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Medical marijuana backers say they won't make a push for 2018 Nebraska ballot - Omaha World-Herald

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 22:03

Omaha World-Herald

Medical marijuana backers say they won't make a push for 2018 Nebraska ballot
Omaha World-Herald
LINCOLN — A national advocacy group that has helped legalize marijuana in several states won't make a push to put medical cannabis on the November ballot in Nebraska. A spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, D.C., said last week ...

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Arkansas Judge Considers Effort To Halt Marijuana Licenses - 5newsonline.com

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 15:45

5newsonline.com

Arkansas Judge Considers Effort To Halt Marijuana Licenses
5newsonline.com
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge said Friday (Mar. 16) he'll rule by the middle of next week on whether to allow the state to issue its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana after hearing complaints from an unsuccessful ...

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Op-ed: Colorado should allow marijuana tasting rooms - The Cannabist

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:38

Op-ed: Colorado should allow marijuana tasting rooms
The Cannabist
Meanwhile, municipalities have turned a blind eye to marijuana social clubs that operate outside state regulation by charging a membership fee to make the venue no longer “public.” Colorado lawmakers have the ability this session to turn the tide ...

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Cannabis activist Jodie Emery talks free market approach to pot - Toronto Sun

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 13:51

Toronto Sun

Cannabis activist Jodie Emery talks free market approach to pot
Toronto Sun
That model continues to criminalize the existing industry. It allows only the government to be providers, and they now have new laws to go after their own competition — the existing industry, the dispensaries and the providers. When Doug Ford says he ...

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Guest column: More study needed on medical marijuana, lawmaker says - The Gleaner

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 12:03

The Gleaner

Guest column: More study needed on medical marijuana, lawmaker says
The Gleaner
With the approval of the recent resolution by the City of Henderson to support medical cannabis, I thought it would be appropriate to inform you of the work and debate that is occurring on this issue in Frankfort. The proponents, both citizens and ...

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Weed 101: New BC college program teaches retail side of pot - CBC.ca

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 11:10

CBC.ca

Weed 101: New BC college program teaches retail side of pot
CBC.ca
A college in the B.C. Interior is responding to the anticipated legalization of marijuana by launching a new course dedicated to the retail side of pot sales. The Cannabis Retail Specialist program will be a 26-week online course with a practicum ...

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Oakland Embraces Marijuana Sales. Compton Bans Them. How Is Justice Best Served? - New York Times

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 10:07

New York Times

Oakland Embraces Marijuana Sales. Compton Bans Them. How Is Justice Best Served?
New York Times
Only 14 percent of California's 482 cities and towns allow retail sales of recreational marijuana, according to Weedmaps, a website that hosts reviews of cannabis businesses. Californians may want access to a marijuana dispensary, just not necessarily ...
Marijuana and racial justice: striking differences in 2 citiesWatertownDailyTimes.com

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Marijuana testing committee split over proposal delaying Liberals passing any workplace pot policy - National Post

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 09:46

National Post

Marijuana testing committee split over proposal delaying Liberals passing any workplace pot policy
National Post
The decision to introduce legislation to legalize cannabis, which the government hopes to have in place this summer, has placed pressure on the government to establish national rules for workplace drug testing. “It is the government of Canada that has ...

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Conference dispels myths about cannabis - St. Albert Gazette - St. Albert Gazette

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:21

St. Albert Gazette

Conference dispels myths about cannabis - St. Albert Gazette
St. Albert Gazette
Professionals in the medical cannabis field are challenging people to do away with their old ideas around the drug, especially when it comes to the workplace. Many people hold the belief that if you consume cannabis, you're going to get high. But that ...
Leader comment: Time to allow medicines made from cannabis ...The Scotsman

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Pot shops face bans in most of Mass. - The Boston Globe

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:33

The Boston Globe

Pot shops face bans in most of Mass.
The Boston Globe
Marijuana companies will be banned from a majority of cities and towns in Massachusetts when recreational sales begin this summer, a Globe review has found, the latest indication that there will be fewer pot stores in the early going than many ...

