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Shopify pursues cannabis retailers as legalization looms - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 14:46

The Globe and Mail

Shopify pursues cannabis retailers as legalization looms
The Globe and Mail
The Ottawa-based e-commerce firm is courting marijuana retailers to use its technology to run their websites, process transactions and manage inventory. Shopify has dabbled in the online sale of medical cannabis for five years, and recently won ...

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The Cult of Corporate Cannabis - Gig City

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 12:46

Gig City

The Cult of Corporate Cannabis
Gig City
Aurora Cannabis, the apparent flagship in this new business frontier, has embarked on what must be a ridiculously expensive PR campaign with its Illumination Series – 20 free concerts across Canada, featuring some of popular music's biggest draws in ...

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Efforts underway to legalize marijuana in NC - CBS17.com

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 11:59

CBS17.com

Efforts underway to legalize marijuana in NC
CBS17.com
"That first one spurred me to get involved." Now the head of North Carolina NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), he and others are touring the Tar Heel State, talking with residents and hoping to see cannabis legalized in 2019.

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Marijuana advocates gather at Orlando expo - Orlando Sentinel

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 11:33

Orlando Sentinel

Marijuana advocates gather at Orlando expo
Orlando Sentinel
Advocates for the legalization of marijuana gathered at the Orlando Marijuana Expo, Saturday.About three dozen businesses, advocacy groups and educational centers from across Florida participated. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel). SEE MORE ...

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BRAUN: Nothing dope about legal cannabis - Toronto Sun

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 09:47

BRAUN: Nothing dope about legal cannabis
Toronto Sun
Nothing is dope about legal marijuana. October brings so-called legal weed, and with it a minefield of new laws aimed at protecting a monopoly. Nobody — and that includes politicians, police officers and law makers — seems to know what will happen next.

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Marijuana Mayhem: Drivers In Canada Set Up To Get Busted For Stoned Driving - Forbes

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 08:37

Forbes

Marijuana Mayhem: Drivers In Canada Set Up To Get Busted For Stoned Driving
Forbes
The agency's chosen system is a 12-step drug recognition expert (DRE) evaluation, which is said to detect “central nervous system depressants, inhalants, dissociative anesthetics, cannabis, central nervous system stimulants, hallucinogens and narcotic ...
How Canada legalising recreational marijuana could vault country to forefront of cannabis researchSouth China Morning Post
Cannabis producers oppose plans for 2.3 per cent federal levy on their revenuesThe Globe and Mail
Health Canada 'concerned' by cannabis companies sponsoring music festivalsCTV News
Motley Fool -PotNetwork (blog)
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Washington's first drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens in Auburn - KIRO Seattle

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 17:02

KIRO Seattle

Washington's first drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens in Auburn
KIRO Seattle
AUBURN, Wash. - Washington first drive-thru marijuana dispensary is now open for business in Auburn. Joint Rivers, located at 2121 Auburn Way South, is open everyday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and customers can choose from a variety of marijuana ...

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Dozens line up for cannabis job fair in East Sacramento - Sacramento Bee (blog)

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 16:40

Sacramento Bee (blog)

Dozens line up for cannabis job fair in East Sacramento
Sacramento Bee (blog)
Zevandah Barnes, one of the job seekers, said he is definitely an enthusiast of legalizing marijuana and is interested in working in the cannabis industry as either a driver, budtender or in processing, or perhaps one day developing his own strand of ...

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Health Canada 'concerned' by cannabis companies sponsoring music festivals - CTV News

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 14:12

CTV News

Health Canada 'concerned' by cannabis companies sponsoring music festivals
CTV News
Health Canada said Friday it's prepared to crack down on licensed medical marijuana producers who are sponsoring music festivals and other events. The federal department said it's “concerned” about some companies that have engaged in corporate ...
Canadian Cannabis Stocks Weighed Down By Capital Raises And New IssuesForbes

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Injured workers in Ontario advised to seek opioids instead of Cannabis - Straight.com

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 13:55

Straight.com

Injured workers in Ontario advised to seek opioids instead of Cannabis
Straight.com
After researching alternatives, Sagle decided that a strain of cannabis high in CBD and low in THC might help his condition. He consulted with his doctor and obtained his license for medical marijuana. Cannabis relieved his chronic pain without making ...

