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Cannabis conundrum: Field of dreams or destruction of prime agricultural land? - Times Colonist

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 23:09

Times Colonist

Cannabis conundrum: Field of dreams or destruction of prime agricultural land?
Times Colonist
“We're not against marijuana, we're against having large-scale cannabis factories on prime farmland,” said Ken Marriette, the group's spokesman. Jim Gowans, an organic farmer in the Martindale Valley, said the cannabis project contradicts the intent of ...

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'Community outreach meeting' set for Rt. 10 marijuana shop in Easthampton - MassLive.com

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 18:36

MassLive.com

'Community outreach meeting' set for Rt. 10 marijuana shop in Easthampton
MassLive.com
EASTHAMPTON -- The number of entities hoping to sell recreational marijuana in the city now stands at four. Holistic Industries, Inc. has announced plans to open an adult-use recreational cannabis shop at 155 Northampton St., the former Hairy's Pet ...

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Vancouver Island cannabis edibles company raided by police - Straight.com

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:22

Straight.com

Vancouver Island cannabis edibles company raided by police
Straight.com
In March 2017, it ordered the City of Victoria to ban the sale of edible cannabis products in dispensaries. Despite the raid, Mota's Facebook and Instagram accounts have been updated within the last 24 hours, but post on neither platform give any ...

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BC's cannabis tax could reap $110 million or more in a few years: consultant - Vancouver Sun

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:52

Vancouver Sun

BC's cannabis tax could reap $110 million or more in a few years: consultant
Vancouver Sun
Larsen argues that applying GST and PST to cannabis sales should generate more than enough revenue to fund administration of rules around legal marijuana without an additional excise tax, and said there should be no taxes at all on medical marijuana ...

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Meghan Markle's Nephew Is Growing Weed in Oregon—and Created a Cannabis Strain In Her Honor - Willamette Week

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:13

Willamette Week

Meghan Markle's Nephew Is Growing Weed in Oregon—and Created a Cannabis Strain In Her Honor
Willamette Week
The strain, first reported by the London Daily Mail, is part of a line of cannabis products Dooley is branding as "Royally Grown." Dooley hopes they will bring in big money for his business at a time when profit margins have been tight for the ...

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Cynthia Nixon called marijuana licenses a “form of reparations” for black people. Not exactly. - Vox

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:00

Vox

Cynthia Nixon called marijuana licenses a “form of reparations” for black people. Not exactly.
Vox
New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is facing criticism after suggesting that giving black people access to marijuana licenses could serve as a “form of reparations” for black communities. The controversy started after Nixon, who is ...
How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Your Ability To Enter The USHuffPost Canada
You Would Have Thought This Liberal Senator Already Supported Legal Marijuana, but Now She Actually DoesEntrepreneur
How close is New York to legalizing marijuana?Albany Times Union
Forbes -Motley Fool -The Root -New York Daily News
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Rezoning approved for Saint John cannabis processor, despite objections - CBC.ca

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 04:20

CBC.ca

Rezoning approved for Saint John cannabis processor, despite objections
CBC.ca
"They had a number of different options, and we [Saint John] weren't their first choice," said Milbury. "Quite honestly at the end of the day, their business is going to continue, whether it happens here or whether it happens somewhere else." After two ...

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Federal-provincial harmony to foster 'more robust' marijuana sector than in US (Put that in your pipeline and smoke it) - The Globe and Mail

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 02:09

The Globe and Mail

Federal-provincial harmony to foster 'more robust' marijuana sector than in US (Put that in your pipeline and smoke it)
The Globe and Mail
“The harmonized federal-provincial approach to legalizing marijuana will avoid the complications that have arisen in the U.S., where cannabis remains illegal under federal law but legal in some individual states,” Moody's said. “As some stores and ...

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Canada plans to legalize weed – but will those charged with crimes get amnesty? - The Guardian

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 22:30

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Canada plans to legalize weed – but will those charged with crimes get amnesty?
The Guardian
Robyn Maynard, author of Policing Black Lives, said: “White and black communities use cannabis and other drugs at similar rates, but black communities have been disproportionately targeted for police stops, cannabis arrests and incarceration.” The ...
Cannabis Industry Could Be 'A Form Of Reparations,' Says Cynthia ...Forbes
Cynthia Nixon: Marijuana industry could be 'a form of reparations'The Hill
How to Invest in Cannabis - In Its Many FormsTheStreet.com
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BC hospitals lack policies, struggle to accommodate medical cannabis patients - Toronto Star

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:01

Toronto Star

BC hospitals lack policies, struggle to accommodate medical cannabis patients
Toronto Star
Patients prescribed medical marijuana face a patchwork of policies and ad hoc accommodations for their treatment that's compounded by conflicting legislation and lack of proper administration for medical cannabis, a StarMetro investigation has found ...

