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Cannabis Marketing Rules Still Hazy Post-Legalization

Despite strict rules limiting the promotion of now legal recreational pot now in effect, cannabis promotions continue to pop up amid loopholes and a lack of clarity on how the legislation’s grey areas should be applied. Nearly one month on since legalization, there is disagreement in the sector on murky portions of the Cannabis Act […]

The Origins of Prescription Opioids

The search for a perfect painkiller is as old as humankind. For thousands of years ancient societies pressed herbs and flowers to try find a cure for chronic pain, but it wasn’t until the 19th century that the discovery of a “miracle drug” changed the course of history like no other drug before. In the […]

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 […]

Why Licensing Will Matter When Legalization Happens

Anyone who lives in Ontario understands the burn of having harmonized sales tax (HST) added to nearly every retail purchase. Even when we don’t see the tax, it’s still there. Booze is a perfect example. On top of the LCBO’s significant mark up on imported wines, HST is also added into the price. The result […]

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…

Cannabis Ballot Measures of Importance on Election Day

Cannabis ballot measures are being voted on by citizens in Michigan, North Dakota, Utah, and Missouri on midterm election day. The post Cannabis Ballot Measures of Importance on Election Day appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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N.H. voters send prohibitionists packing

Election results put legalization on the agenda for 2019 Last week, New Hampshire voters sent a strong message to Gov. Chris Sununu and the political establishment: it’s time to end marijuana prohibition! Although Sununu (a prohibitionist) won re-election, his margin of victory over legalization supporter Molly Kelly was smaller than anticipated. Most importantly, the Democratic […]

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Wisc.: Election brings new hope, but challenges remain

Local voters approve 13 medical marijuana and seven legalization measures; ask legislators to listen. Great news! On Election Day, around a million Wisconsin voters approved advisory questions on their ballots calling for more humane marijuana laws. More than half of the state’s population saw cannabis-related measures on their ballots, and every single one of the […]

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Connecticut: Voters put legalization on the agenda for 2019

Governor-elect Ned Lamont strongly supports ending marijuana prohibition; lawmakers will begin considering new bills in January Last week, Connecticut voters made it possible that marijuana prohibition will be brought to an end during the next legislative session. For the first time in history, Connecticut has voted elect a governor, Ned Lamont, who supports the legalization, […]

Illinois Cannabis Reform Candidates J.B. Pritzker, Kwame Raoul, Bob Morgan Cruise to Victory

Illinois Cannabis Reform Candidates J.B. Pritzker, Kwame Raoul, Bob Morgan Cruise to Victory | Kate Zawidzki Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, who has been a vocal supporter of legalizing, taxing, and regulating cannabis for adults’ use, appears to have handily won Illinois’s gubernatorial election. While official election results are still pending, both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times reported […]

Adult-Use Sales in 2 Massachusetts Shops to Begin on Nov. 20

By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Nov. 16, 2018, to begin selling to recreational customers in week, making them the first commercial dispensaries in the eastern United States. Both stores — New England Treatment Access in Northampton and Cultivate Holdings in Leicester […]

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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 […]

McConnell: Farm Bill Would Legalize Hemp in US

The Senate majority leader gave his “guarantee” that the congressional farm bill will include a provision to legalize hemp. The post McConnell: Farm Bill Would Legalize Hemp in US appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Thai Lawmakers Back Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug would make Thailand a trailblazer in Asia. The post Thai Lawmakers Back Legalizing Medical Marijuana appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Cannabis Legalization Introduced in Mexico Senate

A week after Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down prohibition, a senator has submitted a bill to legalize cannabis and allow its commercial sale. The post Cannabis Legalization Introduced in Mexico Senate appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Ben Adlin Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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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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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 […]

Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Nov. 5-11

Vote on Tuesday. After that, enjoy some sketch comedy, a new Lisbeth Salander actioner, and Jeff Goldblum’s jazz. The post Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Nov. 5-11 appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Oscar Pascual Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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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 […]

FAQ: Mexico Legalized Cannabis? Not Exactly

The change leaves Mexico in a strange spot. Prohibition is technically over, yet nothing has replaced it. The post FAQ: Mexico Legalized Cannabis? Not Exactly appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Ben Adlin Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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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 […]

‘The Simpsons’ Predicted Cannabis Legalization In Canada

The long running animated sitcom “The Simpsons” has gained a reputation in the past few years for correctly predicting future events, no matter how farfetched they may have seemed at the time. Through what were once considered jokes, their prescience was able to foretell quite a few events such as the massive Disney-Fox merger, the overwhelming […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Boston Deserves a Cannabis Culture of Its Own

Boston needs a cannabis scene that reflects the region’s unique character. We don’t need to be East Coast Colorado or California-on-the-Charles. The post Boston Deserves a Cannabis Culture of Its Own appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Marcus Johnson-Smith Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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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 […]

The Necessity of Food Safety Programs in Cannabis Food Processing

When processing cannabis, in any form, it is critical to remember that it is a product intended for human consumption. As such, strict attention must also be paid to food safety as well. With more and more states legalizing either medical or recreational cannabis, the potential for improper processing of the cannabis triggering an illness […]