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Provincial finance ministers rebuke Ottawa's proposed 50-50 split on ... - Toronto Star

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 07:31

Toronto Star

Provincial finance ministers rebuke Ottawa's proposed 50-50 split on ...
Toronto Star
Since they will shoulder most of the costs associated with legalization, Canada's provincial leaders say they deserve more than half of the tax revenue.

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Uruguay sells recreational marijuana to more than 16000 people five months after legalising drug - The Independent

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 05:36

The Independent

Uruguay sells recreational marijuana to more than 16000 people five months after legalising drug
The Independent
Five months after legalising recreational marijuana, there are more than 16,000 Uruguayans registered to buy the drug from pharmacies, up from 5,000 users in July. People in Uruguay can also grow plants at home, or become a member of a local Cannabis ...

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Marijuana enters the buttoned-down mainstream — and pays taxes - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 05:01

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Marijuana enters the buttoned-down mainstream — and pays taxes
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Few would have figured some 35 years ago that the savvy street dealers hawking individual joints would give way to what is now called the cannabis industry. Replete with lobbyists, attorneys and business suits, industry leaders are sitting down with ...

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Questions linger after P.E.I. unveils plans for marijuana legalization ... - CBC.ca

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 04:01

CBC.ca

Questions linger after P.E.I. unveils plans for marijuana legalization ...
CBC.ca
Politicians and industry stakeholders are raising concerns about some specific points regarding regulation and costs after the P.E.I. government detailed its marijuana legislation this week.

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High times: Morocco's growing number of cannabis tourists - South China Morning Post

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 01:18

South China Morning Post

High times: Morocco's growing number of cannabis tourists
South China Morning Post
But it has also been famed for its cannabis since the 1960s, when it became popular with hippies seeking the high life. Later it gained a reputation for lawlessness, and by the late 1990s guidebooks were advising tourists to avoid the region entirely ...

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At Santa Rosa's Emerald Cup, medical and recreational cannabis converge - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 21:11

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

At Santa Rosa's Emerald Cup, medical and recreational cannabis converge
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Shawn Molsberry moseyed past the Emerald Mountain Seeds booth at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds Saturday and was offered a complimentary hit of concentrated cannabis. The 26-year-old Petaluma resident obliged and inhaled deeply on a glass device known ...
Inside the US's largest cannabis festival9news.com.au

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Toronto police arrest 5 in Trinity Bellwoods-area marijuana ... - Toronto Star

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 09:43

Toronto Star

Toronto police arrest 5 in Trinity Bellwoods-area marijuana ...
Toronto Star
Officers executed a search warrant at Eden dispensary on Queen West Friday.

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For a farmer, growing marijuana is just like growing any other plant - The Guardian

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 07:34

The Guardian

For a farmer, growing marijuana is just like growing any other plant
The Guardian
So, in January 2013 when he was looking for another business opportunity, medical marijuana production and wholesale was a natural fit. After all, marijuana or cannabis is just another plant – from a farming point of view. That led Jewell to start ...

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Province backtracks on municipalities' right to say no to pot stores - Toronto Star

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 05:40

The Sudbury Star

Province backtracks on municipalities' right to say no to pot stores
Toronto Star
... number of illegal marijuana dispensaries that have opened since the federal government announced its plan to legalize recreational marijuana next summer. The public would also be notified about the proposed store locations and would be asked to ...
Sudbury can't op out of cannabis shop: provinceThe Sudbury Star

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Back off, Jeff Sessions. California and other states should be able to legalize and regulate pot on their own - Los Angeles Times

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 04:01

Leafly

Back off, Jeff Sessions. California and other states should be able to legalize and regulate pot on their own
Los Angeles Times
But Proposition 64 left many of the details to local governments and state regulators. So the last several months have been a race against the calendar, as officials have sought to develop rules governing where, when and how businesses may grow ...
California Now Accepting Cannabis License ApplicationsLeafly
Cannabis legalization will result in more policingSFGate
Our Ten Most-Read Marijuana Stories in 2017Westword
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Majority of elected government officials in Brandon say they have ... - Brandon Sun

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 23:23

Majority of elected government officials in Brandon say they have ...
Brandon Sun
While their cannabis use is far from being one of their defining characteristics, the majority of el... - Local - Brandon Sun.

