Daily - Thurs April 17, 2014
(Next Update will be Monday April 21) 

Nature never hurries.
Atom by atom, little by little she achieves her work. 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

USA - A visit to a Legal Recreational Marijuana Store in Colorado - BoingBoing.Net
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- Striking a Nerve: Bungling the Marijuana Story.
A response by John Gever to recent media headlines that make claims that a recent study proves casual Marijuana use causes brain damage.  
"Correlation does not equal causation, and a single exam cannot show a trend over time. Basic stuff, right? But judging by coverage of a study just out in the Journal of Neuroscience, these are apparently foreign concepts for many folks in the media."
John Gever - Deputy Managing Editor - MedPageToday.com
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- List of 420 Rallys across Canada on April 20th, 2014
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- Fill the Hill 420 event - Ottawa, Ontario - April 20, 2014
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- England - Why thousands of people are going to get high in Hyde Park, London - TheGuardian.com
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- Canada - Stellarton Medical marijuana project exceeds financing hopes, raises 2.5 million - TheChronicleHerald.Ca 
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- Opinion: Legalizing Marijuana makes economic sense - BulleteNewsNiagara.Ca
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- Top 5 pot movies - NowToronto.com
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- Big Colorado marijuana business bans drug use at work, including Marijuana - Gazette.com
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- Hemp - Hawaii Legislature Overwhelmingly Passes Hemp Bill - TheWeedBlog.com
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Wed April 16, 2014

I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?  
- Willie Nelson

- USA - Federal Attorney General Eric Holder 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Marijuana Legalization In Washington State and Colorado. - HuffingtonPost.com
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Marijuana.Ca comment: Eric Holder is the head of the US Justice Department.  What he says is worth listening to, and also reading between the lines of what he says.  Holder and President Obama very likely have conversations about this issue. 
The Marijuana Prohibition continues to crumble in the United States of America. 
 

- Trailer park boys movie, Don't Legalize It, opens in theatres on Friday April 18th, 2014
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- Canada - Toronto’s vanishing grow-ops fall victim to pot economics - GlobalNews.Ca
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- Canada - Ontario - Meaford to Establish Policies For Medical Marijuana Grow Operations - themeafordindependent.ca
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- Wake and bake! Welcome to Colorado’s new ‘bud and breakfast’ where guests are treated to a range of marijuana laced foods during their stay - DailyMail.co.uk
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- Press Release - Tweed announces partnership with Arizer to bring high quality vaporizers to Tweed Medical Marijuana customers - stockhouse.com 
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- Press Release - Mountain High Appoints Leading Cannabis Authority Dr. Robert Melamede Ph.D. as Scientific Advisor 
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- Gone Hemp: This cozy yet tough shirt could become your fave (review)
Duluth Trading Co.'s Artisan Hemp Work Shirt boasts distinctive details and durable construction
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Tues April 15, 2014

You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.  
- Terence McKenna

Canada - BC - Summerland - Video - A Summerland family is going public with the promising effects marijuana is having on their two-year-old who used to have up to 100 seizures a day - GlobalNews.Ca
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Marijuana.Ca reaction : Rona Ambrose (the Health Minister) and Health Canada's Top Decision Makers Need to Watch this Video Now (above), and Stop Restricting Medical Marijuana as a Dried Only Medicine!  Let licensed producers make oils, creams, tinctures, edibles.  Let Cancer patients and other patients grow their own so they can use the fresh leaves on the plant.

 

- USA - Maryland governor signs pot bill, state becomes 17th in US to "decriminalize" marijuana.  It's still a $100 fine for possession. -TimesColonist.com
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- Canada - Calgary city council gives green light to commercial medical marijuana grow operations - CalgarySun.com
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- USA - Federal Attorney General Eric Holder said he smoked pot in college during an interview with HuffPost published Tuesday.  He is the Top Law Enforcement Official in the United States of America.
Marijuana.Ca comment : Let's end this Marijuana Prohibition now.  This Marijuana Prohibition is dangerous, insidious, offensive and expensive.
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- Former NASA scientist, Neil Yorio, becomes pot-growing adviser for Denver Relief - TheCannabist.co
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- Dana Larsen - "Top 6 ways Health Canada is screwing up medical marijuana" VancouverSun.com
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- Press Release - Tweed announces partnership with Arizer to bring high quality vaporizers to Tweed Medical Marijuana customers - stockhouse.com 
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- This Is What The World's Most 'Perfect' Marijuana High Would Feel Like - HuffingtonPost.com
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Hemp vs. Flax vs. Chia seeds - GlobeAndMail.com
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Mon April 14, 2014

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. 
- Dalai Lama

- Canada - Stats about Medical Marijuana use in Canada. Now and the Future - EdmontonJournal.com
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- USA - Colorado's legal Marijuana tax haul will rocket up to $98 million - DigitalJournal.com
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- Profits from Pot: Investing in Legalization, Christian Groh, privateer holdings - Video - Fora.TV
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- Canada - New rules put onus for prescribing medical pot on doctors - EdmontonJournal.com
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- USA - The Five States Most Likely to Next Legalize Marijuana - Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington D.C. (A district) - GuardianLV.com
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- Colorado’s first Marijuana vending machine about to start operation - KDVR.com
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- Canada - Tweed Inc., Medical Marijuana Company, Gives Up On Medical Marijuana Seized By RCMP - HuffingtonPost.Ca 
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- Cannabinoid receptor research outlines why pot may work as medicine - TampaBay.com
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- Marijuana 101: Lessons From Oaksterdam University, with Dale Sky Jones - Fora.TV
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Fri  April 11, 2014

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- Khalil Gibran

USA - Marijuana lobbyists now 'less taboo' on Capitol Hill - CBC.CA
Marijuana lobbyists and citizen advocates say they've seen a paradigm shift in D.C. related to Marijuana
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- USA - FBI to allow access to records for marijuana license background checks in Washington State - Spokesman.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction: This is another important indicator of the crumbling of the Marijuana Prohibition in the United States.  However it's spun, this is obvious co-operation between a US Federal justice enforcement agency and a State sanctioned Legalized Marijuana System.  It is the U.S. Justice Department that has given permission to allow this to happen.  The Canadian and American Prohibitions are intertwined. The erosion of one, adds to the erosion of the other.  We are winning this one.  Still lots of work to be done. Do not underestimate Marijuana Prohibitionists. 
 

 

- Canada - Full-service Medicinal Marijuana clinic opening in London, Ontario - CTVNews.Ca
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- Canada - After the court Injunction: Catching Up with John Conroy, the lawyer who heads the challenge - CannabisCulture.com
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- Marc Emery writes from prison about the origins of Pot.TV - CannabisCulture.com He comes home to Canada in July 2014
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- USA - Column: Science is indisputable: Marijuana is medicine. - TampaBay.com
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- Canada - 'We are a health care facility' - NiagaraThisWeek.com
Muileboom Organics president applauds medical marijuana changes
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- Germany - 120 Criminal Law professors demand cannabis legalization - DW.DE
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- Jamaica - The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GenCanna Global, Inc -- trading as Strains of Hope -- to facilitate the conduct of research into the medicinal properties of marijuana (cannabis sativa). - JamaicaObserver.com
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Hemp - USA - Tennessee hemp law moves forward - Wate.com
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Thurs  April 10, 2014 

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Bombeck

- Canada - Edmonton police warn of hash oil production dangers - EdmontonJournal.com
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- USA - Federal Representative Steve Cohen says Obama administration can start the process to reschedule Marijuana.  Cohen said it is absurd that Marijuana is at the same classification as Heroin - TheWeedBlog.com
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- Scottsdale's Cannabis-Rx secures $30 million to fund marijuana-related ventures - BizJournals.com
"Llorn Kylo, Ceo, plans to buy light industrial and commercial properties and then turn around and either sell or lease that space to the cannabis industry. With $16 million in capital and a $14 million credit facility, he also is poised to provide startup or operating capital to marijuana businesses"
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- Video - Pot Smokers Who Aren't Your Typical 'Stoners'. 14 million Americans smoke Marijuana every day - HuffingtonPost.com
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- New Forecast: U.S. MMJ and Recreational Cannabis Sales to Hit $8 Billion by 2018 - MMJbusinessDaily.com
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- USA - Smarter Sentencing Act Picks Up More GOP Cosponsors The bill, which is supported by the administration, would direct federal judges to not sentence some drug offenders to mandatory minimum sentences, reduces mandatory minimum sentences for other drug offenders - StopTheDrugWar.Org 
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- USA Press Release - Homeland Security Corp. Enters the Legal Marijuana Industry
(What a headline. - Marijuana.Ca) 
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Hemp - Another Reason To Legalize Hemp: Make A Wine Cellar With It - Forbes.com
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Wed April 9, 2014

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

- Uruguay's government-run marijuana market to include legal medicinal pot for prison inmates - USnews.com
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- Supply ruling sows confusion among B.C.'s marijuana producers.
Court challenge, overlapping regulations leave some producers in a bind, and others benefit - VancouverSun.com
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- Man moving forward with 'Cannabis University of Florida' - FirstCoastNews.com
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- Press Release - Canadian Patients Can Look to MedReleaf for Unique Medical Cannabis Varieties
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- Colorado Pot Sales Up Slightly In 2nd Month - CBSlocal.com
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- Colorado Airports Ban Marijuana, But Try to Help Passengers Stay Out of Legal Trouble - Alternet.Org 
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- Canada Marijuana ‘virtually legal’ in Nelson, website says. NelsonStar.com
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Tues April 8, 2014

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

USA - President Obama Just Took One Big Step Towards Marijuana Legalization - PolicyMic.com
Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Obama administration is ready to work with Congress to take marijuana off the federal government's list of the most dangerous drugs. 
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- Documentary Movie - "Grounded" traces the lives of marijuana smugglers James and Terry Dougherty (and the law enforcement officers who pursued them) from their Pittsburgh suburb of Pleasant Hills to Colombia and back to the Southeastern United States. Terry Dougherty eventually piloted a DC-4 to Colombia, returning to the U.S. with nearly 20,000 lbs. of marijuana.
-Movie Trailer

> Grounded - movie website

 

- Canada - Toronto - Mayoral candidate Matt Mernagh. “Political enthusiast” with a brain tumour aspires to be the first openly marijuana-inhaling mayor. - TheStar.com
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- Canada - Doctor and Access. High fees related to Medical Marijuana prescriptions - TorontoSun.com
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- Press Release - Bedrocan Canada Inc. Closes $4.4M Private Placement Offering: Fully Funded for Growth - MarketWired.com
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- Colorado - Legal pot becomes a workplace issue. USAToday.com
Last month, Colorado diner owner Mark Rose posted an unusual job description: "Looking for part time experienced breakfast cook. Pays well, must be friendly and a team player, could turn into a full time gig by summer.
420 friendly a must."

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- USA - Maryland lawmakers decriminalize marijuana.  Now a fine, not a criminal record. - BaltimoreSun.com 
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- Crime is down in Denver after pot’s legalization, but AP still wants to scare us - WashingtonPost.com
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- Weed Is the Sleeper Issue of 2016 - TheWire.com 
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- The "Apple Store" of pot dispensaries opens in Denver - CBSnews.com
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Mon April 7, 2014

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

- Canada - The issues at the centre of the Medical Narijuana debate - OttawaCitizen.com
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- Canada’s first publicly traded marijuana company (Tweed) has rough first day when Medical Marijuana shipment seized by RCMP - NationalPost.com
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- Jamaica - 'Ganga Future Growers:' Pot-growers group launched in Jamaica - CTVnews.Ca
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- Canada - Ontario - Uxbridge - Group looking to set up medical marijuana grow site in Uxbridge - DurhamRegion.com
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- USA - Politics - Marijuana Debate Scrambles Political Spectrum as 2016 Looms - Wall Street Journal
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- Writings of a Marijuana Prohibitionist - David Frum - NationalPost.com
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- Legalizing pot: Colorado a trailblazer in drafting legal framework - CBC.CA
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- If I Did It Over Again: Tough Lessons From Colorado’s Recreational Entrepreneurs - MMJbusinessDaily.com
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- Health Canada shirking responsibility: editorial - TheRockyMountainGoat.com
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- Denver mayor plans Amsterdam trip to learn about marijuana regulation - TimesColonist.com
Officials from Amsterdam and Holland should also consider doing a trip to Colorado - Marijuana.Ca
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Fri April 4, 2014

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

- Guatemala - Marijuana Legalisation: Guatemalan President To Present Plan For Marijuana Legalization And Medical Opium Production - huffingtonpost.co.uk
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- USA - First Washington State Marijuana stores for Adult Recreational use will likely open in July, 2014 - Spokesman.com
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- Canada - Pros and Cons of the New MMPR Medical Marijuana Regulations - MedicineHatNews.com
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- USA - Obama Needs to Fire or Admonish Michele Leonhart, His Rogue DEA Chief - Phillip Smith - StopTheDrugWar.Org
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- Tweed Marijuana Inc goes public on the stock market - EdmontonJournal.com
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- The misty world of marijuana stocks - BBC.com
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- Canada - Join the 4/20 Vancouver Volunteer Team - CannabisCulture.com
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- USA - Americans finally understand that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol - WashingtonPost.com
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- Canada - Theatre - Play goes to pot - winnipegfreepress.com
True story about marijuana grow-op yields an old-fashioned love story 
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Thurs April 3, 2014

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

- USA - Marijuana legalization in U.S. inevitable, poll finds - CTVnews.ca
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- Canada - Marijuana legalization in Canada would be tax bonanza, prof says in a recent interview on CBC's The Lang & O'Leary Exchange.
Economist and professor Mike Moffatt said legalizing marijuana is a good policy for lawmakers in Canada to consider. - CBC.Ca
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- Canada - Some opinions on how the court injunction affects the medical marijuana industry in Canada. - Globe and Mail
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- Canada - Medical Marijuana activist, Lisa Kirkman, alleges human rights violated by Alberta Health Services over vapourizer use. She's fighting for right to use medical marijuana vapour in hospitals and other public places. - CBC.CA
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- USA - US Lawmaker Earl Blumenauer Predicts Marijuana Will Be Legal in the U.S. Within 5 Years.
"I think it’s game over in less than five years," Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said Monday during an interview with The Huffington Post.
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- USA - Legalize Medical Marijuana, Doctors Say, in Survey. - WEBmd.com
69% of Doctors surveyed say it can help with certain treatments and conditions.
67% of Doctors surveyed say it should be a medical option for patients.

