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1 CN BC: Chemainus Dispensary Reopens Following RCMP Raids In NorthThu, 09 Mar 2017
Source:Ladysmith Chronicle (CN BC) Author:Gregory, Mike Area:British Columbia Lines:106 Added:03/09/2017

A Chemainus dispensary reopened less than 48 hours after North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP raided three cannabis retailers in North Cowichan late Friday morning.

Officers entered Leaf Compassion and Green Aura in Chemainus with a warrant at around 11 p.m. on Friday and were still on scene in the early hours of the evening.

"They went ahead and arrested all of our staff that were on site and began their search and seizure," said Leaf Compassion's regional manager Justin Gurinskas outside the store just minutes after owner Kyle Cheyne was arrested and taken into custody.

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2 US HI: OPED: It's Time To Move On Marijuana BillsSun, 26 Feb 2017
Source:Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI) Author:Tippens, Michelle Area:Hawaii Lines:79 Added:02/26/2017

Since 2000, the state of Hawaii has had a medical-use-of-marijuana program to provide patients with chronic illness a safe and effective treatment option. As we progress through 2017 and in anticipation of opening dispensaries, it is now the appropriate time to remove the inconsistent treatment of cannabis as an illegal substance from Hawaii law. It would seem the state Legislature agrees, as there are over 10 bills seeking to decriminalize marijuana; over 10 bills expanding the current dispensary program (even though dispensaries haven't opened yet); over five bills trying to open the state in some way to industrial hemp; and several bills claiming portions of the tax revenue from still unopened dispensaries - all alongside two or three bills with a more "boogeyman" and much less science-based approach. For example, House Bill 922 points out that 90 percent of the state's medical marijuana certifications are issued by just 10 doctors, then asserts this is due to some abuse ! of the system instead of the fact that most doctors feel their license will be in danger if they issue marijuana certifications, or the fact that many people choose to seek marijuana certifications from doctors who specialize in cannabis rather than their regular doctor.

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3 CN BC: LTE: Against Having A Cannabis Dispensary On Main StreetWed, 22 Feb 2017
Source:Penticton Western (CN BC) Author:Hawley, Mike Area:British Columbia Lines:105 Added:02/25/2017

Okanagan Cannabis Solutions owner Bob Jaenicke needs a reality check (Penticton Western News, Feb. 17, Not thumbing our noses at city council).

I am a home owner that lives about 100 feet from this business. In his arrogance to defy city council he puts our children at risk.

First of all city council has every legal right to determine what business are allowed in our city. They have every legal right to limit those businesses in our city period. There should have never been any licences approved at all.The selling of these products over the counter is illegal. I don't care what adults want to buy,they are adults. Influencing our children is another thing.

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4 CN ON: Core Cool To Hot-Button Pot ShopTue, 07 Feb 2017
Source:London Free Press (CN ON) Author:Carruthers, Dale Area:Ontario Lines:85 Added:02/10/2017

With legislation to legalize marijuana expected in the spring, a new player has emerged on London's increasingly crowded pot-dispensary scene.

The Chronic Hub Social Club has opened at 119 Dundas St., the first marijuana dispensary to set up shop in the city's core.

The new pot shop brings London's dispensary count to six, four of them popping up after Justin Trudeau pledged in the 2015 election campaign to legalize marijuana.

"It's just another reason to come downtown," said Charles Colvin, chief executive of the Chronic Hub. "That's what you want in your downtown core, is for people to be down there."

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5CN AB: Charges Dropped Against Marijuana DispensarySat, 21 Jan 2017
Source:Edmonton Journal (CN AB) Author:Kent, Gordon Area:Alberta Lines:Excerpt Added:01/23/2017

Owner joins provincial pot advisory group

One of the operators of an Edmonton storefront cannabis dispensary says he has joined an industry legalization committee after charges laid in a police raid were dropped.

Aaron Bott, his brother Colin Bott and his mother and stepfather, Janice and Bob Cyre, were charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and production of a controlled substance when their non-profit "compassion club" was busted in July 2015.

The Mobile Access Compassionate Resources Organization Society, or MACROS, supplied cannabis products from a shop on 118 Avenue to more than 1,000 customers with Health Canada medical-marijuana licences or prescriptions from a doctor.

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6 CN AB: Charges Dropped Against Local Marijuana Dispensary OperatorsSat, 21 Jan 2017
Source:Edmonton Sun (CN AB) Author:Kent, Gordon Area:Alberta Lines:79 Added:01/23/2017

One of the operators of an Edmonton storefront cannabis dispensary says he has joined an industry legalization committee after charges laid in a police raid were dropped.

Aaron Bott, his brother Colin Bott and his mother and stepfather, Janice and Bob Cyre, were charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and production of a controlled substance when their non-profit "compassion club" was busted in July 2015.

The Mobile Access Compassionate Resources Organization Society, or MACROS, supplied cannabis products from a shop on 118 Avenue to more than 1,000 customers with Health Canada medical-marijuana licences or prescriptions from a doctor.

