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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

In the legal weed industry, women are more likely to be executives

Jane West is all about Mary Jane. The former corporate-event planner from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado founded an eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand and a pot-party planning company, Edible Events, in 2014. She believes women should be flooding the legal weed business. Now. Before men lock it down. “First, I want every woman to know that there’s a place for you in this industry, and there will never be a better time to find it,” West says. “The legal cannabis industry doesn’t have the entrenched patriarchal power structures that dominate most of professional life, and the sector is growing...

Jane West is all about Mary Jane. The former corporate-event planner from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado founded an eponymous cannabis lifestyle brand and a pot-party planning company, Edible Events, in 2014. She believes women should be flooding the...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe Featured

Bologna: Ganja Paradise

By Adèle Saingenest Chrabanski As Italy flirts with the idea of legalisation, the city of Bologna already seems to be laying the groundwork for cannabis to blossom. Mild weed shops, stressed students, street dealers… everyone seems to be benefitting from the herb whose trade can spark cold sweats. Report. Monday morning, 9 am – the sky is blue over Via Zamboni and the surrounding neighbourhood, where most of the University of Bologna department buildings are located. Francesca* is late for her first class, but she would have liked to smoke up before starting her day. Unfortunately, she finished her stash yesterday and...

By Adèle Saingenest Chrabanski As Italy flirts with the idea of legalisation, the city of Bologna already seems to be laying the groundwork for cannabis to blossom. Mild weed shops, stressed students, street dealers… everyone seems to be benefitting...

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on October 16, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Cannabis Industry Hit Hard by California Wildfires

By Duke London As wildfires rage across the state of California, it has become devastatingly clear who is in command. “This is an example of nature in control, and we are doing what we can, but we’re not being that effective at stopping the fire,” explained Cal Fire Battalion Chief Marshall Tuberville. Another source from Cal Fire reported that firefighting teams had contained “zero percent” of the sprawling blazes as of Monday night, which at that point had touched an estimated 100,000 acres. An additional 100,000 acres have been scorched since. Current reports state that 32 lives have been lost...

By Duke London As wildfires rage across the state of California, it has become devastatingly clear who is in command. “This is an example of nature in control, and we are doing what we can, but we’re not being that...

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on October 14, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Government releases legal limits for drugged driving but can’t say how much pot is too much

Federal government and experts say they expect the new offences to be challenged in court By Peter Zimonjic, Catherine Cullen The federal government has released a draft of its planned drug concentration levels but admits the new rules provide no guidance on how much marijuana it would take to push a driver over the legal limit. “It should be noted that THC is a more complex molecule than alcohol and the science is unable to provide general guidance to drivers about how much cannabis can be consumed before it is unsafe to drive or before the proposed levels would be...

Federal government and experts say they expect the new offences to be challenged in court By Peter Zimonjic, Catherine Cullen The federal government has released a draft of its planned drug concentration levels but admits the new rules provide no...

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on October 13, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Washington State: Seniors Spend More on Marijuana Products

By Monterey Bud Legal marijuana sales in Washington State have provided academics a rather unique opportunity – the ability to analyze and examine marijuana sales by demographics. Market data company Headset confirmed in their October report what most already suspected – “Cannabis is most popular with Millennials.” Gathered from Headset’s database of customers, who voluntarily registered for a Washington State rewards programs, the study assessed the buying habits of four age groups, scrutinized their “brand preference,” and identified any age-related “price sensitivity.” For the study, the company dissected Washington State’s recreational sales for September and categorized purchases in four demographics:...

By Monterey Bud Legal marijuana sales in Washington State have provided academics a rather unique opportunity – the ability to analyze and examine marijuana sales by demographics. Market data company Headset confirmed in their October report what most already suspected...

