Thursday September 18th, 2014

Where words fail, music speaks.
- Hans Christian Andersen

Washington State's recreational pot sales reach a new high - fortune.com
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Canada - Branding names for Medical Marijuna - cmaj.ca
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Canada - Medical Marijuana Dispensary Becomes Canada’s First to Accept Bitcoin - coindesk.com
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USA - A new campaign teaches you how to eat marijuana without turning out like Maureen Dowd - vox.com
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American Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues - mmjbusinessdaily.com
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Football - The problem with the NFL's new marijuana policy - vox.com
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Hemp - Press Release - Global Hemp Group Partners With Mali's National Agricultural Research Institute on Hemp Research
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Wednesday September 17th, 2014

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
- Omar Khayyam

Canada - Niagara's first medical marijuana clinic opens - stcatharinesstandard.ca
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USA - Tired of the stoner stereotype, marijuana industry launches ad campaigns promoting moderation - kelownadailycourier.ca
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Vatican car seized with cocaine, marijuana - smh.com.au
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Whuzza. Marijuana Infused Frozen Pizza. - Time.com
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USA - Canada - Florida - Snowbirds potential partakers of medical marijuana - news-press.com
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Australia - Australian Prime Minister,Tony Abbott, backs legalisation of Medical Marijuana - smh.com.au
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Hemp -  Why You Will Soon Be Building Your Home With Hempcrete - good.is
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Tuesday September 16th, 2014

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
- Mark Twain

Canada - Pot, like alcohol, should be regulated - mrtimes.com
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Medical Miracle: My 2-year-old can’t live without Medical Marijuana. She has severe epilepsy. Used to get up to 1,000 seizures a day, now she has as few as six seizures a day. - womansday.com.au
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New York State Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2015 - huffingtonpost.com
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Canada - Trudeau blocks Harper’s path to re-election as Liberals show signs of life - bnn.ca
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Buffett and Berkshire subsidiary to cash in on legal pot industry - DigitalJournal.com
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Hemp -  These socks are a sign of the times - TheCannabist.Co
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Monday September 15th, 2014

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

USA - Police chief Mike Koval: Legalize marijuana, use tax revenue to fund drug treatment - madison.com
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Canada - Father loses access to son with leukemia in fight over chemo at CHEO. Father wants to try CBD instead of chemo. - OttawaCitizen.com
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Australian churches favour Medical Marijuana - vancouverdesi.com
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A mix of Shark Tank and The Apprentice: Pot entrepreneurs audition for “The Marijuana Show” - fox6now.com
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In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization - infotel.ca
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Canada - USA - Three decade old pot charge costs Ontario man his job - SunNewsNetwork.Ca
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Parenting and pot: When should the conversation start?
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Hemp - Healthy hemp hearts - castanet.net
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Friday September 12th, 2014

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
- Joseph Campbell

Canada - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau defends pot legalization policy - lfpress.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction :
Justin Trudeau is the only leader of a major party that has a reasonable and intelligent approach to the Marijuana issue. The lack of a progressive stance on this issue from Mulcair and the NDP is a significant step backwards for the NDP. Hopefully the NDP and Mulcair will wake up from their Prohibitionist slumber, shake off the hangover, and soon come out and support Legalizatoin of Marijuana for Adult Use. The election clock is ticking, and the NDP's current position is inadvertently supporting Harper. 

Biologist explains how pot kills cancer cells - HighTimes.com
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Forget About Pot Brownies, You Can Get Weed Pizza In Los Angeles - LAist.com
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USA - Marijuana, Federal Power & the States - WashingtonPost.com
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USA - Colorado activists want rules on pot edibles implemented fast - news.yahoo.com
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USA - Mysterious Armed Men Dropping From Helicopters To Chop Down NorCal Marijuana Grows. Some work for a private security company - cbslocal.com
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Hemp - Hemp used in home construction in Montreal - contemporist.com
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Thursday September 11th, 2014

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

USA - Ethan Nadelmann on Democracy Now : Pot Decriminalization Advances in the U.S - BoingBoing.Net
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Canada - Can U.S. border guards turn me away for saying I've smoked pot?  Yes! - Globe and Mail
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Canada - Press Release - First entirely fee-free medical marijuana clinic to open in South Western Ontario. Access to treatment and patient education to be the focus - newswire.ca
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Book : Cannabis Pharmacy: the practical guide to medical marijuana - BoingBoing.Net
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USA - Colorado Not Suffering Buyer's Remorse Over Legal Marijuana, Poll Finds - HuffingtonPost.com
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My Candid Cannabis Conversation With Andrew Sullivan - Anthony Johnson - TheWeedBlog.com
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Hemp - University of Kentucky hemp crop set for harvest Thursday - courier-journal.com
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Wednesday September 10th, 2014

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
- Muhammad Ali

USA - A dying Iowa man who grew marijuana to treat terminal cancer was sentenced to probation Tuesday, avoiding prison even as he defended his decision to violate the law. Judge Henry Latham chastised 48-year-old Benton Mackenzie for ignoring the law by growing 71 marijuana plants in a trailer outside his parents’ eastern Iowa home. - NYPost.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction :
Shame on this judge for his lack of compassion and wisdom. The Marijuana Prohibition is a dangerous and toxic policy that causes enormous harm for people.

Canada - The Health Canada-funded Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse is calling for a broad review of marijuana policy, including a closer look at the impact of legalization south of the border in Colorado and Washington. - Globe And Mail
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Canada - Nanaimo - Tilray holds second job fair in city.Medical Marijuana producer has grown steadily since it opened and receives large number of applicants - NanaimoDailyNews.com
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Canada - Spring Garden Road's members only vapour lounge, High Life Social Club, is open for visitors - TheCoast.Ca
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Canada - Saskatoon Medical Marijuana company creates app to track medicinal marijuana use
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USA - Marijuana dispensaries need access to banking system - bostonglobe.com
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Press Release - Cannabix Technologies Inc. Provides Update on Marijuana Breathalyzer Development
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Hemp - Hemp Eyewear Launches Kickstarter Campaign - transworld.net
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Tuesday September 9th, 2014

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix

World Leaders Call For Massive Shift In Global Drug Policy. End the Drug War. - HuffingtonPost.com
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USA - Philadelphia Is About To Be America's Largest City To Decriminalize Marijuana. $25 fine. - HuffingtonPost.com
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Entrepreneur, Cheryl Shuman, promotes pot to the super wealthy - cnbc.com
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Syqe. Precise Medical Vapourizer. Able to deliver as little as 1 milligram of medicine. - wsj.com
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Canada - Medical marijuana shop owner released from custody after police raid - GlobalNews.Ca
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Canada - Only Alberta clinic offering Medical Marijuana prescriptions hopes to be part of medicine’s ‘new light’ - MetroNews.Ca
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Chile - First medicinal marijuana farm approved in Chile - VancouverDesi.com
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The N.F.L.’s Absurd Marijuana Policy - New York Times
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Canada - Jodie Emery, High-profile marijuana activist files for federal Liberal nomination - Globe and Mail
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Hemp - Manitoba Harvest Company investing in 6,000 to 9,000 acres of hemp in southern Alberta - vauxhalladvance.com
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Monday September 8th, 2014

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
- Aldous Huxley

Canada - Mulroney says Harper is in for tough re-election fight in 2015 - Globe And Mail
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Press Release - The MaryJane Group (V.RTI) revolutionizes travel-friendly wake and bake with BnB lease
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Canada - Guelph - MedCannAccess. Medical marijuana service centre opens next to health care offices - TheRecord.com
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Is Medical Marijuana the Secret to Beating Opiate Addiction? - TheDailyBeast.com
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Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies - vice.com
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Hemp holds potential for Alberta farmers — if they can grow long-fibre varieties - AlbertaFarmExpress.Ca
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Friday September 5th, 2014

I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it. 
- Eminem

Australia - Mom pleas for medical Marijuana for her daughter who gets Life Threatening Seizures. - au.news.yahoo.com
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Marijuana.Ca comment :
 It's disgusting that parents are forced into this kind of situation because politicians are addicted to the Marijuana Prohibition.

USA - Life In Prison For Pot And Other Travesties Of Marijuana Prohibition - Jacob Sullum - Forbes.com
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Vancouver's Budzilla pot shop busted for selling medical marijuana to people without a health canada license. - TheProvince.com
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Italy To Release 10,000 Marijuana Inmates - TheWeedBlog.com
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Hemp - Press Release - Hemp Industries Association Presents 21st Annual Conference and Hemp Lobby Day in Washington, DC
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Thursday September 4th, 2014

Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
- Steve Jobs

Canada - Liberal Party Marijuana legalization campaign led by Charlottetown MP. Canada should follow Colorado and Washington state and legalize marijuana, says Sean Casey - CBC.CA
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Canada - Interview - Justin Trudeau rejects authoritarian model. By emphasizing the strength of his party’s candidates, the Liberal leader is thwarting Conservative efforts to portray him as a lightweight. - straight.com
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Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Growing Majority Of Americans, Survey Shows. 450,000 people polled online over the last 2 years - HuffingtonPost.com
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USA - You Can Now Buy Marijuana Iced Coffee - mtlblog.com
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Finally, Some Hard Science on Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy Patients - time.com
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What getting medical marijuana is like today vs. what getting medical liquor was like during Prohibition - WashingtonPost.com
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Hemp - The Resurgence of Industrial Hemp. Meet some of the men and women testing, researching and pioneering the resurgence of industrial hemp. - MotherEarthNews.com
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Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? 
- Pablo Picasso

Canada - Liberal Party gets proactive and positive over support to Legalize Marijuana - HillTimes.com
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Canada - The Conservative case for Legalizing Marijuana - TroyMedia.com
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'Golden Era of Commercialized Marijuana' in California - Breitbart.com
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USA - Berkeley Pushes Boundary on Medical Marijuana by providing free medicine to the poor - New York Times
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USA - Earl Blumenauer To Talk Federal Tax Reform For Marijuana Businesses At International Cannabis Business Conference - TheWeedBlog.com
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Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woody Allen

Canada - Pro Legalization - Let’s talk about pot, baby. - National Post
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Canada - Press Release - OrganiGram Passes Product Testing and Ships Medical Marijuana to Customers
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Canada - Applications up, approvals slow for medical marijuana licences - Globe And Mail
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Australia - Medical Marijuana doctor will continue to distribute his ‘medicine’ from secret lab - 9news.com.au
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For some parents, legalization complicates how to talk about pot - latimes.com
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Monday September 1st, 2014

Happy Long Weekend.
Next update is Tues Sept 2.
Now that September is here,
things are going to ramp up even more in the Medical Marijuana and Marijuana sector. 


Friday August 29th, 2014

Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.   
- Emily Dickinson

Canada - Marijuana prohibition leads to organized crime - GuelphMercury.com
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Could smoking marijuana be good for your memory?
Tiny amounts of a compound found in Marijuana 'could help delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease' - dailymail.co.uk
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USA - Colorado - Life of a pot-store owner: Guards and cash - northumberlandnews.com
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Pot Legalization In Uruguay Is Going Forward In A Big Way - BusinessInsider.com
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Edibles. Marijuana Cuisine Rises In Wake Of Legalizations - cbslocal.com
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Hemp - Hemp Flax Crackers Spiced With Zaatar - yahoo.com
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Thursday August 28th, 2014

Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.  
- Alison Boulter

Canada - It would seem to be almost inevitable that Marijuana will be a major issue in next year’s federal election - Orangeville Citizen
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Canada - Press Release - Tweed announces fiscal Q2 results and provides update
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Marijuana that has a high level of CBD could be used to treat and prevent schizophrenia, as the Government faces increasing pressure to legalise Marijuana for medicinal use - dailymail.co.uk 
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Canada - Press Release - Organigram Completes Initial Harvest and Prepares For First Shipment of Medical Marijuana
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Florida firm plans big, low cost, medical marijuana grow operation. 186,000 square feet. - reuters.com
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USA - The US Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana — for Research - time.com
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Uruguay begins registering marijuana growers - digitaljournal.com
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Hemp - Onno Textiles offers Earth-friendly T-shirts - TheCannabist.Co
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Wednesday August 27th, 2014

I'm not lazy, I'm just very relaxed. 
- anonymous

Canada - Majority of Albertans support The Legalization of Marijuana: Poll - MetroNews.Ca
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Marijuana.Ca reaction :  
The tide is obviously turning. It's time for the Conservatives and the NDP to support the Legalization of Marijuana for Adult Use. The Liberals and Greens already support this.

