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CBS rejects Super Bowl ad for medical cannabis

CBS has rejected a proposed Super Bowl ad advocating for the legalization of medical cannabis CBS has rejected a proposed Superbowl ad advocating for the legalization of medical cannabis. John Boehner-backed cannabis investment firm Acreage Holdings, which operates in multiple states, told Bloomberg that the station rejected their proposal after seeing a rough interpretation of the commercial. The […]

Uruguay continues Latin American cannabis leadership with hemp industry

Uruguay, often recognized as the pioneer in legalized recreational marijuana, is also building a solid foundation to support its hemp industry. “Uruguay is an agricultural country with a clear regulatory framework that offers attractive conditions for large-scale outdoor cultivation (of hemp),” said Maria Belen Algorta, who oversees Uruguay operations for Australia-based Ecofibre. “As far as South America […]

Veterans look to Congress for legal cannabis

A new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives appears ready to move on federal marijuana legalization, but there’s a roadblock in the Senate Although a feisty new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives appears ready to move on federal marijuana legalization, a roadblock in the Senate could foreshadow a showdown in the U.S. […]

Cannabis can help with better sex, but low doses are key

St. Louis, Mo., gynecologist Becky Kaufman Lynn faced a problem: her patients wanted her to explain how cannabis affected how they experienced sex, but she wasn’t sure how to answer. “Women would come in and say, ‘My sexual problems are so much better when I smoke marijuana,’ or, ‘My pain is better when I smoke marijuana.’” […]

Historic day: Cannabis dispensary opens in Lompoc, becoming first in Santa Barbara County

Lompoc — and Santa Barbara County for that matter — have officially entered the retail cannabis market. Leaf Dispensary, which offers a wide range of cannabis products, opened for business Friday morning at 423 W. Ocean Ave., formally ushering in a new era. The Lompoc business became the first adult-use recreational marijuana dispensary to open […]

Cannabis deliveries OK’d in California: ‘The public spoke loud and clear’

LOS ANGELES – California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales. The regulation by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control was opposed by police chiefs and other critics who predict it will create an unruly market of largely hidden pot transactions, while […]

Why New York’s plan to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use is a big deal

New York is the ‘most influential market for consumers and [continues] the steady march toward national normalization’ of the cannabis industry New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use in the Empire State is a milestone in the push toward full legalization of the substance in the U.S., experts said […]

What’s next now that Hamilton has opted in for legal cannabis stores

There are still many questions about what the legal market will look like When it comes to legal cannabis stores the City of Hamilton is officially open for business. Counicllors voted 10-6 in favour of opting in for private retail locations during a special council meeting Monday night. But what does the decision mean? There’s […]

Legal Marijuana Advocates Rank The Best And Worst Governors On Cannabis

The U.S.’s 50 state governors just got their annual report cards from a leading national marijuana legalization organization, and—for the first time—over half of them got passing grades. The new scorecard, released on Wednesday by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), comes at a time when a growing number of governors are focusing […]

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory pot shop reacts to Ontario cannabis lottery

It remains business as usual for those working in the cannabis industry on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory after the winners of the Ontario cannabis lottery were announced Friday. There were five licences awarded in the eastern region that includes Ottawa, Kingston and Barrie. According to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s official results, the five winners […]