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Trailblazers / Tokyo Smoke / Q&A with Josh Lyon

Trailblazers / Tokyo Smoke / Q&A with Josh Lyon

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Tokyo Smoke is the coffee shop we’ve been dreaming of. Their impeccable commitment to high quality design drives their entire operation, and the flagship store in Toronto promises to be an emotive experience for both coffee and cannabis lovers alike. In a recent article, co-founder Alan Gertner said, “Tokyo Smoke wasn’t to be a Bob Marley-inspired head shop, or one of the many illegal dispensaries, but instead a home to the creative class. It’s not about the prototypical stoner, we want to build a brand for the contemporary urban citizen—it’s clean and elegant, which signals quality and transformation.”

To find out more, we chatted to Josh Lyon, Head of Marketing & Partnerships while he’s been on tour visiting Portland, Seattle and Denver in the lead up to the launch of Tokyo Smoke’s new series of strains, and a brand new location opening in Seattle.

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Q. What can people expect when they visit Tokyo Smoke?

JL – No matter the Tokyo Smoke location, people can expect a delightful and immersive experience. Each location has beautifully roasted coffee beans, a selection of the finest Cannabis paraphernalia and Tokyo Smoke merchandise as well as a special section unique to the location. They can also expect a group of interesting and friendly regulars eager to chat and meet new people.

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Q. We’ve heard about the many curious and unusual ‘artefacts’ on display – what are some of your favourites?

That’s tough to say! I’m a big fan of the discontinued architectural lego sets that we have on display. The old medicinal Cannabis merchandise we have is also fantastic. To see where the industry was to where it is now and where it’s going provides such fantastic perspective on the Cannabis movement.

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Q. Can you tell us about the special strains you are developing?

Currently, there is no real stratification in the Cannabis space and it’s also lacking a common nomenclature. Our Cannabis will be sold in 4 strains, ‘Go’, ‘Relax’, ‘Relief’, ‘Balance’. Go – energizing Sativa; Relax – calming Indica; Relief – soothing CBD; Balance – consistently crossed Sativa/Indica hybrid. These particular strains have been refined over the past 20 years. Tokyo Smoke will offer a consistent, quality, beautiful experience in the Cannabis space. We are educating consumers through known verticals like coffee and clothing. So, someone can have an energizing ‘Go’ espresso, an experience that will showcase what ‘Go’ means in the Cannabis space.

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Q. How has Tokyo Smoke been received by the local community?

We have been very lucky to be embraced by the community, both locally around the shop and those interested in the Cannabis space. The shop is often filled with neighbourhood residents including families, cyclists, people taking their dog for a walk or just those looking for a great cup of coffee. As well, we frequently get Cannabis enthusiasts both new and old, looking through our merchandise or just wanting to have a conversation about the industry and the exciting times ahead.

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Q. What advice would you give to other cannabis entrepreneurs, who are hoping to appeal to the creative class?

Recognize that Cannabis itself isn’t the lifestyle, rather it’s a modern lifestyle that includes Cannabis.

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Q. What’s the most exciting thing about being part of this brand new, contemporary cannabis industry?

There’s so much! First off, the energy and enthusiasm that the industry has right now is infectious. There’s a genuine feeling of optimism and excitement that is palpable industry-wide. As well, the people and organizations that we get to connect with are truly a pleasure. People are passionate, creative and, for the most part, always looking for ways to further the Cannabis revolution together. For us personally, it’s incredibly gratifying talking to Cannabis users who say they feel at home in our shops and with our products. Understanding that we’re tapping into something meaningful and authentic let’s us know that the space we’re carving out within the industry is one that is both needed and desired.

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Q. Do you have a particular favourite strain/product/ritual that you enjoy?

The amazing thing about Cannabis is that it’s so multi-faceted and the experiences can be tailored to your unique needs. For me personally, I can never stop my mind from racing. Tokyo Smoke ‘Relax’, a soothing Indica, before bed allows me to unwind from a long day as well as sleep soundly through the night. I really cherish that little bit of time away from work and the race that is my day to day life.

