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Canada Announces Craft-Scale Licenses for Smaller Cannabis Producers

Originally posted on Leafy by HARRISON JORDAN The Government of Canada today announced the establishment of a licensing system that divides cannabis producers between “Standard” and  “Micro” designations under the upcoming adult-use regulatory scheme. Micro licenses carve out a space for small-scale producers. Licenses will also be available for nurseries and hemp growers. The new licenses would allow smaller producers …

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Marijuana and ADHD

Originally posted on LeafScience. Many adults use marijuana to cope with ADHD, but there are some risks. One of the most popular reasons people use marijuana is to relax and calm their thoughts. Many people choose to take advantage of this to help treat disorders that are associated with an overactive mind, such as ADHD. There are not many scientific …

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Study Finds Alcohol 10 Times More Deadly Than Cannabis on the Road

Originally posted on Leafly by BRUCE BARCOTT Researchers who examined drug tests from drivers involved in more than 3,600 auto crashes have found that alcohol is about ten times more likely to cause a fatal crash than cannabis. Drunk drivers were 17.8 more likely to cause a fatal crash than sober drivers. Cannabis-influenced drivers were 1.65 times more likely. In …

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Legalization Fever Has Canadian Marijuana Stocks In a ‘Melt Up’

Originally posted on Bloomberg by Jen Skerritt Canadian marijuana producers jumped again Monday, with one in particular surging to new highs amid optimism over its prospects in Quebec. Aurora Cannabis Inc. jumped as much as 24 percent and is now up more than 80 percent this month, fueled by rising revenue and speculation it can secure a strong market position in …

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Will Medical Marijuana Get You High?

Originally posted on greenrelief Your grandmother might be doing it. So might your next door neighbour, your boss, or a conservative friend. Smoking medical marijuana, that is. Or maybe they’re thinking about using it for a chronic health condition but are afraid to. What if medical marijuana gets you high? After all, getting high on a substance that was once …

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On Legalization’s 5th Anniversary, Here’s What We’ve Learned

Originally posted on Leafly by DAVID BIENENSTOCK Monday, November 6, 2017, marks the five-year anniversary of the glorious day in 2012 when Colorado and Washington voted to become the first two US states to legalize recreational cannabis. “We have not experienced any significant issues as a result of legalization.” – Dr. Larry Wolk, Head of Colorado’s Department of Public Health Since then, …

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Poland Legalizes Medical Cannabis

Originally posted on Leafy by Lisa Rough Nearly two years after joining the Polish parliament, former rapper turned politician Piotr Krzysztof Liroy-Marzec, aka Liroy, has finally managed to gain enough support to pass legislation legalizing the use of cannabis for medical reasons. After a long, arduous battle through parliament, November 1st marked the first day that cannabis can be legally …

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Canadian Edibles Get a Green Light, Licensed Producers Rejoice

Originally posted on Leafly by RANDI DRUZIN Seven months before the Cannabis Act was even introduced, executives of Organigram, a licensed cannabis producer based in New Brunswick, were so confident edibles would soon be introduced to the Canadian market that they signed a product development and distribution deal with an American company that has a line of cannabis oil extracts and …

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New Brunswick Community College to Launch Canada’s First Cannabis Cultivation Program

Originally posted by CTV Atlantic The Community College of New Brunswick has partnered with a Moncton-based marijuana producer to launch Canada’s first medical cannabis cultivation program. Twenty-five people will be accepted into the first cohort of the 12-week trial program. The students will learn about horticulture and how to meet strict medical marijuana regulations from Health Canada, while getting hands-on experience …

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‘Corona, Lime, & Cannabis, Please’: Big Brewer Enters Marijuana Biz

Originally posted on Leafly by BRUCE BARCOTT Constellation Brands, one of the United States’ largest alcohol distributors, has taken a 9.9% stake in the Canadian cannabis firm Canopy Growth, according to a report by Jennifer Maloney and David George-Cosh in the Wall Street Journal. Canopy and Constellation say they plan to develop cannabis-infused beverages for the legal adult market. Constellation Brands just …