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Vancouver could generate up to $29 million in additional revenue through taxed pot sales: Study - Vancouver Sun

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 01:01

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Vancouver could generate up to $29 million in additional revenue through taxed pot sales: Study
Vancouver Sun
A new study suggests Vancouver pot smokers could generate up to $29 million annually for the province in additional tax revenue if marijuana was taxed at the same rate as cigarettes. The 2018 Cannabis Price Index, compiled by pot-tech startup Seedo ...
Here's What a Gram of Cannabis Costs in Cities Around the WorldLeafly
Adult-use cannabis in Sonoma CountySonoma West

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Stronger cannabis linked to rise in demand for drug treatment ... - The Guardian

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 22:01

The Guardian

Stronger cannabis linked to rise in demand for drug treatment ...
The Guardian
Study drawing on data from the Netherlands is the first to show how admissions to treatment centres rise and fall in line with cannabis strength.

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Ministry releases guidelines for marijuana decriminalization - The Times of Israel

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 21:20

The Times of Israel

Ministry releases guidelines for marijuana decriminalization
The Times of Israel
Israel is well-known as a pioneer in medical cannabis. Two years ago, the government approved a plan initiated by Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to relax some of the medical cannabis requirements. That plan aimed to expand the number of doctors who can ...

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Streetwise newsletter: Blackstone-Thomson Reuters deal, cannabis IPOs - The Globe and Mail

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:56

The Globe and Mail

Streetwise newsletter: Blackstone-Thomson Reuters deal, cannabis IPOs
The Globe and Mail
... LP in a $17-billion (U.S.) deal to form a new joint venture. Tuesday's deal gives Thomson Reuters a powerful new partner and stable, long-term capital to compete more aggressively for space on desks at banks, trading houses and hedge funds. Story ...

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California mulls state-owned bank for cannabis industry - Financial Times

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 17:08

CBS Sacramento

California mulls state-owned bank for cannabis industry
Financial Times
Local authorities including the cities of Los Angeles, Oakland and Santa Rosa in California. are already considering whether a government-owned bank would provide a safer option for the industry. The California treasury says it will study the costs ...
State treasurer, attorney general team up to explore creating California pot bankLos Angeles Times
Study Exploring Possibility Of Public Bank For Cannabis Industry In CaliforniaCBS Sacramento
California Ponders Taxpayer-Backed Bank For Marijuana MoneyCBS San Francisco Bay Area

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Province admits 'gaps' in plan to sell cannabis through 9 NSLC outlets - CBC.ca

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:49

CBC.ca

Province admits 'gaps' in plan to sell cannabis through 9 NSLC outlets
CBC.ca
The Nova Scotia government is calling an initial nine-store network for the province's cannabis sales "a reasonable approach" as the country moves toward a legalized marijuana market this summer. But Justice Minister Mark Furey admitted Tuesday there ...
In Cape Breton, cannabis will be available only at Sydney River NSLCCape Breton Post
Nine NSLCs picked to sell cannabis (update)HalifaxToday.ca
Cannabis to be sold at 9 Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation stores across provinceCTV News
TheChronicleHerald.ca -Toronto Star
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Marijuana Mapped: the Price of Weed Across the US - Bloomberg

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 12:43

Bloomberg

Marijuana Mapped: the Price of Weed Across the US
Bloomberg
It's relatively cheap in Seattle, and L.A. and San Francisco are pretty competitive, but it's an entirely different story on the East Coast, especially in the nation's capital. We're talking marijuana prices, of course. According to the 2018 Cannabis ...

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As technology expands in the marijuana industry, women are networking to learn about new business opportunities - Washington Post

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:27

Washington Post

As technology expands in the marijuana industry, women are networking to learn about new business opportunities
Washington Post
To take advantage, leaders in the industry gathered in the District last week to help women and minorities navigate the market and learn more about the technology. They also hoped to encourage participants to network and build relationships. Women Grow ...

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Saskatoon smoking bylaw now covers marijuana - CBC.ca

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 07:56

CBC.ca

Saskatoon smoking bylaw now covers marijuana
CBC.ca
Patricia Warwick. Councillors also had questions about whether marijuana would be allowed to be smoked on the sidewalk. "We anticipate it will be the same sort of regulation as they have in place for alcohol consumption," said city solicitor Patricia ...

