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The city is getting higher by the day — and we’re not talking about Manhattan skyscrapers. In the span of a few hours in broad daylight last week, The Post encountered six people smoking reefer on busy downtown sidewalks. Mayor Bill de Blasio decriminalized low-level marijuana possession last November — but many New Yorkers evidently […]
Former Metropolitan Police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for an urgent review of the evidence supporting cannabis legalisation. It marks a significant shift in the attitude of the ex-police commissioner, who backed tough laws against cannabis during his time leading Scotland Yard. The veteran police officer of nearly 40 years was made a life peer last year. Lord Hogan-Howe said the Home […]
Across the country, Canadians queued for the chance to buy recreational cannabis legally for the first time. The end of prohibition on Wednesday was marked by parties, park hangouts and non-stop media coverage. But some worried that legalisation would increase use, especially amongst youth, and create new safety problems. The shift in policy was a […]
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada’s legalization of recreational marijuana (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Sales figures on the first morning under Canada’s new legalized pot regime suggest there’s considerable demand for cannabis products across the country. Shopify is powering many of the provincial online stores and says it has recorded than 100 cannabis […]
Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada on Wednesday — but what does that mean in practice? On Wednesday, October 17th, Canada will become the second country in the world wheremarijuana is legal on a national level, as Bill C-45, approved by Parliament in June, goes into effect. Adults will be able to possess up to 30 grams of pot […]
For many Canadians, the idea of legal cannabis once seemed a pipe dream. But from 17 October, Canada will become the first G7 country to give recreational cannabis the green light. It’s following a trail first blazed by Uruguay in 2013. “It’s becoming a serious industry,” says one entrepreneur. Supporters say legalisation will bring new […]
The cannabis industry is slated for massive growth—and it’s bringing other markets along for the ride. The international cannabis industry is projected to be worth as much as $31.4 billion by 2021.  That staggering number is why it is often seen as a sort of gold rush—the biggest economic shakeup to happen since the Dot Com […]
The Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee instructed 14 agencies to dig up negative stories about weed. The Trump Administration has put together a committee called the Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee (MPCC) for the express purpose of promoting anti-cannabis sentiments and interfering with state legalization efforts, according to a report published by Buzzfeed News.  The memos acquired […]
With the Cannabis Act set to legalize most forms of recreational cannabis in just a few short weeks, many consumers and businesses alike may require further clarity on the limited scope of legalization. Unlike the fresh, dried and oil options, edible cannabis will not be available for purchase and sale on October 17, 2018. The sale and […]
The government is drafting legislation to govern the cultivation and export of medical marijuana amid opposition from the Georgian Orthodox Patriarchate church. Georgia became the first former Soviet country to legalize cannabis consumption in July, but has since struggled to draft legislation to legalize medical marijuana production and export, which Finance Minister Ivane Machavariani estimated would generate GEL 1 […]