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  • A Girl Scout Sold 300 Boxes of Cookies Near a California Marijuana Shop
    • The girl spent more than six hours closing sales, her father said. This is a growing issue for Girl Scout groups as marijuana legalization spreads.
    • Girl Scout cookies, marijuana dispensary, San Diego, Girl Scouts, past marijuana shops
  • Opinion | Marijuana Can Save Lives
    • To stop the opioid epidemic, we need to provide people in pain with an alternative to addictive medicines.
    • cannabis, medical cannabis, opiate overdose, senseless cannabis crackdown, recreational cannabis
  • Lawsuit Takes Aim at Trump Administration Marijuana Policy
    • In a sprawling complaint citing the benefits of pot reaching back 10,000 years, the suit seeks to decriminalize the drug under federal law.
    • marijuana, federal marijuana law, suit, marijuana policy, medical marijuana
  • Olympian Ross Rebagliati advocates for cannabis as mental performance enhancer
    • Ross Rebagliati, a cannabis advocate, says the stigma around athletes using it as a performance-enhancing drug is slowly dissipating.
    • Rebagliati, cannabis, cannabis compound CBD, cannabis industry worldwide, Ross Rebagliati
  • G7 summit to cost Canadian taxpayers more than $200 million
    • Hosting top world leaders at the upcoming G7 summit in Quebec’s picturesque Charlevoix region is expected to cost Canadian taxpayers at least $224.6 million dollars.
    • world leaders, Prime Minister, upcoming G7 summit, RCMP ensure security, spending estimates
  • Marijuana sales overtake alcohol in US city for first time
    • Sales of marijuana have overtaken alcohol in a city in Colorado, three years after the state became the first in the US to legalise recreational use of the drug. Licensed vendors in the ski resort of Aspen raked in $11.3m (£8.2m) income from cannabis last year, compared to $10.5m (£7.6m)…
    • Aspen, legal marijuana sales, Aspen Times visitors, cannabis, lower alcohol sales
  • Can cannabis edibles get a slice of the market?
    • Businesses touting cannabis-infused food and drink position themselves to snap up opportunities in what is expected to be an explosive market.
    • cannabis, Cannabis Act, cannabis plant, cannabis canon, medical cannabis

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A Girl Scout Sold 300 Boxes of Cookies Near a California Marijuana Shop

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  • The girl in San Diego was selling her cookies outside an Urbn Leaf store, which posted a photo of her on its Instagram account.
  • We all love Girl Scout cookies and thought a well-intended, lighthearted post to our social media accounts would be a little way to show our support, Mr. Senn added.
  • San Diego Girl Scout sells 312 boxes of cookies in 6 hours outside dispensary.
  • @10News pic.twitter.com/w8vyyyFyic – Travis Rice (@10NewsTravis) – Feb. 3, 2018 – – – – The San Diego scout isnt the first girl to anticipate munchies outside a marijuana distributor.
  • In 2014, a 13-year-old sold 117 boxes in two hours outside a medical marijuana clinic in San Francisco.The Girl Scouts of Colorado said in 2014 that it did not allow scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops, liquor stores or bars.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]A Girl Scout Sold 300 Boxes of Cookies Near a California Marijuana Shop – The New York Times[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”Opinion-Marijuana-Can-Save-Lives”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Opinion | Marijuana Can Save Lives

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  • Likewise, other researchers examined the link between medical cannabis and opiate use in a group of patients with chronic pain in New Mexico, one of the states hardest hit by the opioid crisis.
  • But more significant, both opiates and cannabis like all recreational drugs cause the release of dopamine in the brains reward pathway.
  • We would also expect to see a consistent sequence of drug abuse from cannabis to, say, opiates or cocaine, across different cultures.
  • For example, in Japan, where marijuana use is relatively rare, 83 percent of people who used recreational drugs did not begin with cannabis.
  • At the very least, lets not spend precious resources on a senseless cannabis crackdown especially when the evidence suggests that it would only worsen the opioid scourge and cost more American lives.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]Marijuana Can Save Lives – The New York Times[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”Lawsuit-Takes-Aim-at-Trump-Administration-Marijuana-Policy”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Lawsuit Takes Aim at Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