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- 5 Lingering Arguments Against Pot Legalization, Debunked The more research is released, the more legalization makes sense. - Alternet.Org
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- Mother hopes Marijuana oil could help her epileptic child (with video) - LeaderPost.com
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- Texas - Marijuana: A Potential Cash Crop for Texas Farmers?
Includes quotes from Kinky Friedman - TexasTribune.Org
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Wed April 2, 2014

They've outlawed the number one vegetable on the planet.
- Timothy Leary

- Canada - Marijuana gives Mia, an 8 year old girl, a second chance.  She has atypical Odahara syndrome and used to have 50 to 100 seizures a day. Pharmaceutical drugs could not stop the seizures. After a few treatments of oral marijuana oil mixed with coconut oil, she has had only about 7 seizures in the last 8 months.  - AirdrieeEcho.com
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Canada - Quebec doctors will now be able to prescribe medical marijuana — but only for patients enrolled in research studies and for the treatment of a limited number of medical conditions — under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the province's College of Physicians. 
Under the new provincial guidelines, only the following conditions will be considered for a medical marijuana prescription: multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, spinal cord disease, cancer, AIDS or HIV infection, severe arthritis, epilepsy and palliative care. (There are many more conditions that should be on that list. - Marijuana.Ca)
> Montreal Gazette article link

 

- Canada - Medical marijuana users say they fear arrest under new federal marijuana regulations - CalgaryHerald.com
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- Canada - Sensible BC leads national campaign to combat new medical marijuana laws - MetroNews.Ca
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Great song introduction for this video about Tweed Marijuana inc, that includes an interview with Mark Zekulin from Tweed. - iPolitics.Ca

> iPolitics.ca article link

 

- Canada - Ottawa mom with epileptic kid wants access to marijuana extract - MetroNews.Ca
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- Politics - The Truth About the 'Marijuana Effect' in America's Elections Marijuana on the ballot boosts voter turnout, but that may not help many Democrats this year.
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- Weedmaps Spends Some Of Its $30 million To Legalize Pot In NYC - TechCrunch.com
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Tues April 1, 2014

"I want to say this just as clearly and as forthrightly as I can, Marijuana Prohibition, Criminal Prohibition of Marijuana, is a complete failure." - Former U.S. district attorney John McKay, who prosecuted B.C. Marijuana activist Marc Emery.  Marc Emery will be released this summer 2014,  from the U.S. prison he is in.

- Canada - Medical Marijuana patients to march on Parliament today, for the right to grow. - MetroNews.ca
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- Uruguay - Interview: President of Uruguay insists drug use will not increase as his country is poised to become the first country in the world to legalise and control the Marijuana trade - Telegraph.co.uk
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- Canada - New Toronto clinic to offer Medical Marijuana prescriptions. Dr. Danial Schecter will open Cannabinoid Medical Clinic, at the corner of Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave. E. in May, 2014 - TorontoStar.com
“You can rest assured, there’s going to be more than one physician who’s going to get disciplined over this.” Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, president of the Canadian Medical Association.
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* Considering the urgency and magnitude of this issue, Marijuana.Ca strongly urges Dr. Francescutti to, as soon as possible, spend some extensive and intensive quality time with cancer patients, the terminally ill and others who use Medical Marijuana to get various kinds of relief.  This may give you and the CMA more pertinent insight into the depths of this issue and how it actually is affecting many many Canadians in sometimes very profound and meaningful ways.  Marijuana.Ca also recommends that Rona Ambrose do the same, considering that you have such an important and impactful position as the Minister of Health.
The two of you may be genuinely surprised and deeply moved by the experience. 

- Canada - Court injunction effects minor, says Mark Zekulin of Tweed, a Smiths Falls Medical Marijuana grower and supplier - OttawaCitizen.com
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Washington D.C. mayor signs Marijuana decriminalization bill. - NPR.ORG
$25 fine for possession of 28 grams or less. The measure will now face a 60-day congressional review.> more 
Marijuana.Ca reaction: The Global Marijuana Drug War begins and ends in Washington D.C.
Is this The Choom Gang revival?  It'll be very interesting to see how the US Congress responds to this.  If Congress allows this to pass, then President Obama would get a $25 ticket if he's caught smoking a pinner with Seth Rogan or Stephen Harper or Justin Trudea at The White House.  Due to Prime Minister Harper's asthma, it is more likely to be a brownie for him.
Just Legalize it already.  For adult use.  

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'. - Bob Dylan  

 

- Canada - Medical marijuana: New rules and a 'ton of confusion' - CBC.CA
Physicians reluctant to become gatekeepers for those who want legal access to Marijuana
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- Ian Mulgrew: New federal pot law means little to medical marijuana users following recent injunction - VancouverSun.com
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- Canada - Medical marijuana: Why so uptight? Relax a little! - Marlene Wells - NGnews.ca
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- Video - Explaining Canada's hazy Medical Narijuana laws - Globe and Mail
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- Delta 9 Bio-Tech.  Company with a Licensed to grow and sell Medical Marijuana - winnipegfreepress.com
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- Canada - Saskatchewan - New Medical Marijuana regulations not going over well in Saskatchewan - ckom.com 
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Hemp - Colorado - NoCo Hemp Expo: Lots of hemp food, beer and goodies on tap for Windsor event.
Edible hemp is protein and antioxidant-rich. Industrial hemp can be used to produce paper, oil, resin, cloth and fuel. 
“Americans spent close a billion dollars on hemp (products) last year,” Doug Fine
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Mon Mar 31, 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

- Health Canada issues press release about court injunction - MarketWired.com
Excerpt: "The Government of Canada intends to appeal the Federal Court's order in the Allard case."
"As a result of the court's injunction, the persons who were previously authorized to grow marijuana under the old Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR), who meet the terms of the Court order, will be able to continue to do so on an interim basis until the Court issues a final decision."
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- USA - Alaskan citizens may Legalize Recreational Marijuana use for Adults, this Summmer, 2014 - PolicyMic.com
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- Uruguay Will Track Legal Marijuana Via RFID radio tracking tags on every plant and Genetic Markers. - IBtimes.com
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Marijuana.Ca reaction :  The Marijuana Prohibition has made humans crazy.  Fear and ignorance have made them lose their minds and lose touch with their hearts. - Mother Nature

 

- Canada - Doctors divided over new Medical Marijuana laws - Globe and Mail
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- Canada - Medical marijuana patients lament tough choice: go without or break law - cp24.com
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- Your 5-step primer to investing in pot - FinancialPost.com
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- Non-psychoactive CBD oil made from marijuana plants poised to be game-changerColorado innovation could open doors in other states, but some remain skeptical - DenverPost.com
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- Steve DeAngelo - The War on Cannabis Is Winding Down: It's Time to Build Bridges - HuffingtonPost.com
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- Canada - Commercial medical marijuana growers banking on massive sales. Health Canada's new rules shifting medical marijuana production to businesses take effect April 1. - CBC.Ca
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- Canada - Mystery woman who aided shot cop in courthouse, was there due to a Marijuana possession charge. She uses Marijuana to bring relief related to an illness - TorontoSun.com
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- Canada - Medical Marijuana Prescriptions Moving From Health Canada To Doctors - HuffingtonPost.com 
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- Canada - Key dates in the evolution of Canadian attitudes & laws regarding Marijuana - TheProvince.com
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Hemp pitch on Dragon's Den by Robert and Diana Rae of Canada Hemp Foods Ltd. - CoastReporter.Net
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Fri Mar 28, 2014

When I was a kid I inhaled frequently.
That was the point.
Barack ObamaU.S. President

- Who's smoking pot?
Confessions Of A Pot-Smoking Police Officer, Firefighter And Youth Pastor - HuffingtonPost.com
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- Canada - Confusion reigns in Alberta despite medicinal-marijuana court ruling that supports the right to grow Medical Marijuana. - MetroNews.Ca
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- Globe & Mail - ROB - Report on Business - Cover - GREEN RUSH - Medical Marijuana and the birth of a new industry - Potpreneurs rush to cash in on the new market - GlobeAndMail.com 
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- Party Planning.  How to keep your guests happy, pappy. - Leafly.com
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- Parents Argue Medical Marijuana Helps These Kids With Severe Epilepsy Avoid A 'Death Sentence' - HuffingtonPost.com
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- Canada - Niagara's growing Legal Medical Pot industry, Part 1 - stcatharinesstandard.ca
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- USA - Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Actually Reduce Crime, Study Says - HuffingtonPost.com
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Hemp - Industrial Hemp bill easily passes the Unicameral - NebraskaRadioNetwork.com 
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Thurs Mar 27, 2014

Carl Sagan - 1969 - "The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world."

- 'Magical Butter' makes a botanical extractor machine that pulls the nutrients from herbs and infuses them directly into butter and cooking oils. With it, one can make tinctures, body creams, drinks, entrees, sauces and more. Requires the use of pure alcohol, so possible fire or explosion risk. - BusinessDaily.com 
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- Canada - Medical user nears legal limbo. Robert Knight uses Medical Marijuana to treat his severe arthritis. - Recorder.ca
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- Canada - “It’s easy to pick the low-hanging fruit — the vulnerable people, the sick people,” said Keith Fagin, Calgary 420 organizer. “We’re literally on our knees here begging people to help us stop the government from doing this, to listen to the science and the evidence and help these people have at least some quality of life.” - MetroNews.Ca
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- Canada - Home-based Medical Marijuana grows staying, for now. - MapleRidgeNews.com
“I’m very excited,” said Sandra Colasanti, a Maple Ridge member of a coalition seeking to repeal the new rules. Colasanti does not use medical pot, but her husband needs it for pain stemming from a broken neck and back.
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- Dear Media: This Is What People Who Use Marijuana Look Like. - HuffingtonPost.com
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- USA - video - Troy Dayton from ArcView investment group, that focuses on Marijuana investments - BNN.CA
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- Canada - Editorial - BC has for decades been in the catbird seat as a leader in marijuana production, both now and prior to the medical marijuana legislation. - PRPeak.com
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- USA - No, legalizing Medical Marijuana doesn’t lead to crime, according to actual crime stats - WashingtonPost.com
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Hemp - Hemp Seed Imports Weighed as Non-Lethal Aid to Ukraine - Bloomberg.com
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Wed Mar 26, 2014

“Why is Marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet.
Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit . . . unnatural?”
- Bill Hicks

- Canada - Medical Marijuana user relieved he can still grow at home.  Terry Perkins says without recent court decision, he wouldn't be able to afford his medicine. - CBC.CA
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- Canada - Press Release - Victoria, B.C.: On April 1st, 2014, cannabis activists from across Canada will gather in Ottawa to protest the federal government’s new medical regulations because they do not allow patients to grow their own.
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- Canada - Man turned away from U.S. for Marijuana Possession charge from 24 years ago - CTVnews.CA
(Use a professional service, and get a Pardon Before crossing the border. e.g. > Pardons.Org - Marijuana.Ca)
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- In The Future, People Will Bring Pot To Dinner Parties Instead Of Wine - HuffingtonPost.com
(More like both. - Marijuana.Ca)
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- USA - Big Pot rising: The Marijuana industry’s first full-time lobbyist makes rounds on Capitol Hill = WashingtonPost.com
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- Americans chill with pot being sold in their towns: Survey - CNBC.com
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- USA - My Trip to the Pot Shop - Medical Marijuana is quite literally a life saver. By Michelle Malkin - NationalReview.com
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Tues Mar 25, 2014

- Canada - Former Canadian Prime Minister, John Turner, is on the board of directors of a company, Muileboom Organics Inc, applying for a Medical Marijuana Production license from Health Canada - TorontoSun.com
> more

- Canada - Find way to supply medical pot to low-income patients - WindsorStar.com
> more

 

- Canada - Globe and Mail Editorial: 'In failing to take Doctors concerns seriously, Health Canada risks reducing access to Medical Marijuana rather than expanding it.'
> more

 

- Press Release - Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Encouraged by Court Ruling
> more  

 

- Canada - Commercial Medical Marijuana growers won’t feel the effects of legal home grows - MetroNews.Ca
> more

 

- Pediatric Cannabis Therapy. (Medical Marijuana for Dravet Syndrome.  Dravet Syndrome causes some young children to have up to 60 seizures a day.)
> more 

 

- USA - Dr. Michael D. Privitera: Let’s research Medical Marijuana for epilepsy - cincinnati.com
> more

 

- Medical Marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report - LAtimes.com
> more

 

- Colorado approves retroactive reversal of marijuana convictions - RT.com
> more  

 

- Canada - Hempology 101 hosts fourth annual campus cannabis convention
> more

 

Hemp - Health Benefits Driving New Hemp Demand. 100,000 acres to be planted this year. - PortageOnline.com
> more 

Mon Mar 24, 2014

- Canada - Grow-op co-op in P.E.I. aims to offer inexpensive Medical Marijuana by becoming a Licensed Producer thru Health Canada  - TheGuardian.pe.ca
> more

