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Marijuana Became Fully Legal in Canada at Midnight

October 17, 2018 |

A dream came true at midnight for Newfoundland man Ian Power: He became the first person to legally buy marijuana in Canada for recreational use. Power was the first in line at a new store in the country’s easternmost province—and earliest time zone—when recreational marijuana officially became legal,…
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CNN

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada

October 17, 2018 |

Recreational marijuana is now legal all over Canada.
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TMZ

Daz Dillinger Arrested for Marijuana Possession, Facing 13 Felony Counts

September 26, 2018 |

Daz Dillinger got busted for allegedly having a bunch of weed in his Georgia home … and now he’s facing multiple felony charges. Tha Dogg Pound rapper was arrested Tuesday just before midnight at his place in Powder Springs — about 20 miles…

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Florida Candidate Dumped by Wells Fargo Over Marijuana

August 21, 2018 |

A political candidate in Florida has been dropped as a customer by Wells Fargo for her ties to and support of medical marijuana. Per the Tampa Bay Business Journal , Democratic candidate for agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried was forced to move her campaign funds to another institution because of this stance….
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Parent of Corona beer bets $3.8 billion on U.S. love of marijuana

August 15, 2018 |

Constellation Brands Inc., which for seven decades has made its money off beer, wine and whiskey, sees its future in a marijuana leaf.

In the biggest (legal) marijuana deal, the Victor, N.Y., beverage company will spend about $ 3.8 billion to boost its stake in Canadian grower Canopy Growth Corp.,…


L.A. Times – Business

Full vending machines. Pot on the pillow. What some California hotels are doing to attract marijuana smokers

June 24, 2018 |

A few months after California legalized recreational use of marijuana, the Desert Hot Springs Inn in the Coachella Valley began advertising itself as cannabis friendly — a place where guests can smoke by the pool or heat up a vaporizer in the rooms.

What surprised innkeeper John Thatcher was not…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump’s Marijuana Comments Put Him at Odds With Sessions

June 9, 2018 |

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to move the nation further away from the legalization of marijuana. His boss? Not so much, apparently. President Trump on Friday suggested he will back legislation currently in the works to end, or at least ease, the federal ban on marijuana, reports NPR . “I probably…
Newser

Schumer’s 4/20 Plans: Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

April 19, 2018 |

Chuck Schumer will introduce a bill Friday —which is, appropriately, 4/20—to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, the Senate minority leader tells VICE News in an interview set to air in full on HBO Thursday night. “I’ve seen too many people’s lives ruined because they had small amounts of…
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Cops Claim Mice Ate Half a Ton of Marijuana

April 15, 2018 |

“The mice ate the marijuana” was an excuse no more believable than “the dog ate my homework” for authorities in Argentina, where eight police officers have been fired over the disappearance of around 1,200 pounds of pot. The officers in Pinar, roughly 40 miles west of Buenos Aires, argued…
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Vegas Airport Lets Flyers Dump Marijuana Before Taking Off

February 25, 2018 |

The Las Vegas airport has installed boxes where folks leaving Sin City can dispose of their stash of marijuana before flying, no questions asked. Per SFGate , the city’s main hub for air travel, McCarran International Airport, installed the “amnesty boxes” following a vote by the Clark County Commission last year…
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