Tag: marijuana

d: Canada’s Grand Cannabis Experiment Has Set Scientists Free

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — When Canada fully legalized recreational cannabis on Oct. 17, the internet giddily reimagined the CN Tower in Toronto peeking out from a thick haze and swapped the flag’s red maple leaf for its jagged-edged green cousin. Outsiders might titter about an entire populace turning into potheads, […]

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Pot sales may be legalized in DC now that Democrats have the House

WASHINGTON — Now that Democrats control the House of Representatives, D.C. could have the ability to change its marijuana laws, potentially allowing for legal pot sales in the District. During a news conference Wednesday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said it was something she would push for in early 2019. “We will prepare a tax-and-regulate scheme to […]

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Marijuana Industry Gets High as Jeff Sessions Resigns

The cannabis industry is celebrating the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday afternoon. Sessions resigned at the request of President Donald Trump. Though his resignation had no connection to drug policy, Sessions was known favor strong enforcement of existing federal laws against marijuana, and Trump was said before the election to be preparing […]

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Canadian government growers can’t keep up with Alberta’s demand for weed

While cannabis may now be legal to smoke, sell and possess across Canada, the demand for bammy is harshing the buzz of many an Albertan. According to the CBC, certified cannabis suppliers are having a hell of a time trying to keep up with demand. The problem is cropping up at a time when the […]

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I became a college marijuana activist to find friends who smoked weed, but got an education on social injustice instead

What My College Marijuana Activism Taught Me About Social Injustice – HelloGiggles I became a college marijuana activist to find friends who smoked weed, but got an education on social injustice instead

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Canadians Smoke a Lot of Pot Now. When It’s Legal, How Will the Culture Change?

HAMILTON, Ontario — Up on the third floor of a commercial building near the city’s edge is a vision of Canada’s future. To the sound of throbbing music, hundreds of people jockey around the marijuana-infused products laid out for sale in a pop-up cannabis market. Marijuana cinnamon buns. Marijuana cereal […]

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WestJet Airlines says no to drugs as Canada prepares to decriminalize cannabis

Last month, the Canadian Armed Forces announced its strict but reasonable policy surrounding the use of cannabis by service personnel. With Canada’s decriminalization of cannabis nearly upon us, a lot of companies and organizations that deal with dangerous tasks or complicated hardware are following suit. Earlier this week, one of Canada’s most popular air carriers, […]

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Cypress Hill’s B Real Opens Cannabis Dispensary In Sylmar

SYLMAR (CBSLA) — Sylmar is going up in smoke thanks to Cypress Hill’s B Real. The hip-hop superstar on Wednesday attended the grand opening for Dr. Greenthumb Dispensary — the latest cannabis store to open in the Los Angeles area since marijuana became legal in California. The dispensary is named after a Cypress Hill song. B Real, […]

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California Could Reshape Pot Rules As Legal Market Struggles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation’s largest legal marijuana market is struggling. Illicit sales continue to thrive. A shaky supply chain has customers looking at barren shelves in some shops. There are testing problems. And a proposal to allow home marijuana deliveries in cities that have banned pot sales could lead to a courtroom fight. […]

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License, Registration, and Saliva, Please: Critics Cry Foul Over ‘DUID’ Swab Test

As jurisdictions across the continent prepare to legalize the consumption of marijuana, assuming they haven’t already, the methods of testing for drug-impaired driving haven’t advanced quite as rapidly as legislation. While breathalyzers are a mainstay of the law enforcement toolkit, getting an accurate reading of just how impaired a drug-using driver really is isn’t an […]

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Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession. In Fact, the DA Says ‘Legalize It’

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus VancePhoto: Kevin Hagen (Getty Images) In a big, fat eff you to Jefferson Beauregard “I hate weed (and immigrants)” Sessions, the head of the District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan announced Tuesday that he will no longer prosecute marijuana possessions in Manhattan, except in cases where weed is being sold or if […]

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Massachusetts Is Open for Weed Business and Some Residents Aren’t Ready

In 2016, the state of Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana, opening up the flood gates for entrepreneurs to start looking for spaces to open up shop. But the historically working class neighborhoods of Dorchester in Boston, some residents say that dispensaries are just another threat to their community, which has struggled with drug abuse […]

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What Happens if You Refuse to Take a Drug Test for Work?

Earlier this summer Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana. That decision followed nine other states, plus Washington D.C., legalizing recreational use of marijuana for any reason. Considering the increasing liberalization of laws regarding use of the drug, and a marked trend in the number of Americans who say it should be legal—64-percent […]

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Leading Democrat Calls For Legalized Marijuana In All 50 States

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CBS Local) – A leading member in the Democratic party is calling for a nationwide legalization of marijuana. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, who challenged and nearly defeated Nancy Pelosi for the role of Minority Leader in 2016, says it’s time to make the drug legal for recreational use in all 50 states. The democrat’s […]

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