The Week in Weed: November 9, 2018

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana.  And what a week it was! Michigan legalized recreational cannabis, Utah and Missouri voted yes on medical marijuana, and several pro-legalization candidates were elected as governors.  Meanwhile, North Dakota voted against legalization and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher […]

Get Cannabis Covered Under Your Health Benefits

As many of you have already experienced, we’ve had continued success over the past 12 months in establishing coverage for medical cannabis under major health insurance plans. We would like to ensure that this service is offered to anyone using cannabis therapy. Please contact us if you have health benefits through your employer, or are covered […]

Claim Your Cannabis As a Medical Expense

Don’t forget to claim your medical cannabis as a medical expense when you do your 2016 taxes (due on or before April 30, 2017). Here’s how to do it: Step 1: Get Your 2016 Receipts Most Licensed Producers (LPs) have a section on their websites where you can view your past orders and print your […]

Russian Wisdom, Anxiety and CBD

By J. Lehmann As the daughter of old-school Russians, I was raised to believe that sadness, anxiety and insomnia were simply self-indulgences that resulted from having too much time on my hands. A typical exchange with my mother might go like this: Me: “I can’t sleep at night and I worry all the time.” Mom: […]

Vape Pens and Edibles in Canada Will Be a Game-Changer

Think back to a moment in your life when you tried something spectacular for the very first time. This could be chocolate, getting your first paycheck, or even sex. The feelings that accompanied the event were almost as intoxicating as the act itself: palpable anticipation, unbridled excitement, and in many cases, extreme satisfaction when it […]

Aurora Cannabis Stocks Surge Over Last Twelve Months

Aurora Cannabis stocks, like other major cannabis companies Constellation and Tilray, are very hot among cannabis investors. The post Aurora Cannabis Stocks Surge Over Last Twelve Months appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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‘Very, Very Rich Market’: Why Top Canadian Marijuana Companies All Have Their Eyes on Europe

Four of Canada’s largest cannabis companies reported earnings this week. While many investors anxiously awaited management’s outlook for the newly-legal recreational market at home, executives clearly wanted to talk up ambitions abroad. It’s not hard to see why. Projections for fully legal cannabis in Europe, for example, dwarf comparable North American estimates. The third edition […]

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Canada-wide Cannabis Shortages Could Last Years, Producers Warn

The supply shortages that have plagued many provinces in the first month of legal cannabis will likely persist for years, industry insiders say. Provinces including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have all reported varying degrees of shortages. New Brunswick was forced to temporarily close more than half its stores, […]

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Aurora Stock Falls as Earnings Show Cannabis Company’s Investments Are Still the Big Earners

Marketing costs doubled ahead of Canadian marijuana legalization, but medical pot still the bulk of Aurora’s business. Massive demand for marijuana and a scramble to capitalize on adult recreational legalization in Canada generated more revenue for Aurora Cannabis Inc. but cost the company millions, according to quarterly results reported Monday. Aurora ACB, -3.02% ACB, -2.61% […]

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Cannabis Edibles, Drinks Will Mark ‘2nd Wave’ of Legalization

Producers developing new products ahead of next October. Now that recreational cannabis is legal in Canada, producers are looking forward to what they’re calling the “second wave” of legalization — edibles, drinks and vaping products expected to become legal starting next year. Bruce Linton, the founder and co-CEO of Canopy Growth, said new products developed […]

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesThursday, November 8, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Leafly) // Massachusetts just gave final approval to 2 marijuana labs. Here’s what that means for dispensaries opening. (Boston.com) // Pritzker to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois ‘nearly right away’ (My Stateline)     Protest […]

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Cannabis Black Market Focuses on Online Stores

These illegal outfits have exploited delays that have plagued the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) since legalization of recreational marijuana arrived on Oct. 17, offering a more convenient and affordable alternative. Offering marijuana for a fraction of the price, edible products and faster delivery, black market businesses are competing head to head with Ontario’s government-run online […]

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Ontario Cannabis Store Staffing Shrouded in Mystery

Neither OCS nor Ford government will say how many people working for pot retailer. The Ford government and its online marijuana retailer are refusing to provide basic factual information about staffing levels at the Ontario Cannabis Store and its warehouse, raising questions about the reasons behind its delays in shipping pot. All of Ontario’s legal […]