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7 US OR: 10,000 People Smoke Cannabis On Inauguration Day InSat, 21 Jan 2017
Source:Willamette Week (Portland, OR)          Area:Oregon Lines:61 Added:01/21/2017

[photo] 10,000 People Smoke Cannabis on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. to Protest Trump's Pick of Drug Warrior Jeff Sessions The weed was pretty good. #Trump420 protest in Washington, D.C. (Corey Pein)

An estimated 10,000 people lined up for five blocks to collect some 8,000 free joints at this morning's surprisingly punctual #Trump420 protest at Dupont Circle in Northwest Washington, DC.

The mellow, all but police-free event was a first stop for President Donald Trump's protesters and fans alike this Inauguration Day morning. The weed was pretty good.

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8 US SC: Child Who Inspired Cannabidiol Law Receives First DosesTue, 10 Jan 2017
Source:State, The (SC) Author:Mcnab, Matt Area:South Carolina Lines:105 Added:01/10/2017

Mary Louise received her first dose of CBD oil Saturday, about four months after the bill allowing children to receive the oil extracted from marijuana was signed into law. The oil helps children like Mary Louise with severe epilepsy control their seizures.

It took only a simple phrase to see how Mary Louise Swing's life would improve from cannabidiol.

On vacation with family in Myrtle Beach last weekend, Mary Louise stunned her mother, Jill, and a roomful of relatives with a simple "Hi everybody" as she got out of bed.

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9 US MD: State Panel Oks Medical Marijuana RulesSat, 07 Jan 2017
Source:Baltimore Sun (MD)          Area:Maryland Lines:127 Added:01/07/2017

[photo] Maryland's medical marijuana program cleared a key hurdle Thursday as a state panel approved draft rules to govern the new businesses. (Erin Cox/Baltimore Sun)

Maryland's medical marijuana program cleared a key hurdle Thursday as a state panel approved draft rules to govern the new businesses.

The medical marijuana commission set license fees for growers and dispensaries -- at rates among the highest in the country -- and developed rules for patients to obtain the drug in either a smokable or liquid form, among other new regulations.

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10 US CA: Marijuana Brands Can Trademark Almost Anything, ExceptSat, 07 Jan 2017
Source:Los Angeles Times (CA) Author:Brug, Brian van der Area:California Lines:181 Added:01/07/2017

Hi is a cannabis brand. Its logo -- "hi" in white letters inside an orange circle -- can be found above the front door of a Portland, Ore., marijuana shop and on a handful of cannabis products, including massage oil and Hi Releaf pain-relief balm.

But you wouldn't guess any of that from Hi's trademark filings. In 2015, the brand's parent company, Cannabis Sativa Inc., filed a trademark application -- not for any of Hi's core products, but for hats, T-shirts and a wide array of other apparel.

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11 US CA: Column: Drug War OverkillFri, 06 Jan 2017
Source:Los Angeles Times (CA) Author:Abcarian, Robin Area:California Lines:171 Added:01/06/2017

A pot bust against legal growers in Yolo County seems to go too far

If ever you needed proof that we live in an age of confusion about marijuana laws, let me share with you the story of Ted Hicks and Ryan Mears, two Sacramento-area entrepreneurs who decided to start a legal medical cannabis business last year and ended up on the business end of assault rifles wielded by officers from a multi-agency, anti-drug task force.

I first heard about the case from Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor in September, at a "State of Marijuana" conference aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Saylor, who was on a panel discussing how cities and counties were dealing with cannabis regulation, said that Hicks and Mears and their business, Big Red Farms, were considered by county officials to be "shining stars" in the cannabis licensing arena.

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12 US PA: Hemp Is The New TobaccoSun, 01 Jan 2017
Source:Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Author:Skerritt, Jen Area:Pennsylvania Lines:67 Added:01/05/2017

It looks like pot. It smells like pot. But it's hemp, marijuana's legal cousin, and it's taking over the Bluegrass state.

Across the rolling hills of Kentucky, which just two decades ago was the most tobacco-dependent state in the country, farmers are planting less of the crop after rising health concerns shrunk demand. Instead, they're increasingly turning to hemp and have more than doubled sowings of the cannabis variety in 2016 to become the No. 2 producer in the U.S., trailing Colorado.

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13 CN AB: Legal Uncertainty Keeps Cannabidiol Off ShelvesTue, 03 Jan 2017
Source:Metro (Edmonton, CN AB) Author:Maimann, Kevin Area:Alberta Lines:59 Added:01/04/2017

Substance not psychoactive, used for pain, and anxiety

Some Edmonton vape shops are pulling products containing a substance derived from cannabis, amid confusion over its legality.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is illegal for anyone to purchase without a prescription, under the federal Controlled Substances and Drugs Act. The substance is not psychoactive - it's tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and not CBD that gets users high - which may be where the confusion comes in.

Until late December, Digital Imports carried CBDfx, a vape additive derived from hemp plants that contains concentrated CBD, with the understanding that it was legal.

