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Wed
12
Sep

'I often describe it as 'running through the forest at night'" - Hydropothecary's Terry Lake on building a cannabis empire

Terry Lake is the Vice President of Social Responsibility at the The Hydropothecary Corporation, a licensed cannabis producer based in Quebec, Canada, writes Nick Hilden.

Wed
12
Sep

Canadian military seeks to reassure allies as legalized marijuana draws near

The Canadian Armed Forces has sought to reassure allies about the pending legalization of marijuana amid questions in other capitals about the potential impact on future military operations.

The outreach follows last week’s release of a new military policy that limits cannabis use to within Canada and imposes various time limits and other restrictions depending on a service member’s current job and responsibilities.

The military’s chief of personnel, Lt.-Gen. Charles Lamarre, said allies in particular watched with extreme curiosity as Canada and the Forces have marched toward legalization on Oct. 17.

Wed
12
Sep

98 Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries will have to shut down

Some medical marijuana dispensaries will get to stay open until Dec. 15, under new emergency rules adopted by the state Tuesday, while others will have to close.

According to the new rules, about 108 medical marijuana dispensaries that have been operating while they’re waiting for the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board to consider their application for a license will get to stay open until December. These are the dispensaries where owners got their initial applications in by Feb. 15, got approval from the communities where they are operating and submitted the second step of the application process by June 15.

Wed
12
Sep

Canada: Cannabis edibles cause spike in emergency room visits—but who’s to blame?

Potent edibles and poor public education are to blame for a spike in emergency room visits.

A man is splayed on the floor of a jazz bar in Canada.

Tue
11
Sep

Why overdose is the wrong word when it comes to cannabis

You may get sick, paranoid or even pass out but no recorded deaths are attributed to such use. Whether or not you can overdose on cannabis depends on two things: how you ingest it and how you define the word, "overdose."

For most people talking about illicit drugs, an overdose means someone died or had to be resuscitated. Basically, this is what we've seen with the growing opioid crisis: take too much and you die. A report released in May by Alberta Health Services found 733 people in the province died from accidental opioid overdoses last year.

Tue
11
Sep

How to protect cannabis-related intellectual property: Recent developments & tips for cannabis businesses

Recently, on June 25, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, which is a prescription drug containing cannabidiol (CBD) isolate. Epidiolex is the first FDA-approved medicine that contains plant-derived, non-synthetic cannabinoids.

The drug is used for treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe types of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. CBD is a chemical component of the cannabis sativa plant, also known commonly as marijuana. Another form of the cannabis sativa plant is hemp.

Tue
11
Sep

Medical marijuana users are being shut out of public housing

Cancer patients and other people with debilitating conditions are being forced to choose between medical marijuana and federal public housing assistance.

Even though some of the most conservative states are passing laws legalizing medical weed, marijuana is still a Schedule I controlled substance on a federal level, along with heroin and ecstasy, which can make users ineligible for programs like rental assistance or public housing.

Tue
11
Sep

The anatomy of the cannabis plant

Knowledge of the anatomy of a marijuana plant will only deepen your appreciation for cannabis.

Many people who appreciate cannabis are most familiar with just two parts of the marijuana plant—the flowers that they smoke and the leaf, which has become an iconic image of pot culture.

But how do these two parts figure into the overall anatomy of a marijuana plant? And what other parts make up the plant we know as cannabis?

Tue
11
Sep

Hemp stocks could be the next big cannabis trend

Hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) companies could be the next big thing in the Canadian cannabis stock space.

The recent rise of the Canadian cannabis market has brought a lot of investor attention to licensed producers of the cannabis flower. A lesser-known, non-psychoactive compound found in the marijuana and hemp plants called cannabidiol (CBD) has many more medical applications than the other well-known compound, tetrahydrocannabivarin (THC), which is usually associated with marijuana. In this article, we explain what hemp-derived CBD is, why it is unique, its wide range of applications, and a list of a few CBD-focused companies that may be appropriate for investors depending on your risk tolerance.

Tue
11
Sep

Canada: University cannabis policies range from outright ban to cannabis-friendly smoking areas

Thompson River University has banned marijuana smoking on campus. UVic is expected to set up smoking areas. Universities are developing varying approaches to governing recreational cannabis on campus, from outright bans to designated cannabis smoking areas.

While most administrations are still working on final policies, Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and Langara College in Vancouver banned cannabis smoking last spring in response to impending legalization. The University of Victoria, however, is expected to create cannabis-friendly smoking areas on campus for adult students and residents that will not be open to minors, said Kane Kilbey, associate vice president of human resources.

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