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CN ON: Core Cool To Hot-Button Pot Shop

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 08:00
London Free Press, 07 Feb 2017 - With legislation to legalize marijuana expected in the spring, a new player has emerged on London's increasingly crowded pot-dispensary scene. The Chronic Hub Social Club has opened at 119 Dundas St., the first marijuana dispensary to set up shop in the city's core.

CN AB: Charges Dropped Against Local Marijuana Dispensary Operators

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:00
Edmonton Sun, 21 Jan 2017 - One of the operators of an Edmonton storefront cannabis dispensary says he has joined an industry legalization committee after charges laid in a police raid were dropped. Aaron Bott, his brother Colin Bott and his mother and stepfather, Janice and Bob Cyre, were charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and production of a controlled substance when their non-profit "compassion club" was busted in July 2015.

US OR: 10,000 People Smoke Cannabis On Inauguration Day In

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:00
Willamette Week, 21 Jan 2017 - [photo] 10,000 People Smoke Cannabis on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. to Protest Trump's Pick of Drug Warrior Jeff Sessions The weed was pretty good. #Trump420 protest in Washington, D.C. (Corey Pein) An estimated 10,000 people lined up for five blocks to collect some 8,000 free joints at this morning's surprisingly punctual #Trump420 protest at Dupont Circle in Northwest Washington, DC.

US SC: Child Who Inspired Cannabidiol Law Receives First Doses

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 08:00
The State, 10 Jan 2017 - Mary Louise received her first dose of CBD oil Saturday, about four months after the bill allowing children to receive the oil extracted from marijuana was signed into law. The oil helps children like Mary Louise with severe epilepsy control their seizures. It took only a simple phrase to see how Mary Louise Swing's life would improve from cannabidiol.

US CA: Marijuana Brands Can Trademark Almost Anything, Except

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 07 Jan 2017 - Hi is a cannabis brand. Its logo -- "hi" in white letters inside an orange circle -- can be found above the front door of a Portland, Ore., marijuana shop and on a handful of cannabis products, including massage oil and Hi Releaf pain-relief balm. But you wouldn't guess any of that from Hi's trademark filings. In 2015, the brand's parent company, Cannabis Sativa Inc., filed a trademark application -- not for any of Hi's core products, but for hats, T-shirts and a wide array of other apparel.

US MD: State Panel Oks Medical Marijuana Rules

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 08:00
Baltimore Sun, 07 Jan 2017 - [photo] Maryland's medical marijuana program cleared a key hurdle Thursday as a state panel approved draft rules to govern the new businesses. (Erin Cox/Baltimore Sun) Maryland's medical marijuana program cleared a key hurdle Thursday as a state panel approved draft rules to govern the new businesses.

US CA: Column: Drug War Overkill

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 06 Jan 2017 - A pot bust against legal growers in Yolo County seems to go too far If ever you needed proof that we live in an age of confusion about marijuana laws, let me share with you the story of Ted Hicks and Ryan Mears, two Sacramento-area entrepreneurs who decided to start a legal medical cannabis business last year and ended up on the business end of assault rifles wielded by officers from a multi-agency, anti-drug task force.

CN AB: Legal Uncertainty Keeps Cannabidiol Off Shelves

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 08:00
Metro, 03 Jan 2017 - Substance not psychoactive, used for pain, and anxiety Some Edmonton vape shops are pulling products containing a substance derived from cannabis, amid confusion over its legality. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is illegal for anyone to purchase without a prescription, under the federal Controlled Substances and Drugs Act. The substance is not psychoactive - it's tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and not CBD that gets users high - which may be where the confusion comes in.

US PA: Hemp Is The New Tobacco

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 08:00
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 01 Jan 2017 - It looks like pot. It smells like pot. But it's hemp, marijuana's legal cousin, and it's taking over the Bluegrass state. Across the rolling hills of Kentucky, which just two decades ago was the most tobacco-dependent state in the country, farmers are planting less of the crop after rising health concerns shrunk demand. Instead, they're increasingly turning to hemp and have more than doubled sowings of the cannabis variety in 2016 to become the No. 2 producer in the U.S., trailing Colorado.

US PA: Some State Farmers To Grow Industrial Hemp

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 08:00
Morning Call, 31 Dec 2016 - [photo] Heather Skorinko had hoped to grow industrial hemp on her North Whitehall Township farm, but the state's restrictive pilot program will lock out most family farms, she said. (APRIL BARTHOLOMEW/THE MORNING CALL) Industrial hemp returns to Pennsylvania in 2017. So why are advocates so riled up?

US KY: Editorial: The Question Of Medical Marijuana Deserves A

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 08:00
Richmond Register, 27 Dec 2016 - Clouded by controversies surrounding the recreational use of pot and a common view that it is a gateway to more serious drug abuse and addiction, medical applications of marijuana are not clearly understood. Based on the reams of disclaimers included with every prescription, all forms of medicine have some unwanted -- and potentially harmful -- side effects. Certainly, marijuana will not be the exception.

CN AB: No Moves To Prepare For Pot Sales In Cochrane

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 08:00
Cochrane Eagle, 22 Dec 2016 - As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moves closer to following through with his campaign promise to legalize recreational cannabis, businesses and individuals are waiting to see the local impact and some feel that legalization would remove stigma surrounding those who also use cannabis for medical reasons. The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation released its final report to the federal government last week, which will be used to inform legislation to be introduced to parliament this spring.

US TN: Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced In Tennessee

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 08:00
Commercial Appeal, 12 Dec 2016 - NASHVILLE - Medical marijuana will again become a topic of discussion and legislation during the 2017 legislative session. An announcement from the House Republican Caucus on Friday said an official announcement will come next week from state Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, RNashville, who are planning to introduce legislation about medical marijuana.

CN NS: Bible Hill Home To Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 08:00
Truro Daily News, 06 Dec 2016 - Auntie's founder convinced of weed's medicinal abilities A medical marijuana dispensary operating in Bible Hill is making access easier for people who require it, clients say. The dispensary, called Auntie's Health and Wellness Center, is also beneficial because it offers medicinal cannabis in more forms and wider variety than conventional methods.

CN BC: Letter: Downtown Marijuana Businesses

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 08:00
Penticton Western, 02 Dec 2016 - As the proprietor of Valley Hemp Co., I have some deep thoughts on the matter (Penticton Western News, Nov. 30, Members of DPA nip dispensaries in the bud). Currently, we have completely unregulated operations selling completely unregulated products. These may have medicinal benefits, but administered improperly can be dangerous, or even downright charlatanism, potions that make outrageous and untrue claims and have little or no active ingredients.