Marijuana Soft Drinks and Coffee for Adults Go On Sale in Washington State. Brand is called Legal. - ibtimes.co.uk 
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Parenting: Is your kid smoking pot? Looking for clues - thecannabist.co
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This Rapper Just Won The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Marijuana - huffingtonpost.com
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USA - DEA Ratifies Spike in Marijuana for Research - usnews.com
Production is going from 46.3 pounds to 1,433 pounds – but it’s unclear where the extra pot is going.
Marijuana.Ca reaction : The Marijuana Drug War is a strange beast.
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New Denver Hemp Clothing Company Promises Free Weed with Purchase - thedailychronic.net
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Hemp -  DEA Backs Down in Hemp Litigation with Kentucky Agriculture Department - naturalproductsinsider.com
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Tuesday August 26th, 2014

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

Marijuana Laws - Canada: Ticketing Option In Hands Of Government, Police Chiefs Say - HuffingtonPost.Ca
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : 
The government plan is to continue to give the police powers to lay criminal charges for possession, and to have the option to issue tickets. This is not what a Majority of Canadians want. Legalize it for Adult use.

Canada Letter to Editor - Medical Marijuana growers falling behind on their harvests - nanaimobulletin.com 
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Canada - Police chiefs and politicians: The new faces of corporate medical marijuana in B.C. - NationalPost.com
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USA - States With Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Overdose Deaths - TheAtlantic.com
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Sky high: Canadian marijuana firms soar on market debut - Globe and Mail
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Marijuana Use Lowers Risk Of Domestic Violence In Married Couples, Study Finds - huffingtonpost.com
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Could Canada help grow Jamaica's medical marijuana industry? - TorontoSun.com
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Monday August 25th, 2014

Stop worrying about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
- Charles M. Schulz

Canada - Majority supports marijuana legalization or decriminalization: poll - hilltimes.com
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Canada - Crash victim gets $6,500 award for Medical Marijuana-based therapy for her pain and head injuries - theProvince.com 
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Canada - Bedrocan Medical Marijuana Company went public today on the TSX Venture Exchange. Symbol is BED. - bnn.ca
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Canada - Organigram Medical Marijuana Company is going public today - reuters.com
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Bud-and-breakfast: Marijuana tourism in Colorado. - missoulian.com
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USA - These People Left Corporate Jobs To Work In The Booming Marijuana Industry - BusinessInsider.com
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Oregon Democratic Party supports marijuana legalization. - statesmanjournal.com
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Hemp - Abeego - How to keep those school lunches — and your kitchen — plastic-free. Hemp based wraps. - yahoo.com
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Friday August 22nd, 2014

Life is simple, its just not easy.
- author unknown

Canada - Regulate Pot like booze - Brian MacLeod - The Sudbury Star
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Canada - The pot challenge: Legalize while keeping kids safe. The Conservatives think that’s impossible. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals say they can legalize marijuana and make it tougher for kids to get. - VancouverSun.com
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Canada - Marijuana Prohibition doesn’t work, especially for a drug that is widely used and has broad public tolerance. The marijuana policies we have in Canada are an asinine mishmash of repression and wishful thinking, and they need some serious revamping. Andrew Picard - public health reporter - Globe And Mail
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Canada - David Asper's position on the Marijuana Issue: "I’m a Conservative and happen to support legalization and regulation, because, as I’ve noted before, mere decriminalization would continue to keep the supply lines (i.e. the drug traffickers) in the shadows rather than eliminating them by regulating and taxing the product as we do with alcohol." - NationalPost.com
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Canada - Vancouver based Wildflower Marijuana Inc. has two Health Canada licence applications in the works for separate facilities proposed for sites in Yellow Point and Nanoose Bay. - nanaimodailynews.com
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Canada - Mountie-led anti-marijuana operation spends $11.5M in 8 years - ctvnews.ca
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Thursday August 21st, 2014

The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.
- author unknown

Canada - Canadian Big media weighs in on the Marijuana Issue.
Editorials came out today in the National Post, Globe and Mail and Toronto Star.
Each one of them gets a Fail.
> National Post
> Toronto Star
> Globe and Mail

Marijuana.Ca comment : 

With varying degrees, all of the editorial positions fail to address the fundamental problems and harms related to the Marijuana Prohibition. Same can be said for PM Stephen Harper and NDP leader Tom Mulcair.
Yesterday, for the first time, Tom Mulcair appeared to be mildly hinting the NDP is kind of open to Legalization, way off in the distant abstract future.


Mr. Mulcair, your position is very 1980's. It does not address the vital aspect of supply. A very large number of NDP supporters fully support Legalization for Adult Use. We strongly recommend that you and the NDP come out in support of Legalization for Adult Use before you embed yourself further as an unintentional ally of Stephen Harper and the Conservatives on this issue.

The best way to approach the use of Marijuana is to Legalize and Regulate It for Adult consumption. All other approaches are fraught with major problems and have already been proven to be harmful and failed policies.

This is Not a left/right political issue.  It's not a Liberal, Conservative or NDP issue.
It's beyond political partisanship.
Replace the word marijuana with beer.
We can all agree that beer should be regulated for Adult use. 

The same applies to marijuana. 

We are way past the point of confused and ineffective phony incrementalism on this issue. The Conservatives want to continue with criminal records for possession AND add additional penalties thru fines/tickets. This is completely out of step with what a Majority of Canadians want.

The Marijuana Prohibition Laws are archaic ideas that have no merit and cause serious problems for Canada and Canadians.

Adults who chose to consume Marijuana are obviously Not criminals.
Stop harrassing Canadians and quit putting the justice system and police officers into disrepute by supporting this Prohibition.

Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party have the most sensible approach to this issue with their position that supports Legalization for Adult Use.
 

Canada - Ontario - MedCannAccess. New medical pot clinic aims to up standards in Hamilton - thespec.com
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The Canadian Medical Association officially warns against smoking pot, as the NDP leader calls it a personal choice. - macleans.ca
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USA - Colorado Edibles Companies Expanding Amid Sky-High Demand - mmjbusinessdaily.com
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Hemp - Hemp-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy Forever - GlobalResearch.Ca
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Wednesday August 20th, 2014

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Canada - The Marijuana issue could encourage voting in federal election: Political Scientist. Both Liberals and Conservatives are using Marijuana Law changes to win over supporters - news1130.com
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Canada - Trudeau confident Liberals on right track to victory in 2015 federal election - yahoo.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : More than 50% of Canadians support Legalization for Adult Use. It's very important that Mr. Trudeau and the Liberals follow thru on their Legalization committment during the next term of parliament. 

Canada - The Conservative Government's position on Marijuana.
Marijuana.Ca comment : Conservative Justice Minister, Peter MacKay, wants to add another punishment against marijuana consumers. He's considering keeping all the same laws in place that we have now, including up to life imprisonment for selling Marijuana.  He may add another punishment by allowing police officers to ticket people.  This way a police officer can ticket an 18 year old, Or, he can lay a criminal charge and that 18 year old could still go to jail and have a criminal record. It's a terrible policy to have police officers giving tickets or laying criminal charges against Adult Canadians who choose to possess or consume Marijuana.
Legalizing Marijuana for Adult use is the best policy for this complex issue.
The Marijuana Prohibition has been, and is, an abject failure with terrible consequences.

USA - Minnesota Family Takes Son To Oregon For Marijuana Regimen. Wyatt has hundreds of seizures a day. - cbslocal.com
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USA - Colorado is a success - Governor Hickenlooper: "Marijuana regulators have done ‘a very good job’" - WashingtonPost.com
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Hemp - Canola growers turn to more profitable hemp - bnn.ca
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Tuesday August 19th, 2014

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
- Oscar Wilde

Canada - Letter: Marijuana should be legal. - MontrealGazette.com
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Canada - Anti-pot campaign isn’t partisan, says Health Minister, Rona Ambrose - GlobeAndMail.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : The dangers and the harms of the Marijuana Prohibition point clearly towards ending the Prohibition.  Regulating Marijuana for Adult use is the right path to take.
Making criminals out of Adults who eat a pot cookie is an abuse of power and defies intelligence.

Saudi Arab cuts the heads off of four men for smuggling hash - updatednews.ca
Marijuana.Ca reaction : Barbarism and insanity in the 21st century.  And for the record, you can get up to life in prison in Canada for selling Marijuana.
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Canada - In support of Medical Marijuana Edibles court ruling. Compassion and common sense. - KelownaDailyCourier.Ca
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Canadian Marijuana policy lagging behind: Video - What Canada can learn from Mason Tvert and The Marijuana Policy Project - Globe And Mail
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Hemp homecoming: Rebirth sprouts in Kentucky - usatoday.com
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Monday August 18th, 2014

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Canada - Interview: Justin Trudeau says he won't be knocked off course. - OttawaCitizen.com
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Trudeau says a Canadian system of controlling and regulating Marijuana would make it harder for young people to buy and would keep profits from going to organized crime and street gangs. 
“And we free up the justice system and police resources from criminalizing something that honestly is maybe not good for you but shouldn’t be a focus of interfering with adults’ freedom to make their own choices.” - Justin Trudeau, Liberal Leader

Canada - Doctors pull out of Conservative government's anti-pot ads - OttawaCitizen.com
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Canada - Trudeau Condemns Government’s Anti-Marijuana Ads. - oyetimes.com
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau openly spoke against a series of taxpayer-funded anti-marijuana advertisements published by Health Canada on Friday, calling them a “thinly-veiled partisan attack” against the pro-marijuana agenda of his party by the federal Conservatives.
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England - Marijuana Oil Cured Cancer, Says 54 Year Old Father - GuardianLV.com
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Canada - Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. recalls batch of White Widow due to mould. Contaminated batch also known as White Shark and Peace-Maker - cbc.ca
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High hopes: Investors take aim at Canada’s Marijuana industry - GlobeAndMail.com
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America Will See 17 Votes For Marijuana Legalization In 2014 - TheWeedblog.com
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USA - Watch magician offer Marijuana to police officer and escape punishment by making it disappear - Mirror.co.uk
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Drug Legalisation in the UK Is a Question of Time - newsweek.com
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USA - Public support for Medical Marijuana is reaching new highs. Why do Republican 2016 hopefuls find the idea a buzzkill? - WashingtonPost.com
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Friday August 15th, 2014

It is never too late to be what you might have been. 
- George Eliot

Trudeau slams Conservatives for spending taxpayer money on anti-marijuana ads - Globe And Mail
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Canada - Very Important Medical Marijuana edibles and topicals BC court decision - TheProvince.com
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Canada - Baloney Meter: Are Conservatives blowing smoke about Trudeau’s Marijuana plan? - CBC.Ca
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Canada - Letter to editor: It’s time to Legalize Marijuana. - Glen K. Malfara - Montreal Gazette
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Canada - Should doctors groups back planned federal anti-marijuana ads? Health Canada is seeking endorsements for the campaign, but these aren’t simple public-service ads, writes John Geddes - Macleans.Ca 
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Colombia’s president backs bill to legalize Marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic uses - GlobalNews.Ca
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Marijuana Tourists: Are More Flocking to Washington and Colorado? - nbcnews.com
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Pro-Pot Push: The Next Gay Marriage. Marijuana legalization is following in the footsteps of same-sex marriage, supporters say. - usnews.com
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Hemp - Scientists turn to hemp for cheap, fast-charging batteries - Engadget.com
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Thursday August 14th, 2014

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
- Vincent van Gogh

BREAKING NEWS: MEDICAL MARIJUANA EDIBLES COURT VICTORY.
B.C.'S Highest Court says restrictions on medical marijuana are unconstitutional.
> article link

Marijuana.Ca reaction: We are still sorting out the implications of this. It looks like it means patients can make cookies, creams, etc. The question is, will it Force Health Canada to allow Licensed Producers to do the same?
We sure as hell hope so, because it's abhorrent and cruel that the top bureaucrats at Health Canada prevent sick Canadians from being able to access Medical Marijuana in various forms, like oils, edibles and creams. More to follow tomorrow.

