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'Our goal is to save lives.' Medical marijuana advocates hold town hall - Indianapolis Star

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 14:17

Indianapolis Star

'Our goal is to save lives.' Medical marijuana advocates hold town hall
Indianapolis Star
Many of the presentations at Saturday's forum called cannabis the “original” method of pain relief and emphasized that medical marijuana is a healthier alternative than opioids. One presenter cited a study from the Journal of the American Medical ...
Cannabis industry grows as source of campaign fundsSanta Fe New Mexican
The money behind Utah's contentious medical marijuana initiativeDeseret News

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Applications opened for potential non-medical cannabis retailers - MY PG NOW

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:44

MY PG NOW

Applications opened for potential non-medical cannabis retailers
MY PG NOW
Applications are being accepted by the government for prospective non-medical cannabis retailers. Guidelines and materials to apply for the sale of non-medical cannabis in the province can be found on The Liquor and Cannabis Regulations Branch website.

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Lebanon to consider legalising medicinal cannabis - Aljazeera.com

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 09:08

Aljazeera.com

Lebanon to consider legalising medicinal cannabis
Aljazeera.com
Lebanon is considering legalising the cultivation and export of cannabis for medical purposes as part of an effort to revive the country's struggling economy. "The Lebanese Parliament is preparing to study and adopt the legislation necessary to ...

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Experience, explore bud culture with cannabis getaways - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 05:26

TheChronicleHerald.ca

Experience, explore bud culture with cannabis getaways
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Now living in cannabis-friendly California, Starr has become an ardent advocate of marijuana use, and believes the potent plant can revolutionize the health and wellness industry. So she's returning to her hometown at the end of the month to host the ...

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Medical marijuana commission alerts patients to how best to report negative reactions - Baltimore Sun

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 04:00

Baltimore Sun

Medical marijuana commission alerts patients to how best to report negative reactions
Baltimore Sun
An email from a medical marijuana dispensary owner alerting patients to a state investigation into whether a Maryland cannabis grower used pesticides and warning them of possible harmful side effects has spurred concern throughout the young industry.

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Multiple sclerosis patient calls medical cannabis trial 'a miracle' - Montreal Gazette

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 04:00

Montreal Gazette

Multiple sclerosis patient calls medical cannabis trial 'a miracle'
Montreal Gazette
Prosk has been on the forefront of the fight to increase access to medical marijuana for years and says cannabis research is still in its infancy. As her clinic's study is underway, the University of British Columbia is leading a trial on the use of ...

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Edmonton startup BRNT Designs blends cannabis accessories with art - Edmonton Journal

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 19:35

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton startup BRNT Designs blends cannabis accessories with art
Edmonton Journal
The stigma that comes with drug use forces users to keep their activities secret, which Grigenas had experienced as a medical cannabis user himself. On top of experiencing a “learning curve” of becoming a medical marijuana patient, he became aware of ...

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Green rush: The race to sell cannabis in Canada - The Globe and Mail

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:18

The Globe and Mail

Green rush: The race to sell cannabis in Canada
The Globe and Mail
In Ontario, veteran retailer Michael Serruya says he has identified 27 future locations for cannabis shops – even though the province's new government hasn't officially said whether it will allow a single privately owned store to sell recreational ...
BC now accepting applications for private cannabis retail licencesDaily Hive

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Grocery store locations among first round of approvals for Calgary ... - Globalnews.ca

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:54

Globalnews.ca

Grocery store locations among first round of approvals for Calgary ...
Globalnews.ca
The City of Calgary has completed April applications for cannabis store permits, with major chains like Superstore, Co-op and Second Cup scooping up multiple ...

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Inside Britain's cannabis clubs where doctors, architects and ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:01

Telegraph.co.uk

Inside Britain's cannabis clubs where doctors, architects and ...
Telegraph.co.uk
To passersby, the monthly Saturday afternoon gathering of 150 people on Eastney beach near Portsmouth could be a family picnic or community fundraiser.

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Despite low demand, medical marijuana companies in Illinois are growing - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:37

Chicago Tribune

Despite low demand, medical marijuana companies in Illinois are growing
Chicago Tribune
Despite years of lower-than-expected demand in Illinois' medical cannabis pilot program, growers around the state are expanding. They're expecting more Illinois residents to gain access to the drug, be it through the continued approval of patient ...

