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What Were They Smoking at the Royal Society? Dr. Robert Boyle and Dr. Robert Hooke on Drugs!

CANNABIS CULTURE – Founding members of the Royal Society, the centuries old institute of science, were experimenting with cannabis and likely magic mushrooms! The Royal Society, formally known as The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, is a learned society and the United Kingdom’s national Academy of…

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Smiths Falls Banking on Cannabis Tourism

A new economic development plan has high hopes for Smiths Falls to become the first community in Canada to endorse a cannabis tourism strategy. In a report that will be presented to council on Monday, the town’s economic development and tourism office says it hopes to leverage the town’s new identity as the cannabis capital…

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CBD Olive Oil Recipe, from The Herb Somm

Creating infused olive oil is an essential ingredient for any at-home chef who wants to make elevated cuisine and this CBD, or cannabidiol, olive oil is useful for a variety of recipes. Here’s how to create a CBD olive oil at home using CBD-rich flower. Remember, your dosage numbers will differ depending on the strain…

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Possible Canadian cases of vaping illnesses being investigated: health officer

REGINA — Canada’s chief public health officer says at least three reports of potential vaping-related illnesses are being investigated, but she doesn’t consider any to be confirmed. Theresa Tam says one of the cases comes from London, Ont., where a teen who used e-cigarettes daily suffered a severe case of pulmonary illness. Officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit say…

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Are Canadian Conservatives actually conservative?

This article about conservatives was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Jerome Gessaroli, Instructor, School of Business, B.C. Institute of Technology, Visiting Lecturer, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University What governing vision…

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Cannabis Nutrients: Regulating Plant Food

Cannabis might not need chemically formulated foliar pesticides sprayed onto it, but it does need to eat food to maintain its own pest management capabilities. All of that THC, CBD, and rich, dank aroma does not just come from water! Canadian cannabis producers have a huge list of nutrients, plant growth regulators, and supplements to…

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Pot, alcohol most common cause of youth substance-use hospitalizations: report

VANCOUVER — Marijuana and alcohol were the most common substances leading to hospitalization of youth aged 10 to 24 across the country, says a report that highlights the prevalence of mental-health conditions as contributing factors. About 23,500 people in that age group were hospitalized for harm caused by substance use, amounting to an average of 65 hospitalizations every day between April 2017 and…

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Walmart Announces Plans To Stop Selling E-Cigarettes

The fallout over the spate of vaping-linked deaths continued on Friday, as Walmart announced that it will stop selling e-cigarettes.  In a memo to local managers, the world’s largest retailer cited “regulatory complexity” and industry “uncertainty” as its reasoning behind the decision. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes,…

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Health organizations call for end to promotion of vaping products

OTTAWA – Federal officials have to act right away to avoid further risks of serious illness from vaping, eight Canadian health organizations said Thursday.The groups are asking for an interim order from Health Canada to curb the marketing of vaping products, restrict the flavours available and regulate their nicotine levels.Vaping products, the organizations say, should…

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Is Cannabis Ruining Your Teeth?

In 2016, a major study from Duke University measured the health of 1,000 New Zealanders who’d consumed cannabis for more than 20 years. What researchers found was surprising—especially when it came to the participants’ mouths. One cannabis study found no effect on blood pressure, cholesterol, or body mass index. But smoking wasn’t good for teeth…

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How to Talk to Your Grandparents About Cannabis

Does your nanna want to ditch her painkillers for something gentler? Is gramps looking to swap his nightcap for something new? Straight from the mouths of cannabis clinicians working in long-term care and retirement homes, here are six tips for starting the cannabis talk with older adults who might benefit from an alternate substance, including…

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Canntrust Says Cannabis Goods Returned by Alberta Government Worth $1.3M

CannTrust Holdings Inc. said Thursday that about $1.3 million worth of its products will be returned by the Alberta government’s cannabis wholesaler and online retailer. The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) agency announced the returns on Wednesday after Health Canada suspended CannTrust’s licences to produce and sell pot. CannTrust noted Thursday that Health Canada…

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CannTrust says certain licences suspended by Health Canada over ‘non-compliance’

CannTrust Holdings Inc.’s licenses to produce and sell cannabis were suspended Tuesday by Health Canada, the latest setback for the pot firm which has been under investigation by regulators for cultivation in unlicensed rooms. The Vaughan, Ont.-based company said it received a notice of licence suspension from the federal regulator indicating its authority to produce cannabis, other than cultivating…

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Supreme Cannabis Q4 and 2019 Financial Results

Achieves first positive Adjusted EBITDA1 quarter of $3.2 million. Q4 2019 net revenue was $19 million, a 90% increase from Q3 2019 ($10 million). Fiscal 2019 total revenue was $41.8 million, a 370% increase from fiscal 2018 ($8.9 million). Forecasts net revenue for fiscal 2020 to be between $150 million and $180 million, and positive…

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CannTrust says certain licences suspended by Health Canada over ‘non-compliance’

CannTrust Holdings Inc.’s licenses to produce and sell cannabis were suspended Tuesday by Health Canada, the latest setback for the pot firm which has been under investigation by regulators for cultivation in unlicensed rooms. The Vaughan, Ont.-based company said it received a notice of licence suspension from the federal regulator indicating its authority to produce cannabis, other than cultivating…

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Canntrust Says Cannabis Goods Returned by Alberta Government Worth $1.3M

CannTrust Holdings Inc. said Thursday that about $1.3 million worth of its products will be returned by the Alberta government’s cannabis wholesaler and online retailer. The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) agency announced the returns on Wednesday after Health Canada suspended CannTrust’s licences to produce and sell pot. CannTrust noted Thursday that Health Canada…

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Federal Judge Says Indiana’s Ban On Smokable Hemp Is Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Indiana ruled last week that the state’s law banning smokable forms of hemp is unconstitutional and has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of the statute. In a ruling issued on September 13, Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the Southern District of Indiana said that Indiana’s law prohibiting the manufacturing, financing, delivery,…

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Beto O’Rourke Would Use Marijuana Taxes To Help Expunge Possession Convictions

On Thursday, Beto O’Rourke updated his campaign platform’s position on cannabis with specific, targeted proposals addressing legalization, taxation and social justice. As a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, O’Rourke has continued his long-standing fight to end the prohibition of cannabis. On the campaign trail, O’Rourke has called for federal cannabis legalization as part…

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