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U.S. House vote to legalize cannabis expected during September

A historic vote to federally legalize cannabis is expected to occur later during September in the U.S. House of Representatives. Whether the vote goes through is, however, uncertain due to the divergent balance of political opinion.

New study sheds light on cannabis and stress reduction

Does regular cannabis contribute to a reduction in feelings of stress and anxiety? or does consumption fuel these symptoms, and create other problems like increased paranoia? A new study looks at the evidence.

Transmission of multidrug resistant tuberculosis and cannabis use

The microbiological quality of cannabis represents an important research and public health area, especially as cannabis intake increases. This is especially so in the case of TB. If cannabis is contaminated, this will present risks to users.

New guidance for the quality control of cannabis compounds

Cannabis and related compounds are being used in a range of research studies. This has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue guidance on sources, quality control, and methods of THC calculation.

How the cannabis sector is embracing digital transformation

As with other sectors of the economy, especially those which need to trade in products, digital ways of working are becoming more commonplace for the burgeoning cannabis sector in North America. We consider some examples.

Study: Cannabis users make for the most dangerous drivers

Driving and cannabis consumption do not go well together, a new study finds. The key finding is that recreational marijuana use impacts driving ability even when users are not intoxicated with the drug.

Q&A: Meet the crockpot of cannabis extraction Special

High recreational cannabis taxes and hazardous black market concentrates are leading consumers to make homemade concentrates. It is now safe to make homemade concentrates by using Source Turbo by ExtractCraft. Troy Ivan explains.

Many Americans relying on marijuana as sleep aid

How far is the typical person willing to go for a better night’s sleep? A new survey from Sleep Cycle identifies the proportion of people using sleeping pills, and other means, such as marijuana, in order to nod off.

Cannabis now available in fully recyclable tins

To mark the anniversary of the legalization of cannabis in Canada, a licensed producer in Alberta that is putting a priority on the environment and sustainability. This takes the form of providing the drug in fully recyclable tins.

Australian territory becomes the first to legalize marijuana

The Australian Capital Territory became the first territory in Australia to legalize “recreational possession and cultivation of marijuana.” The law comes into effect early into 2020.

Surgeon General warns pregnant women, youth over marijuana use

Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use.

Canopy Growth posts $1 billion loss in first-quarter earnings

In its latest quarterly results, Canopy Growth posted a $1.2 billion loss and lower than expected sales, citing the risk of “oversupply of certain oil and gel-cap formats in certain markets.”

Luxembourg becomes first European country to legalize cannabis

Aside from a relaxed approach to criminalization in The Netherlands, cannabis use has been heavily restarted in the European Union. This is set to change with Luxembourg becoming the first member state to legalize use.

New Study: Marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths

States that legalize recreational marijuana see a reduction of at least 20 percent in fatalities linked to opioid overdoses, according to a study published Wednesday that is likely to be welcomed by the cannabis industry.

Technology shapes cannabidiol oil industry in a variety of ways

With the cannabis sector being subjected to large growth and considerable investment, it’s perhaps no surprise that technology developers are taking an interest in how new platforms and devices can disrupt production and distribution.

CannTrust Holdings' stock sinks further over regulatory breach

Vaughan - CannTrust Holdings Inc. shares continued their rout after a ninth analyst downgraded the stock Thursday in response a regulatory breach that has forced the company to halt sales of nearly 30,000 pounds of pot.

Portable cannabis potency test launched

The world's first portable, instant cannabis potency testing solution has been developed by a U.S. company which specializes in testing of cannabis for its biochemical properties. The technology is based around a smartphone.

Canopy Growth shares fall after Q4 earnings - Loss deepens

Canopy Growth shares traded sharply lower Friday after the Canadian cannabis group posted a wider-than-expected fourth-quarter loss and said recreational sales slowed from the previous three month period.

Nine unauthorized Vancouver pot shops ordered to shut down

Vancouver - The City of Vancouver says nine illegal marijuana dispensaries must close down while they wait for the outcome of a legal challenge at the B.C. Court of Appeal.

Google bans on marijuana apps from Play Store

Those Android device users wishing to trade in marijuana, or find suppliers, learn about new products, or event to seek general advice are going to be disappointed: Google has banned apps relating to marijuana and associated services.

Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high

Buriram - A Buddhist monk fishes out a vial of cannabis oil from his robe and puts a drop under his tongue -- one of many people flocking to a weed festival in northeastern Thailand, where excitement is building over a medical marijuana boom.

Cannabis investment soars, but will the bubble burst?

Investment in cannabis firms is becoming increasingly popular, as more firms look set to go public. Is this a sensible area for investment, however? Some market followers warn about the bubble that might well burst.

Op-Ed: Retailers prepare for '4/20' holiday as cannabis appeal spreads

It took me a while to figure out what "4/20 Day" was all about. I have since learned it's the stoner equivalent of a Hallmark holiday. April 20 falls on a Saturday this year, and retailers are getting ready for big sales.

Black market cannabis continues to undercut legal sales in Canada

Black market cannabis continues to undercut Canada’s legal market by a wide margin, according to the latest crowdsourced price data released by Statistics Canada.

NYC close to ban on pre-employment drug tests for marijuana

New York City - New York City Council passed a bill yesterday that would prohibit employers from testing potential job applicants for tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the active drug found in marijuana. The bill passed on a 41-4 vote and needs the Mayor's approval.

25 Local governments sue California over pot home delivery rule

Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills and 24 other localities in California sued state regulators Friday to overturn a rule allowing home deliveries statewide, even into communities that banned commercial pot sales.

Voter rolls: Marijuana becomes unexpected issue in Israeli polls

Tel-aviv - The pungent whiff of marijuana can frequently be encountered during strolls past Tel Aviv's sidewalk cafes, and whether its recreational use should now be legalised has become an unexpected issue before April 9 elections.

Thai pro-marijuana party in high demand after disputed vote

Bangkok - A super-wealthy construction scion who ran a pro-marijuana platform ahead of Thailand’s election has emerged as a highly courted candidate as two main parties need his allegiance -- and party seats -- after the disputed vote.

Ontario pot stores to open today, but very few ready

Toronto - Ontario’s first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores are open today, but it’s unclear just how many will be ready to serve customers. Of the 25 stores approved by the Progressive Conservative government to open on April 1, only 10 stores are ready.

Q&A: Insight into AR technologies for the cannabis industry Special

According to NexTech AR, augmented reality technologies for the cannabis industry can improve customer experience and drive sales through on-demand, interactive AR shopping. CEO Evan Gappelberg tells Digital Journal how.
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
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A view of a neon sign of a cannabis coffee shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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August 15, 2013. A sophisticated Marijuana growing and processing plant has been busted by Spain's National Police in Andújar, Jaén province in southern Spain.
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Several buds of marijuana
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Vehicle containing 143 bundles of marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents.
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Spain's Civil Guard uncovered four huge greenhouses of marijuana in the Murcia region.
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Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
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