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesWednesday, November 7, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Legalization On The Ballot: Live Marijuana Election Results (Marijuana Moment) // Key Mexican Senator Introduces Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales (Marijuana Moment) // Marijuana Ballot Initiative Campaigns Raised $12.9 Million, Final Pre-Election Numbers Show (Marijuana Moment) These headlines are brought to […]

Dude, Where’s My Weed? Canadians Aren’t Getting Their Goods

On the night of Oct. 16, 2018, vapor lounge proprietor Jon Liedtke stayed up past midnight to participate in the historic moment when buying recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. As a resident of Ontario, his purchase options were limited to making an order at a government-run e-store, the simply named Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS). […]

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Monday, November 5, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesMonday, November 5, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Judge rules New Mexico’s medical marijuana plant limit is arbitrary (Marijuana Business Daily) // First Massachusetts retail marijuana shop could open in ‘next week or two,’ Cannabis Commission chairman says (Mass Live) // Mexico’s Ruling Party Plans Legislation To Legalize Marijuana […]

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Medical Cannabis Users Anxious Over Supply Shortages

‘It’s something of a health crisis now,’ advocate says Can’t find any weed to buy for a party this weekend? Don’t complain. Canadians who use cannabis for medical reasons are being hit by shortages in a far worse way. “It’s actually more than a supply issue. Really, it’s something of a health crisis now,” said […]

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesThursday, November 1, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Marijuana Prohibition (Marijuana Moment) // Verdict Reached In Controversial Marijuana Grow Facility Lawsuit (CBS 4 Denver) // Police warn against the dangers of marijuana candy, but report no incidents (MuckRock) Today’s headlines are brought to you […]

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Criminal Lawyers Begin to See Pot Disputes Roll in

Less than two weeks after cannabis became legal, lawyers say they are seeing clients dealing with pot-related disputes. A Vancouver criminal lawyer is sounding the alarm over the new laws after a 24-hour driving prohibition and $230 fine was issued to a 38-year-old Victoria man for allegedly driving with pot in his car. “The officer […]

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Canadian legal cannabis market facing acute shortage

October 31, 2018, Canada Weed consumers all over the world are celebrating the nationwide legalization of cannabis in Canada. But as the saying goes that the grass is always greener on the other side. The situation for Canadian marijuana users is not as good as it has been assumed by many. Many parts of the […]

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Cannabis in Canada: Big Banks Are Missing a Boom

KushCo Holdings, a company that sells packaging and supplies to the cannabis industry, would love to borrow money from a real bank. CEO Nick Kovacevich wants to secure up to $30 million in revolving credit, so he can hire more employees and build new warehouses. But a line of credit or loan of that size […]

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Flex Your Green Thumb: Tips on Growing Cannabis at Home

The Grow Room in Regina will be offering workshops to help home-growers. Budding green thumbs now have the opportunity to legally grow their own cannabis at home. Canadians can grow up to four cannabis plants for personal use per residence under the new laws. The plants must come from licensed seeds or seedlings. Chad Bonin […]

Couple Share Pro-Marijuana Message on Trans-Canada Bike Ride

Cross-country cyclists Mat Leblanc and Ali Becker ran out of water in the middle of a seemingly endless strip of eastern Alberta ghost towns with names such as Little Gem, about 230 kilometers, or 143 miles, east-northeast of Calgary, about a three-hour drive. In June 2018, they had embarked from Victoria, British Columbia, on their […]

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesTuesday, October 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // U.S. cannabis firm Curaleaf falls in trading debut following biggest-ever reverse takeover on CSE (Financial Post) // Medical marijuana board says they’ll offer some grace during licensing crackdown (Michigan Live) // At a sometimes tense meeting on medical marijuana, Speaker Hughes […]

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Quebec is going to increase legal marijuana use age to 21

October 29, 2018, Quebec The last fortnight in Canada was all about celebrating the nationwide legalization of cannabis. The strain becoming a legal commodity is indeed a momentous milestone for the law and cultural history of the country. Adult Canadian cannabis consumers of all ages were eagerly waiting for October 17 to use the strain […]

