Hónap: 2017 május

Women Could Soon Use Medical Marijuana for Painful Periods in New York State

Imbalance of men in positions of power means ‘some issues that are just about women have gotten shortchanged’, says Democrat who proposed law. Women living in New York who suffer from severe period pain could use medical marijuana to ease their cramps after proposals allowing its use were approved by a local health committee. Painful […]

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Could Medical Marijuana be Your Next Employee Health Benefit?

The winds of change are blowing through employee benefit plans across Canada, and they smell like weed. Benefits industry insider Mike Sullivan caught a whiff at a recent meeting with some of his clients, who represent private companies with benefit plans that cover about three million Canadian workers across a range of industries. “This group […]

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Tragically Hip Strikes Partnership with Medical Marijuana Company

A soon-to-be publicly traded medicinal marijuana producer has partnered with the Tragically Hip in anticipation of the drug’s legalization and a burgeoning recreational market. Newstrike, which will begin trading on the TSX Venture Exchange on Thursday under the symbol HIP, said Tuesday that it “believes we are developing the brand that adult consumers who choose […]

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Four Things We Learned from 420-2017

Now that 4/20 is over and we’ve had a chance to look back, here’s four things we’ve learned about Vancouver’s massive cannabis protest festival. No minors are buying cannabis at 4/20   One thing that should be clear after this year’s 4/20 is that virtually no minors are buying cannabis at the event. There was […]

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This Sleepy California City was $3 Million in Debt — Now It’s Cashing in on the Marijuana Industry

Adelanto, California, is what’s known as a “drive-through town.” It’s a dusty plot of desert surrounded by Joshua trees and dilapidated factories. Few outsiders stay long. Now, the sleepy city in San Bernardino County wants to establish itself as a hotbed for large-scale cultivation and innovation in weed. There are 360 acres zoned for growing […]

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Lewes Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

After months of delays, Delaware’s second medical marijuana dispensary opened in Sussex County on Friday – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. “The timing was not intentional,” spokeswoman Pamela Johnston said. “We were waiting to get through all of our inspections, and it just worked out that way.” The opening date for First State […]

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High Hopes for Recreational Marijuana Industry in Province

If legalization goes ahead as planned, pot industry could be worth as much as alcohol. Expectations are high for a recreational marijuana industry in New Brunswick, according to a report by a professional services firm. Mark Whitmore, the vice-chair of Deloitte Private, said if the legalization of recreational marijuana goes ahead, the resulting industry could […]

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Majority of Sask. in Support of Marijuana Legalization

A majority of Saskatchewan residents support the legalization of marijuana,according to a new poll by Insightrix Research. Just over 58 per cent of respondents either somewhat or strongly agree with cannabis legalization. Nearly 40 per cent oppose the legalization, while almost two per cent preferred not to say. The poll surveyed 802 SaskWatch Research panel […]

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First Year of Recreational Marijuana Sales Are a Tax Windfall for Oregon

Legal cannabis will yield more than $200 million yearly for schools, public health and policing. Economic advisors in Oregon have released their first estimate of what the state will make taxing marijuana sales. As in Colorado and Washington, the numbers are large and growing. By the end of 2017, the state expects to have brought […]

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What Wounded Veterans Need: Medical Marijuana

The American Legion, representing millions of wartime vets, calls on Trump to loosen federal restrictions on medical marijuana research to help those suffering from PTSD, TBI, opioid abuse, and more. After 16 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, many Americans view post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and traumatic brain injury, or TBI, as the […]

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Is Medical Marijuana Different from Recreational Marijuana?

A lot of people nowadays are wondering, ‘Is medical marijuana different from recreational marijuana?’ I’d like to answer that with a simple and definitive ‘no.’ All marijuana has medicinal value. Even if you are using it ‘recreationally,’ you are still getting the benefits of consuming non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD. However, this question is a bit […]

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Nevada races to get recreational marijuana on shelves in record time

Now that Nevada has the green light to move forward with its early start recreational marijuana program, it could set the national record for the fastest turnaround of retail reefer. In a rush for kush, the state is attempting to power forward with recreational marijuana sales in a mere eight months since voters approved Question […]

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How American Marijuana Legalization is Changing the Canadian Border

American boarder agents have started asking foreign visitors about their cannabis history – and it’s getting honest Canadians banned for life. The border guard’s question surprised Jessica Goldstein: “Have you ever used drugs?” It was 2013, and Goldstein, a 30-year-old Canadian from the Vancouver area, was on her way to a Dave Matthews concert in […]

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Study: Marijuana Reduces Seizures in Kids With Rare Form of Epilepsy

