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7 Canadian cannabis headlines you need to know

The cannabis sector was under pressure yesterday, and Canadian cannabis stocks traded lower during this time. Over the last week, selling pressure has accelerated and we are monitoring this trend.

Earlier this month, Canada’s senate passed legislation to allow for the sale of recreational marijuana (starting on October 17th) and the cannabis sector traded on higher on this.

The market has given up its gains following this milestone and today, we have highlighted 7 important company updates following this:

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How soon is it safe to drive after smoking cannabis? California study aims to find out

As states legalize cannabis, the day-to-day challenges presented by lifting such bans need ironing out. One such problem is how long to wait before driving after lighting up. 

It’s a question that researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) aim to answer with a new study. And they’re inviting members of the public to help them find out.

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California: Pot delivery, edibles and ads could change under new, permanent rules

Cannabis retailers soon may be able to deliver marijuana anywhere in California, no matter what city or county rules say.

Also, it’s likely that medical marijuana patients will be allowed to buy edibles infused with cannabis more potent than currently permitted under state law.

And on another front, the rules for what companies can and can’t say when advertising cannabis products soon could become more strict.

All three shifts are among the new rules listed Friday by state regulators in their long-awaited draft of permanent regulations for California’s cannabis industry.

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Is it legal to fly or road-trip with marijuana?

The July 4 weekend kicked off the first summer travel season since California voted to join seven other states in legalizing marijuana for all adults. What’s more, there are now 30 states where medical marijuana is allowed, with a couple more close to coming on board.

So, as vacationers prepare to hit the road, many have a simple question: How can we legally mix travel and weed? “We have been getting lots of calls about this issue recently,” said Nico Melendez, spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration. In California, the rules on traveling with cannabis are evolving. And conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws – and how rules are enforced among the various states or even one airport vs. another – are causing confusion.

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Canada: Will over-regulation of cannabis help sustain the black market?

With the legalization of cannabis, the Government of Canada has a range of objectives: protecting children and youth by limiting their exposure and access to cannabis; protecting adult consumers by establishing a secure and high-quality supply of legal cannabis; and diminishing the black-market role in the Canadian cannabis market.

These objectives are interconnected and to a large extent depend on the creation of a legal cannabis regime that offers users convenient access to desirable products.

Shifting adult users to safe, quality-controlled products protects the public and allows opportunities for education around safe usage and potential harms.

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Cannabis advocates and illicit growers have burning questions about government contracts

The B.C. liquor board’s announcement last Thursday of the cannabis companies it will partner with come Oct. 17 has small-business advocates raising red flags while some of B.C.’s illicit growers are decidedly indifferent.

A comparison of the liquor board’s list of suppliers alongside Health Canada’s records of the licensing status of those cannabis companies reveals five of the 31 partners announced by the liquor board have yet to obtain “sales” licences allowing them to provide cannabis to a retailer.

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Marijuana mayhem: Drivers in Canada set up to get busted for stoned driving

“It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.” – Unknown

While the Canadian stoner class eagerly awaits the official launch of the nation’s recreational marijuana market, law enforcement is devising a semi-evil plot to bust motorists -- potentially innocent ones -- for stoned driving. It is a situation that is bound to spawn an uprising in controversy, lawsuits and heaping piles of unwarranted convictions.

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A drive-thru cannabis dispensary just opened up in Washington State

The first drive-thru cannabis dispensary just opened for business in Washington state. And the staff of Joint Rivers are thrilled to be following in the footsteps of the Nevada-based shop Cannabis Marketplace, which became the very first drive-thru dispensary when it opened in November 2017, writes Calvin Hughes.

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The 3 biggest problems with marijuana's Schedule I Classification

Although 30 states have legalized cannabis in some capacity, the federal scheduling of pot is a major headache for businesses and medical patients.

Practically everywhere you look, legal cannabis is expanding at a breakneck pace. For instance, Canada passed the Cannabis Act (officially bill C-45) on June 19, setting up Oct. 17 to be the first day that adults can legally purchase recreational weed. Canada is also the first industrialized country in the world to have given the green light to adult-use cannabis.

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The 3 biggest risks facing Canada's legal marijuana industry

This has been nothing short of a transformative year for the legal cannabis industry. On June 19, Canada's Senate approved an amended version of Bill C-45, which is more commonly referred to as the Cannabis Act. Effectively, this approval allows Canada to become the first industrialized country in the world, and the second overall behind Uruguay, to green-light the sale of recreational marijuana to adults.

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