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Research Looks at Effects of Irradiation on Cannabis

“Evaluating the effects of gamma-irradiation for decontamination of medicinal cannabis” looked at 4 separate strains of cannabis produced by Bedrocan BV in the Netherlands and tested samples before and after the irradiation process to test for changes in cannabinoids, terpenes and moisture content. The results of the peer reviewed research showed no change in THC, CBD or moisture content, and minimal damage ...

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Tokers light up in 1st ever Winnipeg Cannabis Cup

Article by CBC News ‘Kind Kup’ brings dozens of vendors, educators, activists from across Canada to Winnipeg. If you’re passing through St. Vital this weekend, you might see a strange formation of low-hanging clouds. Tokers, educators, activists and vendors in the budding medical marijuana industry are in Winnipeg for the “Kind Kup,” or what’s being billed as Winnipeg’s first-ever Cannabis Cup, to showcase ...

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Justin Trudeau preaches pot patience: ‘We need to do this right’ on legalization

Article by Peter O’Neil, Vancouver Sun Pot legalization activists who are frustrated that Canadians — especially youth — are still getting arrested and stuck with criminal records for simple possession need to be patient, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The prime minister, who believes pot should be legal and has admitted he toked after being elected to Parliament, defended the Liberal government’s decision earlier this week ...

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Former Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon: wishes he smoked more weed when he played in the NFL.

Article by New York Daily News The one-time Bears quarterback, speaking Thursday at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo at Manhattan’s Javits Convention Center, believes he would be healthier now if he had used marijuana instead of pills to combat pain. Marijuana, McMahon said, is not only an effective painkiller, but it is also far safer than the opioid ...

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What’s Worse Than Pot Staying Illegal? Pot As An FDA-Regulated Drug

Article by: Will Yakowicz, Inc. A lawyer who helps companies gain regulatory approval says getting reclassified as a legal, but controlled substance could kill the industry. The end of marijuana prohibition is coming. But how the federal policies will change could have a dramatic effect on the nation’s burgeoning legal marijuana businesses, which could fall victim to the same scourge that ...

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US Congresswoman Who Used To Receive Welfare Wants To Drug Test Rich People Who Get Tax Breaks

Original article by Bryce Covert, Think Progress Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) has had enough of the growing movement to drug test poor people who need government assistance. So on Tuesday, she’s introducing a bill that she says will make things fairer. Her “Top 1% Accountability Act” would require anyone claiming itemized tax deductions of over $150,000 in a given year ...

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USA: The multibillion-dollar marijuana industry could soon come out of the ‘gray market’

Original article by Jeremy Berke, Business Insider The Senate Appropriations Committee voted on Thursday to allow banks to provide financial services to legal recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries, according to The Denver Post. Marijuana is still listed as a Schedule 1 substance by the federal government, so marijuana businesses in states where recreational use is legal, like Colorado, are forced to ...

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The First Big Company to Say It’s Serving the Legal Marijuana Trade? Microsoft.

Article by Nathaniel Popper, New York Times As state after state has legalized marijuana in one way or another, big names in corporate America have stayed away entirely. Marijuana, after all, is still illegal, according to the federal government. But Microsoft is breaking the corporate taboo on pot this week by announcing a partnership to begin offering software that tracks marijuana ...

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Toronto marijuana shop operators call charges ‘ridiculous’

SWED Dispensary Raid

Article by David Rider, The Star Some of those facing hefty fines for alleged zoning bylaw infractions could face jail time on drug trafficking charges. Marijuana dispensary owners, clerks and landlords got their first day in court Wednesday, with several calling it a waste of time and money as Canada moves toward full pot legalization. More than a dozen people appeared ...

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Colorado Bans Marijuana Infused Gummy Bears

Original article by Emily Gray Borsious, Sun Times THC gummy bears will soon be taken off the market in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law on Friday, June 10, that effectively prohibits the production and sale of THC-infused gummy candies shaped like humans, animals or fruit in Colorado. House Bill 1436 is designed to ban marijuana edible products ...

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