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All images courtesy of Tokyo SmokeInstagram | Facebook

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Published at Wed, 25 May 2016 22:07:27 +0000

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NHTA Now Admits Car Crashes Drop Drastically In Legal Marijuana States

NHTA Now Admits Car Crashes Drop Drastically In Legal Marijuana States

States That Have Enacted Medical Marijuana Laws See Drop In Car Crashes

Pot saves the day (and lives)…. Again.

A new study shows that 19 states that legalized medical marijuana in some form or another saw a decrease in fatal car crashes by 11% after the laws were set in place. Although the study analyzed data from 19 states, only 7 of them saw significant decreases while 2 actually saw increases. Despite this, the study’s authors say that these findings debunk the myth that if more people have access to marijuana, this will lead to an increase in car crashes. These 7 states with the largest decrease in deaths were Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. Connecticut and Rhode Island were the states that saw an increase in deaths.

The authors also speculated that the drop might have been caused by people turning to pot instead of booze, leading to a drop in drunk driving. The lives that were saved also mostly belonged to the 25-44 year old age group, the same age group that were also commonly involved in deaths caused by drunk driving.

Since the law has different effects on states, it’s safe to say that there are other factors that affect the changes. These could include varied strategies in law enforcement, quality of healthcare available in these states, quality of infrastructure and roads, and public service programs that are designed to address driving under the influence.. Of anything. The researchers also found that there having dispensaries around was linked to lower deaths caused by traffic.

Patterns Found

The researchers observed some patterns among these states. In California, as soon as medical marijuana was legalized back in 1996, the state saw a 16% decrease in traffic deaths although in the following years the death rate slowly increased. On the other hand, in Colorado, medical marijuana laws were only passed in 2010 and this had no significant impact although later on there were significant drops in traffic deaths year after year.

The observations were derived from nationwide census data on traffic deaths that occurred from 1985 to 2014 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The data also took into consideration other factors such as current laws on speeding, texting while driving, and seat belt laws. During the course of the study, 1.2 million people died from car accidents nationwide. The study’s authors dug deeper into the findings because of rising concerns that legalization and more states having access to marijuana could result in more car crashes. The data also shows that driving stoned tends to make drivers more careful and act with caution.

It’s not rocket science – we all know that driving drunk is pretty much like asking for a death sentence. And Americans know this – a 2015 Gallup poll showed that only 29% of people thought that driving stoned was a serious problem, while 79% said the same about booze.

Dangers Associated With Driving High Are A Myth

Anti-pot groups continue using a number of stone-age myths and shove it down people’s throats to try to get them to believe the reasons why marijuana should remain illegal. And one of their favourite myths to use is that driving stoned will result in an increase in car fatalities. An article by Forbes which cites the National Highway Traffic Association says that not only is pot safer than alcohol when it comes to getting behind the wheel, but there are less fatalities recorded when marijuana is around compared to booze.

Alcohol is perfectly legal in all states, yet there is no doubt that cannabis is much safer (and even has health benefits!). Given the figures in the studies mentioned, we can hypothesize that people who would normally drink could replace marijuana for alcohol, although more research needs to be done before any conclusion can be made.

I’m not saying that it’s completely safe to drive stoned and that you should try it – driving on any substance at all will put your life (and others’) at risk, but it’s far safer than driving drunk.

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Published at Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000

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Do pot shop staffers lack training? What one study shows

Do pot shop staffers lack training? What one study shows

A study co-authored by several California researchers suggests that many staffers at medical marijuana dispensaries may not have received much, if any, training for their jobs, according to Live Science.

The small study, published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, found that 30 out 55 staff members surveyed had received at least some formal training for their current jobs.

Twenty percent of those surveyed reported receiving medical training on the health effects of marijuana, and 13 percent said they had been trained on the science of cannabis. Staffers were surveyed at both medical and nonmedical dispensaries in California, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, four other states and the District of Columbia.

Lead study author Nancy Haug, a professor of addiction medicine at Palo Alto University, told Live Science that some staff members made recommendations that weren’t accurate or appropriate for clients’ medical conditions.

