In California’s Cannabis War, Civil Is the New Criminal

In Humboldt County, civil codes and $10k-a-day fines are working where SWAT raids failed. The strategy is about to go statewide. The post In California’s Cannabis War, Civil Is the New Criminal appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: David Downs Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Nice Play: Lego to Dump Big Oil and Convert to Hemp

Toy Story Lego has served as the literal and figurative building block for generations of children. With 60 billion new blocks produced each year, it’s likely your child has attempted to reconstruct the Eiffel Tower or build robots and race cars with Legos. Patented in 1958, Ole Kirk Christiansen carved the first Lego out of […]

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Monday, July 15, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, July 15, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // FDA Says It Is Speeding Up The CBD Regulation Process (Marijuana Moment) // Presidential Candidate And Congresswoman Speak At Panel On Ending Marijuana Prohibition (Marijuana Moment) // Alaska regulators reject first application for on-site marijuana consumption (Anchorage Daily News) Today’s […]

Florida Cannabis Officials Overruled on Appeal

MIAMI – The First District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee on Tuesday ruled against Florida cannabis officials in an opinion that said the current scheme to regulate the number of cannabis treatment centers allowed in the state is unconstitutional. “Today’s major ruling is a victory for openness and the future of medical marijuana in Florida. […]

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Jay-Z Joins Cannabis Company as Chief Brand Strategist

The rapper is the latest celebrity to get into the marijuana business as its legalization for recreational use has spread to 11 US states. Billionaire rapper Jay-Z is entering the fast-growing cannabis industry, taking a role with California company Caliva as a strategist. Privately-owned Caliva, formed in San Jose in 2015, said on Tuesday that Jay-Z had […]

Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like. The post Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Ben Adlin & Bruce Barcott Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations Associated With Self-Reported Declines in Youth Use

Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations Associated With Self-Reported Declines in Youth Use | NORML The enactment of laws regulating the use of cannabis by adults is associated with short-term declines in self-reported marijuana use by young people, according to findings published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. “Ensuring the safety of our kids is always a top priority,” said NORML State […]

Study: Adults Often Substitute Cannabis for Prescription Medications

Study: Adults Often Substitute Cannabis for Prescription Medications | NORML NEW YORK, NY — Adults who purchase retail cannabis typically report using it to mitigate pain and to improve sleep, and often use it in place of conventional medications, according to data published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. A team of investigators from the Albert Einstein College of […]

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Cannabis Banned at First Calgary Stampede Since Legalization

Canada’s Calgary Stampede, known as the country’s biggest and booziest annual party, is banning the use of cannabis in the first year that legislators made the drug legal nationwide. The Stampede, which started on Thursday and runs through July 14, draws tourists from around the world for its rodeo and chuckwagon races, but much of […]

Efforts to Expunge Cannabis Criminal Charges Underway Across the Country

As cannabis legalization expands, calls to clear the records of individuals convicted of low to mid-level possession are growing across the nation. Cities such as San Francisco have already expunged the criminal records of over 8,000 residents. Now, momentum for other cities and states appears to be building. After becoming the eleventh state to legalize […]

House of Representatives Votes to Protect Legal Cannabis States

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure that would prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with legal cannabis states. The post House of Representatives Votes to Protect Legal Cannabis States appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Thursday, June 27, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Historic Marijuana Measures Clear First Major Congressional Hurdles As Opposition Wanes (Marijuana Moment) // Cannabis the most widely used drug globally, UN World Drug Report says (Marijuana Business Daily) // Democratic Presidential Candidates Talk Drug War In First 2020 Debate […]

US House OKs Plan to Block Federal Cannabis Interference

The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized cannabis for adult use. The post US House OKs Plan to Block Federal Cannabis Interference appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

With CBD Legal, Wisconsin Is Warming to Cannabis

In the Midwest, attitudes toward CBD—and cannabis itself—are changing thanks to the plant’s emerging health benefits and a growing focus on education. The post With CBD Legal, Wisconsin Is Warming to Cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Thursday, June 20, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill Is Dead (Leafly) // Canopy Acreage shareholder vote: What you need to know about this marijuana megamerger (Marijuana Business Daily) // Cannabis Education Company Green Flower Media Closes $20 Million Series A Financing (New […]

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‘We’re Being Prescribed Opioids Like Candy’ Despite Reams of Positive Data on Cannabis: Medical Cannabis Exec Allan Rewak

People are justifiably excited over the groundbreaking legalization of adult-use recreational cannabis in Canada and several American states. But it’s important not to overlook the crucial role that medical cannabis plays every day in the lives of millions. So what does medical cannabis mean in a legalizing world? And how can patients best get access […]

