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Hamilton Pot Dispensaries in Regulatory Wild West

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

Cannabis Culture Church Storefront pot shop

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

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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Aurora Marijuana-Themed Mall Fills Vacancies, Draws Customers

Article by Jaclyn Allen, ABC 7 Denver At first glance, the buildings on the corner of South Chambers Road and East Mexico Drive in Aurora look like any other strip mall. But look past the nail salon and the tattoo parlor, and you may notice a trend: A dispensary, a head shop, a grow store. “What we decided to do ...

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Penn Jillette Warns Cannabis Industry Against Turning Into ‘McPot’

Article by Dan Culberson, Civilized Penn Jillette is, by his own admission, a bit of an unlikely candidate for keynote speaker at a Marijuana conference. Despite the fact he has long been in favor of cannabis legalization and an advocate for legalization, he isn’t a marijuana user. In fact, despite appearing on the cover of “High Times” holding copious amounts ...

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Time for Federal Government to Follow States on Marijuana Reform

Article by Sam Kamin, The Hill In an election night of seismic shocks, one electoral trend held true to form Election Night: Marijuana law reform continued to win with voters. With California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts legalizing marijuana last week, eight states, including the entire West Coast, have now joined the District of Columbia in making marijuana possession and use ...

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Handful of Marijuana Dispensaries Back in Business, Days After Police Raids

Article by Jacquie Miller, Ottawa Citizen A stream of new customers dropped into the Weeds Glass & Gifts store on Bank Street Monday to purchase dried weed, cannabis cookies, brownies and oils. They flashed membership cards from the seven Ottawa marijuana dispensaries closed in police raids last week, said Weeds manager Kristina Simpson. The customers were politely turned away unless ...

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Canadian Ag. Company Plans Acquisition of FL Greenhouse for Medical Cannabis Production

Article by TG Branfalt Jr, Ganjapreneur Arcturus Growthstar Technologies Inc. has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase a 10-acre greenhouse in Florida that is already zoned for medical marijuana cultivation, according to a press release from the Canadian firm. The greenhouse falls under Florida’s strict criteria for cannabis manufacturing, which require applicants to have been in business for 30 years ...

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