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Legalization of recreational marijuana will change policing, experts say

Law-enforcement officials at a conference Tuesday in the resort said legalization of recreational marijuana will change the way they police and stressed the need to educate young people about the dangers of the drug.

Dozens of law-enforcement officials gathered at the Law Enforcement Against Drugs, or L.E.A.D., conference at Harrah’s Resort to learn about how recreational marijuana could change the way they police their communities.

“The train has left the station,” said Robert Kugler, chief of police of Saddle Brook, Bergen County. “We’re not going to be able to stop it. We need to get in front of it.”

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Donald Trump's 2020 budget would let DC sell recreational cannabis

President Trump's 2020 budget request includes a loophole that would let Washington, DC finally open up dispensaries for recreational cannabis, writes Calvin Hughes and James McClure.

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Canada: Partners in pot

The educated guesses of some industry insiders are none-too-comforting: Canada’s cannabis shortage—not so nationally, but definitely an issue regionally—looks to have peaked a mere five months post-legalization, but could still last upwards of three years.

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Marijuana won’t solve opioid crisis, but could be part of the solution

Die-hard cannabis advocates would like to convince the population that cannabis legalization will be the magical cure-all for the opioid epidemic. It’s the same group that proselytizes weed as a panacea for cancer and other ailments that claim hundreds of thousands of lives on an annual basis.

This spiel about cannabis being a miracle elixir is the new reefer madness—a plant that previously earned users labels of stoners and potheads is suddenly all we need to live longer, healthier lives.

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Despite thriving medical and underground markets, cannabis in Greece remains stigmatized

Greece is a small and picturesque country, occupying an Alabama-sized 50,000 square miles of mountainous terrain replete with thousands of islands, age-old ruins, and the longest coastline along the Mediterranean Sea, writes Erin Hiatt.

It is home to many ancient traditions that span centuries, like the theatrical art forms of drama, tragedy, and satire that were born there to honor Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, fertility, madness, and ecstasy. Greece is also also the birthplace of direct democracy, a form of government which continues to this day.

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What you missed in Latin American Cannabis this week

 

Latin America has the potential to be one of the largest medical marijuana markets in the world.

In addition to foreign investments, new legislation, and special cultivation licenses, here are some stories you might have missed about cannabis in Latin America this week.

 

 

Argentinian engineers develop cannabis extractor

In February, the Faculty of Design and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires unveiled a prototype design of a medicinal cannabis oil extractor called Nectar.

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The status of cannabis in Massachusetts

Recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Massachusetts. This is a massive victory for personal freedom and a clear sign of progress for those still in dire need of natural and clean alternatives to traditional medicines.

Along with this legalization, many are curious whether they should still get their medical marijuana cards or wait for more recreational dispensaries to open across the state.

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Selection of THC-infused products to launch in Michigan provisioning centres by month’s end

Dixie Brands Inc. has executed a definitive agreement with Michigan’s Choice Labs that will see a selection of THC-infused products available for sale in the state’s provisioning centres by the end of the month.

The agreement—which runs for 10 years, with two five year options to renew—relates to the joint venture licensing agreement the two companies announced on Feb. 6, 2019, notes a statement from Dixie Brands, a consumer packaged goods company that services the cannabis industry. Choice Labs, for its part, is a medical cannabis company licensed by the State of Michigan to grow, process and sell cannabis.

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1 in 4 marijuana consumers get high at work in legal States

Work in an office long enough and concepts like boozy lunches or work-sponsored afternoon happy hours can become part of the routine as much as anything else. The thought process is you can have a buzz on and still adequately finish your work. Well, it appears cannabis users in legal states have taken that notion and ran with it.

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Pennsylvania Senators seeking co-sponsors for Recreational Cannabis Bill

A pair of Pennsylvania senators have unveiled a plan to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adult use. The bill, which reads like a pot progressives’ wish list, has already stirred up high-ranking Republican opposition. But even with long odds, the legislation, which includes provisions for home grow, public consumption and release from prison, is starting off Pennsylvania’s latest push for legalization on the right foot.

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