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New Brunswick Companies Eager to Bite Into Cannabis Edibles Market

Grand Bay-Westfield bakery owner planning to start a second business selling baked goods with cannabis twist.

The owner of Thunder Hill Bakery in Grand Bay-Westfield is planning a reinvention of her signature cupcakes and muffins — with a cannabis twist.

Jenn Guimond plans to open a second business, one that will showcase recipes using marijuana extracts that she makes at home.

Her new line of baked goods will include both the non-psychoactive CBD oil as well as THC, which does cause the “high.”

– Read the entire article at CBC News.

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Pennsylvania Police Chief Supports Pot Decriminalization Bid

Local lawmakers in Steelton, Pennsylvania will consider a plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis at a special meeting of the borough council held on Tuesday evening. And in a move not common with similar proposals in other jurisdictions, the idea has the support of the local chief of police.

Under the proposal, possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis would no longer be considered a criminal offense for first-time offenders. Instead, they would be charged with a summary offense and issued a fine of $25 to $100. Subsequent offenses would be subject to misdemeanor charges.

Steelton Chief of Police Anthony Minium told High Times in a telephone interview that he supports the decriminalization proposal as a matter of justice. He said that he has seen in his personal law enforcement experience people, ususally members of minority communities, who are treated harshly for possessing cannabis while more affluent people who commit more serious offenses “were getting a break because they can afford a high power attorney.”

“I figured it was time for somebody to take a stand and say ‘hey, let’s even the playing field,’” Minium said.

Minium told local media that decriminalization would allow police and

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Medical Cannabis: Cardiff Parents of Epileptic Boy Demand Oil

The parents of a 17-year-old boy with severe epilepsy will join 15 other families in Westminster to call for more access to medical cannabis.

It was legalised in November but Rachel Rankmore said her son Bailey has been denied the more potent cannabis oil.

He has been taking non-psychoactive CBD oil for three years but she said doctors have refused to prescribe him the stronger, full extract oil.

Ms Rankmore said the refusal had made the family anxious and unwell.

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What You Need to Know to Start a Legal Cannabis Grow-Op

N.W.T. man working to open cannabis processing facility; CBC examined what he’s up against.

If Yellowknife’s Jordan Harker is successful in his quest to get a licence to produce cannabis, he’ll become one of the first people to enter the industry in the Northwest Territories, if not the entire North.

CBC News looked into what exactly a person needs to do in order to receive approval to run a grow-op in Canada.

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Survey Indicates Teen Marijuana Use in Colorado is Lower Than National Average

If this were a segment of The Daily Show, this article might begin with a montage of Republican lawmakers decrying the “reckless, irresponsible” message marijuana legalization sends to youth. In legislative chambers across the U.S., opponents of marijuana reform, when all else fails, fall back on the argument that legal weed will surely cause more young people to consume cannabis. Their case rests on a simple—and simplistic—assumption: make something legal, safer, better-regulated, and more people will do it. But a new survey of teen marijuana use in Colorado is beginning to put the lie to that assumption.

New Survey: 81 Percent of Colorado Teens Don’t Consume Cannabis

On Tuesday, public health researchers in Colorado released a report detailing the results of a youth marijuana education and prevention campaign called High Costs. Researchers measured the efficacy of that campaign with a survey. The survey reached more than 55,000 teen respondents, including 500 in the City of Denver. And according to that survey, teen marijuana consumption isn’t just dropping in Colorado. It’s also falling below the national average for the first time.

The report’s “respondent snapshot” reveals that 59 percent of Colorado teens have never consumed cannabis. An additional 22 percent of

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Family of Man Killed by Bulldozer After Growing Pot Sues Police

The family of Greg Longenecker, the Pennsylvania man killed by the state police’s bulldozer when he was discovered visiting his 10 cannabis plants last July, filed a civil rights lawsuit against the law enforcement agents, state police, and the game commission on Monday.

“They killed a beautiful human being, a caring, loving man,” said plaintiff Mike Carpenter, who is Longenecker’s uncle.