New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill Is Dead

After a dramatic week of New York’s legislative session, the adult-use cannabis bill is dead. Read how the Democratic supermajority struggled to get it passed. The post New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill Is Dead appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Max Savage Levenson Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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United States of Weed

Curious about the status of cannabis? Here’s a map of where marijuana legalization stands across the country — and a deeper look into some places with disparate approaches to pot. The country is moving forward with legalization at a record pace — but what that actually means can vary wildly from state to state. Some […]

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Monday, June 17, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, June 17, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // New York Lawmakers Might Actually Vote On Marijuana Legalization This Week (Marijuana Moment) // Canada to allow the sale of cannabis edibles late this year (Washington Post (AP)) // Adjusted pot rule would relax residency requirements for marijuana companies (Portland […]

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Seniors Drive Shift of Cannabis Perceptions Towards Wellness

Perhaps the greatest challenge facing the movement to legalize cannabis is the need to overcome decades of disinformation proliferated through War on Drugs propaganda. And if the good fight is to be won, it will require a shift in the common perception of cannabis – from dangerous, gateway drug to safe and effective medicine. The […]

Legal Edibles Delayed for Months

If you’ve eagerly been looking forward to the legalization of cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals, we’ve got some very bad news. It looks like you’re going to be waiting well-past October 17, 2019- the day the federal government promised to legalize edibles, which is also exactly one year to the day that Canada legalized recreational […]

Transfer of Cannabis Wealth

If Canadians felt strongly enough about the cannabis trade, legalization wouldn’t look as it currently does- like a large cannabis bud without a trace of trichomes. There’s big business staking its claim with an army of lobbyists and fake capital supplied by the banks, while pioneers of Canada’s cannabis industry, many of them in British […]

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Cannabis Edibles Available for Sale Legally in Mid-December

Health Canada will unveil details about rollout today. New cannabis products — like edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts — will be for sale legally in Canada in mid-December. Regulations will come into effect on Oct. 17, and the products will be available two months later, Radio-Canada has learned. Details on the final regulations and timeline […]

How to Travel With Cannabis in the Car

Here’s how to safely transport your cannabis from point A to point B without breaking any rules. The post How to Travel With Cannabis in the Car appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Ted Andersen Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Appropriations Committee Could Establish Groundwork for Cannabis Banking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new federal spending bill could solve two lingering issues for legal cannabis. The Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives has included language in a new spending bill that would provide legal protection for banks working with the cannabis industry. The bill would prevent the Treasury Department from prosecuting financial institutions […]

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Presidential Candidate Gillibrand Unveils Wide-Ranging Marijuana Legalization Plan (Marijuana Moment) // Marijuana legalization bill clears Delaware House committee (WHYY) // GTI Closes $290 Million Essence Acquisition (New Cannabis Ventures) Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends over at […]

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Bipartisan Governors Team Up To Demand Federal Marijuana Reform (Marijuana Moment) // Congressional Report Raises Questions About Whether Marijuana Impairs Driving (Marijuana Moment) // Weed CEO Backtracks After Repeating Claim About Fentanyl-Laced Weed On Fox (Vice) Today’s headlines are brought […]

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Andrew Cuomo on NY marijuana legalization: ‘I don’t think it’s feasible at this point’ (Democrat & Chronicle) // New Jersey to greatly expand medical marijuana program with up to 108 new licenses (Marijuana Business Daily) // VA denies Mass. veteran […]

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Monday, June 3, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, June 3, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Illinois Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Bill To Governor’s Desk (Marijuana Moment) // Deloitte: Canada on verge of CA$2.7 billion infused cannabis market (Marijuana Business Daily) // Key Takeaways From FDA’s Historic CBD Regulations Meeting (Marijuana Moment) These headlines are brought […]

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Grow Your Own Plants: Tips From a Cannabis Grower

In Ontario, you can grow four plants at home. Now that you can grow your own cannabis plants at home, a different kind of business has sprouted — including professionals who teach you how to grow your own. David Weaver is a technical sales representative at Sun Parlour Cannabis Grower Supply who has been growing […]

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Illinois Senate Passes Recreational Marijuana Bill

State House will now vote on bill that would allow state residents 21 and older to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis. The Illinois Senate approved a bill legalizing marijuana on Wednesday — a major step toward becoming the 11th U.S. state allowing recreational pot use. The measure, which passed in a 38-to-17 vote, […]

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Illinois Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill (Marijuana Moment) // Colorado Governor Signs Bills To Allow Marijuana Home Delivery And Tasting Rooms (Marijuana Moment) // Google Play Store bans in-app marijuana delivery (CNet) These headlines are brought to you by our […]

