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US WA: Column: Turkeys Of The Year

Mon, 11/25/2024 - 08:00
Seattle Weekly, 25 Nov 2024 - Time to reveal this year's cannabis turkeys-the fattest, most frivolous, flapping, dumb-ass ideas in need of being stuffed, baked, and smoked once and for all. Let's start with a turkey large enough for the whole family, and by that I mean Gov. Chris Christie. He not only had the nerve to call cannabis a gateway drug, but said potheads lack restraint (ahem). "If I'm elected president I will go after marijuana smokers and the states that allow them to smoke," he said. "I'll shut them down big-time. I'm sick of these addicts, sick of these liberals with no self-control." Governor GobbleGobble got in one more zinger on the campaign trail: "If you're getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it," Christie lectured a small crowd last month. "As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws." Don't hold your breath, Guv. Well, unless you inhaled, of course.

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CN ON: Province To Choose Location For Pot Store

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 12 Jan 2018 - The provincial government will decide where to locate a new cannabis store in Peterborough, states a new city staff report - city council won't have any say in the matter. Peterborough is getting a new government-run cannabis store by July 1, but it's unclear where exactly it will be located.

CN ON: Legal Marijuana Concerns Madd

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:00
North Bay Nugget, 10 Jan 2018 - Organization recognizes officer of the year North Bay police Const. Mitch Thomas is surprised how many people still get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Thomas arrested six people for impaired in 2017 and was recognized during Tuesday's monthly police services board meeting as the Mothers Against Drunk Driving officer of the year.

CN BC: Vernon Restricts Sale Of Marijuana

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:00
The Morning Star, 10 Jan 2018 - Vernon City Hall continues to walk a line of uncertainty over how and where marijuana might be legally purchased in the city. While Ottawa is on board with legalizing the sale of marijuana, the province is yet to work out the rules for its retail availability.

CN BC: Cannabis: Council Passes Moratorium After Public Hearing

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 10 Jan 2018 - The ban on cannabis businesses extends to July and does not include current medical dispensaries Only two people presented their views at a public hearing held by city hall on Monday to get the public's reaction to a proposed moratorium on recreational cannabis sales. Both presentations took less than one minute.

CN ON: Local MPs Split On Marijuana Law

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:00
The Glengarry News, 10 Jan 2018 - The federal with a handful of minor revisions, passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons November 27 and has moved on to the Senate for further review and discussion. A total of 200 Members of Parliament voted in favour of the legislation - Bill C-45 - with 82 voting against it.

CN NS: Developer Hopes Fish Urine Gives Edge In Cannabis Market

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 06 Jan 2018 - Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Fish urine is the secret sauce that will allow some 50,000 cannabis plants to thrive in Liverpool. We'll get to that momentarily. Myrna Gillis, founder and president of Aqualitas, reported recently her company had collected $8.7 million from investors across Canada and the United States.

Canada: High Hopes For Canada's Cannabis Industry

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:00
Hamilton Spectator, 05 Jan 2018 - U.S. pot enforcement policy could give companies north of the border an advantage A move by the U.S. Attorney General to quash an Obama-era policy that allowed legalized pot to flourish south of the border dealt a blow to marijuana stocks Thursday, but observers and industry players say the crackdown is a boon for the Canadian cannabis industry.

CN ON: Pot Business Embraced

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:00
Northern News, 05 Jan 2018 - First Nations invest in KL marijuana business KIRKLAND LAKE - Canada's marijuana industry is expanding rapidly and some First Nations are looking to cash in on the emerging economic opportunities. Phil Fontaine, an Indigenous politician turned marijuana executive, has spent the past year travelling the country and talking to First Nations about jobs, wealth and training opportunities the burgeoning marijuana business could bring.

US CA: For Marijuana Users, It's High Times As California Makes

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 02 Jan 2018 - "Groove on! Groove on!" blared from speakers outside a gray warehouse in Santa Ana. Inside, a line of 60 people snaked through the shop, waiting to be helped by a budtender. "We were bombarded!" said Robert Taft Jr., founder of the marijuana dispensary 420 Central.

US CA: State Pot Bureau Ready To Enforce California's New Marijuana

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 02 Jan 2018 - The state has issued 104 licenses for retail stores to sell marijuana for recreational use in California and 239 other applications for those permits are pending, officials said Tuesday. An official with the state Bureau of Cannabis Control added that the agency is prepared to begin taking enforcement action against pot shops that are not properly licensed.

US: Trump Administration Targets Recreational Pot

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 04 Jan 2018 - MARIJUANA BUSINESSES IN CALIFORNIA AT RISK Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions ended an Obama-era federal policy that provided legal shelter for marijuana sales in California and five other states that have allowed recreational pot, placing at risk thousands of marijuana businesses operating legally under state laws.

CN NS: Dispenser Foresees Growing Demand For Medical Marijuana

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 04 Jan 2018 - EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Legalization of marijuana was a long time coming, but Carl Morgan believes the future is bright for selling the product in Nova Scotia.

CN NS: N.S. Man Has High Hopes To Convert Abattoir To Marijuana Plant

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 05 Jan 2018 - EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of stories focusing on people in Nova Scotia who will be delving into the marijuana industry. Up an Antigonish County woods road, Frank MacMaster's surroundings were modest.

CN NF: Column: 2018 Is Gonna Be Far-Out, Man

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:00
The Telegram, 05 Jan 2018 - Predictions and Top 10 lists are popular topics this time of year, but never mind the other nine - let's talk dope and hypocrisy. After half a century of pointless law enforcement and the demonstrably insane "war on drugs," which Canada mindlessly followed the U.S.A. into, 2018 will prove to be a historic year - come July, if the federal Liberals follow through on their promise to legalize marijuana, the hippies and stoners will be proven right, and the politicians, police chiefs and conservative pundits will be proven wrong.

CN BC: Public Hearing On Recreational Pot Next Week

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 08:00
Nelson Star, 05 Jan 2018 - Nelson council will hold a public hearing on Monday about its intention to disallow recreational cannabis businesses at least until July. It plans to do this through change to its zoning bylaw. Council decided in December that it wants this moratorium because it does not want anyone opening up a recreational cannabis business in Nelson before federal and provincial rules are made known in the summer, and before council has carried out a public consultation process that will start this month.

US CA: Recreational Pot Sales Roll Out In California, With

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 08:00
Hartford Courant, 01 Jan 2018 - Legal sale of recreational marijuana began in California on Monday with fanfare, and some anxiety. Companies began selling pot in a relatively small number of businesses Monday, with more expected to join in the coming days and weeks.

Canada: Pot Taxes Will Adjust To Keep The Prices Right

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 03 Jan 2018 - Legal weed will have to compete with black market, Bill Blair says OTTAWA- Justin Trudeau's marijuana czar is warning that policy-makers may need to adjust taxes to prevent prices from falling too low after legalization. Canadian marijuana companies - which have surged in value - will achieve economies of scale that will help drive down production costs, according to Bill Blair, the lawmaker and former Toronto police chief leading the legalization effort.

CN MB: Pot Shop In My Neighbourhood? Sure, Why Not

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 08:00
Winnipeg Sun, 03 Jan 2018 - A new poll suggests many Manitobans are ready for marijuana retailers to set up shop in their communities. Probe Research Inc. polled 1,000 adults in the province between Nov. 23 and Dec. 14 and 58% of Manitobans said they'd be comfortable with a marijuana store opening up in their neighbourhood, as opposed to the 40% who opposed it and the 3% who were unsure.

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