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New Zealand to hold 'reeferendum' 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.

How Diem plans to sell cannabis to one billion people

Friends turned cannabis entrepreneurs have big market ambitions. This is the story of Diem and how they plan to grow from Oregon across the United States.

Cannabis company Diem is on a mission to 'seize the day'

How a $12.5-million investment is helping these entrepreneurs expand their mission of empowerment through cannabis across the U.S.

Why cannabis affects women differently to men

New research finds that cannabis affects women differently to men. The reason behind the difference lines up with the activities of different hormones. This explains why men are four times more likely to try cannabis; and why women are more vulnerable.

Canada’s legal marijuana rollout plagued with distribution issues

Canada officially legalized marijuana, but people across the country have had a tough time accessing the product legally.

Colorado cannabis trial could affect U.S. pot production

Denver - A federal trial beginning Monday in Denver, Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the U.S. marijuana industry. A jury will consider a lawsuit using the federal anti-racketeering law to target cannabis companies.

Supply shortage forces Canada pot shops to curtail hours

Montr - A little more than a week after Canada legalized cannabis, supply shortages are forcing Quebec pot dispensaries to curtail hours, they said Friday, while Ontario's online store is still trying to clear a huge order backlog.

Mexico may be next to legalize cannabis: incoming FM

Montr - Mexico "absolutely" could follow Canada's lead in legalizing marijuana as a way to reduce violence generated by a war on drugs that "doesn't work," its incoming foreign minister said Tuesday.

University of Connecticut runs cannabis horticulture course

The legalization of cannabis in many parts of North America is starting to impact on different parts of society, and this includes education. The University of Connecticut is set to run a course with a differences.

Alpha Woman looks to foster fierce women in cannabis

While many had hoped that the developing cannabis industry would become a playground for diverse, inclusive business leaders and executives, the industry is falling behind.

Canada pot stores run out of supplies, more lineups

Ottawa - Day two of legal recreational cannabis in Canada on Thursday saw more long lineups outside pot stores and supply shortages in parts of the country.

Canada becomes first major economy to legalize recreational cannabis

Ottawa - Canada on Wednesday became the world's first major economy to fully legalize cannabis, sparking celebrations as the nation embarked on the controversial experiment in drug policy.

Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

Ottawa - Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use.

Canada primed for pot legalization

Ottawa - Pot stores across much of Canada were poised to throw open their doors Wednesday as the sale and recreational use of cannabis is made legal for the first time by a major Western country.Stores in St.

Facebook will now allow verified cannabis and marijuana searches

Just a few days ahead of the legalization of adult recreational marijuana sales in Canada, Facebook ended a months-long block on cannabis and related search results for pages on its platform.

Canada doctors wary of cannabis legalization

Ottawa - Canada's top medical journal warned Monday that the imminent legalization of cannabis for recreation use poses a major health concern despite broad support for ending the prohibition.

In Canada, pot legalization poses health and safety challenges

Ottawa - Canada will end its pot prohibition Wednesday with the goals of curbing the black market and use by youth, amid concerns around the public health and safety merits of legalization.

Canada makes final preparations before cannabis becomes legal

Montr - Canada on Friday will become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis -- with the provinces left to work out the details of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's landmark measure.

Q&A: New app assists with medical marijuana use Special

GoFire, a digital healthcare company and technology provider, has launched a health suite that uses machine learning to provide greater clarity and choice to users consuming plant-based medicine like marijuana.

Legalised pot: a rarity around the world

Montr - Canada is about to legalise recreational use of marijuana, which will make it the second nation in the world to do so after Uruguay more than five years ago.

Coca-Cola and Aurora in talks to brew marijuana-infused drinks

Some serious discussions are going on between Coca-Cola and Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop cannabis-infused beverages, a move that would signal a significant foray into the marijuana sector by one of the world's most iconic brands.

Cannabis startup with ties to Bayer inks $122 million deal

Ginkgo Bioworks, a startup known for its work turning bacteria into consumer goods, is partnering with marijuana producer Cronos to make lab-grown cannabis.

Federal government to review Canopy, Constellation deal

A deal that could see U.S.-based alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc. take a majority ownership stake in Canada's leading cannabis producer Canopy Growth Corp., will be reviewed by the federal government.
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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 cannabis.
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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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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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Six people were injured, four critically, in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid, Spain.
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