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Thu
18
Feb

Is Delta-8 THC Legal? What Does The Law Says?

Attitudes to cannabis products in the country are changing. In many states, it is legal to buy marijuana for medical use, and some states also allow recreational use of weed.

Fri
12
Feb

If You're Thinking About Trying Legal Cannabis, Here Are 4 Ways to Do It Without Smoking or Vaping

On February 1, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a statement firmly stating his position on marijuana: It's time to legalize. Though that process will take time, the end of marijuana prohibition could usher in a host of new ways for people to consume their favorite strains recreationally. 

Fri
12
Feb

Seriously, Every Country in the World Should Have Dispensaries

Medical cannabis legalization can come in many forms, and as such, not all medical cannabis programs, like dispensaries, are created equal.

On one end of the medical cannabis policy spectrum are countries that only permit limited use of CBD medicines/products.

Technically those countries have legalized medical cannabis, however, only in an extremely limited fashion.

On the other end of the spectrum are countries that have fully embraced cannabis as a medicine and patients have safe access to it, complete with the legal right to cultivate cannabis at home.

One component of a medical cannabis program is particularly important at least when it comes to fighting the opioid epidemic.

Thu
11
Feb

The (Arrested) Rise of Craft Cannabis in Canada

It’s no secret that the rollout of cannabis legalization has underperformed in countries like Canada. Since legalization in October of 2018, industry experts have warned that the projections of the big cannabis firms and venture capitalists far exceeded the expected demand from the legal market.

Thu
11
Feb

Ontario authorizes 420th cannabis retail store

In a well-timed tweet, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced that the province’s 420th cannabis retail store has been authorized to open.

The AGCO, which regulates cannabis retail in Ontario, sent the tweet at 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

After an incomprehensibly slow retail rollout, the province has picked up the pace in recent months. In December, the AGCO reported that it would, once again, double the pace of its cannabis Retail Store Authorizations (RSAs) and issue up to 80 each month.

In September of last year, the agency took steps to double its monthly RSAs from 20 to 40 a month.

Tue
09
Feb

How are Industry Leaders in Cannabis Working to Dismantle Systemic Racism?

Cannabis is not the only industry that can act as a microcosm of the world but it may be the most prominent. Cannabis is still federally illegal so there are many areas in which people can be turned away from participating due to previous arrests for cannabis.

During the Fall Emerge 2020 Virtual Cannabis Conference & Expo, Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM) Founder and CEO Roz McCarthy led a panel discussion with industry-leading advocacy organizations. Together, they addressed the myriad concerns surrounding social equity within the cannabis industry.  

Thu
04
Feb

As Canada Enters Cannabis 2.0: A New Chance for Brands to Stand Out

When you go to the grocery store, do you pick your tomatoes based on the greenhouse they came from? Or do you just pick the ones that look the best and go about your day?

Wed
03
Feb

Sweet haul: Saskatoon police’s drug bust includes 55 jars of cannabis-infused honey

A 23-year-old man faces 19 drug and weapon charges after an early-morning bust by the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) revealed various cannabis-related products and evidence of psilocybin being produced.

After observing activity consistent with drug trafficking, officers with SPS’s drug and tactical support units arrived at the first location at about 2:45 a.m. on Jan. 29 to execute a warrant at an apartment, notes a police statement.

During the search, officers found various forms of cannabis products, cannabis, psilocybin, cash and evidence of psilocybin production.

Mon
01
Feb

Canadian man jailed for attempting to enter Singapore with a cannabis vape pen

A Canadian man who works in Singapore has been jailed for 16 weeks after trying to enter the country with a cannabis vape pen that contained tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

According to a report from TODAY, 29-year-old Daniel Moher was gifted the pen, which contained 0.35 grams of liquid, by a friend in Canada. Moher then attempted to conceal it inside a deodorant bottle when he returned to Singapore.

The court heard that Moher has been grieving the loss of another friend and was consuming cannabis to cope.

Fri
29
Jan

Should Legal Cannabis be Taxed According to Potency?

The legal cannabis industry is booming virtually anywhere sales are allowed.

For most legal cannabis countries, the industry is limited to just medical cannabis. After all, only Uruguay and Canada allow adult-use sales at the national level so far.

Of course, some areas in the United States also allow legal adult-use cannabis sales, but not the entire country.

New Zealand almost became the third country to legalize cannabis for adult use in 2020 with a legalization measure on the ballot. Unfortunately, the measure was turned down by voters.

This year a handful of countries may legalize cannabis. Mexico and Israel seem to be all but certain to get legalization to the finish line in 2021, with a few other countries also pursuing legalization.

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