- Canada - "Corporate pot profiteers don’t care about patients" - Dana Larsen - VancouverSun.com
> more

 

- Canada - Doctors balk at increased role in medical marijuana prescriptions - Globe and Mail
> more  

 

Canada - Federal Court reverses ban on grow-your-own medical marijuana - TorontoSun.com
81% of Toronto Sun readers support the court's decision to let people grow their own Medical Marijuana.
> more

 

- Canada - Medical Marijuana home grower relieved. A court injunction buys medical pot user Joy Davies some time. CBC.CA
> more 

 

- Canada - Globe and Mail - Federal Court grants injunction to allow patients to grow Medical Marijuana.
> more

 

- USA - Utah Governor signs bill to bring cannabis oil to Utah - Fox13now.com
> more

 

- USA - Alabama Just Approved Marijuana Extracts For Kids with Severe Epilepsy - Vice.com
> more  

 

- Marijuana Legalization May Spur America’s Next Great Industry - GuardianLV.com
> more

 

- USA - Political - Marijuana industry finds unlikely new allies in conservatives.The growing industry is making money and building momentum, driving GOP lobbyists and lawmakers to work with pot advocates. - LAtimes.com
> more 

Fri Mar 21, 2014 

- Canada - Very important Medical Marijuana BC Supreme Court injunction decision released today:
A Federal Court judge in Vancouver has granted a last-minute reprieve for Medical Marijuana patients who say they need to be able to grow their own Medical Marijuana at home. - CBC.CA
(more details to follow either on the weekend, or more likely, next week. - Marijuana.Ca)

> CBC article link 

- Canada - Stephen Harper gives Medical patients yet another kick in the guts - InsideBelleville.com
> more

 

- Tweed renames as Tweed Marijuana Inc - obj.ca
> more  

 

- Uruguay's Idea To Import Canadian Marijuana Probably Just A Pipe Dream - HuffingtonPost.ca
> more

 

- USA - Oregon's medical marijuana rules: No munchies. Pot shop advocates: No way. - BrandonSun.com
> more 

Thurs Mar 20, 2014

- Health Canada blasted for threatening to share medical-marijuana patient info with the RCMP - Straight.com
> more 

Canada - Digby’s Shawn Harvey says he’ll defy Health Canada’s order to stop growing Medical Marijuana - TheChronicleHerald.Ca
> more

- Canada - Kelowna now to allow Medical Marijuana production facilities on agricultural land - Castanet.Net
> more  

USA - Washington State's new Marijuana Law may be freeing up police resources - OregonLive.com
> more

USA - Why National Marijuana Legalization Will Inevitably Happen, in One Chart - PolicyMic.com
> more 

- USA - America Has a Black-Market Problem, Not a Drug Problem.
The head of the military's Southern Command wants more money to fight a losing battle. - TheAtlantic.com
> more  

- Las Vegas to allow marijuana dispensaries; county advances pot biz process - LasVegasSun.com
> more  

- USA - The Environmental Case for Legalizing Pot [Video]
Unregulated marijuana farming is destroying California's forests. - Alternet.Org
> more

- Florida - In Florida, Medical Marijuana will be legal, John Morgan says - TampaBay.com
> more 

Hemp - Winery raises glass to hemp wine cellar, net-zero building - GreenBiz.com
> more  

Wed Mar 19, 2014

- Canada - John Conroy was in Court on Tuesday to get the injunction. End of Medical Marijuana program violates patients' constitutional rights: lawyerDecision will be announced by this Friday March 21st, 2014 - CTVnews.Ca
> more 

- Canada - Grandmother with no criminal record, who has Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and spinal injury, waits in angst for police Medical Marijuana raid. - MetroNews.Ca
> more

 

- Saskatoon police will bust sick Medical Marijuana growing patients, after April 1. - CBC.CA
> more  

 

- Canada - Patient's Medical Marijuana juice to dry up under new law, or she could be forced to go to jail. - CBC.CA
> more

 

- Movie - How Cannabis Can Save Cancer-Stricken Kids: An Introduction to 'Weed the People,' by Ricki Lake
> more 

 

- Movie Trailer - The Village Green.  This looks really good. - Marijuana.Ca

> link to vimeo video 

 

- Will Barcelona Be the New Amsterdam? What Tourists Should Know About Marijuana in Spain - Leafly.com
> more  

Tues Mar 18, 2014

- Canada - John Conroy, lawyer, goes to Federal court today to seek an injunction on behalf of Medical Marijuana users. This is very important.
> more 

 

- Canada - Green Leaf Medicinals - Health Canada announces new licensed producer from BC
> GreenLeafMedicinals.Ca

 

Canada - Harper Launches A Witch Hunt On Medical Marijuana Users - Daniel Tencer - Business Editor - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more  

 

- Canada - Globe and Mail - Health Canada to inform police if medical marijuana growers flout new rules.
(Patients with cancer who grow their own medicine could go to jail. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- Canada - Government's stance on pot is 'reefer madness' - Whelm King - NanaimoBulletin.com
> more

 

- US feds approve Medical Marijuana research for the first time. Research related to PTSD. ABCnews.go.com
> more

 

- Canada - Conservatives do about-face on Marijuana - Richard Cleroux - LawTimesNews.Com
> more 

 

- Canada - Toronto - Olivia Chow smoked pot 'a little bit' as school-board trustee - CBC.CA
> more 

 

- USA - Marijuana industry delegation’s pitch on legalized pot: It’s just good business - Washington Post
> more  

Mon Mar 17, 2014

- Canada - Federal government threatens to share Medicinal Marijuana Patient Information with the police, after Health Canada shuts down the old program on April 1, 2014.
The patients will face potential criminal charges or jail.  Many of them have very serious illnesses, like cancer. - Straight.com

> more 

- Medical Marijuana Users Threatened With Legal Action By Health Canada - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more

 

Canadian, Brian Breau, sentenced to 90 days in jail for growing 10 Marijuana plants. Plus 10 months probation and 100 hours of community service. - TheGuardian.pe.ca
(This is the Marijuana Drug War in action. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more  

 

- USA - Utah - Charlee Nelson has died. 6 year Girl who helped inspire new Marijuana oil law in Utah that still has not received the final signature of approval. - Fox13now.com
> more

 

- Canada - Fine, decriminalize or legalize – marijuana debate heats up - TheGuardian.pe.ca
> more

 

Medicated pizza slices. Pot-friendly pizzeria opens in Vancouver - CTVnews.CA
> more

 

- Canada - Veteran fighting to provide medical pot for others with PTSD - CBC.CA
Canadian Army veteran Fabian Henry is founder of Veterans Helping Veterans: Marijuana for Trauma Inc.
> more 

 

- USA - Michelle Alexander: White Men Get Rich from Legal Pot, Black Men Stay in Prison.
For 40 years, poor communities of color have experienced the wrath of the War on Drugs. - Alternet.Org
> more 

 

- Wall Street Journal - Thank You for Smoking - Marijuana - Bari Weiss
Justin Hartfield, the Weedmaps.com founder, on his plans to legalize the herb nationwide. 
> more 

 

- England - A SWANSEA University professor and co-author of a new report into the rise and decline of Marijuana prohibition claims the current trend towards legal regulation of the Marijuana market has become irreversible. Southwales-EveningPost.co.uk
> more 

 

Hemp - Press Release - Caravan Rug Corp. Spotlights the Hemp Collection
> more  

Fri Mar 14, 2014

- Canada - Financing abounds for Medical Marijuana startups.
All of the Medical Marijuana producers approved by Health Canada or in the approval process say they’d been approached with multiple financing offers. - Toronto Star

> more 

 

- USA - Want a job? Try the pot industry. 1,200 show up for Marijuana job fair - CNN.com
> more

 

- USA - Kentucky Set To Legalize Medical Marijuana Oil - Time.com
> more  

 

- USA - Marijuana industry comes to Washington promising change - Canada.com
> more

 

- Likely growth in mail-order Marijuana spurs fears from Calgary police, users - MetroNews.Ca
> more

 

- Switzerland - Major Swiss cities set to back 'cannabis clubs' - TheLocal.ch
> more

 

- New Scientific Review of Epilepsy and Medical Marijuana Provides Scientific Foundation for Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Claims - eNewsPF.com
> more 

 

- Canada - BC - Inside a legal B.C. Indoor Medical Marijuana Farm, Agrima Botanicals - MetroNews.Ca
> more 

 

Hemp - Farmers high on Hemp as returns beat canola.
Strong prices have led to ‘unprecedented’ interest in the crop, says Hemp Oil Canada rep - ManitobaCooperator.Ca
> more 

Thurs Mar 13, 2014

Canada - Ontario - Legal Marijuana would mean $60 million dollar tax windfall for province.  As projected by London Ontario economist, Mike Moffat. - MetroNews.Ca.
> more 

 

- Video - Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports - Weed 2 - Cannabis Madness - 43 minutes long
> more

 

Colorado Couple To Open First Officially Approved Marijuana Café - Forbes.com
> more
Marijuana.Ca comment: This is a big deal, and it's Great News.  It's part of the ending of the Insidious War on Adult Citizens who choose to experience Marijuana.
Of course this is a Freedom related issue.      

 

- Maryland and New Hampshire to Decriminalize Marijuana - Alternet.Org
> more

 

- Press Release - Weedmaps invests into Cannabis Science
> more

 

- Canada -  Jamaica looks at the Marijuana market.  As Canadian rules change, Ontario company considers importing Marijuana from Caribbean nation. - Toronto Star
> more

 

Uruguay - Trailblazer Uruguay plans legal marijuana sales by year's end - DigitalJournal.com
> more 

 

- Canada - Letter to the editor - Joy Davies, spokesperson for the Canadian Medical Cannabis Partners (CMCP) - PeaceArchNews.com
> more 

 

- Marijuana news: Denver job fair focuses on pot industry - OregonLive.com
> more 

 

- Harvard University Policies on Medical Marijuana To Remain Unchanged - TheCrimson.com
> more 

Wed Mar 12, 2014

This is an OUTRAGE!
USA - Utah - Parents grieve Charlee Nelson, a 6-year-old girl who is now blind, bedridden, and dying. She's a likely candidate for CBD Medical Marijuana, which is Non Intoxicating. But, the Utah government won't let her have it. Charlee has Batten disease, a rare neurological disorder occurring in fewer than four of 100,000 births in the United States.
She lacks an enzyme needed to remove fatty waste from the cells of her brain, eyes, skin and muscles. The accumulating waste leads to seizures, mental impairment, blindness, loss of bodily control and eventually death.
Medical Marijuana might have improved the quality of her life as it has shown to sometimes be effective at eliminating or reducing the number of seizures in certain neurological diseases.
> Salt Lake Tribute article link 

 

- Great Speech : USA - Gavin Newsom, California's Lieutenant Gov. Just Gave A Passionate Case for Legal Marijuana - PolicyMic.com
> more

 

Canada plays follow the leader on pot laws - opinion - Melissa Fryer - NanaimoBulletin.com
"This could be the turning point in federal policy on Marijuana"
> more

 

Washington D.C. citizens have Balls.
D.C. Board of Elections allows Marijuana Legalization citizen led ballot effort to move forward. 
If it passes, the President of the United States and other residents of Washington D.C. would be allowed to possess up to two ounces of Marijuana and grow up to three Marijuana plants at home.
Maybe the Choom Gang is going to have a dinner party at the Whitehouse?
> more

 

- Canada - BC - MediJean growing on city - Graeme Wood - Richmond-News.com
> more

 

- Canada - Medical marijuana a gamble, says B.C.'s 1st licensed grower.  CBC Radio took an exclusive tour of Canna Farms in the Fraser Valley - CBC.CA
> more

 

- Colorado Pulls In Millions In Marijuana Tax Revenue - Forbes.com
If that trend continues, the state will see more than $40 million in additional tax dollars in 2014. To put that in perspective, that’s approximately 1% of the total annual budgets for Delaware, South Dakota, Montana or West Virginia.
> more 

Tues Mar 11, 2014 

In The Zone Produce Ltd. - the latest Medical Marijuana licensee to be announced by Health Canada

- Canada - Nova Scotia - Medical Marijuana grower says he won’t stop growing his own - NGNews.Ca
> more

 

- Medical marijuana refugees: 'This was our only hope'.  They came to Colorado to access Medical Marijuana for their kids with severe seizures. - CNN.COM
> more

 

California Democrats write Marijuana Legalization into party platform - RT.com
This is very significant.  Generally, political parties do not take such strong stances on this issue. - Marijuana.Ca
> more

 

- Canada - Politics of pot: Why the Conservatives are softening on Marijuana - Globe And Mail
> more

 

- Legalization won't fix world's drugs problem: U.N. official - Reuters.com
> more
 (Marijuana Legalization for Adult Use will fix many serious problems related to the dangers of the Drug War.
The Marijuana Prohibition is Ending. - Marijuana.Ca)

 

- USA - Colorado - Denver County Fair to Feature a Pot Pavilion
> more 

 

- As Medical Marijuana laws change, the workplace must cope - Toronto Star
> more

 

- Marijuana industry bringing in millions in Washington State and Colorado, with nowhere to put the money -Wday.com
One dispensary owner said they had over 1 million dollars in sales last month
> more 

 

- Wanna Work With Marijuana? Marijuana Job Fair in Denver This Week - Time.com
> more

Mon Mar 10, 2014

- Canada - "Federal government lags behind on Marijuana laws": Gregor Robertson, Vancouver’s mayor, says Canada should tax and regulate pot - News1130.com
> more

 

- Canada & USA - Colorado's transition to Legal Marijuana watched by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says, 'The war on drugs hasn't worked' - CBC.CA
> more

 

