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Wed
02
Jan

Alberta's cannabis industry 'well ahead' of other provinces

Alberta’s economy struggled in 2018 as a result of low oil prices, but the legalization of marijuana has been a relative bright spot, according to the premier.

Rachel Notley said in a year-end interview with CTV Calgary that Alberta appears to be “well ahead of the rest of the country” when it comes to retail cannabis.

As of New Year’s Day, there were 65 licensed retailers in the province, according to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Corporation, which licenses brick-and-mortar stores.

That’s compared to 12 government-operated shops in Quebec, one in British Columbia (with a second expected to open this week), and zero in Ontario, where retail locations won’t be allowed until April. Ontario will allow up to 25 privately-run stores in its initial phase.

Wed
02
Jan

10 Legendary headshops you need to check out

Burning incense fills the air, tie-dye shirts sway on racks and counters full of colorful glass catch the light. Headshops are an all-American story of underground entrepreneurship, creativity, faith and passion. Born from an era of counterculture and protest, many of these relics survive today as reminders to let your freak flag fly. We honor these these old-school headshops that prevailed through the decades and continue to be the best joints in their towns. So take a toke and check out these legendary purveyors of all things irie, ranked from oldest to newest!

Wed
02
Jan

UN Drug Commission delays THC rescheduling at 61 Session in Vienna, Austria

The UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) failed to reschedule cannabis at the 61st Session in Vienna, Austria, last month, bucking the expectations of activists. Per an anticipated recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO), many believed the CND would remove tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from Schedules I and IV, and make the cannabinoid a Schedule II, or perhaps deschedule it all together. Fentanyl, tramadol, and synthetic cannabinoids were castigated by all, but cannabis containing more than one percent THC will remain a topic of debate until March 2019.

Mon
31
Dec

Retail unions plan to invade marijuana industry once it's legalized

This union is going to pot!

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union hopes to organize “many thousands of workers” who handle or sell cannabis after Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature approve a law in 2019 to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

“When people buy marijuana, I hope they look for the union label,” said RWDSU president Stuart Appelbaum told The Post on Sunday.

“It’s going to be big. We’re talking many thousands of jobs from seed to sale,” he said.

New York would join 10 other states and the District of Columbia if it legalizes recreational weed.

Mon
31
Dec

Caribbean’s largest marina to receive cannabis dispensary

GSRX Industries (OTCQB: GSRX) is building a 5,000 sq. ft. marijuana dispensary at the foot of the largest marina in the Caribbean.

Puerto del Rey in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, serves as a launching port for trips to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and it is a popular tourist destination in its own right. Fajardo is blessed with a bioluminescent lagoon, allowing for nightly kayak trips, and its calm, clear waters are ideal for snorkelling.

Mon
31
Dec

Report details growth of medical marijuana use in Florida

Despite a bumpy rollout that has drawn lawsuits and criticism from legislators, a new report shows the number of Floridians using medical marijuana continues to grow.

In the first nine months of 2018, more than 136,000 patients across the state received certifications from 1,070 physicians to receive medical marijuana.

In all, those patients received 174,254 certifications — some could have received multiple certifications — for a host of medical conditions that qualify them to use marijuana. That included 41,143 certifications, or nearly 24 percent of the overall total, for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mon
31
Dec

Marijuana and kids. Church protesters shout, "NO!"

A small but emotional protest formed outside the future site of a medical marijuana dispensary in the Camp Springs/Temple Hills area Saturday. 

“We need to say, “No,” and we need to say, “No,” now!” said Pastor Johnathan Allen as he struck a podium with his fist.

Those holding up the signs around him are members of a small congregation called, Connect Church.

Allen tells WUSA 9 the county is turning a blind eye a dispensary owner, who Allen says is breaking the law. The Pastor talking about a newer measure in Prince George’s County that prohibits medical cannabis dispensaries from operating within so many feet of certain establishments (CB-103-2017).

This includes at least a 500 ft. distance from any Day Care Center for Children or Recreational Program.

Mon
31
Dec

One-third of young Canadians 'think they can drive as well or better when they're high'

Attitudes around cannabis-impaired driving are still lax among Canadians, according to a recent survey from CAA - a federation of eight car clubs that provides over six million members with emergency roadside service, insurance, consumer protection and other automotive services,

Mon
31
Dec

Oil change: Can vape pens go green?

Recreationally legal in 10 states and medically available in 33 (plus the District of Columbia), cannabis products are in demand more than ever. Policy changes have resulted in headaches for business owners and farmers, but the slow erosion of barriers preventing consumers from purchasing cannabis has allowed the industry to boom and new technologies to emerge.

Fri
28
Dec

Virginia to again consider marijuana decriminalization

When it comes to marijuana, Virginia has lagged behind many states where the drug has been decriminalized or legalized for recreational use.

With lawmakers approving an expansion of the state's medical marijuana program in 2018, supporters of decriminalization are hoping that momentum will continue in 2019. But Virginia Republicans don't appear willing to support decriminalization.

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