Cancer Survivor Chris Taylor Describes Journey of Self-Healing Using Sacred Plants and Conscious Dreaming

Author Chris Taylor takes you on a journey to Machu Picchu and the Amazon where he learns about the healing power of Sacred Plants from Indigenous teachers. He then takes you to the high desert of Mexico where he studies with a shaman to learn self-healing with the teachings of the ancient Toltecs in the […]

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Tilray gets DEA-approval to send cannabinoid capsules to USA for Clinical Trial at UC San Diego Center

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration approves import of a pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis product produced by Tilray into the United States for a clinical trial focused on Essential Tremor   NANAIMO, B.C. – Tilray Inc. today announced that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has granted approval to import a cannabinoid study drug into the United States from Canada […]

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Pot before Pot: Restaurant says getting lobsters high before cooking alive is more humane

The questions over whether crustaceans like lobsters feel pain has been a hotly debated subject for years, and a restaurant in Maine thinks it’s come up with a new and more humane solution to boiling lobsters alive- sedate them with cannabis first. At Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine, customers have the choice between sending […]

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Wild Wild West of Marijuana Businesses Coming to an End

A major part of the work our legal team is involved with includes helping marijuana businesses establish themselvescannabis business while remaining in compliance with local and state regulations and laws. What happens, though, when a company is found to be in violation of one of those rules? Many businesses are beginning to find out as authorities ramp up efforts to wrangle illegal, unlicensed, and non-compliant marijuana operations in California. Recently more than 500 people were charged with misdemeanors in Los Angeles for their participation in illegal activity at 105 marijuana businesses in the city.

Those charged could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 in fines for operating marijuana businesses without a license. The crackdown included not only dispensaries, but also extraction labs, cultivation sites, and delivery services, according to Los Angeles Times. Judges have been hearing cases associated with this series of investigations since May, and arraignments will carry into the end of October. So far, 21 have pleaded no contest or guilty and 11 have been dismissed. Other violations included not following security locations or not following rules regarding the business’s location, such as being too close to a school. With the proper future licensing and guidance, some of these businesses could still have a future, but major infractions like location will mean some will have to practically start over from scratch if they hope to continue in the industry.
Many have argued excess regulation, monstrously high taxes, and difficulty acquiring licensing have driven marijuana business owners to operate …

“Think About the Children” Goes Both Ways When It Comes to Marijuana

The issue of children and marijuana protections arose once again in the form of a proposed bill from Californiamedical marijuana Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield). The senator wanted to get on the books more concrete ramifications for dispensaries who sold marijuana to underage clients. The bill proposed a tiered system in which first offenders would receive a 15-day license suspension, second-time offenders within a three-year period would receive a 25-day suspension, and a third offense in three years would lead to a full license revocation. SB-1451, however, was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown, who called the bill “not necessary,” according tot a report from High Times. Gov. Brown pointed to the Bureau of Cannabis Control and cited their power to suspend or revoke licenses based on these exact kinds of violations and said he would rather the bureau be able to use their own discretion in determining punishment.

In the numerous discussions surrounding the issue of cannabis laws in California and other states across the country, there has been an extraordinary amount of focus on children. Can they be recommended marijuana by a doctor? What is the punishment for selling to a minor? How can marijuana businesses advertise in a way that would not be seen by or not be appealing to children? How do we make the packaging child safe? How does cannabis affect developing brains and bodies? How far should a business be located from schools? The list goes on and on, and many of these issues can be addressed simply with …

Workplace Deaths Go Down with Access to Medical Marijuana … By a Lot

Recent research out of American University, Colorado State University, and Montana State University delved into a medical marijuanacorrelation between workplace fatalities and the legalization of medical marijuana, and the discoveries could be surprising to many. The data points compiled fly in the face of anti-marijuana rhetoric that has been peddled as “common sense” for decades and show, in fact, a sharp decline in fatal workplace accidents as access to medical marijuana increases. The research is set to be published in The International Journal of Drug Policy, and according to a report from Colorado Springs Independent, the connection the research demonstrated between continuous decreases in fatalities in the workplace and medical marijuana is compelling.

