Condos rushing to ban pot smoking before legalization, leaving some residents fuming

TORONTO — Gerald Major goes out on the back balcony of his condo several times a day, leaning against the wall and smoking or vaping medicinal cannabis to ease the pain and other symptoms of severe arthritis. But the looming legalization...
West Vancouver bans dispensaries

West Vancouver banning dispensaries is to have a “cautionary approach”

West Vancouver banning dispensaries and cannabis production is not a full-fledged a prohibitionist approach, argues one official. West Vancouver, which is more than 42 thousand in population, became on Monday the latest municipality in BC to ban...
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Benefits of legalizing marijuana reduce police’s burden: Study

Benefits of legalizing marijuana are not only economical but it also reduces bottlenecks at the police department. A US study, observing how the legalization of marijuana in both Colorado and Washington, has “produced some...
NFL reinstates Cowboys player after suspension for cannabis

NFL reinstates Cowboys player after suspension for cannabis

FRISCO, Texas — The NFL has reinstated Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who was suspended all of last season over multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. The league said Tuesday that Gregory can...

Amsterdam Cannabis Cup 2018 had some winners

The three-day Amsterdam Cannabis Cup showcased many hard-working people from the cannabis market. The Dutch festival featured producers, innovators, and company owners of cannabis that came out to advertise and showcase their products. It was not...
ABcann cannabis facility in Napanee in midst of $30 million expansion

ABcann cannabis facility in Napanee in midst of $30 million expansion

ABcann, a medicinal cannabis company, began its business in Napanee four years ago. Now that legalization is in sight, the company has set its own sights on the recreational use market. To meet the demands of commercial use,...
Cannabis company Aphria expands to south with acquisition

Cannabis company Aphria expands to south with acquisition

LEAMINGTON, Ont. — Aphria Inc. says it's preparing to expand its cannabis business into South America and Jamaica by acquiring a subsidiary of Scythian Biosciences Inc. for an undisclosed price. The Ontario-based company says it will...
Prosecutors change policy for cannabis smuggling in Arizona

Prosecutors change policy for cannabis smuggling in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. — People caught smuggling marijuana into Arizona from Mexico will also face penalties for crossing the border illegally under a shift in policy by federal prosecutors. The increased penalty called for by the...
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US fired worker argues marijuana use didn’t violate company policy

METHUEN, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman who was fired by a food services company for her recreational marijuana use says she was wrongfully terminated. The Eagle-Tribune reports that 55-year-old Bernadette Coughlin was fired last month...
OPP warn about designer drug Flakka

Ontario police warn about designer drug Flakka, sold on streets as Xanax

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Ont. — Provincial police are warning that a synthetic drug known as "Flakka" is believed to be circulating in Northumberland County. They say the drug is being sold on the streets as Xanax. Police say Flakka is...
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