Cannabis Beer Soon to be Available–in Canada

Perhaps it will be called Cannabeer. Whatever it’s called, according to Lauren Eads, the Drinksbusiness.com, Canada’s Province Brands (PB) “filed the provisional patent for the ‘world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant.’” Other companies have produced wine and beer laced with cannabis, but according to the Drinksbusiness article, PB is the first company with a global reach to produce beers brewed entirely from the cannabis plant. The Read entire story

We Shouldn’t Tolerate Another Year of Pot Arrests

Last Saturday marked not only the country’s 150th birthday but also the final one-year countdown to the official legalization of marijuana. Interestingly, while Canada must wait until July 1st of next year, July 1st of 2017 saw the first legal sales of marijuana in the state of Nevada. And while July 1st, 2018 will represent almost three years since the election of the Trudeau Liberals, the state of Nevada voted to legalize marijuana only Read entire story

Why is it So Hard to Get Medical Marijuana in New York?

Three years ago, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York state legislators made medical marijuana legal. It was welcome news for patients in the Empire State looking to alleviate pain and treat illnesses with cannabis. But ask New Yorkers how the program is working and you will get an earful. Sure, it may be legal. But good luck trying to get it. There are multiple hoops that need jumping through — and even then… (c) Cannabis Culture - Read entire story

The Way People Buy Legal Marijuana Will Change in 2019 — Here’s What to Expect

Legal weed in North America is expected to reach $22.6 billion in revenue in 2021. But many won't be spending their money on marijuana the way they do today. Recreational cannabis spending is expected to outpace medical marijuana sales for the first time in 2019, according to a comprehensive new report from Arcview Market Research. It means new users will likely flood the recreational market in the next few years, with some switching over Read entire story

A 3 Part Plan to Fix Legal Weed in the U.S. was Just Released by Two Oregon Lawmakers

Two Oregon lawmakers plan to introduce an ambitious marijuana law reform package in Congress Thursday, proposing a raft changes that could wipe away thousands of pot-related criminal convictions and make life much easier for everyone involved in the legal weed business. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, both Democrats from a state that has legalized recreational marijuana, dubbed their joint proposal the “Path to Marijuana Reform,” and it Read entire story

It Could be Legal to Carry up to 30 Grams of Marijuana Under Bill to be Tabled Thursday

Highly anticipated pot plans will be made public on Thursday. When marijuana becomes a legal recreational drug in Canada, the Liberal government wants Canadians to be able to hold up to 30 grams without fear of running afoul of the law, Radio-Canada and CBC News have learned. That is just one of several details about what will be included in the federal government's marijuana legislation, which is expected to be introduced on Thursday, according Read entire story

First Step Toward Legalizing Pot in Delaware

Delaware took a major step Thursday toward becoming the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana use. State legislators unveiled a bill that would allow state residents 21 and older to purchase up to an ounce of cannabis from dozens of stores that would be authorized to sell marijuana manufactured at a number of Delaware grow operations. "House Bill 110 creates an entirely new industry in our state," said Rep. Helene Keeley, D-South Read entire story

Autism, AIDS, Alzheimer’s Among New Cannabis Oil-Eligible Conditions

A compromise bill to expand the conditions that can legally be treated with cannabis oil in Georgia is set to go before the Georgia House of Representatives on Wednesday. On Friday, a House committee approved changes to Senate Bill 16 which add several new conditions and keeps the maximum allowable percentage of THC at 5 percent. If the bill is approved by the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgians with “severe… (c) Read entire story

Smoke ‘Em If Ya Got ‘Em: Weed is Officially Legal in Maine

It's a green Monday in Maine. The first tangible results of state voters' decision to legalize marijuana are being felt as possession and home growth of marijuana becomes legal. Voters narrowly passed the ballot question in November, and the waiting period between the vote and legalization has expired. Contentious aspects linger, including what rules should govern businesses that will sell marijuana, such as retail stores and social clubs. The Read entire story

Penticton Gives the Nod to Marijuana Dispensaries

After months of discussion, both in the community and at the council table, the issue of marijuana dispensaries was still a problem for council to come to a decision on, but ended up approving two operations. The City of Penticton received seven applications from groups wanting to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Council decided to review all seven applications at their Dec. 6 meeting, but after hearing the first one, Okanagan Read entire story

‘Prince’ and ‘Princess of Pot’ Arrested and Released in Montreal Dispensary Raids

