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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Legal cannabis draws huge lineups as stores open in Calgary

2 retail locations open in city as recreational pot becomes legal in Canada CBC News About 250 pot enthusiasts bundled up against the cold and lined up outside one of Calgary’s two new cannabis retail shops early Wednesday morning, keen to be among the first customers on Day 1 of legal recreational cannabis in Canada. Security and Calgary police were on hand for any necessary crowd control at 420 Premium Market as it got ready to open for business at 10 a.m. in a strip mall at 9737 Macleod Trail S.W. Amber Craig, the company’s vice-president of marketing, says...

2 retail locations open in city as recreational pot becomes legal in Canada CBC News About 250 pot enthusiasts bundled up against the cold and lined up outside one of Calgary’s two new cannabis retail shops early Wednesday morning,...

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Day One : Legal Weed and Crooked Politics

By Cannabis Culture Magazine Canadians rejoiced and lined-up cash-in-hand today as nationwide, cannabis was sold legally from designated retailers. These outlets are licensed and controlled by elites from the halls of government, law enforcement and business. And your tax dollars will land in their pockets. That’s right, we the red-eyed, dirty, goddamn pot smoking layabouts can buy our weed and we all ought to be wearing a smile. We can buy it…BUT we have to buy it from them. The same cops and politicians who busted up families and threw pot smokers in jail for the last eight decades...

By Cannabis Culture Magazine Canadians rejoiced and lined-up cash-in-hand today as nationwide, cannabis was sold legally from designated retailers. These outlets are licensed and controlled by elites from the halls of government, law enforcement and business. And your tax...

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canada: Keys for sellers to unlock huge market opportunity

Submitted by Marijuana News Tilray Inc. (TLRY) shares are up 630% year-to-date. Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) is up 133% this year. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF) is up 55% on the year. Medmen Enterprises Inc. (MMNFF) is up 118% this year. The volatile, yet promising cannabis industry may have just gotten another tailwind. Cannabis is set to be completely legalized in all of Canada, effective Wednesday Oct. 17. Canadian law allows individual provinces to tailor specific rules as they’d like to some degree, but the legal age to purchase has indeed been set to 18. Industry experts are still doing...

Submitted by Marijuana News Tilray Inc. (TLRY) shares are up 630% year-to-date. Canopy Growth Corp. (CGC) is up 133% this year. Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF) is up 55% on the year. Medmen Enterprises Inc. (MMNFF) is up 118% this...

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

DMG Blockchain will build a blockchain-based platform for the cannabis industry

Submitted by Marijuana News In a press release published earlier today, DMG Blockchain announced that it will build a blockchain based supply management platform for the Cannabis industry. Using DMG’s platform, producers, distributors, retailers, shippers, regulators, and others in the Cannabis supply chain will be able to ensure product traceability, safety, and transparency when it comes to the Cannabis business. The platform is set to deploy in Canada first, and later expand globally. DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. is a Vancouver based company focused on mining services and applying blockchain technology to supply chains. There are two parts to DMG, one is maintaining a… View Article

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Canada and cannabis legalization: Reaction in the United States

Submitted by Bruce Kennedy As Canada makes history with its nationwide legalization of cannabis, some observers in the United States are watching with a sense of cautious optimism; in the hopes that their northern neighbor’s actions might end up having a positive impact on America’s cannabis legalization movement. But there are also concerns about the unintended legal consequences of Canada’s cannabis legalization when it comes to the tens of millions of Canadians and Americans who cross their mutual border annually. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a statement late last month, clarifying its policies regarding “Canada’s Legalization of...

Submitted by Bruce Kennedy As Canada makes history with its nationwide legalization of cannabis, some observers in the United States are watching with a sense of cautious optimism; in the hopes that their northern neighbor’s actions might end up...

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

The Big Day: Canada makes marijuana legal, and a national experiment begins

Submitted by Marijuana News Canada on Wednesday became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation with its biggest public policy challenge in decades. Newfoundlanders became the first Canadians to be able to smoke pot legally, when retailers there opened in the country’s easternmost province at midnight. Across the rest of the country, government-run stores were preparing to greet consumers, who will be able to choose among pre-rolled joints, fresh or dried marijuana flowers and cannabis oil — all...

Submitted by Marijuana News Canada on Wednesday became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation with its biggest...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Trump Administration Seeks Public Comments on Marijuana Reclassification

By Tom Angell, Forbes The federal government wants your input on whether marijuana should be reclassified under global drug treaties to which the U.S. is a party. Specifically, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for public comments about the “abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use” of cannabis and several other substances now under international review. Under current U.S. federal law as well as global drug policy agreements, marijuana is classified in the most restrictive category of Schedule I. At home, that means it is considered...

By Tom Angell, Forbes The federal government wants your input on whether marijuana should be reclassified under global drug treaties to which the U.S. is a party. Specifically, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for public...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Data reveals US citizens frequently stopped at border for cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News Security at the US-Mexico border has been a political talking point for years, but it’s become an increasingly divisive issue in the age of Trump. His contentious relationship with Mexico is frequently tied to the moment he announced his presidential bid back in 2015, when he infamously called Mexicans “rapists” and accused them of “bringing drugs and crime” into the United States. That speech was a defining moment for then-candidate Trump, but it went without saying that his comments were rooted in several falsehoods. Now, new data is revealing just how much the president got...

Submitted by Marijuana News Security at the US-Mexico border has been a political talking point for years, but it’s become an increasingly divisive issue in the age of Trump. His contentious relationship with Mexico is frequently tied to the...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Canadian countdown: Marijuana legalization in less than one week

Submitted by Marijuana News Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana. Beren and other formerly illicit growers are helping cultivate it. The buyers no longer are unlawful dealers or dubious medical dispensaries; it’s the Canadian government. On Oct. 17, Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Uruguay launched legal sales...

Submitted by Marijuana News Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

U.S. government clarifies policy on border crossing for Canadian cannabis employees

Submitted by Celia Carr After headlines circulated about how cannabis professionals should be concerned when crossing the border, the U.S. government said in a statement Tuesday that Canadian cannabis professionals are free to cross the border for non-work related reasons. “A Canadian citizen working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in Canada, coming to the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry will generally be admissible to the U.S.,” the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said in the statement. The confusion stems from another statement made in September from U.S. Customs that said...

Submitted by Celia Carr After headlines circulated about how cannabis professionals should be concerned when crossing the border, the U.S. government said in a statement Tuesday that Canadian cannabis professionals are free to cross the border for non-work related...

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