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What will recreational cannabis look like in Canada?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that recreational cannabis will be legal nationwide by October 17.

In the meantime, provinces, territories and their respective municipalities are scrambling to work out how things will be regulated and to ensure they’re prepared for legal sales.

The legal cannabis rollout will vary greatly province to province. Some provinces such as Ontario and most of the Atlantic provinces have chosen the public retail route, overseen and run entirely by the provincial governments. Most of these provinces are running their program through their liquor control boards.

Fri
22
Jun

How close is Texas to legalizing marijuana?

Canadian lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Our northern neighbors are only the second country in the world to legalize marijuana. This poses a question: Are times changing? In their recently adopted party platform, Texas Republicans endorsed medical marijuana, cannabis decriminalization and industrial hemp.

Frank Snyder, a law professor at Texas A&M University, says that Canada’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana use will most likely affect the United States’ position on pot.

Fri
22
Jun

First Massachusetts marijuana business license awarded to Sira Naturals

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission granted the state's first marijuana business license, allowing Sira Naturals, Inc. to move ahead with cultivation at its existing Milford facility.

Sira Naturals, which currently uses the facility for medical marijuana, was granted a provisional license through a unanimous vote of the five-member commission on Thursday.

The company was quick to note in a press release that it's the first to receive a marijuana business license on the US eastern seaboard.

Shawn Collins, the commission's executive director, said the company plans to have the Milford facility fully operational - 20,000 square feet -- on the recreational marijuana side within four months.

Fri
22
Jun

Seven Ways Canada's Legal Weed Will Be Different From Colorado's

Canada became the second country in history (behind Uruguay) to legalize cannabis on a federal level after that country's Senate passed a legalization measure on Tuesday, June 19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later announcing that regulated sales would be up and running by October 17.

Fri
22
Jun

The Green Organic Dutchman announces additional 40,000 kg of production dedicated to beverage and edible product manufacturing

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX:TGOD) (OTCQX:TGODF) is pleased to announce that it has decided to add a 287,245 sq ft purpose-built facility on its Valleyfield property capable of producing 40,000 kgs of premium organic cannabis. This facility will be dedicated to TGOD's Beverage Division and increases the Company's fully-funded capacity to 170,000 kgs.

Fri
22
Jun

A trot around the globe to see where and how marijuana is allowed

First and second countries to legalize marijuana

Canada has just legalized the recreational use of marijuana. It is the second country to legalize the plant’s recreational use.The Cannabis Act was passed on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the herb can be grown, distributed and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis legally from September. Adults over the age of 18 will be allowed to possess up to 30 grams.

Fri
22
Jun

Israel Medical Cannabis Association presents 'Humans' series

The Israel Medical Cannabis Association (iCan) and Knesset medical cannabis lobby led by MK Sharren Haskel (Likud) last year led the partially successful push for cannabis decriminalization, leading to the unanimous Knesset vote this March to back legislation reducing punishment for recreational use of marijuana and dropping jail sentences for most users.

Thu
21
Jun

Manufacturers, retailers comment on new California cannabis regs

With new California cannabis product testing and packaging regulations scheduled to take effect on July 1, legal cannabis manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are feeling increased growing pains as they struggle to fall into compliance.

Thu
21
Jun

These 6 cannabis stocks shot up after Canada legalized marijuana

On Tuesday, Canada legalized marijuana, becoming the world’s second nation (and the first in the G7) to authorize the sale and use of recreational weed. And cannabis stocks are shooting up on the news.

Marijuana legalization, a key promise of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration, will go into effect on October 17, Trudeau announced Wednesday.

Thu
21
Jun

Will the NYPD really stop frivolous marijuana arrests?

The city of New York promised to wind down its decades-old war on marijuana Tuesday, with Mayor Bill De Blasio announcing a new policy limiting trips to a police station over cannabis possession.

“New Yorkers with no priors will receive a summons instead of an arrest for smoking marijuana publicly,” the mayor said. “We believe this will result in thousands of fewer arrests. In fact we think at least 10,000 fewer New Yorkers will be arrested under this policy.”

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