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  • This is not the first time lawyers have sought to use the courts to question whether marijuana should still be classified as a so-called Schedule 1 drug under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, the most restrictive category reserved for the most dangerous narcotics.
  • Its the first time a young child who needs lifesaving medicine has stood up to the government to be able to use it, said Joseph A. Bondy, one of the lawyers who brought the suit.
  • Its the first time that a group of young millennials of color has stood up to the government and said the marijuana law is wrong and has destroyed their communities.
  • Against these claims, lawyers for the government have argued that Congress decided nearly 50 years ago that pot should be a Schedule 1 drug, and if the plaintiffs dont agree, they should try to change the law.
  • Their suit, the lawyers wrote in one of their filings, is the latest in a long list of cases asserting constitutional challenges to marijuana regulation under the C.S.A. Those challenges have been uniformly rejected by the federal courts.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]Lawsuit Takes Aim at Trump Administration Marijuana Policy – The New York Times[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”Olympian-Ross-Rebagliati-advocates-for-cannabis-as-mental-performance-enhancer”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Olympian Ross Rebagliati advocates for cannabis as mental performance enhancer

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  • At that time, marijuana wasn’t on the International Olympic Committee’s list of banned substances although it was banned by other organizations like the International Ski Federation.
  • Athletes are living more and more in a cannabis culture, Rebagliati said.
  • Rebagliati, a cannabis advocate, says the stigma around athletes using it as a performance-enhancing drug is slowly dissipating.
  • He started Ross’ Gold, a dispensary franchise that promotes medical and recreational marijuana for athletes.
  • He said in particular the cannabis compound CBD, which is used to treat medical conditions like epilepsy, is gaining favour among athletes.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]Olympian Ross Rebagliati advocates for cannabis as mental performance enhancer | CBC News[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”G7-summit-to-cost-Canadian-taxpayers-more-than-200-million”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

G7 summit to cost Canadian taxpayers more than $200 million

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  • Hosting top world leaders at the upcoming G7 summit in Quebec’s picturesque Charlevoix region is expected to cost Canadian taxpayers at least $224.6 million dollars.
  • For example, the Public Safety department will get $18.9 million and National Defence will receive $9.6 million to help the RCMP ensure security at the event.
  • Canada assumed the presidency of the G7 on January 1 and has chosen the Charlevoix region east of Quebec City to host world leaders from June 8-9.
  • The G7 leaders invited to the summit include U.S. President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.
  • According to a paper compiled in 2010 by researchers at the Munk School for Global Affairs, it cost Canada less than $29.3 million to host a G7 meeting in Torontoin 1988 but an estimated $305 million to host the G8 summit in Toronto in 2010.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]G7 summit cost tops $200 million in budget estimates – Politics – CBC News[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”Marijuana-sales-overtake-alcohol-in-US-city-for-first-time”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Marijuana sales overtake alcohol in US city for first time

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  • Sales of marijuana have overtaken alcohol in a city in Colorado, three years after the state became the first in the US to legalise recreational use of the drug.
  • Licensed vendors in the ski resort of Aspen raked in $11.3m (8.2m) income from cannabis last year, compared to $10.5m (7.6m) brought in by off-licences.
  • Aspensfirst cannabis shop opened in March 2014, three months after legislation for taxing and regulating sales came into force across Colorado.
  • Aspens cannabis sales grew 16 per cent last yearcompared to 2016,when shops brought in $9.7m (7m)from the drug, said the citysfinance department.
  • A study by GeorgiaState University last year found alcohol sales had tumbled 15 per cent in US states where medical marijuana had been legalised.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]Marijuana sales overtake alcohol in US city for first time | The Independent[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”Can-cannabis-edibles-get-a-slice-of-the-market-“][vc_column width=”1/2”][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Can cannabis edibles get a slice of the market?

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  • She bakes baskets of weed ediblesfor celebrities and teaches cooking classes for patients who use medical cannabis.
  • Despitehealth and safety concerns, edibles and non-flower products are the ultimate end game for cannabis, said Miles Light, co-founder of the Colorado-based think-tank, Marijuana Policy Group.
  • He arguesthat many big marijuana licensed producers have already eaten up much of the opportunity in cannabis production in Canada, leaving the edibles market as a much less crowded niche for newer or smaller businesses.
  • The Cannabis Act will allow possession of up to 30 gramsof dried flower in public, and equates one gram of dried with 15 grams of edibles and 70 grams of theliquid product.
  • We did something totally different which is to find a way to brew a beer from the cannabis plant itself.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]Brownies and beer: How edible cannabis businesses plan to cash in on legalization – Toronto – CBC News[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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