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Anti-pot group Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada looks at legal challenges

There is a lot of chatter happening at City Hall this month about medicinal-marijuana dispensaries. A public hearing that began June 10 reconvenes on Monday (June 22), when speaker number 173 will take the microphone at a meeting beginning at 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, a group called Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada (SAM Canada) has emerged as a vocal opponent to the city’s proposed regulatory framework for the over-the-counter sale of cannabis. Pamela McColl, a Vancouver-based member of the national group’s advisory council, told the Straight her organization is more than just talk.

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Canada: $15 minimum wage worries small business

Small business, restaurant and retail industry groups met with Alberta's new NDP labour minister Thursday to fight against a proposed $15 minimum wage.

Premier Rachel Notley has said she plans to raise the minimum wage from $10.20 to $15 by 2018. Industry representatives warn the increase could have unintended effects on the economy.

Richard Truscott, vice-president, Alberta and British Columbia, for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said a wage increase could cut into the slim profit margins earned by small businesses.

"When you add 20 to 30 per cent in terms of overall wage costs, increase that minimum wage by almost 50 per cent for those service-based businesses, it's very hard to eat those costs," he said.

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Iowa Advocates for medical marijuana disappointed in Legislature

DES MOINES — Maria La France and Sally Graer say they are exhausted and frustrated, and highly critical of state lawmakers who oppose expanding Iowa’s medical cannabis program.

La France, Graer and other advocates for legalized medical cannabis oil spoke to reporters on June 3 at the Iowa Capitol as they made one final plea to state lawmakers this legislative session.

Joined by fellow advocates with the grassroots Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis Coalition, La France and Graer said they are exasperated with state lawmakers who refuse to consider expanding Iowa’s narrow medical cannabis law to allow for the treatment of patients with a variety of diseases like epilepsy, cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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UK LIVE VIDEO: Today, 3.00pm GMT, Baroness Molly Meacher on Medicinal Cannabis

 

Today in The House of Lords the third question will be raised by Baroness Meacher in regards to the reclassification of cannabis from class 2 to class 3 to enable use for medicinal purposes 

 

Today's Agenda: 
Oral question 1 - Action to address the risk of climate change 

Baroness Worthington (Labour)

Oral question 2 - Moratorium on use of neonicotinoid pesticides for agricultural crops 

Countess of Mar (Crossbench)

Oral question 3 - Reclassification of cannabis from class 2 to class 3 to enable use for medicinal purposes 

Baroness Meacher (Crossbench)

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The Taxing of a Revolution: Oregon Takes a New Road

Oregon is being closely watched by reform advocates and entrepreneurs alike nationally as its recreational market inches toward realization. Oregon has been largely viewed as a Legalization 2.0 model after the continued problems, lawsuits and controversies of neighboring Washington state. In fact, it is the issues that still plague the definition and redefinition of The Evergreen State’s market post I-502 that Oregon is clearly trying to side-step as it gets the recreational green rush going.

“The Oregon market is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the nation,” said Leslie Bocskor, the founding Chair of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association.

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Greenhouses Still Account for Only 1% of Cannabis Cultivation Centers

National greenhouse usage statistics for marijuana cultivationMarijuana Business Daily posted last week’s chart of the week, showing statistics from their Marijuana Business Factbook 2015. Cannabis cultivation in the US is still dominated by indoor marijuana growing facilities. Perhaps what is even more surprising than the domination of indoor grow ops over greenhouse marijuana growers, is that outdoor marijuana production is also six times greater than the marijuana production in greenhouses.

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Ohio Politics Now: Can lawmakers block a marijuana monopoly?

Here’s a look at what is happening in Ohio government and politics:

Ohio lawmakers want to block a proposed marijuana monopoly and other monopolies from being written into the Constitution.

“The plan rolled out Tuesday was backed by top legislative leaders, but critics said that it may go too far in trying to derail the fast-moving marijuana plan engineered by ResponsibleOhio,” Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson writes.

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Outlaw marijuana 'monopolies,' lawmakers say

COLUMBUS – Ohio lawmakers want to eliminate "monopolies" in the Ohio constitution, such as one proposed by marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio.

A proposed constitutional amendment unveiled Tuesday would prohibit businesses from creating monopolies in the constitution. That would likely include putting specific parcels of land into the constitution, such as the location of marijuana farms. The change would not affect casino or racino locations already added into the constitution.

"The day of trying to buy our state constitution, we need to start putting some brakes to it pretty quick," said Ohio Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, R-Clarksville.

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Salveo Capital Sponsors Americans For Safe Access

Salveo Capital is sponsoring Americans for Safe Access, a nationwide medical cannabis organization that focuses on patient education and patients’ rights. The company appreciates the work that ASA has done aiding patients across the country, and supports ASA’s goals of ensuring access to cannabis for therapeutic uses and research.

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It's legal to grow hemp in Oregon. Why only a few are doing it

Doctors and lawyers, entrepreneurs and farmers.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture issued 13 permits authorizing industrial farming for the first time ever this year.

Lack of financing, difficulty procuring seeds and conflict over fears industrial hemp will cross-pollinate with its psychoactive cousin, marijuana, have kept the young program in a protracted state of infancy.

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