Canada - Health Canada attempts to enlist Prohibitionist doctors in anti-pot ad campaign.
Health Canada ignores the harms of the Marijuana Prohibition, including no age limit, no product quality control or testing, criminal records for teens and adults, and Canadians going to jail. Stephen Harper and Conservative Health Minister, Rona Ambrose, support the Marijuana Prohibition.
The Liberals and Justin Trudeau want to End the Marijuana Prohibition and regulate it for Adult use. 
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Colorado - Life With Legal Marijuana - A conversation with middle-aged moms, homeless men, and college kids about post-prohibition in Boulder, Colorado
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USA - 105 Banks And Credit Unions Are Now Working With The Marijuana Industry - MMJbusinessDaily.com
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Marijuana and Canada: Why has drug policy changed? - BBC.com 
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Latin America Softens On Marijuana - ibtimes.com
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Colorado aims to produce more legal pot due to supply shortage - USAtoday.com
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Hempfest 2014: Seattle’s marijuana megafest introducing adult ‘pot gardens’ - SeattlePI.com
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Wednesday August 13th, 2014

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. 
- Lao-tzu

Canada - Angus Reid Poll - 59% of Canadians want Marijuana legalized. - news1130.com
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Justin Trudeau's pot stance targeted again by Conservatives. - cbc.ca
"Imagine: selling marijuana just like cigarettes and alcohol. Justin Trudeau: he's in way over his head." Conservative Video.
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : Marijuana should be sold like Alcohol. Or beer and wine. ID required for Adult Use. This is what is being effectively and responsibly done in Colorado and Washington State.
A Legalized and Regulated system for Adult use is safer than the current Prohibition, where currently, kids and teens are able to buy it on the black market at their high schools and middle schools. The Conservative Marijuana Prohibition causes the current black market to thrive, and it has No age limit, and collects no taxes.  Legalized and Regulated Marijuana for Adult Use, which is the Trudeau and the Liberal's position, is safer, smarter and more effective than the Harper & Conservative position. On this issue, Trudeau and the Liberals have it right, and it's the Conservatives that are flailing underwater with their faux histrionics. The Conservatives still want to give criminal records to teens and adults caught with pot.

"While the Liberals would try to make it easier for our children to access marijuana, Canadians can count on our government to put forward policies that keep drugs off our streets and keep our families safe," Conservative Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said.

Marijuana.Ca reaction : The Liberal position will make it More Difficult for kids to access Marijuana because you'll need to show ID in a Regulated Store. The Conservatives sound shrill, hysterical and foolish. Their Prohibition stance and strategy makes them look unreasonable and untrustworthy. The NDP Party and Mulcair do Not support Marijuana Legalization for Adult use, even though alot of their members do. the Green Party does support Marijuana Legalization for Adult Use.

Marijuana.Ca encourages the Conservatives and NDP to look very carefully at this issue, and then support a Regulated system for Adult Acess and Use. This should not be a politicially partisan issue.  Legalization for Adult use is the best course of action.

Vice - video - Inside Canada's New Corporate Marijuana System - Vice.com 
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Marc Emery is back and begins right away to advocate for Marijuana Legalization. Marc served 5 years in a US prison for selling Marijuana Seeds. - HuffingtonPost.com
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USA - Marijuana among tough choices in Leukemia fight for 4 year old Landon - TheCannabist.Co
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Press Release - Unique Pizza and Subs Announces Development of Marijuana Pizza
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Prohibition makes marijuana harmful. - TimesColonist.com
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American Banks and Credit Unions are starting to work with Legal Marijuana Businesses as legitimate businesses - vox.com
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Costa Rica may Legalize Medical Marijuana - TicoTimes.Net
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Tuesday August 12th, 2014

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. 
- Mark Twain

Breaking News. Marc Emery has arrived back in Canada. Speaks at news conference. Welcome back, Marc.
> Live cbc video of Marc speaking 

Why Marijuana's moment has arrived. - cnn.com
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Kyla - Family of epileptic B.C. toddler says she's making a dramatic recovery after Marijuana oil treatment - TheProvince.com
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Canada - Interview. Marc Emery to be released today. Marc Emery looks forward to return to Vancouver — where weed is ‘almost legal’ — after four years in U.S. jail - NationalPost.com
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Canada - Trudeau should avoid Emery support - 24hrs.ca
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Canada - Press Release - MedCannAccess, Medical Marijuana Company, Opening Patient Support Centres Across Ontario
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Doctors need info on pot - Marc Wayne from Bedrocan Medical Marijuana Company - CalgaryHerald.com
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USA - Video - Armoured trucks guard marijuana cash flow in US. Truck has huge pot leaf on the side - Telegraph.co.uk
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Hemp May Beat Graphene as Ideal Super Capacitor Material - laboratoryequipment.com
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Monday August 11th, 2014

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it. 
- Winston Churchill

Canada - Marc Emery, B.C.'s 'prince of pot,' returns to Canada Aug. 12
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : This is Great News!  Marc is a controversial person, for various reasons. As well, he has been a very strong and outspoken person who has advocated for and supported Marijuana Legalization for a very long time.

Poll - Federal Conservatives trail in 8 of 10 provinces; Libs lead, but Mulcair top leader - iPolitics.ca
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Marijuana.Ca reaction
: It's a long and tough road til a new government is formed in 2015. There's a huge amount of tough and smart work to do.

Canada - Nova Scotia - Marijuana Jobs - Pictou County job losses have people looking for 'next step'. Convergys call centre employees met Thursday to discuss their future after shut down. The job front isn’t entirely hopeless in the region. The possibility of some new jobs coming to a proposed medical marijuana facility, Vida Cannabis, in Stellerton, could employ between 30 to 300 people. 
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California - Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom supports Marijuana Legalization - kqed.org
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USA - Delaware lawyer will defend pot charge for free - DelawareOnline.com
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USA - Colorado Recreational Pot Sales Total $24.7 Million in June, a New Record - slate.com
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Marijuana legalization didn't stop Colorado's decade-long decline in teen pot use - Vox.com
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Why marijuana won’t become another Big Tobacco - WashingtonPost.com
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Friday August 8th, 2014

Happiness depends upon ourselves.  
- Aristotle

Canada - York Regional Police chief, Eric Jolliffe, in favour of ticketing marijuana users OR giving them criminal records - yorkRegion.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction 
Mr. Jolliffe and others want the police to be able give tickets OR to lay criminal charges, at their discretion. So, one could still get a criminal record for possession of Marijuana. This is the policy change Harper and the Conservatives are considering.
The Harper government has repeatedly said that this is a health issue for them. It is wrong to put the police in the position of being healthcare advisors and decision makers. The police have much more important things to focus on. The same logic being put forward could be easily used to justify banning beer and wine, and getting criminal records or fines by the police for possessing beer or wine because it's bad for your health. How about criminal records for eating too many french fries.
Let's finally end this nonsense and establish a sensible regulated system for Adult Use. This is the 21st century.

Canada - Dr. Chris Simpson, New CMA - Canadian Medical Association President, comments about Medical Marijuana: While there “may well be” legitimate uses for medical marijuana, doctors have been thrust into an “untenable” position by being made the sole gatekeepers to legal pot, says the incoming president of the nation’s most powerful doctors’ lobby. - Canada.com
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USA - How The Pot Industry Is Wooing Women Entrepreneurs - NationalJournal.com
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Larry King And Conan Eating A Pot Brownie On Air May Cause Chronic Laughter - huffingtonPost.com
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Canada - Marijuana prescriptions offered at Calgary clinic, believed to be only of its kind in city - metronews.ca
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USA - Why the US federal government classifies marijuana like heroin - vox.com
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Meet Seattle’s first edible marijuana producer: Db3 - seattlepi.com
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10 Health Benefits of Marijuana - care2.com
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In most states, Marijuana is a bargain compared to beer - WashingtonPost.com
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Hemp - Why add hemp seed to your diet? Here are the benefits - TreeHugger.com
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Thursday August 7th, 2014

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

Canadian Government Drug War on Marijuana Consumers.  Canada - Ontario - Three charged with posession of pot in Stayner. 20, 17 and 15 years of age. - Simcoe.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : If under 30 grams of pot, The 20 year old could get a $1,000 fine and 6 Months In Jail, and a criminal record.  If he had over 3 kilos for selling purposes, the sentence can range from 5 years in jail up to life in prison (under certain circumstances).
This Law is an ass. Legalization for Adult Use is the only sensible way to move forward. 

Canada's medical marijuana market heats up as public listings near. Mettrum Ltd., OrganiGram Inc., Bedrocan Canada Inc. and PharmaCan Capital. - GlobeAndMail.com
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USA - Washington D.C. voters to decide on Legal Marijuana use in November 2014 - WashingtonPost.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction
: This is potentially very significant. Washington DC is the centre of the Marijuana Prohibition. It's where it began 75 years ago. If this passes, Congress may try and block it. They might need Obama's signature to stop it. Legal Pot for Adults in Washington DC.  Imagine that.

USA - Can the US Congress Get Stoned if D.C. Legalizes Marijuana? TheDailyBeast.com
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USA - Washington State begins sales of edible marijuana products - USAtoday.com
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Hemp - Gone Hemp: This lip balm is totally loveable - TheCannabist.Co
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Wednesday August 6th, 2014

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
- Confucius

Canada - Liberal Leader, Justin Trudeau, repeats support of policy: Marijuana Legalization for Adult use, at early campaign stops in Metro Vancouver. - news1130.com
Marijuana.Ca : Trudeau and the Liberals are the only major party with a sensible position on this issue.
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USA - Nutter Lashes Out at City Council Plan to Decriminalize Marijuana - Nutter is the name of the mayor - cbsLocal.com
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Ireland - Law's gone to pot, time for cannabis decriminalisation - belfasttelegraph.co.uk
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Snoop Dogg Got in on NY Times Editorial Board’s Reddit AMA - mediaite.com
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USA - Albuquerque could scrap jail time for small amounts of pot. Under the new plan, individuals possessing less than an ounce of marijuana would receive a $25 fine, as opposed to the current statute of 15 days in jail and a $50 fine.
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Marijuana.Ca reaction -
15 days in jail for pot possession is utter insanity. A $25 fine is mild insanity.  Imagine a $25 fine for possessing a pound of coffee. Coffee used to be Prohibited in England and Sweden. You could get a large fine, your coffee confiscated and have your coffee cups and dishes confiscated as illegal paraphenalia.

Hemp - 3 Hemp Oil Uses For Skincare That Are Totally Legal, and Incredibly Effective - bustle.com
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Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Marijuana debate heats up in U.S. and Canada - NorthCountryPublicRadio.Org
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USA - Family tries marijuana treatment for baby Wyatt's seizures - TwinCities.com
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Even marijuana opponents concede that pot has gone mainstream - WashingtonPost.com
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Canada - Justin Trudeau and Jodie Emery didn't meet at Vancouver BBQ, but they still managed to talk about each other. The federal Liberal leader wouldn't comment on the potential Vancouver East candidate - at least not directly - TheProvince.com
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The Quite Hilarious GrassIsNotGreener.com Campaign Against Marijuana Legalisation - Forbes.com
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Hemp - Riley Cote: From Hockey to Hemp - CelebStoner.com
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Monday August 4th, 2014

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
- Robert Frost

Canada - National Post - Conservatives’ crotchety anti-pot attack ads have reached the point of embarrassment - NationalPost.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : Marijuana Legalization is not a political partisan issue. There are people from all political parties and of all political stripes that support Marijuana Legalization for Adult Use.
Get jiggy with it.

Canada - “Don’t get mad, get political” says Marc Emery - am739.ca
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Boomers stand to benefit most from medical marijuana - FloridaToday.com
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Why Marijuana Company Leafly Bought A Full Page Ad in the New York Times - Wall Street Journal
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USA - Marijuana schools aim to train workers, patients - BostonGlobe.com
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Hemp - Kentucky's hemp crops flourish after troubled start.  Some plants are 8 feet tall after 2 months. - wlky.com
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Friday August 1st, 2014

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain

Canada - Justin Trudeau's pot stance in line with 1 in 3 Canadians, poll suggests. - CBC.CA
Government-commissioned survey suggests Liberals won't be hurt by pro-legalization position.
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : The poll asked if people want Marijuana Legalized.  The question is too vague and innacurate.  If the question had been more clear, e.g., do people want Marijuana Legalized and Regulated for Adult use, like beer and wine,... it's our view that the results would have been considerably higher in support of Legalization.  Previous polls in Canada have regularly shown a Majority of Canadians support Legalization for Adult use.

USA - Colorado’s marijuana rollout has been ‘largely successful,’ Brookings report finds - WashingtonPost.com
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USA - Congressional Republicans Rail Against Legalization Of Marijuana - huffingtonPost.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction
 : There is a significant risk that if Republican Prohibitionists gain considerable power in the upcoming elections, including the presidential election in 2016, that they could wield their power to thwart the Legalization Movement in the USA. Canadians and Americans who are Pro Legalization should co-operate and support each other. Canada Legalizing is beneficial for the American Legalization Movement.