Dravet Syndrome patients given marijuana-derived CBD saw seizures dramatically decrease compared to placebo group. For years, parents of children with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, have been advocating for the use of non-psychoactive medical marijuana to treat their kids. Now, a new study shows that cannabis helped dramatically reduce the number of seizures […]

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Uruguay, the First Country Where You Can Smoke Marijuana Wherever You Like

A new law makes the South American country the first in the world to sell the drug over the counter. Alicia Castilla was watering the plants in her garden on a quiet Sunday afternoon when five police patrol cars screeched to a halt outside her home. A team of 14 officers “armed to the teeth” […]

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TOMORROW: Toronto City Hall Smoke-Out to Protest Project Claudia Raids

CANNABIS CULTURE- Join Cannabis Culture’s exiled Princess of Pot Jodie Emery at Toronto City Hall tomorrow at 11 am to mark the one-year anniversary of the shameful, violent and expensive Project Claudia police raids against marijuana dispensaries. From Jodie’s Instagram: Join me TOMORROW, Friday May 26th 11:00am at Toronto City Hall – I will be marking the […]

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The Cannabis Arcanum of Paracelsus

CANNABIS CULTURE – The techniques of preparation for disease fighting, life preserving elixirs was the core for many medieval and renaissance alchemists, and this was an adaption from Islamic influences that came into Europe following the Crusades. In references to figures such as “Lully, Paracelsus, Jerome Cardan, etc” Albert G. Mackey in his Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, […]

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The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed is Probably the Only History Book Worth Buying

When we were kids, scratch ‘n’ sniff books were all the rage. And now they’re back, bringing all kinds of ~adult~ subjects to life – including cannabis. Just take The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed, for example. Created by Seth Matlins and Eve Epstein, the book aims to educate people about weed, looking into […]

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Marijuana Comedy Club Creating a ‘Buzz’ in Brampton

420 Comedy Club opened May 4. A comedy club catering to pot smokers has opened in Brampton, and tonight will feature arguably its most famous headliner to date – Precious Chong, daughter of Cheech and Chong’s Tommy Chong. The 420 Comedy Club went full-time inside the Green Leaf Vapour Lounge at 85 Rosedale Ave. W. […]

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Total Marijuana Demand Tops Ice Cream in U.S.

The marijuana industry is growing so fast that if the government legalized it nationally it would outsell ice cream. A new report from Marijuana Business Daily estimates that the total demand for marijuana, including the black market, is $45-$50 billion. Annual ice cream sales are only $5.1 billion. Total recreational cannabis sales in the U.S. […]

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Medical Marijuana Producer Coming to Chatham-Kent

J.P. Mariwell mid-licensing process; wants to start construction by fall 2017. Medical marijuana company J.P. Mariwell is aiming to start building a greenhouse and processing centre for cannabis in Chatham-Kent by fall 2017. Plans for the facility also include a customer contact centre. According to J.P. Mariwell, their plans will allow them to produce 6,000 […]

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Bite-Size Snacks are Packed with Joy

As popular as gummies and fruit snacks are, sometimes people just don’t like the idea of animal-sourced gelatin. Substitutes are often not the same texture-wise — but you can get pretty close with this is a vegan recipe. It answers that desire for jiggly, sort-of-chewy bites of joy without the idea of suffering attached to […]

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This is Nattaly Brown. She’s 7, has Cancer, and Uses Medical Marijuana

Alyssa Schuck smiled as she pulled at the light brown hair sticking out of her daughter’s hat. “A ponytail?” For Nattaly Brown, this was a milestone. Her hair, now poking out of her glittery cap, had grown. And growing hair means so much more these days. Nattaly was diagnosed three years ago with rhabdomyosarcoma, cancer […]

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Double Down on Dessert with Cannabis Crème Brûlée

Follow these steps to enjoy this rich-and-creamy luxury at home. Rich, creamy, custardy crème brûlée is usually something you have to pay $10 or more for, and it’s gone in a flash. Since most of the cannabis foods we buy are shelf-stable and not prepared, like in restaurants, it’s not always easy to come by […]

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Cannabis-Infused Cakes are Quick and Easy

With just a few ingredients, you can be enjoying these marijuana-dosed treats in about 20 minutes. Do you have almond butter, eggs, sugar and cannabutter on hand? If so, you could be enjoying cannabis-infused almond butter mini cakes in about 20 minutes from now. These mini cakes have a lot going for them. For one, […]

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6 Ways People are Consuming Marjiuana Without Smoking it

There are alternatives to inhaling burning plant matter. Smoking it is traditionally the way we’ve consumed marijuana, but lighting a plant on fire and inhaling the results isn’t everybody’s favorite activity. In fact, smokers of anything are increasingly shunned because of the noxious fumes and odors. And we won’t even get into those burn holes […]