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From Weed to Widgets at a Montreal Cannabis Trade Show

The product at the Montreal Cannabis Expo could have been any agricultural commodity. If you went to the Montreal Cannabis Expo expecting some free samples, you would have left disappointed. The industry event was only that, an industry event. There was little of the tie-dye and innuendo that has long been associated with cannabis. They’ve […]

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Legalization Leaves Medical Users Stranded, and More

One unfortunate result of legalization: medical marijuana patients that are facing shortages, or the complete disappearance, of the medical product. Tilray, a major producer which at one point this week ran out of medical cannabis, explains that medical buying ramped up before legalization, and then increased further when Tilray warned its customers there might be […]

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Medicinal Cannabis User Organizes Protest After Unlicensed Saskatoon Dispensaries Forced to Shutter

A Saskatoon woman who says medicinal cannabis saved her life is organizing a protest at city hall Saturday afternoon following the unlicensed dispensary closures this week. Alicia Yashcheshen credits medicinal cannabis for keeping her alive after she developed Crohn’s disease following a bad reaction to a prescription, Vioxx, which resulted in anorexia. “If I don’t […]

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Halifax Man Aims to Turn ‘Wasteful’ Cannabis Packaging Into Prosthetic Limbs

Kindness3D founder Jacob Boudreau says NSLC packaging produces ‘an obscene amount of waste’ Since recreational marijuana became legal last week, some customers in Nova Scotia have criticized the province’s legal distributor for excessive packaging. But one Halifax man is turning his complaint about the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’s plastic packaging into action. Jake Boudreau wants […]

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The Canadian Weed Experiment is Not Going Well

Canada legalized recreational weed 8 days ago, and already the country is having issues keeping up with the sudden increase in demand. By the second day both brick and mortar dispensaries and online retailers were reporting that they were selling out of product. Why is Canada running out of weed? Is the Canadian legal market […]

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Friday, October 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesFriday, October 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Metrc, whose tracing system helps regulators track cannabis from seed to sale, just raised $50 million, including from Tiger Global (Tech Crunch) // Cannabis Operator 4Front Raises $31 Million (New Cannabis Ventures) // Upstart Ohio medical cannabis firm raises CA$85 million […]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesTuesday, October 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Two in Three Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana (Gallup) // Chart: Is marijuana already becoming a mainstream industry? (Marijuana Business Daily) // Customers Flag Bulky Legal Cannabis Packaging (Huffington Post (Canadian Press)) Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends […]

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Monday, October 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesMonday, October 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Days Into Legalization, Canada Is Already Running out of Cannabis (Leafly (Canadian Press)) // Gov. Scott appeals major medical marijuana ruling (WPBF 25 ABC) // Mexican Government Officials Visit Canada To Learn About Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment) These headlines are brought […]

Canadian legalization creates opportunities for Colorado marijuana businesses

Nationwide recreational marijuana legalization makes Canada a fertile landscape for ganjaprenuers. While some Colorado companies are already cashing in on opportunities north of the border, the effect on the local cannabis landscape is expected to be mostly invisible to consumers, industry advocates say. People began lining up in the wee hours of Newfoundland time Wednesday morning […]

Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

TORONTO — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line at a store in […]

What Is Still Illegal Post Cannabis Legalization?

Last Wednesday was a historic day for Canadian cannabis enthusiasts as the country finally moved forward with changes in legislation that legalized recreational adult use cannabis, making them the second country to do so after Uruguay! As you can imagine, this prompted a great deal of worldwide attention as well as celebration for Canadians that […]

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Friday, March 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesFriday, March 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up (Cannabist) // Canadian firm acquires three California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily) // German court hits brakes on medical cannabis cultivation plan (Marijuana Business Daily) These headlines are brought to […]

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The History of Marijuana in Canada

The History of Marijuana in Canada: Pre-Canadian History of Cannabis The Legal History of Cannabis in Canada The Fight for Legalization Today Cannabis Legalized Why did the Government of Canada legalize Marijuana? What does this new legislation allow? The Future of Cannabis in Canada Marijuana, or “weed,” refers to the psychoactive drug containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), […]