The Future of Cannabis Consumption

Recreational cannabis consumption is legal in 10 states in the United States as well as all across Canada for adults of a certain age. However, unlike other recreational choices like alcohol, in many places, there is no place for adults to socially consume cannabis together. This leaves tourists high and dry when it comes to […]

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How California Female Cannabis Entrepreneurs Are Overcoming Hurdles in Fledgling Legal Industry

Female business owners face challenges starting and running cannabis operations, according to several such entrepreneurs who spoke at a recent industry conference in Santa Rosa. “I’m sure everyone’s probably tired of the cliché of building the airplane while we’re flying it, but that’s literally what we’ve been doing for the last two years,” said Shannon […]

Federal Lawmakers Join Industry Advocates in Call for Equity

Advocates and legislators increasingly agree: Full cannabis legalization is right around the corner. For many, the next big issue is equality. The post Federal Lawmakers Join Industry Advocates in Call for Equity appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Raj Chander Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Advocates Ask Maine to Put Locals, Small Businesses First

The state needs to use the rules to prevent corporate marijuana interests from overrunning the state’s small cannabis industry, dispensary owners said. The post Advocates Ask Maine to Put Locals, Small Businesses First appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Kansas Set to Allow Low-THC Cannabis Oil Beginning July 1

Under a new law set to take effect in July, Kansas will allow certain medical patients to use CBD products that contain no more than 5% THC. The post Kansas Set to Allow Low-THC Cannabis Oil Beginning July 1 appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! […]

Maine Hopes to Learn From Other States’ Cannabis Mistakes

As Maine prepares for legal cannabis sales in 2020, some officials say they want to avoid following in other states’ footsteps. The post Maine Hopes to Learn From Other States’ Cannabis Mistakes appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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How Legalization Changed Humboldt County Marijuana

In an isolated Northern California community, the last remnants of the counterculture are confronting the future of cannabis. For more than forty years, the epicenter of cannabis farming in the United States was a region of northwestern California called the Emerald Triangle, at the intersection of Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity Counties. Of these, Humboldt County […]

NJ Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis, Expungement Bills

Monday’s votes come days after the Senate president said a bill legalizing cannabis for adults didn’t have enough support to pass and he instead would pursue a 2020 referendum. The post NJ Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis, Expungement Bills appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share […]

5 Powerful Stories Helping to Debunk Dispensary Myths

Former mayors, police officers, current city leaders, and operators speak their truths on the impact of local cannabis retail. The post 5 Powerful Stories Helping to Debunk Dispensary Myths appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: David Downs Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

‘Legalization 2.0’: Social Equity Becomes a Key Question

Social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New Jersey, among other states weighing whether to allow the adult use of cannabis. The post ‘Legalization 2.0’: Social Equity Becomes a Key Question appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good […]

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Cannabis Is Becoming a Huge Job Creator

Discussions about job growth in the U.S. tend to focus on industries such as technology and health care. But the biggest boom may be happening in cannabis. Even though cannabis use in some form is legal in only two-thirds of the states, our burgeoning industry is among the fastest-growing job markets in America. According to […]

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Monday, May 20, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, May 20, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Jared Polis Picks Ean Seeb to Lead (Denver Westword) // Legalization Gave Police Time to Fight Real Crime (Leafly) // How legalization changed Humboldt County weed (New Yorker) These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one of the leading […]

10 Tips for First-Time Cannabis Tourists

It probably hasn’t escaped your attention that Canada recently legalised cannabis in its entirety. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve set your sights on an eye-opening trip sometime soon. If not Canada, you’re almost certainly one of millions planning a cannabis vacation for 2019. All over the world, legalisation is transforming the appeal of […]

Prescriptions to become available for some medical conditions

Israel is a leader in the use of cannabis for medical purposes, and this step is another stage in making it easier for patients Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced on Thursday evening that medical cannabis will be available by prescription rather than with Health Ministry permission for certain medical conditions. Patients with certain medical conditions […]

Where the UK Political Parties stand on Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis is a hot political topic in many countries around the world. Even in the UK, where Brexit has been dominating the headlines, medical cannabis has been recently legalised – even if it is costing patients £40,000 a year and is only available privately as it’s not being prescribed by ignorant NHS doctors.With that is mind, we decided […]

New Jersey Recreational Pot Suffers Setback

TRENTON, N.J. – Legalizing recreational cannabis in New Jersey just took a major hit. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney has announced he is abandoning plans to pass a bill to legalize cannabis through the state legislature. Sweeney now intends to hand the issue off to voters who can decide the fate of legal cannabis at […]

Northeast Legalization Notebook: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

