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Teen marijuana use falls to 20-year low defying legalisation opponents' predictions - The Independent

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 23:35

The Independent

Teen marijuana use falls to 20-year low defying legalisation opponents' predictions
The Independent
In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation's 12- to 17-year-olds dropped to their lowest level in more than two decades, according to federal survey data released this week. Last year, 6.5 per cent of adolescents used marijuana on a monthly basis ...
A Safer Way To Legalize MarijuanaHealth Affairs (blog)

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Ontario to sell cannabis at government-run stores, online - The Globe and Mail

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:23

The Globe and Mail

Ontario to sell cannabis at government-run stores, online
The Globe and Mail
Medical marijuana plants is pictured in the grow room January 21, 2016 at Tweed Inc. in Smith Falls. Ontario is planning to open dozens of government-run stores across the province to sell cannabis and will allow for the drug's online sale after the ...
Ontario to create cannabis control board, open up to 60 storefronts, sources sayCBC.ca

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Can Medical Marijuana Patients Legally Own Guns? - Leafly

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 16:00

Leafly

Can Medical Marijuana Patients Legally Own Guns?
Leafly
The exact wording of the federal law prohibits any “unlawful user” or addict of cannabis (or any other federally restricted substance) from purchasing guns, even if that individual resides in a state with legal medical or adult-use cannabis laws. A ...

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Cannabis consultations begin with more questions than answers ... - CTV News

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:50

CTV News

Cannabis consultations begin with more questions than answers ...
CTV News
Less than a year out from the legalization of cannabis nationwide, Quebec is holding public consultations on the matter. More than a dozen organizations ...

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Canada's top marijuana producer to double production - Reuters

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:40

Reuters

Canada's top marijuana producer to double production
Reuters
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's biggest licensed producer of medical marijuana has bought land next to its greenhouse production site that will allow it to more than double the total volume of cannabis it can grow, its chief executive said on Thursday ...

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Gov. Scott creates marijuana study commission - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:36

BurlingtonFreePress.com

Gov. Scott creates marijuana study commission
BurlingtonFreePress.com
Gov. Phil Scott has created a commission to study legalized marijuana through an executive order after vetoing a marijuana legalization bill earlier this year. The governor's commission will focus on public health and safety issues, but will also ...
Vermont Governor Forms Commission to Study Cannabis LegalizationLeafly
Scott Creates Commission To Focus On Marijuana Legalization IssuesVermont Public Radio

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Cannabis: Quebec groups worried about impact in the workplace - TheSpec.com

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:21

TheSpec.com

Cannabis: Quebec groups worried about impact in the workplace
TheSpec.com
Quebec's largest labour federation and a major business group say the provincial government needs to pay particular attention to the workplace consequences of cannabis use. The Quebec Federation of Labour and the federation that represents Quebec's ...

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Teen marijuana use falls to 20-year low, defying legalization opponents' predictions - Washington Post

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:57

Washington Post

Teen marijuana use falls to 20-year low, defying legalization opponents' predictions
Washington Post
In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation's 12- to 17-year-olds dropped to their lowest level in more than two decades, according to federal survey data released this week. Last year, 6.5 percent of adolescents used marijuana on a monthly basis, ...

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Congress gives medical marijuana users a good reason to be paranoid - MarketWatch

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:00

MarketWatch

Congress gives medical marijuana users a good reason to be paranoid
MarketWatch
In 2014 Congress passed the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment, prohibiting the U.S. Department of Justice from spending federal dollars to enforce the federal prohibition laws in states where medical marijuana has been legalized — now 29 states plus the ...
House Committee Blocks Medical Marijuana ProtectionsLeafly
California lawmakers propose allowing marijuana growers and sellers to work alongside each otherLos Angeles Times
Congress Puts Cannabis Industry On High Alert, Blocking A VoteForbes
Straight.com -Newsweek -NBC Bay Area
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Canadian cannabis producer to build $30M production operation in Portugal - CTV News

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 23:17

CTV News

Canadian cannabis producer to build $30M production operation in Portugal
CTV News
CALGARY - Canadian cannabis producer Tilray says it will invest 20 million euros (about C$29.5 million) in a medical cannabis operation in Portugal after winning federal licences there to import cannabis seeds and clones and cultivate them. It says it ...