Researchers compiled data from 1992 to 2015, providing a set that included the several years leading up to the passage of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, which legalized medical marijuana in California, making it the first state to do so. The study followed other states as well and found that deaths from workplace accidents would drop about 34 percent after medical marijuana had been legal in that state for five years. The connection was most notable in the age group of 25- to 44-year-olds, which demonstrated a 19.8 percent reduction.
It was unclear what researchers would uncover going into the study given that there had never been an opportunity to collect this kind of data before. Additionally, it would seem reasonable that introducing a drug into society that had the potential for impairment could lead to an increase …

Quebec bans any and all cannabis leaf-emblazoned products

In order to protect the innocent masses from the dangers of cannabis, Quebec has introduced a draconian measure that bans the sale of any products emblazoned by a cannabis leaf. That includes t-shirts, lighters, bongs, ashtrays, decor, containers, posters… you name it, it covers pretty much anything else might imagine in headshops and smoke stores […]

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Chronic Cooking: Craig Ex’s fave cannabis-infused butter recipe

If you want to do some chronic cooking, or even a little baked baking, one of the first things you need is some infused cannabis butter to cook with… so let’s make some. There are a number of different ways you can make bud butter, but this is my favourite. Some recipes also use cooking […]

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Breaking: Vancouver Police raid cannabis harm reduction program High Hopes

On Friday afternoon, Vancouver Police raided High Hopes, a cannabis harm reduction program in the Downtown Eastside that aims to provide drug users in the area with a safer, non-deadly alternative to opioids, according to program coordinator Sarah Blythe. She captured video of the cannabis seizure and shared it on Twitter. VPD just siezed cannabis replacement […]

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Draeger DrugTest Fails: false positives, police opt out, and stock tumbles

You may have heard of the Draeger DrugTest 5000, the one and only roadside testing device approved by the federal government so far that will check whether drivers are under the influence of THC and other drugs through their saliva. But there are many concerns with this device and since its approval on Aug. 27, […]

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Casualties of the Drug War

Casualties of the drug war aren’t just those who choose to partake in an illegal substance whether it be consuming it, cultivating it, possessing it, or distributing it. We are all casualties of the war on drugs and more specifically the war against cannabis. Casualties of the war against cannabis include mothers and fathers, brothers […]

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Bong brandishing Budtender battles 3 bear-spraying robbers

In the short video, posted by Big Daddy Dishrags on YouTube, you can watch a brave budtender fight off 3 robbers with nothing but a bong! The first half of the video is innocent enough. One of the employees is behind the counter as her coworker walks in with a dog so tiny you could […]

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Expert Joints LIVE! on CLN: Puffin’ with Pipes

This week Craig welcomes back Piper Courtenay of Straight Cannabis with news on the upcoming Grassroots Expo. Craig will also be talking about this weekends past trip to Toronto for The Karma Cup 2018… plus a whole lot more! Here are all the Karma Cup winners. Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of EXPERT JOINTS‘ Thursday at 4:20pmPT from […]

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CBC realizes you can’t die from cannabis, backtracks use of “cannabis overdose”

You may remember the CLN story from last week titled “Media Lies About Cannabis Overdose Dangers”, which was partly inspired by the CBC’s story that spread misinformation and fear with this headline: “Spike in cannabis overdoses blamed on potent edibles, poor public education”. Well, it seems that the CBC is backtracking over its usage of […]

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Aurora Cannabis to Acquire South American Market Leader ICC Labs

EDMONTON, Alberta and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 10, 2018 — Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX: ACB) and ICC Labs Inc. (TSX-V: ICC) announced today that the companies have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement pursuant to which Aurora intends to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of ICC for $1.95 per share (payable in common […]

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CannTrust Announces Director Resignation

VAUGHAN, ON, Sept. 9, 2018 /CNW/ – CannTrust Holdings Inc. (“CannTrust” or the “Company”, TSX: TRST), one of Canada’s leading licensed producers of cannabis, announces that it has accepted the resignation of Mr. Norman Paul as a director of the Corporation. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Paul for his years of valuable and dedicated service and wishes him every success in his future endeavours.