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Canada's marijuana mania is giving financial firms a contact high, even before it's fully legal - Financial Post

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 06:37

Financial Post

Canada's marijuana mania is giving financial firms a contact high, even before it's fully legal
Financial Post
In the run-up to Canada's planned legalization of recreational pot this summer, cannabis companies such as Canopy have been on a fundraising tear, trying to raise the money they need to gain an advantage on the competition. Canadian financial ...
Marijuana: is it time to stop using a word with racist roots?The Guardian
Cannabis Stocks Begin To Reflect The Real IndustryForbes
Alcohol sales have dropped 15% in states with medical marijuana - with WINE hit the hardestDaily Mail
Splinter (blog) -Entrepreneur
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Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom - OZY

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 21:02

OZY

Canadian Capital Fuels Colombian Cannabis Boom
OZY
Khiron launched in Colombia on December 7 at Bogota's Marriott Hotel to an audience of sharply dressed Colombian medical professionals, invited guests and Canadian investors. CEO and founder Alvaro Torres declared the company's goals to provide medical ...

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Two Toronto police officers accused of consuming marijuana edibles while on duty - Toronto Star

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 19:44

Toronto Star

Two Toronto police officers accused of consuming marijuana edibles while on duty
Toronto Star
Toronto police confirms two of its officers have been suspended after police sources say the pair consumed edible marijuana while on duty over the weekend — shortly after a marijuana dispensary raid in the area. Police spokesperson Mark Pugash said ...
2 cops allegedly ate marijuana edibles, got high, and called for backupMashable
Toronto cops suspended after consuming marijuana edibles while on duty: sourcesCP24 Toronto's Breaking News
Two Toronto cops suspended for ingesting cannabis edibles on-duty, sources sayCTV News
Globalnews.ca -CBC.ca -Daily Mail
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City of Saint John to host international forum on cannabis - CTV News

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:57

CTV News

City of Saint John to host international forum on cannabis
CTV News
Government agencies forecast that in the years to come, 3,000 New Brunswickers will be employed in cannabis-related industries. "The industry is changing,” says Stephen Lund, CEO of Opportunities New Brunswick. “The acceptability is changing. We're not ...
Saint John set to host cannabis conferenceGlobalnews.ca
Organigram to Help Welcome Global Industry Leaders to First-Ever World Cannabis ConferenceCanada NewsWire (press release)

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Aphria's $826 million deal highlights cannabis producers' global ambitions - Financial Post

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:34

Financial Post

Aphria's $826 million deal highlights cannabis producers' global ambitions
Financial Post
Cannabis company Aphria Inc. made a massive bet on international markets on Monday, agreeing to pay around $826 million for a competitor with no record of cannabis production but a number of potentially significant assets overseas. Nuuvera Inc., the ...
Cannabis producer Aphria signs deal to buy Nuuvera Inc., looks to expand internationallyCBC.ca
Cannabis producer Aphria in $826-million deal for Nuuvera as industry consolidation mountsThe Globe and Mail
Canadian cannabis groups agree $670m tie-up in latest sign of consolidationFinancial Times
Straight.com -Manitoba Co-operator
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Williams Lake could be the 'cannabis capital' of BC, says city councillor - CBC.ca

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 15:16

CBC.ca

Williams Lake could be the 'cannabis capital' of BC, says city councillor
CBC.ca
Local politicians in Williams Lake, B.C., want the Interior city to become a hub for marijuana production in anticipation of cannabis legalization this summer. Council voted unanimously last week to encourage regulated marijuana production in the hope ...

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California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs - Forbes

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:01

Forbes

California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs
Forbes
New Year's Day saw the implementation of the long-awaited Medicinal And Adult-Use Cannabis Regulatory Safety Act (MAUCRSA), allowing Californians over the age of 21 to legally buy pot for recreational use. But a sense of chaos looms over the nascent ...

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Ontario marijuana producers feel pressure from minimum pay rate hike - CTV News

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:31

CTV News

Ontario marijuana producers feel pressure from minimum pay rate hike
CTV News
Coffee chains and restaurants aren't the only businesses under pressure from Ontario's minimum wage hike -- marijuana companies say the higher provincial pay rate is driving up the cost to produce and sell cannabis products as well. Licensed medical ...
From weed to wages: Ontario marijuana producers hit by minimum ...CBC.ca

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Mayor puts 4 councillors in charge of cannabis plans - CBC.ca

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:29

CBC.ca

Mayor puts 4 councillors in charge of cannabis plans
CBC.ca
Four city councillors have been handed the task of rolling out Winnipeg's plan to deal with the impending legalization of cannabis. Mayor Brian Bowman announced Monday that councillors Matt Allard (St. Boniface), Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre), Scott ...
Mayor Bowman establishes new committee to deal with legal cannabisWinnipeg Free Press

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After legalization, black people are still arrested at higher rates for marijuana than white people - Vox

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 05:50

Vox

After legalization, black people are still arrested at higher rates for marijuana than white people
Vox
The marijuana arrest rate for Whites and Hispanics is comparable, but the marijuana arrest rate for African‐Americans is almost three times that of Whites (348/100,000 for Blacks and 123/100,000 for Whites).” This is still progress for marijuana ...
Survey: 48 Percent of Marijuana Users Have Gone to Work HighWestword

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