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Recall of Marijuana for Medical Purposes - Tilray

Tilray is voluntarily recalling three marijuana for medical purposes products due to positive bacterial testing: Sativa House Blend (Lot number: 5411 9952 8740 9514), Hybrid House Blend (Lot number: 6889 8271 1515 4149) and Indica House Blend (Lot number: 3470 2895 9118 1906).

During the course of a regular inspection conducted under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, Health Canada inspectors tested the above products to ensure compliance with the regulation.

Tilray’s clients should consult with a healthcare professional if they have concerns about their health related to the use of this product.

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Florida Suspends Employee For Saying ‘Climate Change'

After news broke that Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott’s administration had forbid state employees from using the phrase “climate change” during official business, many conservatives claimed that people were overreacting. After all, they reasoned, Rick Scott wouldn’t seriously punish scientists for talking about climate change.

Oh yes, he would.

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Police in Alaska Raid Marijuana Club Owned by Ex-TV Reporter Who Famously Quit Her Job On ...

An Alaska marijuana club owned by a former TV reporter was raided on Friday, authorities say. 

Last September, KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quit her job in a brazen fashion that many of us would like to duplicate: revealing herself to be the owner of the club she was doing the segment on.

She then exited following the now infamous statement: "Fuck it, I quit." On Friday, police in Anchorage raided the Cannabis Club that Greene—aka Charlene Egbe—owns, seizing marijuana and impounding two vehicles. Egbe described the scene to KTVA: 

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5 Stunning Comments From President Obama Regarding the Potential Legalization of Marijuana

Source: Flickr user Mark

Just when marijuana supporters thought things couldn't get any better, last week brought incredible news.

Marijuana gets a double-dose of good news
On Tuesday, March 10, three Senate members introduced a bill that would make medical marijuana legal on a federal level and free legal medical marijuana users from the potential for federal prosecution.

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Nevada bill would allow sick pets to use medical marijuana

In this May 30, 2013, file photo, "Companion Cannabis: Medical Marijuana for Dogs & Cats" by Holistic Therapeutics is displayed at La Brea Compassionate Caregivers, a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.

Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring the measure that would allow animal owners to get marijuana for their pet if a veterinarian certifies the animal has an illness that might be alleviated by the drug.

Segerblom said he’s concerned that some animals might have adverse reactions, but “you don’t know until you try,” he said.

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Medical Marijuana for Canadian Injured Vets Cost Government $4.3M

The cost of providing medical marijuana to the country's injured soldiers under a Veterans Affairs program jumped to more than $4.3 million this fiscal year, an increase of 10 times what was spent last year.

And the number of ex-soldiers eligible for taxpayer-funded, prescribed pot more than quadrupled to 601 patients, according to figures released by the department.

The numbers represent a dramatic escalation, even from last fall, when former veterans minister Julian Fantino was told in a briefing note that there were 224 approved cases.

At the beginning of the last budget year there were 116 eligible veterans.

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Guam group supports federal push to reschedule marijuana

A local group is hoping to gain support to include Guam in federal legislation that would allow medical marijuana to be used in states where it's legal at the local level.

On March 10, Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., announced bipartisan legislation that would allow the use of medical marijuana in states where it's legal without fear of federal prosecution, a release from Paul's office states.

The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act would reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I to Schedule II drug to recognize its medical use, and would amend federal law to allow states to set their own medical marijuana policies, the release states.

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Watch: Why Canada's better at pot business than the US is

There's a place where you can buy medical marijuana without any worries, a place where the people growing marijuana wear laboratory-style "clean suits," where scientists do extensive research into potential treatments using cannabis, and where marijuana business owners can put their cash into a bank account instead of a vault.

It's Canada.

"We don't have a roadblock in regards to banking; we don't have a roadblock in terms of conflict between state and federal law," said Brendan Kennedy, president of Tilray, which runs a 60,000-square-foot, indoor marijuana facility in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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IRS will refund fines to Denver pot shop that pays tax in cash

The Internal Revenue Service has backed away from a policy that penalized an unbanked marijuana business in Denver for paying taxes in cash, but the federal agency will not say if the approach applies industry-wide.

In a settlement with Denver-based Allgreens, a medical-marijuana dispensary that challenged the agency over its policy, the IRS said it would abate future penalties and will refund about $25,000 of fines the business was forced to pay despite having paid its federal employment withholding on time.

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Do Jamaica's New Marijuana Laws Mean No More Trouble for Rastafarians?

KINGSTON, Jamaica—Attend any outdoor sound system party in Kingston and you are guaranteed to experience at least two things: loud, bass-thumping reggae and dancehall blasting from a gigantic stack of speakers, and clouds of marijuana smoke rising over the crowd. Like peanuts at a baseball game, the two go hand-in-hand, and it’s been that way for almost five decades.

While not everyone at the party is smoking, marijuana is usually easy to come by if you’re looking. Just stop one of the vendors who will be periodically walking through the crowd with 12-inch stalks, selling buds from the dried plant for $100 Jamaican dollars ($1).

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