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Canada’s Legalization of Pot Edibles Another Global Social Experiment

Canada's legalization of pot edibles another global social experiment By: Sylvain Charlebois and Janet Music Edibles on display inside a Good Meds medical cannabis center in Lakewood, Colorado. Edibles cannot be sold in medical marijuana dispensaries in Maryland. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Mathew Staver The federal government must walk the fine line between public safety and cannabis promotion when edibles become legal.

Article by Sylvain Charlebois and Janet Music, Leaf News This October, cannabis-infused edibles will be fully legal on the Canadian market. Despite claims that broader cannabis legalization would change the social, economic and cultural fabric of the country, there is little evidence to suggest that this is the case. The government itself claimed initially that its primary intent was to legalize cannabis ...

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London Cannabis Stores Say They Won’t Join Trend to Cut Hours

London cannabis stores say they won't join trend to cut hours DALE CARRUTHERS Jordan Desjardine invites everyone to Tweed, a cannabis store which opened in London. The Wellington Road South store is the city’s third cannabis retailer. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press) Jordan Desjardine invites everyone to Tweed, a cannabis store which opened in London. The Wellington Road South store is the city's third cannabis retailer. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)

Article by Dale Carruthers, London Free Press More of Ontario’s cannabis retail stores will follow the lead of two outlets that are scaling back hours because they can’t keep enough product stocked, one industry watcher says. But London’s three bricks-and-mortar marijuana stores — all of them open seven days a week — say they have ample supply and don’t plan ...

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Time to Move the Pot Plants Outdoors, Peterborough Hydroponic Expert Says

Time to move the pot plants outdoors, Peterborough hydroponic expert says By Dan Nyznik Videographer Global News For the first time this spring, gardeners in Canada can legally grow cannabis. And you can share up to 30 grams as long as the other people are 19 years old.

Article by Dan Nyznik, Global News Now that the nicer weather is here, many gardeners have been busy planting flowers and vegetables. And for the first time this spring, something else is being put in the ground — cannabis. Michael Kidd owns Peterborough Hydroponic Centre in the city’s south industrial park. “Ontario is a wonderful place to grow and Peterborough ...

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Cannabis Legalization a Catalyst for Research into Drug, Says Canada’s Pot Czar

Cannabis legalization a catalyst for research into drug, says Canada's pot czar Bill Kaufmann, Postmedia News

Article by Bill Kaufmann, Postmedia News Ending cannabis prohibition has sparked research into the drug, with some of that activity taking place in Calgary, Ottawa’s pot legalization czar said Wednesday. Just over $500,000 will be going towards University of Calgary research on how pot prevents migraines and induces cannabinoid hyperemesis, a condition marked by severe vomiting. Some of that money ...

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Opportunity as Big as All Outdoors for First Licensed Outdoor Pot Grower

Opportunity as big as all outdoors for first licensed outdoor pot grower DALE CARRUTHERS With 100 acres surrounded by 8,300 feet of chain link and barbed wire fencing, 102 video cameras, infrared and vibration sensors, 48North's Good Farm southeast of Brantford will be one of the largest outdoor cannabis operations in Canada.... Land is being tilled Wednesday in preparation for planting soon at 48North’s Good Farm southeast of Brantford. With 100 acres surrounded by 8,300 feet of chain link and barbed wire fencing, 102 video cameras, infrared and vibration sensors, the farm will be one of the largest outdoor cannabis operations in Canada. The licensed producer received the green light from Health Canada on Friday to begin cultivation on its Brant County farm. (Brian Thompson/Postmedia Network)

Article by Dale Carruthers, London Free Press Looking out over the partially tilled field, Jeannette VanderMarel says she sees the future. The 40-hectare farm in Southwestern Ontario will soon be home to the province’s first commercial outdoor cannabis crop when planting begins next month. The operation east of Brantford — approved by Health Canada last week — will create nearly ...

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Why Medical Marijuana Patients Can’t Access Their Prescriptions at Pharmacies

Why medical marijuana patients can’t access their prescriptions at pharmacies BY CRISTINA HOWORUN Medical marijuana is shown in Toronto, Nov. 5, 2017. Cannabis tech company Namaste Technologies Inc. has fired its chief executive and plans to commence legal action against him as it launches a strategic review process to examine its options. Graeme Roy

Article by Cristina Howorun, CityNews When marijuana became legal across Canada last October, it became a little easier for recreational users to access cannabis. First, you could buy it online and as of April 1st, you could purchase it legally at a handful of brick and mortar stores. But for years, the 330,000 Canadians with medicinal cannabis prescriptions have been ...

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Pot ‘Legalization 2.0’: Social Equity Becomes a Key Question

Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question By: Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press Cannabis seedlings grow under lights as part of a research project by students in the new cannabis minor program at the State University of New York at Morrisville, N.Y. Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. (AP Photo/Mary Esch, File)

Article by Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press via Leaf News Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New Jersey, among other states ...

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Horizons Launches First Ever ETFs to Bet Against Pot Stocks, Instantly Double Down on Sector

Horizons launches first ever ETFs to bet against pot stocks, instantly double down on sector

Article by Clare O’Hara, Globe and Mail Investors for the first time will be able to purchase exchange-traded funds to bet against pot stocks – or alternatively, double down on a wager that the cannabis sector is about to move higher. Horizons ETF Management Canada Inc., the provider of the world’s first marijuana-focused ETF – the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ...

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Dana Larsen on Fighting for Vancouver’s Dispensaries: Court Cases, Injunctions, Exclusion Zones, and Outdated Bylaws

DANA LARSEN ON FIGHTING FOR VANCOUVER’S DISPENSARIES: COURT CASES, INJUNCTIONS, EXCLUSION ZONES, AND OUTDATED BYLAWS MIKE O BUSINESSCANNABIS CANADACANNABIS LEGALIZATIONCULTUREFEATUREDINTERVIEWLAWMARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

Article by Mike O, Cannabis Life Network CLN caught up with prominent cannabis activist Dana Larsen for an update on Vancouver’s unlicensed dispensaries and their ongoing fight to stay open. Dana also told us why he thinks the City of Vancouver should rewrite it’s restrictive cannabis bylaws, why the dispensary exclusion zone in the Downtown Eastside is misguided and wrong, the ongoing battle of Vancouver’s ...

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Cannabis Sprays Explored: Organosulphur, A Plant’s Natural Pesticide

CANNABIS SPRAYS EXPLORED: ORGANOSULPHUR, A PLANT’S NATURAL PESTICIDE TRAVIS CESARONE

Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network Adding certain ingredients to the soil that is embracing your cannabis plant can be beneficial, even adding certain products that are not intended for food consumption. A little sulphur in the dirt can actually help a plant grow as well as protect it from the environment. Extremely delicate applications of H2O2 (aka hydrogen peroxide) can sterilize the soil and ...

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