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'The Marijuana Show' Offers Millions In Capital Investment To Ambitious Entrepreneurs - Forbes

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:28

Forbes

'The Marijuana Show' Offers Millions In Capital Investment To Ambitious Entrepreneurs
Forbes
Legal cannabis is now a multi-billion-dollar business. Let that sink in for a minute. Once considered the domain of sloth-like figures in tie-dye shirts, legal marijuana is now a mega-industry firing on all cylinders. A hotbed of activity for pot ...

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Congress is about to legalize cannabis. Just not the kind that gets you high. - Washington Post

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:49

Washington Post

Congress is about to legalize cannabis. Just not the kind that gets you high.
Washington Post
But in the wake of World War II, when demand slackened, hemp began to fall out of vogue. In 1970, Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act, which effectively made it illegal to grow hemp and marijuana. Today, the roughly $688 million of hemp goods ...

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Massachusetts Wants People Harmed By The Drug War To Sell Legal Marijuana. How's It Going So Far? - Forbes

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:53

Forbes

Massachusetts Wants People Harmed By The Drug War To Sell Legal Marijuana. How's It Going So Far?
Forbes
Since being formed less than a year ago, the Cannabis Control Commission on which she serves has begun issuing recreational marijuana cultivation and dispensary licenses, and is soon preparing to assume oversight of the state's existing medical ...
Local shops anxious to sell retail marijuana hope state OKs testing labs at Aug. 23 meetingGazetteNET
State's new marijuana ads strike friendly tone - The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe
CCC issues 3 provisional licenses for recreational marijuana facilitiesWWLP.com
MassLive.com
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Legalization further affirms the importance of Canada's medical cannabis framework - Regina Leader-Post

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 08:20

Regina Leader-Post

Legalization further affirms the importance of Canada's medical cannabis framework
Regina Leader-Post
While the industry is abuzz with the legalization of cannabis set for October 17, much attention is being paid to what government retail outlets will look like, and the products they will sell, along with the differences in legislation between ...
From the comments: Readers discuss the legal ramifications surrounding legal marijuana and how to best battle wildfiresThe Globe and Mail
Denver 'Having Success' Regulating Legal Marijuana, Mayor SaysForbes
Could Cannabis Be More Important Than Ever?Motley Fool
Marijuana Moment -Marijuana Business Daily
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With cannabis coming to the workplace, what constitutes 'impairment'? - The Globe and Mail

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 03:00

The Globe and Mail

With cannabis coming to the workplace, what constitutes 'impairment'?
The Globe and Mail
President, Intercept Group. Just as digital transformation has disrupted legacy business models, cannabis legalization will fundamentally challenge workplace policies. On Oct. 17, recreational marijuana will officially become legal in Canada. According ...
Nearly 15% of cannabis users have driven within 2 hours of using: StatsCanGlobalnews.ca
Many Canadians are driving high, according to new StatCan - CBCCBC.ca
Many Canadians are driving high on cannabis, according to new national surveyCTV News
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One in seven cannabis users admits they consumed drug then drove, Statscan says - The Globe and Mail

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:38

The Globe and Mail

One in seven cannabis users admits they consumed drug then drove, Statscan says
The Globe and Mail
Statistics Canada's National Cannabis Survey results from the first half of this year, released on Thursday, show 17.6 per cent of boys and men and 9.5 per cent of girls and women report driving within two hours of using marijuana. Both rates are ...
Many Canadians driving after consuming cannabis, according to ...CBC.ca
Many Canadians are driving high on cannabis, according to new national surveyGlobalnews.ca
Many Canadians are driving high, according to new StatCan cannabis dataThe Province
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Calgary Co-op among major cannabis retailers securing city approvals - Toronto Star

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 18:04

Toronto Star

Calgary Co-op among major cannabis retailers securing city approvals
Toronto Star
CALGARY—The dust continues to settle on Calgary's cannabis retail market, but several major players — including Calgary Co-op — are emerging. As of Thursday afternoon, the grocery, liquor, and gas station retailer had also received city approval for ...

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Why marijuana breathalyzer is key to recreational pot legislation in New York - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:30

The Journal News | LoHud.com

Why marijuana breathalyzer is key to recreational pot legislation in New York
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Yet with recreational weed now legal in nine states, California-based Hound Labs has created a marijuana-breathalyzer it says will make roads safer and hold drivers accountable, the USA Today Network reported. The company claims the device is ...

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