Marc and Jodie Emery among 10 people arrested for alleged trafficking- a day after opening six dispensaries. Marc and Jodie Emery, the “Prince” and “Princess of Pot”, were reportedly arrested and released in Montreal on Friday — just one day after the marijuana activist couple opened six Cannabis Culture dispensaries within city limits. “Marc Emery was arrested along with several employees after mass raids and arrests at the several new Cannabis Read entire story

Free ‘Nugs’ as Cannabis Culture Shops Make Debut in Montreal

Say what you will about his methods, but Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot” knows how to make an entrance. Throngs of admirers stood in the snow Thursday and cheered Marc Emery on as he rolled up to the opening of an illegal marijuana dispensary on Mont-Royal Ave. He held court in the shop for half an hour as he made an impassioned case for the legalization of pot — leaning on logic-based arguments honed over… (c) Cannabis Culture - Read entire story

Halifax Store Opens Doors, Selling Marijuana to Anyone Over 19

It’s business as usual at Auntie’s Health and Wellness Centre on Barrington Street in downtown Halifax, despite the fact the store is openly breaking the law and selling marijuana. “Auntie Shirley is here to help and people are really loving it,” Shirley Martineau, owner of Auntie’s Health and Wellness, said Tuesday. Martineau has had more than 250 customers since she opened her doors in July. Legally, only people with a prescription for medical Read entire story

Medical Marijuana Cost is Huge Issue, Even as Access Improves, Calgary Patients say

New clinics aim to help patients navigate medical and legal system. Another medical marijuana clinic will be opening its doors in Calgary next week — but as access to this type of treatment becomes easier, some say the high cost of medication is a major problem. "Currently it's on a case-by-case basis that certain patients may be covered," says Pradyum Sekar, one of the founders of the new medical marijuana clinic, the Lift Resource Read entire story

Timeline for Texas’ Cannabis Oil Law Leads to Medical Refugees

The Department of Public Safety is meeting Thursday to go over the latest set of rules connected with Texas’ limited medical marijuana law. The Department of Public Safety is meeting Thursday to go over the latest set of rules connected with Texas’ limited medical marijuana law. The timeline for implementing the law is on schedule, but that schedule is two years after the law took effect and that has dozens of Texas families uprooting Read entire story

Pot Shop Ordered Closed by B.C. Supreme Court, Changes Name Instead

WeeMedical, now WeeCare Med is still operating after a long dispute with landlords and the city. An obstinate North Delta marijuana dispensary is still selling bud even though the B.C. Supreme Court has ordered it closed. The municipality has made it clear it doesn't want WeeMedical Dispensary Society to remain open in Delta, denying its application for a business license — twice. In August, Delta won its case, obtaining a permanent statutory Read entire story

New Pot Regulations Good News for Woman Living with Spinal Condition

A Winnipeg woman living with a spinal condition is preparing for a different approach to gardening thanks to new regulations from Health Canada. Crystal Rondeau eats a piece of a marijuana cookie through a tube every day. She said it’s the only thing that gives her relief. “As soon as I eat the marijuana, my pain can go from an eight to a zero,” Rondeau said. Rondeau lives with a condition that affects the nerves… The post New Pot Read entire story

Group Rallies for Reform of Marijuana Laws

Beth Wilson stood on the sidewalk on the south side of the Porter County Courthouse along Indiana Avenue on Saturday holding a sign that said, "Illegal patient." She wore a gray tank top that read "Support Medical Marijuana" and waved as drivers honked. Wilson and 20 or so other people held signs and waved banners in support of relaxing state laws against marijuana. Wilson, of Hobart, who brought a handful of friends with her to… The post Read entire story

Ottawa Might Try to Prohibit Homegrown Pot

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government warns legalized recreational marijuana will be a strictly controlled substance — so much so that even homegrown weed may be prohibited. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said the government is “taking a public health approach to the matter of the legalization and regulation of marijuana,” treating it like tobacco. But in Ontario — despite strong anti-smoking laws — growing tobacco for Read entire story

Ohio Becomes Latest State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio, though patients shouldn't expect to get it from dispensaries here anytime soon. The bill lays out a number of steps that must happen first to set up the state's medical marijuana program, which is expected to be fully operational in about two years. The law would allow patients to use marijuana in vapor form for certain chronic health conditions, but bar Read entire story