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OPINION: Considering cannabis and women’s health on International Women’s Day 2019

Legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada is now centre stage, setting the spotlight on adult use, but also upping the profile of its elder predecessor: medical cannabis.

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The NFL may consider changing rules around cannabis use

The National Football League is finally ready to relax its policy on cannabis, according to a report from NBC Sports on Wednesday. Citing an unnamed league source, the network’s Pro Football Talk reports that “the NFL is prepared to make major concessions regarding the substance-abuse policy, especially as it relates to marijuana” in talks for the next collective bargaining agreement with players. Sports analysts expect that the NFL would use the offer of any revision of the substance abuse policy as a bargaining chip in negotiations and expect concessions from the players union in return.

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First licensed cannabis shop approved in Toronto

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has approved the first three licenses for cannabis shops in the province, including the first store in Toronto.

The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. is scheduled to open at 202 Queen Street West and is one of three proposed legal pot storefronts for the city.

License applications for Ameri, which has plans to open at 20 Cumberland Street, and Nova Cannabis, which would operate just blocks away from Hunny Pot, are still pending, according to the AGCO.

The Niagara Herbalist in St. Catharines, and Central Cannabis in London were the other locations approved by the provincial regulator.

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Is FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s resignation good or bad for marijuana?

The cannabis industry is in a bit of a panic right now over the news that Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is resigning from his post and moving back to Connecticut. Their concern is that his desire to pack-it-up and vacate his position with the Trump Administration will slow down the progress further of sorting out the confusion surrounding hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). It was just last month that Gottlieb promised to hold public hearings in April to try and figure out how to properly regulate the substance. Now, no one seems to know whether these meetings will go down as planned or be cast aside.

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Canada’s proposed cannabis beverage regulations ban any association with alcohol

Back in December, a draft of Canada’s proposed regulations for edible cannabis products was released, outlining the plans for cannabis-infused food and drink in the country, writes Brandon Hicks.

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07
Mar

Pot dispensaries banned from attending Pennsylvania's largest cannabis festival

On 4/20 this year (or April 20th, to the uninitiated), over 10,000 cannabis enthusiasts and medical users will descend on Scranton, PA’s Nay Aug Park for the Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival. The free event debuted in 2015 after being organized by activists in support of legal access to medical cannabis.

 

The festival features multiple stages, dozens of bands, food trucks and a plethora of vendors of cannabis products such as cosmetics, CBD oil and smoking accessories like bongs, pipes and ashtrays.

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Here's what a cannabis concierge can offer canna-tourists

Cannabis tourism has become huge in states where the substance is now legal for recreational use, writes Calvin Hughes. However, the trend's popularity doesn't necessarily mean it's easy to touch down in a city like Denver or San Fransisco and get right into the local marijuana culture. Since cannabis laws vary from state to state - and even individual cities within a state - figuring out your destination's rules and regs can be daunting.

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07
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House, Senate near repeal of pot smoking ban

With plenty of breathing room before a March 15 deadline set by Gov. Ron DeSantis, House and Senate leaders have neared completion of a measure that would do away with a state ban on smoking medical marijuana.

Sen. Jeff Brandes and Rep. Ray Rodrigues confirmed Wednesday they’ve reached an accord on a proposal that would allow patients to purchase up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana for smoking every 35 days, ban smoking of medical marijuana in public places and allow terminally ill children to smoke the treatment, but only if they have a second opinion from a pediatrician.

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How would Whole Foods selling marijuana impact the industry?

Could you please point me in the direction of the marijuana aisle, please?

Although it could be some years before we start seeing major retail chains, like Walmart, selling marijuana in the United States, this concept will likely become part of the central vein of big business once the federal government finally ends its ban on the drug. There is even a possibility that some retailers could get in at some basic level before Congress legalizes nationwide, and it looks like Whole Foods Market might be one of the first to jump into the game.

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