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Higher education? BC universities weigh in on cannabis on campus

With cannabis about to be legalized, the issue of cannabis use on Canadian campuses looms large as universities and colleges across the country update their policies before the Oct. 17 deadline. While some higher learning institutions are taking a zero-tolerance approach to getting high, others are developing more reasonable and common sense based policies. Here’s […]

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The Karma Cup 2018 winners and the story behind the sudden venue change

There was some drama at the Karma Cup this weekend as organizers were suddenly forced to move the event somewhere else for its last day on Sunday due to landlord pressures, but after securing a last-minute venue and with the tireless work of staff and volunteers, the Karma Cup was able to rebound without a […]

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Internet freaks out over Elon Musk smoking a blunt on Joe Rogan’s podcast

There’s been a lot of buzz around Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk lately, mostly because he smoked a blunt on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast with the titular host on Thursday night. But why has a casual toke blown up the internet? Well, the very next day, Tesla stocks tumbled to its lowest point in almost […]

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Karma Cup kicks off tomorrow in downtown Toronto

The Karma Cup is coming up fast on Sept. 8-9, 2018 in the heart of downtown Toronto- that means it’s only one day away! Have you got your tickets yet? Many of Canada’s best craft cannabis growers will be in attendance at the 5th annual Karma Cup and you don’t even need a medical card, […]

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Bud and Breakfast: The Cannabis Friendly Version of AirBnB

For most stoners, the thought of travelling brings up certain questions that non-users never have to worry about- like “How easy is it to get bud?” and “What would happen if I get caught?”- and the answers can vary widely depending on where you’re travelling. But one of the other biggest questions is accommodation because […]

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Fight for Vancouver’s medical dispensaries begins in BC Supreme Court

The test case that could seal the fates of around 50 of Vancouver’s medical dispensaries kicked off yesterday in BC Supreme Court with lead plaintiff Karuna Health Foundation battling the City of Vancouver to remain open and continue facilitating medical cannabis patients’ right to reasonably access their medicine. The City of Vancouver wants to shut […]

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Expert Joints LIVE! on CLN : At The Karma Cup 2018

Join Craig Ex aka ‘The Expert of EXPERT JOINTS‘ Thursday at 4:20pmPT / 7:20pET LIVE! from Toronto for the kick-off to the Karma Cup 2018. Craig will be hosting the weekends events, and #CannaLifeNet will be there filming it all for a recap video. Click here to check out Karma Cup 2017 And be sure to […]

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What you need to know as Media hypes cannabis overdose dangers

Cannabis legalization is coming up fast on Oct. 17, and in the lead up to it, various news organizations across the country are swinging into full fearmongering mode as they warn about the dangers of cannabis overdoses. “Cannabis overdose”. Sounds scary, right? Especially considering we’re in the midst of an opioid crisis, you might be […]

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Out and About in Amsterdam for the High Times Cannabis Cup with Craig Ex

CLN and Craig Ex aka The Expert of Expert Joints were “Out and About” in Amsterdam for the High Times Cannabis Cup back in July and we caught all the crazy, hazy good times here. It was a definite adventure where the days were as packed as the joints as Craig said “Hi” to new and […]

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State Lawmakers: Medical Marijuana Should Get a Pass in Schools

It seems parents and schools are finally giving more thought to children and the ailments that can be treated withmedical marijuana medical marijuana. Delaware News Journal reported an increasing number of parents are turning to cannabis for their children with especially serious or rare conditions. It’s no wonder then that California lawmakers recently passed a bill to allow medical marijuana on school premises.