While Western states tweak their marijuana legalization programs, Northeast states face a quagmire with legislatures reluctant to move in a sensible direction regarding recreational cannabis. Massachusetts has set the trend for tax and regulation and Maine is finally following their neighbor’s lead with plans for commercial sales soon. Here’s what’s happening in the five other […]

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // New Jersey Voters to Decide Cannabis Legalization Next Year (Leafly (AP)) // Oregon Senate Votes To Legalize Interstate Marijuana Imports And Exports (Marijuana Moment) // Opportunity Zone Tax Breaks for Weed Businesses? Mnuchin Says No (Bloomberg Tax) Today’s headlines are […]

Ukrainian parliament backs medical cannabis

“the Bill on the Right to Life” is designed to give patients access to cannabinoids The Ukrainian parliament’s committee on human rights, national minorities and interethnic relations has decided to register a draft law on the legalization of the medical use of cannabis; the bill was proposed by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The decision was taken […]

New Jersey Voters to Decide Cannabis Legalization Next Year

Legalizing was a campaign promise of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, but he’s been unable to muster enough support from fellow Democrats. The post New Jersey Voters to Decide Cannabis Legalization Next Year appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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How to Invest in Cannabis as the Industry Matures

Although the legal marijuana industry is still very much an emerging niche for stock market participants, the market for investing in cannabis is maturing. In a recent sign of how far the legal cannabis sector has come, BlackRock Funds has made substantial investments in dispensary operator Curaleaf Holdings, the same company that also announced it […]

Interview with a Pot Dealer II: Post legalization

A few years ago, I interviewed a black market dealer I knew who was still selling cannabis in 2017. Then, less than a year later on October 17th, the legal landscape of weed changed forever when recreational cannabis in Canada became law. A bit of time has gone by and I couldn’t help but wonder […]

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New Zealand to Vote on Cannabis Legalization

New Zealanders will be able to vote on whether they want to legalize cannabis in a referendum next year. The draft law under consideration would allow people over the age of 20 to purchase the drug. New Zealand will hold a referendum on legalizing cannabis during the 2020 general election, the government announced Tuesday. Justice […]

Buyer Beware: Is It Legal to Pick Up Cannabis for a Friend?

It might seem silly to be paranoid about a mundane errand in states where cannabis is legal, but in most states, the practice still rests on shaky legal ground. The post Buyer Beware: Is It Legal to Pick Up Cannabis for a Friend? appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Ben Adlin Puffin’ On […]

Illinois’ New Legalization Bill Looks Pretty Rad

Gov. JB Pritzker’s Senate Bill 7 would grant broad personal freedoms and learns the lessons of past legalization. The post Illinois’ New Legalization Bill Looks Pretty Rad appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: David Downs Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Monday, May 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, May 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Illinois Lawmakers Release Marijuana Legalization Details (Marijuana Moment) // The First Arkansas Medical Marijuana Dispensary Just Got Its License (Leafly) // Ohio could be 1st state to allow medical marijuana for depression, insomnia (Cincinnati Enquirer) These headlines are brought to […]

Is Wisconsin ‘Behind the Curve’ on Marijuana Laws?

The state is one of just 17 in which the possession, sale, or cultivation of cannabis in any amount can result in criminal prosecution. The post Is Wisconsin ‘Behind the Curve’ on Marijuana Laws? appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Canopy Growth Plans Hundreds of Hemp Jobs in New York State (Green Market Report) // Oregon Senate OKs Freeze on Cannabis Cultivation (Leafly (AP)) // Judges deny request by Baltimore State’s Attorney Mosby to dismiss thousands of marijuana convictions (Baltimore […]

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Monday, April 29, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, April 29, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Home delivery of marijuana could start in Massachusetts this year (Boston Globe) // ‘Getting Worse, Not Better’: Illegal Pot Market Booming in California Despite Legalization (New York Times) // Cresco Labs Files $500 Million Preliminary Base Shelf Prospectus (New Cannabis […]

Canadian Cannabis is About to Change For the Better

If you’re like us, you are patiently waiting for the federal government to legalize edibles. Luckily, the wait will be over before we know it, as the government has stated that cannabis edibles will be available for purchase by October 17th, 2019. This is good news because edibles provide significant benefits for consumers, medical patients, […]

420 at The BC Legislature

Happy 420! It’s that special time in April once again! If you use cannabis in one form or another, regardless of what you are doing with your day, chances are, you woke up happy and excited. Plus, this year is very special as its the first legal 420 in Canada! You can actually relax and […]

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Cannabis 420 Festival Kicks Off in Downtown Windsor

The wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of dozens of people who kicked off the Epic 420 Festival in Windsor. The three day pro cannabis festival started after 12 p.m. Thursday at Charles Clark Square. Vendors from as far away as Toronto spent the afternoon setting up displays. – Read the entire article at CTV […]

