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The Tseshaht First Nation in Port Alberni is now operating B.C.’s first licensed cannabis store owned by a First Nation. “It’s a pretty amazing feeling,” says Tseshaht council member Ken Watts. “We are planting a seed and we are doing one of the first things here in the province.” Named after Port Alberni’s historic orange bridge – now painted grey –...
As Canadians started to debate how — not if — cannabis would be legalized, a persistent question was: what about the hundreds of thousands of Canadians with prohibition-era convictions for possession? In the end, the federal Liberals rejected a plan for records for possession to be expunged, or completely erased, in favour of a streamlined version of the pardon, or...
Over 40 free record clearing, sealing, and educational events scheduled in 30 U.S. cities.The second annual National Expungement Week (N.E.W) will be held from September 21-28, 2019, with events in 30 cities throughout the country. A coalition of more than three dozen organizations working at the intersection of the cannabis industry, racial equity, and reparative justice, led...
The DEA is proposing an increase in the amount of cannabis that can be grown for research purposes.The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing a significant increase in the amount of cannabis that can be grown for research purposes. It will bump up its current 2019 levels by almost 31%.The idea, according to a Sept. 11,...
Every September the folks at the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the nation’s oldest cannabis legalization group, bring lobbyists, political scientists, reporters, organizers, state lawmakers, and members of Congress together in Washington, DC, to talk shop. Wins and losses are tallied, strategies are debated, the year ahead is forecast. The three-day event always offers a...
Officials in the Trump administration are considering a federal ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.Alex M. Azar, the secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Ned Sharpless, acting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, made the announcement on Sept. 11, 2019 as the so-called vaping crisis deepens across the country, the New York Times reported....
Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to CBD companies with orders to stop advertising products as treatments for serious diseases.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent warning letters to three companies that sell CBD oils, tinctures, capsules, gummies, and cannabis-derived creams and topicals.In a Sept. 10, 2019 press release, the FTC said: “It is illegal to advertise that...