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Vancouver Turns Blind Eye to Home Grows

A recent change in Canadian law obligates the medical user to purchase from a state-approved source.  O..k..a..y. . .   Home growers in British Columbia may escape Canada’s impending ban on grow-it-yourself marijuana. Politicians and law enforcement in greater Vancouver said they will turn a blind eye to home growers after April 1, which is […]

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Confidence in Canada

It takes a degree of nerve to be on the front lines of any aspect of the cannabis industry these days.  But isn’t it nice to be able to work in the sunshine?  Here’s an example of Canadian confidence.   A prospective medical marijuana company in Canada has purchased a 300,000-square-foot facility for roughly $13 […]

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Jamaica “Relaxing Marijuana Laws”

Another nation stepping up.   [Jamaican] [g]overnment officials last week announced their intent to relax the country’s marijuana possession penalties. In a publicly released statement, Justice Minister Mark Golding said that Parliament would amend the nation’s drug laws so that possessing cannabis would no longer be a criminal offense. “[T]he criminalization of possession of a […]

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Australia: No Lasting Consumption Increase After Decrim

The nation of Australia has some decriminalized states when it comes to cannabis.  What has been their experience?   Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia and the Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research in Norway assessed the impact of statewide decriminalization measures on Australian’s overall use of cannabis use and their age […]

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10 Grams/Week for $10 — Let’s Make a Deal?

Earlier this week HMJ ran a post titled Uruguay: This is How We Do It setting out the framework of Uruguay’s new cannabis policy.  The government is going to grow specific 15% THC strains and let you buy 10 grams a week.  And they are going to pay attention. So just 10 grams a week. […]

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Uruguay: This is How We Do It

Here’s the framework Uruguay is using to open and operate its’ cannabis operation.   Colorado licenses sellers and producers but allows any adult to buy up to 28 grams at a time — and then go down the street and buy 28 grams more. In Uruguay, consumers must be licensed as well, and each purchase […]

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The Coolest Person Alive

Her name is Ashoi-Pan, 13 years old, and she lives with her family in Mongolia.  She hunts with a golden eagle as a weapon.  Got to be the coolest person alive.   You will want to look at this original post WHICH IS HERE. [image: BBC]

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De-Crim in Jamaica?

If ever there was a place that seemed like it should re-legalize first, that place would be Jamaica.   Marijuana is in some ways a part of Jamaican culture. Citizens of the island nation have used it medicinally for decades; Rastafarians believe it brings them closer to God; there’s even a small marijuana tourism industry […]

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Cannabis Not Associated with Workplace Accidents

A sparkling facet of the old fashioned reefer madness asserted that cannabis was a leading cause of workplace accidents.  That’s not what the studies say.   Past use of cannabis, as identified by the presence of the inert carboxy THC metabolite on a standard urine test, is not positively associated with workplace accidents, according to […]

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Cannabis May Be a Treatment for Alcoholism

Ever know an alcoholic?  It’s a tough road to travel through life.  Maybe cannabis can help?   An investigator with the Alcohol Research Group conducted a literature review to assess whether cannabis satisfies the seven previously published criteria for substitute medications for alcohol. The author reported that cannabis either satisfied or partially satisfied all except […]

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