Kelly McParland: Liberals don’t need Marc Emery and his pro-pot crusade - NationalPost.com
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Statistics indicate that Marijuana is safer than alcohol - TheSpec.com
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USA - What Obama Can Do to Loosen Marijuana Laws, Even Without Congress - nymag.com
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The White House Tries, Fails to Explain Why Marijuana Should Remain Illegal - NYtimes.com
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Canada - Moncton’s medicinal marijuana company plans further expansion - GlobalNews.Ca
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Should Marijuana be Legalized? - Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook - care2.com 
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New Zealand - Hemp - Hemp milk a billion dollar opportunity for farmers -  voxy.co.nz
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Thursday July 31st, 2014

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards. 
- Benjamin Franklin

Canada - Medical Marijuana - By Dr. Murray Dease - TheStarPhoenix.com
"After I recently reviewed the medical literature on cannabis for a presentation to my colleagues, I can attest that there are, in fact, hundreds of studies that show the benefits of cannabis in treating conditions as varied as cancer and the effects of chemotherapy, chronic pain, HIV, multiple sclerosis, intractable epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and many others."
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Canada - Are Medical Marijuana companies selling prescription medicine or fun bud? - GlobeAndMail.com
Marijuana.Ca reaction : Imagine a medicine that relieves pain. Or that makes you hungry and gives you a feeling of pleasure when you eat food, considering you are skin and bones after chemotherapy. Or a medicine that makes you smile or laugh. Or one that lifts you out of depression so you feel like having some fun. They say laughter is the best medicine.  What if a medicine made you laugh?  A medicine / herb that's been used for thousands of years.  Imagine that.
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Canada - Nearly 75,000 Canadians were busted for marijuana offences in 2013 - Straight.com
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USA - Is marijuana legalization inevitable? - TheCannabist.co
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Canada - Marijuana advocate Marc Emery vows 'political revenge' against Conservatives. Emery gives 1st interview to CBC since release from U.S. prison - CBC.CA
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It is no longer a question if marijuana will be legalized in the United States. It is merely a question of when. - ProvidenceJournal.com
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Canada. Vaughan MP Fantino's pot flyer riles top Liberal. More hysteria from the Conservative party of Canada. - YorkRegion.com
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Press Release : Tweed inc Updates Availability of 18 new strains Strains and New Patient Registrations.
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What Science Says About Marijuana. - New York Times 
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Canada - Health Canada warns Medical Marijuana producers about advertising - OttawaCitizen.com
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Wednesday July 30th, 2014

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Harper’s pot wedge: Up in smoke - Paul Wells, on how Harper’s winning issue is losing its kick - Macleans.Ca
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USA - California - Press Release - Eaze Launches First Available On-Demand Medical Marijuana Delivery Service. Average delivery time is 10 minutes. 
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Florida voters back medical marijuana 9 to 1, poll finds - WashingtonPost.com
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U.S. sees profound cultural shift on marijuana legalization - LAtimes.com
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Blunt forces: How marijuana is changing America - WashingtonPost.com
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Texas - Deer hunter finds massive marijuana grow operation near Houston, Texas. - chron.com
Marijuana.Ca reaction - strange photos in this article.  If they were black and white photos, it would look like this photo was taken 70 years ago.
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Medical marijuana opponents’ most powerful argument is at odds with a mountain of research. Legal Medical Marijuana does not cause an increase in use by kids or teens - WashingtonPost.com
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Evolving on Marijuana. Highlights from the New York Time's Editorial Board's changing view of marijuana over six decades. - nytimes.com 
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Canada - Hemp could be next breakthrough crop - LethbridgeHerald.com
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Tuesday July 29th, 2014

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
- Oscar Wilde

Canada - Medical marijuana debate: Doctors take issue with Canadian Medical Association - OttawaCitizen.com
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Canada - Letter - Marijuana as a treatment option - directors of the association representing the majority of licensed producers in Canada - OttawaCitizen.com 
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Canada - USA - Editorial heats up debate over the Legalization of Marijuana - LeaderPost.com
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The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests - NYtimes.com
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Dundee Scotland man, Stephen Harper, told to renounce his love of Marijuana or be sent to prison - TheCourier.co.uk
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‘Life Without Parole for Marijuana’: Jeff Mizanskey’s life in Missouri prison - examiner.com
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USA - Rand Paul Proposes Measure To Shield State Medical Marijuana Laws From Feds - HuffingtonPost.com
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Future US President: Pot Issue Unnerves 2016 Contenders - bloomberg.com
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Medical marijuana update: Doctors ignore science, go all 'reefer madness' - stockhouse.com
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Whoopi Goldberg.  Pro Legalization. - Mediaite.com
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Your Guide to the Best Marijuana Business Schools - BusinessWeek.com
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New York Times Readers Respond to the Editorial Series on Marijuana - nytimes.com
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Hemp - Vote Hemp: National Non-Profit Pushing Against Hemp Farming Prohibition - ladybud.com
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Monday July 28th, 2014

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Canada - Outrage.
Marijuana.Ca call to action : Stephen Harper, Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Health Canada,
 please read > this article, and change the Medical Marijuana Regulations, now! : A very ill 6 year old with severe epilepsy, Liam McKnight, from Ottawa, is being adversely affected by Canada’s Medical Marijuana Regulations created by Health Canada. Liam is only allowed dried Medical Marijuana, which means he must smoke it or vaporize it. There are many other Canadian families in similar situations. * Health Canada must change their policy to Allow Licensed Producers to make Medical Marijuana oil, tinctures, edibles and creams. Do the right thing and do it now.
> article at Straight.com

Australia - Mother gives two-year-old daughter a daily dose of Marijuana Oil, claiming the drug has helped control her 60 seizures a day.  Her supplier faces prison, and the family won't have access to the medicine. - dailymail.co.uk 
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New York Times Editorial Board calls for Marijuana Legalization - NYTimes.com
Marijuana.Ca reaction : This is quite significant, in that this is a very widely read newspaper that has tended to be Prohibitionist in the past
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USA - Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Marijuana Legalization In Washington D.C. - TheWeedBlog.com
Marijuana.Ca reaction : The citizen led vote will be in November 2014.  If passed, it will be a very powerful victory, considering DC is the centre of the USA and International War on Marijuana.  If passed, Congress will likely try to block it.
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Who Will Become the Starbucks of Pot? - adweek.com
Handful of startups want to be America's favorite marijuana brand By Robert Klara
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Spas in Colorado Are Cashing In On Marijuana Surge - myfoxphilly.com
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Guatemala - Guatemalan president still mulling whether to legalize marijuana - WashingtonPost.com
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Chile - Senators In Chile Want To Legalize Marijuana - TheWeedBlog.com
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USA - Marijuana bouquets at weddings - nytimes.com
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16 Jobs Growing Out Of The Legal Marijuana Boom - businessinsider.com
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Hemp market smoking with U.S. rule changes - producer.com
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Friday July 25th, 2014

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
- Martin Luther

Canada - Are police becoming less keen on enforcing Canada’s pot laws? - Globe and Mail
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USA - Gary Johnson, presidential candidate and Former New Mexico Governor believes all states will Legalize Marijuana in the next decade - koat.com
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USA - 2014 Is a Major Election Year for Marijuana Reform. Voters nationwide could radically alter marijuana policy this November. - Paul Armentano - Alternet.Org
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Susan Sarandon: “Marijuana will be legal everywhere” - TheCannabist.Co
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Canada - BC - Vancouver - Jim's Weeds Lounge, Vancouver Medical Marijuana Shop, Searched By Police. Police confiscate all the medical marijuana, money, computers and cell phones. Police claim a member sold the medicine to a youth. - HuffingtonPost.ca
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Canada - Manitoba - Medical marijuana firm's CEO voicing high hopes - BrandonSun.com
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Sun News - John Robson supports Ending the Marijuana Prohibition - sunnewsnetwork.ca
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Hemp Big push for hemp industry in Tasmania, Australia - abc.net.au
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Thursday July 24th, 2014

When you're finished changing, you're finished.
- Benjamin Franklin

USA - A New Book Claims Hillary Clinton was an "enthusiastic pot user" when she was in college. She could be the next president of the United States. - mic.com
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Canada - Medical Marijuana producers reach out to doctors. Companies making the pitch. Canadian Medical Association looks bad. - OttawaCitizen.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction:
A controversial article, for sure.  Some good info, and alot of ignorance. The comments section is quite revealing and very worth reading. Thankfully, Louis Hugo Francescutti will No Longer be the president of the Canadian Medical Association after August 2014. Hopefully the next president will be better informed on this important issue. And hopefully, in the future, Mr. Francescutti will take the time to look more carefully at important developments happening with Medical Marijuana.

USA - Visitors buying most of the pot in Colorado - PiqueNewsMagazine.com 
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USA - America Will Be a Stronger Nation When Gay Marriage and Marijuana Are Legalized Nationally - HuffingtonPost.com
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Syria - In Idlib, a Thriving Marijuana Industry Comes Under Assault - syriadeeply.org
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Hemp Seed Pesto Sauce - Veggie burgers with flat leaf parsley hemp seed pesto and chipotle BBQ sauce
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Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

A wise person makes his own decisions, an ignorant person follows the public opinion. 
- Chinese proverb

USA - Oregon Will Vote On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana In November 2014. - HuffingtonPost.com
Marijuana.Ca reaction - Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C., 3 upcoming votes in November 2014 for Recreational Marijuana Legalization for Adults. Plus, Florida will vote on Medical Marijuana on the same date. This is a big deal and victories will impact Canada and the USA. 
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Snoop Dogg says he smoked marijuana in the White House. (Not with Obama.) - WashingtonPost.com
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USA - Vermont explores implications of pot legalization - OregonLive.com
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USA - First Recreational Marijuana Legally Sold in Seattle Donated to The Seattle Museum of History and Industry - time.com
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Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own Marijuana. (Court Decision.) - Telegraph.co.uk
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Hemp - Press Release - USA - Canada - Discovery and VPR Group Provide Update on Hemp/CBD Oil Extraction. The Company is conservatively anticipating a yield of .375 tons of stalk/stem per acre, delivering 59 tons (118,000 pounds or 53,636 kilograms) of available material for processing into concentrated CBD oil.
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Tuesday July 22nd, 2014

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Malaysia - Death Sentence for Selling Marijuana.
Man In Malaysia, Uchechukwu Nelson Ohaechesi, Sentenced To Death For Selling Marijuana.
He will be hanged. - TheWeedBlog.com
Marijuana.Ca reaction : The Marijuana Drug War Murders People.
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Canada - Vancouver - De facto Legalization.
Don Briere says his eight-store Weeds Glass and Gifts chain will continue its practice of selling under a gram of combustible or edible Marijuana to those Without a federal medicinal licence or a note from a naturopath or doctor. - VancouverSun.com
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USA - VIVA MARIJUANA!
IT WILL SOON BE LEGALIZED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES! - Dr. Phil Leveque Professor of Pharmacology - Salem-News.com
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USA - Alaksa, Oregon and Washinton DC Marijuana Legalization votes are coming. How Do 2014 Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Compare To 2012?
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Canada - Pot decriminalized in the heart of the U.S.A. Very close to President Obama. - WinnipegFreePress.com
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Australia - Marijuana oil: Cassie Batten and Rhett Wallace, Parents, Raided for helping their 3 year old son Cooper who has severe epilepsy - au.news.yahoo.com
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USA - Illinois - Chicago Hospital wants to be first to sell Medical Marijuana - wgntv.com
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Hemp - Chill out with hemp ice cream - MetroNews.Ca
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Monday July 21st, 2014

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. 
- Confucius

Canada - USA - Washington State Marijuana Stores that are close to BC, Canada - TimesColonist.com
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Alaska Will Vote on the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in November 2014 - GuardianLV.com
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USA -  State of Colorado underestimated pot demand - USAToday.com
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Grandfather, 63, claims he cured his cancer with homemade Marijuana Oil - DailyMail.co.uk
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10 Ways Pot Can Make You Healthier - yahoo.com
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Pot brownie is old school. Marijuana edibles gain in popularity. - TechTime.scom
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R.I.P. James Garner (Rockford Files and Maverick) — a fan of marijuana and legalization - SeattlePI.com
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Canada - Tweed plans to have specialized grow rooms for each of their strains. Currently they have six room. - insideottawavalley.com
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Sandra Gotlieb, wife of former Canadian Ambassador to USA, wants to try Medical Marijuana - NationalPost.com
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Catholic Church In The Phillippines Supports Medical Marijuana - TheWeedBlog.com
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Jodie Emery creates a problem for the Conservatives. Colby Cosh on the dangers of ignoring the libertarian vote - macleans.ca
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Friday July 18th, 2014

