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MADD urges Alberta pursue public model on cannabis to ensure safety first - CTV News

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:31

CTV News

MADD urges Alberta pursue public model on cannabis to ensure safety first
CTV News
Andrew Murie, the CEO of MADD, points to marijuana stores in the United States that slash prices to mark the annual April 20 counter-culture celebration of public cannabis consumption. "There are a lot of people that want to make a lot of money on this ...
Cannabis consortium eyes AlbertaCalgary Sun
Alberta unveils marijuana framework, calls for minimum age of 18 to ...CBC.ca
Alberta to set legal recreational marijuana age at 18BNN
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Will 'Microbusiness' Licenses Let Craft Cannabis Flourish in California? - Leafly

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:18

Leafly

Will 'Microbusiness' Licenses Let Craft Cannabis Flourish in California?
Leafly
Gray plans to translate his Speakeasy experience into building a craft marijuana brand, where he can shape the product and consumer experience, “nose to tail.” That means controlling everything from cultivation to retail. This process would typically ...

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Premier wants bigger take of tax revenue from cannabis sales - Whitehorse Star

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:28

Premier wants bigger take of tax revenue from cannabis sales
Whitehorse Star
Premier Sandy Silver says he's not happy with the federal government's proposed marijuana excise tax that would see the revenue it generates split 50/50 between the federal and the provincial/territorial governments. “We believe that our expenses are a ...

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Cook County commissioner wants to legalize marijuana in Illinois - Fox 32 Chicago

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:35

Fox 32 Chicago

Cook County commissioner wants to legalize marijuana in Illinois
Fox 32 Chicago
Public hearings on the pluses and minuses of legalizing cannabis have already been held by a couple of North Side Democratic lawmakers. But Governor Rauner is not a fan. Other gubernatorial candidates are also skeptical. “I think it's really dangerous ...

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This year's EastSide Food Festival is adding a "Cannabis Corner" full of edibles - Time Out (blog)

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:52

Time Out (blog)

This year's EastSide Food Festival is adding a "Cannabis Corner" full of edibles
Time Out (blog)
As a chef, author and cannabis cooking educator, Jeff The 420 Chef—called “the Julia Child of weed” by the Daily Beast—might look or sound familiar to marijuana aficionados, who may have also caught his podcast, Wake & Bake. As for La Hoja, their ...

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'Legend of 420' documents marijuana's rise to legitimacy and may leave you with the munchies - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:45

Los Angeles Times

'Legend of 420' documents marijuana's rise to legitimacy and may leave you with the munchies
Los Angeles Times
Weed, pot, marijuana, mary jane, ganja, the devil's lettuce, cannabis — whatever you call it, the wacky tobbacky's come a long way from “Reefer Madness,” blooming into a massive industry and legitimate cultural phenomenon. The documentary “The Legend ...

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Is Higher Than Ever. So Is the Number of People Getting Arrested. - Entrepreneur

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:15

Entrepreneur

Support for Marijuana Legalization Is Higher Than Ever. So Is the Number of People Getting Arrested.
Entrepreneur
Though marijuana is now legal in 29 states for either medical or recreational use, the number of arrests involving marijuana have actually increased across the country. Those numbers come from the Uniformed Crime Report compiled by the FBI from data ...

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Edmonton mom hopes 15-year-old daughter can smoke medical marijuana at school - CBC.ca

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:02

CBC.ca

Edmonton mom hopes 15-year-old daughter can smoke medical marijuana at school
CBC.ca
Denise Criss is asking the Edmonton public school board to allow her 15-year-old daughter to smoke marijuana between classes inside Victoria School of the Arts. Criss says she has good reasons for the unusual request. Her daughter, Autum Bibaud-Keech, ...

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Science to support marijuana as a treatment option growing on eve of 7th Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup - CBC.ca

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:02

CBC.ca

Science to support marijuana as a treatment option growing on eve of 7th Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup
CBC.ca
"[The American report] talks about the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids that is probably, as I would understand it, the most definitive statement to date for what health conditions marijuana is likely to be useful and for what conditions it ...

