Cannabis

DUI Tests Inadmissible in Pot Cases, Court Says

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a ruling that will help protect against false impaired-driving convictions from faulty tests, but will still allow police to work on getting high drivers off the road. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts saw its highest court rule on Tuesday that roads ...

Could endocannabinoid deficiency explain migraines, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome?

Dr. Ethan Russo ranks among the world’s most prolific researchers of medical cannabis, having published innumerous research and review articles in the field during the last two decades (many related to Sativex and intractable epilepsy). At the turn of the century, he authored three often cited ar ...

Tech Talk for Thursday September 21st 2017

  Observations The TSX Composite Index moved above 15,324.56 setting a new intermediate uptrend. Responses to the FOMC announcement were muted: Equity indices initially moved lower, but closed virtually unchanged. The U.S. Dollar Index and its related ETF moved slightly higher. Gold and gold eq ...

Canada to Existing Marijuana Industry: Get Lost

Police are cracking down on existing cannabis storefronts prior to opening government-run shops. It’s a true statement that adults in Canada will be able to walk into a store and purchase marijuana in the same way they would a bottle of wine or a donut sometime next year — when Prime Minister ...

Sri Lanka Wants To Export Cannabis to the U.S.

The country’s health minister says that the Sri Lankan government will grow 25 tons of pot a year. The island nation of Sri Lanka is looking to put itself on the most cutting edge of Asia’s cannabis industry with an eventual goal of U.S. exports. As U.S. cannabis entrepreneurs continue to deal ...

Where to get cannabis clones and seeds legally in Canada

Authorized medical cannabis patients in Canada are allowed to grow their own cannabis or designate someone to grow for them. Below, Lift explores where you can legally source seeds and clones for those legal cannabis home grows. In the wake of a 2015 court case that forced the government to allow p ...

Couche-Tard, Eden lobbying BC government for retail cannabis

Although no official cannabis policy from BC has been announced yet, several business and industry interests have already begun lobbying the new NDP government on the subject of legalization and issues like retail sales and taxes on medical cannabis. Among them, the Quebec-based convenience store c ...

7 Diseases That Can Be Treated with Medical Marijuana

A partial list of cannabis’s medicinal uses. Over the past four decades, medical marijuana’s credibility has grown in the medical community as a possible solution to treat chronic conditions and diseases. While marijuana hasn’t demonstrated that it is the ultimate solution or cure to end a d ...

Kosher weed anyone? Canadian company’s marijuana certified for Jewish dietary law

A Quebec medical marijuana company is calling itself the first in Canada to gain kosher certification for its cannabis products. Just in time for the Rosh Hashana celebrations of the Jewish New Year on September 20, Gatineau-based Hydropothecary has announced that its processed medical marijuana ha ...

Ontario & New Brunswick Leading by Example

In Ontario and New Brunswick, the government is leading by example. According to Ontario’s Attorney General, the peaceful albeit illegal dispensaries are “on notice.” Never-mind that people currently supplying cannabis illegally are supposed to become legal under legalization, hence the term ...