“His behavior was despicable,” said Berks County District Attorney Adams, in contrast. “They yelled to him, they asked him to surrender. He did not surrender.”

It is unclear how Longenecker ended up caught in the treads of the police’s bulldozer, which was apparently moving at a speed of one to two miles per hour. The man who the Associated Press describes as “a short-order cook and avid vegetable gardener with a passion for the [Grateful] Dead” ran from the police when they found him and a friend visiting the marijuana plants they grew for personal consumption on state game lands outside of Reading, roughly 75 miles from Philadelphia. Officers employed a bulldozer to clear a path into the underbrush to which they had seen Longenecker flee.

Longenecker was with his friend David B. Light when the two were surprised

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Ban on Smokable Medical Marijuana Officially Repealed in Florida

The ban on smokable marijuana was officially repealed on Monday, with Gov. Ron DeSantis signing a compromise bill that was passed by legislators last week. The prohibition on sales of smokable cannabis was enacted by lawmakers and former Gov. Rick Scott after voters legalized the medicinal use of cannabis with a constitutional amendment in 2016. The ban was challenged in court and declared unconstitutional. After taking office, DeSantis told lawmakers he would not continue to support the ban in an appeal of the ruling if it were not repealed by March 15.

“Over 70 percent of Florida voters approved medical marijuana in 2016. I thank my colleagues in the Legislature for working with me to ensure the will of the voters is upheld,”  DeSantis said in a tweet after signing the bill repealing the ban.

Under the repeal bill, medical marijuana patients will be permitted to possess up to four ounces of smokable cannabis. Smoking cannabis in public or in private businesses subject to the state prohibition on cigarette smoking will continue to be illegal, and terminally ill children under the age of 18 will only be allowed to smoke cannabis with the approval of two doctors including a pediatrician.

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Pennsylvania Senators Seeking Co-Sponsors for Recreational Cannabis Bill

A pair of Pennsylvania senators have unveiled a plan to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adult use. The bill, which reads like a pot progressives’ wish list, has already stirred up high-ranking Republican opposition. But even with long odds, the legislation, which includes provisions for home grow, public consumption and release from prison, is starting off Pennsylvania’s latest push for legalization on the right foot.

Public Lounges and Release from Prison Included in Pennsylvania Senators’ Legalization Plan

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) have co-authored a bill, SB 350, to legalize cannabis. And on Monday, they circulated their joint proposal and called on colleagues to co-sponsor it. The move represents the latest effort to legalize and regulate adult-use in Pennsylvania. But unlike legislative efforts in other states, Leach and Sharif haven’t compromised-in-advance with the opponents of legalization. Instead, their bill checks nearly every box when it comes to progressive drug policy reform.

Like the 10 other U.S. states (and D.C.) with legal marijuana, Pennsylvania would set broad guidelines for personal possession and consumption for adults 21 and over. But Leach and Sharif’s bill goes much further. It would allow home cultivation of up to six

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Researchers Launching CBD Study with Former Hockey Players

The NHL Alumni Association is one of the sponsors of a study that will examine the effects of CBD on around 100 former pro hockey players who suffer from brain trauma caused by the league’s notoriously rough play.

“It’s really rather sad when you see these giants of sport having to deal with terrible headaches and emotional issues as well—there’s quite a bit of anxiety and depression and PTSD in athletes that has gone unrecognized,” neurosurgeon Charles Tator told a morning television program on Monday.

The announcement of the study is a victory for the former NHL players who have fought for adequate treatment for the damage that professional hockey does to its athletes. Detroit Red Wings standout Darren McCarty and VEDA Sport director Marvin Degon are among the players past and present that have been outspoken about the urgency of connecting pro athletes to safe and effective cannabis treatment for chronic pain.

In fact, professional hockey is leading the charge when it comes to athletes having access to marijuana. Currently, 28 of the NHL’s 31 teams is located in an area where players are able to consume cannabis with minimal risk of penalty. The league in general tends to

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