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14 Canada: The First Lady Of Reefer MadnessSun, 01 Jan 2017
Source:Walrus, The (Canada) Author:Green, Melvyn Area:Canada Lines:451 Added:01/02/2017

How a renowned Canadian feminist popularized our racist war on drugs

Detective Joe Ricci and his partner, Alex Sinclair, were out on a routine bust in Vancouver's Chinatown. It was 1916, and Ricci and Sinclair were front-line officers in the war on opium. The drug had been criminalized in Canada eight years earlier through the introduction of the Western world's earliest drug prohibition law, and the Vancouver police department had been chasing down traffickers ever since. Ricci was a familiar sight in the neighbourhood. He had made such a big arrest in 1913 that for days after, the Vancouver Daily World reported, "not a light [was] to be seen and the ringing noise of the chuck-a-luck dice [had] stopped." But the gamblers and the opium smokers were soon back, and Ricci was out patrolling the streets again.

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15CN AB: Police Issue Warning Over Use Of Vape Additive Derived FromFri, 30 Dec 2016
Source:Edmonton Journal (CN AB) Author:Seal, Andrew Area:Alberta Lines:Excerpt Added:12/31/2016

A cannabis derived-vape additive hitting some specialty store shelves in Edmonton has police warning buyers to beware.

"There's still an onus on the user to be aware of what they're ingesting. Just because you purchased it from a store doesn't mean it's blindly OK to use it. A certain degree of research has to be involved," said Mike Tucker, communications manager with Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams.

"You aren't exempt from the law just because you purchased it from a store."

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16 US PA: Some State Farmers To Grow Industrial HempSat, 31 Dec 2016
Source:Morning Call (Allentown, PA) Author:Wagaman, Andrew Area:Pennsylvania Lines:246 Added:12/31/2016

[photo] Heather Skorinko had hoped to grow industrial hemp on her North Whitehall Township farm, but the state's restrictive pilot program will lock out most family farms, she said. (APRIL BARTHOLOMEW/THE MORNING CALL)

Industrial hemp returns to Pennsylvania in 2017. So why are advocates so riled up?

Too often in recent years, Heather Skorinko has struggled to make money growing corn and soybeans on her North Whitehall Township farm, which has been in the family for more than 120 years.

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17 US KY: Editorial: The Question Of Medical Marijuana Deserves ATue, 27 Dec 2016
Source:Richmond Register (KY)          Area:Kentucky Lines:97 Added:12/27/2016

Clouded by controversies surrounding the recreational use of pot and a common view that it is a gateway to more serious drug abuse and addiction, medical applications of marijuana are not clearly understood.

Based on the reams of disclaimers included with every prescription, all forms of medicine have some unwanted -- and potentially harmful -- side effects. Certainly, marijuana will not be the exception.

But it's hard to collect facts when research is not being conducted.

The federal Food and Drug Administration requires scientific clinical trials involving thousands of patients to determine the benefits and risks of any possible medication. So far, researchers have not conducted enough large-scale clinical trials to determine if the benefits of the marijuana plant outweigh its risks in patients it is meant to treat, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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18US LA: Dog Treats Laced With Cannabis A Growing BusinessFri, 23 Dec 2016
Source:Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) Author:Mosendz, Polly Area:Louisiana Lines:Excerpt Added:12/25/2016

Dog treats containing Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, a chemical compound extracted from the marijuana plant, are a growing business as owners seek ways to treat hyperactive and nervous canines.

Even for a puppy, Kat Donatello's black Labrador, Austin, was hyperactive. After experimenting with natural supplements on her older dog, Donatello slipped a special biscuit to Austin. "It just kind of took the edge off of him," she recalled.

The treat contained Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, a chemical compound extracted from the marijuana plant.

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19 CN AB: No Moves To Prepare For Pot Sales In CochraneThu, 22 Dec 2016
Source:Cochrane Eagle (CN AB) Author:Seewalt, Lindsay Area:Alberta Lines:80 Added:12/24/2016

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moves closer to following through with his campaign promise to legalize recreational cannabis, businesses and individuals are waiting to see the local impact and some feel that legalization would remove stigma surrounding those who also use cannabis for medical reasons.

The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation released its final report to the federal government last week, which will be used to inform legislation to be introduced to parliament this spring.

It is too preliminary to abstract a possible implementation timeline beyond that.

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20CN AB: Owner Of Head Shop No Longer Has To Hide What Business He's InWed, 14 Dec 2016
Source:Calgary Herald (CN AB) Author:Fortney, Valerie Area:Alberta Lines:Excerpt Added:12/15/2016

A decade ago, Vlassis Douvis's storefront window was plastered with T-shirts.

"The T-shirts weren't for sale," the Calgary entrepreneur says with a laugh. "It was to hide what was really going on inside."

These days, Douvis isn't doing much hiding. It's pretty clear, in fact, what kind of business he operates. At his three Hemp Roots stores in the city, marijuana leaves are painted on the windows and the only thing blocking the view inside is Christmas tinsel.

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