SB-1127 was introduced by Calif. Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) and has passed both houses of the state legislature. Ultimately, the bill would leave it up to school districts and boards of education to decide whether or not to allow medical marijuana on school grounds. While it’s noble to allow school district to have some autonomy, this decision could lead to much confusion and unnecessary distress. Prop 64 allowed cities in California to maintain a ban on sales and cultivation at their own discretion, and it has led to a great deal of Californians not being able to full participate in the cannabis economies they voted to legalize. Similarly, the most vulnerable students and their parents could very well be pigeon-holed by rigid district officials and judgmental peers who can’t understand the complex decisions a parent must make to ensure their child has the best care possible. After all, cannabis generally isn’t recommended by physicians for children except in severe cases.
Parents would still be required to administer the medication as needed, and it cannot be smoked or vaped, nor can it be stored at the school. The new bill, if signed

Cannabis: A Calming Effect

Cannabis is well-known for its calming effects, and as the world we live in grows ever increasingly more violent and horrendous atrocities make the news weekly, sometimes it feels that we all just need to calm down a little. From school shootings to road rage and everything in between it seems the world is just […]

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Free Weed Comes With a Hefty Price Tag

A recent bill out of the California state house would make marijuana compassionate-care programs exempt from themedical cannabis substantial state taxes on the medical cannabis that they supply to patients in need. SB 829 corrects a hole in Proposition 64, which saddled these not-for-profit organizations with taxes. The Compassionate Use Act of 1996 made medical marijuana legal in California, which spurred the birth of compassionate-care programs for patients with serious health issues and financial restraints. According to NORML, these organizations have been able to donate product and function tax-free up until this year when recreational marijuana became legal.

What did recreational legalization have to do with medical marijuana patients and associated care programs? As our marijuana attorneys can explain, after voters approved Proposition 64, government representatives and officials began ironing out how the recreational program would work. It was determined a set of guidelines was needed that could pull together the medical marijuana industry (which had been active for 20 years) with the new recreational cannabis law. That is when MAUCRSA (Medicinal And Adult-Use Cannabis Regulatory Safety Act) was born. What was intended to streamline rules and make things easier for business owners, customers, and law enforcement officials ended up strapping medical marijuana institutions with a significant number of regulations they previously did not have to follow.Among those regulations was a stipulation that cannabis businesses must pay taxes on all marijuana products, which were already collecting a new level of taxes along each step of the supply chain. This rule applied even …

Report: California Recreational Marijuana Stores Lacking

Economics 101 teaches us about supply and demand, but you don’t need a business degree to see that the supply ofmarijuana business lawyers recreational marijuana retailers is way lower than the demand in California. For every 100,000 residents, there is less than one store available that sells adult-use product, according to recent data released by Marijuana Business Daily. Furthermore, most of those stores are crammed into a few select areas, due to the fact that Prop 64 allows local governments to opt out of allowing sales or cultivation, though they are not allowed to ban personal use. To be more precise, there are 482 cities in California, and to date, only 70 of those cities allow retailers to sell recreational marijuana.

Comparatively speaking, this puts California not only behind its own estimates for store fronts and sales figures, but also behind its peers. It’s been nine months since recreational marijuana sales began in the state. At the nine-month mark in Colorado, the state had awarded 242 licenses. Considering the state has a smaller population than California, this put the total at 4.3 stores per 100,000 residents. Now, Colorado has 10 times the amount of stores per capita, while Oregon currently has 15 times more recreational marijuana stores per person.There also is a disparity in shops readily available to each person, an imbalance created by areas like Bakersfield and Fresno. Each is a densely packed city that has banned cannabis sales. The combined 900,000 residents have to travel more than an hour to get access …

Does Your Cannabis Business Have the Right Security?

