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Britain to legalize medicinal use of cannabis - CBC.ca

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:35

CBC.ca

Britain to legalize medicinal use of cannabis
CBC.ca
The decision follows the high-profile case of a 12-year-old boy with severe epilepsy who was denied access to cannabis oil, which prompted a national debate and reviews by experts. "Recent cases involving sick children made it clear to me that our ...
Cannabis-based medicines get green light as UK eases rules ...The Guardian
Medicinal cannabis products to be legalisedBBC News
Medicinal cannabis to be made available on prescriptionFinancial Times
BBC News -Esquire.com -Sky News -GOV.UK
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Nova Scotia defends controversial plan to sell cannabis in liquor stores - CTV News

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:32

CTV News

Nova Scotia defends controversial plan to sell cannabis in liquor stores
CTV News
But Justice Minister Mark Furey said Thursday the NSLC has a track record with regulated products, and is following a federal marijuana panel's advice on protective measures including staff training and no cross-promotion. Twelve cannabis stores will ...
Nova Scotia defends controversial plan to sell cannabis in liquor ...Toronto Star

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Canadian banned from US for marijuana investments seeks waiver to cross border - The Globe and Mail

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 04:25

The Globe and Mail

Canadian banned from US for marijuana investments seeks waiver to cross border
The Globe and Mail
Canadian Sam Znaimer said he was recently denied entry at a Washington state border crossing by officials who said his investments in U.S. marijuana companies make him ineligible to enter the country. “I spent four hours, four-and-a-half hours at the ...
How the tech behind bitcoin could safeguard marijuana sales dataCBC.ca
Vancouver man banned for US for pot investment looks to cross borderCTV News
Canadians run afoul of US law over interests in American cannabis producersVancouver Sun
PBS NewsHour -MTL Blog (blog) -PitchBook News & Analysis
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At 70, Founding A Cannabis Startup Can Be Quite A Trip - Forbes

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 23:44

Forbes

At 70, Founding A Cannabis Startup Can Be Quite A Trip
Forbes
One area where this analytical chemistry is sorely needed is in classifying cannabis strains. Whole cannabis plants contain variable mixtures of active compounds -- Marijuana contains over 113 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids -- and ...

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Medicinal cannabis user admits 'I'm a criminal now' - Waikato Times

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:44

Waikato Times

Medicinal cannabis user admits 'I'm a criminal now'
Waikato Times
Michael was standing in the dock awaiting sentence on three charges: cultivation of cannabis, possession of cannabis and possession of a firearm and ammunition. The police summary of facts said his property had a "grow room", four cannabis plants and ...
National accused of playing politics with medicinal cannabis billRadio New Zealand
Opinion: National's medicinal cannabis bill is far better than Labour'sNewshub
Cannabis bill more politics than policyNewsroom
The Spinoff -Stuff.co.nz -The Press
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Misreporting on Cannabis Study Suggests Drug Is Harmful to the Brain - Inverse

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 15:21

Inverse

Misreporting on Cannabis Study Suggests Drug Is Harmful to the Brain
Inverse
For instance, in May 2017, scientists showed that THC seemed to reverse the effects of aging in mice's brains, and in October 2017, scientists outlined how long-term marijuana use can increase people's risk of certain mental health issues. It's great ...

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New Jersey will stop prosecuting marijuana cases, for now - CNN

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:58

CNN

New Jersey will stop prosecuting marijuana cases, for now
CNN
The guidance, issued by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Singh Grewal in a memo to local prosecutors, comes as Grewal's office prepares to establish a working group to study local authority in matters of marijuana decriminalization. "I ask that all ...
New Jersey Temporarily Stops Prosecuting Marijuana CasesNewsChannel5.com
New Jersey to Delay Marijuana Prosecutions in Step Toward LegalizationBloomberg
New Jersey suspends all marijuana prosecutions until SeptemberPolitico
NJ.com -New York Times -Asbury Park Press -NJ.com
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Got experience in cannabis and customer service? The BC government is hiring - CBC.ca

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:30

CBC.ca

Got experience in cannabis and customer service? The BC government is hiring
CBC.ca
"We are on the lookout for quite a few people," said Kate Bilney of the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, which is overseeing the sale of cannabis in the province. About 20 people are needed for the first store, she said, from managers to assistants to ...

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An exclusive look inside the UK's legal medical cannabis farm - New Scientist

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:16

New Scientist

An exclusive look inside the UK's legal medical cannabis farm
New Scientist
He is surrounded by different varieties, all in heady bloom under the light sensors, ceiling shades and lamps at GW Pharmaceuticals' cannabis breeding and medicine production facility. It is the only firm able to grow the plant in the UK. Wearing a ...

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Looming cannabis legalization forces 14 RCMP sniffer dogs into early retirement - The Globe and Mail

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:10

The Globe and Mail

Looming cannabis legalization forces 14 RCMP sniffer dogs into early retirement
The Globe and Mail
Traffic and interdiction dogs like Luke are trained to detect cannabis, but once the substance is legal, they can no longer be used to establish grounds for search in a traffic stop. All 14 dogs need to be replaced, and it will cost about $5,000 to ...