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How Not to Treat Weed Dealers, According to Weed Dealers

Close to half of all Americans have tried marijuana, and as more accepting attitudes prevail and social mores loosen, the number is growing steadily. For the curious languishing in places where medical or recreational marijuana is still illegal, that means interacting with a weed dealer, which can be a bit awkward, especially before something resembling […]

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International Church of Cannabis is Now Offering ‘Weed Weddings’

We now have “the first ever church to offer wedding services in a ‘cannabis-friendly’ environment.’” Looking to get hitched? Also enjoy legal marijuana? Then receiving your marriage certificate from the International Church of Cannabis in Denver, Colorado may be for you. The newly minted Church announced Wednesday that it would “become the first ever church […]

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Canadian Weed Producers will Dominate the Global Marijuana Market

In marketing strategy, there’s a term called “first-mover advantage”. It’s when a few key players in a particular industry gain an advantage because they entered into the marketplace first. These companies are able to establish strong brand recognition, shore up the best sources of funding, and build a loyal customer base simply because there aren’t […]

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Expert Calls for Government to Stop ‘Lying’ About Cannabis

The New Zealand government should stop “lying” to its people over medicinal cannabis, a visiting doctor says. United States physician Dr David Bearman, who specialises in medicinal cannabis effects and pain relief, said Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne needed some remedial education on cannabis. “And he needs to stop talking out of both sides of […]

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Governor Legalizes Smoking Weed With Friends and Allows State to Certify “Organic” Cannabis

Earlier today, Governor Jay Inslee signed that big “omnibus bill” of pot laws that cleared the Washington legislature last month. The omnibus bill combined more than a dozen different legal changes to cannabis law in our state, including forward progress on legalizing growing pot at home and creating the country’s first state-run organic certification program […]

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Do Something That’s Never Been Done Before, According to This Marijuana Tech CEO

It took passion and tenacity to break through stigmas and launch this medical marijuana delivery service. Who are you and what’s your business? My name is Jim Patterson and I’m the CEO of Eaze, a leading marijuana technology company that connects people with doctors and dispensaries to deliver medical marijuana in 20 minutes or less. […]

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Veteran Affairs Aims to Rein in Costs as Marijuana Reimbursement Bill Balloons to $63.7 Million

Veterans Affairs paid out $44.5 million for medical marijuana expenses in the year before the government cracked down on soaring reimbursement costs — more than three times what it covered in the prior two years combined. The department covered 3.7 million grams of marijuana at an average cost of $12.01 per gram from October 2015 […]

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Medical Marijuana Clinic Set to Open in Thunder Bay

People looking for marijuana to alleviate their medical conditions can now seek a prescription through a Thunder Bay clinic. A medical marijuana clinic on Thursday will open in Thunder Bay. Canadian Cannabis Clinics (CCC), the country’s largest network of medical clinics specializing in cannabis, has chosen the city for its 20th location, joining 16 others […]

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Nelson Man Hopes to Start Marijuana Farm Co-Op

Todd Veri envisions a network of 12 or more farms working together to grow marijuana outdoors. An organic farmer in Nelson is hoping to create a marijuana farm co-op. Organic farmer Todd Veri was inspired by the federal marijuana task force’s report which said there will be a space for small to medium operations and […]

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Gatineau Medical Marijuana Company Recalls Tainted Products, Resumes Sales

A Gatineau medical marijuana grower has recalled products after the discovery of trace amounts of an unapproved pesticide. The Hydropothecary Corp. announced the recall Tuesday morning, saying it’s still searching for the source of the contamination at its facility in Masson-Angers, about 40 kilometres northeast of Ottawa. In the meantime, sales of most Hydropothecary products […]

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Effective Substituion: Cannabis As Life-Line to Kick Hard Drugs

In the world of addiction and drug abuse Cannabis can be a very effective harm reduction tool and, as shown in a recent UBC study, it can also be an effective substitute for opioids and other “street drugs.” I learned this back in 2004 when I was running the “Vancouver school of drug war history […]

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George H.W. Bush: Biggest. Drug Lord. Ever.

Dear Reader, Do you ever get tired of hearing white journalists blame dark skinned people for the illegal drug problem? Do you suspect white people are also to blame for illegal drugs coming into North America? Do you hear rumors of CIA involvement in drug smuggling, but don’t feel like diving into a 2000 hour […]

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Cannabis retreat launches in California with marijuana-infused meals and ‘psychedelic yoga’ to help guests ‘expand their minds’

At a new retreat in California guests won’t just wake up and smell the coffee – they’ll wake up and smell the marijuana, too. As the legalisation of non-medical cannabis spreads across the US – one in five Americans now live in a state with legal recreational use – a wave of businesses are tapping […]

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