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House Committee Rejects Medical Marijuana Protections - Leafly

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 21:55

Leafly

House Committee Rejects Medical Marijuana Protections
Leafly
In a significant blow to medical marijuana advocates, patients, and cannabis companies around the nation, the House Rules Committee has rejected protections for MMJ patients and banks that want to serve state-legal cannabis businesses.
House Rules Committee Blocks Marijuana AmendmentsNORML Blog (blog)
GOP-led House Rules Committee blocks voting on marijuana amendmentsThe Cannabist
The Hottest Products In The Marijuana Industry Won't Get You HighInvestor's Business Daily

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What the most recent polling shows about Texas' opinion on marijuana - Chron.com

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 19:01

Chron.com

What the most recent polling shows about Texas' opinion on marijuana
Chron.com
On Wednesday, Texas issued its first medical marijuana licence for a company aiming to help patients with a rare form of epilepsy. With more companies expecting medical marijuana licenses soon, how do Texans feel? According to a February 2017 poll ...
Texas issues first medical marijuana licenseMiami Herald
Texas issues company first license for medical marijuanaKXAN.com
Texas grants license to first medical marijuana producer in the stateKTRK-TV

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California Won't Ban Cannabis Ads, for Now - Leafly

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:33

Leafly

California Won't Ban Cannabis Ads, for Now
Leafly
Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), would have prohibited state-licensed cannabis businesses from advertising “through the use of branded merchandise, including, but not limited to, clothing, hats, or other merchandise with the name or logo of the product.

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MEDICINE MATTERS: Marijuana foe complains to Health Canada ... - Vancouver Sun (blog)

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 14:24

Vancouver Sun (blog)

MEDICINE MATTERS: Marijuana foe complains to Health Canada ...
Vancouver Sun (blog)
My recent article about a new career in the marijuana field for former BC health minister Terry Lake caught the attention of marijuana legalization foes.

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Massachusetts' Top Cannabis Regulator Says He's Committed to Timely Rollout - Leafly

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 13:47

Leafly

Massachusetts' Top Cannabis Regulator Says He's Committed to Timely Rollout
Leafly
BOSTON (AP) — The state's top marijuana regulator pledged Wednesday to implement Massachusetts' recreational cannabis law and do his best to meet an ambitious timetable for licensing and opening retail stores in the state, but acknowledged the task ...
Mass. marijuana czar hopeful for on-time rollout of pot salesThe Boston Globe
California is about to open its first legal cannabis shops and it's ...The Independent
Cannabis Commission chair outlines goals, initial stepsMetro US
MassLive.com -The News Journal -WBUR
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Hocking College first to say it will test Ohio medical marijuana - cleveland.com

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:58

cleveland.com

Hocking College first to say it will test Ohio medical marijuana
cleveland.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hocking College is the first school to announce it wants to be a state testing laboratory for medical marijuana. The Southeast Ohio school will apply to test cannabis for safety and potency, which the law will require before sales ...
One Ohio Public College Volunteers to be a Medical Marijuana Testing SiteWKSU News

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Local cannabis expert will boost budtender knowledge in hands-on workshop - Straight.com

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:30

Straight.com

Local cannabis expert will boost budtender knowledge in hands-on workshop
Straight.com
Local educator, consultant, and all-around cannabis expert Adolfo Gonzalez operates CannaReps, an industry improvement organization that provides training for cannabis professionals in Canada. With a background in cultivation, Gonzalez has been ...

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Why Are More Seniors Using Marijuana? - Healthline

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:02

Healthline

Why Are More Seniors Using Marijuana?
Healthline
According to a 2014 survey, among adults of all ages, close to half say they use marijuana at least partly as medicine. Pain is the most common medical reason people seek out marijuana, and seniors experience the most pain. About 53 percent of ...

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Forget maple syrup and poutine: Cannabis will put Canada on the map - TheSpec.com

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 05:30

TheSpec.com

Forget maple syrup and poutine: Cannabis will put Canada on the map
TheSpec.com
There's a new product from the Great White North slated to hit the world market: Canadian cannabis. Aurora Sky, the 800,000-square-foot marijuana production facility near Edmonton International Airport, has had about 80 per cent of its glass ...

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