Tag: marijuana

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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Amid K2 overdose spike, retired DEA agent says synthetic drugs fund terrorism

WASHINGTON — The risks from synthetic marijuana aren’t limited to the user who may collapse, fall unconscious, or vomit after ingesting the poison-laced leaves — it may also fund terrorism. Derek Maltz was the special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Special Operations Division from 2005 through 2014. Maltz said money from the […]

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How to Prepare for a Stock Market Surprise

Advertisement The markets have been fairly calm lately. But when financial stress returns, will you be prepared? We offer a classic solution, as well as market insight and analysis, in our quarterly report on investing. CreditLeigh Guldig July 17, 2018 When you consider how sharply stocks declined early in 2018 and how many problems still […]

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In New Jersey, Legal Marijuana Is So Close You Can Smell It. But It Could Be Awhile.

SECAUCUS, N.J. — Tucked inside a nondescript commercial warehouse here sits a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation. A custom filtration system feeds a proprietary cocktail of nutrients into a hydroponic, two-level farming system. Two pallets of crops are harvested every day, and the 15,000 square feet will eventually yield two tons of marijuana per year. And it’s […]

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2 Plead Guilty to Manslaughter in Gas Explosion That Killed a Fire Chief

Two men pleaded guilty on Friday to manslaughter charges in the death of a Fire Department battalion chief in an explosion of a Bronx house that had been used to grow marijuana, the authorities said. The chief, Michael J. Fahy, was the incident commander on a call about a gas smell coming from a two-story […]

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Holding weed? Your Uber driver can get you banned from the app

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Buzzkill.Image: Boogich/getty By Jack Morse2018-07-09 22:35:33 UTC Your Uber driver is not your friend. In fact, they may very well be narcing on you right now — and you […]

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This is how Fake News spreads: Crime stats falsified by former police chief are shaping policy

Hey, kids, let the Chief tell you a little fairy tale about cannabis legalization. Ever since the term “Fake News” entered the popular lexicon, almost everyone knows to check their news sources closely, and roll their eyes at Trump. But what’s a responsible citizen to do when “Fake News” and “alternative facts” originate with reliable, trusted sources? […]

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Marijuana Dispensaries Must Now Sell Products That Meet New State Standards

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA)  — One toke over the line? Beginning Saturday midnight, California dispensaries must start selling only products that meet the state’s new standards. CBS2’s Adrianna Weingold reported from a dispensary in Mid-Wilshire to find out how they were working to make their deadline. Getting baked on a budget — as pot shops throughout […]

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LA Voters To Weigh In On City-Owned Bank Idea

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Voters in November will be asked whether Los Angeles should create the first ever city-owned bank in the United States. The L.A. City Council Friday unanimously approved an ordinance which calls for placing a ballot measure before voters asking whether the city should form its own bank. The motion was put […]

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