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Freedom for Droves Convicted of Cannabis Crimes

NEWS Freedom for droves convicted of cannabis crimes “Alarming” COVID-19 conditions in jails advance early-release efforts By Emma Spears

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op Fears over COVID-19 spread and challenges practising adequate hygiene and social distancing put North America’s prison inmates at an exceptionally high risk of contracting the virus and potentially turning a light sentence into a death sentence. That’s why some regions in the U.S. and Canada are mulling the benefits of granting early release to inmates convicted ...

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Cannabis Sales Hit New Highs in US and Canada

BUSINESS Cannabis sales hit new highs in US and Canada By ReutersMarch 24, 2020 | 3:49pm Bloomberg via Getty Images

Article by New York Post Cannabis sales are touching new highs as customers across the US and Canada stockpile weed to prepare for long spells of isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic. Between March 16 and March 22, sales of recreational cannabis across key US markets, including California, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska, were up 50 percent and medical marijuana sales rose ...

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UK: Officers Nab 13 Men Too Dim-Witted to Put Social Distance Between Their Grow-Op and Police Building

NEWS Officers nab 13 men too dim-witted to put social distance between their grow-op and police building Large cannabis farm was just yards away from a cop shop. By David Yasvinski The site, believed to be an empty factory, may have been given away by the powerful smell of pot emanating from the building.

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op Durham police in the U.K. didn’t have to go far to strike the latest blow against the country’s burgeoning black market. Thirteen men were taken into custody in the city in northeast England on Wednesday after an illicit grow-op was found just yards away from a police station. The site, located in an industrial ...

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COVID-19: Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes Speak in Support of Online Signatures for the California Cannabis Initiative

COVID-19: KEVIN SMITH AND JASON MEWES SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF ONLINE SIGNATURES FOR THE CALIFORNIA CANNABIS INITIATIVE ANDRES MARKWARTMARCH 18, 2020 CANNABIS LEGALIZATIONCANNABIS NEWSCULTUREFEATUREDMARIJUANA LEGALIZATIONMARIJUANA NEWSPOLITICS

Article by Andres Markwart, Cannabis Life Network This morning we got word that the U.S.-Canadian border would be closing to non-essential travel and traffic; a “reciprocal” move aimed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. “Essential travel will continue,” noted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which will preserve critical supply lines between the two countries. As more and more of our world ...

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‘The Legal Stuff is Garbage’: Why Canada’s Cannabis Black Market Keeps Thriving

Cannabis 'The legal stuff is garbage': why Canada's cannabis black market keeps thriving North America’s biggest companies have seen their market values lose billions, prompting comparisons to dotcom bust William Turvill

Article by William Turvill, The Guardian Cannabis may be legal in Vancouver but visitors looking to score are likely to run into a seemingly counterintuitive suggestion: try the black market. Recreational marijuana was legalised across Canada in October 2018. And yet on Reddit, the specialist forum website used by millions every day, many of Vancouver’s cannabis connoisseurs still swear by their underground supply. ...

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Reports: NFL Players Ratify Agreement That Eliminates Suspensions for Cannabis Use

Reports: NFL Players Ratify Agreement That Eliminates Suspensions for Marijuana Use CONTRIBUTOR Eric Volkman The Motley Fool PUBLISHED

Article by Erik Volkman, Motley Fool via Nasdaq The National Football League Players Union (NFLPA) has reportedly ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the league. Among numerous other changes, the agreement — which will be in force for 10 years — dramatically changes the way the league will treat players who use marijuana. Although the new agreement has not ...

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Cannabis Lounges Not ‘Very Profitable,’ Says Colorado Lounge Owner

Cannabis Lounges Not 'Very Profitable,' Says Colorado Lounge Owner

Article by Aidan Wallace, Toronto Sun Cannabis cafes have been a bit of a disappointment in one of the cities which spearheaded the movement to legalize weed. “We’re very happy to have them, they just aren’t profitable,” said Rita Tsalyuk, owner of The CoffeeJointCo, a cannabis cafe in Denver, Colo. The cafes in that city currently operate on a bring-your-own ...

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Here’s What’s Postponed, Cancelled or Full Steam Ahead in the World of Cannabis Events

Here’s what’s postponed, cancelled or full steam ahead in the world of cannabis events Some conference organizers have opted to cancel scheduled events in the name of caution EMMA SPEARS Updated: March 12, 2020 FILE: A worker removes the insignia of the Mid-American Conference from the bench chairs at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The game between the Akron Zips and the Ohio Bobcats and the Mid-American Conference basketball tournament as a whole was cancelled in an attempt to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. KEN BLAZE-USA TODAY SPORTS FILE: Washing your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds can help get rid of pathogens that spread the COVID-19. / Photo: POSTMEDIA NETWORK POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Article by Emma Spears, London Free Press The coronavirus has affected many aspects of the cannabis community, from individuals to the industry. The fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19 has spurred cannabis enthusiasts to change their consumption habits, increase the amount of cannabis they consume, rethink product manufacturing habits and even attempt to score toilet paper that is in short (or shorter) supply. Some conference organizers have ...

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Kevin Durant: Cannabis Should Be No More Controversial Than Drinking Coffee

NEWS Kevin Durant: Cannabis should be no more controversial than drinking coffee “Everybody on my team drinks coffee every day. Taking caffeine every day. Marijuana should be in that tone" By David Yasvinski Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors at his bench in a 129-110 win over the LA Clippers during Game Six of Round One of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images

Article by David Yasvinski, Growth Op Kevin Durant doesn’t understand why we’re still talking about pot. The Brooklyn Nets all-star, who is sidelined for the remainder of the NBA season with a torn Achilles, said the drug should be no more controversial than the legal stimulants or depressants the team, and the rest of the world, already enjoys. “Everybody on ...

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