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CN ON: Niagara College Launches Course In Cannabis Creation

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 20 Sep 2017 - First of its kind in Canada, program covers growing pot and its complex regulations It's got the greenhouse, the curriculum and the necessary approvals. Now all that's needed are up to 25 students keen on becoming the first crop of students to earn a post secondary certificate in growing pot.

CN ON: College To Offer Cannabis Production Certificate

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
The Record, 20 Sep 2017 - A southern Ontario college says it will be the first to offer a post-secondary credential in the production of commercial cannabis. Niagara College says the graduate certificate program will launch in the fall of 2018 and aims to prepare students to work in the licensed production of cannabis, which includes marijuana, hemp fibre and hemp seed.

US KY: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Medical Marijuana For Kentucky

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 07:00
Lexington Herald-Leader, 20 Sep 2017 - Amy Stalker says she had more control over her own health when she lived in Colorado, where marijuana can be legally prescribed as medicine. Stalker now lives in Kentucky, where medical use of marijuana is banned. A judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday against Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear that called for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky.

CN ON: Column: Wynne Is No Nanny On Pot Sales

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00
The Record, 14 Sep 2017 - My nanny never dealt me dope. That's why I'm flummoxed by the flurry of protests against Premier Kathleen Wynne, accused of being Ontario's nanny-in-chief in the matter of marijuana sales. Pushing dope isn't in the job description for normal nannies. And yet our premier is prepared to serve it up.

CN ON: Column: Kathleen Wynne Is No Nanny On Marijuana Sales

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00
Hamilton Spectator, 14 Sep 2017 - Most Ontario residents don't want to see a free-for-all in dope sales My nanny never dealt me dope. That's why I'm flummoxed by the flurry of protests against Premier Kathleen Wynne, accused of being Ontario's nanny-in-chief in the matter of marijuana sales.

CN ON: Column: Lighting Up The Nanny Narrative

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 12 Sep 2017 - My nanny never dealt me dope. That's why I'm flummoxed by the flurry of protests against Premier Kathleen Wynne, accused of being Ontario's nanny-in-chief in the matter of marijuana sales. Pushing dope isn't in the job description for normal nannies. And yet our premier is prepared to serve it up.

US KY: Former Sheriff Who Was Approved To Grow Hemp Arrested On

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 07:00
Lexington Herald-Leader, 08 Sep 2017 - He was licensed to grow hemp in Kentucky. Police say they found marijuana instead. Kentucky officials are reviewing a case that could result in a former sheriff being kicked out of the state's pilot program to grow industrial hemp after he was charged with cultivating marijuana.

US PA: Gov. Wolf: Crackdown On Medical Marijuana Will 'Force More

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 07:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 07 Sep 2017 - Federal interference with Pennsylvania's medical-marijuana program would "force more suffering on some of our most vulnerable constituents," Gov. Wolf said in a letter to Rep. Charlie Dent (R., Pa.), who serves on the House Appropriations Committee. Wolf is alarmed that Congress could eliminate a provision in an appropriations bill that for four years has prohibited federal agencies from cracking down on the implementation of state-approved medical-cannabis programs.

CN NS: Making Their Voices Heard

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 07:00
The Journal-Pioneer, 29 Aug 2017 - Supporters of marijuana advocate protest outside Amherst courthouse Support for a Cumberland County man charged with marijuana and firearm offences showed up early Monday for his first court appearance since being arrested almost a week ago.

US KY: Judge Questions Kentucky's Marijuana Ban

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 07:00
Lexington Herald-Leader, 22 Aug 2017 - Other states allow medical marijuana. Judge asks why Kentucky shouldn't join them. A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Tuesday asked attorneys for the state why Kentucky should not make medical marijuana available to patients who believe it might help them, given that "we've pretty much decriminalized" the drug around much of the nation and even in parts of the state.

US: Survey: Nearly Half Of People Who Use Cannabidiol Products Stop

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:00
Forbes Magazine, 02 Aug 2017 - TRADITIONAL MEDICINES The largest survey on cannabidiol or CBD usage to date found that women were more likely than men to use CBD and once they started using it, were likely to drop their traditional medicine. A new survey from Brightfield Group and HelloMD covered 2,400 of HelloMDa€™s community of 150,000 members and did a deep dive into the usage of CBD products and their effectiveness. HelloMD is an online community that brings together doctors and cannabis patients.

US NY: New York Makes Bid To Grow More Hemp - For Industrial Purposes

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 07:00
Buffalo News, 12 Jul 2017 - Now the state is taking steps to increase the crop. "We want to be the nation's leader in hemp production,'' Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday shortly before signing legislation intended to boost the commercialization of industrial hemp, which is used in some 25,000 products from cosmetics and animal feed to clothing and biofuels.