Canada’s Provinces Lining Up To Sell Pot

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CANADA: Following its announcement that the Province of Ontario is planning to add 150 new governments, the Province of New Brunswick has announced a multi-million dollar deal with cannabis producers. The easterly Province of New Brunswick has announced that it has developed a new Crown corporation for the supervision of cannabis sales for the government’s anticipated legalization of recreational cannabis July 2018. Read the full article…

Justin Trudeau And The Cannabis Factory

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CANADA: At a former Hershey’s chocolate factory just outside Ottawa a company called Tweed now produces a rather different confection: marijuana for Canada’s tightly regulated medical market. Under the gaze of surveillance cameras, scientists in lab coats concoct new cannabis-based blends in near-sterile conditions. A repurposed candy mixer does the blending. Only in the growing rooms Read the full article…

Colombia To Legalize Commercial Sale Of Medical Marijuana

The change is coming in an executive decree that President Juan Manuel Santos will soon sign into law.

COLOMBIA: Colombia’s government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said Thursday in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs. The change is coming in an executive decree that President Juan Manuel Santos will soon sign into law. It will regulate regulating Read the full article…

International Drug Laws: Iran Takes Steps Towards legalizing cannabis

he Expediency Council), illustrated what could become a potential alternative to Iran’s current drug policy – including a move which that could include measures towards legalization of cannabis and opium.

IRAN: After Uruguay courageously legalized the use of cannabis under a new drug policy, could Iran be the next country to make it legal? From the outside, the image of Iran as retrograde and inherently conservative hardly fits with the reality of a more dynamic domestic political debate within. But drug policy is one of the Read the full article…

Investors Get High On Marijuana

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NEW YORK: The business of legal weed is entering a new stage, as a broad infrastructure of related services, particularly financial, develops. Last year former videogame entrepreneur Dooma Wendschuh began soliciting investors for what he viewed as a big idea: distilled marijuana extracts, developed by scientists, that could be used for “edibles,” such as brownies, Read the full article…

Kamala Harris: War On Drugs Failed, Legalize Medical Marijuana

“Now is the time to end the federal ban on medical marijuana,” she said. “It is,” she said, then laughed.

CALIFORNIA: California’s top cop and candidate for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat, Kamala Harris, issued one of her strongest statements of support for medical cannabis this week. Speaking at the annual convention of California democrats, Harris said she would stand up for people, and challenge the policy of mass incarceration by recognizing the “war on drugs was Read the full article…

Marijuana Prohibition Is Unscientific, Unconstitutional, And Unjust

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A few days before the House of Representatives passed a federal ban on marijuana in June 1937, the Republican minority leader, Bertrand Snell of New York, confessed, “I do not know anything about the bill.” The Democratic majority leader, Sam Rayburn of Texas, educated him. “It has something to do with something that is called marihuana,” Read the full article…

In The Weeds: Republicans Paul, Christie, Perry Open To Softer Pot Laws Ahead Of 2016

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has arguably been the most vocal on the subject, saying the federal government should leave the issue entirely to the states.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Republicans eyeing the White House in 2016 are pushing their party to change its stance and accept a softening of federal marijuana laws — a dramatic shift from the GOP’s most recent contenders who railed against the drug and questioned its medicinal value. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has arguably been the most vocal on the Read the full article…

Hempstalk Festival 2013 – Campaigns Launched To End Cannabis Prohibition In Oregon

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OREGON: The ninth annual Portland Hempstalk is a compelling mix of upbeat music with a focus on ending Oregon’s marijuana prohibition. Hemp is the answer to many of Oregon’s practical needs. Hempstalk is Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th at Kelley Point Park, located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.