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on October 12, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Atlanta Mayor Signs Pot Decrim Bill Into Law

By Adam Drury    A bill decriminalizing marijuana in Atlanta was signed into law today. And then it wasn’t. And then it was. Thanks to a bizarre series of tweets, the people of Atlanta were left wondering whether mayor Kasim Reed had actually signed the marijuana ordinance. But now, we have confirmation: the Atlanta mayor signed a marijuana decrim bill into law. Decrim Ordinance Confirmed After ‘Political Stunt’ Just over a week ago, on October 2, the Atlanta City Council held a vote on a city ordinance that would significantly lower the penalties for anyone caught with cannabis. The...

By Adam Drury    A bill decriminalizing marijuana in Atlanta was signed into law today. And then it wasn’t. And then it was. Thanks to a bizarre series of tweets, the people of Atlanta were left wondering whether mayor...

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on October 12, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Colorado cannabis sales reach $1 billion in eight months

Submitted by Marijuana News Marijuana sales are through the roof in Colorado, and the numbers are escalating quickly: In 2017 it took just eight months to reach the lauded billion-dollar mark, while in 2016 it took 10 months. Cannabis retailers recorded $1.02 billion in recreational and medicinal sales through August. Year to date sales went up 21 percent from the first eight months of 2016, when the total came in at $846.5 million.This year, the taxes from total sales will equal more than $162 million in taxes and fees for Colorado’s treasury, which means great things for the state, its...

Submitted by Marijuana News Marijuana sales are through the roof in Colorado, and the numbers are escalating quickly: In 2017 it took just eight months to reach the lauded billion-dollar mark, while in 2016 it took 10 months. Cannabis retailers...

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on October 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Corporate Canada warms to marijuana industry

Submitted by Marijuana News Snappy business suits and crisp white lab coats aren’t what immediately pop to mind when one thinks of marijuana. But as high-flying professionals decamp from established industries for the promise of a Canadian green rush, jeans and T-shirts may be on the way out as the official workplace attire of the cannabis industry. Over the past year or two, lawyers, scientists, marketing professionals and the denizens of C-Suite Canada have been moving into the industry, which is hungry for talent and filled with expectations of profit. With medical marijuana legal and the country preparing for...

Submitted by Marijuana News Snappy business suits and crisp white lab coats aren’t what immediately pop to mind when one thinks of marijuana. But as high-flying professionals decamp from established industries for the promise of a Canadian green rush,...

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on October 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

What could marijuana edibles mean for Ontario restaurants?

Submitted by Marijuana News People want to eat marijuana. Which is odd, because it doesn’t taste good, and the intoxication is like an all-you-can-worry anxiety buffet. Plus, in its current, black-market form, there’s no way to know how much THC is in each bite, or whether the product has been lab-tested to confirm its contents. Nevertheless, people love it: Dalhousie University recently conducted a survey on public perception of marijuana edibles. Of 1,087 Canadians polled, 39 per cent said they’d try it if it were available in restaurants. Bakers and chefs are lining up to meet that demand. “I...

Submitted by Marijuana News People want to eat marijuana. Which is odd, because it doesn’t taste good, and the intoxication is like an all-you-can-worry anxiety buffet. Plus, in its current, black-market form, there’s no way to know how much...

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on October 12, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada Featured

Anti-pot petition sponsored by Brad Trost nets almost 13,000 signatures

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix   Almost 13,000 people have signed a petition sponsored by Saskatoon–University MP Brad Trost calling on Canadian lawmakers to revoke legislation that is expected to legalize the use and possession of recreational marijuana next summer. Presented to the House of Commons late last month, the petition describes cannabis as “a substance with very little benefit and an enormous potential for addiction and abuse” and argues that regulations proposed in Bill C-45 will make it difficult to control. “Considering all of cannabis legalization’s negative aspects, cannabis legalization does not seem like the ideal step towards ensuring...

Alex MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix   Almost 13,000 people have signed a petition sponsored by Saskatoon–University MP Brad Trost calling on Canadian lawmakers to revoke legislation that is expected to legalize the use and possession of recreational marijuana next summer....

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