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  • Canadian Oil Patch Grapples With Cannabis Legalization

    10/18/2018 11:29:09 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 18 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-18-2018 | Haley
    As of today, recreational cannabis consumption is legal in Canada. While many Canadian citizens and companies will be celebrating the reform, not to mention preparing to capitalize on this green-golden opportunity, the Canadian oil and gas industry will be ringing in the new era with considerably less enthusiasm. Canadian oil companies and workers’ unions are busy scrambling to finalize a plan to maintain safe operating standards in an era of legal and easily attainable marijuana. In Canada’s oil sands, workers perform risky maneuvers and operate heavy equipment daily, making health and safety an especially critical issue. Legal weed poses a...
  • Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

    10/17/2018 5:31:41 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 123 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 17, 2018
    Cannabis becomes legal in Canada Country becomes second and largest with legal national marketplace. The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the world’s second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. Canada legalizes marijuana: here's everything you need to know Read more A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the new legal threshold, with a formal announcement due later on Wednesday. The use of medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 10/17/2018

    10/17/2018 5:17:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    At the top of the news the latest on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A "candid discussion" was reported in Saudi Arabia between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi officials including King Salman. President Trump spoke by phone with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He says both the king and crown prince have denied any involvement or knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi. Trump told the Associated Press that Saudi Arabia was being treated as: "guilty until proven innocent"..... Turkish officials say their search of the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi disappeared after entering October 2nd revealed more evidence of...
  • U.S. cannabis firms press Trump about Canada’s ‘competitive advantage’

    10/16/2018 2:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | October 16, 2018 | James McCarten The Canadian Press
    An American cannabis producer took out a full-page ad in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal warning that the United States is “rapidly losing” its competitive advantage in the industry to Canada, the first G7 member to greenlight legal recreational pot. An American cannabis producer is warning President Donald Trump that Canada is poised to dominate the North American marijuana industry unless the United States takes steps to eliminate barriers to financing and market capital south of the border. A full-page ad in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal, framed as a plea to the White House and its most prominent occupant, warns the...
  • Canadian pot industry workers will be able to enter U.S. for pleasure travel

    10/11/2018 11:12:16 AM PDT · by jerod · 29 replies
    CBC News ^ | Oct 11, 2018 12:11 PM ET | Brandie Weikle
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Canadian citizens working in the cannabis industry should be able to enter the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry. The agency updated its website Tuesday, providing a measure of clarity after a vague statement last month left the industry and investors facing uncertainty about travel of any kind to the U.S. That statement sparked weeks of confusion and rumours that those tied to the cannabis industry could face lifetime bans from the U.S. It read that "As marijuana continues to be a controlled substance under United States law, working in or facilitating...
  • Rhode Island gubernatorial, attorney general candidates arrested with 48 pounds of marijuana: police

    10/05/2018 11:00:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 50 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Suarez Sang | Fox News
    -snip- A pair of Rhode Island political hopefuls, who aspired to be The Ocean State's governor and attorney general, was arrested Thursday after police allegedly uncovered 48 pounds of illegal marijuana in the duo's West Greenwich home. State police said they arrested Anne Armstrong, 58, and Alan Gordon, 48 -- the Compassion Party’s candidates for governor and attorney general, respectively -- after a search at the pair’s home uncovered nearly 50 pounds of marijuana. Officials said they searched the pair’s home after receiving a complaint of a “strong odor of marijuana emanating from marijuana plants being illegally grown outdoors.” -snip-...
  • Violent crime climbing in Denver and Colorado

    09/29/2018 8:14:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 93 replies
    KDVR ^ | SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 | MATT MAURO
    Violent crime, including murders, are increasing in Denver and Colorado, according to new statistics from police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Murders in Colorado have jumped 27 percent in the last three years. In 2015 there were 173 murders, while there were 220 in 2017. ... murders in Denver have increased six percent in the last year. So far in 2018, there have been 51 murders, compared to 48 at this time last year, according to Denver Police. Police say the increase is because there are more incidents where multiple people have been killed. ... And for some perspective...
  • Editorial: Mobile hygiene unit in Oroville a creative step (Homeless crisis in California)