When starting a cannabis business, there are obvious considerations, such as product, employees, and location. Anmarijuana business equally important, but less discussed, element is security. Considering some security measures are actually built into the regulations for marijuana businesses, this is certainly not something to be taken lightly. Cannabis Business Times recently broke down security recommendations and requirements for marijuana cultivators, and our experienced legal team can expand on these tips and explain the rules other types of businesses must also understand.

It may seem basic, but one of the most important steps the report outlined was assessing risk. You don’t want to be reactive to your security needs, only putting measures in place after a problem presents itself. It’s important to be proactive, and identify all the risk areas, particularly any touchpoints where product could be removed from your facility without your knowledge.

Video surveillance is one of the top methods of security in any type of marijuana business, but there are many aspects that must be taken into consideration before choosing the system that’s right for you. Is the video quality high resolution enough? CA Code of Regulations Div. 42, Ch. 1, Sec. 5044 states that minimum camera resolution must be 1280 x 720 pixels. The ability to identify any person recorded must be clear and certain. Your system cannot be in-house only; it must be accessible through the Internet. State guidelines also very specifically outline camera location protocol. The fixed and permanently mounted cameras need to have a view of 20 feet around …

Why medical cannabis should be tax exempt

If there were any doubts that cannabis legalization was just a huge money grab for the government, look no further than the excise tax that will apply to both medical and recreational cannabis. The excise tax (which is either a dollar per gram or 10% of the sale price, whichever is higher) will be in […]

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Why Are Beverage Companies So Interested in Cannabis?

SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — There has been a lot of speculation about whether the legal cannabis industry could cannibalize alcohol sales as consumers become more comfortable with the idea of cannabis-infused beverages. Additionally, the high-growth functional foods/nutraceutical space offers lucrative potential for more health-oriented cannabis concoctions. Over the past couple of years, these […]

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The Biggest Photography Mistake Cannabis Brands Are Making

“In the papers they call people who sell drugs ‘pushers’, you know, like you gotta try really hard to get rid of it. Doesn’t really work like that does it?” That’s probably my favourite quote from the movie Mr. Nice when Howard Marks exclaims that he is finding it so laughably easy to sell weed […]

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Dabstract and Phat Panda Win Big at the Dope Cup at Seattle Hempfest Aug. 18

Seattle, Washington – August 25th, 2018 – The Dope Cup occurred at Seattle’s 27th Annual Hempfest, the world’s largest yearly gathering advocating cannabis legalization, according to Dope Magazine. Dabstract and Phat Panda won multiple awards which were granted by an independent and blind panel. The judging process included microscopic analysis of the contestant products to evaluate their quality, […]

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5 of Vancouver’s Best Smoke Spots

Two of the best things about Vancouver are its gorgeous natural scenery and world-renowned BC Bud. If you put the two together, you’ve got a paradise for stoners with some of the best weed and most beautiful smoke spots in the world. There’s a reason why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s best […]

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Candidate Targeted by Bank for Support of Marijuana

It is common knowledge among our marijuana business attorneys and our clients that banks are highly restricted inmarijuana business how they can interact with the cannabis industry. Wells Fargo, however, recently took those restrictions too far when the bank closed the account of a candidate in Florida who made cannabis legalization a tenant of her campaign platform. According to New York Times, Nikki Fried is running for Florida agricultural commissioner and said expansion of the state’s current program is her highest priority.