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Should I Call 911 When My Friends Start Flipping Out On Marijuana? - Forbes

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 16:43

Forbes

Should I Call 911 When My Friends Start Flipping Out On Marijuana?
Forbes
It is at that point when she starts belting out a cornucopia of strange, colorful obscenities and begging for someone, anyone to call 911. But is summoning emergency assistance the right move in this situation? The short answer is no. Depending on ...

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Scheer admits to smoking marijuana in the past, says he still ... - The Globe and Mail

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 14:03

The Globe and Mail

Scheer admits to smoking marijuana in the past, says he still ...
The Globe and Mail
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer smoked marijuana as a young adult, but still opposes the Liberal government's plan to legalize the drug, his office says. Mr. Scheer made the admission on a popular Quebec television show on Sunday, on which co-host ...
Andrew Scheer Says He Smoked Marijuana When He Was 'Young'HuffPost Canada

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It's Not Just Oregon: Wholesale Cannabis Prices Are Crashing Across the US - Willamette Week

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:48

Willamette Week

It's Not Just Oregon: Wholesale Cannabis Prices Are Crashing Across the US
Willamette Week
Cannabis prices are falling—and not just in Oregon. The national average price for a pound of cannabis was about $1,789 in 2016, but had fallen by 13 percent to $1,562 by the end of 2017, according to the Cannabis Benchmarks U.S. Spot Index, which ...

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Former Northlands head to lead Edmonton-based cannabis retailer's Saskatchewan advisory board - Edmonton Journal

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:32

Edmonton Journal

Former Northlands head to lead Edmonton-based cannabis retailer's Saskatchewan advisory board
Edmonton Journal
Former Northlands president Tim Reid is moving into the marijuana field after being appointed chair of cannabis retailer Fire & Flower's Saskatchewan advisory board. The Edmonton-based company, which has applied to set up the maximum 37 pot stores in ...

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Don't Expect Joints If the FDA Ever Approves Medical Marijuana - Bloomberg

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:04

Bloomberg

Don't Expect Joints If the FDA Ever Approves Medical Marijuana
Bloomberg
While past marijuana opponents like John Boehner are coming around to legal weed, the Food and Drug Administration isn't likely to recommend that Americans light up a joint anytime soon. That doesn't mean that cannabis will never be sanctioned by the ...

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Loblaw eyes recreational marijuana market in Newfoundland and Labrador - The Globe and Mail

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 12:00

The Globe and Mail

Loblaw eyes recreational marijuana market in Newfoundland and Labrador
The Globe and Mail
Loblaw Companies Ltd. is looking to sell recreational marijuana in Newfoundland and Labrador, as the provincial body handling pot sales has included the company on its list of potential licensed cannabis retailers. Cannabis NL, a division of the ...
Cannabis retail locations 'missed opportunity' for small-business ...CBC.ca
Loblaw to sell recreational cannabis in NewfoundlandFinancial Post
Loblaws qualifies for 10 licences to sell cannabis products in Newfoundland and LabradorThe Telegram

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NSLC's cannabis stores are going old school with product behind the counters - CBC.ca

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:45

CBC.ca

NSLC's cannabis stores are going old school with product behind the counters
CBC.ca
Nova Scotians nostalgic for the good ole days when buying liquor meant having their favourite brand hand-delivered by a store clerk behind a counter are going to love the new cannabis store model the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation will be using ...
Ready to roll: NSLC unveils designs for cannabis stores in Nova ScotiaToronto Star
Nova Scotia marijuana outlets to be 'bright, open, inviting,' corporation saysCTV News
NSLC gives first indications of retail cannabis experienceTheChronicleHerald.ca
Globalnews.ca
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It's Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana's Risks - New York Times

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 02:00

New York Times

It's Time for a New Discussion of Marijuana's Risks
New York Times
The benefits and harms of medical marijuana can be debated, but more states are legalizing pot, even for recreational use. A new evaluation of marijuana's risks is overdue. Last year, the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering ...
HARRINGTON: Legalize it – Case for marijuana decriminalizationMarquette Wire

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City 'too restrictive' in its proposed cannabis legislation: Compassion Club manager - The Nelson Daily

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 19:53

The Nelson Daily

City 'too restrictive' in its proposed cannabis legislation: Compassion Club manager
The Nelson Daily
The city has gone too far and is too restrictive in its proposed cannabis legalization legislation, says a long-time pot proponent, and it should embrace the plant, not subvert it. Nelson Cannabis Compassion Club (NCCC) manager Philip McMillan said the ...

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Cannabis use among veterans soars as Ottawa cuts paybacks - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 18:59

The Globe and Mail

Cannabis use among veterans soars as Ottawa cuts paybacks
The Globe and Mail
The number of Canadian veterans prescribed opioids or tranquilizers has declined significantly in the past six years while those authorized to use medical cannabis has skyrocketed, even as Veterans Affairs​ capped reimbursement for it. Experts caution ...

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