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The Unlikeliest State is Voting on Marijuana in November

This conservative state could be going green by this fall. Despite the fact that marijuana stocks had a miserable 2019, cannabis momentum marches on in North America. For instance, by no later than April 30, we should see Mexico officially become the third country in the world to legalize adult-use weed. This follows the country’s …

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Veterans Affairs Canada Considers Expanding Cannabis Vaping Reimbursement Program Despite Health Concerns

Veterans Affairs Canada is considering adding disposable vaping pens to a reimbursement program that has spent more than $2-million on cannabis vaporizers for military vets since 2015, despite growing health concerns around those products. More than five years ago, the federal department classified vaporizers as medical devices and began reimbursing veterans and former RCMP officers …

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Governor of New Mexico Starts Campaign to Legalize Marijuana

Calling it a potential “an economic game-changer” for the state, New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham initiated a campaign to legalize recreational marijuana.  “The legislature has the opportunity to pass the largest job-creation program in New Mexico in a decade,” Grisham said this week as she outlined her legislative priorities for the new session, as quoted …

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Florida Teacher In Danger of Losing His Job Because He Uses Medical Marijuana

The board of Marion County Public Schools in Florida has suspended a Belleview High School teacher and student services manager over his use of medical cannabis. Mike Hickman, 50, was placed on unpaid leave after the Superintendent of Schools, Heidi Maier, recommended he be fired for testing positive for cannabinoids in early November 2019. Hickman …

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Santana on His ‘Smooth’ Move Into the Cannabis Market

The celebrity cannabis business club has a new member: Carlos Santana. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is partnering with Left Coast Ventures, the same California company that provides flower for Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart’s Mind Your Head brand and Marley Natural. Asked how the Left Coast partnership came together, Santana, 72, told …

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City Councillors Give Pot Stores Green Light

City councillors are unanimous in their support of allowing legal cannabis retail stores in Brantford. “It’s time we opted in,” said Mayor Kevin Davis at a community development committee meeting on Tuesday. Davis has been working with the province over the past year to help municipalities get more control over where stores can be located …

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Cannabis Edibles in High Demand but Not Quite a Jackpot for Toronto Store Owners Facing Shortages

Cannabis customers are gobbling up the new edible products introduced this week in Ontario’s legal pot shops. Stores are selling out of the pot-laced gummies, cookies and chocolates — as well as new vape and tea products — as soon as they hit the shelves, several proprietors say. “They are going very, very quickly,” says …

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Province Taking an ‘Odd’ Approach to Privatizing Cannabis Sales, Says Professor

Cannabis retailers will face same problems under new system, says Brock University professor. An Ontario business professor says New Brunswick should consider allowing cannabis retailers to sell their product within other stores, rather than forcing operators to sell their product in stand-alone locations. Michael Armstrong, an associate professor of operations research at Brock University in …

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Cannabis Edibles Fly Off Shelves on First Day of Ontario Sales

Thursday was the first day of legal cannabis edibles sales in Ontario, and in some regions, it would appear that the public had been waiting. At some of the province’s brick and mortar dispensary locations as well as its government-run online store, edible products including cannabis-infused teas and candies sold with quickness.  Edibles were legalized …

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