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Canada's pot plan facing two new crises — Kids and edibles

Following a sharp increase in cannabis poisoning among young people, Canadian health professionals are calling for tighter controls to keep edible marijuana products away from minors.

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.

Aurora Cannabis gets first permit to export medical pot to Poland

Aurora Cannabis has reason to celebrate today, Besides having a modest rally of 1.9 percent as they headed for their first gains since debuting on the NYSE. Aurora also announced they will begin exporting medical cannabis to Poland.

Canadian cannabis stocks continue to fall amid supply shortages

Alberta - Cannabis stocks continued a six-day rout on Tuesday as retailers in Canada faced shortages in the supply chain — with some licensed producers acknowledging they will not reach full capacity for months.

Marijuana products produced by yeast - Appealing to non-smokers

With cannabis legal in a number of states and Canada, and even though pot is an agricultural product, not everyone wants to smoke it. So scientists have found a way to make pot's two most valuable compounds in a pot - using yeast.

Cannabis equity in California aims to level the playing field

On September 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Cannabis Equity Act. In many ways, the act recognizes the failed efforts of the war on drugs and the devastation cannabis criminalization had on minority and underserved communities.

An hour after pot made legal Winnipeg cops issue a ticket

Winnipeg - Yesterday at around one AM just an hour after use of recreational marijuana was legalized in Canada, during a traffic stop, Winnipeg police issued a ticket for consuming marijuana in a vehicle.

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.

US pot producer asks Trump to stop Canada's domination of market

An American marijuana producer is warning Donald Trump that Canada is poised to take over the North American cannabis market and he needs to do something to eliminate barriers to financing and market capital in the U.S.

As Canada awaits, Uruguay's legal cannabis project provides benchmark

Montevideo - As Canada prepares on Wednesday to become only the second country in the world to legalize the use of marijuana, experts in Uruguay say its pioneering move three years ago helped to reduce drug trafficking in the South American nation.

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.

Aurora Cannabis plans NYSE listing by end of the month

Aurora Cannabis announced today that it has applied for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. If approved, the company expects to be trading on the NYSE by the end of the month.

Canada's recreational demand for pot far exceeds supply on hand

Ottawa - The supply of legal pot in Canada will only meet 30 percent to 60 percent of demand after legalization, keeping the black market very much alive and stunting the government’s tax take, according to a new study.

Vancouver pot shops face uncertain future on October 17

Vancouver - For several years now, cannabis users in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, have been able to buy just about any kind of pot, along with accessories and all the cannabis-infused products they wanted. But that is all going to change on October 17.

Illegal pot growing appears to be alive and well in Canada

Toronto - Eight cannabis growers have been charged with marijuana trafficking after local residents complained to police about cannabis farms where more pot was allegedly grown than legally allowed, York Regional Police say.

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.

Tilray stock rise — 'No basis in reality for these valuations'

Nanaimo - After Canadian cannabis company Tilray announced on Tuesday the company had gotten approval to export a cannabis pill to California for a clinical trial, Wall Street went crazy - forcing Nasdaq to shut down trading in the company five times.

Device for roadside drug testing set to be approved in Canada

Ottawa - Last month Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould published a notice of intention to approve the Dräger DrugTest 5000, and list it as “approved drug screening equipment” for law enforcement to use at the roadside to test for both THC and cocaine.

Georgia legalises personal use of marijuana

Tbili - The Georgian Constitutional Court on Monday abolished fines for using marijuana but stipulated that growing and selling the drug would remain an offence.

As legalization nears, marijuana-related charges at all-time low

Ottawa - Continuing a six-year downward trend, the number of people charged with marijuana-related crimes in Canada last year was at the lowest level in 20 years.

New York State considering legalizing recreational marijuana

The state of New York is considering whether it should legalize recreational marijuana as a new report comes out in favor of such a move.

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a medication called Epidiolex. This is the first FDA-approved drug derived from marijuana.

Pot investors from Canada are being banned from entry into U.S.

For years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been given the discretion to question Canadians entering the U.S. about their marijuana use. Now, cannabis legalization in Canada, the U.S. is focusing on the whole industry, including investors.

Q&A: What are the therapeutic aspects of cannabis? Special

Boulder - To address ill-health conditions, some healthcare professionals are looking at an integrative approach with medical cannabis together with nutrition, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation. Laura Lagano of the Holistic Cannabis Academy explains more.

Joint session: Pot found growing at Japan MPs' building

Apo - Marijuana plants have been found growing at an office building used by lawmakers in Japan, which has some of the strictest drug laws in the developed world, an official said Friday.

After marathon session, MPs head home, leaving pot bill in limbo

Ottawa - Canada's Conservative party is not too pleased with the Liberal government, creating a marathon session of voting in the House of Commons that lasted through Thursday night and into Friday morning — resulting in no legislation getting passed.

Senate votes to legalize recreational marijuana in Canada

Ottawa - Senators have voted to pass the Trudeau government's landmark legislation to lift Canada's 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis by a vote of 56 to 30 with one abstention.

Trudeau government says mandatory drug testing possible

The legislation that would legalize recreational cannabis consumption in Canada is in the Senate for a planned final vote on or before June 7. With just five days remaining before the vote, the federal government is thinking about mandatory drug-testing.

'Green rush' as U.S. cannabusinesses list on Canadian exchange

Toronto - Some U.S. marijuana businesses are looking to their neighbor to the north and listing on a second-tier Canadian stock exchange in a bid to circumvent federal prohibitions against cannabis.

Substance management policies needed before pot is legalized

Ottawa - The legalization of recreational marijuana is just a month away in Canada, and one company fears that many employers may not have a current Workplace Substance Management Policy in place. They have launched an online toolkit to help companies prepare.
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Synthetic form of marijuana known by the names, K2, Spice, Blaze and Vanilla Sky. Screenshot
Vancouver Police Department sets new rules on officer s use of marijuana.
Vancouver Police Department sets new rules on officer's use of marijuana.
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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.
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit  which was i...
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order ...
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
August 15  2013. A sophisticated Marijuana growing and processing plant has been busted by Spain s N...
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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Medical marijuana at HempCon
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Gary Johnson fakes a heart attack during a discussion about marijuana at CPAC 2015.
Gary Johnson fakes a heart attack during a discussion about marijuana at CPAC 2015.
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Terry Bennett, a convicted drug dealer in the UK has been told by a judge to write a 5,000 word essay on the dangers of marijuana.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order ...
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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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order ...
Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing cannabis.
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit  which was i...
Pro-marijuana activists rallied at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square called the G420 Summit, which was immediately halted for a little while.
Miami-Dade Police shootout
Miami-Dade Police shootout
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A British couple were arrested in Spain for trying to smuggle marijuana and hashish intp the UK  hid...
A British couple were arrested in Spain for trying to smuggle marijuana and hashish intp the UK, hidden inside electrical appliances and sofa cushions.
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The Alere DDS®2 Mobile Test System is a portable system designed for rapid screening and detection for drugs of abuse in oral fluid.
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Waterloo Police Department arrested an18 year old couple after their baby allegedly choked on a smal...
Waterloo Police Department arrested an18 year old couple after their baby allegedly choked on a small bag of pot.
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A marijuana sample
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A grouping of marijuana buds, pictured above on April 13, 2014.

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