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Is Quebec missing out on the marijuana boom? - CBC.ca

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 02:59

CBC.ca

Is Quebec missing out on the marijuana boom?
CBC.ca
Access to capital a hurdle. One reason for the discrepancy? Toronto investment banks have the cash to back the projects in the early stages, said Chuck Rifici, a marijuana industry pioneer and the CEO of Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. "They provide ...

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Canadian marijuana advocate blasts 'hypocrisy' of ex-police cashing in on cannabis - The Guardian

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 01:15

The Guardian

Canadian marijuana advocate blasts 'hypocrisy' of ex-police cashing in on cannabis
The Guardian
One of Canada's most prominent marijuana activists has taken aim at former police officers who have entered the country's fledgling cannabis industry, saying it was “hard to stomach” that those who spent years sending people to jail for pot offences ...

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Cannabis bills pass debate after Communist China interlude - Edmonton Journal

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:48

Edmonton Journal

Cannabis bills pass debate after Communist China interlude
Edmonton Journal
Debate on Alberta's two bills outlining how legal cannabis will be dealt with took an unexpected trip to Asia this week. During discussion on Bill 26, which regulates the sale of cannabis, Lacombe-Ponoka United Conservative MLA Ronald Orr called Ottawa ...

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St. Albert greenhouse icon getting into cannabis-growing business - Edmonton Journal

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:48

Edmonton Journal

St. Albert greenhouse icon getting into cannabis-growing business
Edmonton Journal
Jim Hole is getting into the commercial cannabis game and he couldn't be happier. In fact, the St. Albert greenhouse owner who has dedicated a lifetime to horticulture can't remember the last time he was this excited about growing a plant. This week ...

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Personal marijuana grow-ops emerging as targets for organized crime, Globe investigation finds - The Globe and Mail

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:42

The Globe and Mail

Personal marijuana grow-ops emerging as targets for organized crime, Globe investigation finds
The Globe and Mail
At the other end is a licensing system that allows individual patients to grow for their personal use or designate someone to grow on their behalf. Thousands of these personal or designated-grower licences have been issued in the past year alone under ...

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MLA's comparison of cannabis to communism taken out of context ... - CBC.ca

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:49

CBC.ca

MLA's comparison of cannabis to communism taken out of context ...
CBC.ca
Comments made by United Conservative Party MLA Ron Orr that equated smoking marijuana with Chinese communism are being taken out of context, the party's house leader says.
Alberta MLA says marijuana legalization could lead to communist ...Globalnews.ca

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Senate starts debating cannabis bill, but no guarantee it will meet Canada Day deadline - The Globe and Mail

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:42

The Globe and Mail

Senate starts debating cannabis bill, but no guarantee it will meet Canada Day deadline
The Globe and Mail
The Senate has started to debate the legalization of cannabis, setting up a months-long showdown between proponents of Bill C-45 and those who oppose plans to open up the market by the government's self-imposed deadline of July 1. The sponsor of the ...

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Here's Why VR and Cannabis Are a Match Made in Heaven - Leafly

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:50

Leafly

Here's Why VR and Cannabis Are a Match Made in Heaven
Leafly
“Both cannabis and VR offer an immersive experience, are rapidly growing, and [are] about to become a part of mainstream life,” Grassiany said. “We believe that mindful consumption of cannabis enhances your senses, increases creativity, and can make a ...

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Long-Term Marijuana Use Linked To Obscure Vomiting Illness - NPR - NPR

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:41

NPR

Long-Term Marijuana Use Linked To Obscure Vomiting Illness - NPR
NPR
For a small percentage of people who smoke marijuana, long term use can make them sick with violent vomiting. California doctors worry they'll see more cases when pot is fully legalized in January.
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome - NCBI - NIHNCBI - NIH
Cyclic Vomiting Presentations Following Marijuana Liberalization in Colorado - NCBI - NIHNCBI - NIH
Cannabinoid receptors: where they are and what they do. - NCBI - NIHNCBI - NIH

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This is the formula Canada is using to figure out how legal weed will boost its economy - Quartz

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:24

Quartz

This is the formula Canada is using to figure out how legal weed will boost its economy
Quartz
Weed makes money—not just for dealers or pharmacists or college students with a hobby, but for the overall economy. In Colorado, legal sales of marijuana reached nearly $1 billion in 2015. In California, the industry is projected to make $7 billion a ...

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Did the Drug Enforcement Administration Legalize Synthetic Marijuana While Keeping 'the Real Thing' Illegal? - Snopes.com

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:15

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Did the Drug Enforcement Administration Legalize Synthetic Marijuana While Keeping 'the Real Thing' Illegal?
Snopes.com
A viral post from cannabis culture website Herb.co reported the decision with the narrative that the DEA was approving synthetic marijuana as medicine “while the real thing remains illegal.” While the bulk of the reporting was factual (though ...

