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Where's the weed? Canada still struggles with pot shortage

Cannabis shortages appeared almost immediately after recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada four months ago. Provincial distributors blamed producers and federal regulators. One expert says the shortage could last five years.

Millennials keep pouring money into marijuana stocks

Cannabis stocks have gained popularity among investors at Robinhood, a free-trading app popular among younger traders, after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada.

Emergency calls for pets eating cannabis have increased 765%

Just as parents should keep marijuana-dosed candies out of reach from unsuspecting children, pet owners should take every precaution to keep edibles away from treat-seeking dogs.

Cannabis industry boosts demand for jobs

A new survey reveals that the growth in the legalization of cannabis and the corresponding increase in uses is leading to an increase in the range and types of jobs required to support the burgeoning cannabis economy.

Brewing a cannabis alternative — the rise of beverages Commissioned

The following story is sponsored content from Tidal Royalty. The development of cannabis beverages continues to capture the attention of investors, and business leaders within the industry see a lot of potential in the space.

Canopy Growth-backed Slang lists on CSE - Valued at $500 million

Canopy Growth-backed cannabis consumer product company Slang Worldwide Inc. began trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange on Tuesday with an implied market value of around C$500 million.

The incredible 10,000-year history humanity shares with cannabis

Today, as more countries change their laws and relax the legal restrictions surrounding the use of marijuana, one thing is missing from the discussion - the incredible 10,000-year history that cannabis shares with humankind.

Germany looking for home-grown legal marijuana growers

Germany has accepted bids for supply contracts from 79 prospective cannabis growers as the country seeks to develop its own medicinal marijuana industry and reduce reliance on imports from Canada and the Netherlands.

OurCrowd launches investment in global cannabis technology fund

Israeli-based OurCrowd and U.S.-based 7thirty Opportunity Fund have come together to to invest in early-stage companies aimed at applying new technology to the cannabis industry.

Study shows 45% of patients end benzodiazepine use with cannabis

On Thursday, Canadian cannabis company, Aleafia Health Inc. released what it believes is the first study reporting reduced benzodiazepine use among patients initiated and monitored on medical cannabis.

Bloomberg says legalizing marijuana was 'stupid'

It's 'the stupidest thing anybody has ever done', according to Michael Bloomberg. This isn't a reference to inventing nuclear weapons or the Vietnam war, but the legalization of marijuana.

Green Growth Brands goes public with Aphria takeover offer

Leamington - Green Growth Brands (GGB), a US-based marijuana company, on Tuesday, announced that it filed an offer to acquire all Aphria outstanding common shares through an all-stock deal.

U.S. hemp production could rise once government shutdown ends

The recently passed 2018 farm bill included the legalization of the production of industrial hemp. Farmers and business owners have started planning for a big crop this year, but the government shutdown means they must wait for now.

Canopy Growth dominates world market — Expands into UK and Poland

Canopy Growth Corporation announced on Monday the expansion of their global reach into the United Kingdom and Poland through its medically-focused business, Spectrum Cannabis.

Canopy Growth pops after license to process hemp in New York

Canopy Growth announced Monday that it has received a license from New York state to process hemp, a source of the popular ingredient cannabidiol.

Increased use in cannabis could be bad for dental hygiene

Canadian dental hygienists are calling for a new cannabis conversation centered around dental hygiene. This arises following the legalization of recreational cannabis in the country and an increase in the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Cannabis firms need to capture what Millennials want

Millennials are highly influential over many aspects of the economy and cannabis is no exception, especially given the high-usage rates of cannabis by millennials. Consequently, cannabis firms need to understand what appeals to millennials

Virginia lawmakers introduce bills to legalize cannabis use

Richmond - Marijuana would be legalized in Virginia under legislation that was introduced on January 8. The two new bills are among more than 10 cannabis-related proposals that lawmakers in the Commonwealth will be considering this year.

Massachusetts moves closer to cannabis 'cafes' and home delivery

Boston - Massachusetts is inching closer to licensing so-called “cannabis cafes” where individuals could smoke the drug in a communal setting, while also allowing for the home delivery of marijuana.

Piper Jaffray joins brokerages covering the cannabis industry

Piper Jaffray initiated coverage on cannabis producers Tilray and Canopy Growth on Tuesday, joining a short — but growing — list of Wall Street brokerages watching the industry.

Canada's cannabis sales top $43 million in two weeks

Cannabis is an increasingly lucrative business venture and the recent legalization in Canada is a case in point. Sales data indicates that sales of cannabis in Canada in the two weeks after legalization has totaled $43 million.

Health Canada releases draft regulations on cannabis edibles

Ottawa - Health Canada has released draft regulations for cannabis edibles and extracts, which include strict limits on dosage and ingredients. The public will have 60 days to voice their opinions regarding the new regulations.

New Zealand to hold 'referendum' on legal pot

Wellington - New Zealand will hold a referendum on legalising recreational marijuana when the South Pacific nation votes in its next general election in 2020, the government announced Tuesday.

A marijuana tax could help fix New York's crumbling subway system

New York City's subway system has been in a "state of emergency" for more than a year now, as Gov. Cuomo once described.

Legalization of cannabis sets Canadian researchers free

Canada was the first G7 country to legalize cannabis. By doing so, the country also allowed researchers to openly pursue a greater quantity and quality of cannabis science than ever before - thrusting Canada to the frontlines of research in the weed.

Pot-infused beverage market could hit $600 million by 2022

With recreational cannabis already legal in Canada, and more states in the U.S. opting to legalize the product, the interest in cannabis-infused alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks is on the rise.

Why technology companies are interested in the cannabis industry

Now that, in many countries, cannabis is becoming big business, technology companies are offering technological solutions, from machine learning to improve cultivation to blockchain to ensure transparent transactions.

Funding the next stage of growth in the cannabis industry

For cannabis companies looking to profit from this rush, the time is now to get the right capital in place to meet the coming market demand explosion.

Canada has a legal pot problem — there's not enough weed

The cannabis shortages currently plaguing many Canadian provinces are driven by regulatory and production missteps, both predictable and inevitable, according to industry insiders.

Mexican Congress eyes legalizing pot

Mexico - President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's future interior minister introduced a bill Tuesday to legalize marijuana in Mexico, a country wracked by violence fueled by its powerful drug cartels.
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Canada's parliament is debating the government's bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana
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File photo: Cannabis setup inside a residential premises that was discovered by UK police officers.
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HOMEGROWN: Oregon decriminalization advocate Paul Stanford stands in the marijuana garden maintained by his organization, The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, in Portland in 2013.
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Frankie the sniffer dog found a cannabis farm as well as undisclosed amounts of undelivered mail.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
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Six people were injured, four critically, in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid, Spain.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
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A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A variety of space cakes from Amsterdam.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.

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