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CN ON: Expo Sheds Light On Pot Industry

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 08:00
Winnipeg Free Press, 06 Nov 2017 - Vendors hope to inform and educate THOUSANDS of people streamed into Winnipeg's first-ever HempFest Cannabis Expo this weekend to listen to presentations by industry leaders and check out exhibits set up by cannabis and hemp businesses from around the country.

US: Stop Saying Marijuana Cures Cancer, FDA Warns

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:00
New York Times, 02 Nov 2017 - WASHINGTON - Everyday Advanced Hemp Oil, Bosom Lotion and CBD Edibles Gummie Men may have their fans, but the Food and Drug Administration is not among them. Four companies selling those and dozens of other marijuana-derived dietary supplements have been warned by the F.D.A. to stop pitching their products as cures for cancer, a common but unproven claim in the industry.

CN BC: Column: Weed's Coming To A Dispensary Near You

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 07:00
The Daily Courier, 25 Oct 2017 - From the head of DEA to the pimple-faced skater punk, everybody knows that you can't kill weed - you may as well try to rid the world of dandelions and rainbows. Ready or not, weed will do what weeds do - they spread. But not to worry Mr. and Mrs. Buzzkill; think of marijuana as a phase that society is going through. Like a teenager going through a rebellious stage. Just like 99.9 per cent of the people reading this, teenagers will also try things like alcohol, tobacco and fornication.

CN ON: In Praise Of Marijuana

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 07:00
The Niagara Falls Review, 10 Oct 2017 - Former NHL player Riley Cote says marijuana helped him deal with the pain and anxiety that came with being an enforcer with the Philadelphia Flyers. "I used it as an ally," the Winnipeg native said Saturday at the Grow Up Cannabis Conference and Expo at Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls.

CN ON: Marijuana Advocate Back In Niagara Falls

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:00
The Tribune, 05 Oct 2017 - Grow Up Expo features Jodie Emery as speaker at convention focussed on impending legalization of marijuana next July Jodie Emery laughs when reminded of her last visit to Niagara Falls seven years ago.

CN ON: Pot Legislation 'Prohibition 2.0,' Emery Says

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:00
Niagara This Week, 05 Oct 2017 - The approach being taken by federal and provincial governments, when it comes to the legalization of marijuana is just another form of prohibition, says a woman who is a longtime advocate for allowing unrestricted access to cannabis. "We're seeing prohibition 2.0," said Jodie Emery, who along with her husband, Marc, have been campaigning for legalization for more than two decades. Jodie will be among the speakers taking part in the Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo taking place Friday and Saturday at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. "It's very upsetting."

US MA: Cannabis Exposition Comes To Boston And No, That Smell Is Not

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 07:00
Boston Globe, 05 Oct 2017 - Organizers of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition say they expect more than 2,000 people at the event Thursday and Friday at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston. It's the first time this particular exposition has come to town. The organizers also held events this year in New York and Los Angeles.

CN ON: Pot Advocate Back In Falls

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 07:00
The Niagara Falls Review, 03 Oct 2017 - Grow Up Expo features Jodie Emery as speaker at convention focused on impending legalization of marijuana next July Jodie Emery laughs when reminded of her last visit to Niagara Falls seven years ago.

US PA: Medical Marijuana Appeals Expose Flaws In Application Scoring

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:00
Morning Call, 23 Sep 2017 - More than 130 administrative appeals have been filed against the state Department of Health's Office of Medical Marijuana over a secret evaluation committee's handling of applications to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. More than 130 administrative appeals have been filed against the state Department of Health's Office of Medical Marijuana over a secret evaluation committee's handling of applications to grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. (HARRY FISHER / THE MORNING CALL)

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.