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The War on Drugs Costs Us All Big Money

After generations of prohibition, marijuana is finally finding a place in the legal market. The history of the outlawed cannabis plant goes way back, all the way to early 1900s. In fact, before then, growing cannabis and hemp plants were encouraged by governments, as it provided an immensely durable material that had seemingly-limitless uses. Then, at some point in the 1920s and 1930s, cannabis became a pariah and was demonized in the eyes of the general public.

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PharmaCan Announces In The Zone Produce Ltd. Enters Into Partnership With NWC Inc.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) -

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PharmaCan Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MJN) ("PharmaCan") is pleased to announce today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, In The Zone Produce Ltd. ("In The Zone"), has entered into a strategic partnership with NWC Inc. to expedite the development and expand the scope of its operations at its 14 acre parcel of land in the Okanagan Valley, BC.

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Thousands Of Families Demand Legal Medical Marijuana For Their Critically Ill Kids

Thousands of families of critically ill children and advocates for marijuana reform launched a national campaign Wednesday supporting the legalization of certain strains of cannabis oil that have shown therapeutic benefits.

Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) first introduced the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act, named for 8-year-old Charlotte Figi, who successfully treats her debilitating seizure disorder with a non-psychoactive form of marijuana, last year. The measure, re-introduced in March after revisions, would remove similar types of medical cannabis from the federal list of Schedule I substances, which the federal government considers to have no medicinal value. All forms of marijuana are currently illegal under federal law.

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Marijuana Is Not, Repeat Not, a Gateway Drug

With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are still calling marijuana a gateway drug.

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24
Apr

30 arrested at nursery-style marijuana grow in Delano

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux speaks at a Friday press conference about the raiding of a Delano-based compound that included more than 49 “nursery-style” green houses filled with marijuana plants.(Photo: Stephanie Weldy/Visalia Times-Delta)

For sheriff deputies, it was the largest pot bust of the county's current marijuana season after raiding a large-scale, "nursery-style" marijuana grow Thursday morning in Delano.

The raid led to the arrest of 30 individuals of Laotian descent and the seizure of 2,600 pounds of partially processed marijuana, worth an estimated street value of over $2.6 million, and 49 pounds of fully processed marijuana, worth a projected $50,000.

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24
Apr

Marijuana Business Incubator Launches In Texas As Entrepreneurs Anticipate Legalization

Texas is known for many things, but legal cannabis isn’t one of them -- yet. Although the state hasn’t legalized marijuana use at this point, one enterprising incubator has taken on a number of pot entrepreneurs making big plans for the next few years.

The Texas Cannabis Industry Association (TCIA) has already begun working with nine startups on everything from business plans to legal advice. It also lobbies on cannabis policy issues at the state level.

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Health minister appeals to council to vote down resolution to regulate 'illegal storefronts'

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose has reiterated her concern over the City of Vancouver's proposal to regulate retail marijuana stores, calling on the mayor to instead close the operators down.

"Storefront dispensaries are not part of the Health Canada regime in any way," Ambrose said Friday. "What they are is commercial entities selling pot on street corners.

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'The Bud Busters': Surrey teens protest marijuana legalization at Vancouver's annual 4/20 event

From left, Surrey teens Jordan Smith with twins Connor and Duncan Fesenmaier at the Vancouver Art Gallery on April 20. The high school students were protesting the use and legalization or marijuana. Photograph by: Amy Reid , Surrey Now

VANCOUVER — There was a new voice at the annual 4/20 pot protest at the Vancouver Art Gallery this year: Three Surrey high school students who weren’t there to light up.

Wearing anti-pot T-shirts and sporting gas masks, twins Duncan and Connor Fesenmaier and Jordan Smith from Princess Margaret Secondary took the trek to Vancouver to protest the use of marijuana and spread their anti-legalization message.

As one man quite accurately dubbed them, they’re the “bud busters.”

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24
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Israeli Agro-tech for Medical Marijuana

Israeli research and development in traditional areas like agriculture technologies are crystallizing into new market areas for cannabis

Not long before flower children of the Sixties started talking peace and love and smoking pot, an Israeli researcher made a landmark study deciphering the chemical makeup of its active ingredient, THC.

Using an 11-pound lump of Lebanese hash seized by the national police, Raphael Mechoulam identified and synthesized the first known cannabinoid from cannabis, among an estimated 60 to 85 known compounds. He’d go on to discover more.

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Class action sought in medical marijuana case

Lawyers will go before a Federal Court judge in Halifax in June to ask the court to certify a proposed class action on behalf of 40,000 medical marijuana users whose privacy was breached by Health Canada in 2013.

There are 2,105 Nova Scotia class members in the case.

A confidentiality order protects the real names of the two lead plaintiffs, a Nova Scotia man who works as a health-care professional and an Ottawa woman who works in the legal field. In court documents, they are identified under the pseudonyms Joe Doe and Suzie Jones.

June 11 and 12 have been set aside for the certification hearing.

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