‘Health Canada says he has to smoke it or vaporize it’: Six-year-old medical marijuana patient not allowed to use Marijuana oil - NationalPost.com
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Harper Conservatives Take Eye Off Ball With Rhetoric On Sex And Marijuana - HuffingtonPost.ca
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USA - DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) Is Absolutely Losing the War on Marijuana Politics - HuffingtonPost.com
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Q&A with Chris Enns, co-owner of Halifax medical marijuana-themed business - TheChroncleherald.Ca
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USA - Gary Hale: Pot legalization is no longer a trend, it's policy. Gary Hale is a former DEA intelligence chief. (DEA - Drug Enforcement Agency)
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Canada - Press Release - Searchtech Ventures Inc. Announces LOI With Hortican Inc. dba PharmaCan Capital for Proposed Qualifying Transaction
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Canada - Editorial: Coffee, tobacco, booze and pot — oh my! Society learns to tolerate things it once condemned - VancouverSun.com
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Hemp - Scooter is made of Hemp. - Gizmodo.com
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Thursday July 17th, 2014

A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

USA - Marijuana Decriminalization is now in place in Washington D.C. (Not Washington State) - NBCWashington.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction :
1. Now it's a $25 fine for possession up to one ounce, and the Marijuana will be confiscated. This is a step in the right direction, but it doesn't address other vital core aspects of this issue, including Legal Sales to Adults only. Legalization and Regulation will be the next step in a citizen vote in November 2014.
2. Washington D.C. is the centre of the US Marijuana War.  This local policy shift reflects the strong desire for change in the USA, that will ultimately lead to Marijuana Legalization in the USA, and in other countries, like Canada. If President Obama or any American politicians from Congress or the House are caught with Marijuana in D.C., they get a $25 fine.  That's a powerful message that points towards Legalization and Regulation for Adult Use.

Canada - Most Canadians want pot laws relaxed, poll shows. Seven out of ten Canadians polled in a survey for the Department of Justice said they support decriminalization or legalization of marijuana - TheStar.com
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Canada - A man caught with 17 marijuana plants was sentenced to 30 days in jail in Sarnia court. -TheObserver.Ca
Marijuana.Ca reaction - This is the Canadian Marijuana War in action. We will estimate that the cost to prosecute and imprison this person is between $10,000 to $20,000. In a future Legalized environment, this person could be licensed to grow and pay taxes, instead of being put in jail. 
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USA - Republican-Controlled House of Representatives Backs Obama Rules Enabling Marijuana Banking - HuffingtonPost.com
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Canada - BC - There's now 30 unlicensed Medical Marijuana stores in Vancouver, and that number will grow - news1130.com
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Pot Industry Puts on a Tie - Wall Street Journal
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Canada - Medical Marijuana production firm buys Brampton facility for $13.8 million dollars. - BramptonGuardian.com
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Hemp - These Sunglasses Are Made of Hemp. - Gizmodo.com
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Wednesday July 16th, 2014

Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway. 
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Canada - Marijuana has set him free, But Health Canada bans 6 year old boy’s access to the extract he needs to control seizures. - TheTelegram.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : The responsibility for this harmful policy at Health Canada lies with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Health Minister Rona Ambrose, and the top level bureaucrats at Health Canada.  Change the regulations, now, so Liam McKnight, a 6 year old Canadian boy, can access the vital medicine he needs, using a delivery method that works for him.   The issue here is that Health Canada forces Licensed Producers to only offer Medical Marijuana in dried plant form. This would either be smoked or vapourized.  Kids like Liam need it in an edible form, like in an oil, capsule or other kind of edible form. There are other Canadians facing the same challenges, needing access to Medical Marijuana as edibles, topical creams and other delivery systems.

Canada - Patients at Montréal’s Jewish General Hospital who take marijuana in their rooms will use special vaporizers that eliminate both smoke and smell. - cmaj.ca
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Canada - Medical Pot’s positive potential is hard to ignore - Cindy Filipenko - WhistlerQuestion.com
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Budding passion for product and profits drives Marijuana business boom - america.aljazeera.com
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USA - It’s really a war on Marijuana and the people who use it. - Robert Sharpe - LasVegasSun.com
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USA - Even Republicans Support Colorado's Marijuana Legalization Law - HuffingtonPost.com
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USA - Medical Marijuana Delivery Services Flourishing in Southern California - mmjbusinessdaily.com
> more

HempThomas Jefferson's Favorite Plant Is Back in American Soil - HuffingtonPost.com
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Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

USA - Washington D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect Thursday - TheWeedBlog.com
Marijuana.Ca reaction - DC is the centre of the Marijuana Prohibition.  It will now be a $25 fine for possession. The implications of this are significant.  Looks like DC residents will have the chance to Legalize Marijuana in a vote, in November 2014. That's huge.
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Canada - Toronto - Press Release - Cannabinoid Medical Clinic - Toronto's first referral-only medical marijuana clinic opens its doors at Yonge and Eglinton
> more

Marijuana is a booming boomer business. Cause meets commerce at Cannabis Business Summit. - MarketWatch.com
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Canada - Toronto - MedReLeaf Medical pot producer goes for gold - thestarphoenix.com
> more

Canada - BC - Washington State legalizes pot, Surrey Board of Trade not worried about cross-border effect - thenownewspaper.com 
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House Republican, in a first, backs Legalizing Marijuana for Adult use - news.yahoo.com
> more

USA - Seattleites heading to Bellingham for legal-marijuana buys - Seattlepi.com
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USA - Even Pot Dealers Need Insurance. The Problem Is, Where to Get It? - businessweek.com
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Hemp - Kentucky hemp crop grows with arrival of more seeds - courier-journal.com
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Monday July 14th, 2014

Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde

Marijuana 'could cut tumour growth' in cancer patients - belfasttelegraph.co.uk
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Canada - Government looks to cap veterans' medical marijuana use, costs.  Herb is used mainly for pain relief and PTSD - leaderpost.com
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USA - Legal pot: Seattle's 1st legal marijuana shop ran out of weed in 3 days Cannabis City opened Tuesday, ran out of weed by closing time Thursday.  Sold 10 pounds of it in 3 days. - CBC.CA
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Olympic medalist snowboarder Ross Rebagliati taps into surge in medical marijuana - financialpost.ca
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Washington state’s legal marijuana rollout is showing the world how pot legalization can be done. If and when legal marijuana comes to Canada, B.C. can learn from Washington’s experience. -  kelownadailycourier.ca
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USA - Entrepreneurs abuzz over Washington State's legalized marijuana - GlobeAndMail.com
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Economist.com - The great pot experiment. Legalising a drug is harder than it looks.
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What we can learn from Washington State's marijuana legalization - statesmanjournal.com
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Uruguay marijuana sales will be delayed until 2015, president says - japantimes.co.jp
> more

Washington DC's Marijuana Legalization Referendum: Everything You Need to Know  - streetwise.co
(This is DC, Not Washington State. DC is the vortex of the Marijuana Drug War.)
> more

Hemp - Call out to Aussie farmers to grow hemp - abc.net.au
> more


Friday July 11th, 2014

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

Canada - Legal marijuana shops in B.C.: What they might look like.
Shops will likely be 'drab, boring, uninteresting,' says UBC adjunct professor Mark Haden - CBC.CA
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : That description of how they might look sounds depressing.
We imagine the shops to be beautiful, relaxing, and inspiring.

Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid: What’s the Difference Between Marijuana Types? - Leafly.com 
> more

Canada - MedCannAccess, Medical pot provider to open Guelph consultation centre - GuelphMercury.com
> more

Canada - For Trudeau. It ain’t easy being the ‘change’ candidate - Chris Selley - National Post
(Selley points out the the negative points around Jodie Emery running as a Liberal.)
> more

Canada - Steve Lafleur: Fight organized crime by legalizing soft drugs (Marijuana) - NationalPost.com
> more 

Canada - BC - Marijuana offences are up but Vancouver police stress they’re still soft on pot - Straight.com
> more

Vapourizing marijuana reaching trend status, Canadian doctor says. 'Vaping' pot gains popularity as health benefits and dangers debated - CBC.CA
> more

Canada - Colorado Selling Over 10 Tons of Pot Every Month - Time.com
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USA - Are The 2016 Presidential Candidates Afraid Of Marijuana? - BusinessInsider.com
> more

Marc Emery released from U.S. jail. In the process of being deported back to Canada. May not get back here until August 2014 - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

USA - How Is Marijuana Legalization Going? The Price of Pot Peace Looks Like a Bargain. - Jacob Sullum - Forbes.com
> more

Hemp - It's on an upswing in use - BioFuelsDigest.com
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Thursday July 10th, 2014

Love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

Canada - USA - Editorial: Marijuana laws are completely absurd. - TheProvince.com
"It’s time to end the expensive policing of a drug that is relatively safe that so many people clearly wish to consume. The federal governments of Canada and the U.S. need to legalize pot and quit making criminals out of decent citizens."
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Canada - Delta 9 begins shipments of first Medical Marijuana crop to Canadians - winnipegfreepress.com 
> more

Canada - Nova Scotia - New Medical Marijuana policy by the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons says no to direct billing, distance authorization - MetroNews.Ca
> more

USA - Video - President Barack Obama gets offered Marijuana in Colorado bar, "You wanna hit this?",   Obama laughs it off. Independent.co.uk
> more

Canada - Drop in Canadian Marijuana exports to USA expected due to new Washington State law: activist from Sensible BC thinks less BC marijuana sold stateside harms the Canadian economy - news1130.com
> more

Lady Gaga takes a toke at Vapor Central, in Toronto - Newstalk1010.com
> more

Marc Emery, the 'prince of pot,' may be a liability for the Liberals. Emery plans to hold rallies in 30 Canadian cities to stir up support for Trudeau. - CBC.CA
> more

USA - Benton Mackenzie, Terminal Cancer Patient Can't Use Illness As A Defense In Iowa Marijuana Trial, faces up to 5 years in prison - HuffingtonPost.com
> more

Hemp - Kentucky's first hemp crop growing quickly.- WDRB.COM
> more

 

Wednesday July 9th, 2014

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

USA - Canada - Washington State - Top Shelf Cannabis (store) had 2,000 customers on their first day. Owner guesses half the customers were Canadians.  The store is 21 miles from the Canadian Border - am730.ca
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USA - Seattle - Where to Eat After You Go to Cannabis City, Seattle's Only Pot Store - TheStranger.com
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USA - Washington State, where Marijuana is now Legal and Regulated. Spirits Even Higher Than Prices on First Day of Legal Weed in Washington State. 'The word positive just summarizes the whole experience,' says one shop. - Time.com
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Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery to be Released from U.S. Jail today. - am980.ca
> more

Seattle City Attorney, Pete Holmes, Buys Legal Pot for 'Personal Enjoyment'. "This is a tectonic shift in public policy," he said. "You have to honor it. This is real. This is legal. This is a wonderful place to purchase marijuana where it's out of the shadows."
> more

Marijuana as a 'gateway drug' put into question by new study presented by Phillippe Lucas, Vice-president of patient research and services at Tilray in Nanaimo, BC - nanaimodailynews.com
> more

You could be denied entry to the US if heading to WA State for pot. Lawyer points out the border is under federal jurisdiction - news1130.com
> more

Canada - USA - What B.C.ers need to know before crossing the border for one-stop pot shopping - TheProvince.com
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Tuesday July 8th, 2014

Today, at 11 AM EST, on Tuesday July 8th, 2014, Marijuana began to be sold to Adults over 21, at stores just beyond the Canadian border, in Washington State.
The implications of this for Canada are very significant.