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The Original Flier That Sparked the 420 Phenomenon

Former Freedom Leaf senior editor Chris Goldstein interviewed editor-in-chief Steve Bloom about the origins of how the number 420 became synonymous with cannabis in 2016. Bloom was the first journalist to write about 420 when he worked at High Times in the 1990s. You claim to have discovered 420. How did that happen? The last week of […]

Aurora have eyes on the Irish market

It is very clear that Ireland has made the decision to go towards a medical access programme. Canadian company Aurora Cannabis, the world’s second-largest cannabis company, predicts that the expected opening up of the medicinal market may see up to 50,000 Irish patients being prescribed cannabis within four years. Simon Harris, the Minister for Health, is […]

How Cannabis can save the world. by Simpa

“I don’t know if Hemp will save the world but it’s the only thing that can” -Jack Herer I’ve been consuming cannabis now for a little over half my life and, like many a green-faced naive teenager before me, I had heard and regurgitated all of the wonderful and amazing things people had said about […]

McConnell Offers Congressional Hemp Bill to Fix ‘Glitches’

“I’m prepared to do my job … all the way into the end zone if it requires additional legislation,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a major hemp-producing state. The post McConnell Offers Congressional Hemp Bill to Fix ‘Glitches’ appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some […]

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Florida dies without a hearing (Orlando Weekly) // UK Cops Will Stop Arresting People for Weed (Merry Jane) // In Massachusetts people of color are the first to get arrested for marijuana – and the […]

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Will Brexit Affect The UK’s Legal Cannabis Industry?

As one of only a few sectors likely to emerge unscathed from the Brexit drama With the risk of a no-deal Brexit looming, how will the country’s fast-blooming legal cannabis industry be affected? According to the latest European Cannabis Report from industry analysts Prohibition Partners, even a no-deal Brexit will not risk the sustained growth of the […]

CBD moves towards legalization in USA states

“A number of people have been using it for years, and you can find it on retail shelves all over the place, but now people are surprised to find it’s against the law,” Even though U.S. government says they are illegal CBD oil-infused food, lattes, drinks and dietary supplements are flying off the shelves. Some […]

The STATES Act Is Back. Can It Win Over Congress?

One of the leading efforts to end cannabis prohibition at the federal level stepped back into the spotlight this week. The post The STATES Act Is Back. Can It Win Over Congress? appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Max Savage Levenson Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Legalization Bill Clears New Hampshire House, but Veto Expected

New Hampshire’s House lawmakers passed a bill Thursday to legalize adult-use cannabis, but support appears to be waning and wouldn’t be enough to override a promised veto. The post Legalization Bill Clears New Hampshire House, but Veto Expected appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share […]

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Florida Lawmakers Move to Limit Medical Marijuana Potency (Leafly (AP)) // Federal Reserve Bank Presidents Call For Marijuana Banking Clarity (Marijuana Moment) // Medical marijuana sales approved by Georgia Legislature (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, […]

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Corrections Department rescinds medical cannabis policy (Minnesota Lawyer) // Aurora Cannabis Files Preliminary Prospectus to Raise up to $750 Million (New Cannabis Ventures) // New York Governor Sets a New Date for Cannabis Legalization (Civilized) Today’s headlines are brought to […]

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Chicago’s Cresco Labs to buy marijuana distributor for $850 million as pot industry dealmaking heats up (Chicago Tribune) // Two More California Counties Will Use Tech To Expunge 54,000 Marijuana Convictions (Marijuana Moment) // ‘I’m here to buy pot’: First […]

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More Legal Cannabis Needed to Break Black Market: Province

But Health Canada pushes back against notion of a national cannabis shortage. Shutting down the marijuana black market will require more legal cannabis and more licensed producers, according to the provincial bureaucrat who works on Manitoba’s cannabis strategy. “Breaking the black market is a key aspect of legalization,” said Michael Legary, a senior project manager […]

Enough Talk! Congress Takes Action on Key Cannabis Legislation

Congress made progress on two of the most prominent cannabis reform bills this week, setting up key votes that could greenlight cannabis banking and OK state-level legalization. The post Enough Talk! Congress Takes Action on Key Cannabis Legislation appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Bruce Barcott Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Cannabis Legalization in New Jersey Goes Back to Drawing Board

The effort to to legalize marijuana in New Jersey ground to a halt March 25 when Senate President Stephen Sweeney decided there wasn’t enough votes to pass Senate Bill 2703. “It’s really more of a pause than a defeat,” says William Caruso, a lawyer at Archer & Greiner PC and a member of New Jersey United […]

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25th Annual 4/20 Protest Set to Bloom In the Legal Cannabis Desert

CANNABIS CULTURE – It’s been six-months since the Canadian Liberal Government imposed their exclusionary legalization plan. Six months, and Canada remains a legal cannabis desert. Even worse, ethically run, job-providing dispensaries have been forced to close nationwide while well-connected licensed producers have come nowhere near supplying the medical market, let alone the recreational one. What […]

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Why Do Canadians Hate to Buy Marijuana Online?

