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Cancer death rates drop sharply as vaping soars in popularity, says new report

While cancer death rates have been on the decline for nearly thirty years, recently published statistics indicate a significant drop in the last five …

Public Health

‘I’m a pot evangelist’: meet America's dope queens

As more US states legalise marijuana, more women are stepping up to meet the need for weed. Meet the entrepreneurs cutting through the stigma<p>Like most other American industries, marijuana has traditionally been dominated by men. Overwhelmingly they grew it, they dealt it and they smoked it. Hopes …

Cannabis

FALL HIGH: Senate vote on marijuana June 7 — so we may not be able to legally buy pot until August/September

OTTAWA — Canadians will have to wait until at least early August — and maybe as late as early September — to legally purchase recreational …

Cannabis

Brewery takeovers, legal cannabis may threaten B.C.'s booming craft beer industry

Success of small operations appeals to big beer, while pot availability could cut into market share<p>Craft beer has become popular enough in B.C. that …

Beer

Banff's Bylaw 420: Tricky elements to legalizing cannabis in national park

Banff's town council is working on Bylaw 420.<p>That would be the cheekily labelled amendments to its land use bylaw pertaining to cannabis-related …

Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Approved In Phoenixville

A medical marijuana dispensary has been approved in Phoenixville, Governor Wolf has announced.<p>PHOENIXVILLE, PA — A medical marijuana dispensary has …

Cannabis

Does Legalizing Marijuana Threaten Wine (And Beer) Consumption?

According to the Santa Rosa-based beer, wine and spirits consulting firm bw 166, 2017 U.S. wine shipments were up 1.3 percent over 2016, and both domestic and foreign wine sales in the U.S. reached 403 million cases. According to Nielsen Data, wine consumers spent $41.4 billion on wine in 2017, …

Cannabis

Marijuana Can Save Lives

This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions paused a discussion of the opioid epidemic to, once again, go after marijuana. He suggested that addictive pain medication wasn’t the only problem and that many heroin addicts start out “with marijuana and other drugs.”<p>There is a relationship between …

Cannabis

Natalie Portman Puffs A Blunt And Raps Again On 'SNL'

Twelve years ago, Natalie Portman spoofed her spotless public image in a 'Saturday Night Live' Digital Short by rapping about smoking weed every day …

Natalie Portman

Want a job in the budding Canadian marijuana industry? These schools have courses for you

VANCOUVER—From growing the perfect crop to marketing within restrictive rules, Canadian colleges and universities are cultivating courses for those …

Cannabis

‘Sensible Ontario’ Brings the Fight for Ontario Cannabis Lounges to the People

The grassroots campaign Sensible Ontario is challenging Ontario's cannabis legislation, pushing for both licensed cannabis lounges and private …

Cannabis

Marijuana millionaires: The Canadian execs getting rich off the rally

It has become a frequent occurrence as Bruce Linton's fame has grown: At an Ottawa Senators hockey game in late January, besotted fans asked him to pose for selfies."That selfie thing, I'm more than happy to oblige, but I don't comprehend it," he said.<p>His popularity comes from the fact that he is …

Cannabis

Get off the beaten path in these 10 terrific Caribbean towns

Kingston, Bridgetown, San Juan, Nassau: These are the first names that come to mind when you think of Caribbean metro destinations. But for the …

Caribbean

The Drug War Came For Their Families. Now Legal Weed Offers These Women A New Future.

The last time Linda Grant was arrested for marijuana possession was in 2003. It was her fourth such arrest. She was jailed for five weeks, and was told that if she was caught with an ounce again, she’d face a decade or more in prison.<p>“Of course, I was scared,” said Grant, who is black. “I had kids. …

Cannabis

Aurora Cannabis Lands CanniMed: What It Gets From The Deal

Aurora Cannabis and CanniMed Therapeutics agree to merge.<p>Larger cannabis companies scrambling to increase supply as pot acceptance pace …

Stocks

Spotlight: Cannabis Pills See Fast Growth

For most cannabis consumers who enjoyed the plant prior to the recent waves of legalization, it came in limited forms: flower or hash. Only the most …

Cannabis

Cannabis edibles get higher approval rate

Better dust off that recipe for hash brownies.A new poll says more people are expressing approval of cannabis edibles.The Forum Poll interviewed …

Cannabis

P.E.I. cannabis-oil extraction business is flowing

'We expect that to drastically increase as we move toward the recreational market'<p>A P.E.I. company that makes cannabis oil extraction systems is …

Cannabis

This Is What The Future Of Legal Weed Looks Like

The green revolution is here ― and it’s mostly black, brown and female.<p>This month, California became the largest state in the nation to allow and regulate recreational cannabis. With marijuana legal in some form in 29 U.S. states, many are rushing to cash in on the wealth and opportunity the …

Cannabis

The Best Netflix Movies to Watch When You’re Stoned

Those doinks aren’t going to smoke themselves, and you might as well watch some damn good Netflix movies while you’re at it.<p>A lot of questions come to mind when you’re high. <i>Am I high right now? Wait, how did I get this high? What should I watch? More importantly, what should I eat? I wonder what my</i> …

Jared Leto

Trudeau’s Strict Branding Rules Will Take Fun Out of Legal Weed

Recreational pot should be legal in Canada by summer, but it won’t be glamorous.<p>Producers trying to market their product face a battery of proposed …

Cannabis

Jeff Sessions’s Endless War on Marijuana

The key to understanding the Trump administration’s approach to policy, it seems, is to look at what most Americans want and then imagine the opposite.<p>Consider the new guidance on marijuana that Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued last week, which reverses Obama-era policy and gives prosecutors …

San Diego has busy start to first day of recreational marijuana sales

The curious and the committed showed up early Monday morning for the first day of recreational marijuana sales in California, keeping stores busy …

Jack in the Box Tests Munchie Meals for California Pot Smokers

For Jack in the Box, the warm smell of marijuana is rising in the air.<p>As California prepares for legal recreational pot on Jan. 1, the fast-food …

More pregnant women are smoking weed to help with their symptoms

Young, pregnant women are using marijuana more than ever to help with morning sickness and anxiety, even though doctors still warn that it could cause developmental problems for the baby, CNN reports.<p>A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association published Tuesday showed that marijuana …

California winery to produce alcohol-free, marijuana-infused wine

From January 2018, marijuana will be legal for recreational use in California, but there are restrictions. Marijuana cannot be combined with alcohol …

Canadians are already spending almost as much on marijuana as wine

Canadians consumed as much as $6.2 billion of marijuana in 2015, almost as much as they spent on wine, the federal statistics agency said Monday as …

A marijuana cream won best in show at a cannabis convention this weekend

A marijuana-infused topical ointment won the most coveted prize this weekend at the first-ever Harvest Cup, a marijuana-centric convention in …

Medical Pot Is Our Best Hope to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

"There are direct reasons why [cannabis] could actually help people get off of opioids," says one leading marijuana researcher<p>Last year, a …

Cannabis

Weed for the Holidays: Pot Gift Guide 2017

From bath bombs to dugouts to vapes, our favorite products and accessories to ensure the stoner in your life has a great holiday season<p>18<p>By ,<p>This …

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