Essential Science: How Does Cannabis Affect the Brain?

Essential Science: How does cannabis affect the brain? LISTEN | PRINT BY TIM SANDLE 5 HOURS AGO IN SCIENCE The impact of cannabis on the brain is a subject of circling medical study and there are studies on both sides, offering different evidence and contrasting perspectives. We take in two recent studies looking at different aspects. People attend the Denver 420 Rally, the world's largest celebration of both the legalization of cannabis and cannabis culture, in May, in Denver Coloroado Jason Connolly, AFP/File A one-ounce (28.3-gram) bag of cannabis and a bowl of seeds rest on a table at the headquarters of the DC Cannabis Campaign on February 26, 2015, on the first full day of marijuana legalization in Washington New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's government has already moved to legalise medicinal cannabis, with legislation on the issue working its way through parliament

Article by Tim Sandle, Digital Journal Rates of cannabis consumption are increasing in many parts of the world, as countries (as with Canada) or the U.S. (as with the majority of states) either legalize consumption entirely or permit consumption for medical reasons. There are different means of cannabis consumption, although inhalation (smoking and vaporizing) and ingestion are most common; and there are different ...

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Edible Cannabis Complex, Could Present Safety Concerns: Expert

Edible cannabis complex, presents safety concerns: Expert Jane Stevenson Edible marijuana products are displayed for sale at a Weeds Glass & Gifts medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Vancouver

Article by Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun Provinces are waiting for the federal regulations on legal edibles to come into place no later than Oct. 17. We spoke with Avery Bruenjes, the Retail Council of Canada’s policy analyst for government relations and regulatory affairs, who’s scheduled to address the Retail Cannabis Forum on Monday at the Toronto Congress Centre in Etobicoke, ...

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1 Figure That Guarantees a Canadian Marijuana Oversupply Is Imminent

1 Figure That Guarantees a Canadian Marijuana Oversupply Is Imminent Canada's cannabis supply chain is in big trouble. Sean Williams

Article by Sean Williams, Motley Fool The legal marijuana industry has come an exceptionally long way in a very short period. As recently as 2005, recreational cannabis was illegal everywhere, just a small handful of U.S. states were allowing medical marijuana to be prescribed by a physician, and a Gallup survey found that just one out of three Americans supported ...

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Ontario’s First Legal Pot Shops Won’t Slow Down ‘Robust’ Black Market, Experts Warn

Ontario's first legal pot shops won't slow down 'robust' black market, experts warn Social Sharing Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Legal pot costs almost 50 per cent more than illicit cannabis, according to a recent Statistics Canada report Nick Boisvert · CBC News Cannabis activists outside a licensed store in Montreal. In April, Ontario will become the final province to allow brick-and-mortar pot shops to operate. (The Associated Press)Rod Elliott, a cannabis industry consultant, said the black market will continue to thrive unless Ontario substantially increases the number of licensed retailers. (Andy Hincenbergs/CBC) Clint Seukeran, the owner of Ganjika House in Brampton, said a consistent supply and fast service will be critical to his store's early success. (Nick Boisvert/CBC)

Article by Nick Boisvert, CBC News With higher prices and relatively few locations, Ontario’s first batch of licensed cannabis stores may have a hard time luring customers away from the province’s thriving black market. Industry experts are warning of those growing pains with just a week to go before Ontario’s first brick-and-mortar pot shops open their doors to the public. ...

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Windsor Four-Hour Round Trip From Nearest Cannabis Retail Stores

Windsor far removed from nearest cannabis retail stores POSTMEDIA NEWS A cannabis plant approaching maturity is photographed in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. TIJANA MARTIN

Article by Windsor Star Six months after Ottawa legalized the drug for recreational purposes, the first batch of cannabis retail stores in Ontario is set to open on April 1. But for Windsor marijuana consumers wanting to access a legal bricks-and-mortar outlet, it will be a four-hour round trip drive to London. And with only 25 stores set to serve ...

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Toronto Cannabis Events: March 25 – March 31, 2019

weekly newsletter Toronto Cannabis Events Dankr Crowd

Toronto is an amazing city for cannabis with so many diverse events going on. Here is a list of the events going on this upcoming week and weekend: Monday, March 25, 2019: Tuesday, March 26, 2019: Wednesday, March 27, 2019: Free Cannabis Grow Class When: 6:00pm-8:00pm Where: Grow Op Hydroponics (1332 Bloor St. West, Toronto) Price: Free Movie and a Doobie When: 7:00pm-9:00pm Where: Hotbox Café (204 ...

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Dear Herb: I’m Younger than 18. Can I Work in a Head Shop?

Dear Herb: I'm younger than 18. Can I work in a head shop? Youth employment is great, but maybe not in a store that sells cannabis accessories A store assistant reaches for a bong on a retail shelf at the Hotbox Cafe in Toronto on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Ontario is considering allowing licensed cannabis consumption lounges in the province once recreational marijuana is legalized this summer, and is asking the public to weigh in on the idea. Chris Young

Article by Leaf News Dear Herb: Can someone under the age of 18 work in a store that sells drug paraphernalia, but not weed itself? — Young Job Seeker Dear Seeker: In order to answer this question, I consulted a few lawyers and a few people who work for head shops. The general consensus was that a well-run head shop probably won’t ...

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Cops Investigating After Pot-Laced Brownies Served at Lunch for Ontario Seniors

Cops investigating after pot-laced brownies served at lunch for seniors Pot brownies being made In this Sept. 26, 2014, file photo, smaller-dose pot-infused brownies are divided and packaged at The Growing Kitchen in Boulder, Colo.Canadians won't be able to smoke or vape marijuana in most public places even after the federal government legalizes recreational use of the drug later this year. But, depending on where they live, they may be able to eat to their heart's content. THE AP /Brennan Linsley ORG XMIT: CPT129

Article by Toronto Sun A monthly community lunch for a group of Ontario seniors took a strange turn this week after many attendees got sick from consuming cannabis-laced brownies, provincial police said Thursday. Const. Miles Loach said the seniors began seeking medical help within less than an hour of eating chocolate brownies served as a dessert option at the catered ...

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Cannabis Co-Op wants BC Bud at the Forefront of Canada’s New Industry

Cannabis co-op wants BC Bud at the forefront of Canada’s new industry F502f7908ba095fe2659859b7d60ec54?s=96&d=mm&r=g Daily Hive

Article by Daily Hive, British Columbia has long been known for producing world-class cannabis. In the wake of legalization, however, BC risks losing its foothold. The province is home to 14% of Canada’s population and over half of all medically-licensed producers populate the west coast. Legalization has ushered in a new era of cultivation that is alienating the small producers ...

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Cannabis Consumption on the Rise in Canada Since Legalization: Study

Cannabis consumption on the rise in Canada since legalization: Study HARRISON MOONEY Mature cannabis plants are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. TIJANA MARTIN

Article by Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun As expected, Canada is going to pot. Marijuana use has risen in the country since legalization, according to a new study from Western Canadian research company Insights West, which shows that nearly a quarter of adult Canadians consumed cannabis in the last few months of 2018. In an online study conducted from Dec. 13 ...

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