Quebec started legalization with only a dozen cannabis stores to serve the whole province — or one for every 700,000 people. So Quebecers who wanted to buy legal weed had a choice. They could try to use the few stores, lining up in the cold and sometimes travelling long distances. (Major centres like Gatineau and […]

Cannabis Politics Isn’t Just Red States vs. Blue States Anymore

Legalization has traveled a route that looks, from a distance, like the red-and-blue maps that frame many a US political conversation. But look closer, and the trend isn’t so clear. The post Cannabis Politics Isn’t Just Red States vs. Blue States Anymore appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On […]

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Marijuana Legalization Vote Cancelled Due To Lack of Support In New Jersey Senate (Marijuana Moment) // Connecticut Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Bill In Key Committee (Marijuana Moment) // Diversity Provisions Added To Marijuana Banking Bill Up For Congressional Vote This […]

Utah Supreme Court to Hear Medical Cannabis Challenge

People angry about sweeping changes made to a voter-approved medical cannabis law called on the state’s highest court to rein in the Legislature’s power to alter ballot measures. The post Utah Supreme Court to Hear Medical Cannabis Challenge appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share […]

Cannabis Collapse: New Jersey Lawmakers Call Off Legalization Vote

“We’ll be back at this,” Senate President Steve Sweeney said at a news conference Monday after the vote was called off. “Anybody who thinks this is dead is wrong.” The post Cannabis Collapse: New Jersey Lawmakers Call Off Legalization Vote appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Jay Lassiter Puffin’ On Some Good New?! […]

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Monday, March 25, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, March 25, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Gotham Green to Invest $250 Million into MedMen (Merry Jane) // Decision day for New Jersey? $1.5 billion recreational cannabis market at stake (Marijuana Business Daily) // Here’s how the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Brookline went (Boston.com) […]

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Windsor Far Removed From Nearest Cannabis Retail Stores

Six months after Ottawa legalized the drug for recreational purposes, the first batch of cannabis retail stores in Ontario is set to open on April 1. But for Windsor marijuana consumers wanting to access a legal bricks-and-mortar outlet, it will be a four-hour round trip drive to London. And with only 25 stores set to […]

Canada to tax Cananbis Products Based on THC Content

Ottawa- Canadian authorities will be implementing a new system of assessing taxes on legal sales of cannabis edibles, topicals, and extracts. Instead of taxing cannabis by weight or quantity, Canadian officials have decided to tax certain cannabis products based on its THC concentration. Starting on May 1, an excise tax of $0.01 will be applied […]

It works, so why is it so hard to obtain?

With just two drops I can go out, work and have a near normal life. Luke O’Donnell is now looking forward to an independent future thanks to using Cannabis oil. Luke was suffering from severe epilepsy that was ruling his day to day life. He had frequent and unpredictable seizures. “I would be in and […]

Big’Juana – by PSY-23

Every month there is something new to contend with or consider A strange thought wandered into my brain a while ago and I’ve been struggling to shake it ever since: one of those thoughts that come out of nowhere and make themselves comfortable in the subconscious so that you can’t help but keep coming back […]

Support for US Cannabis Legalization Reaches New High, Poll Finds

Support for legalization is strongest among 18-to-34-year-olds, with nearly 75% favoring it, according to a widely respected survey of social trends. The post Support for US Cannabis Legalization Reaches New High, Poll Finds appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Smokable medical marijuana now legal in Florida (Boston 25 News) // New Jersey legislature advances bill to legalize recreational marijuana (The Hill) // State judge: CCC lacks power over contents of local marijuana contracts (Boston Globe) Today’s headlines are brought […]

The tangled lies of Cannabis Prohibition

Deception, lies, and greed. This is the fuel that has fed Prohibition for so long and has ultimately led to the tangled web in which we all currently hang upon today. Way back when in 1937, cannabis officially became outlawed in the U.S. This came to be because of lying and deceiving individuals who were […]

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Friday, March 15, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Friday, March 15, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // New Mexico bill to create state-run pot shops appears dead (Washington Post (AP)) // Lawmakers propose package of bills as discussion begins about legalizing recreational marijuana in Connecticut (Hartford Courant) // Medical marijuana ‘Unity Bill’ signed into law by Gov. […]