The study also reported that almost two in three staffers reported not receiving any training in customer service, business, medicine or science, but 94 percent had provided advice to customers, including recommending specific strains of cannabis for particular ailments and symptoms.

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Full study at LiveScience.com

This story was first published on TheCannifornian.com

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Published at Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:14:31 +0000

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Can Your Pet Benefit From Cannabis?

Can Your Pet Benefit From Cannabis?

Can your pet benefit from Cannabis?

It is just natural for us humans to think of our furry friends when it comes to ease their pain and suffering in the best way we can think of. Even more so, now that cannabis is legalized in more than half of the states of the United States for medicinal purposes for humans, naturally we would like to let our pets share in that. After all, they suffer many times similar health issues as us humans.

Pets also have an endocannabinoid system, just like us. Cannabis does what it does best. It mimics the natural messenger compounds in the body. In pets, the message delivering is just louder, stronger and longer.

The natural messenger cannabinoid of your pet is called anandamide and (2-AG) 2- Arachidonoylglycerol. The CB1 receptor in the brain and CB2 receptors in the body are stimulated by them. The difference between the human body and that of an animal is, that the cannabinoids in marijuana attach to the receptors, but don’t let go easily. They hang on longer. Drugs that can hang on longer onto the natural messenger receptors are called an agonist. The chief agonist cannabinoid in marijuana is THC and CBD.

Does it help the pet in any way? Scientifically not enough tests have been done on pets yet. The American Veterinary Medical Association has not taken any official stance also. Even in states where cannabis is legal, veterinarians are not allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis for pets.  Veterinarians that prescribe carefree, fail to take the following points in consideration:

  • They are assuming that the cannabinoid system in dogs and cats work the same as that of humans
  • They say that the ingredients in cannabis is practically harmless for pets

None of this has been tested yet. Dogs and cats metabolize Cannabinoids quite different from us. No veterinarian can with all surety say they know what the effect of cannabis will be on the pet. However some preliminary results have shown promise.

How can we help our pets then?

A bulldog suffered two years by lying down or vomiting until his owner started to give him a daily dose of medical marijuana. Now he plays like a puppy. A 12 year old Lab mix suffered from liver and lung cancer. After his owner started to give him medicinal tincture made from marijuana, he started to regain appetite. A Boxer’s skin cancer started to heal after marijuana oil topically was used. These are all stories of hope.

Another lady has an older cat that suffers from severe arthritis and wouldn’t come out of the closest for days. After she bought medical marijuana for pets in a spray form, almost immediately her cat has become her old self again and wants to be petted, eats better and sits on her lap.

It also looks like medicinal marijuana with high CBD, reacts better. A product called Canna-Pet is used to treat a 3 year old Rottweiler in Vermont. The dog is treated for seizures and anxiety, and after 8 months, there are far fewer seizures. Dogs are very sensitive to THC, but it seems that CBD has the acquired affect.

Vets and Marijuana Vets find themselves in a difficult place, because even though some would like to help with medicinal cannabis, their hands are still bound. It is even dangerous to mention it, because it can have career-ending consequences.

While it is not clear if medical cannabis is bad for your pet, it is also not clear if it is good for your pet. There are just not enough research on medical marijuana and your pet yet. Dosage amounts for cats, dogs or any other pet will be different from that to us humans. It is advisable to start with small doses and to be sure to stay within vet protocol.

With marijuana legal in many states, there is also a higher risk for intoxication and a high dose can lead to the death of the pet. Dogs might be more prone than cats to eat edibles, but that could be something very harmful to a dog, especially if it contains chocolate and raisins, as both are highly toxic to dogs.

It is recommendable to stick to pet products that are made from hemp based material and is high in CBD. It is also recommendable not to give medical marijuana to your pet without research. It is a deadly uncertainty as veterinarians cannot prescribe the correct dose, especially when THC is involved, not enough studies yet.

In conclusion, it is still too much error by trial, but if you have success or know of cases that worked out well, the prerogative is all yours. At this moment it the healing matter of our pets are mainly based and testimonies by owners that had success with the treatment.

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Published at Tue, 03 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000

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Can Cannabis Help With PMS?