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'It Is Not a Major Public Health Hazard': The Week in Cannabis Quotes - Leafly

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:07

Leafly

'It Is Not a Major Public Health Hazard': The Week in Cannabis Quotes
Leafly
... who runs a cannabis clinic in Massachusetts. Tishler spoke to Newsweek about CHS after it reported on increased cases in legal states and latched onto the word “scromiting,” a mashup of two symptoms, screaming and vomiting, that can be signs of CHS ...

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California Now Accepting Cannabis License Applications - Leafly

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:50

Leafly

California Now Accepting Cannabis License Applications
Leafly
California regulators began accepting applications for state cannabis licenses on Friday, releasing necessary forms and launching an online licensing portal just weeks before legal sales in some parts of the state begin on Jan. 1. Officials say they'll ...
California begins accepting permit applications for the sale of recreational marijuanaLos Angeles Times
By legalizing recreational marijuana sales, LA will 'set the tone for the rest of the country'Curbed LA
Why California cannabis rules promise a bumpy rideThe San Diego Union-Tribune
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Edmonton-based Liquor Stores NA hires cannabis strategist - CBC.ca

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:43

CBC.ca

Edmonton-based Liquor Stores NA hires cannabis strategist
CBC.ca
Edmonton-based Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. says it has hired one of its directors to map out its future cannabis strategy as Canada moves to make recreational pot legal by next July. The company, which owns 231 retail liquor stores in Alberta, B.C. and ...

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Ontario communities can't opt out of marijuana shops: government - CTV News

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:42

CTV News

Ontario communities can't opt out of marijuana shops: government
CTV News
TORONTO -- Communities across Ontario cannot opt out of hosting a government-run pot shop if they are selected for a site, the provincial government said Friday after at least one town expressed resistance to having a cannabis retail location. If a ...
Pot pushers? Ontario Liberals to force cannabis shops on ...Toronto Sun

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Vermont Will Legalize Marijuana In Early January, House Speaker Says - Marijuana Moment

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:32

Marijuana Moment

Vermont Will Legalize Marijuana In Early January, House Speaker Says
Marijuana Moment
A top Vermont lawmaker says the state could become the first in the U.S. to legalize marijuana through an act of lawmakers early next year. “It will be up for a vote in early January,” House Speaker Mitzi Johnson (D) said on Friday. “I expect that it ...
Jeff Sessions scoffs at intern who questioned his marijuana stance, video showsThe Denver Channel

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Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope to Fight the Opioid Epidemic - RollingStone.com

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:19

RollingStone.com

Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
RollingStone.com
Last year, a pharmaceutical company called Insys Therapeutics gave half a million dollars to the campaign to stop marijuana legalization in Arizona. The Phoenix-based company's flagship product is a prescription opioid spray made from fentanyl, an ...

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Meet the 'Father of Marijuana Research' - Newsweek

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:06

Newsweek

Meet the 'Father of Marijuana Research'
Newsweek
Raphael Mechoulam started his first marijuana project by walking into a police station and asking for some confiscated weed—for research purposes. “I went there, drank coffee with the policemen and got 5 kilos of cannabis, hashish,” he said ...

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NSLC busy making plans for marijuana sales next July - CBC.ca

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:06

CBC.ca

NSLC busy making plans for marijuana sales next July
CBC.ca
The federal government's proposed Cannabis Act stipulates that marijuana cannot be displayed or promoted anywhere it can be seen by young people, which poses a challenge for liquor stores that allow those who are under 19 on site. But the proposed bill ...
Against expert recommendations, Nova Scotia will sell cannabis in liquor storesStraight.com

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Medical marijuana license applications available online, a week earlier than scheduled - Detroit Free Press

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:46

Detroit Free Press

Medical marijuana license applications available online, a week earlier than scheduled
Detroit Free Press
... get into the lucrative medical marijuana business. The department wasn't supposed to make applications for the five categories of licenses — growers, processers, testers, secure transporters and dispensaries — until Dec. 15. But the application ...

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