    09/27/2018 10:25:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Enterprise-Record ^ | September 26, 2018 | The Editorial Board
    Working on a complex issue often takes creativity. When it’s an issue like homelessness, every angle is worth exploring. So when the nonprofit Oroville Southside Community Improvement Association Inc. asked to partner with the city on its Haven of Hope on Wheels project, which includes a trailer outfitted with showers, toilets and laundry facilities, the Oroville City Council obliged. The council sensibly saw the project for what it is — another way to help the disenfranchised while keeping them from disrupting businesses or taking baths, doing laundry and going to the bathroom along rivers and in parks. The council voted...
  • Smash-And-Grab Thieves Hit Pot Shop But Only Got Away With Oregano

    09/27/2018 11:58:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | September 27, 2018
    A group of teens smashed a stolen van into a marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs and stole a bunch of herb. Actually, it was herbs. Oregano, to be specific. The owners of Native Roots, at Academy Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway, told our partners at KKTV they don’t put real marijuana in the display cases.
  • Which States Will Legalize Marijuana In 2018?

    09/21/2018 1:08:47 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    WeedNews ^ | 12/17/2017 | Johnny Green
    Unless you have been living under a rock for the last five years, then you know that there are now 8 states that have legalized cannabis for adult use. Colorado and Washington State legalized cannabis in 2012, Oregon, Alaska (and Washington D.C.) legalized cannabis in 2014, and Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, and California legalized cannabis in 2016. All of those states (and D.C.) legalized cannabis via the citizen initiative process. Going into 2017 it seemed like at least one state would legalize cannabis via legislative action, and Vermont was very close to doing so until its Governor vetoed a legalization bill...
  • Giant marijuana bundles wash up on Florida beaches, but don’t try to keep them

    09/19/2018 10:25:42 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | September 18 2018 | Tom Jackman
    It sounds like the opening for another stoner movie, maybe “Harold and Kumar Go to Heaven.” Giant bundles of marijuana, apparently containing individually wrapped five-kilo bricks, have been washing up on the shores of Florida since the approach of Hurricane Florence last week, possibly from a boat that was either capsized by the storm or an airplane drop that went awry.
  • Canadians who smoke marijuana legally, or work or invest in the industry, will be barred from the US

    09/14/2018 1:31:17 PM PDT · by Decombobulator · 54 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 09/13/2018
    WASHINGTON—Canadians will be barred from entering the United States for smoking marijuana legally, for working in Canada’s legal marijuana industry and for investing in legal Canadian marijuana companies, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official says. Todd Owen, who spoke to the U.S. website Politico, said the U.S. does not plan to change its border policies to account for Canada’s marijuana legalization, which takes effect on Oct. 17. “We don’t recognize that as a legal business,” said Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the office of field operations. Owen’s comments corroborated anecdotal reports that have accumulated over the course of...
  • Search warrant: Marijuana found in Botham Jean's apartment after deadly shooting

    09/13/2018 5:02:02 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 118 replies
    http://www.fox4news.com/news ^ | 09/13/2018 | By: FOX4News.com Staff
    DALLAS - Following the shooting death of Botham Jean by the hands of Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, multiple search warrants were executed at Jean’s apartment as part of the investigation. One of the warrants became a public record Thursday afternoon when it was returned to the judge who signed it. It was shortly after Jean’s funeral had ended. It listed several items found in Jean's apartment, including a small amount of marijuana.
  • Ft. Pierce woman claims wind blew cocaine into her purse

    09/11/2018 6:55:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 44 replies
    Authorities say a Florida woman is blaming a windy day for the cocaine that police found in her purse. WPLG reported Kennecia Posey was one of two passengers in a car stopped by Fort Pierce police in late March. Police say an officer smelled marijuana and that, after searching the car, cocaine and marijuana in separate bags were found inside a purse Posey had on her lap. Authorities say they questioned Posey about the drugs. According to the police report, Posey responded: “It’s a windy day. It must have flown through the window and into my purse.”
  • What Democrats Still Don't Get