Live it up.
- Swerve

Canada - USA - This is an historical day. Legalization of Marijuana for Adult Recreational Use comes today just beyond the 427 mile long part of the Canadian border that is connected to Washington State, USA. A Bellingham store is now open and is selling Recreational Marijuana in Washington State.  Bellingham, WA is 21 miles from the Canadian border.  About 20 stores will be opening this week in Washinton State. - bellinghamherald.com
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Canada - National Post newspaper editorial board calls for Marijuana Legalization in Canada - NationalPost.com
> more

Canada - Globe and Mail - MARIJUANA TOURISM - Pot-store proprietors in Washington State have a blunt warning for Canadian customers: Don't take it home
> more
Marijuana.Ca reaction : What a shame. Marijuana for Adult Use is Legal in parts of the USA, and illegal in Canada.

New York State Becomes the 23rd State To Legalize Medical Marijuana - cbslocal.com
> more

Op-Ed: Marijuana. The elephant in the world. - DigitalJournal.comm
> more

Australians like to smoke pot. - VancouverDesi.com
> more


Monday July 7th, 2014

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Washington State Retail Marijuana stores open tomorrow: What Tourists Need to Know - Leafly.com
> more

Washington state issues first pot-shop licences to 24 stores.  Another 350 stores to open in the coming months - TheChronicleHerald.com
> more

Canada - USA - Mark Emery to await deportation back to Canada starting Wednesday, July 9th, 2014.
Mark just spent the last 5 years in a US prison for selling Marijuana Seeds. - news1130.com
> more

Canada - Harper targets Trudeau in speech to supporters in Calgary.
"Don’t like crime? Just legalize marijuana and, somehow, it will all just go away.” Stephen Harper - citynews.ca
> more
Marijuana.Ca reaction - The Marijuana Prohibition has been a harmful and expensive failure. Legalization and Regulation for Adult Use is a better policy. In numerous polls, a Majority of Canadians agree with this, including a growing number of Conservatives.

Marijuana legalization in Colorado: So far, so good - MercuryNews.com
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Ireland will Legalize Medical Marijuana for citizens with Multiple Sclerosis - rte.ie
> more

USA - Half of Massachusetts voters OK with Legalized Marijuana - BostonGlobe.com
> more

USA - Efforts to release Jeff Mizanskey, the only man in Missouri serving a life-without-parole sentence for a nonviolent marijuana charge, are continuing this month with help from Show-Me Cannabis and Change.org
> more

Marijuana prohibition has failed; time for a new approach - AlaskaDispatch.com
> more 


Friday July 4th, 2014

One day your life will flash before your eyes.
Make sure its worth watching.
- author unknown

US Federal Judge, Richard Posner, predicts Marijuana sales and possession will be Legalized in the USA at the Federal Level - TheWeedBlog.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction: It is very unusual for a US Federal Judge to make a statement like this. Richard Posner is the most cited legal scholar in the US. The Marijuana Prohibition is crumbling right before our very eyes.  It's doing so because of the hard and smart work being done by alot of different people.

Canada - Tweed Marijuana Inc. signs research deal with uOttawa, Ryerson - OttawaCitizen.com
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Marijuana Is A Boomer Business - Forbes.com
> more

England - Colorado has proven that legalising Marijuana works, so it's about time we let the UK get high - independent.co.uk
> more

Canada - BC - Delta council approves medical marijuana facility. Operation proposed for Tilbury gets green light - TheNowNewspaper.com
> more

USA - Former Presidential Candidate, Gary Johnson, Is Hyped About His New Weed Business - BusinessInsider.IN
> more

Marijuana Edibles. The issues. - by Jacob Sullum - Forbes.com
> more

USAFlorida Draft Rules Include Lottery, $150K Licensing Fee. CBD Medical Marijuana - mmjbusinessdaily.com
> more

Caribbean trade bloc to study legalizing medical marijuana - ctvnews.ca
> more 


Thursday July 3rd, 2014

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. 
- Isaac Asimov 

Canada - Liberals turn momentum into wins in Toronto, strong showing in Alberta - iPolitics.Ca
But despite papering the riding with flyers attacking Trudeau’s support for legalization of marijuana, Conservatives didn’t make much of a dent in Liberal support. Chan actually managed to increase the Liberal margin of victory.
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USA - Marijuana Legalization (recreational use) Moves Toward A Vote In Oregon in Novemeber 2014 - MintPressNews.com
> more

Emotions high as Marc Emery’s return home enters final stretch - MetroNews.Ca 
> more

Press Release: Drug Policy Alliance Announces Colorado Legalization Impact at 6 Months - LadyBud.com
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Canada - Toronto - Medical Marijuana Clinics of Canada opens clinic on Danforth Ave. Several other prescription sites to open in the city in the near future. - TheStar.com
> more

USA - Berkeley Requires Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients - cbslocal.com
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Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson named CEO of pot firm, Cannabis Sativa, Inc - canoe.ca
> more

Hemp - Ireland - Hemp oil company's slick operation hits one million sales
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Wednesday July 2nd, 2014

This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time. 
- Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Marijuana Legalization comes to the Canadian border in 6 days.
Seattle’s first Marijuana shops poised to open Tuesday July 8th, 2014.

The owner of Cannabis City, likely Seattle’s first recreational pot store, expects to sell out all 10 pounds of inventory in his first day. - SeattleTimes.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction: Canada should Legalize Marijuana For Adult Use. Now.

Canada - BC Marijuana Activists openly sell Marijuana in open air market in front of the Art Gallery in Vancouver on Canada Day/Cannabis Day - CTVnews.ca
> CTV article and video
> CBC article

Utah hospital will use Marijuana extract to treat kids with epilepsy. Will use Epidiolex, a liquid, purified form of cannabidiol (CBD) 
> more

Washington State Stops Testing Parolees For Marijuana - theweedblog.com
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Colorado's Governor on Marijuana Legalization. John Hickenlooper opposed voter efforts to end prohibition. Now he is charged with implementing one of the first recreational weed markets in America. - TheAtlantic.com 
> more

Canada - Former Nanaimo Mountie heads security at Tilray Medical Marijuana Company - NanaimoBulletin.com
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Big Changes ahead for Colorado recreational marijuana - TheCannabist.Co
> more

Hemp - California Hemp Gets Rolling. Hemp can grow 20 feet high - EastBayExpress.com
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Tuesday July 1st, 2014

Happy Canada Day.
Updates will resume on Wed July 2nd.


Monday June 30th, 2014

What a wonderful life I’ve had!
I only wish I’d realized it sooner.
- Colette

USA (Canada) - Bill Clinton: States should experiment with marijuana legalization. 'This really is a time when there should be laboratories of democracy,' former president says - news.yahoo.com
Marijuana.Ca reaction: Who will Legalize first, the USA or Canada?
It makes alot of sense for Canadians and Americans to work closely with each other on this issue.
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USA - Mother says Medical Marijuana cut daughter's seizures 95% - 9news.com
> more 

Canada - BC - Second-hand pot smoke an issue-in-waiting: Esquimalt mayor - "Second-hand marijuana smoke is an issue waiting in the wings for local politicians and health officials to tackle as soon as it’s legal, says Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins." TimesColonist.com
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Canada - Canadian medical marijuana plant MedReleaf and Israeli company Tikun Olam are collaborating on two dozen cannabis-related research studies at hospitals in Israel - timesofisrael.com
> more  

2014 HIGH TIMES SF Medical Cannabis Cup Sativa Entries - hightimes.com
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Canada - BC - Province stops bylaws prohibiting medical marijuana production on ALR, Agricultural Land Reserve - biv.com
> more

The Science of Getting High From Medical Marijuana - guardianlv.com
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Canada - From retirees to young potheads, marijuana investors chase new highs from promise of ‘trillion-dollar industry’ - Financial Post
> more

Canada - Inside a pot plant: Touring a medical marijuana operation, MedReleaf - MetroNews.Ca
> more  

Hemp - Michigan man has high hopes for hemp
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Friday June 27th, 2014

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
- Lou Holtz

Hey Canada, this is what Legalization for Adult use can look like:
And it's happening just beyond the Canadian border...
USA - - Washington State - Marijuana Retail Stores are opening on July 8th, 2014.
334 stores will open over a period of months. - Columbian.com
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Canada - Pot industry slump could hurt B.C. economy. Some estimates put annual revenue as high as $7 billion. - TheProvince.com
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USA - This Marijuana Food Truck Can Get You High - Time.com
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Canada - Ontario - Proposed 340,000 square foot Medical Marijuana Facility in Kincardine, has the capacity to grow 800 pounds of Marijuana a day - bayshorebroadcasting.ca
Marijuana.Ca reaction: 800 pounds a day? We'd like to see how they forecasted that amount.
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USA - A Chris Christie Presidency Would Be A Disaster For Marijuana Reform - TheWeedBlog.com
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Canada - A National Post reporter’s quest for medical pot licence to combat dry skin and trouble sleeping - NationalPost.com
> more

Keith Stroup - The Potential Political Impact of Dabbing, Concentrates and Edibles - Marijuana.com
> more

Medical Marijuana Farmers Market to Open in L.A. - HollywoodReporter.com
> more

North Carolina legislature approves limited medical marijuana use of Low THC, high CBD marijuana - ChicagoTribune.com
> more  

Colorado Police stings: No pot shops found selling marijuana to minors, MED says - TheCannabist.Co
> more

USA - Op-Ed: One in ten working class adults die from Alcohol abuse - DigitalJournal.com
> more

Hemp - Tempt Hemp Milk by Living Harvest - LadyBud.com
> more


Thursday June 26th, 2014

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Anonymous

Canada - Grey area leads to green rush: Dozens of Vancouver medical dispensaries test limits of Canada’s pot laws. There's 13 now, Dana Larsen predicts there will be 200 in another year. - NationalPost.com
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USA - House Republicans block funding for D.C. marijuana decriminalization. What this Means For D.C.  - WashingtonPost.com
Marijuana.Ca comment: This one ain't over until it's over. Alot has to happen for this to be blocked, including Obama's signature.  This demonstrates how Prohibitionists will continue to fight against Legalization. D.C. has been the centre of the Marijuana War for 75 years. Marijuana Legalization is not a done deal.  It's going to take alot more work and co-operation. Canadians and Americans need to work more closely together on this.
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I Made Marijuana Edibles at Hunter S. Thompson’s Ranch - vice.com
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Charlotte's Web: the families using medical marijuana to help their kids. Kim and Chris Clark's son Caden, 10, has epilepsy. The Clarks used medical marijuana as a last resort – with 'mind-blowing' results - TheGuardian.com
> more  

Canada - video - Medical marijuana producer Tweed opens for business - CityNews.Ca
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Australia - The village of Nimbini, Australia’s pot paradise - UpdatedNews.Ca
> more

Hemp - Press Release - Canada - Naturally Splendid Evaluates Hemp Based Cannabinoid Opportunities
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Wednesday June 25th, 2014

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
- Anais Nin

USA - Marijuana Legalization in the USA. Federal restrictions on pot are under review. Here's what that means. - Vox.com
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Canada - Prof. Raphael Mechoulam (who discovered THC) interviewed on CKNW 980 Bill Good Radio Show - cfhu.org
> more 

USA - Pot Investors Hear Pitches on Pot Apps at Denver Forum - Bloomberg.com
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Uruguay's first marijuana club seeks recognition - news.yahoo.com
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Opinion: Marijuana Prohibition Laws can do more harm than the drug - Orangeville.com
> more

Press Release - Dixie Elixirs and Edibles Launches First True “Low Dose” THC-Infused Soda with Watermelon Cream Dixie One
> more

Globe and Mail : Avoid ‘skunk’ companies: Top picks for investing in Medical Marijuana
> more

Colorado-based Melowana, Inc. Seeks Crowd-Funding to Grow Retro, Naturally Low-THC Strains of Marijuana
> more 

The Disaster Of CBD-Only ‘Medical Marijuana’ Legislation - theWeedBlog.com
> more 

Ramsey’s Choice: Criminalizing African Americans. Philly’s police chief will keep making pot arrests. Here’s who gets hurt. - phillymag.com
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The Dangers of a Marijuana Gold Rush. Pot legalization is coming. What we can learn from Colorado and Washington. - Phillymag.com
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Tuesday June 24th, 2014