New Mexico Bill to Create State-Run Dispensaries Appears Dead

The bill has stalled in the Senate Finance Committee, and it doesn’t appear that the chair of the panel plans to give it a hearing. The post New Mexico Bill to Create State-Run Dispensaries Appears Dead appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

New Mexico Could Sell Cannabis Through State-Owned Shops

New Mexico would become the first US state to set up its own government-run cannabis stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bipartisan bill. The post New Mexico Could Sell Cannabis Through State-Owned Shops appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Alaska approves regulations for marijuana consumption in retail shops (Juneau Empire) // We Finally Know What’s in New Jersey’s Cannabis Legalization Bill (Leafly) // Events where cannabis is popular – like 4/20 – may now apply for a permit, SF […]

Republicans Are the Key to Cannabis Legalization in Texas

In Texas, Republicans ultimately determine the laws of the land. And when it comes to cannabis, the party might finally be ready for some change. The post Republicans Are the Key to Cannabis Legalization in Texas appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Aaron Colen Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Harvest Health sets cannabis industry standard with $850 million acquisition of multistate operator Verano (Marijuana Business Daily) // Black Lawmakers to Block Legalized Marijuana in N.Y. if Their Communities Don’t Benefit (New York Times) // Minnesota Senate Committee Kills Marijuana […]

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New Study Shows Top Reasons That Patients Are Turning to Cannabis

As medical cannabis legalization spreads, more patients are turning to the plant for their complaints and illnesses. According to a new report from CB2 Insights, sufferers of mood-related conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder accounted for the largest group of patients seeking cannabis as a medicine (34.77%). The next largest group of […]

Legalization in New York? Maybe Not This Year, Governor Says

“I believe ultimately we can get there,” Cuomo said. “I believe we must get there. I don’t believe we get there in two weeks.” The post Legalization in New York? Maybe Not This Year, Governor Says appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Feds Say Illegal California Cannabis Grow Was Funded by Chinese

The case is the latest where overseas money backed illicit cannabis-growing operations in places where the plant is legal for adults, prosecutors said. The post Feds Say Illegal California Cannabis Grow Was Funded by Chinese appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Passes Crucial House Vote

Under the House-approved bill, adult-use cannabis stores would open for business as soon as July 2020. Will Senate Democrats stand in the way? The post New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Passes Crucial House Vote appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

BC gets far less cannabis tax revenue than expected

The data is in for BC’s first six months of cannabis legalization and the amount of tax revenue fell far short of expectations. In the 2018/2019 budget, the BC government predicted the federal excise tax would generate $200 million for BC over the next three years. That number has been readjusted to $68 million, which […]

Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Vies for Presidential Nomination. But Was He Good on Pot?

Two governors from legal marijuana states are seeking to become the Democrats’ presidential nominee in 2020. We wrote about Washington’s current Governor Jay Inslee earlier this week. Here’s our take on Colorado’s former two-term Governor John Hickenlooper, who announced his candidacy on March 4. Like Inslee, Hickenlooper opposed his state’s recreational marijuana ballot initiative in […]

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // FDA Commissioner Resigns, Leaving CBD Status Uncertain (Leafly) // Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Georgia House, on to Senate (U.S. News & World Report) // Legal Cannabis Created 211,000 Full-Time Jobs (Leafly) These headlines are brought to you by Curaleaf, one […]

Gov. Jay Inslee Hypes Washington Cannabis, But Opposed Legalization

  On March 1, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced he’s running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Like many in the crowded Democrat field of candidates, he appears to have been advised that campaigns in this cycle need to support marijuana legalization. There are reasons to doubt his sincerity. Inslee was elected governor in 2012. Washington […]

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Bernie Sanders Talks Pot Legalization and Drug Reform on ‘The Breakfast Club’ (Merry Jane) // On-site cannabis consumption rules delivered to Meyer (Alaska Journal of Commerce) // Ontario marijuana company CannTrust seeks authorization to raise up to CA$700 million (Marijuana […]

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Monday, March 4, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, March 4, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // 7 questions raised by the governor’s decision to eliminate the marijuana licensing board (Michigan Live) // Liberal Hawaii Decides Again Not to Legalize Cannabis (Leafly (AP)) // Illicit cannabis sales in Canada decline after legalization (Marijuana Business Daily) Today’s headlines […]

Liberal Hawaii Decides Again Not to Legalize Cannabis

A legalization effort fizzled as leaders worried about contradicting federal law and jeopardizing Hawaii’s existing medical marijuana program. The post Liberal Hawaii Decides Again Not to Legalize Cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

The US Surgeon General Just Tweeted WHAT About Cannabis?