    09/11/2018 12:22:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 11, 2018 | Allie Stuckey
    Since the election, there has been ample speculation about how Trump “happened.” Last week, Obama offered his hypothesis: resentment and paranoia on the right. He lamented the destruction of the Republican Party and the ensuing demise of America because of the divisiveness and bigotry propagated by the president and those who support him. It seems that most on the left agree with Obama’s view. Progressives purport that enthusiasm for Trump is bolstered by “white fragility”— an insecurity that white voices, once dominant, are now being drowned out by increasingly influential minority groups bolstered by demographic changes. Trump is their “white...
  • Now Elon Musk faces US Air Force investigation into his wild weed-smoking podcast because the...

    09/08/2018 9:18:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18:16 EDT, 7 September 2018 | UPDATED: 01:27 EDT, 8 September 2018 | RORY TINGLE and SARA MALM
    FULL TITLE: Now Elon Musk faces US Air Force investigation into his wild weed-smoking podcast because the drug-taking breaches SpaceX security clearance rules The US Air Force is looking into Elon Musk after he smoked marijuana during a wild, rambling two-and-a-half-hour podcast streamed live onto YouTube, it emerged on Friday. Marijuana use is prohibited for people with government security clearance, which Musk gained in 2015 when his company SpaceX started launching satellites for the Pentagon. The US Air Force told DailyMail.com a formal investigation is not underway at this time, but would not rule out that members of the department...
  • Tesla shares crash after Elon Musk smokes joint on live web show

    09/07/2018 2:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 7, 2018 | Rupert Neate and Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco
    Musk calls the Guardian the world’s ‘most insufferable newspaper’, as two senior executives quit Tesla as market value falls 6% Tesla shares crashed 6% on Friday as two of its senior executives quit, just hours after the electric carmaker’s chief executive Elon Musk sparked concern by smoking marijuana on a live web show. The company’s head of accounting, Dave Morton, and head of human resources, Gaby Toledano, said they were leaving the company, which has been placed at the centre of a string of controversies by its maverick CEO. Morton, who joined the company just one month ago, said he...
  • Naked Florida man starts house fire while baking cookies on George Foreman grill in Niceville

    09/07/2018 10:21:22 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 66 replies
    The Ledger ^ | Sep 6, 2018
    NICEVILLE — Responding to a house fire last week, Niceville police officers and firefighters encountered an odd sight. When firefighters got to the home around 5:30 p.m., they could see smoke coming from inside. A naked man opened the front door, said, “I’m sorry” and closed the door. Police officers arrived shortly after to assist. The man came to the door again, left it open and went back into the house. The man admitted to drinking two liters of vodka and smoking marijuana starting around 9 a.m. that morning. He was examined at the scene and had no life-threatening injuries,...
  • Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

    09/07/2018 7:25:12 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th September 2018 | BBC News
    Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan. Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair discussed tech innovation and the public's perception of Mr Musk. "I mean, it's legal, right?" asked the Tesla founder, before taking a drag on the joint. Last month, Mr Musk said he was not "on weed" when he tweeted about plans to make Tesla a private firm. The business leader made the comments in an interview with the New York Times. He also told the newspaper he...
  • Is Legalizing Pot a Good Idea?

    09/04/2018 2:15:01 PM PDT · by fwdude · 121 replies
    Barbwire ^ | September 3, 2018 | Bryan Fischer
    Nine states and the District of Columbia have now legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Is this a good thing? (Medicinal use is legal in 29 states.) With loosening standards, it is no surprise that marijuana use is up across the board. Last year, 14% of Americans – one in seven – used pot. Laws actually do make a difference here, as 20% of Americans used pot where it is legal while only 12% used pot where it is against the law. The old saying is that “the law is a teacher,” and this serves as an example.