed to wages: Ontario marijuana producers hit by minimum pay rate hike
National Post
TORONTO — It's not just coffee chains and restaurants under pressure from Ontario's minimum wage hike — marijuana companies say the higher provincial pay rate is driving up the cost to produce and sell cannabis products as well. Aphria Inc. says if ...

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New NT teachers baffled by anti-marijuana pot plant gift from Education Department - ABC Online

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 00:26

ABC Online

New NT teachers baffled by anti-marijuana pot plant gift from Education Department
ABC Online
New teachers to Alice Springs have been given an anti-cannabis pot plant as a welcome gift from the Education Department in a move that has baffled teachers and the education union. The promotional item encouraged users to grow thyme instead of ...

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Marijuana expo draws thousands to Denver - FOX31 Denver

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 18:55

FOX31 Denver

Marijuana expo draws thousands to Denver
FOX31 Denver
DENVER -- More than 5,000 people packed the Denver Mart this weekend for the Indo Expo's fifth cannabis trade show. The show has more than doubled in size since first came to the Mile High City more than four years ago. "It used to be a hometown show ...

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Marijuana Scientists Are Getting High Wages - ZME Science

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 18:20

ZME Science

Marijuana Scientists Are Getting High Wages
ZME Science
Marijuana has almost always been a controversial topic in public and in the scientific community as well. It makes headlines, and is, of course, the craving of many addicts. Many renowned authors have sampled the cannabis drug in the hopes of improving ...

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How Greece is growing medical marijuana to tackle high unemployment - The Independent

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 16:03

The Independent

How Greece is growing medical marijuana to tackle high unemployment
The Independent
The Greek economy has been hammered by 10 years of financial crisis, with unemployment topping 20 per cent every year since 2012. Now, the government thinks pot growers can help. A project to cultivate, process and export medical marijuana in Veroia ...

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70 marijuana plants seized from Kalamazoo home - MLive.com

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 05:20

MLive.com

70 marijuana plants seized from Kalamazoo home
MLive.com
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Two men were arrested Saturday after police found 70 marijuana plants in a search of their home. According to a release from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, officers executed a search warrant Saturday at a home in the 1500 ...
Police: 70+ marijuana plants seized; 2 arrestedWOODTV.com
Over 70 marijuana plants seized from homeFox17

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America Mourns Passing of Dennis Peron, Father of Medical Marijuana - Leafly

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 18:27

Leafly

America Mourns Passing of Dennis Peron, Father of Medical Marijuana
Leafly
Working with other local leaders like Mary Jane Rathbun (“Brownie Mary”) and Dr. Donald Abrams, Peron helped pass an ordinance legalizing medical cannabis in the city of San Francisco, then took the movement statewide with the 1996 passage of ...

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