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Canadian supreme court to hear Quebec cannabis challenge

Original article can be found here: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/supreme-court-of-canada-hears-challenge-to-cannabis-cultivation-ban-in-quebec-1.6069379 The Supreme Court of Canada is slated to hear a challenge Thursday morning to Quebec’s ban on the possession and cultivation of cannabis plants for personal use. The hearing is being held exceptionally in Quebec City. Janick Murray Hall, known for his parody website, “Le Journal de Mourréal,” […]

Confusion over rival cannabis parties

Original article can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/sep/14/legalise-cannabis-victoria-says-rival-marijuana-party-designed-to-confuse-voters An existing political party in Victoria that wants to legalise cannabis has asked the state electoral commission to reject the registration application of the rival Legalise Marijuana Party arguing it is “designed to confuse voters to siphon votes”. Legalise Cannabis Victoria’s secretary, Craig Ellis, has written to the […]

Elias Theodorou, Cannabis advocate and UFC fighter sadly passes away.

Original article can be found here: https://globalnews.ca/news/9124079/elias-theodorou-death-ufc-canada-cannabis/ Elias Theodorou, a charismatic mixed martial artist who campaigned successfully for the right to use medical marijuana as an athlete, has died. He was 34. His publicist, Jess Moran, confirmed the former UFC fighter died Sunday in Toronto of liver cancer. Theodorou, from Mississauga, Ontario, was an athlete, […]

Biden is not planning any cannabis moves

Original article can be found here: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/biden-doesnt-plan-any-marijuana-moves-ahead-of-midterms-white-house-suggests/ The White House suggested on Friday that President Joe Biden will not be making any marijuana policy moves ahead of the midterm elections, with the press secretary saying that “I don’t have anything else to share in the upcoming weeks” when she was asked about other Democrats’ push […]

Tilray press release not correct according to German lawmakers

Original article can be found here: https://mjbizdaily.com/cannabis-producer-tilray-news-release-not-correct-german-lawmaker-says/ German government officials are questioning the veracity of some key facts in a recent news release by cannabis producer Tilray Brands, telling MJBizDaily their meeting with Tilray representatives was “a one-time conversation” and “not part of the preparatory phase” of marijuana legalization. Tilray, headquartered in New York, said […]

No, you can’t buy cannabis with food stamps in the USA

Original article can be found here: https://vancouversun.com/cannabis-news/can-people-in-the-u-s-buy-weed-products-with-food-stamps Those in the U.S. receiving benefits through the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, may be wondering if they can use SNAP to buy cannabis and related products. The short answer is no. It seems a spoof article way back in 2014 got the […]

Cannabis does not make you unmotivated

Original article can be found here: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/stoners-are-just-as-motivated-as-non-users-study-finds-1.6055561 Cannabis consumers or ‘stoners’ are often associated with characteristics of laziness and a lack of motivation, especially in mainstream media. Think Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad or “The Dude” in The Big Lebowski. But a new study suggests that this stereotype has no scientific basis, and that cannabis […]

NY Child welfare still using weed to separate families

Original article can be found here: https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/despite-cannabis-now-being-legal-in-n-y-child-welfare-agencies-are-still-using-weed-to-separate-families Despite the legalization of cannabis in New York, child welfare agencies continue to cite use of the substance in family courts, with parents sometimes being separated from their children because of marijuana consumption. It is reported that these parents are often minorities, who were disproportionately adversely affected during […]

Cannabis takes a bite out of big Pharma

Original article can be found here: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/cannabis-news-week-cannabis-takes-a-bite-out-of-pharmaceutical-industry t’s not just the pro-prohibition types that are angry about the wave of states that have legalized recreational and medical cannabis in recent years.  The legal marijuana industry is taking a bite out of big pharma, according to a new research article. After studying how cannabis legalization between […]

New bill to legalise cannabis in Arkansas

Original article can be found here: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/arkansas-marijuana-campaign-says-a-vote-for-legalization-at-the-ballot-is-a-vote-to-support-our-police-in-new-ad/ A vote to legalize marijuana in Arkansas is a “vote to support our police,” according to a new ad from a campaign seeking to promote its cannabis initiative that will appear on the November ballot. The measure from Responsible Growth Arkansas is still under review by the state […]

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