Caricom (Caribbean) leaders to debate Marijuana Legalization - news.yahoo.com
> more
 First it was Uruguay, then Jamaica,... now watch for more countries to assert their sovereignty and intelligent policies on the Marijuana Issue. - Marijuana.Ca 
You're gonna lively up yourself, and don't be no drag. - Bob Marley

 

- Canada - Russell Barth and his wife, Christine Lowe, are suing the federal government for $6.5 million so they can afford to use pot as medicine when Health Canada changes rules to it's Medical Marijuana Access Regulations. - MetroNews.Ca
> more

 

- Canada - Ontario - Tweed farmers want to produce milk alongside Marijuana at old Hershey plant.
Former Hershey factory now operating as Medical Marijuana farm - CBC.CA
> more

 

- Colorado Gets High On Pot Revenue, Marijuana Tourists.
The new law is manna for people like Toni Fox, owner of the 3D Cannabis Centre.
She made $1,000 a day in sales when she was catering to Medical Marijuana users. Now that she's gone Recreational, she believes that by the fall, she'll be making $100,000 a day - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more

 

- 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana - PolicyMic.com
> more 

 

- Marijuana Sales in Colorado to Reach $1 Billion - GuardianLV.com
> more

 

- Canada - USA - New crop of startups sees green in the pot economy - FinancialPost.com
> more 

 

- USA - Will Big Marijuana Crowd Out the Little Guy? - Danielle Wiener-Bronner - TheWire.com
> more

Fri Mar 7, 2014

- Canada - Chris Selley: Marijuana reform’s newest converts, The Conservatives - NationalPost.com
> more

Marijuana.Ca comment : The Conservative plan gives the justice system another tool to harrass Adult Canadians that choose to consume Marijuana.  It still leaves in place the choice to lay criminal charges, give criminal records, and put Canadians in jail for Marijuana possession.
On this issue, the Federal Liberals plan for Legalization for Adult use is the best way to deal with this issue.  It's too bad the Federal NDP has dropped their support for Legalization.  Jack Layton was a supporter of Legalization for Adult use.  Marijuana.Ca is certain that a very large number of NDP voters support Legalization for Adult use.  NDP leader, Tom Mulcair, and his team, might want to carefully re-examine their current stance on this issue, and adjust it in a timely manner.  It makes them look regressive on this issue. - Marijuana.Ca

 

- Winnipeg - Head-shop owners, police agree on plan to appease area residents - WinnipegFreePress.com
> more

 

- USA - Colorado Lawyers Want to Get High Like Everybody Else - Time.com
> more

 

- Momentum Builds in Puerto Rico for Major Marijuana Reforms - HuffingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Canada - Marijuana reform: 5 things to know about possible changes to the law.  New legislation might not necessarily do away with criminal convictions - CBC.CA
> more

 

- USA - US Health Czar, Francis Collins, Shows Amazing Ignorance About Marijuana Facts - Paul Armentano - Alternet.Org
> more

 

- USA - Washington State Medical Marijuana Providers Fear Effects of Wider Legalization, which includes restricting information - New York Times
> more

Thurs Mar 6, 2014

- Canada - Marijuana Law ticketing addition 'under serious consideration,' Justice Minister Peter MacKay says - CBC.Ca
(Criminal Records and possible jailtime will still be sanctions the justice system and police will have the option to use - Marijuana.Ca)
> CBC article Link

Marijuana.Ca's reaction:

The proposal means a person caught with small amounts of Marijuana could get ticketed with a substantial fine, or can still be Charged with a Criminal Offense. If charged and convicted, that person could get a criminal record and still go to jail. This does not change the serious harms and problems of the Marijuana Prohibition. Legalizing for Responsible Adult Use is a much better approach. Adult Canadians should be allowed to responsibly consume Marijuana without being threatened by the government. The government must stop using the justice system and police officers that carry guns to force the government's view of Marijuana Use onto Canadian Citizens that they are supposed to represent in this democracy. It's beyond crazy. The justice system and police have much more important work to do.
Canada should Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use similar to how we regulate Wine.

"Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person."
- section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Canadians who crafted that line of text probably spent alot of time and energy on that one line, and were likely deeply reflective before they committed those words to the Charter.

 

Canada is a great, evolving and complex nation.  It's an amazing country to live in.  Let's make it even better.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person.

- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
 
 

 

- Vancouver Police respond to federal suggestion of change in pot laws - GlobalNews.Ca
"The Vancouver Police Department said today that they “have taken, and will continue to take, in the face of amended Marijuana laws, a priority based approach to the enforcement of those laws."
> more

 

- 'I am doubling down' on Medical Marijuana - By Dr. Sanjay Gupta
"I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve Marijuana."
> more

 

- Israel - Medical Marijuana OK'd for treatment of epilepsy in children - TimesOfIsrael.com
> more

 

Hemp - Nebraska Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp - TheWeedBlog.com
> more

Wed Mar 5, 2014

- Canada -  Justice Minister Peter MacKay says draft legislation that would loosen federal marijuana laws is under “serious consideration.” - GlobeAndMail.com
> more
> CBC report of this has more than 1,100 comments so far
( The Conservatives are considering giving the Police the power to issue tickets.  And to continue to have the power to lay criminal charges which could result in a criminal record or going to jail.  This is not what should be done.  Marijuana should be Legalized in Canada for Adult use.  Treat it like wine. - Marijuana.Ca)

 

- Canada - Chuck Reece, grandfather, supports Marijuana Legalization for Adult use - Orangeville.com
> more

 

- Canada - video interview with Marc Wayne from Bedrocan.  Bedrocan has a license from Health Canada to grow and sell Medical Marijuana.  Interview by Matt Mernagh on Pot TV
> more

 

- USA - Washington D.C. passes decrim legislation.  $25 fine for possession - Mayor says he'll sign.  Congress could block it. Bloomberg.com
(If congress allows this to pass, this is another significant historic moment that is part of the ending of the Marijuana Prohibition.  Washington D.C. is the centre of political power in the United States. - Marijuana.Ca) 
> more

 

- Canada - Video: Changes no worry for Vancouver medicinal pot outlets - VancouverSun.com
> more

 

- Canada - Ticket system for pot possession pushed by some Conservatives - CBC.CA
(This will be added to the police's ability to lay criminal charges. This will increase the harrassment of people who choose to possess or consume Marijuana. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- Canada - Group fights both Marijuana legalization and criminalization - TorontoSun.com
(Their specific position is not clear.  Related Toronto Sun poll on that page shows 75% of those polled in favour of Legalization - Marijuana.Ca)
> more 

 

- Medical marijuana grow-ops will not be busted, say mayors.  Municipal politicians say they have no resources to shut down soon-to-be-illegal home producers. - Catherine Rolfsen - CBC.CA
> more

 

- Medical Marijuana Doctor related TV Ad Makes History In U.S. - HuffingtonPost.ca
> more

 

- USA - The state fight over Legalizing Marijuana is all about the age of the voter - WashingtonPost.com
> more

Tues Mar 4, 2014

- Canada - Vida Cannabis Medical Marijuana facility in Stellarton could create up to 300 jobs - CBC.CA
> more

 

- USA - Marijuana Angel Investment Group Reports Big Growth - MMJbusinessDaily.com
> website

 

- INCB - UN: cannabis law changes pose 'very grave danger to public health'.  (The INCB is extremely misguided. - Marijuana.Ca)
War of Words: The International Narcotics Control Board vs. A Changing World - StopTheDrugWar.Org
> more
(The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) wants to keep the Marijuana War going, regardless of how much Harm it causes to society.  Jailtime, violent criminal gangs, criminal records and No quality control are all dangers to our health. The INCB wants to force you to live your life in the way that they want, and if you don't comply, you will have a gun pointed at you as they put you in jail.  Welcome to the Free World of the International Narcotics Control Board, The INCB. - Marijuana.Ca)

 

- Marijuana and Weddings - So it was really only a matter of time before brides and grooms began considering how to include it in their wedding celebrations. From vaping stations at cocktail hours to pot-leaf bouquets for the bridal party, marijuana marries itself to the event in countless ways. - ABCnews.go.com
> more

 

- USA - Washington D.C. set to loosen marijuana laws.  $25 fine for possession of small amounts - WashingtonPost.com
> more 

 

- Marijuana sales mean new high for Garden City, Colorado: How windfall is revitalizing town of 300 - CBSNews.com
> more

 

- USA - Robert Duncan, State Legal marijuana grower readies for two-year federal prison sentence. Article and Video - HuffingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Black Market challenges to Recreational Sales Lower Than Expected - MMJbusinessDaily.com
> more

 

Hemp - Registration of Colorado hemp growers is underway - NCBR.com
> more 

Mon Mar 3, 2014

Jamaica to decriminalize possession of small amounts of Marijuana. - Economist.com  (This is long overdue.  Respect to Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and others.  The Prohibition is in the midst of a slow motion Free Fall.  We are in the midst of History in the Making.  -  Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- Canada - ‘There’s going to be a marijuana shortage’: New Health Canada rules aim to stamp out black market pot grown through legal facilities - NationalPost.com
"Another 12 commercial growers will be licensed by the April 1 regime change, Health Canada predicts."
> website

 

- Canada - Hey Tories, drop the Marijuana issue: pollster - Macleans.Ca
> more

 

- Medical Marijuana Patients Oppose Health Canada Changes - Sunny Freeman - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more

 

- Dr. Warren Bell on the cannabis conundrum. "Cannabis works". - CommonGround.Ca
> more 

 

- ‘Mommy lobby’ emerges as a powerful advocate for medical marijuana for children - WashingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Marijuana legalization on cusp of mass acceptance.  In long journey, drug soars from illegal to popular - Marc Fisher - BostonGlobe.com
> more

 

- Canada - BC - Jobs - Tilray, A Medical Marijuana Company, Hosts Hiring Fair In Nanaimo - HQCowichanValley.com
> more

 

Hemp - Canada - Growing hemp on Alberta farms - GlobalNews.Ca
100,000 acres planted in Canada
> more

Fri Feb 28, 2014 

- Marijuana will be the single best investment idea of the next decade - Todd Harrison - Article and Video - Finance.Yahoo.com
> more

 

- Canada - Whistler Medical Marijuana Co granted it's license from Health Canada
> website

 

- Canada - OrganiGram's Jim Laffoley hopes Medical Marijuana growing facility will be open by end of March - CBC.CA
> more

 

- Canada - Medical Marijuana patients can remain anonymous in lawsuit - CBC.CA
> more

 

Marc Emery Prison Blog: How I Began My Plan to Overgrow the Government - CannabisCulture.com
> more 

 

- Editorial - Legal Marijuana and the teenage brain - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

 

- The History of Cannabis in Canada – Part 1: A Crucial World Commodity - Dana Larsen - CannabisCulture.com
> more

 

- USA - Pot Pushback Goes Up in Smoke: $20 Billion Economy Awaits Marijuana Legalization - Finance.Yahoo.com
> more

 

- USA - Medical Marijuana workers start unionizing with government help - RT.com
> more

Thurs Feb 27, 2014

- Canada - Patients may defy new Medical Marijuana laws - CTVnews.Ca
Edith fears that her quality of life will diminish if she can no longer afford the  Marijuana.
“I won’t have a life left,” she said. “I will be back bed-ridden, unable to be able to support myself.”
> more

 

- Canada - Cancelling the pot ‘mess’ - Terry Smith - Letter to the editor - SquamishChief.com
> more

 

- USA - Alaska pot-legalization initiative clears signature hurdle to qualify for ballot - WashingtonTimes.com
> more

 

- Kevin O'Leary - Legal pot like 'alcohol after Prohibition': Video and Article - CNBC.com
> TV show link 

 

- USA - Pivotal Point Is Seen as More States Consider Legalizing Marijuana - NYTimes.com
> more

 

- Christian Marijuana Dispensary Reconciles Dogma and Dope While Battling the IRS "I prayed to the Lord and God said ‘Open up a pot shop' - Time.com
> more

 

- Will Mexican Cartels Survive Marijuana Legalization? - Fusion.Net
> more

Wed Feb 26, 2014

USA - Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition - RAMPgop.Org
> more

- Press Release - Health Canada Approved Volcano Medic Vaporizer used for Medical Marijuana to be Distributed by CanniMed Ltd. (Looks like the selling of Vaporizers by HC Licensed Distributors will be allowed - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- Press Release - MedReleaf Receives Approval from Health Canada to Supply Medical Cannabis to Canadians
> more

 

TV show.  The Marijuana issues.  Zoomer TV.  Denise Donlon, Alan Young, Conrad Black, Neev from CALM, Tracy Curley and Matt Mernagh. Worth watching this one. - Marijuana.Ca
> TV show link 

 

- Just Say No To These 11 Outrageous Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana - HuffingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Canada - New marijuana law stinks - TheProvince.com
> more

 

- USA - A Multi-Billion Dollar Tidal Wave Is Sweeping the USA — This Map Shows the States Cashing in - PolicyMic.com
> more

Tues Feb 25, 2014

- Canada - 1000 Legal Medical Marijuana growers to be shut down in Kelowna, BC - Castanet.net
> more

 

- USA - Rhode Island R.I. Governor Chafee open to exploring Marijuana legalization for recreational use - ProvidenceJournal.com
> more

 

- Meet the man who wants to be Alberta's Marijuana baron and the neighbours who object - Patrick White - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

 

- Investing in Marijuana: a growing interest - Nicolas Johnson - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

 

- Video - Cannabis Career Institute - USAtoday.com
> more

 

- Canada - Toronto - Make a Marijuana corner, downtown: Steven Weisz’s Big Idea - TheStar.com
> more

 

- GW Pharmaceuticals: A different kind of Marijuana company - Nicolas Johnson - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

 

- Press Release - Marijuana Job Fair in Denver, Colorado
> more

 