Can Cannabis Help With PMS?

Can Cannabis Help With PMS?

Like many women, you may find that turning to ice cream and other such comfort foods may help you to overcome the discomfort that you may feel whilst on your period, as well as the various early warning signs that it is quickly approaching.  Using cannabis to treat PMS however is again being researched.

During Queen Victoria’s reign, it was famously noted that one of her own physicians actually prescribed a dose of medication containing marijuana to help overcome the pains that came with the menstrual cycle.  Around the same time, women across America were being prescribed medical syrup known as Dysmenine to ease the pain and discomfort of menstrual cramps.  This medication contained a dose of marijuana.

Fast-forward to the present day, and slowly, doctors are beginning to prescribe marijuana for PMS again.  A licensed medical professional who is permitted to prescribe medical marijuana to patients is known as a ‘green doctor’.  If you visit one in California, it is possible that you could walk away with a prescription for the substance.  If you have severe pain caused by PMS, then it is something that doctors are now recommending marijuana for.  In the most severe cases, medical marijuana facilities in Colorado also prescribe patients with cannabis as a treatment.

What you may be wondering is just why doctors are now deciding to prescribe medical marijuana to patients suffering from severe PMS symptoms.  Quite simply, it has been proven time and time again to lower pain.  In addition, THC, which is an active ingredient in marijuana, has also been shown to reduce the symptoms of nausea and anxiety.  These properties of marijuana collectively help the symptoms that come with PMS, including headaches, abdominal cramps, and mood swings.

It does not come as a surprise that marijuana is being prescribed to help with these symptoms however.  Even before green doctors had started making recommendations to their patients to try the remedy, for decades, women have praised cannabis for offering them relief from their temporary symptoms during that particular time of the month, especially the pain associated with menstrual cramps.

Now you may be wondering why it is that physicians are only just beginning to see this benefit to women for medical marijuana use.  Well for a start, there as not been a great deal of research carried out in relation to the connection between marijuana and periods.  This doesn’t mean that there is any doubt about it’s usefulness to women, but it is just that PMS has so far not been considered to be of great enough importance to research.  At the end of the day, research costs a lot of money and so other illnesses such as cancer and PTSD have been regarded as being more important than the short term symptoms faced by some women.

Another reason why there has been a lack of research into the treatment of PMS symptoms using marijuana is due to the federal government.  Getting permission to legally test the effectiveness of marijuana involves a lot of legal paperwork, especially as it is not legal on a federal level.  For this reason, validating any research at all into marijuana use for PMS is very tricky.

There are also some conflicting opinions when it comes to offering women marijuana to treat the symptoms of PMS.  THC has been known to cause paranoia and other mental health issues when it is used for prolonged amounts of time.  It can also lead to the patient over eating.  Neither of these long-term side effects are helpful to women who suffer from severe PMS symptoms.

Even if marijuana is prescribed for PMS however, it is recommended that the patient is careful about the dose that she takes.  The correct dosage for the patient is the lowest possible amount of marijuana that is required to ease the symptoms to a comfortable level.  If the patient follows the appropriate guidelines for choosing the correct dose, then it is possible to use medical marijuana without the psychoactive side effects that it can cause.

If you have been recommended to use medical marijuana for severe PMS symptoms, you may be wondering what strains are going to be best for you to use.  It is important that you always look for the strains of marijuana that are indica dominant.  The indica strains are best for relieving pain, and this is not a property that can usually be attributed to sativa strains.  When you choose a sativa variety of marijuana plant, you will experience a high feeling.  You are also likely to feel hungry after you have used a sativa strain.  This is not likely to help with your PMS symptoms.  Due to the more mellow feeling, the effective relief from menstrual cramps and the lower risk of being left with a hungry feeling, indica strains are usually the plants to look out for when you are choosing your medical marijuana products.

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Published at Mon, 02 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000

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The Top 5 Dry Herb & Oil Vaporizers Of 2016

The Top 5 Dry Herb & Oil Vaporizers Of 2016

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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ALL ABOUT VAPORIZERS

2016 has seen so many new innovative products emerge from the cannabis industry and in the world of vaporizers, that goes double. Whether you just like good old herb vaporizers or if you’re an all out oil enthusiast we’ve got you covered.