I don’t want to earn my living; I want to live.  
- Oscar Wilde

USA - City of Philadelphia Decriminalizes Marijuana, Reduces Penalties.  $25 fine for 30 grams or less. No criminal record. - Phillynorml.Org
Marijuana.Ca reaction : The Police chief of Philly says he'll ignore this and continue to make arrests.  The power struggles continue.
This Philadelphia decrim policy is a step in the right direction.  Later on, this should switch to no fines.  This news out of Philly is part of the powerful momentum of the Ending of the Marijuana Prohibition.  Remaining vigilant is vital.  The Marijuana Prohibition will only end with alot more work and effort.
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Canada - Busted East Vancouver marijuana dispensary reopens and warns others to play by the rules. “We had clones [young plants] there that we were selling to sick people who couldn’t afford to buy [dried] cannabis,” he told the Straight. “Even though it wasn’t a grow-op, the clones were growing. And the police do not want growing going on.” - Straight.com
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Canada - Dr. Brian Goldman - The Endless Debate Over Medical Marijuana - CBC.CA
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USA - Medical Marijuana is legal in 23 States 2014: The ‘Where It’s Legal’ List. The number of states that allow medical marijuana is growing - InvestorPlace.com
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Surna - Interview - Zynga co-founder Tom Bollich: More pot regulation needed - cnbc.com
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How the Legal Marijuana Industry Is Helping Grow Denver's Comedy Scene - SplitSider.com
> more

Washington State - First group of retail marijuana stores expected to open on July 8th, 2014. - SeatlePi.com
> more

Truck News -  All about Medical Marijuana. The herb nearly half a million Canadians are expected to be legally using by 2024 - TruckNews.com 
> more 

Some Doctors Support Marijuana, 10 Reasons Why - livetradingnews.com
> more 

Marc Emery’s not done yet. 'Prince of Pot' eager to take up legalization fight after release from U.S. prison - canada.com
> more

Hemp - Northern Colorado hemp advocates gather at Avo’s - Coloradoan.com
> more 


Monday June 23rd, 2014

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.  
- Lao Tzu

Canada - Business booming for Tilray, Medical Marijuana grower and seller - TorontoSun.com
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Canada - Marijuana Prescribing Doctors Shouldn't Be Scrutinized - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more

4 Reasons for Heart Patients to be Cautious About Marijuana. Patients who feel strongly should discuss use with their doctor - ClevelandClinic.Org
> more  

Drug decriminalisation in Portugal: setting the record straight - tdpf.org.uk
> more

USA - Senate Could Follow House In Blocking DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana - HuffingtonPost.com
> more

Jamaica - Marijuana train picking up speed. End ‘slash and burn’ on ganja fields, retrain cops now - JamaicaObserver.com
> more

Colorado wants to make sure pot cookies are safe to eat - leaderPost.com 
> more 

Colorado's Cannabis Conundrum: Marijuana Everywhere, But Not A Spot To Smoke - Forbes.com
> more 

Will legalized marijuana affect Denver's tourism draw? - 9News.com
> more

Uruguay to allow doctors to prescribe Marijuana. A higher amount can be prescribed than is allowed in the recreational market - Globe and Mail 
> more 

Hemp - Gone Hemp: Twenty-4 Zen granola good for body, soul
> more 


Friday June 20th, 2014

The mind is everything.
What you think you become. 
- Buddha

USA - Corvain Cooper sentenced to Life in Prison in for trafficking tons of marijuana - TheState.com
Marijuana.Ca reaction:  The Marijuana Prohibition is insane and dangerous. The Marijuana War continues.  End the Prohibition Now!
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USA - The economics of home-delivered marijuana. Evan Cox used to deliver pizza.  He then set up a company to deliver Marijuana to people's homes and offices in Washington State.  He now has 50 employees and does a million dollars in sales a month. - economist.com
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USA - New York State Leaders Have Tentative Deal on Medical Marijuana.  Vaporizing allowed, smoking is not. Another 20 million Americans will now have potential access to Medical Marijuana.  New York State is the 23rd state to Legalize Medical Marijuana in the US. - New York Times
> more

Florida governor signs law allowing limited medical marijuana use - reuters.com
> more

Canada - Marijuana use OK'd for hospital patients in Sherbrooke, Que.Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre to let patients who are 'sick enough' use pot in their room with a vaporizer - cbc.ca
> more

Canada - Vancouver's Medical Marijuana vending machine gets upgrades. Our old machine... we outgrew it in the first two days after our media coverage aired, we have upgraded to a quadruple size, wheelchair friendly vending machine," said Chuck Varabioff, the society's director. - 24hrs.ca 
> more 

The Pope condemns evil Marijuana - Washington Times
Marijuana.Ca reaction : No surprise there.
> more 

Canada - Video interview with Jodie Emery - HuffingtonPost.ca
> more

Canada - Cheech and Cons: Up in smoke - Warren Kinsella blasts Cons, and supports Trudeau's regulated marijuana plan - TorontoSun.com 
> more 

USA - Philadelphia City Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana. If signed into law, the bill would allow Philadelphia police to issue $25 tickets for possession of up to an ounce of weed. The bill passed, 13-3. Mayor Nutter's office has said he opposes the bill. The bill passed with enough votes to override a potential mayoral veto. - PhillyMag.com
> more 

Hemp - Canadian Hemp Seeds (for growing hemp) Bound For Colorado Seized At Border - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more 


Thursday June 19th, 2014

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
- George Bernard Shaw

Could Marijuana Prevent Alzheimer's?
> Belfast telegraph article
> IB Times article

Canada - Trudeau calls byelection Marijuana attack ad by Cons 'misleading and, quite frankly, disgusting'. The ad suggests Trudeau wants to allow kids to smoke pot. Trudea has in fact called for Marijuana Legalization for Adult Use. - CTV
> more 

Canada - Tweed Marijuana Inc. says it has bought Prime1 Construction Services Corp. for $3.6 million, which operates a medical marijuana greenhouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., as it aims to become a national provider. - CTV
> more

Uruguay is expected to shortly award between two and six licenses to produce up to 10 tons of Marijuana in 2014 on land that will be guarded by the military. (bottom of article.) - Globe and Mail
> more

USA - State of Delaware close to decriminalizing Marijuana. A fine instead of a criminal record. - newsworks.org
> more

US Government's Marijuana farm grows 6,000 Marijuana plants for researchers. Get a look inside the marijuana farm where the US Government legally grows samples for researchers - Telegraph.co.uk 
> more 

Canada - Liberals woo Marijuana queen Jodie Emery to run in Vancouver in the upcoming Federal Election - Straight.com
> more 

Hemp - BC woman wins national entrepreneur prize for her food wrap product. ‘Abeego’ is a hemp cloth infused with beeswax, jojoba oil, tree resin - news1130.com
> more 


Wednesday June 18th, 2014

Open your eyes, look within.
Are you satisfied with the life you're living? 
- Bob Marley

- Canada - Former Mountie join forces with doctor to create marijuana breathalyzer - ctvnews.ca
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- USA - Marijuana Policy - In 2016, Hillary Clinton may end up being the next President of the United States.
Here's what she said yesterday about Marijuana.  "On recreational (Marijuana), states are the laboratories of democracy," Clinton said. "We have at least two states that are experimenting with that right now. I want to wait and see what the evidence is." - HuffingtonPost.com
> more
Marijuana.Ca reaction : The writing is on the Wall. The smell of fresh spray paint in the morning.  This Marijuana Prohibition is Toast.  It's a Wall of deceit, lies, jailing of human beings and tearing families apart.  The wall is falling down in slow motion.  It'll speed up near the end.    

- Colorado - Marijuana sales in Colorado boom as sales could reach one billion dollars by the end of the fiscal year. - Local12.com
> more

- Canada - Marc Emery, B.C.'s Prince of Pot, vows to campaign for Liberals upon jail release. Liberals say that he is not officially campaigning for them. - news.yahoo.com
> more

- USA - Women rising to the top of pot industry. - CBSnews.com
> more 

-  GW Pharma hits high as Marijuana drug helps fight epilepsy - reuters.com GW said on Tuesday that results after 12 weeks of therapy in the open-label study were "encouraging", with a reduction in seizure frequency of more than 50 percent. It now plans to start a Phase II/III clinical trial in the second half of the year. - reuters.com
> more 

- Canada - Tweed Inc. - article and video - Grows seeds of hope in Smiths Falls - ctvnews.ca
> more

- Hemp Rawlicious Cookbook: Granola and Hemp Seed Yogurt Parfait and Pad Thai
> more 


Tuesday June 17th, 2014

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

- Canada - George Smitherman - Former Ontario Health Minister - part owner of a Medical Marijuana company, in charge of the application and doctor outreach - TorontoLife.com
> more

- USA - Marijuana goes corporate: Dot-bong boom explodes as Big Marijuana flexes its muscles towards a $40 billion dollar market - abc.net.au 
> more

- Canada - CSA Investor Alert: Caution urged for those looking to invest in medical marijuana stocks - The Canadian Securities Administrators
> more

- Is Marijuana Delivery The Next Big Thing? - Benzinga.com
> more

- Ireland - Junior Health Minister: I keep an eye on cannabis legalisation in other countries (And yes, I’ve tried it) Junior health minister Alex White says he does not think full legalisation is on the cards, but that Ireland should “maintain an open mind”. - TheJournal.IE
> more 

-  Entrepreneurs Buzzing Over Medical Marijuana In Florida - NPR.ORG
> more 

- Canada - BC - Kelowna takes first step to allow commercial pot growers to use agricultural land - kelownacapnews.com
> more

Hemp - Canada Looking For A Piece Of American Hemp Crop - NetNebraska.Org
> more 


Monday June 16th, 2014

Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
- William Shakespeare

- Canada - Medical marijuana advocate, Adam Greenblatt, calls proposed new Health Canada rules 'redundant' - TorontoSun.com
> more

- Demand is huge for Medical Marijuana in Canada.  Producer, Tilray, says customer list burgeoning, plans to hire another 40 people for operation - nanaimodailynews.com 
> more

- Canada - New Government Rules Will Force Pot Producers To Turn Over Patient Info - Huffingtonpost.Ca
> more

- What Will Uruguay’s Legal Marijuana Market Look Like? - theweedblog.com
> more

- USA - Oregon on Schedule to Legalize Recreational Marijuana - GuardianLv.com
> more 

- Is medical marijuana coming to Australia? - dailymail.co.uk
> more 

- Jamaica - Religious use will soon be protected.
"Approval has been given also to a proposal for the decriminalization of the use of ganja for religious purposes.” - travelpulse.com
> more

Hemp - A new crop focus on industrial hemp. Nebraska sees potential new cash crop; Iowa silent, so far - messengernews.net
> more 


Friday June 13th, 2014

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

- USA - Legalization - Here it comes - Retail Marijuana stores are opening in Washington State in early July 2014 - seattlepi.com
> more

- Jamaica will decriminalize marijuana possession. Tickets for possession of small amounts. - canoe.ca
Marijuana.Ca reaction.  This is good and also not so good.  In the longer run, countries like Jamaica will move towards a fully Legal environment for Adult use, with no tickets.
> more

- USA Marijuana Prohibition continues to crumble. "Congress also shows no sign of stopping the District law to decriminalize marijuana. Without an act of Congress and the president, that should take effect next month." Washington Post
Marijuana.Ca reaction: This article suggests that Washington DC Marijuana law changes will ikely take effect, which means a $25 fine for possession.  This is very significant.  Washington DC is the apex of the Drug War/ Marijuana War.  This is further indication of the tidal wave shift towards the Ending of the Marijuana Prohibition.
> more

- USA - Alaska - Alaskans to vote on Legal Marijuana in November 2014. Marijuana legalization campaign gets big funding boost from Outside donor - reuters.com 
> more

- USA - Governor Hickenlooper: Marijuana legalization ‘one of the great social experiments of the 21st century’ - WashingtonPost.com
Marijuana.Ca reaction: And the Marijuana Prohibition has been a horrible government control policy rife with lies and suffering and the jailing of people.  Yes, it's that bad.
> more 

- USA - Very significant.  New York State Might Legalize Medical Marijuana Next Week.  If they do, another 20 million Americans will have access to Medical Marijuana and it will now be legal in 23 states.   - Huffington Post
> more 

- Canadian Medical Marijuana producers set their sights high - Reuters
> more

- Uruguay to sell marijuana tax-free to undercut drug traffickers - Reuters
> more 

- Legal highs make Uruguay a beacon for marijuana research - ScienceMag.Org
> more  

Hemp shirts and  Hemp headphones 
> more


Thursday June 12th, 2014

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power,
and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes.
You are free. 
- Jim Morrison - The Doors

- Canada - Important - MMPR court challenge goes to Supreme Court of Canada on February 23rd, 2015 - cmaj.ca
> more