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Recreational marijuana in Utah? No, but legal weed will soon be an hour and a half away from SLC. - Salt Lake Tribune

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:59

Salt Lake Tribune

Recreational marijuana in Utah? No, but legal weed will soon be an hour and a half away from SLC.
Salt Lake Tribune
In July, the council approved an ordinance that allows a marijuana dispensary. And Tuesday's vote was the result of a bidding process open to existing marijuana businesses in Nevada, however, only one qualified applicant — Deep Roots Harvest ...

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Smoking cannabis DOES make people more violent: Project confirms for the first time that using the drug is the cause ... - Daily Mail

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:43

Daily Mail

Smoking cannabis DOES make people more violent: Project confirms for the first time that using the drug is the cause ...
Daily Mail
It warned those who smoke the drug regularly run an increased risk of using violence against others. The project is the first to demonstrate that cannabis is not only linked with violent crime but is the cause. Violent incidents monitored by the study ...

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Cannabis Industry Struggles With Hiring People With Past Pot Convictions - Forbes

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:35

Forbes

Cannabis Industry Struggles With Hiring People With Past Pot Convictions
Forbes
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Edible marijuana infused products are displayed at the Cannabis World Congress Conference on June 16, 2017 in New York City. Billed as 'the leading trade show and conference for the legalized cannabis, medical marijuana, ...

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Police crack down on Dr. Greenthumb, where cannabis candy shaped like a revolver was on the menu - Ottawa Citizen

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:32

Ottawa Citizen

Police crack down on Dr. Greenthumb, where cannabis candy shaped like a revolver was on the menu
Ottawa Citizen
The raids this week also hit grow-ops, with police reporting they confiscated just more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana plants. A key police strategy is to try to disrupt the supply chain for the shops, according to a report prepared by the force. The ...

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Quebec wants bigger chunk of federal marijuana excise tax ... - Montreal Gazette

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:36

Montreal Gazette

Quebec wants bigger chunk of federal marijuana excise tax ...
Montreal Gazette
Montreal is entitled to its share, says Mayor Denis Coderre in response to Trudeau's suggestion that a $1 excise tax on marijuana would be split with the ...
Ottawa, provinces must not let marijuana tax debate overshadow ...The Globe and Mail

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California's Cannabis Priestess Arrested on Felony Charge - Leafly

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:19

Leafly

California's Cannabis Priestess Arrested on Felony Charge
Leafly
Grossman-Lepp is the founder of the Sacramento-based Sugarleaf Rastafarian Church, a cannabis-worshiping congregation known for its skill at organizing marijuana farmers under the guise of spirituality. Since forming the church in late 2016 with her ...
California authorities arrest 18, including Rastafarian church leader, in marijuana raids at numerous sitesThe Cannabist

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Marijuana edibles won't be sold until July 2019 - Globalnews.ca

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:03

Globalnews.ca

Marijuana edibles won't be sold until July 2019
Globalnews.ca
Under prohibition, smoked marijuana is more common than the edible product — edibles are hard to make consistently at home, and a buyer has to trust a seller more with an edible product than with a cannabis bud that looks and smells like what it is.
Canada's largest grower 'comfortable' with federal government's pot ...CBC.ca
Alaska voters reject local bans on legalized marijuanaTimes Colonist
Licensing for cannabis oil lags behind heady growthBusiness in Vancouver
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Trudeau unveils proposed excise tax on marijuana - Alaska Highway News

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:12

Alaska Highway News

Trudeau unveils proposed excise tax on marijuana
Alaska Highway News
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled plans Tuesday for an excise tax on recreational marijuana once its sale becomes legal on July 1, 2018. “The proposal we put forward is $1 excise tax per gram, up to prices of $10, and 10% on prices over $10 per ...
Trudeau proposes excise tax on legal marijuana salesMacleans.ca
Big Weed is on board with Trudeau's marijuana tax planVICE News
Trudeau wants to impose a 10-percent federal tax on recreational cannabisStraight.com
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California marijuana grow houses account for 75 percent of US indoor plants seized - Sacramento Bee

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 02:55

Sacramento Bee

California marijuana grow houses account for 75 percent of US indoor plants seized
Sacramento Bee
California's illegally grown marijuana, once largely produced in national forests and other outdoor locations, is increasingly found indoors, federal statistics show. In 2016, authorities seized 313,000 plants from indoor operations in California ...

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