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Canada, U.S. urged to compromise on cannabis at border

Canadians involved in the legal cannabis industry are facing deep potholes on the road to entering the United States — and immigration lawyers say the federal government needs to help them navigate a way through.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through the country’s burgeoning cannabis sector last week with word that legalization in Canada won’t change the fact that American laws treat marijuana as a banned substance, and industry insiders as drug traffickers.

Despite the fact that some jurisdictions in North America permit the use of medical and recreational marijuana, U.S. federal law continues to prohibit its sale, possession, production and distribution, an agency spokesperson said in a statement.

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19
Sep

Chelsea Handler: 'The criminalization of marijuana is racist and specifically aimed at targeting minorities'

Comedian Chelsea Handler doesn't pull any punches - not even when it comes to herself. When Civilized asked her recently what the epitome of white privilege is, she took an unflinching swipe at herself. 

"My career," she told Civilized. "I get rewarded over, and over, and over again for just being a loudmouth and doing what I want. Being white, pretty, everything was at my fingertips. I didn't have any real struggle and I never realized it until a few years ago. I'm embarrassed when you look around and see how easy it was." She also unleashed the ultimate backhanded compliment for President Donald Trump and his beleaguered administration.

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420Chatbots.com Introduces Full Service FAQ Chatbot Service for the Cannabis Industry and Launches ‘Bud, the 4/20 Chatbot’

Hudson, Massachusetts, USA – September 17 2018 –  420Chatbots.com, is the first full-service FAQ Chatbot solution designed specifically for the cannabis industry.  

FAQ chatbots will add tremendous value to businesses across the cannabis supply chain – production, wholesale, equipment, services or retail - by boosting customer engagement, improving user experience, dramatically increasing response time and cutting costs.  

An FAQ Chatbot added to a company’s website, social pages and other channels acts as a 24/7 customer service agent that can communicate using voice or text in over 100 languages.

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Marijuana industry fights 'stoner,' 'pot' and other words that stigmatizes people

There’s a badge on her uniform, possibly a gun on her hip, and her arms are spread a little, suggesting she’s ready for anything. You might think that you’re looking at a police officer walking a beat.

But what you’ve seen on billboards and, more recently, the internet is an effort by MedMen Enterprises of Culver City to remind you that marijuana users come from all walks of life. They can be cops, nurses, teachers, scientists, construction foremen and grandmothers. All these people appear in MedMen ads that also feature the word “stoner” with a line drawn through it. As in, let’s get rid of this.

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19
Sep

Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase crime and may even help reduce it

Those who oppose medical marijuana legislation often cite the strong association between marijuana use and criminal activity. This includes the U.S. federal government, which continues to classify marijuana as a schedule one drug.

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19
Sep

Anti-marijuana Massachusetts politicians accepted pro-cannabis donations

It's not unusual that politicians get exposed as hypocrites, but sometimes the depth of that hypocrisy is still surprising. Several prominent Massachusetts politicians who spoke out against the state's referendum to legalize recreational marijuana were at the same time secretly accepting campaign donations from pro-cannabis organizations, writes Joseph Misulonas.

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Cannabis auto-grow tech startup Seedo raises $2 million

Seedo, listed as Eroll Grow Tech Ltd, the developer of what it calls the world’s first fully-automated grow device for medical cannabis, announced that it raised $2 million from Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, a US-Israeli company that develops personalized cannabinoid medicine focused on cancer and its side effects.

Seedo says its at-home growing device, which looks similar to a mini-fridge, is managed and controlled by an AI-powered algorithm and monitored via a smartphone application. Seedo holds a medical cannabis R&D license from the Israeli Health Ministry.

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This is what happens when you eat nothing but CBD-infused foods for a week

Cannabidiol (CBD) - a non-psychoactive chemical found in cannabis - has taken the medical industry by storm recently as a groundbreaking treatment for conditions like epilepsy, writes Calvin Hughes.

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Sep

New report says 1 in 11 U.S. teens have used an e-cigarette to consume cannabis

Nearly 1 in 11 teens in the United States has consumed cannabis with a vaporizer pen, according to a new report.

The report published in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics follows up on a study published in August concerning the relationship between teen tobacco-use and cannabis use. The study focused largely on the prevalence of teens who use e-cigarettes to smoke tobacco.

Researchers wanted to discover if teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to use cannabis than those who don’t. It’s previously been shown that teens who smoke regular cigarettes are more likely to consume cannabis.

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Louisiana regulators remove 100-patient limit for physicians

More Louisiana residents should have easier access to medical marijuana after state regulators got rid of the rule on Monday that limited the number of patients to which physicians can recommend cannabis.

The Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) met Monday to discuss changing rules that currently restrict patient access to medical cannabis, including the cap previously in place that restricted physicians from recommending marijuana to more than 100 of their patients. Dr. Victor Chou, one of the first physicians to receive a license to recommend cannabis in Louisiana told the board that he reached that limit in only two weeks after opening his clinic in Baton Rouge.

“I have a waiting list of 700 patients,” Chou said.

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