The candidate runs her campaign finances through Wells Fargo, who questioned her support of marijuana and whether or not she also was planning to take donations from marijuana businesses to fund her campaign. When her campaign workers confirmed she would take such donations, Wells Fargo made an unprecedented move in shutting down her account. Our skilled Los Angeles marijuana business attorneys know it is true under Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. Section 812 that the consumption and sales of marijuana in any form or for any purpose is still prohibited in the eyes of the federal government. Therefore, running a marijuana business would still, on paper, be considered illicit drug trafficking. Congress has intervened with the Rohrebacher-Blumenauer Amendment, which has freed cannabis businesses to function under the supervision of individual state laws without the interference of the U.S. Department of Justice, Banks, meanwhile, still largely have their hands tied, unable to allow those businesses to knowingly house money being used to commit a federal crime due to their own federal regulations …

Regional Cannabis Producers Seek Protection for Brands

To assist California cannabis growers establish their regions as brands, the California Department of Food and cannabis businessAgriculture is working on a system of regulations for naming craft cannabis strains. According to a report from Ganjapreneur, this is similar to the way the system of naming works for wines, in which a wine must actually be from the Napa region in order to carry that moniker on its label. CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, the arm of CDFA that controls marijuana growers, is planning workshops in September to gather feedback and provide more information to cultivators.

The area known as the Emerald Triangle in Northern California has earned its name due to its high rate of cannabis cultivation. In fact, it’s the largest marijuana-producing area in the country. Growers in the region would like to capitalize on their world-renowned status to help give their product recognition and increase its desirability. They pride themselves on creating interesting, high-quality strains and growing in top-notch environments, and they want to make sure that random grow operations from some other region can’t use their regional names on their own labels.
As anyone in business knows, sometimes a remarkable product isn’t enough. When a market is saturated with a great deal of product that all appears to be the same, at least on the surface, branding becomes essential to help certain products stand out. Cannabis businesses are no different. This is especially true when you consider the average cannabis consumer is accustomed to just accepting whatever was available to them. In …

The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary 10th anniversary interview with Executive Director Dori Dempster

The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary was Vancouver’s third dispensary ever when it first opened the Hastings location back in October 2008. Fast forward 10 years and so much has changed- there are hundreds of dispensaries all over the city and recreational cannabis legalization is little over a month away! Cannabis Life Network spoke to Dori Dempster, […]

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Expert Joints LIVE! on CLN – Season 4 Premiere – Whoa… That’s Trippy

This week Craig is back from his summer ‘break’, ready to kickoff Season 4 welcoming social media influencer / cannabis brand consultant Trippy Treez to the show. He also has products from The Karma Cup Judges Kit & Los Muertos Smoke; as well as Tha Big Puffa, music from the Northwest Players and even The Wellness Solider Chef […]

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Joint History Lesson

Ever wondered where the first rolling company was created or when the first record of someone smoking a joint was? If so, you’re definitely going to want to check out this article! Many people in the cannabis culture love consuming this plant rolled up into what is commonly known as a joint. While it has […]

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BC Golf Association asks members if cannabis should be allowed on golf courses

The BC Golf Association is surveying their member opinions on cannabis because legalization is coming up fast Oct. 17 and the BCGA wants to know if cannabis use should be allowed on golf courses, much like alcohol and tobacco are permitted at numerous courses, according to a story from Global News. But golf is a […]

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Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty gets $50,000 boost from Aurora

With cannabis legalization fast approaching, one big question hangs heavy in the air: What happens to the half a million Canadians with simple possession convictions once it is legalized? That’s where the Cannabis Amnesty campaign comes in- it fights to right the historical wrongs of cannabis prohibition through education and advocacy. Earlier today, licensed producer […]

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Announcing the winners of the 3rd annual Fore20 Cup!

The 3rd annual Fore20 Golf Tournament was last week at the gorgeous Squamish Valley Golf Course and it was a smashing success! Combined with the Cannabis Cup and a brand new Green Market, there was something there for everyone who loves grass, green and golf! Word of mouth sure spreads fast as the 2018 Fore20 […]

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Craig Ex on Expert Joints LIVE! season 4, what we’re doing wrong with legalization, celebrities jumping on the cannabis bandwagon, and more!

