Canadian Company Starting Cannabis Education Courses for Employers

A Canadian consulting company will soon be starting cannabis education for employers, according to a report from the CBC. The Alberta firm, Cannabis at Work, will offer courses to help employers navigate the Canadian legalization of cannabis. The classes are designed to help companies understand how the law impacts employers that may have workers who

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Detroit Officials Vote to Limit Number of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Allowed in City

The Detroit City Council voted Tuesday to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries that will be allowed to operate within city limits. No more than 75 cannabis retail shops will be permitted under an ordinance adopted by the council without debate. The measure, which was proposed by council member James Tate in June, also

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Philadelphia University Launches ‘Shark Tank’-Style Competition for Weed Start-Ups

The Jefferson Accelerator Zone, a “command central’ for entrepreneurial innovation at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a “Shark Tank”-style competition for weed and hemp start-ups. The contest, the first ever of its kind to be sponsored by a university, will award substantial prizes and legal services to one winner and two runners-up. Applications

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After Cannabis, Canadian Government Won’t Decriminalize Any Other Drugs

Despite the legalization of cannabis currently underway in Canada, the country will not be decriminalizing any other drugs, according to a government official. Thierry Belair, a spokesman for Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, told the CBC that the federal government has no plans for further decriminalization. The government announcement comes amid calls from major Canadian cities to

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Georgia Quietly Becomes the Latest Country to Legalize Cannabis Use

Georgia has quietly become the next country to legalize cannabis use after action from the nation’s Constitutional Court on Monday. The court’s ruling was handed down in a lawsuit brought by political activists. The decision eliminates administrative penalties such as fines as punishment for the consumption of marijuana.  However, the court’s ruling does not legalize cannabis

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Canadian Government Approves Device for Roadside Saliva Drug Tests

In June, the Canadian government approved Bill C-45, making Canada the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for adult use. But right on the bill’s heels was another, Bill C-46, which also passed in June. Whereas Bill C-45 legalizes cannabis, Bill C-46 dramatically overhauls Canada’s impaired driving laws. The overhaul of the Criminal

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UC Irvine Granted $9 Million to Study Long-Term Impact of Cannabis Use

The University of California Irvine has received a $9 million grant to research the effects of long-term cannabis use on the adolescent brain. The grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will fund a four-year study at the UCI School of Medicine. New Cannabis Research Group to Conduct Study The research

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Oklahoma and Pennsylvania Could Soon Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

Oklahoma and Pennsylvania are at different places on their respective paths toward adult-use cannabis legalization. But on Monday, both states took significant steps toward that end. In Pennsylvania, State Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) announced his plan to introduce progressive marijuana legislation. And in Oklahoma, the cannabis advocacy group Green the Vote announced it had acquired

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Washington, DC Sees 300+ K2 Overdoses in Two Weeks

The dangerous and sometimes deadly synthetic marijuana drug called K2 has reared its head again, this time in the nation’s capital. Over the last two weeks, D.C. has seen an average of 25 K2 overdoses each day, totaling more than 300 overdoses so far. But Washington, D.C. is only the latest city to be hit

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NYPD Watch Group Says 93 Percent of Weed Arrests in 2018 Were People of Color

So far this year in New York City, the NYPD has made 6,604 arrests for weed. In fact, marijuana arrests are the third most common type of arrest for the NYPD. And those thousands of arrests aren’t impacting all New Yorkers equally. Rather, they vastly, disproportionately impact Black and Latinx New Yorkers. That’s according to

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