Hemp - Press Release - CRAiLAR Technologies Adds Hemp Fiber To Global Product Offering
> more

Mon Feb 24, 2014

Cheryl Rose : 'My daughter will die' under new Canadian Medical Marijuana laws.
Hayley has severe epilepsy.  
Video and article - CBC.CA
> more

 

- For Mexico, Legalization is Freedom - Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

 

- Canada - Is pot tax revenue too tempting for government to refuse? - Steve Mertl - ca.news.yahoo.com
> more

 

- Canada - Ontario - WeedMD will set up in the former Imperial Tobacco plant in Aylmer - TillsonburgNews.com
> more

 

Letter of the Week: People should be allowed to grow pot just like vegetables - Peggy Jones - TheProvince.com
> more

 

- USA - Marijuana’s rising acceptance comes after many failures.
Is it now Legalization’s time? Marc Fisher - WashingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Canada - The Willy Wonka Of Weed: How A Chocolate Factory Became A Medical Marijuana Production Facility - Sunny Freeman - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more

 

- How The Cannabis Genome Got Mapped: Q&A With Dr. Jonathan Page - LeafScience.com
> more

 

- The billion-dollar tax bonanza from Colorado’s Marijuana shops - LeaderPost.com
> more

 

- New Medical Marijuana system will lead to widespread fraud - Dana Larsen - VancouverSun.com 
> more

Fri Feb 21, 2014 

- Pro-Marijuana Legalization group, Legalize Canada, looking to support candidates for 2015 election - ca.yahoo.com
> more

 

- Canada - Will legalization of Marijuana be an election issue? TheAquinian.Net
> more

 

- Movie - "Don't legalize it." Trailer Park Boys movie, opening April 18, 2014. :)

 

- USA - How Tax Could Blunt The Growth Of The Legal Marijuana Market - Forbes.com
"In Colorado, the cost per ounce of high grade pot from a retail outlet is now more than double what it costs from an illegal drug dealer. The Tax."
> more

 

- USA - Girl Scout sets up cookie shop outside San Francisco Medical Marijuana club, and sells out of cookies in 45 minutes - ABClocal.go.com
> more

 

- USA - Pot Tax Revenue Estimates Should Start to Turn National Heads - CBSLocal.com
> more

 

- Canada - BC - Richmond - Councillors back Medical Marijuana production by Medijean - RichmondReview.com
> more

 

- South Africa to consider Medical Marijuana bill - AlJazeera.com
> more

 

Hemp - Press Release - Stevia Corp. Enters Hemp Industry as the United States Farm Bill Changes the U.S. Legislative Position on Hemp 
> more

Thurs Feb 20, 2014

Canada - Poll - Half of Conservative Voters back Decriminalizing Marijuana: EKOS Poll
(PM Harper's advisers are likely scratching their heads a bit this am.  Others are buying Justin Trudeau rolling papers.  Can't make this stuff up. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- A Marijuana tidal wave? - Jon Maxfield - USAtoday.com
> more

 

- Canada - Why medical marijuana users are watching a B.C. court challenge closely - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

 

- Canada - Ontario - 20-acre Medical Marijuana farm in works for Norfolk - DelhiNewsRecord.ca
> more

 

Yes, Justin Trudeau Rolling Papers Actually Exist - HuffingtonPost.ca
> more

 

- USA - Colorado governor reveals first Marijuana Tax spending plan - BrandonSun.com
> more

 

- Medical Marijuana and chronic illness - GlobalNews.Ca
> more

 

- Press Release - Ultimate 420 Adventures Announces First Colorado Marijuana Tour.
"Ultimate 420 Adventures, one of Colorado's groundbreaking marijuana tourism destination companies, invites adults from around the world to participate in its first tour, which will occur April 17-21, 2014"
> more

Wed Feb 19, 2014

- USA - Marijuana businesses and banks still need change. New Federal guidelines don't go far enough. - DenverPost.com
> more

 

- Canada - Richmond BC mulls first Medical Marijuana production plant - RichmondReview.com
> more

 

- Mexican lawmakers present Medical Marijuana bill - Reuters.com
> more

 

- Feds' Medical Marijuana Program Abused By Opportunistic Criminals, RCMP Says - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more

Tues Feb 18, 2014 

- Canada - Medical Marijuana Club To Launch Constitutional Challenge After Kamloops Bust - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more

- Colorado Medical Marijuana aids kids with seizures, worries doctors - SFgate.com
> more

- Medical Marijuana Explored To Help Stop HIV Infection Using THC Component - IBTimes.com
> more

- Marijuana use leaves Olympics doping officials striving for balance - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

- Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana - New York Times
> more

Hemp - Kentucky Preps for Hemp Production - GuardianLV.com
> more 

Mon Feb 17, 2014

- U.S. to let banks do business with Licensed Marijuana businesses: officials - WashingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Medical marijuana poses new problems for Metro Vancouver - VancouverSun.com
> more

 

- Alberta's College of Physicians makes things difficult for access - Sandra Hunter - HuffingtonPost.ca
> more

Fri Feb 14, 2014

- Canada - Thunderbird Biomedical gets a Production License from Health Canada to grow and sell Medical Marijuana
> ThunderbirdBiomedical.Ca

 

- CBC News - Why the U.S. is going to pot, and other liberal adventures.
There is a new greening of American society, Neil Macdonald writes.

> more

 

- USA - Conservative Oklahoma grandfather changed his mind on Medical Marijuana, here’s why - Kfor.com
> more

 

- Canada - Portage on verge of Medical Marijuana Production Plant, Medical Manitoba Green - BrandonSun.com
> more

 

- Canada - Tilray coming to Nanaimo - "We'll be hiring," said Tilray vice president of patient research and services, Philippe Lucas.  Construction budget for its Nanaimo facility exceeds $10 million. - NanaimoDailyNews.com
> more

 

- Mexico City mulls Legalizing sale of Marijuana for Adult use - MetroNews.Ca
> more 

 

Hemp - Press Release - Living Harvest - Tempt Launches First Ever Hemp Tofu
> more

 

- Press Release - USA - Primco Management Enters into Preliminary Agreement for Launch of Initial Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center
> more

Thurs Feb 13, 2014

- Canada - Winnipeg - Charges dropped against Hemp Haven owner, who sells glass pipes - MetroNews.Ca
> more

 

- Canada - Ottawa - Councillors approve new Medical Marijuana rules - Davod Reevely - Ottawa Citizen
> more

 

- USA - Members of Congress Push Obama to Soften Marijuana Rules -Time.com
> more

 

- For Marijuana magazine, these are high and heady times - USAToday.com
> more

 

- Italian court strikes down Marijuana drug law blamed for prison crowding - ChicagoTribune.com
> more

 

- Colorado sued in Federal court for blocking Marijuana Advertising - Reuters.com
> more 

 

- You Can Already Order Marijuana Delivery In the State of Washington - HuffingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Two State of Rhode Island legislators propose Legalizing Recreational Marijuana - Reuters.com
> more

Tues Feb 11, 2014

- Canada - Law banning private compassion clubs that sell medical marijuana is unconstitutional, B.C. men say - NationalPost.com
> more

 

- Poll: Coloradans still support Marijuana Legalization - DenverPost.com
> more

 

- USA - Security (article and Video) : Career switch: From pot busters to pot protectors - CNBC.com
> more

 

- Sensible B.C. returns with a Victoria rally to reform marijuana laws - Straight.com
> more

 

- USA - Florida - Bills to legalize medical marijuana introduced in Florida - Reuters.com
"This bill puts patients before politics," said Cathy Jordan of Parrish, president of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, who has lived 28 years with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig Disease."
> more

 

- Canada - Charlottetown city council voted Monday night to restrict medical marijuana production facilities to areas zoned industrial. - CBC.CA
> more 

 

- Schapelle Corby released from Indonsian prison after 9 years, must stay in Bali until 2017 - TheProvince.com
> more

 

- USA - Medical Marijuana gains traction in the Deep South - BusinessWeek.com
> more

Mon Feb 10, 2014

- Canada - Medicinal Marijuana: By the Numbers - How many doctors will possibly sign? - OttawaCitizen.com
> more

 

- USA - Marijuana backers hit a political chord.  Lawmakers try to tap into fervor for legalization - Matt Viser - BostonGlobe.com
> more

 

- At pot convention, business is strong — and potent - USAtoday.com
> more

 

- Canada - Ready set grow! Medicinal pot industry prepares to meet demand - CTVnews.ca
> more

 

- Why so munchy? Marijuana shown to ramp up sense of smell - NewScientist.com
> more

 

- Canada - Winnipeg - It's high time to end crackdown on head shops - Barley Kives - WinnipegFreePress.com
> more

Fri Feb 7, 2014 

- Canada - Ontario - Medical Marijuana – Preliminary Consultation - The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario - Your input is requested
> more

 

- Canada - Alberta - Lisa Kirkman's very serious ongoing issues with Alberta Health Services
> more

 

- Canada - John Berfelo, patient, very concerned and scared about losing access to his medicine that he grows himself - Video & Article - CTVnews.ca
> more

 

- Uruguay President, Joese Mujica, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Marijuana Legalization - DigitalJournal.com
> more

 

- Canada - Ontario - Smiths Falls - Ontario town sets hopes on Medical Marijuana facility - GlobalNews.Ca
> more  

Thurs Feb 6, 2014

- Canada - Winnipeg - Head shops being harassed, biz owner says - WinnipegFreePress.com
> more

 

US Federal Government Legalizes Hemp in certain states - WashingtonPost.com
> more

 

- USA - Video - Deputy Drug Czar Admits Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol - Eric W. Dolan - RawStory.com
> more

 

- Pennsylvania - Can Marijuana Make John Hanger Governor?
Democrat says Pennsylvanians are so fed up with the war on drugs that they’ll join his campaign. - Phillymag.com

> more

 

- Surprising New Study Finds Legalizing Marijuana Can Reduce Suicide Rates - PolicyMic.com
> more  

 

- Sports - Antonio Cromartie on NFL's marijuana policy: 'We're just going to do it anyway' - NJ.com
> more  

 

- The best cities to live in, for Marijuana lovers - CNBC.com
> more  
 

Wed Feb 5, 2014

- USA - Washington DC city council votes to Decriminalize Marijuana.
Possession of an ounce or less of marijuana punishable by a civil fine of $25 - WashingtonTimes.com
(The White House is in Washington DC. The President of the United States lives in the White House, in Washington DC.
Hello?
The Marijuana Prohibition staggers and stumbles towards it's own demise.  -  Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

Alaska will Vote This Summer on whether to Legalize Marijuana for Adult use - ADN.com
> more

 

- Canada - City of Ottawa working out where to allow Medical Marijuana growing - OttawaSun.com
> more

 

- Canada - Conservative MP Williamson Attacks Trudeau's 'Pot Plan' - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more

 

- USA - Mark Kleiman Concedes That Obama Has The Power To Reclassify Marijuana Yet Claims It's Ignorant To Say So - Jacob Sullum - Forbes.com
> more  

 

- Medical Marijuana school opening in Florida - FirstCoastNews.com
> more  

 

- Why the Dutch May Take a Leaf From New U.S. Marijuana Laws - BusinessWeek.com
> more   

Mon Feb 3, 2014

- Uruguay - Legally high: Marijuana Cultivation courses open in Uruguay, where Marijuana is now Legal - RT.com
> more

 

- USA - Op-Ed: Legalization of Marijuana biggest yawn in Colorado since Y2K. - Robert Weller - DigitalJournal.com
> more

 

- Canada - Ontario - Norfolk braces for industrial scale Medical Marijuana production - SimcoeReformer.Ca
> more

 

- Colorado Pot Tourism - TheDailyBeast.com
> more

 

- Some Seniors benefit from Medical Marijuana - Forbes.com
> more  

 

- Holland - Why Dutch mayors want to cultivate Marijuana - Independent.co.uk
'We have a bizarre system of banning and allowing cannabis at the same time'
> more  

 

- Malaysia - Possible Death Penalty - French woman, four others held in Malaysia Marijuana raid - DigitalJournal.com
> more   

Fri Jan 31, 2014

- Globe and Mail - The ins and outs of owning a retail Marijuana store in Colorado - Sean Stanleigh
> more

 

- Dueling Marijuana Billboards At The Super Bowl - Jacob Sullum - Forbes.com
> more

 

- Pot entrepreneurs seeing green in leadup to 'Stoner Bowl' / Super Bowl - Jonathan Kaminsky - Canoe.Ca
> more

 

- New Hampshire Senate Votes to Study Industrial Hemp - Boston.com
> more

 

- Press Release - London Drugs to carry hemp protein products
> more  

Thurs Jan 30, 2014

- Justin Trudeau makes all the "right" moves on Senate reform, energy policy, and Marijuana - Charlie Smith - Straight.com
> more

 

- Canada - Marijuana patients hope police won't enforce new Medical  Marijuana Laws - CBC.CA
> more 

 

- Canada - Ontario - Town of Smiths Falls celebrates Tweed Inc's Medical Marijuana license.  Marijuana industry to bring up to 100 jobs to the former Hershey’s chocolate plant - CBC.CA 
> more

 

- Canada - Half-baked prohibition - Austin M. Davis - Moose Jaw Times
> more

 

- ScientificAmerican.com - Revisiting data casts doubt on the link between heavy Marijuana use and declining IQ
> more

 

- USA - Legal Marijuana: a Tale of Two Coasts
> more 

 

Hemp Legalization Could Help American Farmers - GuardianLV.com
> more 

Wed Jan 29, 2014

- Canada - (Video & article) - Canadian Medical Marijuana users may face shortage.  Critics say government hasn't issued enough licenses to meet demand when regulations change in April 2014 - CBC.Ca
> more

 

- Canada - Tweed Inc. is seeking a Canadian stock exchange listing after winning a federal license to grow Medical Marijuana at a former chocolate factory in Ontario - CBC.CA
> more 

 

- Social etiquette takes shape within the Marijuana Community - Chase Olivarius-Mcallister - DurangoHerald.com
> more

 

- Canada - Why marijuana befuddles me - Paul Adams - iPolitics.Ca
> more

 

- Let 50 Cannabis Flowers Bloom.  Federalism avoids the need for a national consensus on Marijuana - Jacob Sullum - Reason.com
> more

 

- USA - Colorado - "I think everyone, including industry insiders, are surprised at the demand and the way the retail market has kicked off in Denver," said Ron Throgmartin, CEO of Diego Pellicer Worldwide, a company that provides work space and retail space for the Marijuana industry. - CBSNews.com
> more 

 

- USA - Hemp going legit in USA federal farm bill agreement, some wonder if marijuana is far behind - Kristen Wyatt - BrandonSun.com
> more 

Daily - Tues Jan 28, 2014

- Canada Future -

Legal Marijuana
in Canada,
‘only a matter of time’:
Kash Heed.