This Thing Rips! R2 Series Vape Pen Kit

R2 Series VaporizersThis sleek, discreet concentrate vape is perfect for the discreet smoker. It features a easy to remove top cap and a polycarbonate visual heating chamber for a nice burn all the way through. Coming from the highly respected vaporizer company Smok this is the perfect vape for someone who prefers to smoke on the down low.

Fez Dry Leaf Vaporizer

Fez Dry Leaf Vaporizers

If you couldn’t already tell by the name, this thing is made for vaping dry herb in style. The Fez has no lack of power and comes equipped with an extremely powerful, 4,000 mVh lithium ion battery that can handle up to 2,000 puffs on a single charge. It also comes with 3 different temperature control settings ranging from 300-464 degrees Fahrenheit . These vaporizers are very discreet, powerful and easy to clean giving you a great vaporizer for a good price.

Entropy Vape Kit With Ceramic Atomizer and Dabber Tool

Entropy Vaporizers

Coming from Entropy Labs, you know these are going to be quality vaporizers. The heating element and outside housing are ceramic making it easy to clean. Inside is a mounted wick coil for a tasty oil vaping experience. It also comes with a rechargeable 1100 mAh ego battery, a titanium dabber tool, a USB charger and a carrying case!

OG Four 2.0 Lava-Quartz Coil Vaporizer
OG Four 2.0 Lava-Quartz Coil Vaporizers

The OG Four 2.0 is the newest creation from This Thing Rips! It uses lava-quartz technology to give you the cleanest and smoothest hit possible. Inside this beast is a quartz rod single coil atomizer that is perfect for vaping concentrates while providing the best taste possible. For power it’s got a 6500 mAh battery and you also get a dabbr tool, a silicone jar, a usb connector and even an extra atomizer!

The Extreme-Q Vaporizer

The Extreme-Q Vaporizers

What you’re looking at is a table top Extreme-Q Vaporizer from no other then Arizer. You can use it two ways, either with the hose or the collection bags. What makes this vaporizer so amazing is it comes with a lifetime warranty, two cyclone bowls, a hose, an adapter, two food grade high temp-ready collection bags and some other accessories to go along with it. It features a easy-to-use LED screen that makes it easy to control all the settings. This vaporizer is perfect for someone looking to have only the highest quality smoking experience with smooth, great tasting hits.

DID WE MISS ANY?

Do you know of an amazing vaporizer that should be on the list, but isn’t? Let us know in the comments below and it could be added! We’d love to hear what vaporizers our readers like or don’t like!

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Published at Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:04:49 +0000

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Governor Snyder Signs Medical Marihuana Bills Into Law

Governor Snyder Signs Medical Marihuana Bills Into Law

Governor Snyder Signs Medical Marihuana Bills Into Law

Governor Snyder was officially presented HB 4209, HB 4210, and HB 4827 at about 3:30 p.m. this afternoon and almost immediately signed the three bills into law. In his release, the Governor stated that “[t]his new law will help Michiganders of all ages and with varying medical conditions access safe products to relieve their suffering. We can finally implement a solid framework that gives patients a safe source from which to purchase and utilize medical marijuana.”

HB 4209 is now Public Act 281 of 2016, HB 4210 is now Public Act 282 of 2016, and HB 4827 is now Public Act 283 of 2016. All three acts now become effective in 90 days.

For more information on the implementation of the new laws, check back to Dykema’s Cannabis Law Blog.

 
Published at Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000

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Election Night Expands Cannabis Industry

Election Night Expands Cannabis Industry

Election Night Expands Cannabis Industry

Amidst the suspense and commotion of the presidential election, the cannabis industry in the United States quietly, but significantly, expanded on Tuesday night. A record number of medical and adult use initiatives were on ballots across the nation, and the large number of victories drastically expands the scope of the industry, while also likely setting the stage for further initiatives in 2018 and beyond.

