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Canada cannabis stocks see mood swings

Canadian cannabis companies have seen turbulent trading on Wall Street as US investors seek to catch the buzz from their northern neighbours. With recreational marijuana use due to be legalised in Canada on 17 October, producers Tilray and Canopy saw their US-listed stocks surge then sag. Another firm, Aurora Cannabis, has said it will seek […]

Maine restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana

A US restaurant is using marijuana to sedate lobsters before killing them. Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound, a restaurant in Maine, says the process is more humane as it lessens their pain before death. Lobsters are often cooked by being dropped into a pot of boiling water, seen as cruel by some. There is growing evidence […]

5 Common Cannabis Packaging Problems—And How to Solve Them

STO Responsible’s Sandra Elkind and Nicole Elkind discuss the industry’s common challenges, from balancing safety and sustainability to standing out from the crowd. Sandra and Nicole Elkind say they’ve identified some of the cannabis industry’s most common problems with packaging. Together, they intend to solve them. The two sisters co-founded STO Responsible to provide child-resistant and sustainable packaging […]

Whoopi Goldberg On Why Women Should Use Cannabis

Women can and should use cannabis for a variety of everyday ailments, Goldberg writes, but they just don’t know about it. Whoopi Goldberg thought her journey with cannabis was over when she gave up smoking. Then, her daughter gave her her first vape pen and she began, she writes in a recent opEd for the Orange […]

Meet the Men Marijuana Made Into Millionaires and Billionaires

Pot is starting to pay off. A surge in the share prices of cannabis companies have made millionaires, and even billionaires, out of investors. The pot-stock boom is expanding across the industry, with the most extreme example, Tilray Inc., seeing its shares catapult about 13-fold in the months since its July initial public offering. Now these […]

Church protests halt Georgia cannabis law

Georgia’s government has halted moves to legalise medical marijuana cultivation after protests led by the country’s powerful Orthodox church. Parliament speaker Irakli Kobakhidze told reporters the authorities would not take any “hasty decisions” but rather try to get its message across to the public, the civil.ge news site reports. “False information is being spread, so we […]

Bundles of marijuana wash up on Florida beaches after Hurricane Florence

It sounds like the opening for another stoner movie, maybe “Harold and Kumar Go to Heaven.” Giant bundles of marijuana, apparently containing individually wrapped five-kilo bricks, have been washing up on the shores of Florida since the approach of Hurricane Florence last week, possibly from a boat that was either capsized by the storm or […]

Washington DC’s budding market for legal pot is rife with potential pitfalls — here’s what you need to know

It’s been nearly four years since Washington, D.C., citizens overwhelmingly passed Initiative 71, granting all citizens over the age of 21 permission to possess up to two ounces of marijuana. The law allows district residents to use and grow pot on private property, and to exchange weed as long as no money, goods or services are […]

South Africa’s highest court legalises cannabis use

South Africa’s highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places. Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted “Weed are free now” when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous ruling, judges also legalised the growing of marijuana for private consumption. South Africa’s government had opposed […]

Survey finds 2M US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but results published Monday mean 2.1 million middle and high school students have used them to get high. The devices are generally considered a less […]