“We will have a regulated market for Marijuana in Canada for Recreational Adult Use in Three to Four years, regardless of who is in power in Ottawa.
Whether it’s the Conservatives, the Liberals or even the NDP,” Kash Heed said.
Kash Heed was previously a : Police officer, Head of the Vancouver Police Department Drug Unit, West Vancouver Police Chief, BC MLA, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General of British Columbia. - PeaceArchNews.com
> more

 

- USA - Latest Poll -  Majority of Americans (55%) support efforts to Legalize Marijuana and allow businesses to sell it to Adults - NBCNews.com
> more 

 

- Colorado - Video and Article - Colorado catered party at Space Gallery in Denver - Edible Event - Telegraph.co.uk
> more

 

- Will Legal Marijuana Mean Fewer Drug Addicts?  "Isn’t it possible that marijuana acts as a gateway drug for some people because they buy those other drugs from the same guy?" - Bloomberg.com
> more

 

- Marijuana Debate Rises After Obama’s Comments - GuardianLV.com
> more

 

- Marijuana Football - Seattle Seahawks Coach, Pete Carroll: NFL should look into medicinal marijuana - TorontoSun.com
> more 

 

- Analysis: Florida Democrats may get buzz from Medical Marijuana - Reuters.com
(headline writers love their puns, eh. - Marijuana.Ca) 
> more 

Mon Jan 27, 2014 

- Colombia urges global approach to legalising drugs - DigitalJournal.com
(Uruguay is the first country to Legalize.  There's strong potential for a domino effect. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- Canada - Ottawa Medical Marijuana Distribution location only.  "Mehra does not want to grow Medical Marijuana. He just wants to store and sell it to people with prescriptions from their doctors." - Jon Willing - Canoe.ca
> more 

 

- Canada - Medical Marijuana helped Marie regain her life, after a brain aneurism was found embedded in her optical nerve. - Orangeville.com
> more

 

- US pot revolution gathers strength - William Marsden - Canada.com
> more

 

- Ten Photos from the 1950's Of When Marijuana Grew All Over Brooklyn, And The Men Who Destroyed It All - HuffingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Nick Gillespie Slams Obama. - "Obama’s Unfathomable, Bottomless, Contemptible Cowardice on Pot". "The public supports pot legalization. So why can't politicians go along with a massive and still-growing majority of Americans" - Time Magazine 
> more 

Fri Jan 24, 2014

- USA - U.S. Attorney General  Eric Holder - Legal Marijuana Businesses Should Have Access to Banks.  - The New York Times
(This is another step towards the US Federal Government allowing the Legalized Marijuana for Adults System in Colorado and Washington State to move forward.  In Canada,... If the Liberals, NDP, Conservatives and Greens are not paying attention to this closely, they should be.  The Marijuana Prohibition is over.  Get over it, and let's bring Canada into the 21st century on this issue, now. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- England - Guidelines tell airport workers to not arrest passengers caught carrying Marijuana - DailyMail.com
> more 

 

- Obama’s Pot Comments Promoting Further Legalization? - WebProNews.com
The president’s views “will influence people throughout the country,” Donald Moorse, a Portland, Ore., medical marijuana dispensary owner, told the paper. “I think that’s why he made the comments.”

> more

 

- Canada - Ontario man says he sold pot to support autistic son - TorontoSun.com
> more

 

- USA - The President Forgets To Lie About Marijuana, And Prohibitionists Are Outraged - Jacob Sullum - Forbes.com
> more

 

- Roger Goodell Says NFL Would Consider Allowing Medical Marijuana for football players - BleacherReport.com 
> more 

Thurs Jan 23, 2014

- USA - CBS News Poll : Majority of Americans now support Legal Marijuana - CBSNews.com
> more

 

- Trudeau says : Canada would benefit from keeping an eye on legalized marijuana experiences in U.S. - Bill Graveland - GlobeAndMail.com
> more 

 

- Canada - MDs fear pressure to OK Medical Marijuana use.
Use of medical marijuana expected to explode with rule changes - WinnipegFreePress.com

> more

 

- Prisoner posts selfie with home-grown marijuana plant in his prison cell - Metro.co.uk
(You know how this ended. Marijuana.Ca) 
> more

 

- Texas family moving to Colorado, as they want Medical Marijuana for Hannah, their 3-year-old daughter that has Dravet Syndrome, a severe and progressive form of epilepsy.  She has 50 to 100 seizures a day. - Kvue.com
> more

 

Hemp - American Farm Bureau calls for end to federal ban on hemp production - Janet Patton - Kentucky.com 
> more
 

Wed Jan 22, 2014 

- Canada - Toronto's Consumer-Friendly Med Pot Bylaw - Matt Mernagh - CannabisCulture.com
> more

 

- The 2014 Super Bowl Has Been Dubbed the Marijuana Bowl, Which Is Just Fantastic - eonline.com
> more 

 

Marijuana Prohibition leads to harder drug use. - SimcoeReformer.Ca
> more

 

- Anti-Pot Group Regrets The Repeal Of Alcohol Prohibition - Jacob Sullum - Forbes.com 
> more

 

- Canada - Ontario - Pickering - Three medical marijuana producers could be coming to Pickering - Jillian Follert - DurhamRegion.com
> more

 

- Press Release - Advanced Cannabis Solutions, Inc. Secures $30 Million Credit Facility 
> more 

Tues Jan 21, 2014

- Canada - Zero-tolerance policy behind pot possession in Saskatoon - Saskatoon police Sgt. Dean Hoover says those who choose to break the law also make the choice to get a criminal record. - CKOM.com
(The Canadian Marijuana Prohibition Law is an ass.  It needs to be changed immediately. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- Canada - Calgary - Pot smokers don’t deserve criminal records - Kathleen Parker - CalgaryHerald.com
"Marijuana isn’t necessarily harmless — abuse is abuse — but adults should be able to consume it without fear of legal repercussions, just as we consume alcohol."
> more 

 

- Canada - Calgary - Colorado's Marijuan industry is sure to entice Calgarians.  "I glimpsed the economic earthquake to come in the first week of January, 2014" Kevin Brooker - CalgaryHerald.com
> more

 

- USA - The Super Bowl - Football - Seattle vs. Denver - The two states first to legalize Marijuana will also be this year's contenders at the U.S.'s most popular sporting event. - PolicyMic.com 
> more

 

- Why Colorado and Washington Were Wise to Legalize Pot - Scott Shane - Entrepreneur.com
> more

 

- USA - California - Stockton entrepreneur saw future in pot, now is going to prison - SanLuisObispo.com
> more

 

- As Uruguay moves to Legalise Marijuana, is the ‘war on drugs’ finished? - Metro.co.uk
‘For most Latin American countries, this is not a rhetorical war,’ said Rolles. ‘It’s very real and involves horrific violence on a daily basis. The region’s carried a heavier burden than any other and they’ve had enough. Serving heads of state are now lining up to condemn the war on drugs and support reform. Momentum’s building rapidly. Uruguay is just the first domino.’
> more

Mon Jan 20, 2014

- Time Magazine: President Obama talks about Marijuana Legalization: (Colorado and Washington State Initiatives) ‘It’s Important for It to Go Forward’ - President Obama - Reasoning based in biased criminal justice system - Sam Frizell - Time.com
> more

 

- 'I like weed, and I'm a good person': Pot smokers fight stereotypes - CNN.com
> more 

 

- Medical Marijuana production in Canada set for dramatic change - Brian Hutchinson - NationalPost.com
> more

 

- USA - Relaxed pot rules boost demand for "munchies" - Kim Peterson - CBSNews.com
> more

 

- Increases in the cost of pot will hurt those on fixed incomes - Laila Yuile - 24hrs.ca
> more

 

- Canada - New Brunswick - Firm eyes Medical Marijuana market - TheChronicleHerald.Ca
> more

 

- 6 problems with Marijuana Legaqlization - Matt Essert - PolicyMic.com
> more

Fri Jan 17, 2014

- USA - DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) admits Marijuana Legalization 'scares us'. - RT.com
(Not sure what's scary about a responsible adult having a toke in the privacy of their own home, or buying Marijuana from a store that pays taxes.  Maybe it's the fear of the coming budget cuts to the DEA that will result from the End of The War on Marijuana  -  Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- Canada’s patchwork Marijuana policy: How possession charges vary from city to city - Craig Offman and Ann Hui - GlobeAndMail.com
> more 

 

- Canada - Yellowknife couple get 5 months for growing Medical Marijuana, and will serve their sentence under house arrest.  Justice Virginia Schuler said she believes the MacNearney's were growing marijuana mainly to treat Kim MacNearney's chronic back pain. - CBC.CA
> more

 

Peace Naturals - Mark Gobuty is at the helm of a company that is genetically testing marijuana plants to create ailment-specific strains for a new commercial market - Isabel Teotonio - TheStar.com
> more

 

- Marijuana Legalization Will Hurt Mexican Cartels, But How Much? - Bernd Debusmann, Jr., StopTheDrugWar.Org
> more

 

- Canada - BC - Richmond bans Legal Medical Marijuana businesses. - RichmondReview.com
> more

 

- Medical marijuana rule change means expansion for B.C. business that connects patients with doctors. - CBC.CA
> more

Thurs Jan 16, 2014

- USA - Washington, D.C., panel approves Decriminalizing Marijuana, and making it a ticketable offence like a parking ticket. - Lacey Johnson - ChicagoTribune.com
> more

 

- USA - The New Hampshire House just became the first state body to OK pot sales, group says - WashingtonPost.com
(This is quite significant, since it's politicians choosing to do this at the state level for the first time.  Colorado and Washington State changes happened because of citizen led initiatives.  Changes can happen very quickly when politicians shift their positions - Marijuana.Ca)
> more 

 

- Don't just Legalize Marijuana, free prior offenders - Matthew Fleischer - LaTimes.com
> more

 

- Canada - BC - Sooke - Editorial -Marijuana use must be decriminalized - SookEnewsMirror.com
> more

 

- Colorado airport installs 'amnesty' boxes for pot users - Erik Ortiz - NBC News
> more

 

- Internationally-renowned expert Dr. Mark Ware speaks of why he got into researching the effects of Medical Marijuana on pain. - Isabel Teotonio - TheStar.com
> more

 

Hemp - New Jersey Senate Unanimously Approves Hemp Legalization Legislation - TheWeedBlog.com
> more

Wed Jan 15, 2014

- Italian city of Turin votes in favor of Legalizing Marijuana - RT.com
> more

 

- USA - CNN - Colorado - 'Everything was funny': CNN Reporter, Randi Kaye, gets high during Colorado Marijuana Legalisation report - Independent.ie
> more 

 

- Canada - Simcoe - Editorial - The buzz on the street - Monte Sonnenberg - SimcoeReformer.Ca
"Harper needs to watch it. He could be on a collision course with historic change."