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams recently used his official Twitter account to make a startling claim about cannabis. It wasn’t the first time. The post The US Surgeon General Just Tweeted WHAT About Cannabis? appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Chris Roberts Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Friday, March 1, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Friday, March 1, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Booker reintroduces bill to legalize marijuana with support from 2020 rivals (CBS News) // Barbara Lee Files Three Pieces Of Social Justice Marijuana Legislation In One Day (Marijuana Moment) // Martha Stewart Teams Up With Canopy Growth For CBD Products […]

Lawmakers Introduce Florida Cannabis Legalization Bill

Lawmaker Carlos Guillermo Smith recently introduced a recreational Florida cannabis legalization bill. The bill would be a step forward for Florida’s legal cannabis program. The post Lawmakers Introduce Florida Cannabis Legalization Bill appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Indiana Gov. Holcomb Ran Frat, Smoked Pot in College

The governor of one of the most conservative states, Indiana’s Eric Holcomb, admitted that he smoked marijuana in college during a February 27 press conference in Indianapolis. “Have you ever used marijuana?” he was asked. “Yes,” the Republican governor tersely replied. “Even though it’s illegal?” “Yes.” “When did you use it?” “College.” Holcomb was born […]

Medical Cannabis Autism Treatments Now Legal in Colorado

Medical cannabis autism treatments are an important step forward for the Colorado, the state that is synonymous with cannabis legalization. The post Medical Cannabis Autism Treatments Now Legal in Colorado appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Big Banks Shun B.C. Cannabis-sector Entrepreneurs

Legal marijuana sellers also face higher rates to process debit transactions. It is more than four months since Canada legalized recreational cannabis but entrepreneurs acting within the law in that sector continue to face hurdles and discrimination when looking for a financial institution. “It’s very frustrating,” said aspiring cannabis-sector entrepreneur and Phytron Technologies Inc. CEO […]

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Friday, February 22, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Friday, February 22, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Marijuana Companies Urged Governor To Ban Cannabis Home Cultivation, Document Shows (Marijuana Moment) // In Close Vote, House Committee Backs Marijuana Legalization in N.H. (New Hampshire Public Radio) // After complaints, Boston issues permit cutting back on 3-day ‘Hempfest’ (Boston.com) […]

How to Legalize Marijuana in 2019

Could 2019 sound the death knell for marijuana prohibition as we know it in America? Will more states legalize the noble weed before year’s end? Can the federal government actually get out of its own way and allow the full flowering of legal cannabis commerce in the nation and around the world? Will the foreign […]

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Joy Inside My Tears: The Greening of Kamala Harris

Senate Judiciary Committee member Kamala Harris During a February 11  appearance on New York City morning radio show, The Breakfast Club, Senator Kamala Harris admitted smoking marijuana in college and said that she supports its legalization. Even these days, when a serving member of the U.S. Senate says something like that, it’s news. But Senator […]

Medical Cannabis Patient Sues Over Employment Discrimination

In a lawsuit filed against the city of Bridgeport, a legal medical cannabis patient claims he was discriminated against for his use of medical cannabis. The post Medical Cannabis Patient Sues Over Employment Discrimination appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

European Union Medical Cannabis Research Resolution Passes

The European Union medical cannabis resolution will help begin the process of making its member countries a force within the cannabis industry. The post European Union Medical Cannabis Research Resolution Passes appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411. Go to Source Author: Lane Trachy Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers

Home Prices Spike Following Opening of Marijuana Retailers | NORML FORT COLLINS, CO — The opening of marijuana retailers is positively associated with rising neighborhood home values, according to data published in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy. Colorado State University researchers assessed the impact of dispensary openings in Denver on home prices in the immediate vicinity. They reported: […]

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // NJ edges closer to legalizing recreational cannabis after breakthrough on taxing (Marijuana Business Daily) // Chart: Most California municipalities ban commercial cannabis activity (Marijuana Business Daily) // MedMen Is Already Praised as the ‘Apple Store of Weed’ But Its Rapid […]

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Monday, February 18, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, February 18, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Wisconsin Governor Puts Marijuana Decriminalization And Medical Cannabis In Budget (Marijuana Moment) // Pennsylvanians shelled out $132 million for medical marijuana in first year (Morning Call) // GOP senator’s bill calls for state-run pot shops (Sante Fe New Mexican) Today’s […]

After Legalization, Michigan Prosecutors End Marijuana Cases

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor’s office in western Michigan is dropping some pending marijuana cases after voters in the state approved recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older. A statement from the office of Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson says he’ll also consider expunging any past marijuana convictions that otherwise would have […]

Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Nov. 19-25

Thanksgiving’s pregame includes the strain Headband, plus Trevor Noah’s new special and Adidas’ new Yeezy 350. The post Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Nov. 19-25 appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Oscar Pascual Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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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 […]