According to the Associated Press, adult use ballot initiatives passed in three states – California (56 percent of voters approved Proposition 64), Massachusetts (54 percent of voters approved Question 4), and Nevada (54 percent of voters approved Question 2). Proponents of the adult use initiative in Maine are also claiming victory on Question 1, although national media outlets have refrained from calling the proposition, as precincts continue to report and the margins remain razor thin. Overall, the only blemish for recreational ballot measures last night was in Arizona, where 52 percent of voters defeated Proposition 205.

Once the laws approved at the ballot box last night go into effect, more than 64 million Americans will live in states where adults can legally use cannabis under state law. Moreover, while the cannabis movement had been confined to the West Coast, the passage in Massachusetts (and, potentially, Maine) gives adult use marijuana laws a foothold on the East Coast.

In addition to adult use proposals, Arkansas (53 percent of voters approved Issue 6), Florida (71 percent of voters approved Amendment 2), and North Dakota (64 percent of voters approved Measure 5) approved medical marijuana ballot initiatives, bringing the total number of states that have approved such laws to 28.

It remains to be seen whether 2016 will be seen as a tipping point with regard to efforts to legitimize and legalize cannabis in the United States, but last night’s victories establish significant momentum going forward. While concern remains that President-Elect Trump may appoint individuals who are antagonistic towards the cannabis industry to key positions, such as Attorney General, the likelihood that the Department of Justice will amend its Cole Memo-enunciated stance on the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (the “CSA”) seems to be diminishing. With more than half the states in the nation having now approved medical marijuana laws and approximately one-fifth of the country’s population now residing in a state that has approved recreational usage of cannabis for adults, the pressure seems to be mounting on the federal government to either address the legal dichotomy directly or, at the very least, to continue to exercise discretion while also beginning to tackle issues such as access to financial services and taxation.

For summaries of these ballot initiatives and information on implementation, check back to Dykema’s Cannabis Law Blog.

 
Published at Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:00:00 +0000

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Marc Emery arrested after Montreal police raid new Cannabis Culture Dispensaries

Marc Emery arrested after Montreal police raid new Cannabis Culture Dispensaries

Montreal police raided several new Cannabis Culture dispensaries Friday evening, apparently without a warrant.

The news broke over Facebook where Cannabis Culture went live. Cannabis Culture co-owner Jodie Emery also tweeted the news:

Her husband, Marc Emery, was arrested at the Mont-Royal Avenue location, along with a still-unknown number of staff members.

“This arrest is wrong, and the prohibition is wrong, and the prime minister is a disgrace,” Emery reportedly shouted as police arrested him. A crowd quickly began chanting: “Free Marc Emery.”

Jodie later shared her husband and business partner’s arrest on Instagram. She doesn’t know yet if a warrant is out for her arrest as well. 

Sources told the Montreal Gazette that undercover officers had been surveilling the store just hours after opening yesterday.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said there would be “zero tolerance” for unregulated vendors. Police have previously raided Cannabis Culture locations in Toronto, Hamilton and Peterborough. Many reopened within days.

Published at Sat, 17 Dec 2016 00:00:13 +0000

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Canadian task force wants to legalize pot

Canadian task force wants to legalize pot

The Columbian / Associated Press

TORONTO — Canada’s government said Tuesday it would study a federal task force’s recommendation that Canadians over 18 years old be allowed to buy marijuana for recreational purposes and would announce new laws in the spring that would legalize pot.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has long promised to legalize recreational pot use and sales. If passed, Canada would be the largest developed country to end prohibition of recreational marijuana. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada voted Nov. 8 to approve the use of recreational marijuana, joining Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, where it had previously been legalized.

The marijuana task force report, headed by former Canadian Liberal Health Minister Anne McLellan, recommended that adults could carry up to 30 grams for recreational purpose and grow up to four plants. It also recommended that higher-potency pot be taxed at a higher rate than weaker strains. And said recreational marijuana should not be sold in the same location as alcohol or tobacco. Under the proposals, alcohol-free cannabis lounges would be allowed.

Published at Wed, 14 Dec 2016 01:47:50 +0000

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