> more

 

- Marijuana 'the next great American industry'.  Companies trying to attract investors as more states buy into Marijuana's Legalization - Alison Bloomberg - VancouverSun.com
> more

 

- Canada - Health Canada's Marijuana Disposal Advice Overlooks The Obvious - Jim Bronskill - HuffingtonPost.Ca  "The order to destroy leftover pot is "ridiculous" and a "travesty," said the HIV-positive Wilcox, who is licensed to grow Medical Marijuana that helps diminish painful side effects of treatment."
> more

 

- Faces of Pot: The recreational user.  Eddie Enes was 12 years old the first time he smoked pot. By the time he was 14, he was smoking marijuana almost every day. Now 23, Enes still gets high daily. Isabel Teotonio - TheStar.com
> more

Tues Jan 14, 2014

- Canada - Marc Emery: Marijuana Legalization vs. the Conservative Party in Election 2015 - CannabisCulture.com
> more

 

- Canada - Bedrocan, latest company to get Health Canada license to grow and sell Medical Marijuana in Canada.
(Initially, they will import from The Netherlands, then will grow in Canada in 2015 - Marijuana.Ca)
> Bedrocan press release 

 

- Medical Marijuana User, Matt Mernagh, has scoliosis, fibromyalgia, depression and seizures caused by a rare brain tumour. - Isabel Teotonio - TheStar.com
> more

 

- Canada - Toronto - Medical Marijuana: Toronto staff back to drawing board for pot bylaw.
City’s planning committee wants more consumer friendly outlets. Betsy Powell - TheStar.com

> more

 

- USA - Colorado to launch 'don't drive stoned' ads with U.S. FEDERAL funding - Keith Coffman - CalgarySun.com
> more

 

- Colorado - Marijuana Edibles - Pastries, brownies, energy bars, flavoured drinks and more - America.AlJazeera.com
> more

 

- Canada - Ontario - Chatham Kent - Medical Marijuana Plans Moving Forward - BlackburnNews.com
> more

Mon Jan 13, 2014

- Canada - Stop Pretending Marijuana Prohibition Protects Children - Michael Bolen - HuffingtonPost.Ca
> more

 

- Parents move to Colorado for cannabidiol oil, a derivative of Marijuana, which is used to treat children with seizure-related conditions. - LeaderPost.com
> more 

 

- USA - High Hopes and Blunt Truths for the $2.3 Billion Legal Marijuana Market - Reuters.com
> more

 

- The NFL should let its players smoke pot - Steve Fox - WashingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Growing acceptance of marijuana will influence policies in this year. In a week-long series, the Star looks at the people most impacted by the drug - TheStar.com
> more

 

- Toronto - Faces of Pot - Vapour Lounge - TheStar.com
> more

 

Press Release - CanniMed Offers Seamless Transition for Veterans Who Rely on Medical Marijuana for Care
> more

Fri Jan 10, 2014

- USA - Colorado stores run out of Marijuana.   "We are currently out of recreational cannabis. Please check back tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience." 100,000 customers in the first 9 days. - NationalPost.com
> more

 

- Canada - Peter MacKay - Justice Minister - Medical marijuana ‘completely fine'.  Justice Minister says many ill Canadians find comfort in Medical Marijuana. - CBC.CA
> more 

 

- Canada - Marijuana Activist Dana Larsen Moving Sensible BC Forward For Second Round - CannabisCulture.com
> more

 

- Economist.com - Marijuana Legalisation - Colorado embarks on an unprecedented experiment
> more

 

- Canada - Toronto Sun - Mayor Rob Ford says feds should examine Decriminalizing Marijuana - Don Peat
(* Toronto Sun poll at that page currently has 87% of respondents saying Yes - to: "Should the Canadian government decriminalize marijuana?" - Marijuana.Ca)

> more

 

- Marijuana stocks soar as speculators see green - FinancialPost.com
> more

 

Hemp - Tractor parts made from Hemp may soon sprout in farmers’ fields - AlbertaFarmExpress.Ca
> more

Thurs Jan 9, 2014 

Alaska Takes Step to Becoming Next State to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Recreational use.  Legalization could be on the ballot in August - Katy Steinmetz - Time Magazine
> more

 

- Canada - Health Canada's War on Medical Marijuana Patients - Steve Finley and Scott McCluskey - CannabisCulture.com
> more 

 

- Vancouver Medical Marijuana clinic promised for Nova Scotia.  Medicinal Cannabis Resource Centre arranges Health Canada authorizations for Medical Marijuana use. - Paul Withers - CBC.CA
> more

 

- Recreational pot sales in Colorado surpass $5 million in first week - RT.com
> more

 

- Torah - Where Marijuana and Torah meet - Legalizing pot in Israel might upset military stability, says author Yoseph Needelman; but then again, it could also bring about peace. - Ilene Prusher - HaAaretz.com
> more

 

- Press Release - Cannabis Career Institute Launches in New Jersey to Teach Legal Principles of Cannabis Business Entrepreneurship on Saturday, January 11th, 2014
> more

Wed Jan 8, 2014

- USA - CNN/Opinion Research Poll: USA Majority wants Marijuana Legalized - WashingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Canada - Justin Trudeau has a lot riding on Colorado pot experiment: Tim Harper -TheStar.com
> more 

 

- Canada - How the new Medical Marijuana rules will punish patients. - Jenna Valleriani - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

 

- Canada - Video interview - Peace Naturals CEO & Founder Mark Gobuty at Vapor Central.  (Click the play button, as link to external page is broken.)
> more

 

- Canada - Medical Marijuana producer and seller applicant, Tweed, could soon be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange - CBC.CA
> more

 

- The Willy Wonka of Pot, DJ Short - Grantland.com
> more

Tues Jan 7, 2014

- Canada - Calgary woman, Lisa Kirkman, protesting Medical Marijuana ban in Alberta hospitals, is on a hunger strike and planning a Vape Out at an Alberta Health Services facility - MetroNews.Ca
> more

 

- Canada - Marc Emery Plans Anti-Conservative Tour After Prison Release in later 2014 - HuffingtonPost.Ca
(The Canadian government should step up and sign the papers to allow Marc Emery to serve the rest of his prison term in Canada.  This is something that the US government has already agreed to. - Marijuana.Ca)

> more 

 

- Patents - As Medical Marijuana is widely legalised, China cashes in on an unprecedented boom. The country holds hundreds of patents relating to the herb, which means more profits as decriminalisation spreads globally. - Independent.co.UK
(Patenting of Medicinal Marijuana is likely to be a negative development for patients in need, as per access and affordability, especially for those patients who are at the lowest income strata. - Marijuana.Ca)

> more

 

- Rolling Stone Magazine - The Great Marijuana Experiment: A Tale of Two Drug Wars - Bruce Barcott
> more

 

- Medicinal Marijuana companies want to set roots in Uruguay after passage of new law - EdmontonJournal.com
> more

 

Hemp - Is Industrial Hemp the Ultimate Energy Crop? - Thomas Prade, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - TheEpochTimes.com
> more

Mon Jan 6, 2014

- Legal Marijuana for Adults in Colorado and Washington State - "It seems inevitable that unless this trial crashes in spectacular fashion, other states will join the Green Rush." - Gary Mason -  GlobeAndMail.com
(Canada should Legalize, as well. Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- Globe and Mail Editorial - With pot legalization, Colorado lights up a big experiment - "Thanks to Colorado’s decision, we’ll have the ability to more thoughtfully answer these and other questions. The state is conducting a pot legalization experiment that the rest of the continent can learn from. Canadians should watch closely, keep an open mind – and refrain from passing judgement one way or the other until the smoke has cleared." Globe and Mail 
(While cautious and hesitant, this is a noticeable shift for the Globe and Mail editorial board, that traditionally has been opposed to a Regulated System for Marijuana for Adults.  This trend is apparent across many larger traditional media outlets.  The Prohibition is finally falling apart. - Marijuana.Ca)

> more 

 

- Colorado’s Pot Shops Say They’ll Be Sold Out Any Day Now - Brad Tuttle - Time Magazine
> more

 

- Why Legal Weed is Working in Colorado.  Inside the debut of the world's first retail marijuana market - Alex Altman - Time Magazine
> more

 

New York State set to allow limited use of medical marijuana; Cuomo will use administrative power, not law - WindsorStar.com
> more

 

Peru calls for debate on the legalization of marijuana - RT.com  "Peru should consider legalizing marijuana", the former head of the country’s National Drug Control Commission has said.
> more

Fri Jan 3, 2014

- Legal Marijuana stores in Colorado had long lines but few problems. The world was watching as Colorado had 24 shops opened Wednesday January 1, 2014, most of them in Denver, Legally selling Marijuana to Adults over 21, for the first time. TorontoStar.com
> more

 

- USA - Price of legal marijuana Rises Sharply in Colorado - NBCNews.com
> more 

 

- Phillipines reacts to changes in Colorado : Philippines won't yet Legalize Marijuana - Louis Bacani - PhilStar.com
> more

 

- How will sports leagues handle Legal Marijuana it? - Doug Smith - TorontoStar.com
> more

 

- Marijuana/Cannabidol good for skin - HuffingtonPost.com
> more

 

Hemp - Colorado adopts hemp regulations - Chieftain.com
> more

Thurs Jan 2, 2014

- Canada - BC - The Colorado Effect - GlobalNews.Ca
Sensible BC plans to relaunch its campaign next year, and believes it will be an easier sell here once Canadians see Colorado collect an estimated 70 million dollars in taxes from the sale of Marijuana to Adults, and that does not include a multi-billion dollar secondary industry.
> more

 

- Colorado Legalizes Marijuana for recreational use.  Stores now open. - Globe and Mail
> more 

 

- 1st legal Recreational Marijuana industry opens in the USA; 'I thought I'd never see the day' - CTVNews.Ca
> more

 

- "Colorado is going to prove that Regulating Marijuana for Adult Use, works, and it won't be long before more states follow our lead," said the Marijuana Policy Project, one of the groups that campaigned for the new law. - LeaderPost.com
> more

Wed Jan 1, 2014

USA - History is being made right now, January 1st, 2014.
Recreational Marijuana retail stores for Adults over 21 have opened in the State of Colorado.  Washington State will follow in mid 2014.

The Prohibition continues to crumble.
* Marijuana.Ca just spoke on the phone with the facility manager of Cannabis 3D Center (www.3dmmc.com), in Denver, Colorado.  They are open for business for Adults over 21 with id, doing brisk sales, and the line to get in the store goes out around the block!  He said everyone is in a really good mood. :) 

> general CBC.Ca news link

 

- Canada - Calgary Police Chief Rick Hanson says while he has never smoked marijuana, he feels a better plan is needed before legalization is even considered.
"We are heading down that path ... so let's do it properly," he said.

> more 

 

- Medical Marijuana Breakthroughs of 2013 - LeafScience.com
> more

 

- Marijuana Tourism in Colorado & Washinton State - Canoe.Ca
> more

Tues Dec 31, 2013

- Legal Marijuana sales start January 1, 2014 in Colorado and Washington State.  Gleaming showrooms set for Colorado’s Legal Marijuana for Adults - USAtoday.com
> more

 

- Big Marijuana: Is It The Future? - Karsten Strauss - Forbes.com
> more 

 

- Tommy Chong on Marijuana Legalization: Everyone is waking up to the truth - RawStory.com
> more

 

- Marijuana demand, prices likely to skyrocket in Colorado - UPI.com
> more

Mon Dec 30, 2013

- USA - Weldon Angelos got 55 Years In Prison For Marijuana - PoliticalBlindSpot.com  Sign a petition to have him pardoned by President Obama
> more

 

- Video - Colorado Prepares For First Recreational Marijuana Sales - Tele-Management.Ca
> more 

 

- Pitfalls abound as legal marijuana sales begin in Colorado, Washington - TheProvince.com
> more

 

- Get Ready For The Marijuana Boom To Hit Uruguay.  Plan to create and regulate world's first national marijuana market popular with many By Leonardo Haberkorn - BusinessInsider.com
> more

 

- Police, media misled British Columbians on marijuana, new book claims - James Keller - GlobeAndMail.com
> more 

 

- The Anointed One: Did Jesus Perform His Miracles with Cannabis Oil? - David Bienenstock - Vice.com
> more

 

Press Release - O.penVAPE/Organa Labs Now Offering an Opportunity to License the TOP Cannabis Products and Extraction Processes in Your State
> more

Tues Dec 24, 2013
* Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Marijuana.Ca! *

- Drug Maker Will Soon Hold Patent On THC, CBD As Cancer Cure - LeafScience.com
(What are the implications of this? Marijuana.Ca will find out.)

> more

- Canada - Video - The Peace Naturals Project, Legal Medical Marijuana - 6$ a gram, or 3$ a gram if you are on disability. Owner Mark Gobuty says the Ontario company's aim is to help people. - OttawaCitizen.com
> more

- Time Magazine - Colorado Issues More Than 300 Licenses for Marijuana Businesses - David Stout
> more

- Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot - Argentina and Chile - Simeon Tegel
> more

- USA - Denver pot bakery sees business quadruple and predicts more growth next year.  Recreational pot sales become legal on Jan. 1 - TheDenverChannel.com
> more
 

 

Mon Dec 23, 2013

- Canada - Medical marijuana users fear prices are about to soar - Linda Nguyen - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

 

- USA - A.P. Poll Finds Falling Resistance To Marijuana Legalization - Jacob Sullum - Forbes.com
> more

 

- Video - Medical Marijuana infused products. Creams, Baked goods, Chocolate, Ice Cream, Drinks and more. - 60 Minutes - CBSnews.com
> more

 

- Colorado resorts brace for Marijuana Tourism - FirstCoastNews.com
> more

 

- Canada - Calgary police chief deems federal marijuana reforms ‘a total and complete mess’ - Jeremy Nolais - MetroNews.Ca
> more 

 

- USA - Denver - On Monday night the City Council moved to decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of marijuana by people ages 18 through 20. - Robert Weller - DigitalJournal.com
> more

 

Hemp - Press Release - Caravan Rug Corp. Releases Its Hemp Rugs Collection
> more  

Fri Dec 20, 2013

Canada - One day, Pot Prohibition will be a thing of the past. - Stan White - NanaimoBulletin.Com
> more

 

- Canada - Chris Selley: Reefer reform madness - NationalPost.com
> more

 

- USA - Florida - Medical marijuana campaigners in Florida continue to collect signatures as deadline draws near - FirstCoastNews.com
> more

 

- The Science of Smoking Weed: How Marijuana Affects Your Molecules - Brooke Horton - PolicyMic.com
> more

 

- Republican who voted against medical marijuana now investing in pot industry - David Downs - Salon.com
New York State Assemblyman Steve Katz sure has had a change of heart since he was busted for possession.
> more 

 

- USA Marijuana retailers plan for openings - Medical dispensaries have applied for licenses to also offer Marijuana for Adults over 21 - PiqueNewsMagazine.com
> more  

Thurs Dec 19, 2013

- Canada, Justice Minister, Peter MacKay, Hints Conservative Government May Consider Loosening Marijuana Laws, allowing police to issue fines thru tickets, and still retain the ability to lay criminal charges. - HuffingtonPost.ca 
> more

 

- Canada - $11.5 million dollar Health Canada campaign to warn youth of dangers of pot - LeaderPost.com
> more

 

- USA - Washington State Liquor Board reverses on Medical Marijuana, recommends patient home grows - SeattlePi.com
> more

 