CLN spoke to Craig Ex about the season 4 kicking off to his show Expert Joints LIVE! which is coming up fast on Aug. 30- you won’t want to miss it. Craig tells us all about his new and exciting plans for the next evolution of the show and why he thinks what Canada is […]

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How the Draeger Drugtest 5000, Canada’s new roadside testing device, falls short

It looks like a new roadside testing device is about to hit our roadways come October, but this one won’t be screening for alcohol. The Draeger DrugTest 5000 is set to become the first approved drug-screening device to be used by Canadian police forces. Based on the advice of an independent committee of toxicologists and […]

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Calling all members and supporters of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary- we want to hear your stories!

This is an open call-out to all members and supporters of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary (TMCD), past and present. The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary is gearing up for its 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and we want YOU to be a part of it. If TMCD has made a difference in your life or the lives of […]

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Pollution and Forest Fires ruining the air? Plant Hemp!

BC is burning. Forests all over the world are in flames right now. The air pollution from man-made industry and carbon emissions being dumped into the atmosphere has devastating effects felt the most today in third world countries. According to the annual State of the Global Air Report published by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), […]

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Elevated numbers as cannabis booms in the US

$32, 000 a year. 5,400 lbs. 4 billion dollars invested. What do all of these numbers have in common? They are all from recent stories surrounding developments in the cannabis sector. It is without a doubt that the cannabis industry is rolling in the green, and some research groups have estimated that the legal American […]

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Mormons in Utah claim legal medicinal cannabis would “violate religious freedoms”

In Utah, there is a ballot initiative formally known as Utah Proposition 2, Medical Marijuana Initiative, where the state is set to vote on whether to legalize medicinal cannabis on Nov. 6, 2018- but it is facing growing opposition from the Mormons. [Editor’s note: CLN has previously discussed the two methods that cannabis can be […]

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DEA quotas for 2019 to increase cannabis, reduce opioids in America

It seems common sense is spreading even to the historically anti-cannabis Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), which is increasing the amount of cannabis to be grown for scientific research next year by over 5X- from around 1,000 lbs in 2018 to 5,400 lbs in 2019, according to Forbes. That means 2019 will see 2,450,000 grams of […]

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Preserve the Herb

Dry, stale weed sucks- let’s all face it. You’ve probably wondered at some point how to best preserve your herb, unless you just came onto the cannabis scene and are used to buying perfectly manicured and cultivated cannabis from your local dispensary or from a caregiver. Whether it was that way when you purchased it, […]

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Synthetic weed K2 causes 95 overdoses in 3 days at Connecticut park

95 people have overdosed on synthetic weed (also known as K2, Spice, Mr. Nice Guy and Green Giant) in the last few days at New Haven Green, a local park that’s close to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The mass overdoses began on Tuesday with two dozen people overdosing within a 3-hour period and […]

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What Marijuana Businesses Need to Know About Recalls

Two recent cannabis product recalls have some marijuana businesses concerned about such scenarios becoming amarijuana business widespread issue, particularly with more stringent testing regulations recently becoming mandatory. According to a report from Marijuana Business Daily, though, several testing labs have said there is little to be concerned about, especially as these regulations continue to balance out and become more integrated.

The testing labs noted first of all that the two instances of recalls, both in late July, were self-imposed by the companies who manufacture the product. Thousands of marijuana products have passed lab tests and have moved along to retailer shelves. The data from these tests is double checked by the Bureau of Cannabis Control to help ensure product that should have failed the tests does not make it into stores. For the most part, companies have been able to keep up with the new regulations, and the recalls were reportedly a precautionary move by those particular businesses. As understanding of all regulations continues to grow stronger, incidents of product testing failures will continue to decline.As our Riverside marijuana business lawyers can explain, new regulations came into play July 1 of this year which enforced more strict rules about childproof packaging, labeling of THC and CBD levels, and testing for pesticides. For the first half of the year, businesses were operating under a grace period allowed by Proposition 64 in which products simply had to disclose that they had not been tested or that levels were unknown. As it stands, the system requires