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The world's weed market is rapidly changing. Most people have no idea what they're buying. - Vox

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 05:40

Vox

The world's weed market is rapidly changing. Most people have no idea what they're buying.
Vox
The evolution of hemp and marijuana (Botany of Desire author Michael Pollan, who we also interviewed for this episode, discusses the history of cannabis with PBS). This Professor Teaches About Drug Use, Including His Own (A WNYC interview with ...

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Potential cannabis shop clustering at Stephen Ave. worries ... - Calgary Herald

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 04:01

Calgary Herald

Potential cannabis shop clustering at Stephen Ave. worries ...
Calgary Herald
The Calgary Downtown Association is raising concerns about the potential for over-concentration of cannabis shops along Stephen Avenue due to a lack of ...

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How the tech behind bitcoin could safeguard marijuana sales data - CBC.ca

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 02:03

CBC.ca

How the tech behind bitcoin could safeguard marijuana sales data
CBC.ca
The Cannabis Act authorizes Health Canada to implement a national tracking system for marijuana — following the journey from seed to sale — to protect the integrity of the legal market. The challenge is to keep that information confidential in an age ...
Canadians run afoul of US law over interests in American cannabis producersVancouver Sun
US marijuana companies go public in CanadaPBS NewsHour
Pot of gold? Inside Europe's evolving cannabis marketPitchBook News & Analysis
MTL Blog (blog)
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New Jersey Attorney General Pauses Prosecutions in Marijuana Cases - New York Times

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:04

New York Times

New Jersey Attorney General Pauses Prosecutions in Marijuana Cases
New York Times
As some officials in New Jersey are pushing to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, the state's attorney general directed prosecutors on Tuesday to seek to pause any cases stemming from marijuana-related offenses for at least a month, in a move ...
New Jersey suspends all marijuana prosecutions until SeptemberPolitico
New Jersey suspends marijuana cases in court in potential step toward legalizationThe Hill
NJ marijuana legalization: New Jersey quietly takes first steps to decriminalize weedAsbury Park Press
NJ.com -Leafly -Press of Atlantic City -Asbury Park Press
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Pot smokers are setting aside their joints in favor of edibles, pills and extracts - USA TODAY

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:58

USA TODAY

Pot smokers are setting aside their joints in favor of edibles, pills and extracts
USA TODAY
DENVER – Marijuana users across the country are setting down their bongs, putting away their joints and moving away from smoking pot. It's not that people are giving up on cannabis – far from it. But retailers across the country report that consumers ...

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Outside Lands Adds a Cannabis Festival Without Any Cannabis - Eater SF

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:45

Eater SF

Outside Lands Adds a Cannabis Festival Without Any Cannabis
Eater SF
The Outside Lands festival already promises barbecue, doughnuts, and dumplings along with the musical stylings of Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Florence and the Machine, Beck, and Janelle Monae. Now it's adding cannabis — kind of. Grass Lands ...
'Grass Lands' to Offer Cannabis Experience (With a Catch) at Outside Lands Festival in SFNBC Bay Area
Outside Lands Festival Announces Grass Lands: 'Curated Cannabis Experience'Variety
Outside Lands Music Festival Announces 'Grass Lands' Curated Cannabis ExperienceBillboard
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Celine Cooper: Girl's cannabis chocolate mishap shows risks of edibles - Montreal Gazette

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:22

Montreal Gazette

Celine Cooper: Girl's cannabis chocolate mishap shows risks of edibles
Montreal Gazette
Bill C-45, which addresses the regulation, sale and cultivation of recreational cannabis, does not come into force until Oct. 17. At that point, Canadians over the age of 18 will be able to legally purchase and consume marijuana, and to make edibles ...
Canada Is Inventing a Cannabis Beer That Hits You Harder Than an EdibleEsquire.com
So, how high will this new marijuana beer get you? Five things to knowMiami Herald
'It hits you very quickly': Canada brews first cannabis beerThe Guardian
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Cannabis facility to be built on Saskatchewan First Nation - Globalnews.ca

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 09:35

Globalnews.ca

Cannabis facility to be built on Saskatchewan First Nation
Globalnews.ca
Chief Delbert Wapass, who will sit on the company's board of directors, said they believe in the legalization of recreational cannabis and the economic opportunities it will provide. “We are proud to be Westleaf's largest shareholder, as we strongly ...
'It really is a partnership': Calgary cannabis company inks deal with Saskatchewan First NationCalgary Herald

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Form of cannabis may have calming effect on agitated Alzheimer's patients - CTV News

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 06:43

CTV News

Form of cannabis may have calming effect on agitated Alzheimer's patients
CTV News
Canadian researchers are presenting some encouraging early data on a new way of helping to calm agitated patients with Alzheimer's, using a man-made form of cannabis called nabilone. About half of patients with advancing Alzheimer's can become angry ...
Cannabis-like drug may ease agitation in Alzheimer's patientsNBCNews.com
Cannabis-like drug reduces outbursts, emotional distress and restlessness in Alzheimer's patients, trial revealsDaily Mail

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First comes legal cannabis. Then, say industry insiders, will come the artisan stuff - CBC.ca

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 05:00

CBC.ca

First comes legal cannabis. Then, say industry insiders, will come the artisan stuff
CBC.ca
When Albertans walk into a retail cannabis store on Oct. 17, they'll be able to choose from a selection of about 300 products from 13 different licensed producers. But for the more experienced cannabis user, the experience might be a bit like walking ...

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