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Feds reject three cannabis growers for every one accepted - Financial Post

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:05

Financial Post

Feds reject three cannabis growers for every one accepted
Financial Post
TORONTO — Even as the number of legal cannabis growers has grown rapidly, the federal government has denied three licence applications for every one it has accepted. As of Feb. 1, Health Canada, which oversees the legal medical marijuana program, had ...

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Stop Jeff Sessions From Busting Medical Marijuana, Bipartisan Lawmakers Demand - Forbes

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:05

Forbes

Stop Jeff Sessions From Busting Medical Marijuana, Bipartisan Lawmakers Demand
Forbes
"We respectfully request that you include language barring the Department of Justice from prosecuting those who comply with their state's medical marijuana laws," the lawmakers, led by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), wrote in ...

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Is Doug Ford's position on cannabis sales an opportunity for the NDP? - Macleans.ca

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 14:04

Macleans.ca

Is Doug Ford's position on cannabis sales an opportunity for the NDP?
Macleans.ca
Legalizing pot was among Justin Trudeau's most memorable promises in his run for Prime Minister. The pledge attracted droves of supporters fed up with restrictions against a substance which, by many accounts, is far less harmful than alcohol. It may ...
Ford open to allowing cannabis in private stores 'maybe, down the road'iPolitics.ca

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Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:WEED) and Aurora Cannabis Inc Wrestle With 50-Day MA; Sector Direction at Stake - Midas Letter

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:53

Midas Letter

Canopy Growth Corp (TSE:WEED) and Aurora Cannabis Inc Wrestle With 50-Day MA; Sector Direction at Stake
Midas Letter
Keep in mind that Canopy Growth is outperforming the cannabis Life Sciences sector today. The company is currently higher 3.49%, up $1.09 to $32.30/share versus a paltry 0.79% generated by the benchmark Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (TSE ...
Aurora Cannabis is no longer a buy, Canaccord Genuity saysCantech Letter

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North Dakota now accepting applications to grow medical marijuana - The Cannabist

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 13:46

North Dakota now accepting applications to grow medical marijuana
The Cannabist
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Health Department on Friday began accepting applications from potential manufacturers of medical marijuana, though it's still unclear whether growers will need to comply with the state's anti-corporate farming law. The ...

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Outlaw weed comes into the light - Washington Post

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:29

Washington Post

Outlaw weed comes into the light
Washington Post
Cannabis” is now the preferred public term for “marijuana,” though in casual conversation it is still just “weed.” Basil Tolson lights up in Arcata, Calif. Tolson, who lives in Kentucky, said he appreciates the medical benefits of cannabis and hopes ...

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Suicidal Dairy Farmers Should Consider Marijuana Industry - Forbes

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:23

Forbes

Suicidal Dairy Farmers Should Consider Marijuana Industry
Forbes
Mike Adams , Contributor I cover various facets of the cannabis culture. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Shutterstock. Dairy farmers all across the United States have been committing suicide at an alarming rate because their ...

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The brain link between coffee and cannabis - Medical News Today

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 01:10

Medical News Today

The brain link between coffee and cannabis
Medical News Today
Metabolites are chemicals produced during metabolism. They are generally small molecules and carry out a range of functions both within and between cells. The scientists found that with increased coffee consumption, blood metabolites involved in the ...

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California Bill Would Temporarily Cut State Cannabis Taxes - Leafly

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:45

Leafly

California Bill Would Temporarily Cut State Cannabis Taxes
Leafly
The changes would reduce consumer prices by 9%, according to an outside analysis of the bill. “As someone who spent 28 years in law enforcement, I know how sophisticated California's black market for cannabis has become,” Lackey said in a statement ...
California lawmakers propose cut to recreational cannabis taxesReuters

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