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Marijuana advocates promote education amidst growing legalization push - Orlando Sentinel

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 13:46

Orlando Sentinel

Marijuana advocates promote education amidst growing legalization push
Orlando Sentinel
At the Orlando Marijuana Expo, a workshop and advocacy event Saturday at UCF, attorney Carrie McClain said the piecemeal approach to legalization would not be effective but has helped build some momentum. “It has to be horizontal or we have no chance ...

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Police 'decriminalising cannabis' as prosecutions fall away - The Guardian

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 12:00

The Guardian

Police 'decriminalising cannabis' as prosecutions fall away
The Guardian
The figures from the Ministry of Justice were released in response to a parliamentary question from the Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb, who called for a “regulated cannabis market” to protect public health. “It would confound all expectations if the number of ...

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There's a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you've never heard of — here are some of ... - Business Insider

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:31

Business Insider

There's a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you've never heard of — here are some of ...
Business Insider
As with all CBD products, lotions and creams derived from marijuana are only available in dispensaries where cannabis is legal, but hemp-derived products may be found in corner shops and grocery stores as well. Although research on marijuana is limited ...

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How Aurora Cannabis is marketing itself before its product is legal - CBC.ca

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:00

CBC.ca

How Aurora Cannabis is marketing itself before its product is legal
CBC.ca
How do you market a product that's not yet legal? You can't, but you can market your brand — and that's exactly what an Alberta-based cannabis company is doing. Aurora Cannabis's Illumination Series made its second stop in Edmonton Friday with 80s-era ...

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Despite growing marijuana legalization, weed still on par with heroin at US-Canada border - National Post

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 22:12

National Post

Despite growing marijuana legalization, weed still on par with heroin at US-Canada border
National Post
At Higher Limits Cannabis Lounge in Windsor, where adults smoke medical marijuana while sitting on couches or bar stools and smoking devices including bongs are prominently displayed, co-owner Jon Liedtke has big plans to welcome American tourists.
Cannabis delivery, edibles and ads could change under new, permanent California regulationsThe Mercury News
Hedge funds lead way as big money starts to dabble in marijuana industryThe Globe and Mail
Four issues to be resolved in cannabis legalizationPolicy Options
CBC.ca -News1130
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New state report calls for legalization of recreational marijuana - NEWS10 ABC

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:53

NEWS10 ABC

New state report calls for legalization of recreational marijuana
NEWS10 ABC
(NEWS10) - New York State health officials are recommending the legalization of marijuana in a new report. The report found that the benefits of marijuana outweigh the potential negative effects and that any concerns could be resolved through proper ...
Medical marijuana helpful -- but at a costWRGB

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Why Canadian insurers are wary of covering medical marijuana - Globalnews.ca

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:41

Globalnews.ca

Why Canadian insurers are wary of covering medical marijuana
Globalnews.ca
Cannabis research has been held back globally because most countries ban its use, making purchases for studies illegal or difficult. That's changing in Canada, where a booming marijuana industry and the government now finance medical research, ...
New York Health Officials See Marijuana as an Alternative to OpioidsBloomberg
Cuomo Moves Closer to Marijuana Legalization in New YorkNew York Times
Cuomo Administration Report Backs Marijuana Legalization In New YorkForbes
Washington Post -FOX 10 News Phoenix
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Move over black market: legit businesses muscle in on marijuana's potential - Vancouver Courier

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:07

Vancouver Courier

Move over black market: legit businesses muscle in on marijuana's potential
Vancouver Courier
You know that marijuana has come a long way, baby, when an event about legalizing cannabis is held at the tony Vancouver Club. The number of people wearing suits outnumbered the people sporting tattoos about 20 to 1 at Thursday's Business in ...
Conversations That Matter: On cannabis, can we learn from Washington stateVancouver Sun
Canadians in cannabis industry complain of US border issuesCBC.ca
Hedge funds lead way as big money starts to dabble in marijuana industryThe Globe and Mail
Straight.com -News1130 -The Denver Post
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Rejection of Hamilton-area expansion plan a setback for cannabis grower Green Organic - Financial Post

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 14:47

Financial Post

Rejection of Hamilton-area expansion plan a setback for cannabis grower Green Organic
Financial Post
A plan to build a 123,000-square-foot cannabis greenhouse on the agricultural outskirts of Hamilton, Ont. was rejected by the municipality on Friday, causing a setback for marijuana grower The Green Organic Dutchman Ltd., and highlighting an emerging ...

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