- Canada’s five worst anti-pot crusaders - Vancouver Sun
> more 

- When will pot brownies have THC level labels? - The Guardian
> more

- There are bigger things than pot to worry about - AZ Central
> more

- If You’re a Strict Parent, Your Kid Is More Likely to Smoke Pot - Time.com
> more

- USA - DEA obstructs research into medical marijuana: report - america.aljazeera.com
> more 

Hemp - Hemp Dog Cafe: Virginia's first hemp food cart
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Wednesday June 11th, 2014

I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die,
so let me live my life the way I want to.
Jimi Hendrix

- Canada - LiftMJ website wants to give one Canadian Free Medical Marijuana for a year - canoe
> more

- USA - Has the Legalization of Marijuana in America become inevitable? - Slate magazine
> more

- USA - Legal marijuana, a multibillion-dollar industry, still faces legal hurdles - america.aljazeera.com
> more

- Medical marijuana outpaces recreational pot sales in Colorado - stockhouse
> more

- Medical Marijuana for pets? Marijuana now helping dogs and cats - cnbc
> more 

- The Tea Party Joins Liberals on Medical Marijuana - Brookings.Edu
> more 

Hemp - USA - Hemp proponents, DEA at odds over Senate plan - seattle times
> more  


Tuesday June 10th, 2014

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.  - Albert Einstein

Canada -  Toronto Sun Marijuana Legalization Poll - 82% in favour of Legalization. 16,000 votes in favour. - scroll down the page at the link below
> more 

- Canada - Fed Marijuana report will be biased: NDP critic, Libby Davies - TorontoSun.com 
> more

- Marijuana is one of the world’s oldest cultivated plants - BuffaloNews.com
> more

- USA - Will there be recreational weed shortage in Washington State when sale begin July 1st, 2014? - TheCannabist.co
> more

- Jamaica - Medical Marijuana from Macka B. "It seems as if the politicians are slowly 'wising' up to the fact that marijuana in its many forms is a therapeutic medicine and that Jamaica can benefit in many ways from it," he said. - JamaicaObserver.com
> more

- USA - Arizona judge rules pot can be used for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) - Durangoherald.com
> more 

Really? - USA - Florida man accused of assaulting brother with marijuana plants - FoxNews.com
> more  

- USA - Hershey sues marijuana edibles maker because 'children are mistaking marijuana candy for their brand and getting sick' - dailymail.co.uk
> more  

- Press Release - Dr. Sam Alawieh appointed to Creative Edge Nutrition (which owns Cen Biotech)
> more  

- US Doctors Say DEA Blackmailed Them Over Medical Marijuana Ties - huffingtonpost.com
> more 

Hemp - Uncertainty dominates new hemp market in USA as farmers struggled to get seeds from abroad - Edmonton Journal
> more  


Monday June 9th, 2014 

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare 

- Over a hundred thousand people sign petition for Texas teen who may face life in prison for pot brownies
> more

- Mexican president, Pena Nieto, may be open to Marijuana Legalization - canoe.ca 
> more

- Jamaica mulls Legal Marijuana - freep.com
> more

- Marijuana Lube Will Get Your Vagina High - cosmopolitan.com
> more

- Canada - Arthritis pain relief focus of new Medical marijuana clinical trial in Canada - leaderpost.com
> more

- Canada - Medical marijuana companies find creative ways to stand out - Globe and Mail
> more 

- Colorado Plan to establish marijuana banks becomes law - businessweek.com
> more  

- Press Release - Dr. Sam Alawieh appointed to Creative Edge Nutrition (which owns Cen Biotech) 
> more  

- Press Release - California - Bhang Chocolate Workers Ratify First Contract
> more  

- HEMP - What’s the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana? - sandiegofreepress.org
> more 


Friday June 6th, 2014

The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment – the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world.
- Sebastian Marincolo

- USA - 6 Months Since Legalizing Pot, Washington Looks Very Different Than Colorado - PolicyMic.com
> more

- "Study: No Link Between Marijuana and Psychosis Risk" - LeafScience.com 
> article link
> link to the study

- Washington's Legal Marijuana Mess. Can pot regulators beat the law of supply and demand?
> more

- The War On Drugs: Hawks, Doves and Owls - GlobalResearch.Ca
> more

- Time for a scientific look at Marijuana - brantfordexpositor.ca
> more

- USA - DEA targets doctors linked to medical marijuana - Boston.com
> more 

- Hemp History Week -
> official website 

- How are you celebrating Hemp History Week?
USA Advocacy group ecstatic with new designation, local farm production
> more  

- Hemp History Week celebrates marijuana's hard-working cousin
> more  

- Hemp cabin in Colorado high country to showcase the plant’s possibilities - TheCannabist.Co
> more  

- USA - HEMP - Is the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) Dazed & Confused Over Industrial Hemp? - RollingStone.com
> more 


Thursday June 5th, 2014

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

- Canada - More about toddler, Kyla. B.C. Parents Ignore Health Canada, Treat Epileptic Toddler With Marijuana Oil - HuffingtonPost.Ca
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- Canada - Michael Ratelle of Niagara Falls, gets 3 years in jail for selling marijuana - stcatharinesstandard.ca 
> more

- What Maureen Dowd gets right about marijuana. (She had a bad experience with edibles) - WashingtonPost.com
> more

- NY, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio move to legalize Medical Marijuana - TechTimes.com
> more

- USA - Federal Marijuana Trademark Policies Hypocritical, Lawyer Says
> more

- Canada - Doctor prescribes Medical Marijuana over Skype as chill settles over medical community - MetroNews.Ca
> more 

- England - Police Organization: UK should review US Marijuana law changes - BBC.co.uk
> more 

- Silverkind Cannabis Jewelry - LadyBud.com
> more 
 

Hemp - Various cars that use hemp as part of their construction - lamag.com
> more 


Wednesday June 4th, 2014

What is a weed?
A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

- Canada - Kyla Williams is a 2 year girl who just started to use Medical Marijuana Oil 3 weeks ago to attempt to stop the up to 200 seizures a day she has.  Ever since Kyla started taking the oil 3 weeks ago, she has gone from up to 200 seizures a day to zero seizures a day.  Her grandfather is an ex police officer.  The family feels like they are criminals because they cannot access a legal supply. - ctvnews.ca
Marijuana.Ca reaction - Health Canada needs to immediately change it's regulations for Licensed Producers and allow them to make oil, creams, and other delivery methods.  Currently they can only sell Dried Marijuana.
> more, including compelling video footage

- 4 Potential Pitfalls in the Process of Becoming a Licensed Medical Marijuana Producer in Canada - Lawyers write - BennettJones.com
> more
 

- Big Tobacco Planned Big Marijuana Sales in the 1970s - Time.com
> more

- Canada - Will an abandoned bus factory become a medical marijuana producer in Woodstock? - ingersolltimes.com
Nik Van Haeren, president of the Woodstock company Ontario Marihuana Growers (OMG), is hoping a zone change and Health Canada approval will allow him to transform part of the former Thomas Built Bus facilities into the one of Canada's top production facilities for pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis.
> more

- New York Times reporter has a bad experience with Marijuana Edibles - ComplexMag.Ca
Marijuana.Ca reaction:  Edibles are important for Medical users and are a good delivery system for recreational users.  That said, Smart regulations that address the various core issues and risks need to be considered.
> more

- USA - 5 Months Since Legalizing Marijuana, Here's What Colorado Looks Like - PolicyMic.com 
> more 

- How the Drug War Impacts the Criminal Justice System - GlobalResearch.Ca
> more 

- Company challenges Ottawa's buffer rules on medical marijuana facilities - OttawaCitizen.com
> more  

Hemp - The Other Marijuana War - Hemp - RollingStone.com
How a 20-year campaign to distinguish industrial hemp from marijuana scored an epic victory
> more 

Hemp - Catholic Online - Heavily stigmatized crop of hemp making comeback in the United States
> more


Tuesday June 3, 2014

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
- William Shakespeare

Canada Editorial : Enough about ‘medicinal’ marijuana, just legalize it already. - TheProvince.com
> more  

- Marijuana a Potential Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases, including lupus, colitis, multiple sclerosis and arthritis, scientists have said. - ibtimes.co.uk
"Because of Marijuana's influence on inflammation suppression, the drug could be used to treat these diseases because inflammation plays an important role in them."
> more

Marijuana coffee is coming to the state of Washington - HuffingtonPost.com
> more

- Marijuana used to treat former football player’s dementia - thecannabist.co
> more

- New York State to hold clinical trials for Marijuana. (GW Pharmaceuticals) - Wall Street Journal
> more

- Florida schools and businesses focus on Marijuana - news-press.com 
> more 

Chile - Thousands march for right to grow marijuana in peaceful pot protest - SantiagoTimes.cl
> more 

- Globe and Mail - Former prime minister of Canada, John Turner, joins medical marijuana operation
> more  

- Anti-marijuana candidate loses in Uruguay primary - finance.yahoo.com
The biggest threat to Uruguay's new legal marijuana market has lost his party's presidential primary.
> more 

- Ottawa Community Housing tobacco smoking ban begins - CBC.CA
Tenants with Medical Marijuana prescriptions are exempt from the ban.  
> more

Hemp - Colorado’s Nascent Hemp Industry Sees First Spring Plantings - inewsnetwork.org
> more 


Monday June 2, 2014

For to be Free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the Freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

- Health Canada swamped with Medical Marijuana business applications.  No limit on the number of sanctioned indoor marijuana farms in a free market system. - CBC.CA
An estimated 500,000 Canadians currently use cannabis for medical purposes — acquired from all sources, official and illicit — based on survey projections from 2012.
Some estimate this number to to be 1,000,000. Health Canada estimates medical marijuana sales will hit $1.3 billion annually by 2024, with some 450,000 registered users.
> more  

- Canada Would Be Naive To Legalize Marijuana Before the U.S. Does - Diane Francis - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more
Marijuana.Ca reaction: We are not naive.  We are aware and we are very determined. Canada is a sovereign nation. We must stop criminalizing Canadians for Marijuana use. We should consider regulating Marijuana for Adult Use, with a system similar to what is used for Beer and Wine.  The US government has not shut the border down since Canadians have been able to grow and consume and produce and sell Medical Marijuana, and they won't shut the border down or slow it down if we legalize Marijuana for Adult use.  Canada and the US have trillions of dollars in trade every year.  The US will not jeopardize this massive amount of trade because Canada chooses to regulate Marijuana.  Washington State is on our border and has already legalized Marijuana for Adult use and Canada hasn't shut down our border with them.
The  Marijuana Prohibition is a broken policy that causes significant harm, is very expensive and is invasive in the lives of otherwise Law abiding Canadians.  The Prohibition is effectively Over.  Done.  

Now it's a question of the details of how we regulate and legalize Marijuana in Canada, and how Americans will Legalize and Regulate it in the United States.  Conversations about this between various Canadians and Americans are currently taking place and are ongoing, in order to create a sensible Marijuana policy in both countries.

- USA - We have entered the golden age of pot. The US government should get with it. You can't build a marijuana business in the 22 states where it's legal if the Department of Justice is cracking down and Congress does next to nothing. This is ludicrous. - theGuardian.com
> more

- USA - Delaware Might Be The Next State To Legalize Marijuana and allow possession up to one ounce - BusinessInsider.com - TheCannabist.Co
> more

- USA - Republicans slowly embracing Marijuana - DigitalJournal.com
> more

- Venture capitalists eager to get on the Marijuana train - thecannabist.co
> more 

- Canada - Cannabis vapour lounge: The new place where everybody knows your name - news.yahoo.com
> more 

Hemp - Canadian Hemp. Manitoba Harvest Store:  Hemp earts, protein powder, oil, and more.  
> more

Hemp - Could the U.S. Become a Hemp Powerhouse? - vocativ.com
> more 

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Weekly - Friday Jan 10, 2014

Food Banks Canada - Canada Org
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Music

> Reuben And The Dark webpage


> Feist webpage



> Stars website
 

Art

- Rumi website (Poet)
> site


- Tony Cole
 - Photographer
Photo - the drowned and the saved
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- AscLePia - Photographer
Photo - My sweet kitty
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- Paul Baggaley - Photographer
Photo - Windy Day
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Music / Food Toronto
 - Downtown
 
 

Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West (corner of Queen St W & Spadina)
416.598.4226
> site 
Live Music.  Drink.  Food.

 

Lee's Palace
529 Bloor Street W.  Bloor, Near Bathurst
416.532.1598
> site
Live Music and Drink

 

Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street
416.87.4255
> site
Live Music