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Cannabis mergers and acquisitions more than double as Aurora ... - Calgary Herald

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:29

Calgary Herald

Cannabis mergers and acquisitions more than double as Aurora ...
Calgary Herald
Cam Battley, a senior executive at Aurora Cannabis, quipped in a recent note to company colleagues that “we need to accelerate” mergers and acquisitions activity, because “we haven't acquired any other companies in several hours.” Aurora has been ...
Canadian marijuana awards show lights up with first-ever galaToronto Star
Kramberger: Aurora's medical marijuana plant fits into West Island's pharmaceutical traditionMontreal Gazette
This Is The Major Downside To Canada Legalizing Marijuana In ...MTL Blog (blog)
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San Francisco Could See Cannabis Sales Begin Jan. 5 - Leafly

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:10

Leafly

San Francisco Could See Cannabis Sales Begin Jan. 5
Leafly
Demonstrators march in opposition to the legalization of marijuana in San Francisco in this photo taken Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors approved regulations for the sale of recreational marijuana following weeks of emotional debate over where to ...
Inside the Battle to Accurately Label PotRollingStone.com
Jan. 5 Marijuana Sales Approved for San FranciscoSF Weekly
California's marijuana industry may be in deep troubleBusiness Insider
KQED -NBC Bay Area -MERRY JANE
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Opponents of legalized marijuana in Michigan form group to fight ballot proposal - Detroit Free Press

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:21

Detroit Free Press

Opponents of legalized marijuana in Michigan form group to fight ballot proposal
Detroit Free Press
In Arizona, the only state last year where marijuana legalization was defeated by a narrow margin, Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and pharmaceutical company Insys, which produces the opioid fentanyl and Syndros, a synthetic form of marijuana ...
New committee launches to oppose legalization of marijuanaUpperMichigansSource.com

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Jim Hole partners with marijuana grower in building facility ... - CBC.ca - CBC.ca

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:53

CBC.ca

Jim Hole partners with marijuana grower in building facility ... - CBC.ca
CBC.ca
St. Albert horticulturalist Jim Hole announced Wednesday he's partnering with Atlas Growers to grow medical marijuana in a facility in Lac Ste. Anne County.
Hole's Greenhouses joins forces with cannabis producer Atlas ...Globalnews.ca

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Old Crow woman appeals sentence, says judge unfairly factored in ... - Yukon News

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:41

Yukon News

Old Crow woman appeals sentence, says judge unfairly factored in ...
Yukon News
A woman from Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation will be appealing a judge's decision to not grant her a conditional discharge on an assault based on the fact that she smokes marijuana — despite the fact her marijuana use had nothing to do with the assault ...

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California's High Cannabis Tax Could Doom Legalization. Here's a Fix - Leafly

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:12

Leafly

California's High Cannabis Tax Could Doom Legalization. Here's a Fix
Leafly
When you add up all the taxes, they can total as much as 45%, which is too high to out-compete the illicit market. One month before California's adult-use market opens, there is growing concern that legalized cannabis could fail to deliver the long ...

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Sessions: DOJ looking at 'rational' marijuana policy - CNNPolitics - CNN

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 12:01

CNN

Sessions: DOJ looking at 'rational' marijuana policy - CNNPolitics
CNN
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that the Justice Department is examining ways to work toward a "rational" marijuana policy, though he did not provide details, including whether the DOJ will crack down on states where the drug has been ...
Sessions hints at crackdown on recreational pot, affecting California, other statesSacramento Bee
Trump Administration Considering Marijuana Policy Changes, Sessions SaysMarijuana Moment
Sessions says DOJ just talked “at some length” about marijuana enforcementThe Cannabist
The Denver Channel -Department of Justice
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PBS Travel Host Urges Illinois to Legalize Cannabis - Leafly

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:41

Leafly

PBS Travel Host Urges Illinois to Legalize Cannabis
Leafly
CHICAGO (AP) — Television travel guide Rick Steves has made a stop in Chicago to advocate for legalizing marijuana in Illinois. Steves is the host of the program “Rick Steves' Europe” and a proponent of legalizing recreational cannabis. He spoke ...
Travel host Rick Steves testifies in favor of Illinois marijuana legalization effortThe Cannabist
TV travel guide Rick Steves pushes for legal marijuana; some Ill. lawmakers push backChicago Tribune

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Netherlands coffee shop case highlights 'paradox' of cannabis laws - The Guardian

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 05:03

The Guardian

Netherlands coffee shop case highlights 'paradox' of cannabis laws
The Guardian
With 3,000 customers a day, a restaurant, ample parking and turnover of €26m (£23m) a year, Checkpoint cafe, the largest cannabis-selling coffee shop in the Netherlands, was a fabulous commercial success. That was until it was closed down in 2009 for ...

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