- Canada - BC - Langley - Editorial: Odds on keeping Medical Marijuana growers out of ALR gone to pot? - LangleyTimes.com
> more

 

United Nations Drug Policy Divisions Aired - British publications have gotten their hands on a leaked UN document that reveals fundamental splits among nations as the international organization prepares for the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs in 2016. - StopTheDrugWar.Org
> more 

Wed Dec 18, 2013

- The Marijuana issue, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals fight back against the Conservative Prohibitionists - Paul Wells - Macleans.Ca
> more

 

Warm welcome for B.C. pot tourists.
Dan Fumano and John Colebourn - TheProvince.com.
Washington state: Businesses gearing up to meet cross-border demand for newly Legalized Marijuana
> more

 

- Canada - Federal Conservative Government to consider allowing police to ticket people for Marijuana Possession, and to still retain the right to lay criminal charges for possession. - TorontoSun.com
> more

 

- Bill Clinton says attitudes toward legalizing marijuana loosening.  He now supports the rights of countries to make their own choices on this issue. - UPI.com
> more

 

Hemp - Regulations Impeding Hemp Growth, Says Trade Alliance - Kelvin Heppner - PortageOnline.com
> more

Tues Dec 17, 2013

- Could pot-friendly Uruguay supply Canada with Medicinal Marijuana? - news.yahoo.com
> more

 

- The origins of the word ‘˜marijuana’ in the US -America.aljazeera.com
> more

 

- USA - State of Illinois starts Medical Marijuana sales in January 2014 - CBSlocal.com
> more

 

- USA - GrowLife Wants to Be Legal Weed's Financier - BusinessWeek.com
> more

 

- Canada - BC - Farmland right place for legal Medical Marijuana: Langley greenhouse owner - LangleyAdvance.com
> more

Mon Dec 16, 2013

- Canada - The War on BC's Small Pot Farmer. Molly Lynch - TheTyee.Ca
Canada busts the mom n' pop grow-op while fostering the rise of biopharmaceutical marijuana.
> more

 

- Canada - Letter to the Editor - In support of Legal Medical Marijuana - Sonia Domarchuk-White - VernonMorningstar.com
> more

 

USA - Why, Patrick Moen,  former DEA Agent, cop and sheriff's deputy, Left His Job To Help Sell Marijuana - Matt Sledge - HuffingtonPost.com
> more

 

- Alberta firm, GrenEx Pharms, inches toward licence to sell medical marijuana - Jason Van Rassell - Calgary Herald
> more

 

- Pennsylvania police find marijuana wrapped as Christmas presents - UpdatedNews.Ca
> more

Fri Dec 13, 2013

- Canada - BC - Young Surrey woman, Beth Hutchinson, is gone, but her views on Medicinal Marijuana will be heard in Ottawa.  Surrey's David Hutchinson hopes his late daughter's emotional speech on Medical Marijuana may sway the Supreme Court of Canada - TheNowNewspaper.com
> more

 

- Video below - Dan Dicks of Press For Truth delves deep into the world of medicinal cannabis by speaking with patients of the MMAR program who’s lives depend on having reasonable access to this medicine as guaranteed to them in the charter of rights and freedoms.


 

- Legal Recreational Marijuana sales start Jan. 1, 2014 in Colorado, but finding an open store could be tricky - Kristen Wyatt - CalgaryHerald.com
> more

 

- Canada - Medical Marijuana regulations no bargain for patients.  Shaun Fantauzzo - VancouverSun.com  Opinion: Health Canada’s new rules lead patients to either reduce consumption, increase expenditure or pursue illegal alternatives.
> more

 

- Legal Marijuana for Adult use may be coming to California.  The state's third ballot initiative has been filed for 2014. - AlterNet.Org
> more


Thurs
 Dec 12, 2013


Uruguay was right – The World should Legalise Marijuana. - Howard Marks - Financial Times
> more

 

- Uruguay legalizing marijuana breaks drug control treaty, says INCB watchdog - ca.Reuters.com
(Under the false guise of treating this as a health issue, The INCB watchdog prefers to give people criminal records and jailtime for Marijuana Use.  Maroons. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

Uruguay legalizes. President Jose Mujica comments:  "Einstein said that there's nothing more absurd than trying to change the results by always repeating the same formula. That's why we want to try other methods," Jose Mujica
> CBC.Ca link
> StopTheDrugWar.Org link
> Forbes.com link

 

- Time Magazine - Q&A: America, Meet Your First Ganjapreneur Turned Mayor.  “Of course I support legalization,” says, Robert Jacob, the new mayor of the Northern California town of Sebastopol
> more

 

- Former DEA Agent Joins Privateer Holdings - MMJbusinessDaily.com
> more

 

- Press Release - (Marijuana Company) - GrowLife Names Former Microsoft, Yahoo! Exec, Marco Hegyi, as New President
> more

Wed Dec 11, 2013

Uruguay becomes the first country in the World to Legalize Recreational Marijuana growing, and sales to Adults. - GlobeAndMail.com
> more

 

- Canada - BC - Sensible B.C. vows to run Marijuana petition campaign again - Stephen Hui - Straight.com
> more

 

- Canada - Ontario - Tecumseh clears path for proposed Medical Marijuana production and sales facility - WindsorStar.com
> more

 

- Jamaica's science minister, Phillip Paulwell, says the island could reap big benefits from marijuana research - MontrealGazette.com
> more

 

- Canada - BC - Grower opposes medicinal marijuana ban on farmland - LangleyTimes.com
> more

Tues Dec 10, 2013

- Canada - Legalization, not decriminalization, is a genuinely-sensible solution that will require change at the federal level. - Associate news editor, Arthur Williams - PrinceGeorgeCitizen.com
> more

 

- Medical Marijuana - Cerebral Palsy (Jacqueline Patterson)
This is a clip used in the documentary, “In Pot We Trust.”
 

 


- Canada - TheProvince.com Editorial: Time for cowardly politicians to act on pot
> more

 

Time Magazine - Will Colorado Have Enough Pot Stores to Meet Demand? - Katy Steinmetz - Time.com
"Sales of recreational marijuana begin in three weeks, and lawmakers fear that demand will dwarf supply."
(You know that the Marijuana Prohibition is really crumbling when an article like this is published in Time Magazine. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

Uruguay's legal pot plan on verge of adoption - Leonardo Haberkon - MetroNews.ca
> more

 

- Press Release - Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. to Focus Marijuana Research on Neuron Disorders Including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis 
> more

Mon Dec 9, 2013

- Canada - Sensible B.C. campaign doesn't meet threshold to trigger referendum on province's Marijuana law enforcement - CBC.CA
"We're definitely going to do this again," Campaign organizer, Dana Larsen, told CBC News.  "This is not the end of the Sensible B.C. campaign. It's just the beginning."
> more

 

- Canada - Ian Mulgrew: Judges mull legality of hash brownies for medical users - VancouverSun.com
> more

 

- The re-criminalization of Canadians - Jon Gleeson - CoastReporter.Net
"Unless something radical happens, in less than four months the activities of thousands of Canadians — some of them desperately ill — will be recriminalized under federal law."
> more

 

- Hundreds celebrate Washington pot anniversary in haze-filled tent at permitted Seattle bash - TBnewsWatch.com
> more

 

- Denver Post names Ricardo Baca, Marijuana Editor. - NyTimes.com  “It’s going to affect politics, culture, crime, food,” Mr. Moore said. “The world is going to be watching us and we really want to do a great job on this story.”
> more

 

- Canada - BC - Abbotsford mulls total ban on commercial pot grow-ops - Public hearing gets underway Monday - News1130.com
> more

Fri Dec 6, 2013

- Canada - Calgary-area dealer says Medical Marijuana law change will be boon for illegal sellers - MetroNews.Ca
(With larger operations, it's possible that some of the people or companies getting the new Medical Marijuana Growing and Selling licenses, will price the Medical Marijuana Medicine they sell, less than what Health Canada has estimated the prices will be. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- Leaked paper reveals UN split over war on drugs - TheGuardian.com
Latin American nations call for treatment strategy, claiming UN's prohibition stance plays into hands of paramilitary groups.
> more

 

- Op-Ed: Marijuana - America's second Prohibition starting to end - Robert Weller - DigitalJournal.com
> more

 

- Canada - Ontario - Legal Medical Marijuana production could happen in Hanover - CTVnews.ca
> more

 

- USA - Missouri Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Filed - Phillip Smith - StopTheDrugWar.Org
> more

Thurs Dec 5, 2013

- Medical marijuana in tea or baking faces another B.C. court challenge - Louise Dickinson - TimesColonist.com
(It seems quite strange that Health Canada only allows for the use of dried Marijuana, which is usually smoked or vapourized.  Making tea or cookies seems like a healthier delivery method. - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- USA - Entrepreneur Justin Hartfield and the Emerald Ocean Capital fund has raised $10 million to invest in Marijuana related companies.
A Cal-Irvine graduate, Hartfield estimates that the marijuana market, now a $35 billion to $45 billion market, will grow larger than the $75 billion tobacco business — to about $150 billion in 10 years — if the government lifts federal laws restricting its use, as some state have done. - NYpost.com
> more

 

- Jamaican scientist launches company to capitalize on global market for Medical Marijuana - WindsorStar.com
> more

 

- Lessons From a CA Dispensary Raid - MMJbusinessDaily.com
> more

 

- Country of Morrocco Explores Looser Marijuana Laws - MMJbusinessDaily.com
> more

Wed Dec 4, 2013

- Canada - Class Action Suit Would Challenge New Medical Marijuana Laws - CannabisCulture.com
> more

 

- Halifax man questions increase in prices charged by licensed distributors. (He grows his own Legal Medical Marijuana) - TheChronicHerald.com
> more

 

- Canada - Ontario - Northumberland County - Cramahe may have its own Medical Marijuana producer (GreenEra) - Cramahe-Now.com
> more

 

- How Can We Keep Weed Green? Marijuana Warehouses Are a Massive Energy Suck - Jacob Leland - AlterNet.Org
> more

 

- Press Release - Big Industry Show and Cannabis Cup coming to Colorado in April 2014
> more

Tues Dec 3, 2013

- B.C. marijuana advocate says referendum laws ‘designed to fail’ - BC.CTVNews.Ca
(Dana Larsen says Sensible BC campaign likely not to reach it's signature target, but has had signifant impact in highlighting the issue. - Marijuana.Ca) 
> more

 

- USA - Denver officials have backed off a plan to Prohibit Marijuana use on front porches and in front yards. DenverPost.com
> more

 

- Want Legalized Marijuana? Better Hope America Stays Grumpy - Devin Leonard - BusinessWeek.com
> more

 

Canada - Calgary Medical Marijuana growers to defy federal order - MetroNews.ca
> more

 

Hemp production sees steady growth in Canada -
Canadian farmers grew a record 66,700 acres of hemp in 2013, which compares with about 54,000 acres the previous year, according to Health Canada data.
> more

Mon Dec 2, 2013

- Germany - Berlin Council authorizes first Marijuana café - BBC.co.uk
> more

 

How Canadians can be charged with driving under the influence of marijuana without ever smoking a joint - NationalPost.com
> more

 

- Canada - Class action suit would challenge new Medical Marijuana laws.  Up to 40,000 Canadians exempt from laws against possession and production of Marijuana.  The action suit has been filed. Ian Mulgrew - VancouverSun.com
> more

 

- USA - Bill in House would Legalize Marijuana at federal level - Justin King - DigitalJournal.com
(Unlikely to pass this time.  No doubt that it will be brought forward again in the future.  - Marijuana.Ca)
> more

 

- Canada - B.C. bud hurt by legal U.S. pot growers - TheRecord.com
> more


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Weekly - Friday Jan 10, 2014

Food Banks Canada - Canada Org
> site

Music

> Reuben And The Dark webpage


> Feist webpage



> Stars website
 

Art

- Rumi website (Poet)
> site


- Tony Cole
 - Photographer
Photo - the drowned and the saved
> photo

  

- AscLePia - Photographer
Photo - My sweet kitty
> photo


- Paul Baggaley - Photographer
Photo - Windy Day
> photo

 


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

 
 

Friday Oct 25, 2013

John Howard Society - Toronto Org
> site

Music

> Deva Premal & Miten website


> Steve Koven website



> Sex Pistols website
 

Art

- Margaret Atwood - writer
> site


- Klempa
 - Photographer
Photo - Natural Beauty
> photo

  

- Ted Gore - Photographer
Photo - Continuum
> photo


- Aman Anuraj - Photographer
Photo - Palouse Sunset
> photo

 


Food Toronto
 - Downtown
 
 

Tranzac
292 Brunswick Ave
416.923.8137
> site 
Music.  Drink.  Food.  Arts.  Theatre.  

 

Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. W.
416.588.0307
> site
Food, Drink and Live salsa, jazz, Brazilian, African and world music.

 

El Mocambo
464 Spadina Ave
416.363.5299

> site
Rock and Roll and more.

 
 

Friday Oct 4, 2013

Maiti Nepal - Fighting Human Trafficking.
> site

Music

> Molly Johnson website


> Chet Baker website



> Rolling Stones website
 

Art

- Toronto Sculpture 
> site


- Michael Shainblum
 - Photographer
Photo - Natural Ruins
> photo

  

- Paul Sarawak - Photographer
Photo - Bangkok Train juicer
> photo


- Tanja Schneider - Photographer
Photo - powerful
> photo

 


Food Toronto
 - Downtown
 
 

The Rivoli
334 Queen St. W.
416.596.1908
> site 
Events.  Drink.  Food.  Pool. 

 

Magpie Taproom
831 Dundas St. W.
info@MagpieTaproom.Ca

Bar/ wide selection of beer.  Music.  Events.

 

Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria Street  416.363.5299
> site
Jazz, Food and Drink.