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Weston Residents Concerned After Marijuana Dispensary Repeatedly Raided

Weston residents concerned after marijuana dispensary repeatedly reopens after four raids BY ROGER PETERSEN

Article by Roger Petersen, City News  One of the 52 marijuana dispensaries still operating in the city appears poised to reopen despite being raided by police four times recently, angering area residents in Weston Road and Jane Street area. The dispensary, at 1608 Weston Road, recently put up its sign again, signifying that it could soon be open for business. ...

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Will You Get High if You Eat Raw Cannabis Buds?

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Review by Toronto Toker for Dankr.ca Short answer, no. Fresh cannabis buds contain THCA, a non-psychoactive form of THC. The THCA converts into THC through heat and/or time. When you burn your cannabis, you are actually creating a chemical reaction converting the THCA into THC, the psychoactive form. So, if you just have a bud, it contains mostly THCA (non-psychoactive) ...

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Why Put a Filter Tip/Roach Paper in a Joint?

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Review by Toronto Toker for Dankr.ca. We’ve all had that bad experience at some point, smoking a joint right down to the end and burning your fingers or being disappointed with how much bud is left at the end. Adding a filter tip/roach paper to the joint/blunt/split will give you something to hold onto as you finish it, rather than ...

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Mary Jean “Watermelon” Dunsdon: The Baking of a Cannabis Advocate

Mary Jean "Watermelon" Dunsdon: The baking of a cannabis advocate One of Canada’s most iconic names in pot activism dishes on her early days in the nation’s spotlight and the ingredients to success in culinary infusion. by Piper Courtenay. (Mary Jean “Watermelon” Dundson will be a panelist at the Georgia Straight's upcoming event, Grassroots: An Expo for the Cannabis Curious on April 7 and 8, 2018. Get your tickets now.)

Article by Piper Courtenay, The Georgia Straight Mary Jean “Watermelon” Dunsdon says it never occurred to her that, at 20 years old, a batch of pot cookies would be the first step to becoming a national canna-celeb. “I started smoking because it was a fabulously good time,” she says to the Straight in a phone interview, never thinking her childhood love of baking would ...

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Two New Studies Show How Marijuana Can Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Two new studies show how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic By Christopher Ingraham. A woman holds the prescribed medical marijuana product used to treat her daughter's epilepsy in Butler, Pa., on Feb. 15. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Article by Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post Two studies published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine find that the availability of medical and recreational marijuana is linked to lower rates of opiate prescribing. In the first study, Hefei Wen of the University of Kentucky and Jason M. Hockenberry of Emory University found that the passage of medical and recreational marijuana laws were ...

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Global Marijuana March: Ontario Rises Up Against Proposed Marijuana Laws

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ONTARIO RISES UP AGAINST PROPOSED MARIJUANA LAWS Sat. May.5th, the 20th Global Marijuana March (GMM) (Toronto, ON)  – The 20th annual Global Marijuana March (GMM) in Toronto is set for Saturday May 5th, 2018! Presented by leaders of some of Ontario’s top private retail, public lounges and craft brand manufacturers protesting for their rights to be part of the legalized ...

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Is Medical Cannabis Being Left Behind?

IS MEDICINAL CANNABIS BEING LEFT BEHIND? MIKE OKADA

Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network Medicinal cannabis stands out from other medications because cannabis is used both medicinally and recreationally, and with recreational cannabis set to be legalized later this year, this creates a challenging regulatory environment where the government needs to balance the rights of medicinal and recreational users. The big question: Are medicinal cannabis patients being ...

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Canadian Scientists Find Cannabis Is Not A ‘Gateway Drug’

Canadian Scientists Find Cannabis Is Not A 'Gateway Drug' B.C. researchers say cannabis use doesn't lead to injectable drug use – in fact, it could help with addiction treatment By Kate Robertson

Article by Kate Robertson, Lift News Is cannabis a “gateway drug” that increases the risk of young people trying more harmful substances? Multiple studies have backed up the claim, including a 25-year study of adolescents that showed regular or heavy weed use increases chances of using other illicit drugs. But the long-held theory is controversial. Scientists are questioning whether other factors – ...

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