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Tue
08
Jan

U.S. surgeon general suggests making it easier for researchers to get marijuana

The United States should take a look at some of the restrictions it places on marijuana, according to the country’s top doctor.

Speaking last month at a law enforcement conference at Harvard University in Boston, Surgeon General Jerome Adams was asked about his views on the scheduling system which classifies drugs in the U.S.

“We need to look at our health laws, rules and regulations, and that includes the scheduling system. I’ll take it somewhere else – marijuana,” he said.

“We need to look at the way we schedule different medications across the board. One of the concerns I have with marijuana is the difficulty folks have to do research on it because of the scheduling system.”

Fri
04
Jan

Deadline looming for landlords wanting to ban smoking cannabis on their properties

The deadline is quickly approaching for landlords who want to restrict cannabis smoking on their properties — by Jan. 15 tenants need to be advised that their lease is changing to include a ban.

Once tenants receive notice of the proposed change to their lease, they have 30 days to contest it to the Régie du logement.

Kevin Lebeau, spokesperson for the Quebec Landlords Association, said there are many reasons a landlord might not want their tenants smoking pot. 

For one, they want to make sure their dwelling isn't seeped in cannabis smoke, he said. 

"Second of all, it can also constitute a nuisance for other tenants," Lebeau said. 

Fri
04
Jan

Legal marijuana industry toasts another banner year; more growth expected in 2019

The last year was a 12-month Champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.

Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, conservative Utah and Oklahoma embraced medical marijuana, and the U.S. East Coast got its first commercial pot shops. Canada ushered in broad legalization, and Mexico's Supreme Court set the stage for that country to follow.

U.S. drug regulators approved the first marijuana-based pharmaceutical to treat kids with a form of epilepsy, and billions of investment dollars poured into cannabis companies. Even main street brands like Coca-Cola said they are considering joining the party.

Fri
04
Jan

CBD to be used as a cure for PTSD?

Anxiety and stress follows you every single day and there are only a few exceptions when you are not stressed out? More and more acts of terrorism and the sense of threat that accompanies a large part of humanity have led us to today’s article. Another important reason is that new law in New York City, whose main hero is, of course, medical marijuana. Recognising the benefits of cannabis in effectively combating post-traumatic stress disorders, Senator Andrew Cuomo of New York signed a bill in November that now allows patients to use medical cannabis to treat the post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Thu
03
Jan

Why 2019 will be the year of weed

In 2018, pot reached a tipping point. A clear majority of Americans now wants to see the drug made fully legal. California and Canada began selling marijuana to anyone over 21.

Thu
03
Jan

Universities and colleges across Canada now growing marijuana on campus

Marijuana, long snuck on to college and university campuses for use in bongs and joints, is now being grown legally at several academic institutions across the country.

Eight academic institutions have obtained licences from Health Canada to cultivate cannabis for scientific purposes, allowing them to closely study the drug that was legalized for recreational use in October.

Some received special licences a few months before legalization and will be moving to licences with fewer restrictions in the future.

The University of Guelph is one of them.

Max Jones, an assistant professor in the department of agriculture, received cannabis plants several weeks ago after the school was granted a license in September.

Thu
03
Jan

Working to get medical cannabis into the hands of patients who need it

There has been a slew of recent media reports, including reader comments to The GrowthOp, detailing disruptions in the supply of medical cannabis products. Although Health Canada insists current product levels are adequate to meet demand overall, there may be local shortages in the supply of certain products and strains.

Wed
02
Jan

Eve and Co. completes full shipment of cannabis product

Ontario-based startup Eve & Co (TSXV: EVE; OTCQB: EEVVF), a cannabis company specifically marketed towards female consumers, just completed its first ever full shipment of product to the Cannabis NL website.

The company’s gender-focused specialization represents a potentially untapped corner of the market, with studies showing that marijuana usage to combat the effects of morning sickness is increasing among pregnant women.

Eve & Co provides cannabis products through subsidiary Natural MedCo Ltd, which is licensed for fresh and dried flower sales to provincial retailers under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.

Wed
02
Jan

3 medical marijuana stocks to buy

Often, when analysts or bloggers talk up the potential of marijuana stocks, the focus is on the consumer side of the industry. But some of the best stocks in the pot sector may be medical marijuana stocks.

Indeed, it’s on the medical side where growth likely is to be largest in the near term.

Canada did legalize recreational marijuana in October, but investors promptly sold the news in response. U.S. legalization is likely to be a long slog. Attitudes are mixed in Europe — but even in legalized markets anywhere, black market (and untaxed) operators will be able to take share.

Mon
31
Dec

How does Canada’s legalization of cannabis affect the medical cannabis patient? One Canadian’s perspective

Some call it reckless, others see it as trailblazing, but no matter how you look at it on Oct. 17, 2018, Cannabis became a fully legal commodity in Canada. After nearly 100 years of prohibition, Canada has ushered in an entirely new industry which has wide-ranging implications for nearly every facet of society. That includes everything from policing, health care, justice, politics, business, culture and of course the medical cannabis patient. Some are postulating that cannabis has become Canada’s business story of the year.

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