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How Canada Might Deal With its International Drug Treaty Obligations

How Canada might deal with its international drug treaty obligations Three potential ways for Canada to deal with its international obligations while legalizing cannabis

Article by Harrison Jordan, Lift With the Canadian federal government set to imminently launch a legislative framework for the legalization of recreational cannabis, it will have to deal with some pesky little thorns in its side: two major United Nations drug treaties that dictate that cannabis use and trafficking must be penalized. Together, the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs ...

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Chronic Pain Patients Can Apply for Medical Marijuana in New York Starting This Week

Chronic Pain Patients Can Apply for MMJ in NY Starting Next Week

Article by TG Branfalt, Ganjapreneur Chronic pain patients in New York will be able to seek a physician’s recommendation for medical cannabis beginning Mar. 22 – a move that could add significantly to patient counts and help combat the opioid crisis in the state, according to a Journal News report. The expansion comes more than a year after the program’s ...

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DanKres: When They Try to Bury Us, They Forget That We Are Seeds

When They Try to Bury Us, They Forget That We Are Seeds

Article by DanKres, Cannabis Culture Hi there. I’m DanKres (pronounced: Dank- Rez). I am the new Editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine. I accept this job with full respect for the effort it demands, the sacrifices made by our movement’s trailblazers and the relentless joy of inclusion in this tribe. You are all badasses and I am happy to be counted ...

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New Mexico Legislation Would Increase Medical Marijuana Possession Limits, Allow All Vets to Access Program

New Mexico Legislation Would Increase MMJ Possession Limits, Allow All Vets to Access Program

Article by TG Branfalt, Ganjapreneur New Mexico’s Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a measure that would increase the amount of medical cannabis registered patients could possess and licensed producers could grow. The measure would also remove the THC limits for medical cannabis in the state, but some lawmakers are concerned that a section of the bill would permit military veterans ...

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Hamilton Pot Dispensaries in Regulatory Wild West

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Article by Emma Reilly, The Hamilton Spectator Walking into Pacifico Health and Wellness in Westdale feels much like walking into a spa: white walls, exposed wood beams, chic lighting, and calm atmosphere. Nevermind the fact that it’s a medical marijuana dispensary. Tamara Hirsch seems like an unlikely advocate for a controversial industry that exists in a legal grey area. The ...

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Sarah Hanlon: Weeding Out Bigotry

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Article by Sarah Hanlon, 24 Hours Toronto Two weeks ago something truly disturbing was brought to my attention: a few potheads threatened the safety of the LGBTQ haven that is Toronto’s gay village. A recent Facebook forum brought to light the concerns of dozens of LGBTQ community members over the behaviour of some of the customers of Cannabis Culture – ...

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Marijuana: Could it Slow Parkinson’s Disease Progression?

Article by Marie Ellis, Medical News Today. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurological illness in the United States, causing tremors, slowness of movement, postural instability, and impaired balance and coordination. But findings from a new review suggest symptoms of the condition could be improved with marijuana. The researchers note that medical marijuana has been approved in various U.S. states ...

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Canopy Growth CEO: Marijuana Edibles Market Should Thrive Under Task Force Plan

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Article by Ian Vandaelle, BNN Canopy Growth chief executive Bruce Linton is praising the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation’s latest recommendations on recreational marijuana. In an interview on BNN, Linton said the recommendations are a positive development for Canada’s nascent cannabis industry, and if enacted by Ottawa will cut into the black-market trade. “I think the whole supply ...

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Police Arrest 4 in Raid at CannaLeaf Marijuana Shop Raid

Article by Garrett Barry, CBC. Four people were arrested in a raid of the CannaLeaf marijuana store in downtown St. John’s Tuesday, police say. Officers with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-NL) seized a “large amount” of illegal products, including marijuana, shatter and drug-infused brownies and cookies, in a search of the pot shop on 10 p.m. Tuesday. Police said they ...

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