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Marijuana Use Tied to Fatal Car Crashes - New York Times

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:07

New York Times

Marijuana Use Tied to Fatal Car Crashes
New York Times
April 20 has become known as a day to celebrate the pleasures of marijuana consumption with parties that traditionally begin at 4:20 p.m.. But a study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that the high spirits may have a price: a significant increase in ...

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Justice Department seizes over 100 homes in crackdown on marijuana operation - Reuters

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:52

Reuters

Justice Department seizes over 100 homes in crackdown on marijuana operation
Reuters
In a two-day sweep that started on Tuesday, the Justice Department said hundreds of federal agents and local police executed search warrants at about 74 homes and two business offices believed to be used for marijuana-growing operations. At the same ...
US Justice Dept seizes over 100 homes in crackdown on marijuana operationABS-CBN News

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$10M marijuana processing plant coming to east London - Globalnews.ca

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:04

The Denver Channel

$10M marijuana processing plant coming to east London
Globalnews.ca
Tilray CEO, Brendan Kennedy, says the plant will be getting marijuana from High Park Farms, a 100-acre property with 13 acres of greenhouse that's under construction in Enniskillen, near Sarnia. “Our intent is that all of the products that High Park ...
Colorado towns back ballot questions on marijuana businessThe Denver Channel
From Calgary city hall: Should cannabis use be limited to homes?Calgary Herald
Pot of gold: Big Food could cash in on cannabis-infused edibles marketFood Dive

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Tory senators talk pot legalization with Jeff Sessions in DC - CTV News

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:06

NJ.com

Tory senators talk pot legalization with Jeff Sessions in DC
CTV News
OTTAWA – Three Conservative senators have descended on D.C. to discuss Canada's plans to legalize marijuana and managed to snag a 45-minute meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Conservative senators Claude Carignan, Denise Batters, and ...
Here's what NJ thinks about Murphy's push to legalize marijuanaNJ.com
NJ marijuana legalization: Will legal weed make Asbury Park the next Denver?Asbury Park Press
Sessions Talks Marijuana With Anti-Legalization Canadian SenatorsMarijuana Moment

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Sask. hiring cannabis inspectors, plans to introduce up to $100K fines for illegal dispensaries - CBC.ca

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:22

CBC.ca

Sask. hiring cannabis inspectors, plans to introduce up to $100K fines for illegal dispensaries
CBC.ca
Businesses caught selling cannabis without a permit once pot is legalized in Saskatchewan could face six-figure fines. The Cannabis Control Act, recently tabled, outlines the penalties for violating proposed provincial laws around cannabis. The federal ...

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The Bumpy Road to Becoming the Martha Stewart of Cannabis - Entrepreneur

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:49

Entrepreneur

The Bumpy Road to Becoming the Martha Stewart of Cannabis
Entrepreneur
Jane West, a mother of two in her 30s, lived in suburban Denver, Colorado. She had a pretty good job planning corporate events, making roughly $90,000 each year working from home. "I loved, loved, loved, this job I had held for eight years," she ...
Bylaw banning public cannabis consumption moves forwardCalgary Herald
Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030Bloomberg

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Are Canada's Cannabis Companies Overextended? - Forbes

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 08:29

Forbes

Are Canada's Cannabis Companies Overextended?
Forbes
It's worth looking at what Canadian cannabis companies have going for them, and where the hype may be getting in the way of gaining a clear perspective. Canadian companies have a huge competitive advantage over their American counterparts, due largely ...

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Bylaw banning public cannabis consumption moves forward ... - Calgary Herald

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:57

Calgary Herald

Bylaw banning public cannabis consumption moves forward ...
Calgary Herald
A proposed ban on the public consumption of cannabis received tentative approval from a council committee Tuesday, with councillors also calling on the province to clarify how pot revenues will be shared with municipalities.
Calgary moves forward with ban on public pot, defers decision on 'cannabis gardens'Globalnews.ca
City of Calgary staff recommend bylaw to ban public consumption of cannabisThe Globe and Mail
City Of Calgary Staff Want Councillors To Ban Public Marijuana ConsumptionHuffPost Canada
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Vancouver startup high on technology to process cannabis plant waste - Vancouver Sun

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:02

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver startup high on technology to process cannabis plant waste
Vancouver Sun
A Vancouver startup company is betting it can provide a high-tech solution to help legal medical cannabis growers deal with plant waste, as their production expands to accommodate the recreational market. Micron Waste Technologies Inc. is developing ...

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Nova Scotia cannabis legislation sets fines, syncs weed and alcohol penalties - The Globe and Mail

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:31

The Globe and Mail

Nova Scotia cannabis legislation sets fines, syncs weed and alcohol penalties
The Globe and Mail
Proposed Nova Scotia legislation would see fines as high as $10,000 for illegal marijuana sales or distribution to a person under 19, while impaired drivers will also face stiff penalties. The fines are part of a series of penalties around the legal ...
Too Many Cannabis Industry Employees Impaired At WorkForbes
Selling cannabis illegally in Nova Scotia could net the offender a $10K fineGlobalnews.ca
NS cannabis legislation sets fines, syncs weed and alcohol penaltiesCTV News
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At Fund-Raiser, Cynthia Nixon Says She Favors Legalizing Marijuana - New York Times

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:27

New York Times

At Fund-Raiser, Cynthia Nixon Says She Favors Legalizing Marijuana
New York Times
Cynthia Nixon, the actress and Democratic candidate for governor, told supporters at a private fund-raiser last week that if elected she would seek to legalize marijuana and tax it to raise revenue for New York, attendees said. “She said that if ...
Cynthia Nixon says she backs marijuana legalization: reportThe Hill

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Cannabis seized from alleged unauthorized Saskatoon storefront - Globalnews.ca

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:06

Globalnews.ca

Cannabis seized from alleged unauthorized Saskatoon storefront
Globalnews.ca
Police were called to the 2100-block of St. George Avenue just before 9:30 a.m. CT on Sunday for break-in at a business. READ MORE: Saskatoon police bust illegal cannabis outlet. Story continues below. Related. Police hope Saskatoon's illegal pot ...
Weekend break-in leads to police raid on Saskatoon marijuana ...CBC.ca
Police respond to break and enter only to discover an illegal cannabis outletSaskatoon StarPhoenix

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Synthetic cannabinoids linked to severe bleeding, deaths in ... - Washington Post

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:58

ABC News

Synthetic cannabinoids linked to severe bleeding, deaths in ...
Washington Post
Health officials in Illinois are warning people about mock marijuana that is spreading across Chicago and the central part of the state, causing severe bleeding among users and, in some cases, death. Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2 or Spice ...
Spotlighting the effects and dangers of K2, or synthetic marijuanaABC News
Two deaths, 54 other cases of severe bleeding tied to fake weed in IllinoisCNN
2 Illinois Deaths Linked to Use of Synthetic MarijuanaChicago Tonight | WTTW
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Cannabis is thriving but brands like MedMen still find buying ads a slow burn - AdAge.com

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 06:20

AdAge.com

Cannabis is thriving but brands like MedMen still find buying ads a slow burn
AdAge.com
Even in states where pot is legal for recreational use, retailers are having a hard time placing ads. There's a complete lid on TV and radio ads, for instance, and the acceptance of outdoor ads is inconsistent. And Facebook and Instagram continue to ...

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Can cannabis byproducts be reused? A Senate committee wants to ... - CBC.ca

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 05:24

CBC.ca

Can cannabis byproducts be reused? A Senate committee wants to ...
CBC.ca
A group of senators led by P.E.I.'s Diane Griffin is studying what can be done with cannabis byproducts.

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The next big thing in marijuana won't get you high - Quartz

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 04:00

Quartz

The next big thing in marijuana won't get you high
Quartz
CBD is one of the many chemical compounds in a class called “cannabinoids” that naturally occur in cannabis plants. While THC is the most famous of cannabinoids for its ability to get us high, CBD is a rapidly rising star for its capacity to deliver ...

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City of Calgary staff recommend bylaw to ban public consumption of cannabis - Times Colonist

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:08

City of Calgary staff recommend bylaw to ban public consumption of cannabis
Times Colonist
Exceptions would be made for people with medical marijuana licences, as well as for festivals where people could consume cannabis in areas similar to beer gardens. "The effects of cannabis on a person can vary depending on the individual and the strain ...

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Regulated marijuana production test will include health warnings: Volkskrant - DutchNews.nl

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 00:17

Regulated marijuana production test will include health warnings: Volkskrant
DutchNews.nl
Growers will be asked to go through a public tender process for the contracts and will have to fulfill strict conditions. For example, they will have to meet centrally-agreed rules on packaging (which will include a health warning similar to tobacco ...

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Maximum of 10 Dutch municipalities to test regulated cannabis: report - NL Times

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:37

NL Times

Maximum of 10 Dutch municipalities to test regulated cannabis: report
NL Times
Only after this evaluation will a decision be made on whether to introduce regulated cannabis cultivation and sale nationwide. The bill also contains strict requirements for packaging and transport of the regulated cannabis. In this way the government ...

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Police enforcement of marijuana shops will level playing field, says ... - CBC.ca

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:44

Police enforcement of marijuana shops will level playing field, says ...
CBC.ca
Jason Childs, an associate professor of economics at the University of Regina, says dispensaries that were raided could have damaged their chance to apply for a licence. Six unlicensed retailers were raided last week in Regina.

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